Still standing…

Six days left. It appears Hurricane Sandy is the October Surprise folks have wondered about. The unexpected size and devastation in the super storm’s wake (it still hasn’t finished with the states, though the storm has finally dissolved across the lower part of Canada) leaves a lot of questions  unanswered. The storm’s intensity has surprised Read More …

Hatches battened…

(A Mighty Wind is Blowin’ – New Main Street Singers, The Folksmen and Mitch & Mickey.) The DC Metro region has been in increasing panic mode for two days, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. People have cleared store shelves of flashlights (though not batteries, so much), milk, bread, eggs, toilet paper and water. The governments Read More …

East Coast Preparations for Frankenstorm

UPDATE: A MORE PERFECT STORM: SANDY COULD MAKE U.S. HISTORY As the East Coast braces for monster ‘Frankenstorm’, I learned something new today. Morning Edition had a news story about preparing for the storm and mentioned calling 311 as a non-emergency number for reporting downed trees and such. I had no idea such a service existed, so Read More …

Ok, here’s the rant that’s been brewing over the last couple of days….

I woke up to a nightmare that a polite but firm thief was in my house, taking whatever he wanted while we just sat back and didn’t call 9-11. Now that I’m awake, I find it’s absolutely true, only it’s not my house or my laptop that’s been broken into. Yes, as far as I Read More …

Insanely busy the last couple of days…

Ok, so before I get started on the last couple of days, this I gotta share (thanks to RN, who finally forced me to get my own YouTube account). Obviously not safe for work; not at all safe for kids either. Freedom [better quality] If you’re wondering why I’m not crowing more about the takeover Read More …

On the warpath today…

I heard this morning on WAMU (which is what I listen to at 6 freaking am when I have to wake up for my Child who’s Not being Left Behind) that our illustrious President is willing to spend any amount to repair the damage in New Orleans so that it will rise again. He’s on Read More …

Why I’ll be on the mall on the 24th…

ImpeachBush.org ************************** IMPEACHMENT MOVEMENT RESPONDS TO BUSH’S SPEECH Dear [redacted], George Bush went to New Orleans tonight. In the devastated city, he brought generators to provide electricity solely for his elaborate photo-opportunity. Those guilty of criminal negligence rarely have an opportunity to go on national TV for nearly a half an hour to camouflage and Read More …

Good money after bad…

LA Times: Police May Force Out Residents Makes you just want to smack somebody upside the head. Fully Emasculated Management Agency Give the money to someone else for crissakes and just lock Michael Brown up. From a comment: Not to mention this story: The Memory Blog: Infectious Disease Research in and Around New Orleans The Read More …

I see some folks have missed my point here…

Perhaps this summary might make more impact? Comedy Central’s Daily Show: Hurricane Katrina Intro (9/6/2005) When the White House considers that damage control is as important for its image as it is for the destruction of an entire American city, there is something wrong with the leaders of the country. There is no slack to Read More …