I was suppose to be off duty Monday (18 Dec 17), but a coworker called-in sick.
Just before 8 AM, I was about to grab my breakfast when we got the first phone call reporting the derailment of what turned out to be Amtrak #501.
We activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within several minutes. Shortly afterwards, our local news agencies were running continuous coverage, and about 20 minutes later, the incident made national news.
Initially, the Seattle Times reported several dead after Amtrak train, traveling over 80 mph derailed from a bridge on to I-5.
Due to the constricted terrain around the "I-5 Corridor" traffic detours were circuitous routes that had commuters travelling miles out of their way and caused backups on country roads and city streets. I was lucky in that it only took me 20 extra minutes to get home that night.
Yesterday, it was determined that the Amtrak train was travelling over 50 mph over the limit when it derailed at the curve over I-5.
I-5 Southbound will remain closed as NTSB continues its investigation.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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While I was either at work, or engaged in pre-Christmas activities (decorating the house, shopping for presents), news broke that there was in fact meddling in the 2016 election.
But said meddling doesn't jive with the libtard media's RussiaRussiaRussia narrative.
Instead, there's mounting evidence of 2016 election meddling coming from swamp-dwellers within the FBI.
Sometimes it takes an outsider to explain things more clearly. Canadian Mark Steyn gives us a Top 10 of the co-dependents of the "independent" counsel.
Last night, Sean Hannity and his guest discussed the G-Mens' collusion with Clinton.
But the problem goes beyond election finagling.
Paul Joseph Watson's latest video highlights the Left's attempts, on both sides of the Atlantic, to derail the will of the people.
When all this was unfolding, I mentioned to Comrade Karla that we've reached banana republic levels of corruption.
I thought our government was better than this.
I guess I was wrong.
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Friday, December 1, 2017
Well we're now in the final month of The Triggering Season, which started with Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly Columbus Day), followed by Costume Outrage Day (formerly Halloween), and have just passed the Day of Mourning (formerly Thanksgiving).
The Holidays (formerly Christmas and New Year) are rapidly approaching.
Dennis Prager masterfully deconstructed the leftists' fetish of using the phrase "Happy Holidays" in this year-old video.
Personally, I use the term "Happy Holidays" when greeting people I don't know, or will probably never see until after New Year's Day. So I do use it as an inclusive term, but not in the manner leftists want me to.
Plus I'm more likely to use the expression the closer we get to Christmas Day. It sounds ridiculous to cling to the expression "Happy Holidays" when you're out and about on Christmas Eve.
And it irks me that leftists are Hell-bent on eradicating the word "Christmas" from the calendar and from every social function that occurs within the month of December.
Best wishes to all of you this Christmas Season.