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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 09:18 AM
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Hurricane Gustav no respecter of politics -Cat 3 storm headed for Gulf Coast during Repug Convention
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Gustav no respecter of politics
from The Swamp by Frank James



by Frank James

Nature never takes a holiday, it is no respecter of the human calendar. Thus we have Tropical Storm Gustav which is churning through the Caribbean and headed according to hurricane experts into the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm has already killed people in Haiti and is raising concerns that it will become a category 3 hurricane before it makes landfall anywhere between the Florida panhandle and Texa's Gulf Coast. New Orleans, ravaged by Hurricane Katrina three years ago, is smack in the middle of the possible cone of probability.

Beyond the anxiety Gustav is causing on the Gulf Coast, it is also jangling political nerves. With the storm on track to make landfall somewhere on the U.S.'s southern coast early next week, it hit just as the Republican National Convention begins in St. Paul, Minn.

A category 3 storm striking the Gulf Coast would obviously divert attention from the politics of the moment, especially the Republican convention. It would be a stark reminder of the Bush Administration's failed response to Katrina just when Republicans are trying to turn the page.

Already, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who is scheduled to speak at next week's convention said he won't attend if his state is under attack from Gustav. Other Republican officals from the Gulf Coast region may have to make similar declarations.

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/08...
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 09:19 AM
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1. Man, that RW preacher is one lousy meteorologist
He prayed for that storm to hit Denver tomorrow night, and instead
it waits for the RNConvention and dumps on the red states of the gulf.
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 09:20 AM
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2. I think
somebody praying for rain in Denver mis worded there prayer....yikes.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 09:23 AM
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3. barely a hurricane of any sort at this time nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 09:23 AM
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4. See also:
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 09:30 AM
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5. Wow, God sure has it in for the fundies now!
Note that I'm agnostic but I sure as hell am all for watching the fundies crap their pants because they're afraid that they pissed off God!
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