OK, I don't live in LA, but I have been there and yes, the traffic is horrible. But do you really need to go out and stock up on food when the major highway(I-405) is only closed for two days - on a weekend?
This type of panic in the city reminds me when a major water main burst in Boston a while ago, and a blogger called the few days of annoyance as "a taste of the apocalypse". People were fighting over bottled water. They HAD running tap water, which they simply needed to boil before drinking. And they HAD toilets that flushed. And they HAD electricity to run their electronics.
These are times we country folk can turn the tables on the city folk and call THEM bumpkins. We live with these inconveniences all the time. They have no idea how to deal with a REAL disaster.
Thanks to non-stop media coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, the public was worked up into a frenzy to kill the jurors for returning the "wrong" verdict.
imprisoned sequestered for over two months, those jurors had plenty of time to mull over and examine what was presented in the court room and make informed decisions without influence from the media circus going on outside their quarters.
Thank goodness we have a legal system that allows "beyond reasonable doubt." Would the madding crowd prefer legals systems found in other countries, such as Italy, where strong evidence of reasonable doubt is ignored?
And why, exactly, was the media so hyped-up over this specific case? There have numerous cases of mothers on trial for killing their children, but none with the publicity of this kind. Was it simply because in Florida cameras are allowed in the courtroom?
"Two minutes of intense, bestial aerobics with no chafing."
"Ease in to Big Bone Lick State Park"
"Lubricated hot rides at the National Corvette Museum."
What's your KY tourism slogan?