...About A Hundred Years After Rest Of Country Came To The Same Conclusion.
All kidding aside, my thoughts are with everyone in the area getting hit by Sandy. They can cope -- pick on NYC and the coastal states (PA counts, too!) all you like, but they've proven they dig in and deal with it when the chips are down. This will be the worst they've seen in decades and recovery may be a lot longer than anyone in the brainless media expects. (Look for whining on the network morning shows, along with brave promises to "hold out as long as the better hotels and network cafeteria remain open." OMG, Matt, they're out of your brand of bottled water.)
Here in the Midwest, all we are getting so far are very high winds -- and with most of the local power utilities having sent off emergency relief crews to the East, that could yet be a problem. (H'mm, the modern "efficient and lean" arrangement of keeping maintenance crews small and moving them around when needed may not have taken really big event into account. I may yet be wishing I'd bought a little genset.)
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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