It's not like there isn't any other news to cover, it's not like there weren't any terror actions reported today, see "TheReligionOfPeace.com" for a daily tally. I just feel like talking about the weather. I'm not talking about: "how's the weather", "oh fine, nice to see you, how-do-you-do?" kinda thing... no, I'm talking about the spring havoc - the floods and tornadoes.
I was born in Israel, and the most I knew about tornadoes was from the movie "The wizard of Oz". Little did I know how often they occur in the US. After moving to Colorado I got my first glimpse of that awesome power of nature. Thunder storm clouds over our house - which was sitting at a top of a hill overlooking a valley right in front of the rockies - gave us a daily show during spring/summer time. I watched funnel clouds forming to the east of Highlands Ranch and my wife took photos of a tornado cloud which passed our home at Castle Rock. As long as your house doesn't move, it's an exciting and breathtaking experience. Michigan is flat - and very gray... when the storms come - barely see anything. We do have some interesting photos though (should I post some? maybe later)
This year's weather has been quite a story. Just recently a tornado hit a boyscout camp in Iowa and 4 kids have died. Such a heart breaking story. The extreme weather continues and floods sweep the mid-west.
The American red-cross says: "Residents in Central United States Urged to Register with Safe and Well".
So the weather sucks. And this feels like a tiny rerun of Katrina for the Mid-West. Somehow I felt it is more of an important issue right now than that whole political shmegegi.