October 20, 2013 (San Diego) So the shutdown is over, and we are going back to normal. Yet, it is not situation normal. The GOP was deeply damaged and the civil war is hardly over.
In the meantime we have a local mayoral election to content with, and we are all looking forwards to voting. We also know that Bob Filner took the plea bargain and will have three months of home confinement and three years probation. He will no longer be able to run for any political office ever again. I suppose at 70 or so it is time to retire anyway.
This last tidbit, given San Diego history of driving Mayors who do not surrender to the power structure, did surprise me a tad. and personally I wish Filner a good retirement, and wish him well with the court mandated mental health care. I also wish (being curious about that period of his life) that he does write a memoir of his years not in Congress, but in the Civil Rights movement. Like him or hate him, he is a first hand witness to Freedom Summer.
Now lets take to an issue that is mostly off the headlines. That is Fukushima. The disaster is not over. In November they are thinking of moving the rods off Unit Two, something that has never been done. So we might have further releases, apart of the releases into the ocean we are still having. What we are doing to the environment is unprecedented, and I suggest you do pay some attention to this. I know that bio concentration of Cesium is starting to show in the food chain, and the question is how far it will go?
Now tomorrow more detail into any of this. This is just a note to my dear readers.