As of 1315 Eastern today.
Short of something completely unanticipated, the election is going to take place based on how people plan to vote now. I don't think many will change their positions at this point.
If Trump wins, there's a chance to bring the country back, and to correct the ills inflicted by 8 years of catastrophic Democratic control of the government. If Hillary wins, it's over. The Republican Party is so broken and fragmented now, that it will not be able to oppose the Dems again if it loses this presidential election. After 8 more years of Democratic exploitation, there won't be any coming back.
So tomorrow will determine the future of the country, once and for all. The whole system was originally intended to prevent seizure of power by one party. I have to wonder how it came to this.
North Georgia is burning. The smoke is so bad that people with respiratory problems are being told to stay inside.
Virtually every county in North Georgia either has a wild fire going now, or has had one recently. Big fires are burning up near the state line in North Carolina. Part of it is the drought, which is the worse one we've had since I've lived here. It just came out of nowhere, we were over our rain average in June and July, but now we are setting new records for the number of days without measurable precipitation. Wells are starting to go dry, creeks and even rivers are dried up. The lakes are turning into mud flats.
In this map, the darker the color, the worse the drought.
This weekend a big fire started on the mountain next to my mountain. That one is higher, and larger, than our mountain. The Appalachian Trail runs through it and apparently the fire started on the trail itself.
|photo by E. Haggart|
|photo by county fire department|
This started spreading fast, and it was headed our way. For awhile, it looked like this was going to be the one we've always worried about. Wasn't much I could do but sit by the scanner, and call the county dispatch office for an update when it sounded like it might be time to head out. However, the fire was in the national forest, and the Forest Service diverted helicopters from a fire in Cherokee County. With their help, the fire was finally gotten under control and this morning it's out. There are some very big ones burning West , North and North East of us right now, but they don't threaten us at the moment.
At least life is not boring these days.
On the good news front: Janet Reno is dead!
This was a truly vile and evil person. The world is a better place today.