We have a break from the past several hot days that had us thinking about turning on the air conditioning. We didn't do that but we did set up the window fan--just in time to not have to use it. By the weekend we should be back in the high 80s and low 90s. We also have a break from the persistent periods of rain. I think my plants will like the cooler but sunny conditions a bit more than the heat.
William Astore has a wonderful post at TomDispatch this morning. A good many of his points we have discussed here over morning coffee. It would be wonderful to think that we might be able to divert the USA from its path to becoming the USSR 2.0. But I think it would take the political equivalent to Paul's "road to Damascus" moment.
Oh, the games the politicians play. I shouldn't restrict that to politicians because, as Bardi, notes the coal and big oil companies were also eyeball deep in the shit.