Skip to main content

Really. It sucks being one of only a handful of Democrats up here in the Morongo Basin of the Mojave Desert. There are secret sympathizers, I know, but few in this deep deep red district will admit to an admiration for equality and tolerance, for government infrastructure and services or a willingness to pay a fair share of their income in order to pay for a civilized, educated public.

There are a lot more of us down in the Low Desert communities of the Coachella Valley. There must be; in 2012 the Coachella Valley sent Raul Ruiz to DC as their Congressional Representative.

Would you like to meet other Kossacks on a semi-regular basis in the Real World? Scary though that thought may be, a monthly meeting would allow us to exchange notes and tips on the activism within our communities and to meet other like minded political junkies in our area.

They say it starts to cool off around here after Labor Day, but they also say there is a man walking around on the moon. Just in case neither is true, how about meeting at the Food Court in the air-conditioned Westfield Mall on Saturday, Sept 20 at 1:00pm? (Westfield Mall at Monterey and 111 in Palm Desert)

Did you know that Palm Springs is home to the oldest wind farm in the US? Or that Duke Energy now owns the 21 MW solar array just outside the city limits of Twentynine Palms? Did you even know we had a solar array that could generate 21 megawatts of power?

21 Megawatt Solar Array
Twentynine Palms
Fun fact: After the last lake in the desert, Lake Cahuilla, evaporated, the Native Americans discovered shells from the ancient seabed, called conch. They called the area Conchia Valley, which then become Coachella — “the name means nothing,” he notes.

Palm Springs Life

Originally posted to Susan Grigsby on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics, Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks, Los Angeles Kossacks, San Diego Kossacks, and Coachella Kossacks.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site