Thursday, October 12, 2006


Yesterday’s plane crash into a New York City high rise condo building, which took the life of Yankee’s pitcher Cory Lidle, was a frightening reminder of another day and time.

As it happened, I was home from work yesterday, fighting a heavy cold that was trying (and failing) to turn into bronchitis. On 9/11/01 I was home from work with a bad case of the flu. When the news first flashed on my television screen, it seemed to my half-awake brain that I had traveled 5 years and 1 month (to the day since yesterday was 10/11) backward in time.

Which causes me to wonder: what, if any, effect is yesterday's plane crash going to have on the November elections? I'm thinking the effect will be SUBTLE but still a very powerful reminder to the undecided. As it should be.



another sad day in NYC...

i do believe you are correct, an odd reminder of the threats we face.

RIP to all lost.

hoping you feel better.

Gayle Miller said...

Getting there! Lots of sleep would help - and today IS Friday!

New Yorker said...

Way to exploit a personal tragedy for the Lidle Family into more Republican/terrorism/bullshit grandstanding. Stick to Ohio issues, and we New Yorkers will defend ourselves. But I'm so glad you think your hick minds know what's best for those us who were born and raised in the Big Apple.