When the storm hit and knocked out power to the region, I took Archie up to his daughter in WVa. She had power, and AC, and I was happy to do it. Archie could sweat in the engine room of a Victory ship in 1944 at age 18, but he did his part then, and at age 85 he doesn't need the aggravation of a sweltering home.
Montgomery County Maryland, under Pepco, has at LEAST one major week long outage yearly. You can find more reliable electricity in Sierra Leone or Belize.
But on out way North out of the area on Interstate 270 we had to pull over. Lights and sirens behind us. Presidential motorcade heading out of DC. Park police car followed by a plethora of black vans with tinted glass and black Chevy Suburbans. Hd to pull over in stop and go traffic and get the hell out of THEIR way. Heading up to Thurmont and Camp David, certainly. Almost certainly the President took Marine 1, and that was staff that passe me, but still... President needed a vacation.
What did THAT guy do? Did he sweat it out in the Pacific beating back the Japanese hearing mines bump up against the hull and PRAYING they didn't explode? Don't they have generators at the White House? You HAVE to flee the city in its hour of need? Pitiful. Think of us poor benighted peasants!
A parable on taxation - You only get the green stuff that you can actually reach. It's amazing how many Smart™ people in politics simply don't get this concept.
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