Hurricanes & Quakes: A Blessing or God’s Way of Getting Politicians’ Attention

So far, no locusts. On behalf of Californians everywhere (I lived in LA for 14 years), I apologize to the east coast for all of those 5.8 earthquake jokes. And on behalf of hurricane veterans, I apologize for pooh-poohing a category 1/tropical storm. Seriously. You're all natural disaster veterans now too... I'm truly sorry for those who live in Eric Cantor's district, which was home to the epicenter of the quake and certainly got hit by some of Irene's ire.  Your congressman doesn't want any disaster relief aid for you, unless he can take it from your Medicare or Social Security [...]