Now it Takes 10 Months to Finish a Few Escalators?
The Empire State Building took slightly over a year to construct. That was during the Great Depression. Compare that accomplishment to the fact Washington, D.C. cannot build 3 escalators in under 10 months. I made a video about it below. H/T @amandacarpenter
With all the talk about supermarkets running out of supplies that people need because of Hurricane Irene, I think this
This is pretty much obligatory, cuz its everywhere else. I’d hate to be the only blog that doesn’t have this
The 1960s began with a presidential election between conservative cold warrior Richard Nixonâ€¦and the surprisingly conservative cold warrior John F. Kennedy. In terms of the similarity between the two candidates, and the public they represented, this was a high point in national unity. The assassination of JFK began a process that ultimately shattered that unity. During the course of the 1960s, Americans witnessed the split between the liberalism of FDR, Harry Truman, JFK and LBJ, and the rise of the punitive New Left that emerged in the wake of President Kennedyâ€™s assassination. As we explore in the latest edition of our Silicon Graffiti video blog, the alpha and the omega of those two forms of American liberalism came less than a month apart, in the summer of 1969…