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In The Midst Of A Drought, Even A Violent Storm Seems Like A Relief

Here is the metaphor I thought of a few hours ago when some strong storms brought some rain to Houston for the first time in months—

“When you are long-suffering from the drought of decency being inflicted by Texas Republican voters and by elected Republicans in Texas in the current legislative session, even a storm with thunder, lightning, hail, and high winds seems like a relief.”

Above is a picture I took of the clouds as the storms approached in the middle of the afternoon. I don’t have a picture from when it was very gusty and raining heavily.

Though since this post is predicated on metaphor, I think the dark clouds in the picture suggest enough to let your imagination do the rest of the work.

I have confidence in you.

May 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vending Machine Theft—Who Is Most Likely To Steal?

These are two soda vending machines at the Bolivar Ferry terminal in Galveston, Texas.

I was not certain if they were caged in to prevent people from busting them open and taking the money, or to prevent the machines themselves from being stolen.

It did appear there was enough room through the bars to stick you arm in and buy a drink.

The Bolivar Ferry is a free service of the Texas Department of Transportation that somehow escapes Tea Party/Republican Party accusations of being a socialist front.

In the case of these machines, it seems a concern is that people might steal from government rather than the often heard lament that government is ripping off the people.

May 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment