Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ouch

The site of the 2008 Republican National Convention is...Minneapolis-St. Paul.

A notable comment in the NY Times this afternoon by a metallurgist:
A Metallurgist’s Insights Into the Minneapolis Bridge Disaster

Joel S. Hirschhorn

The incredible collapse of the Minneapolis bridge will send a message to the nation that has been repeatedly sent for decades, but that our political system has refused to effectively respond to. America’s physical, engineered infrastructure has been in desperate need for massive spending to repair and replace, but the multi-trillion-dollar cost has been rejected by local, state and federal politicians.

We have had bipartisan government neglect. The bridge fell down because our politicians have let us down.
Worth a look.