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  1. 1 amk for obama
    June 20, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  2. 2 desertflower
    June 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    GOP…guns over people. We will never stop fighting for what’s right….

  3. June 20, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    TOD’rs at The Frederick Douglass House:

  4. June 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    their pain……..the gutless NRA shills.

  5. June 20, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Bringing this over from the previous thread

  6. 13 hopefruit2
    June 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    First time I agree with Chris Cillizza about anything…

  7. 15 desertflower
    June 20, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Feature, not a bug.

  8. June 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Regarding Luke Russert’s tweet: Too bad Republicans could care less. $$ trumps tears.

  9. 17 GGAIL
    June 20, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    My apartment complex is across the street from part of the mountain in Duarte. I saw flames crawling down the side of the mountain when I turned into my complex. My unit is in the rear of the Complex. I am anxious. We are on alert of possible evacuation. I have my suitcase on my sofa and my meds in my travel bag from our trip…just in case…

    I’ve never been this close to a mountain fire.

    • 18 Daiseymay
      June 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Praying that you will be safe and spared from harm.

    • 20 arapaho415
      June 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Oh, GGail, sorry to hear the fire is so close to you!

      It’s finally cooled down to below 100F now — 89F, but still too damn hot.

      What a welcome home for you, after such a wonderful vacation with fellow TODvillers. 😦

      Doubt if you’ll get much sleep, but the firefighters really DO know what they’re doing with inhuman stamina and fierce dedication. Heard on the radio that water-dropping will continue overnight. Despite the heat, we can be grateful that it’s not windy now.

      You’ll be fine — fires are drawn upslope and burn much more slowly (if at all) downslope, if there’s no Santa Ana winds pushing them downhill.

      ((( GGail )))

      • June 21, 2016 at 12:38 am

        Gail, big hugs to, and prayers for, you. It could be worse — you could be out on the fire line, equiped with nothing more than an e-tool (entrenching tool)… In September 1978, I was out on the fire line digging fire breaks… My warm welcome to southern California…

        • 22 arapaho415
          June 21, 2016 at 1:44 am

          OMGosh, Alycee, that was the year that an (arson) fire swept from the Ventura freeway to the ocean and destroyed hundreds of homes on Broadbeach!

          I remember that so well because I was working at a bank on Pt. Dume (just west of where Kanan meets PCH), and that was the windiest day of the year — wind so strong it was had to stand in. What started out as a tiny wisp of smoke around noon was burning down the hillside to the ocean by 3:30 pm.

          All those homes lost on Broadbeach, over 300 if memory serves me well. Burned down to their foundations. 😦

          Wow, what an introduction to Cali — what an arduous job and heroic on your part. Love you even more now. oxoxo

          • June 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

            Not heroic; forced participation. Fire watch was an additional duty at Camp Pendleton; we were assigned for a month.

            • 24 arapaho415
              June 21, 2016 at 9:19 am

              GM Alycee.

              Thanks for connecting the dots…

              Knew you are a military veteran, but didn’t recall that you were Semper Fi, which of course requires grueling endurance.

              But still, Sep-Oct is the height of SoCal’s fire season, and is the worst month for fire-fighting duty must be the hardest of any time of year (only bright side I can think of is it’s not raining, LOL), and 1978 was a bad year for fires.

              Kudos to you and to vets everywhere.

    • 25 amk for obama
      June 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Jeez. Be safe. You should pack your meds, ID cards, credit cards, bank books, car keys first. Turn off your gas.

      • 26 GGAIL
        June 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm

        Yup. Done. No gas, all electric

        Thanks y’all

        Not the adventure I wanted today. I’m sleepy & tired from too much fun and then work today.

        Drats! (and y’all know that’s not the word I’m using at the moment)

        • 27 amk for obama
          June 20, 2016 at 11:52 pm

          fingers crossed.

          • 28 GGAIL
            June 20, 2016 at 11:55 pm

            I’m going to walk to the front of the complex and check things out.


            • 29 arapaho415
              June 21, 2016 at 12:19 am

              Hope you’re seeing the fire now helps, but keep in mind fires look so much more alarming at night — during the day the smoke obscures the flames, but at night you can see them.

              When I was in high school there was an enormous fire (over 100K acres) that had started miles away — at night it seemed everything to the east was on fire, but in reality the fire didn’t really come that close to where I lived. Very scary though.

              So sorry for this ordeal for you — I’m always exhausted after a cross-country trip, and you’ve squeezed in a day at work to boot. Sending positive energy to Duarte and all nearby areas.

              • 30 GGAIL
                June 21, 2016 at 12:27 am

                Thanks Arapaho 😊
                I didn’t go up the street. I would never go to sleep if I saw the fire tonight.
                KTLA online is up to date with info

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Oh my goodness, GGail. Stay safe.

    • June 20, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Oh my gosh, GGail. These fires are absolutely frightening and I’m so sorry you’re so close. I hope it doesn’t happen but DO be prepared. And be sure to check in with us every step of the way.

    • 35 MightyPamela
      June 20, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      _/|\_ {{{{{ GGail }}}}} _/|\_

    • 37 sjterrid
      June 21, 2016 at 2:58 am

      I’m so sorry you are so close to the fire, GGAIL, Prayers for you and your neighbors. Please stay safe.

  10. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2016 at 11:48 pm

  11. 39 GGAIL
    June 21, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Currently the temp in Monrovia is…93F at 9:15pm PST

    There is a nice breeze, but the smoke looks like fog.

  12. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Makin’ memories … Two youngest grandchildren are visiting for the summer. My 15 y/o grandson walked down to my house from his Dad’s to watch for the Strawberry Moon with me (hidden by cloud cover), and he and I sat on the front porch to chat about it and other things – what a grandmother moment! We reminisced about the time he and I watched what we thought was AF1 overhead with President Obama on it, flying out of the local airport a couple years ago. And we talked about my grandson’s 6’4″ height and current shoe size and his final report card and how it matched or did not match mine in 9th grade (I bet him every year he can’t top it, since I still have mine) and how XL (L as in long) t-shirts sometimes aren’t available at concerts (although his older sister bought him one when she picked him up and took him to a concert a couple weeks ago) and the delicious ice creamy treat he got when they went to the store and how easy he thought Algebra was and all the things he dissected in Biology last school year and how he could never remember the names of the three triangles (we both got isosceles although I mispronounced it) and how he only knows the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper although Dad knows many more of them and even taught me to look for Orion’s Belt in 2008, which I swear I never heard of before in my life.

    And stuff like that. So, I’m thinking about going to sleep early, ’cause you can’t top it. Goodnight, TODville!

  13. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2016 at 1:03 am

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