Apparently, the city of Washington, DC, is giving residents five sandbags each in anticipation of the approaching storm (by which I don't mean Congress).
Thursday, August 25, 2011 :::
I usually support decentralization of control and getting decision-making authority out of government hands, but I think deploying five sandbags per city resident is generally something better done by the city government than by individual residents. In this case, of course, the government that would be deploying the sandbags is that of the City of Washington, so it's probably a toss-up, but I still find this funny.
::: posted by Steven at 9:00 PM