The Hail of It

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Early yesterday, an out-of-control container ship ran into the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Patapsco River in Baltimore. Early reports claimed that a dozen vehicles and 20 people went into the cold water, with only two survivors, so far, being rescued; last I heard, however, the total went down to six missing after the initial rescues. It looks like an accident, and accidents happen, sometimes horrific ones. There’s a reason ‘thoughts and prayers’ are mentioned at such times, all other talk seeming vastly inappropriate. Nevertheless, President Joe Biden immediately promised that the federal government would pay to replace the bridge. Eleven days earlier a more humdrum disaster gave us greater license to speculate.” (03/27/24)