Roaring Raining Rapids
Big storm radar image from weatherunderground
that arrived is relentlessly battering against my bedroom window as I
am comfortably sitting up in my nice warm bed. Evidently, when we get
one of these atmospheric rivers in November-December, it is very unusual.
the waves of rain on Saturday, I took a few pictures of the storm
battered flowers along the driveway. In addition to the rain, there have
been strong winds with gusts of 40 mph. The roses that were open, got a
bit tattered and torn.
There is awesome beauty in the storm and it’s effect on the areas it touches.
on the ground are being strongly affected by the one above, and
flooding to the south of Redding is likely. The various creeks and
streams that feed the Sacramento river are already swollen and are
expected to reach flood stage on Sunday.
the areas that were scarred by last summer’s wildfires will be adding
mud and debris to the mix. There is a possibility that the Atmospheric
river will increase in intensity and duration, in which case the
results could be devastating to Sacramento and the Central Valley.
the Republicans have been getting rich on the money spent to fight wars
intended to protect their oil interests. They don’t like the idea of
paying taxes on their ill gained profits and are trying to find ways to
keep the tax cuts for the wealthy from expiring. They expect to raid the
social security trust to get the money pay for their folly.
no attempt to legitimately fund the wars. The Republican administration
simply went to war. This saddled the country with massive amounts of
debt, while at the same time creating record profits for the Republican
defense contractors, and the generals that work for them.
They are flooding the media with the fairy tale of the “Fiscal Cliff”.
This was a deadline they gave themselves to motivate congress to reach a
budget consensus by the end of the year. They would like to squeeze the
money out of the poor, the disabled, and the elderly.
owned media is cooperating by creating the impression that people on
social security, disability, unemployment, and welfare, are just lazy
moochers who live like kings on the taxpayers dime. Some Fox News
watchers actually believe this tripe.
a picture of Friday’s dinner. It is Sunday’s dinner, too. I can get two
meals out of one of the Trader Joe’s dinners from the refrigerated deli
section. This one has broccoli, two pieces of chicken-like substance,
and penne pasta with some sort of sauce. I like to eat one of these
every couple of months or so.
The tangerine fairy left these citrus treats outside my door. That was a nice surprise.
all of you who live downstream are prepared for the possibility of
floods. The precipitation that falls on the mountains will not be
staying as snow with these warm tropical moisture storms, but the heavy
accumulations of rain will run down the mountainsides in torrents,
filling the streams, rivers, and waterways below.
Today’s Silky Video;
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