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The US IS NOT Center Right

The pundits are making the same mistake that Obama makes, that the US is politically to the right of center. This was a low turn-out election because there were few left of center choices for people and they are tired of voting for the lesser of two evils, and want to vote for people and policies they believe in, and that make the country work.

Mid-terms are about the base of the parties, and the White House decided to insult the base of the Democratic Party in the run-up to the election, and then was stunned when the base decided to send the message that they wouldn’t work or vote for people who refused to work or vote for them.

Only because I prefer to keep the front page safe for work and she is writing from her core anger, below the fold I have Athenae response, which sums up what I really think about Obama’s first two years.

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November 4, 2010   18 Comments

Tropical Storm Tomas – Day 7

Tropical Storm TomasPosition: 17.3N 75.5W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [030°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 120 miles [195 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb ↓.

Currently about 230 miles [370 km] West-Southwest of Port au Prince, Haiti and about 100 miles [160 km] East-Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Haiti; the southeastern Bahamas including the Turks & Caicos Islands; and the Cuban province of Guantanamo.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Jamaica and the Cuban provinces of Santiago de Cuba, & Holguin.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti border eastward to Barahona.

Tropical Storm force winds are already affecting the southern coast of Haiti, as the storm continues to strengthen.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

November 4, 2010   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Tomas – Day 7