Log Jam

Log Jam

Taken along the Platte River in mid-summer, this is a visual definition of a logjam.

Heavy rains or rapid snow melt upriver washes fallen trees and other debris down stream.  Acting like strainers, bridge abutments collect the trees, sometimes blocking the natural flow of the river, causing local flooding.

Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (publ. 1973) has a simpler definition: “1:  a jumble of logs jammed together in a watercourse 2: deadlock, impasse”.  Now, I see why the word is often used to describe Congress.

Thought for the Day:  We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.                                                                                   Will Rogers

 

 

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