When it is reported that “among the hundreds of people who handled the blackouts from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s emergency operations center, only a handful had any training in the disaster response playbook that California has used for a generation”—you know this is a nice way of saying:
The Associated Press found that, “The utility entered 2019 planning to ‘de-energize’ its aging electric grid during autumn windstorms, so that downed lines couldn’t spark a blaze. Yet among the hundreds of people who handled the blackouts from PG&E’s emergency operations center, only a handful had any training in the disaster response playbook that California has used for a generation, The Associated Press found.”
The emergency personnel managing the blackouts for the nation’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, delivers third-world quality service to California.
When the best-person-for-the-job ethos gives way to racial and gender window-dressing and to the enforcement of politically pleasing perspectives; things start to fall apart.
A spanking new bridge collapses, new trains on maiden trips derail, Navy ships keep colliding, police and FBI failure and bad faith become endemic, and the protocols put in place by a government ‘for the people’ protect offending public servants who’ve acted against the people.
You can be sure that the same fate awaits the task of contact tracing vis-a-vis COVID. It is a highly skilled endeavor, detective work, if you will. The South Koreans, for example, to it to perfection.
Contact-tracing, however, will be used as a job-creation opportunity for the government. Instead of merit-based appointments, state and federal authorities will make politically advantageous appointments .
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UPDATE I (11/1):
Exactly. Even Tucker, commiserating with fleeing Californians, failed to mention that they pollute every other locality at which they arrive. Idaho, apparently, is getting toxic. How low IQ can you get? Escape a place due to x, y, z; replicate x, y, z in new home.
I was in the vanguard of the Cal-Exodus. The trouble with a lot of my fellow refugees: they forget to leave their Cali value system behind. Pretty soon the whole US will be Californicated. How to tell the bad eggs? Ask. If they say, “weren’t me, dude,” it probably was.
— Musil Protege (@rosenberger_ken) October 29, 2020
About 70,000 Cali "refugees" came to Colo. for several years in the mid-90s, seeking jobs and a better life for their families. But they also brought far-left ideas and "wants". Result: Colo. flipped from a balance of Dems and Repubs to hard-left Blue. Now, Colorado's a mess.
— WilliamBScottAuthor (@WilliamBScott) October 30, 2020
UPDATE II (11/05): Prop 16 in California may just fail, but, somehow, I think they’ll find a way to retain That Sinking Feeling.
?Have they had enough of a state collapsing into the black hole of #AffirmativeAction, @dbroockman? (It recently was reported that those strategizing over fighting fires are incapable of following established protocols.) https://t.co/NzUrxB2xjX
— ILANA Mercer (@IlanaMercer) November 4, 2020