Showing posts with label Tropical Storm Isaac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tropical Storm Isaac. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Did I say Tropical Storm Isaac had passed over us? Another storm band came through with winds and more rain. Upper Lafourche (that is us) is still under a tropical storm warning and flash flood watch.

Areas in New Orleans and Jefferson are flooded, but the new levees held. Neighborhoods in Slidell and LaPlace are flooded, and communities north of Lake Pontchartrain are threatened by a dam on Lake Tangipahoa that is in danger of breaking. Isaac has and will cause much devastation. 

WWL-TV's website
has good information, but I have difficulty navigating the site because of a slow internet connection.

Sorry about all the misinformation, which is probably due, in part, to wishful thinking.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Bobby Jindal was passed over...

1. As Mitt Romney's choice for vice-president

2. As keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention

3. As a speaker in prime time at the RNC

That's not to say that I think the governor is staying home for any reason other than the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac.


According to Rush Limbaugh, Obama caused the Republicans to cancel the first day of their convention by ordering the National Hurricane Center to track Tropical Storm Isaac to Tampa.
The Republican National Convention. A pretty important one, too. Introducing the nominee, Mitt Romney. It’s only after the convention that Romney can actually start spending all of this money that he’s raised, so this convention is very important. It’s a chance to introduce Romney to a lot of people who don’t know him yet. And I noticed that the hurricane center’s track is — and I’m not alleging conspiracies here. The hurricane center is the regime; the hurricane center is the Commerce Department.\

It’s the government.

It’s Obama.

And I’m noticing that that track stayed zeroed in on Tampa day after day after day. And the Republicans react to it accordingly over the weekend, canceling the first day of the convention. What could be better for the Democrats than the Republicans to cancel a day of this?

….Again, I’m alleging no conspiracy. I don’t want anybody thinking I’m going somewhere with this. I’m just telling you what happened.

I’m sharing with you my thought process, ’cause I know full well that if you give these people the slightest chance and they’re gonna turn this into Katrina and they’re gonna scare the hell out of New Orleans and they’re gonna revive, “Bush doesn’t care about people” and revive all of it. They’re gonna politicize everything ’cause they do it. And now they had the model runs allowing them to do it.

Now they had these model runs allowing them to start scaring the hell out of people in New Orleans and make political connections to Bush.
Somehow Obama and the Democrats convinced the hurricane center, weather services, and weather experts from all over the world to disregard their own observations and information, including satellite feeds, to go along and ruin the Republican National Convention by tracking the storm to Tampa.  But remember, Rush is not alleging a conspiracy.

Nor is it a conspiracy when "these people", once again, persuade the hurricane center, weather services, and weather experts all over the world to collude to skew the election to Obama by tracking the storm to the vicinity of New Orleans, in order to scare the hell out of the people there and remind the US voting public of the Bush maladministration's incompetence after Katrina - a conspiracy of vast proportions, indeed, if it was a conspiracy, but it's not.  Exactly what it is, I can't say.  Rush will have to tell us.   

How gullible can a person be?  Apparently, there are no limits if you're intent on finding conspiracies to match your prejudices, and Rush is your man to provide the material.  Start with, "Obama did it", and go back from there to find your "proof".

Photo from Wikipedia.

Monday, August 27, 2012


From WonderMap.  Click on the map for a larger view.


...and if Isaac, which the experts say will soon be a hurricane, comes our way, then it's the hurricane, loss of power, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.   After the last hurricane struck in our area, I vowed that the next scare would send me flying somewhere out of reach.  But the uncertainly is seductive in its own way, as I'm drawn to think, "Well, maybe I'll leave for nothing if the storm lands somewhere else."  So.  Here I am in sunny Thibodaux today.  We have a two-story house and a boat, so we will not be in danger of drowning.

Just look at the spread in the computer models in the illustration above.  The possible landfall for Isaac lies anywhere from the Louisiana/Mississippi border to the Louisiana/Texas border and all places in between.  Obviously, the places in between are all in Louisiana, including my place.   Sooo...we prepare, and we wait.

Image from Wunderground, which, to my sorrow, was sold to The Weather Channel.