"Your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!"
57 degrees today, 5 degrees tomorrow.
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So … apart from the facts that it’s May 1st, we’re supposed to get 3 to 5 inches of snow overight, and it was 90 degrees two days ago, does anyone else think it’s amazing that it’s called Winter Storm Achilles?!
This is my jam all night tonight.
Also, it’s good to remember that 1992 was so amazing.
Ahh, GOP logic that celebrates the hurricane because it might depress Democratic voter turnout.
Really, though, it’s just the weather-related version of the seemingly-endless GOP attempts to suppress people’s right to vote if they seem likely to vote for the Democrats.
Now that’s democracy!
APSA 2012, We Hardly Knew Ye
Well, the political science conference in New Orleans has now been officially canceled.
All that remains is to figure out how much this non-conference is going to cost me. If my Friday flight doesn’t actually get canceled, it could be around $500.
This is the wacky, wonderful world of political science, friends. And thus concludes my conference- and weather-related day of blogging.
If this isn’t the best weather-related cancellation notice for an event at the 2012 American Political Science Association conference, I don’t know what is.
As for me, since my flight isn’t until Friday, I’m currently planning to travel to New Orleans.
New Orleans resident Diana Whipple watches waves crash on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana, August 28, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac was near hurricane force as it bore down on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday and was expected to make landfall in the New Orleans area seven years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. [REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman]
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Needless to say, I’m thinking pretty seriously about what to do with my travel plans to fly to New Orleans this weekend …
I’m serious. The annual conference of the American Political Science Association is scheduled to begin on Thursday (Wednesday’s pre-conference events are already cancelled) and I’m scheduled to present a paper on Sunday morning.
My flight hasn’t been cancelled and the conference organizers — at least at this point — are content to play this thing out.
So … should I pack it in now (with whatever financial penalties I’ll incur) or should I actually attempt to fly into New Orleans shortly after a hurricane is scheduled to make landfall there?