Friday, March 01, 2013
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around"
Those lines from that classic Carole King song had a whole different meaning to poor Jeff Bush. One minute dude is dreaming about whatever, and the next minute he is falling into a 30 foot sinkhole that swallowed his entire room.Whoa!
"The hole opened up at around 11 p.m. Thursday night in the Seffner, Fla., neighborhood, authorities said.
"[The family] heard a sound that they described as a car crash emanating from the bedroom in the back of the house," Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers said at a news conference today.
The family rushed into the room where Jeff Bush, 36, was sleeping, according to ABC News' Tampa affiliate WFTS-TV.
"All they could see was part of a mattress sticking out of the hole. Essentially, the floor of the room had opened up," Rogers said. "They could hear the nephew in the hole, but they could not see him."
Bush's brother, Jeremy Bush, jumped in and tried to rescue him, but was unsuccessful.
"I jumped in the hole and was trying to dig him out, but I couldn't find him," Jeremy Bush [in pic] told WFTS through tears. "I thought I could hear him hollering for me to help him.
"I didn't see any part of him when I went in there," he said. "All I seen was his bed and I told my father-in-law to grab a shovel so I could start digging and I just started digging and started digging and the cops showed up and pulled me out of the hole and said the floor was still falling in." [Source]
Folks, if you own any real estate around Tampa, Florida, this might be a good time to sell.
Twitterland exploded after his Oness confused the two in his presser today, and conservatives pounced on this as an example as why he is not a competent president. "How can he not know the difference between the mind game and mind meld? Clearly the man is not fit to lead." [Source]
O, you better apologize to all the Trekkies out there and call it a day. Don't let this thing drag itself out into another news cycle. This is serious stuff. Those mixed metaphors can be worse than high unemployment numbers and wars.