Monday, June 09, 2008

a cubit, I used to know what a cubit was...

Remember my last post about tidal waves? It turns out I wasn't too far off. Large portions of Central and Southern Indiana are now underwater. The pictures on the news are quite graphic. NPR even included the story in their "top of the hour" news round-up, complete with a report from the Bloomington affiliate - the reporter interviewed someone in Owen County, when's the last time that happened on NPR?

It's odd to think of interstates closed due to water when the sun is shining so brightly. I can only imagine what a mess rebuilding will become - everyone's financial resources are already strained, but infrastructure is essential.

I would be remiss in not noting Clinton's suspension of her campaign. I do not envy Obama as he tries to select a running mate. There are a great many reasons why he might choose HRC, and great many reasons not to choose HRC. I spoke with someone this weekend who is confident that whether the president is McCain or Obama, both are destined to die in office, so the VP candidate matters more this year than ever before. I'm not sure about that, but teh choices certainly will be interesting.

4 comments:

tommyspoon said...

I spoke with someone this weekend who is confident that whether the president is McCain or Obama, both are destined to die in office...

"Destined"?

Boy, I'm glad that you were there instead of me. I might have given that person a rather large and sharp piece of my mind!

lemming said...

It was a tad odd. You see (so said the logic) Obama is a shoo-in to be assasinated, while McCain won't be able to handle the stress.

I debated suggesting that both could adopt the "lets spend most of the presidency on vacation" approach but decided to be tactful instead.

John B. said...

When I teach 6th grade PSR, we test the kids on what a cubit, span, etc. is, the 'old time' measuremeants used by Noah.

Stay dry.

Jeanne said...

So you're having premonitions and listening to people who believe in destiny???