May 31, 2012

Sweating out Solutions

I've been sweating outdoors a lot in Texas and the South in general, and also reading a lot of "historical" fiction based in the South in the 1800s.

Many detailed depictions of the clothing they wore in that era, and the humidity. One top-notch author noted that the British considered 19th century service in Washington D.C. a "hardship post" because of the terrible climate, heat and humidity. Considering the formal clothing required, and the Brit's global expertise with tropical conditions, that's a pretty damning indictment of D.C.

But just think, in the 1800's a lot of positions were vehemently expressed, and acted upon, without endless spin and dissembling.

How much of that was the sweat pouring under woolen clothing? When's the last time you wore a wool suit in a non-air-conditioned building when the heat index outside is 110?

Maybe we should shut off the AC in the Capitol building, and watch the resultant action!!!

Logical? I think so. Make 'em work, instead of talk endless BS...

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