Open Thread……………………………………………..Tuesday, January 29

frozen fallsIce is a rather miraculous form of water.  It can create great beauty, entice us with its mystery, or cause us great danger.

Traffic accidents, falls, icicles falling off of buildings and roofs not only can injure, they can kill you.   Frozen pipes can cost a fortune.  Snow and ice removal costs industry and municipalities millions each winter.

Driving in snow is one thing.  Driving on ice is quite another.  Ice alters one’s ability to stop or go.  It doesn’t matter what you drive if you are driving on ice.   The moral of the story is, don’t drive on ice.


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Senate announces bipartisan immigration deal

Here it is folks.  It is still in infancy.  President Obama will announce his plan on Tuesday which is supposedly more liberal than the Senate version.

The gang of 8 includes:

The Gang of Eight senators who formally introduced the proposal include Democrat  Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Bob Menendez (N.J.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) and  Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Lindsey Graham  (S.C.), who couldn’t attend.

I seem to be missing 2 senators.  Senator Flake of AZ and Senator Bennett of Colorado are also part of the gang of 8.

These senators seem clearly united that this bill will not be like the one in 1986 that was passed  nor the one in 2007 which did a swan-dive in defeat.

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