Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Barker's Newsbites: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Welcome to the post-Apocalypse version of Usually Right!
(Yeah... pretty much the same as the pre-Apocalypse version...)
We never lost power - though I was royally pissed off on Monday night when the friggin' "special hurricane reporting" preempted all my damn network TV shows!
WORSE... on Monday and Tuesday... WABC radio preempted Rush Limbaugh in order to broadcast round-the-clock blather about the storm.
Schools were closed here on Monday... for no friggin' reason.
Hey... I've got an idea! The next time they cancel classes in ADVANCE of a storm... bring the teachers and administrators in anyway and have 'em fill sandbags!
Hey... along the same lines... for post-storm school closings why not call in the teachers and administrators and assign 'em as helpers to electric company crews and general post-storm clean-up crews of municipal workers!
(I'm assuming teachers and school administrators are "trainable" for such tasks - and God knows the power-restoration and clean-up crews could make use of the additional "grunt" labor!)
By the way... kudos to the U.S. Postal Service! Mail was delivered both Monday AND Tuesday up here!
Well, folks... that's it. Our personal post-hurricane clean-up consisted of doing the dishes after hosting our friends Joey and Claire last night. And now... today... I'm back to my usual routine and tonight we'll be heading to Rob's and Maria's for their annual Halloween get-together.
Meanwhile... enjoy today's newsbites!