Good morning, Netizens...
As if we did not have enough issues to fill up my INBOX rather nicely, I received an e-mail from an attorney I know in Dallas, Texas, informing me that the schools are mostly closed in Dallas this morning due to an unprecedented snowfall. Bad enough that our humble digs are sitting hunkered down beneath umbrellas waiting for it to stop incessantly raining, but it hasn't stopped the Zags fans from sleeping overnight in tents on campus so they get prime court-side seats for tonight's big game.
However, nothing across the country seems to surpass the mess facing the East Coast, ranging from Boston, to Philly, New York and eventually Washington, DC. Major Interstate Highways are just now opening back up after being closed for most of yesterday. Planes are not flying as they should, and even some trains have been severely limited. The government offices and public schools are still closed for the third straight day in some cases.
I suppose if we were to look at Spokane's dismal politics, the closest we can come to an unnatural disaster would be the snafu evolving around Gavin Cooley, Spokane's CFO in the absence of an open, independent City Auditor. Dick Adams and Ron The Cop are just a few of the people who have looked into this bit of clever mischief and are already hot on the trail.
However, more news of this later on this morning.