Saturday, June 28, 2008

Perhaps the Governor would like to reconsider not purchasing that "super scooper" airplane now

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Enjoy the view while you can; by the time you read this, it will all be smoldering ashes. As I listened to the news, the number of fires statewide grew from 800 to a thousand to 1,200.

Last night, the historic Henry Miller Library in Big Sur was threatened, as firefighters closed more of Pacific Coast Highway.

photo by Craig Wolf

It's a great place to stick an atheist for a few minutes, then ask them if they might consider that God exists. Of course, now one would have to wait another 2,000 years --as the Big Basin fire cuts a swatch to the sea.

Even a camera klutz like me could almost take a photo this beautiful of the magnificent redwoods here.

I can't help but wonder how much of what remains of California's natural beauty might have been preserved, had the Governor not spent a dime trying to save a nickel when he vetoed the purchase of the "super scooper" planes that have proven their worth many times over (it shouldn't be long now before California could have bought one, at the monthly rate that the state has paid to lease them).

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