(NOTE: We've been hearing since quarter to 7 that, according to local weather forecasters, the rain should pass in about 20 minutes. Nearly two hours later, it's still raining in Chicago.)
I really think the rain is about to let up here. This system should be moving through any time now.
You know what else? I think we've just about got this global warming thing licked. Seems to me that things have really never been better on the climate change front; people are really making sacrifices, and I'm guessing that within the year, we'll have the atmospheric problems back to pre-1900 levels.
Just a hunch.
Also, I know I might be going out on a limb here, but this recession - forget about it. It's almost done. We'll all be sitting pretty, financially, by fourth quarter 2008. I know that the subprime crisis has proved that the American financial industry is willing to take on any amount of risk to hit short-term profit goals, thus driving up stock prices and therefore executive compensation but deflating the long-term health of the firm, but I really think things are about to turn around.
You want a real prediction? Labor Day, gas is going to be 83 cents a gallon. Now that you can take to the bank.
And racism. I think that's pretty much over, don't you?
But that rain - yep, that should be letting up any minute now. Take the tarp off. Let's play some ball.
(Game thread is directly below. If it ever stops raining.)