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Flash Flood Watch issued June 01 at 1:38PM PDT until June 02 at 5:00AM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IDAHO PANHANDLE TODAY AND TONIGHT... .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT...AS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASE IN COVERAGE. THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE MOIST WITH THUNDERSTORMS

Late Afternoon

Hi80° Heavy Rain

Tonight

Lo58° Showers Likely

Tuesday

Hi71° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo54° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi79° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi86° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Cool it with the war metaphors

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This is not 1938. Bashar al-Assad is not Adolph Hitler. He lacks the ambition and the means. Barrack Obama is not Neville Chamberlain. John Kerry is not Lord Halifax. Rand Paul is not Robert A. Taft. It may be wise to oppose U.S. bombing of Syria in retaliation for its use of chemical weapons, or it may not, but raising the World War II metaphors by describing doubters as “appeasers” or “isolationists” only serves to elevate the issues beyond all reason. Using those particular labels is more than a sticks and stones issue. They belittle the horrors of the past to the point of irrelevance, and exaggerate the horrors of the present to the point of silliness.

“Appeasers” were the timid leaders of Europe in the fourth decade of the last century. They were mostly old men who 20 years before had sent their nation’s sons to the slaughter and gained nothing for it. As witnesses to a holocaust, with death burning in their collective memory, they were so fearful of a new war they only hastened the onset of the deadliest conflict in history by serving up innocent countries to their ravenous enemy.

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