WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years. Residents in the state's largest city were spared from falling ash, though fine gray dust fell Monday morning on small communities north of Anchorage.I'll be honest, I think governing is too important a task to give to Republicans any more. They just can't do it as they lack any connection to the real world and it's issues.
"It's coming down," Rita Jackson, 56, said Monday morning at a 24-hour grocery store in Willow, about 50 miles north of Anchorage. She slid her fingers across the hood of her car, through a dusting of ash.
Ash from Alaska's volcanos is like a rock fragment with jagged edges and has been used as an industrial abrasive. It can injure skin, eyes and breathing passages. The young, the elderly and people with respiratory problems are especially susceptible to ash-related health problems. Ash can also cause damage engines in planes, cars and other vehicles.
Honestly, I can't think of a single important issue on which the Republicans have been on the correct side for a decade, if not more. Which is why I left them in dust in 2000 and hadn't been "staunch" for years prior... Too much stupidity. Too much religion. Too much ignorance.
Government, a well run government, is necessary for the common good. And that means things like taxes, scientific research, public projects and, for Christ's sake, dropping the imperial ambitions we've taken on the last few decades.