note the truck sitting on the deck
West Virginia takes a lot of crap from the rest of the nation for being hillbillies, dating your sister and stuff. But in all truth, it's a really beautiful place with some sweet hiking and pretty good people, all in all...
However, when things like this happen; it reminds us of why the jokes are told. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/3227076.html
Let's start with dude in the truck. You drive over this bridge all the time. You know your truck is close to the clearance limit, and you have some contraption in the bed of said truck. You should probably make sure it's all the way down and that you'll be underneath the top chord of the truss. (Yes, I know the bridge was twice the legal weight limit, but the failure was caused by collision with the truss). C'mon dude.
Next let's go to the responsibility of the state. I know the bridge is old, but let's take the sign off of a load-bearing member. That's about it.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
A tale is recounted in my mind recently where a man is asked if people should pay taxes to the authority. The man asks for a coin, and asks whose face is on it. The people respond with the name of the current political leader and the man replies, "Give to the Leader what is his..."
A slightly different take: If belonging is denoted by what face is on something, and we presume that man is made in the image of God, what does this say about what we belong to and should be given to?