October 29th, 2006

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Failure of Clue

Y'know, the most irritating thing about Kerry Healey is that she *still* isn't getting it. Slammed to the mat for all of her negative ads, she's switched tone to what I think she sincerely *believes* is a positive ad campaign. But she just can't do it. She's toned it down to merely subtle potshots instead of outrageous ones, but she seems incapable of talking for more than a minute or two without taking them.

It's like the person who, when asked to apologize, comes out with, "I'm really sorry that you feel that way". Not so much a conscious refusal to get the point, so much as an ingrained inability to see what the point is...
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Remnants of the Wind

We came home from cvirtue's waffle party at about 3pm, and found a police car blocking entry to Freeport Ave, because a power pole across the street from us was tilting at a distinctly unnatural angle towards our yard. It's now 11:30pm, and there is still a mob of NStar trucks packed on the street, trying to do something about it without either cutting the power or doing damage to anybody's property.

No real danger to us -- even if the thing came down, I don't think it would do worse than take out one of our small trees. But man, I feel for the people whose property the pole is actually on: they're not getting a quiet evening...