After visiting Senior Moments I thought I'd post this for Skywatch Friday. I took this in Fort Lauderdale in October. The storm eventually came ashore and was a real wowser.
And speaking of the sea, I just learned that there are tankers from other countries able and waiting to help out in the Gulf of Mexico, but are prevented from doing so by the The Jones Act -- a bill originally designed to protect US maritime interests. I'm acquainted with this antiquated piece of legislation, but only as it applies to cruise ships and their crews and ports of call. In our discussions The Jones Act --its purpose served long ago-- was not well thought of -- now it seems more than an antiquated nuisance. I was wondering if a law could be over-ridden by executive (presidential) order? I recently read that Bush 'waived' The Jones Act after Hurricane Katrina, but am not certain of this. Anyone??
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.