Well, Hurricane Sandy was pretty terrible, but because of state, local and yes—federal—efforts, it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. This storm has caused more discourse about the importance of accepting global warming, instead of simply denying it like Republicans clearly intend to do basically forever. Accepting global warming may not mean being able to effectively prevent a this point, but it could mean putting a fire under some asses when it comes to preparing for worse weather. (Such as building a dam system around New York like Amsterdam enjoys.) So, there are silver linings.
Either way, time for those so fortunate as to have electricity and internet to celebrate! Let’s Panda Party! We still get to have our Halloween characters for another day or so, which is reason enough to pop in.