Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Yes!  I sure did.  And I'm in Boston.

At around 1 o'clockish, (didn't check my watch), I heard a funny noise and looked up at the ceiling thinking the people above me had dropped something. I then began to feel a swaying in the living room.  I looked down at the sofa table and saw the orange juice in it sloshing back and forth in the glass, as well.  I knew immediately it was an earthquake. 

I've experienced two while visiting my daughter in SoCal, and I remember feeling one when I was a kid and living in a suburb north of Boston.

Yes, it was a 5.9 earthquake and the epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia.

More here.


Tea Party Moran said...

It's Obama's fault! It happened on his watch!

Sue said...

It's those damn Republicans, they will do ANYTHING to disrupt Obama's vacation!!

Love the Obama picture, Shaw! Quite the handsome prez isn't he?!

Shaw Kenawe said...


The picture is up there to annoy any Baggers that lurk here.

I've posted the one you have up at your blog, and I thnk it's one of his best.

Shaw Kenawe said...


LOL! You sound like a gen. U. INE. Bagger.

prommie said...

Any reports out there on the whereabouts of Chris Christie? He isn't travelling in Virginia today, is he?

Octopus said...

TPM: "It's Obama's fault! It happened on his watch!"

Satire noted. In Republicanland, everything is always Obama's fault, Clinton's fault, Carter's fault, San Andrea's fault, Mariana's fault, Caroline's fault, Mohn's fault, Tan-Lu's fault, Keynes' fault, and Standard & Poor's fault. We live in an Age of Tectonic Blame Shifters where it is always someone else's fault except a goddam Republican.

Chrusty Christie is in Virginia today? That explains everything!

Dave Miller said...

Nice Octo... I really loved Marianas fault...

Truth 101 said...

Bin Laden was nailed on Obama's watch. Vicious pirates were killed. Qadaffi is gone.

Dayum! You'd think the righties would shut up before Obama decides he's had enough of their bullshit.

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Shaw Kenawe said...


I understood the humor, but don't expect the "morans" on the right to understand their idiocy.

From Media Matters:

"Conservatives Can't Decide If Obama Was Too Busy Golfing Or Biking To Stop The Earthquake

August 23, 2011 2:29 pm ET by Media Matters staff

Following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the D.C. region this afternoon, conservative media figures have responded the only way they know how: by twisting it into an attack on Obama's vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft put up a post announcing, "Earthquake Rattles Washington DC - Obama Goes Biking"

Leslie Parsley said...

I'm happy to say, the only shakes I've ever experienced have been in my hands. No doubt they're Obama's fault.