Gray (out) Davis; we recalled his ass and tossed him out; effectively ending his political career.The wiki tries to pretty that up with statements about him fast tracking a power plant build and trying to blame Enron.He vetoed legislation that would have given undocumented immigrants free tuition for community college. Dozens of people were detained and plainclothes police beat journalists, destroying or confiscating their equipment. 4) Angry mobs in riot are not prone to productivity and the entire economy suffers (see current events in Greece…).

Davis signed into law several controversial measures during the closing weeks of the recall campaign, including one granting drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens. Several hundred people remained overnight, holding a sit-in and blocking traffic.

Davis also signed legislation requiring employers to pay for medical insurance for workers and legislation granting domestic partners many of the same rights as married people. Scores of riot police moved to disperse the demonstrators in the early morning hours today, beating some with rubber batons and shooting water cannons to force the crowd to leave. Any politician is likely to become “fair game” to the mob.

I note that they are still 2 C lower than the record, and that is from early in the warming out of the 70s New Little Ice Age Scare.

(So much for “warmest ever”…) Note, too, that the people are having “angry protests” and they are aimed squarely at those in the government and the utility company.

Oh, and did I mention that I worked in the warehouse of a peach cannery where cans from the cooker went overhead (240 F exit temp) and fork lifts blew radiator heat on us and there was no A/C? They know that it is the power outages that’s harming them and that the weather is “typical” even if cyclical.

Clearly laying blame at the feet of those responsible for the unreliable electric supply.

Anyone pushing for electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket” and for grid instability via too much wind and solar ought to keep that in mind.

I would also point out that when California had unstable electricity thanks to the works of Democratic Gov.

The simple fact is that Enron could only exist because of the idiotic law Democrats passed that mandated we buy all electricity on the “spot” market and could not enter long term contracts nor could the power company own generation capacity. Yerevan, Armenia: Riot police in the Armenian capital early today used water cannon to disperse several hundred demonstrators protesting a government hike in electricity prices, an AFP journalist reported.

Davis’ second term, which lasted only ten months, was dominated by the recall election. On Monday some 4,000 protesters marched towards the presidential palace to protest against a 16-per cent hike in power tariffs for households, accusing President Serzh Sarkisian’s government of failing to stem poverty in the landlocked Caucasus nation.

Hot weather is not unusual during the summer months in Pakistan, but prolonged power cuts seem to have made matters worse, our correspondent reports.