Driving up the PCH1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco should be on every person's bucket list.
Having said that, if you happen to live in California you might want to consider finally making a move away from there. I say that because of the recent quakes and aftershocks that have hit the area. If you know anything about these things you know that there will be more to come.
Everyone knows that state is sitting on the San Andreas Fault and that the damn thing is unstable as hell. I know that folks from Cali accept earthquakes as an unfortunate bi-product of living in paradise--- kind of like the folks in Florida accept hurricanes, but why take the risk?
We actually had an earthquake here in Philly a couple of years a go, and it scared the s*** out of me. I can't imagine the folks in Cali living with the threat of that every day.
"Tonight's earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
An hour earlier, a magnitude-3.6 tremor struck the same area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quakes come on the heels of a magnitude-4.4 tremor that hit near downtown Los Angeles a week ago. It shook nearby buildings but did not cause significant damage.
Southern California has experienced relatively minor tremors since 1994 when a magnitude-6.7 quake killed dozens and caused $42 billion in damage. It now stands as the second-costliest disaster in U.S. history, after Hurricane Katrina."
Let us hope that these tremors stay "minor". As we all have learned over the past few years, Mother Nature can be very unpredictable.
Finally, I know that the GOP has a big push for minority outreach going on, and that they are doing everything to at least get you Negroes to pay attention to their message, but someone should tell their party chairman that picking a fight with Ebony magazine and calling them racist isn't going to help them with that effort.
Lemieux apologized for not looking more carefully at his photo, but then said she didn't care to hear anything he had to say. Preibus wrote that she "went on to deride those who were criticizing her as 'a house full of roaches.'"
Lemieux had tweeted, "I forgot that tweeting something about a Conservative is like leaving a cookie out in a house full of roaches and turning off the lights." There was definitely a swarm of internet activity about it.
Many on the right are now arguing that Ebony supports racism, particularly, black (liberal) on black (conservative) racism. At The Daily Beast, Ron Christie, a black conservative, called the Lemieux/Williams Twitter exchange "another disgusting display of racism — once again at the hands of a supposed enlightened black person attacking a black conservative for his political beliefs."
Emphasis added. Note that half the controversy here is that she mistakenly called him white. He then calls Lemieux's comment a "slur" and quotes from Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech to drive his point home. The Daily Caller called it an "attack" as well, and Town Hall's headline read "Ebony Editor Questions RNC Staffer's Ethnicity," which implies that she contradicted his assertion that he is black, instead of apologizing for being unaware, which is what actually happened.
"Attacking someone for his or her race, heritage or political views is the very thing Ebony has worked to discourage," Priebus writes. That argument will appeal to black Republicans, whose right-wing convictions are sometimes unfairly challenged by the left. Allen West and Clarence Thomas, two noteworthy black Republicans, have publicly said as much. To everyone else, however, black-on-black racism seems like a stretch. While Lemieux was definitely dismissive of conservatives, especially Ben Carson, her tweet doesn't rise to the level of racism described above.
Ebony, in a statement titled "Diversity of Thought," said Lemieux displayed a "lack of judgment on her personal Twitter account" and "apologize(d) to Raffi Williams and the Black Republican community." Several black writers found this apology surprising and/or embarrassing.
The RNC's insistence on an apology (which they got), "not just for making assumptions about (the staffer's) race but more importantly for dismissing black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse," is not going to work on their target demographic — black people — mainly because they're trying to paint an ideological prejudice against conservatives as a racial one." [Source]
"Ideological prejudice"? Yes. "Racial prejudice"? Not so much.
Big difference, Reince. Big difference.