10/19/2005

Indictments are Coming and so is Wilma!

Wow!!! Hurricane Wilma, practically overnight, jumped from a Cat 1 to Cat 5! That makes three Cat 5's this season and we've nearly run out of names.

Isn't it funny how fear and joy can sometimes go hand-in-hand?

I'm sure the folks in FL are scared shitless right now, but you know, the Bush administration is WAY too concerned about their own fear of scandal and indictments to be worried about a silly hurricane? Remember: as we are joyful over Bushco's demise, they are afraid of losing control. After all of the fear this administration has inflicted on our country, this seems appropriate. However, we should also be afraid of their destruction. An abuser is most dangerous when you take away their ability to abuse. I'm surprised that Bush is holding up under all of this.

God (or pick your favorite deity) must really be pissed, either at Bush for screwing up a perfectly good country or us for not stopping Bush's bullshit. Either way, hell hath no fury like a god mocked and this administration has done more than its share of mocking...of god, of us, of democracy, of life.

11 Comments:

At 15:15, Blogger dorsano said...

Or perhaps the planet has some indigestion from all the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions and from the deforestation of large swaths of jungle.

 
At 14:03, Blogger RedStateExile said...

It's funny you should say that! My partner works with a Republican woman and she drives her big ol' SUV home for lunch everyday and takes other miscellaneous trips to goodness knows where, and that's basically the same thing my partner said "thanks for destroying the environment!"

 
At 15:33, Blogger dorsano said...

Anyone who thinks we can continue to use the atmosphere as a toilette and not suffer some serious consequences has his or her head in the sand.

 
At 11:23, Blogger RedStateExile said...

I think it's already evident that we are suffering dire consequences of our arrogance in regards to the environment. I never thought I would see us have to start naming hurricanes with the Greek alphabet! I don't expect it to get any better either. We are a society of convenience. Heaven forbid, we have to wait for a bus or train or even walk somewhere.

 
At 12:53, Blogger lovin' it said...

I think you can relax just a little bit. We still have fewer and less powerful hurricanes then the average from 1800 to 1964. It is only because the last 40 years have been relatively calm by historical stardards that is seems like they've been getting worse lately. In reality, we just have gotten used to an unusually mild period that's now swinging back to normal.

 
At 06:07, Blogger RedStateExile said...

WOW!! You're SO smart to know even what the NOAA doesn't know! They only have hurricanes measured back until 1855!

 
At 06:09, Blogger RedStateExile said...

Actually, that was 1851. And, gee, I guess I should give a link for that since it's always expected of us, but NEVER required of you!

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E23.html

 
At 13:17, Blogger lovin' it said...

Did you actually read the chart you posted? It said exactly what I said. Hurricanes were stronger and more frequent before 1964. They have only gotten back up to the average since 1993. You didn't exactly hurt my argument by posting that.

 
At 14:52, Blogger RedStateExile said...

Man, do wonder you're a Republican! You actually don't realize that you just made up a date and threw it out there in the first post (i.e. going all the way back to 1800?). They didn't even have records between 1800 and 1851, but you claim this as part of your "facts." No wonder you're actually a part of that 34% that still believes the lies.

 
At 09:57, Blogger lovin' it said...

Did it ever occur to you that anyone else besides the government might have kept records of events? You are right that we have the most reliable records only for the 1850's onward. But newspapers have been regularly published in Florida since the 1700's. It is quite possible to compile information about hurricanes from them.

Even the partial data you published though does support my point. We had an approximately 30 year period of calmer then usual hurricane activity and only in the last 10 years have we come back up to the average. You don't have to look all the way back to the beginning of (white) civilization in Florida to understand that. Just the government compiled records prove it true.

 
At 18:22, Blogger RedStateExile said...

But I thought your wonderful government was omniscient and could do no wrong? You mean, they actually have a fault like not having ALL data for ALL time? Oh my!

Well, you never provided proof so I'm not too worried about it. Besides I lived on the Gulf Coast all my life. I think I know if hurricanes are stronger now than they used to be.

 

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