I’m not sure just what is going on with the whole “Tea Party” movement, but I’m pretty sure I like it a lot better than what’s going on in Washington. Hey, when this gets big enough to include the expats in the Czech Republic, write me for the rally in Prague, eh? My wife has far too much tea in the cupboard.
…always a Texan. President Bush gets the applause he deserves.
So there is a shortage of gasoline in Houston right now because of Ike. There is irony in there somewhere.
I spent yesterday hauling a generator, gasoline, ice, and water to some relatives in SE Texas, near Beaumont. They do not expect to have electricity for 4-6 weeks. It took me almost an entire day finding a generator in Austin. I finally got lucky and got the last one Costco had in a shipment of 30 they had just received. They sold out in 5 minutes. But at least we have gas in Austin. When I got to within about an hour of Houston the stations that were open- not that many- had lines of 30-100 cars waiting in line.
By the way, every single person that I have talked to that stayed and rode out the storm (almost all because of their awful experience trying to evacuate during Rita) said the next time- they are leaving. The scope of the damage from this storm- hundreds of miles- is amazing. Here in Austin- where two days before landfall they were projecting the eye going right over us- we barely got a stiff breeze.
There’s new contributor on board – you’ll know him as thebrotherinlaw. He’s much more well-read than me and he’s based in the liberal bastion of Austin, Texas. He’ll keep me grounded and add a new, welcome perspective – and might just make me look like a Kennedy. That’s as close as this site gets to balance!