NOEL 25 December 2009Posted by marisacat in California / Pacific Coast, Europe, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, San Francisco, Viva La Revolucion!.
London, UK: Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond park [Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters]
Well, the Greater Bay Area (it extends north of the Bay, into Napa Sonoma) managed to declare a “Spare the Air Day” for Christmas Day… SF Gate…. thus banning any fireplace or wood stove burning – of any solid fuel, wood, duraflame logs or other. Now I am not at all fond of wood burning stoves. The weather has to be still as can be and very very cold or I am in trouble right away. HOWEVER, this is some people’s only form of heat.
Fortunately we are having a very mild Christmas week…
I do love the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate reflected in the first three comments at SF Gate:
organ_donor12/24/2009 1:08:49 PM
An inspector cannot enter your home without a warrant. If you are cited, you can later fight the citation. Claim that you were burning candles in your fireplace, make them prove otherwise.
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Puffer12/24/2009 1:05:52 PM
F this, I will burn SOMETHING. And F the gov’t’s phony interest in our health. The gov’t is interested in making corporate honchos fat and happy, PERIOD. In fact, we are governed BY corporate hogs, and I am no longer an iota interested in succumbing to their dictates. Burn burn, burn at my house and the gazillions of whiny asthmatics can stay away and go inhale diesel fumes instead.
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ForASong12/24/2009 1:04:59 PM
Important message from PG&E: Burn our ga$ for Christmas, not that free firewood. It’s the American way.
Gave me a chuckle anyway……..
AND I see the woman who tackled Benny is the same one who tried last Christmas midnight mass. She had faith that if she kept trying God would help her. So obvious.