What is the pedestrian supposed to do when the entrance to that pedestrian’s office building is festooned with signs that say “Beware of Falling Ice”?
Speaking of our snow here in Boston: if you save the parking space you dug out of the snow bank on your street, and upon your return you find another car nonetheless is in occupancy, where is your dining room chair that you set out to hold your location?
Why did the Red Sox just pay $31.5M to sign a 19 year old Cuban player, and commit to a 100% luxury tax, when the kid hit no higher than .282 in Cuba?
Perhaps the kid will at least use some of that swag to finish high school and get an associate degree in airplane repair.
If you took that money, call it $60M to round it out, how many tutors could you hire to work in Roxbury and environs to assist our City youth to achieve? (Spoiler alert: at $15 an hour, one thousand tutors every single week, including summers, for 100 years.) Go Sox??
Since we are talking sports: Boston is bidding for the 2024 Olympics, based in part on our transportation system being fully built out to handle the crowds. Last week it took my average support staff person traveling by public transportation on 40-year old trains on average over two hours to come to the office. I can readily see how the transportation system component is a real plus, while meeting the pledge that no public funds need be spent to put on the Olympics; can’t you?
Major anomaly in DC, the home of major anomalies: did I hear the Democrats excoriating the Republicans for failure to support Homeland Security funding? Yes I did…..
And since we are talking politics: how will Obama parse his pledge to erase ISIS with no US boots on the ground? Will he blame his new Defense Secretary, who clearly believes we will need lots of said boots? (“He made me do it, he’s so sure of himself….”).
What happens when the next country Putin invades is a NATO member? Refresher: think Croatia, Czeck Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania. (Extra credit question: which ones of these were part of the USSR?)
If the globe is warming, why is there 99.6 inches of snow on my back porch?
Why did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences select as best picture a boring two hour rant by a deranged has-been actor who kills himself, a welcome denouement granted? And why did said deranged has-been actor run through Times Square in his gleaming white Jockeys; was not the Naked Cowboy enough eye candy for even the most jaded New Yorker?
I’m outta here. Gotta get home; they are predicting a few inches of snow tonight….