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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #375 on: August 10, 2018, 05:50:34 PM »
Dear Windi,

Thanks for totally ignoring what I said right above this

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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #376 on: August 10, 2018, 06:07:55 PM »
I donít know anything about forestry, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

However, I did grow up in Southern California. I remember some bad fires when I was young (1970s).  I remember the sky being darkened from smoke.

The last couple of years I lived there, I moved from the beach to the backcountry of San Diego. I was also doing a lot of hiking. The foothills were covered with a very dense brush that was virtually impossible to hike through if there wasnít an existing trail. It did not rain much there, so this brush was very dry, and as I said, very thick. At the same time, the urban sprawl was building more and more homes into these canyons and foothills.

Even though it didnít rain much, I remember thunderstorms and lightning, but every time a storm caused a minor fire, the fire company was there to put it out immediately.  I also remember the hot and very dry Santa Ana winds in the fall. Seems like a *natural* time for a fire. I imagine that if the homes werenít there and we let the brush (and forests) burn every now and then, it wouldnít be as thick, and maybe each fire wouldnít be so massive and such a catastrophe.

Iím not making judgements. People have to live somewhere.

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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #377 on: August 10, 2018, 07:30:44 PM »
Dear Windi,

Thanks for totally ignoring what I said right above this

Yours truly,

the Brant

Dearest "the Brant",
it seems like forever since you last wrote me.
I think I was drinking Billy Carter Beer when I read your last letter.
I sometime wonder if you have forgotten me, you're biggest common folk fan.
Don't misunderstand, I love getting your letters, no matter how few and far between.
It will be a dark destitute world when I have recieved the last correspondence from you.
They are so pissy pithy and insightful, and wondrously easy to read - despite having a far too high syllable count for the likes of me.
There should, however, be more of them. They are as delightfully refreshing as a cold beer on a hot day.

I trust everything is well with you and your family and that with the new president, you are well on your way to financial sucess and freedom.
He seems like a strong upstanding fellow with good character and moral fibre. If I recall from the last letter, you were not as fond of Jimmy Carter as I, so I trust this new fellow will be much more to your liking.

Well, its getting dark now and soon I'll have to turn off the power and thus the lights and computer... gotta save at least my small corner of the world.

So I'll close with saying it was great getting your last letter. Please write me again real soon.


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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #378 on: August 10, 2018, 07:42:00 PM »
 :DD

Very glad I wasn't drinking a beverage when I read that.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #379 on: August 10, 2018, 08:41:32 PM »
Brant - blaming California's fiscal problems on forest stupidity is just part of the problem.  One of the reasons they don't allocate much in the way of funds is because of the eco-loon vote in California.

My brother is an arborist.  I drink regularly with a couple of forestry faculty.  They think what California does in forest management is just stupid (both the liberal and the conservative forester agree on this).

The Sierra Club and other eco-loon outfits control California.  All logging is evil.  Even logging to take out dead trees.  Especially if a road has to be built, somewhere. 

Californians pay a high price for their mono-government.  Super high taxes, electricity prices, gasoline prices and forest fires.  All of these are policy choices and they have consequences.

So yes, I believe that their state policy is driven by eco-loons.  I think it is an apt description for their actions.

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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #380 on: August 11, 2018, 09:28:21 PM »
If you guys can all stop injecting politics into basic complaints about the weather I will consider unlocking the thread
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #381 on: August 14, 2018, 07:22:43 AM »
unlocked for now. Keep the politics out of here
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #382 on: August 14, 2018, 09:17:12 AM »
Soooooooo,
what's your go to adult beverage for when the temps go ballistic?

1/. Frosty cold beer
2/. Rum and coke, heavily iced
3/. Sangria
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #383 on: August 14, 2018, 10:42:41 AM »
very, very cold cider
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #384 on: August 14, 2018, 12:17:22 PM »
Rum & Coke for me. Or maybe a Rum & Coke & Rum-- heavily iced.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #385 on: August 14, 2018, 02:30:11 PM »
No adult beverages for me, but I do like very cold cider.  O:-)

Or a cold cran-grape mix.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #386 on: August 14, 2018, 03:00:27 PM »
No adult pops for you JP?

I figured you for a pressed whiskey sour kinda guy.....
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #387 on: August 14, 2018, 04:54:57 PM »
He drinks the whiskey produced from the enemies he has pressed.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #388 on: August 14, 2018, 08:33:51 PM »
Water.  Cold.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #389 on: August 14, 2018, 08:43:50 PM »
^ Like his 'Revenge'.
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