Friday, August 03, 2018
There's Nothing Happening Here
Woke up this morning and everything was gone.
Back to normal at ICE in Centennial.
Wow, was that ever exciting. /sarcasm
My goodness: not even any trash left over (in accordance with the enviro creed: take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints [and not even those!]). Nice job!
These ICE protests are soooo last week. What's going to be the newest outrage du jour?
"Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. 'I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,' he tweeted. 'If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.' ”
...that's an unconscionable failure to act by the authorities, isn't it? Whether they're ICE employees or McDonald's burger flippers, they're entitled to the same level of LE protection as any other person, no?
Last fall I was RV'ing around the Pacific Northwest (you can do that kind of thing when you're an old retired person)- I'd never been there before.
...north through Wyoming & Montana (Little Big Horn N.P. is an emotion-inducing experience), west on Hwy 2 around Glacier N.P. (road thru park was closed - fires & smoke), through Coeur d'Alene & over to Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula for a few nights (bypassing Seattle - I don't do cities), spent a day driving south to north on Whidbey Island & went over Desolation Pass, around to the Rain Forest N.P., and down to Astoria OR. Lovely town & the Maritime Museum is a must-see (and the Bowpicker fish & chips are a "must-eat"). Down to Tillamook (yes, I got cheese) and then east through the Cascades to Bend to visit a niece & her family. Down to Crater Lake, then east to home.
It's truly a beautiful part of our country*. Portland? Who cares. ;-)
* I have yet to find a non-beautiful part of our country!