Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Pondering Hurricane Season

Cindy, a third tropical storm, is ashore now and breaking down. This morning, on my porch here in SouthCentral Alabama, the wind is just light and a little gusty from the thunderstorms. Actually it's a nice change from the past two weeks of hot days and night.

The weatherman tells us this is the first Hurricane season in history where we've had four 'tropical storms this early in the season. I wish they'd keep some things to themselves because tropical storm 'Dennis' is now brewing south of Cuba and they're projecting it to develope into a hurricane and it's path is going to be close to that of hurricane Ivan's path of last fall. So the bible-thumpers are probably fervently at work on next Sunday's sermons, developing themes around the worn out prognostication that this is another sign of how close the end is; how close it is to when Jesus comes down to gather up the evanglical 'chosen 100,000' folks and cart them up to heaven while the rest of the millions of us 'sinners' wait for whatever catastrophic end God's famous (or infamous) 'plan' calls for. Meanwhile, the tree huggers will be castigating us with 'We told you so's' and statements about how miserably we humans have been treating Mother Earth. Scientists will plod on with their work of divcovering how things really work and, of course the rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer, and the body count in Iraq will continue to rise. The government will continue to hoodwink us while condtinuing to lay waste to the astronomical National budget, slide the usual amount of 'pork barrell' bills through congress and give themselves another 'needed' raise while figuring out ways to put the axe to Social Security, ways that will placate the baby-boomers while not pissing off the growing population of retirees, so the politicians won't lose ground to either in the upcoming elections.

As Walter C. used to say at the end of his newscast: 'and that's the way it is...' and Linda Ellerbee's sign off: 'and so it goes...' and my new sign off, 'Curious as it is...' or maybe 'be good to yourself, you're all you've got to work with...' or 'stay hydrated...' or 'don't grow up, life is but a playground...' or 'don't use a peacekeeper to keep the peace, it might backfire...' or...well, you get the idea.

7 Comments:

Blogger ClooJew said...

What do you think, lulei demistafina, of GWB's record on CO2?

6:20 PM  
Blogger hbjock said...

Hey man, thanks for your comments on my blog! I have to agree with you, this government has gone to shit... and I'm DEFINTIELY voiting for Hilary if she does get nominated...

BTW, sorry to hear that the hurricanes are starting early this year. I lived in Orlando for about a year in 2002 and I lucked out in not having to go through any hurricanes... I'm just glad I wasn't back there last year. I hope this year isn't as bad.. although I have a feeling that it will be =(. Just have faith my friend =).

1:13 AM  
Blogger mojoala said...

lulei demistafina?

wtf is that?

cindy was small potatoes.

dennis, if he is kin to ivan, we in trouble here again.

will know by 3pm tommorrow if we will have weatherize all the terminals, computers and servers.....

9:52 AM  
Blogger porchwise said...

Don't know that language either, mojo, but in the context of the sentence, I think it means 'by the way'. BTW, I'll yell hello out my van window as we pass through your town tonight. Decided to set Dennis the Menace out..wifey's orders.

1:14 PM  
Blogger jiri said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

4:45 PM  
Blogger TheDevilIsInTheDetails said...

Be prepared for the next hurricane katrina picture or find another one that's similar. As the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"!

4:41 AM  
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