Every week I think about things to write about and then when it gets to be Wednesday afternoon, my mind is overwhelmed with putting things up for publication and I am beat feet to just get this edition posted and can’t hit another key on the keyboard…. so this week I decided to start the lead in post early and say what I have to say before I’m too tired to write…. the only thing is I can’t think of anything that is clamoring to get out of my head…. let me see… Weiner… yeh, he should drop out. The police Chief Kessler in Texas… is he really part of a police department….
Oh, so that was written yesterday and here it is 4 p.m. on Wednesday and I am only waiting to get the Fringe’s stuff…. why is he always last minute… hopefully it will be worth the wait… at any rate… I was right I am tired and not wanting to write just get this edition up… oh yeh… it was worth the wait the Fringe and Gabby Fringette both go fishing… both fun to read…
Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race welcome to Downieville and Sierra County.
Today I was thinking about various jobs I have had over my career and what eye openers they were for me… one in particular was working for a plastic pipe manufacturer in southern California. Mind you, this was back in the early 60’s and has to do with a company hiring a large supply of immigrants, most of them not legal residents. There wasn’t the big discussion in those days about hiring non-citizens although there were laws. The production and total workers varied on the work load, depending on how big a production order was. I worked in personnel and payroll. It took me awhile, as I was young and dumb, to figure out the logistics of finishing a huge job and a sudden sweep of the factory by INS picking up “illegal” immigrants just before the payroll was due. The workers were summarily deported on buses back to Mexico. Most never got back and their pay was never collected. I wonder if that still happens. If someone is working but gets deported or held by INS what happens to the wages. Those workers are having taxes etc. withheld from their payroll checks and yet they can never collect social security or benefits if they are not citizens. I just wonder.
So this week’s photo is a Summer Dog Day by Mary Davey