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Archive for February 15th, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours … Or Something

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/02/15

I’m snowbound again, already.

Snow is coming down heavily and started about two hours ago (and we expect 5-9 inches by early morning). After brushing the snow off the four windows of my car, I was already unable to see through the snow on two of them. And it’s impossible for me to drive forward to get out of my parking spot onto the street.

I tried to back out and got stuck, then I pulled forward to try again and the back-end slid sideways to make me really stuck.

I sure wish I still had my Jeep.

UPDATE: I-71 between US 36 and State Route 95, 57 cars and 14 semi trucks reportedly in accidents. Or, over 100 vehicles between Polaris Parkway (just north of I-270) and State Route 95 in accidents. (That’s my neighborhood.)

UPDATE 2: 20100216 0745 It’s still snowing.

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Evan Bayh To Retire

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/02/15

In what could well be considered shocking news, Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is reportedly going to announce his retirement. According to ABC,

ABC News’ Rick Klein and Jonathan Karl report: Sen. Evan Bayh will announce today that he’s not seeking another Senate term — handing Republicans a huge opportunity to pick up another Senate seat in 2010.

Bayh, D-Ind., plans to announce his decision at a news conference this afternoon in Indianapolis, according to two Democratic officials familiar with his plans.

It’s surprising to me because the Crystal Ball I reported on previously, which prognosticates a 7 seat Republican gain in the senate, called Bayh’s seat Likely Democrat and Democrat Hold. I have heard that Bayh is considered a moderate Democrat. With Indiana being a relatively Republican-friendly state, Bayh’s departure could swing the prognostication to Leans Republican and a possible unexpected Republican pick-up.

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