“And Then There Were None” — English writer Agatha Christie
So it goes on our vocal, local right-wing blogs. The lastest “CA escapee,” as Rebane’s Ruminations reports is Rich Ulery, who served as a longtime chairman of the Nevada County Republican Central Committee.
For Rich, “greener pastures” is Pima County, Ariz., which Rich boasts “has negligible unfunded pension liabilities. I suspect Nevada County is still hovering close to $200 million.” (In fact, this is a problem in Arizona too).
But it gets better. In the comment section, I noted the cost of running an air conditioner 24/7. After making another “fat” joke, “Gregory” wrote: “Swamp coolers are very effective in AZ,” adding “I’ve relatives in Arizona, and the family house of many years was in a development in the middle of Tucson that didn’t have paved roads, just the local sand.
“Kept it much cooler in the heat of the day and it cooled off nicely after the sun went down.”
In fact, “Mr. Science,” even Arizonans are fed up with swamp coolers. The “sometimes noisy, always drippy” swamp coolers “were common in neighborhoods across the region starting in the 1940s, but have been in sharp decline since the late ’80s, as the Arizona Republic observes.
And then there’s living in a neighborhood without paved roads, just local sand. This doesn’t sould like a “dream retirement lifestyle” to me, but to each his own.
You can’t make up the stuff that appears in our local right-wing blogs, justifying a rigid political ideology. Of course, our politics are “purple” now and getting bluer, and that’s what eats at this shrinking demographic.