Good 60º smokey morning.
Yesterday we topped at 92º and the smoke stayed horrible all day. By 7pm it was so bad I couldn't even see "my mountain" (Fielder Mtn.. looking south)
The sun was setting....
Picture of the day....
The scientific name of the Eastern Kingbird is Tyrannus tyrannus, or king of kings, quite the title for a bird smaller than a robin. But this little dynamo attacks any larger species that ventures too close to the kingbird’s nest, following and harassing until the intruder leaves the territory, then returning to a jaunty treetop perch with triumphant sputtering cries. Not even the mighty Bald Eagle is immune to the kingbird’s wrath.
Yesterday my pal Karen's son, Senator Herman Baertschiger, was on KAJO radio for an interview on his stand on the US Dept of Forestry, and Oregon Dept of Forestry in regards to the Chetco Bar Fire that has burned nearly 100,000 acres because of the department's policy on "let it burn". This fire started from lightening in July and at first was 1/2 acre. Just one retardant drop would have stopped it. But, nooooo... "let it burn" during the hottest (100º + temperatures and no chance of rain) time of the year. I wrote the Senator a note thanking him for his input.
The Senator knows a bit about firefighting, as he founded the HB Forestry LLC wildland fire fighting company almost 40 years ago......
I also wrote the Oregon Dept of Forestry giving them my input.
Here is what the KAJO page looks like...
Now you can go there www.kajo.com and in the top right corner it says "Listen", click on that, and you can get the live streaming.... Then to operate other things on your computer just use the "minimize" button ( -) in the top right of the site. This station is in Grants Pass. The live streaming gives local and national news and music. Really neat!!!
Later Dude and I took a ride into town so I could pick up some pain meds for his hip. He's still limping very badly. The med is Meloxicam ... anti inflammatory and pain relief.
I gave him some when I got home and he improved yesterday with less limping. YEAH!
Today is the special birthday of pal Cliff Kuehl....
With his birthday girl (8-19) .. Patty....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF!!!
Also today is the day my Maggie (Maggie the Poopsie Do) passed away in 2013. She is missed every single day!
^ with granddaughter Alex
Historically this date.............
1970 – Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western"guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
1996 – Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against theAmericans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
2006 – Natascha Kampusch, who is abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
...... this is an interesting story of her kidnapping and escape.
And births this date include....
1933 – Pete Wilson, American politician and former California Governor
1949 – Shelley Long, American actress
1949 – Rick Springfield, Australian singer and actor
Mug shot ... Malibu DUI 5-11
Who's your daddy?
Dinner was a quick microwaved Miracle Noodle dinner... heated the Pad Thai along with some peas.... and had a glass of wine!
https://miraclenoodle.com/ their products are sold on line from their site, or at WalMart, or at Amazon.com
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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