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2009 September 09 — Why Now?
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New Record?

Lame Duck

As Walter Scott wrote:

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!

This speech was the equivalent of Chamberlain returning from Munich and beginning his address to the British people: Meine Damen und Herren…

Inaugurated on 01/20 and a lame duck on 09/09, it must be a record.

Attaturk looked at the Baucus plan and noted this from the White House:

ROBERT GIBBS: I was told that — that K Street had a copy of the Baucus plan, meaning, not surprisingly, the special interests have gotten a copy of the plan.

Gibbs is wrong. As the authors, K Street has the original, and Baucus has the copy.

[Update: Upyernoz provides the proof that it was created on K Street at Wellpoint.]

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The Butterfly Galaxy Nebula

Hubble is Back!

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Hurricane Fred 9-9

Hurricane FredPosition: 15.3 N 33.7 W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 10 mph [16 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [170 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 965 mb ↑.

It is 645 miles [1040 km] West of the Cape Verde Islands.

This will probably be a fish botherer in the Central Atlantic.

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.]

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