Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ice Storm has elements of Shakespearean Tragedy

A contact at gather.com told me yesterday there is a big ice storm going on in America's mid west. Millions of people in the area around St. Louis, Missouri have been without electricity for nearly a week after ice and snow brought down overhead power lines. So far 36 people have died because of the freak weather. Government officials say it will be several more days before power can be restored even if temperatures rise.


Meanwhile us climate change deniers crank up the volume as we ask, "So how does this biggest ice storm ever equate with global warming then eh? And the airlines tell us to keep on flying, there is no danger.

And George W. Bush announces an escalation of the war in the Middle East.

Perhaps the President needs a lesson in literature. Let's start with Shakespeare; Henry 1V part 2 (Act 4) where somebody asks the King:

"Be it thy course to busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels?"
Yeah well, quite.


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