Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nuclear War

Well, we have finally achieved an enemy that s both crazy, and capable. New North Korea is targeting San Francisco. Frightening?

Wat a minute. There are some potential advantages here. They nuke San Francisco 
 and we bomb  Their capital.

Tit for tat. They lose their entire government, we lose Pelosi. I consider this a good trade off.  Just sayin.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Seasonal Changes

I think we can all agree that fall has arrived with a vengeance. From 80 straight days of heat and drought to heavy rain, hail and cooler temperatures... Overnight.

Now, once the fires are out we can prepare to bitch about rain, snow and  other nasty weather. By spring we will all pray for global warming again.

Boats are leaving Bayview in droves as cruising weather is gone. Staying of course are the fishing boats that are preparing for the fall Derby September 30-Oct 1st. See Ralph at 683-2218 for info and tickets.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Charities

There have been many criticisms of various charities during ts trying time with Harvey and Irma. I think some of the remarks about the Red Cross perhaps unwarranted.

When a disaster strikes, many new charities pop up, most of them legitimate, but not all. These temporary organizations disappear after the emergency is over.

Not so the Red Cross. While yes, there are permanent staff that are well paid, so would any standing business that had such wide spread links and functions. They do not invent themselves when an emergency happens, but are standing by fully prepared to jump in with all of their facilities, immediately.

Obviously, they have a higher overhead than the temps. We should try to examine all of the factors before demonizing some without solid facts.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Dreamers

There is much controversy regarding illegal immigrants that came to this country with their parents as young children. I woke up after a dream sequence a couple of days ago and before the president declared the program dead after 6 months. This gives congress ample time to either pass a law legitimizing these people who are now productive adults or not. These laws that were ignored by President Obama, but without the law permitting it should not have been done.

I am in favor of law abiding Dreamers being allowed to stay and either work or pursue an education. Having said that, congress needs to step up and do it's job.

It's poop or get off the pot time.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Weather Relief??

Weather relief may be just around the corner. While most of us revel in the nice weather sometimes happening after labor day weekend, it is not typical. Recently the long range forecast (Accuweather) said no rain until the 27th of September here in the North Idaho Panhandle.

Today a different story. Monday, September 11 shows a significant thunder storm followed by a day of rain and drizzle. This then follows a pattern of off and on rainy weather, punctuated by some sunny days.

The following week the day temps should fall into the '60's. Yeas, you heard me right. Bye bye, 90's.

We can only hope that this is true and some of the wild fires will drown.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

More Bayview W & S

I do not know the source of this artical but am publishing it for your information. I do not attest to it's accuracy.

 
NOTICE TO BAYVIEW SEWER CUSTOMERS -
Let it be known that the new board has voted to terminate the last remaining employee, who possess current licenses to operate all aspects of wastewater collection, treatment and land application as well as water distribution.
The BW & S board has now contracted with a water management company who does not hold licenses to operate the wastewater treatment site, and as such, this operation has been shut down months early and all waste water is being diverted to the leach fields, intended only for winter usage. The Department of Environmental Quality intervened, since the district was out of compliance with licensure requirements.
If you are concerned with this action, please come to the district Budget Hearing special meeting this Thursday at 3:30, Community Center.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Disembowled Bayview W & S

I was shocked yesterday when I learned that the longtime manager of the Sewer District quit his job about four months ago. Where was the news. It certainly rated a story in Bylines. Is it possible that only news that the writer agrees with is published?

Then on top of that, The only qualified person left, Reed, was dumped in favor of bringing in an outsider that has no knowledge of the infrastructure here.

I, at this point feel the board of directors are out of control. I deeply regret my vote and the backing of the two recent candidates. If there is a valid reason for this action, almost doubling the salary that Reed received, for a stranger, we need to hear  about it and right now. This appears to be power run amok.