I am thinking that repentance has not yet set in, per Adam’s recent post. She has not yet seen that her sin is real.
Senator Thomas Udall of New Mexico, who has already gained notoriety for supporting a constitutional amendment to limit the protections afforded by the First Amendment, has now come out in favor of sweeping new regulations on the chemical industry.
Though not particularly comfortably.
Turns out there was no fistula, just deep-seated infection of uncertain etiology requiring thorough debriding. His Majesty will be sore for a while.
I mean physically. He’s usually sore in the other sense.
This story doesn’t say if the over-voltage would have knocked out older style electric meters (non-smart).
The surge was enough (in terms of voltage and duration) to overwhelm/jump across: (a) additional transformers “downstream”, (b) the homes’ main circuit breaker and (c) the individual circuit breakers and (d) go on to blacken wall receptacles. So I would suppose that a surge that large would still have blown out the older “dumb” meters too. (more…)
[Following are the final two paragraphs from James Thurber’s “Sex Ex Machina” which first appeared in The New Yorker, March 13, 1937.]
I should like to end with the case history of a friend of mine in Ohio named Harvey Lake. When he was only nineteen, the steering bar of an old electric runabout broke of in his hand, causing the machine to carry him through a fence and into the grounds of the Columbus School for Girls. He developed a fear of automobiles, trains, and every other kind of vehicle that was not pulled by a horse. (more…)
Is now planning a Potemkin village. No, really.
His Majesty: “No competent bureaucrat would be that honest.”
I say. Can you believe that 6.5 million Americans are over 112 years old? The Wooster constitution is dashedly constitutional and all, what? but I don’t have even one living aunt that old.
It almost makes me skeptical about this newfangled National Health Service.
This would be problematic even if people didn’t lie and game the system.
His Majesty: “I must meet this Glenn Reynolds. We seem to think alike at times.”
New ideas that are also good are pretty hard to come by, given how long humanity has been gleaning the vineyard.
New ideas that are bad are a dime a dozen.
Therefore, most new ideas are going to be bad ones.
Therefore, the taste for novelty is a destructive thing.
And by “old liberal” I mean something a lot closer to classical liberal.
His Majesty: “Bah. Don’t be deceived by what appear to be hopeful signs. Resistance is futile.”