Weekend Open Thread: Hottest Day Ever in OC


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The hottest temperature ever recorded in Brea, which is Orange County’s furthest city inland (and which thus has least moderate climate), is apparently 110.7 degrees Farenheit.  That record is likely to be broken in a few hours, with a mid-afternoon high forecast of 113 degrees.

Because this temperature — 45 degrees Celsius, or nearly halfway from freezing to boiling — is laughably inappropriate for electronic equipment, the computer on which this week’s Weekend Open Thread is being composed would like to thank loyal readers for their patronage over the years.  It’s been swell — but all things must pass, sometimes with a sizzling sound.

This computer hopes that some future computer may be used to convey a simple photograph of its smoldering remains on some future Weekend Open Thread, placed there by its owner, who may spend today lounging in a swimming pool that he claims is inappropriate for computers.  (Just like a human to save himself and leave his trusted companion behind to fry.)

This is, as hinted above, your Weekend Open Thread.  This computer no longer cares what you do here, but others involved with this blog may.  May Providence protect our circuits.

P.S.: Global warming is real.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)