It's been raining steady all day long. Flash flood warnings are out again for my county (Sumner) and Nashville/Davidson county as well. Looks like we've had 1-2 inches already and another 1-2 inches are expected tonight. Keeps this up, we may need to build an ark.
A HUGE MOSQUE BEING BUILT AT GROUND ZERO?
Some stories you just can't believe. The American Society for Muslim Advancement is building a giant mosque very close to Ground Zero in NYC. The mosque's planned opening: September 11, 2011!
TENNESSEE FLOOD VOLUNTEERS
Locally, people are hard at work cleaning up after the flood. Some people often wonder why Tennessee is called the Volunteer state. The moniker dates back to the War of 1812 when Andrew Jackson led a ragtag group of 2000 Tennessee volunteers who defeated the elite British Army at the Battle of New Orleans (the actual battle took place in 1815). "A generation later, the U. S. Secretary of War requested 2,800 infantrymen to fight a war against Mexico. Thirty thousand men volunteered."
These are examples of Tennesseeans who volunteered in wartime. But there are other kinds of TN Vols...From WKRN, this story, "1,200 volunteers jump start Hendersonville park clean-up."
"HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - Drake's Creek Park was especially hard hit by the flood, with nearly all of the popular recreational area underwater. Damage costs are expected to reach into the millions of dollars, but the city of Hendersonville got a jump start on the clean-up effort on Saturday, thanks to the help of volunteers. 'They did things that our maintenance crew wouldn't have been able to do for months,' said Parks and Recreation supervisor David LeMarbre, 'it would have been this time next year before we would have been in this shape.'"HIGH PERCENTAGE OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE FLOOD VICTIMS UNINSURED
From the Tennesseean, "CoreLogic, which sells information about flood risks to insurance companies, estimates that more than 60 percent of flood-damaged buildings along the main Cumberland River didn't have flood insurance."
2010 CUBS SUCK, NOW SOME OF THEIR FANS GETTING IN ON THE SUCKINESS
Update: The Cubs won today, 4-3 over the Pirates. Finally. So I gotta give 'em a little love. How about some of the late Steve Goodman's "The Cubs Are Gonna Win Today."
Original Cubs Post:
The Chicago Cubs, who are stinking up the National League Central (they've lost 8 of the last 10), are now facing a new challenge. A group of fans is arguing that the team should move Spring Training from Mesa, Arizona, to Florida as a way of protesting Arizona's new law aimed at stopping an ILLEGAL immigrant crime tsunami.
Huh? Chicagoans meddling in another state's business? I can't believe it. Other than posting this video, I'm not even going to comment.