Hot and humid, although with the way my joints feel, we’re due for a change in the weather.
Yesterday was hot (104F in the sun in my driveway) but fairly comfortable if you just sat in the shade with the breeze. Not so comfortable if you were working outdoors.
At swim practice I was chatting with a friend, one of the other dads, and the subject of security and sketchy neighbors came up. I gave him some advice on cameras and we talked about his new neighbors. Like mine, several unrelated or partially related groups living in the same house, making noise, disrupting the neighborhood. Like mine, also finding that intimidation doesn’t work, and the cops do come when we call for ‘nuisance’ complaints. And yes, we both plan to monitor and if necessary harass the renters until they decide to leave. Time for them to conform to and accommodate OUR cultural norms.
Other places, like Atlanta and Seattle, are going to get a lesson in what happens when you abandon the rule of law. The good citizens will either leave, or they will take action.
I mentioned to my wife that I thought we’d have Republic of Texas passports within ten years. She laughed and thought I was kidding. I’m not. I’ll even go so far as to say +5, -3 years as bounds. Ten years is a long time. Literally anything can happen. We won’t be the only breakaway either.
We’re not going back to ‘normal’ either.
Dinner was leftovers. Almost cleared the fridge.
Gotta make room for more. More stuff, more skills, more connections. If you don’t recognize your City Councilperson/Alderman/etc and Mayor on sight, and know your local state and federal Representatives by name, you need to do some homework. Who is your Sheriff? Who is your Chief of Police? Do you have an opinion about their politics and competence in their jobs? Do you know your State DA? What about Attorney General? All politics is local, so start there. Vote in the mid term and off year elections. Talk to someone and find out which Judges to vote for or against. If you have kids, start paying attention to your school board. These are the politicians that will have the most impact on your life, and over whom you have the most control. Use it.
And keep stacking, this is far from over.