The thing a lot of people seem to be buying, though, is bottled water. I don't get it. Don't these people have indoor plumbing? And even if they don't, how can you run out of water in the middle of a rainstorm? Water just comes out of the sky, free. Okay it's a little dirty, but at least it's wet.
Anyway, I'm not going to march down the street hauling a big crate of water. That would be pretty dumb. I might go back for another box of donuts though.
Now that's really depressing.
Meteorologists are predicting that Hurricane Sandy, now a category 1 storm, is turning into an "extra-tropical cyclone" that will hit a broad region with 50 mph winds and rain and storm surges as it barrels up the East Coast toward New York, in what some are calling the "storm of the century."
WASHINGTON — The United States is facing a year or more without crucial satellites that provide invaluable data for predicting storm tracks, a result of years of mismanagement and underfunding, according to several recent official reviews.
I figure I could live for a week on potato chips alone. Throw in some canned corned beef hash and, of course, some chili, and let 'er blow.
No way am I going to buy more candles, though. I still have two left over from last time.
Yeah, they're predicting another big Halloween storm this year, this one fueled by some hurricane or other blowing up the coast. Rain, not snow, but very high winds. Seems like, in fairness, if we're going to have hurricanes every year we ought to at least get to live somewhere warm. But no, dude, this is New England. WTF?
Once, a decade ago, I was trying in vain to navigate an intermediate cross-country ski slope at Northfield Mountain. As I was lying on my back in the snow, I looked up to the sight of John Olver shussing past me like a pine tree nailed to two slats.
Why should we believe that the national campaign to rig an election is purely legal, and not technological? The only reason is that we don't want to believe it.
We have a kill list with an Orwellian name: "Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called the 'disposition matrix.'…
… And a lot more from Reason Magazine (and the Washington Post)
Also, keeping a bag of dried peas handy is a wise precaution, because pea soup is easy and always good.
But it gets better. I also got in today's junk delivery a fancy four-color mailing from the US Chamber of Commerce ("not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee") that calls Elizabeth Warren "a threat to free enterprise" and "catastrophically antibusiness." Seriously, Chamber of Commerce, you need to take a deep breath.
Meanwell, I can't think of a better reason to vote for her.
There are some Democrats still caught up in the fantasy, imagining that if the president is re-elected, and doesn’t have another term to worry about, he will finally show his “real colors” and become the progressive they imagined him to be in 2008.
The evidence that this is not the case, though, is clear in the way he is campaigning.…
"Don't know if you remember Madison politics in the '60's and '70's, but Paul Soglin was the radical, leftest mayor who made national news. He had led anti-war protests, sanctioned Mifflin Street pot parties, etc., etc.
"Well, he decided to get back into politics and is currently the mayor of MadTown, again.
"Not exactly the same, however…"
Citizen Dave: Soglin to the homeless... get out of Madison
I've encountered some pretty cynical things in politics, but Mayor Paul Soglin's "Helping Hands Homeward" budget proposal is just about the worst I've seen. I could respect Soglin more if he at least would call it what it is: the "Hey, Homeless, Get Out of Town!" program…And he's the one who didn't grow up to be an investment banker.
I heard the ad for the first time shortly after I landed in Wisconsin on Thursday, and I decided to count. I heard it 22 more times from Thursday through Saturday across a wide variety of platforms on both AM and FM radio, though I did a fair amount of driving on each of the three days I was in the Badger State.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-47-percent-commercial-romney-comments-ad-wisconsin-radio-2012-10#ixzz29xJi9RyF