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In Other News.

While the media and much of the nation is watching the slow moving Harvey chewing up and hosing down the Gulf Coast of Texas, the White House did a news dump: Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits; Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Sebastian Gorka resigns from White House.

From Crooks and LiarsToday in false prophets:

Was Jim Bakker always quite this crazy?

Via Right Wing Watch, you have to watch the insane interview he did Monday with televangelist Paula White, who is one of President Trump’s key spiritual advisers. She praised Trump for not acting presidential.

“Thank goodness,” she said. “In other words, he’s not a polished politician. In other words, he’s authentically—whether people like him or not, he’s been raised up by God because God says that He raises up and places all people in places of authority. It is God that raises up a king, it is God that sets one down and so when you fight against the plan of God, you’re fighting against the hand of God.”

Ms White, you are not Samuel and Drumpf is not Saul. We don’t ‘annoint’ leaders in the United States we elect them. We don’t pledge loyalty to Presidents, they pledge to uphold the Constitution. That was one of the goals of the American Revolution, getting rid of the ‘divine right of kings’. If G*d was going to get involved he would have certainly preferred someone who had a better ‘score’ on the Ten Commandments.

You might want to glance at Deuteronomy 18:20 – “But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.”

August 25, 2017   Comments Off on In Other News.

Hurricane Harvey – Part II Day 3

Hurricane HarveyPosition: 28.0N 97.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 130 mph [215 kph].
Wind Gusts: 145 mph [230 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 40 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 938 mb ↓.

Currently about 30 miles [ 45 km] East-Northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.

This storm’s wind damage will be similar to a large tornado, but the rain and storm surge will be the most destructive feature. It is slow moving and is currently forecast to go inland and then come back out to the Gulf and head further north.

At 10PM CDT: “Harvey has just made landfall on the Texas coast over the northern end of San Jose Island about 4 miles (6 km) east of Rockport.”

At 7PM CDT Harvey is coming ashore between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor as a Category 4 Hurricane. At 8PM CDT the eyewall is beginning to come ashore.

At 7AM CDT Harvey is a maximum category 2 storm and still strengthening based on the falling pressure. At Noon CDT sustained tropical storm force winds are hitting the Texas coast around Corpus Christi. At 2PM CDT Harvey became a Category 3 hurricane, a major hurricane. At 6PM CDT Harvey became a category 4 storm as hurricane force winds are felt along the coast/

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Port Mansfield to Sargent, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for North of Sargent to High Island, Texas.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Port Mansfield to High Island, Texas.

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.]

August 25, 2017   Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey – Part II Day 3