California speeds downhill… It’s come to this:

Nearly 800,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers are preparing for their power to be intentionally cut for what could be the largest deliberate power shut-off in California’s history.

A Red Flag Warning is being issued over the next few days with strong winds expected to make the risk of wildfire extremely high.

The outages are expected to start as early as Wednesday at midnight and could last until mid-day on Thursday. They may affect millions of people living in 34 counties.

Via Ed Driscoll who says, correctly:

I’m so old, I can remember when California was an aspirational place, and not a warning to the rest of America.

Indeed…. let’s call this what it is:

Every single one of California’s problems of late, including the Paradise and Camp fires (which this shutdown is obviously a reaction to) is directly attributable to governmental micro- mismanagement. Too many laws, too many regulations, not enough freedom and common sense.