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Miller Has Opponents

The Local Puppy Trainer reports that Republican Congresscritter Jefferson Beauregard Miller of Chumuckla [Santa Rosa 850] is being challenge this time by three people: Libertarian Calen Fretts of Valparaiso [Okaloosa 6336], Reform Party’s William Drummond of Chipley [Washington 3592], and Democrat James Bryan of Paxton [Walton 753]. The district was redrawn and now includes more rural areas. All three are running to the right of Miller, including the very Blue Dog Democrat James Bryan who has challenged him before.

Fretts was quick to point out that he was running because Miller voted for $5 trillion of the deficit. Fretts vowed to vote against all spending.

All but one of these guys are from North of I-10 and all live in small towns and villages. The information in the brackets is the county and population of their towns. Valparaiso is the only town on the coast.

Lots of names, but not much difference.

October 15, 2012   Comments Off on Miller Has Opponents

Hurricane Rafael – Day 4

Hurricane RafaelPosition: 25.1N 65.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 974 mb.

Currently about 500 miles [ 805 km] South of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

An aircraft found that the storm had achieved hurricane strength, as it has been on the verge of doing for some time.

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.]

October 15, 2012   Comments Off on Hurricane Rafael – Day 4