Transition? Contact GSA!

November 17th, 2020

Emily Murphy’s email and the Government Service Administration (GSA) contact page are working again, so you can contact her!

GSA Contact Form

Or if that’s not working (and just now it looks like it’s down again, as down as the White House comment line, it’s been chugging along for 15 minutes now):

Why? Because she’s the one who has to sign the “transition papers” for Biden’s administration so the transition team can start work. She’s supposed to be an independent signer but instead she’s furthering the denial of the Mango-in-Chief.

Trump appointee refuses to sign document allowing Biden transition to officially get to work: report

I first tried the GSA site, and her email when the GSA site didn’t work, back on November 9, and the email bounced, “too much traffic” it said… so I tried again on the 12th, both the “Contact” form, which did come up, and a direct email. Got this form response — so it did get through:

She’s getting the message, well, a message:

The Trump Appointee Blocking Biden’s Transition Is Reportedly Trying to Line Up a New Job for 2021

… but if she did her job, that might help her get another!

Here’s how transitions work:

Presidential Transition Act Summary

What’s the Center for Presidential Transition… hmmmmm… damned if they don’t have that front and center on their home page!

Comments on Grant County Solar EA

November 16th, 2020

Comments are due RIGHT NOW on the Environmental Assessment for the Grant County Solar, LLC project before Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission.

Here’s the Environmental Assessment and the PSC’s determination that no EIS is needed (HA! We know better!):

And so here are the Grant County Intervenors comments, just filed:

Whew, long day… and another tomorrow!

COVID increases in SE MN

November 11th, 2020

COVID is on the rise in Minnesota, hospitalizations are far above the first wave peak:

Hospital beds, STAFFED hospital beds, ICU beds, are running short, per Gov. Walz’ presentation yesterday:

Here’s the snapshot in Goodhue County:

From the County:

Goodhue County issues pandemic appeal to stop community spread

And DOH:

The most effective ways to reduce the spread of the virus are to limit in-person gatherings, wash hands, stay at least six feet away from others, and to wear a face mask every time you are around people from outside your household.

Want to know how intense COVID is in your county, and the relative risk of a COVID infected person in a gathering? Check this out (I set it at 25, because if you go to a store, it’s easy to have 25 people in the area):

The Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line is in the news — federal court hearing was yesterday… and a most interesting admission by ATC’s attorney Brian Potts:

Brian Potts, an attorney for ATC with the Madison office of international firm Perkins Coie, noted Monday that his client is not actually going to use the transmission line and is only building it for a rate of return over the next 40 years, comparing the situation to entities that build and operate highways for public use.

Got that? “… only building it for a rate of return over the next 40 years…” That’s what we’ve been arguing since CapX 2020! It’s NOT needed!

Read the article here:

Federal Judge Hears Challenge to Massive Multistate Power Line

tRump’s “1776 Commission”

November 6th, 2020

Attempt at historical revision:

One more Executive Order to be undone by the Biden administration.