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Daily Nightly: A trick of the light? - Nightly News with Brian Williams - [via TalkingPointsMemo]
I am duty-bound to report the talk of the New Orleans warehouse district last night:

there was rejoicing (well, there would have been without the curfew, but the few people I saw on the streets were excited) when the power came back on for blocks on end. Kevin Tibbles was positively jubilant on the live update edition of Nightly News that we fed to the West Coast. The mini-mart, long ago cleaned out by looters, was nonetheless bathed in light, including the empty, roped-off gas pumps. The motorcade route through the district was partially lit no more than 30 minutes before POTUS drove through.

And yet last night, no more than an hour after the President departed, the lights went out. The entire area was plunged into total darkness again, to audible groans. It's enough to make some of the folks here who witnessed it... jump to certain conclusions.
Like: They can obviously get the power back on for periods of time if they really want to?

Like: Given that it happens almost not at all, they must not want to? permlink   Current Events   0 comment(s)   Add a comment...

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