Friday, August 14, 2020

Heavy Clouds and the End of USPS

Do you ever get songs stuck in your head?  I do, all the time.  The song for this week is "Heavy Clouds, but No Rain" by Sting.  He's one of my favorite artists, you can hear him play it here.  This week we've had significant build ups, dark skies and zero precipitation.  It's very frustrating.  We get some nice clouds, but that's it.

My bougainvillea is blooming.  It also wilts about once a week, so I put a five gallon bucket full of water on it.  

This was taken from the top of Sentinel Peak.  Doesn't this look like a rain maker?  But, no - no rain.

Last night was really pretty.  The setting sun was bright, lighting up the foliage like a spotlight against the dark sky.

This is the setting sun lighting up Little Cat Mountain.  People in Colorado laugh when we call these mountains, but it's what we've got.  Note the lightning that I accidentally photographed.

Finally, the obligatory sun set.

Do you know what the orange wombat's stooge, DeJoy, is doing?  He is PHYSICALLY dismantling the Post Office.  Sorting equipment is being removed from multiple post offices.  Shelves used as work surfaces are being removed.  Mail boxes, MAIL BOXES, are being removed from Democratic areas.  Bozeman and Missoula are two left leaning areas where mail boxes are being taken.  Montana has become a swing state.  USPS has told Washington and Pennsylvania that their deadlines for requesting and mailing ballots are unsupportable under the current conditions.  Washington is a mail only state, there is no backup. (Update to post:  Now USPS is saying it's 46 states and the District of Columbia).  They're removing mail boxes in Portland, another Democratic stronghold.  NYC is losing mail boxes.

This is a headline from the WAPO yesterday - the wombat is not even hiding what he's doing.  First he guts the post office, forcing people to vote in person.  He has already acquired a fleet of lawyers to challenge votes everywhere.  He really is stealing the election in plain sight.

And yet, he and Melania have sent away for their absentee ballots, using Mar-a-Lago, a business, as their home address.  I guess he's right, mail in ballots are ripe for corruption, his.

Gutting the USPS is also an issue for people who get drugs by mail.  People are being warned that the time for drugs to arrive may be two weeks.  Many drug plans only let people order a week in advance.  This is particularly bad for the elderly and vets as well as people in the rural areas.

I'm losing my will to live, I just can not believe the things that are happening in this country.  A judge has ruled that the top two people in DHS, Wolf and Cuccinelli, are occupying their offices illegally.  Every decision they've made about caging children or tear gassing protesters has been illegal because they should not be in those jobs. What do we hear from the DOJ? Crickets.  If that man is not voted out, this country is over. 


  1. Crikey, mate. You realize that you are horribly insulting wombats, don't you? Marsupials may be less-evolved mammals, but have you ever heard a marsupial say Yo! Semite?

  2. I am just so sad. Every day he just gets more corrupt. And brazen.

  3. I needed a new song in my head and I love Sting. Haven't listened to that one in a while. Thanks! This one has been with me for weeks and as much as I like it I want it to stop!

    I can't even comment on the post office dismantling, it's just so tragic and unbelievable.

  4. Allison, I have no answers except to hope the returning Congress takes charge.

  5. Congress HAS to intervene in this Post Office mess. That's all there is to it.

    Nice shot with the lightning! Luck is a key component of many good pictures.

  6. Beautiful nature shots. I just can't comment on the rape of the USPS. It makes my blood boil. I agree with every word you say. If Trump manages to steal this election, well, I just can't go there. We would leave the US again in a hurry, except, well, COVID -- and my family. There is simply no other alternative than a BLUE WAVE.

  7. Your photos are wonderful. As for the rest, i'm with you on every word, thought, feeling. how??