If you didn’t already have enough reasons for not relying on government transportation, here’s a good one.

The Leftists who run Western Washington have been attempting to get people out of their individually-owned vehicles, and into "public" transportation for years.  Their new "light-rail"/100-year-old technology choo-choo-train has been promoted twelve ways from Sunday, but of course the vast majority of citizens of this relatively low-density area still use their own private vehicles to …

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A windy day on Puget Sound

Last weekend, the Pacific Northwest had some very high winds, which caused power outages and fallen trees across roadways all around Western Washington.  I got in my car and headed down to the ferry dock in Edmonds, to see if I could capture the wind (well, not the wind, but maybe some effects!).  Here's some …

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Hillsdale College CCA, the Rest of the Story

Now that you have been welcomed to Detroit...  Saturday night, we went to the Big Boy restaurant just a block from our hotel, and walked both ways.  On the way, we saw this sign, and I just had to laugh.  You may know that hotels and restaurants everywhere are having trouble hiring enough workers to …

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Am I perspicacious or what?!

One issue of the Wall Street Journal proves, in two articles, that RushBabe49 is one smart cookie. My readers will know that I am totally against the governments of the world basically requiring car-makers to build and sell electric cars, deeming them "zero-emission" and the only way to stop "global warming", or "climate change", or …

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Annals of stupid electric vehicles, Philadelphia Edition

Over on the web site of the excellent publication, the Washington Free Beacon, I found what I think is the funniest (not funny ha-ha, but funny tragic) story so far this year.  It seems that the Philadelphia-area transit agency, SEPTA, purchased a bunch of battery electric buses from a company called Proterra.  The agency spent …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting away

Ahhh, getaways.  When you're retired, you can schedule a getaway whenever you want, since every day is a weekend.  However, I just had to do this one first, as a response to Tina's photo.  Hers was the outside, and mine is the inside of the Denver airport.  In 2015, we went to a Hillsdale College …

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Clean Energy? Not so fast.

We hear and read about the advent of so-called "clean energy" sources, which are scheduled to take over from dirty sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas all over the world.  The European Union, The USA, China, and many other countries are embarking on the energy transition with dispatch; banning internal-combustion vehicles, institution "cap …

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If the government of Paris is giving up on electric cars…

How can every single automaker plan to go all-electric?  This picture just blew me away.  It is from Twitter, but I could copy it without actually going to Twitter, which I despise. The description of the above situation is as follows: Green madness.  Electric cars belonging to the City of Paris.  No one will buy …

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Journey to the Olympic Peninsula

One of our favorite day trips, here in Northwest Washington State is a ferry ride and drive to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on the Olympic Peninsula.  In the afternoon on Friday, we headed down to the Edmonds Ferry Dock, to take our ferry ride to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula for the first leg …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #155: On the Water

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you can be "on the water" in moments, from most places.  We have the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, and numerous lakes and rivers within a short drive.  Silver Lake is less than five minutes from my house, and I never get tired of taking pictures of it.  Its …

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