Saturday, December 13, 2008
Ice storm in New England
From the Globe story:
As much as 4 inches of rain fell over the region from late Tuesday night through yesterday morning, as a low-pressure system from the south and a cold front from the north stalled over New England. But the Boston area, which had only torrential rain, did not experience the icing that areas outside Interstate 495 and along the New Hampshire border did, where the rain froze on contact with the ground and everything else it touched.
"Nobody expected that the impact of this storm to be quite so devastating," said Mayor Konstantina Lukes of Worcester. "Trees are falling on cars, they are falling on houses, and they are trapping people in their homes."Ice is beautiful, but I'm realizing (after trekking through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado in a car with no heat) that I prefer it at a distance.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Still no thoughts of my own...
We have the at-the-moment Illinois Governor to thank for this development, and, believe me, I DO thank him for the 'bleeping' substitute. It avoids what is a mere anglo-saxonism for coitus, another evasive term stolen from our bleeping Romans who somehow made ITS expletive for - uhm - coitus somehow half-respectable. This substitute will play havoc with the nine-year olds (and in my neighborhood, the eight year olds) who will now have to find something, anything, to try and get arise out of the grown ups and jealous respect from the seven year olds). I wonder what all this will do to the bleeping Democratic Party, indeed ALL politics, the military services, team sports, ghetto teens, ghetto adults, ghetto celebraties, ghetto grandmas, and university faculty organizations.
Now what is needed is a substitute for 'as the Church has always said'. Right?
Robert C. Rhodes