Mar 22, 2011

On the chemical properties of dihydrogen monoxide

Since I've been able to experience both in the recent months: I would much rather deliver the paper at 4:00 am with .75 inches of precip. at 28 degrees F as the flakes pile up forming a six inch layer of quiet, white across the landscape.
Today at 4:00 am delivering the paper with .75 inches of precip. at 36 degrees F as large drops of almost frozen water/slush hit my face and drench my clothing. Although I love the sound of rain and thunder, the eight degree variance really creates a different feeling and experience.

Let's hear it for water.

Mar 17, 2011

Gas Main Explosion Via @rstephens

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Mar 15, 2011

Street walking in Minneapolis.

I estimate that #MPLS has spent or committed several billion dollars to creating an infrastructure that separates pedestrians from motor vehicles. Right-of-way, real estate, and other capital costs alone in the city must be 4-5 billion for sidewalks. When you include the time and energy spent to keep the sidewalks clear in the winter we easily spend millions each year to protect pedestrians. Why then do citizens still walk in the street, at night, wearing dark clothing, & walking the wrong way in the street?!??! So dangerous. So scary, so silly, so needless. I see it twice a week or more all winter.

Mar 10, 2011

Irony in our country!


The political elite atop the GOP consolidates it's minority ruling party status by pitting union workers against TeaParty patriots in a cynical ploy to destroy government institutions in place since the Great Crash of '29 since none of us really remember it very well. Meanwhile the class elite, the rich, increase their wealth and consolidate their standing astride the backs of hard working Americans & the wanna-be-rich suffer the consequences of trying to enter the rarified world of monied elite; all on the pages of my morning paper! 

Why is that man in the picture on page 1A bowing his head? Because he knows he has betrayed his family, his constituents, and his state in a cynical political maneuver.

Shame should be on all these leaders but, certainly FoxNews will call it a victory for democracy!

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