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Old 08-31-2017   #31 (permalink)
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Let's hope Harvey was not a trend setter!



New Hurricane Brewing in the Atlantic and she is a monster.
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Let's hope Harvey was not a trend setter!



New Hurricane Brewing in the Atlantic and she is a monster.
looks like it is headed to the East Coast. I would prepare now. (we stayed prepared from July - September)
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looks like it is headed to the East Coast. I would prepare now. (we stayed prepared from July - September)
I have been watching it. The direction seems to depend on, at this time, a high pressure system to the north of the predicted direction of the storm. If the front is strong, it will push the storm south. If the front is weak or dissipates, the storm goes north.

That seems to be the current thinking.
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North east coast possibility.
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Strong looking storm - very intense !
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She got her eye back and is looking scary.


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Let this sink in for a minute.....Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They're using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there's a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they're so much better than.

These are The Quiet Ones. They don't wear masks and tear down statues. They don't, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods.

But they'll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They'll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it's what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. And then they'll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they've never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about "the patriarchy", or "male privilege", they'll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.

In the meantime, they'll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work's done.

They're unlikely to be reimbursed. There won't be medals. They won't care. They're heroes. And it's what they do.
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Let this sink in for a minute.....Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They're using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there's a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they're so much better than.

These are The Quiet Ones. They don't wear masks and tear down statues. They don't, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods.

But they'll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They'll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it's what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. And then they'll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they've never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about "the patriarchy", or "male privilege", they'll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.

In the meantime, they'll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work's done.

They're unlikely to be reimbursed. There won't be medals. They won't care. They're heroes. And it's what they do.
Who wrote that? Other than the inclusion of Bill Maher (whom I think is more rational and even-handed than the other two), you actually posted something I agree with.
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Too political.

Everyone that helps deserves a pat on the back.

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These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they're so much better than.
The person who wrote this did not know shit about what she was writing.

That is the only reasonable conclusion one can reach.

When I was a young liberal, many of us spent days, many hours a day sandbagging for two massive floods of the Mississippi River several years apart.

People who attempt to politicize natural disasters at the level of volunteers are just wrong.
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The person who wrote this did not know shit about what she was writing.

That is the only reasonable conclusion one can reach.

When I was a young liberal, many of us spent days, many hours a day sandbagging for two massive floods of the Mississippi River several years apart.

People who attempt to politicize natural disasters at the level of volunteers are just wrong.
It didn't say young liberals weren't filling sandbags. It simply said that many of those with boats who are helping were the same kind of people Hillary Clinton was describing as "deplorables" during the election. You know why you don't hear too much politicization of this hurricane as opposed to others? Because the people of Houston and Texas make it almost impossible to. They are too busy helping each other to point fingers and most of the rest of the country is taking notes.
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. You know why you don't hear too much politicization of this hurricane as opposed to others?
Because most of us believe it is wrong to make it political. I guess some disagree.
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Because most of us believe it is wrong to make it political. I guess some disagree.
Hey Bruce,What's up?
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Work on that.
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