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A Notice

I probably won’t be doing much more than hurricanes here for awhile, as I finally got the clarification I needed on a project and am trying to get it done.

August 29, 2008   6 Comments

A Warning

I don’t owe the Democratic Party anything, and I’m particularly unhappy with the Obama people for disinfranchising me, but I will do them a favor: don’t underestimate Sarah Palin or your head will get mounted like the moose she hunts.

The misogyny of Obama supporters angered a lot of people during the primary, but this is a general and Sarah Palin has no need to be as forgiving as Hillary Clinton.

I noticed that a number of people have picked up the “troopergate” theme promoted by the corruption wing of the Alaskan Republican Party.  Nothing like repeating Rovian-style talking points.  Maybe you should learn something about the controversy before you talk about it.

As for experience, her experience as a mayor and governor is executive experience, something none of the Senators have.  She is the commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard.

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August 29, 2008   26 Comments

Three Years Ago

Scout First Draft graphic

It wasn’t the storm, it was the levees.

It wasn’t Nature, it was man.

August 29, 2008   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Hanna

Tropical Storm HannaPosition: 22.1 N 65.3 W. [10 PM CDT]
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 14 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph.
Wind Gusts: 65 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

It is about 375 miles East of Grand Turk island.

Reports on Hanna only come out every 6 hours because it isn’t near land. The steering currents are a mess, making the models a mess, making the movement forecast a guess. The storm will hang together, unfortunately, but it is currently [in many senses of the word] a loose cannon. It’s almost as if the tropical storm tracks were being planned by the Hedgemony this year.

August 29, 2008   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Hanna

Hurricane Gustav – Friday

Hurricane GustavPosition: 19.7 N 80.7 W. [1 AM CDT]
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 12 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph.
Wind Gusts: 95 mph.
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 971 mb.

It is 50 miles Northeast of Grand Cayman.

[10 PM] I don’t like it when the tracking maps start using shades of pink, as in Categories 4 and 5.

August 29, 2008   Comments Off on Hurricane Gustav – Friday

Friday Cat Blogging

Blue-eyed Boy

Friday Cat Blogging

What is that bright light?

[Editor: Excise absorbing some sunshine after our extended period of rain and overcast skies.]

Friday Ark

August 29, 2008   9 Comments