Monday, May 16, 2005

Looks Like a Bit of a Blow A'coming

The Atlantic Seaboard and the Gulf Coast could be in for another bad hurricane season, one of the government's top forecasters said Monday.

Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr., head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicted 12 to 15 tropical storms, seven to nine of them becoming hurricanes, and three to five of those major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111 mph.

This is going to be expensive. The last furious summer, Bush and Congress opened up the taps and a tsunami of "free" aid poured into states Bush needed to carry during the election. People who had second homes there were given very expensive free trailers to use while vacationing courtesy of FEMA. Growers whose farms were missed by the hurricanes got huge subsidies. Everyone got a lollypop and this cost us absolutely nothing...yet. Courtesy of Asia who paid for this and took IOUs in place of money.

But this summer might see a totally different financial landscape. This time, we won't have $25 billion to scatter hither and yon. What if we have $0 dollars? The bleeding ulerous wound of Iraq has now begun to drain the main corpus Americus dry. If we get leveled like we did last summer it just might end up spelling the end of FEMA.

FEMA is part of the Homeland Security. To save money, the Pentagon is going to close airbases near Ground Zero. This is because they didn't do anything back then and probably won't protect us tomorrow, either. So why even pretend?

Mother Nature isn't a terrorist. She is a Darwinian who really does believe that she is red in tooth and claw. She is the expert at destruction. If She really wants to show us a thing or two, She certainly can. She has demonstrated the power of death more than once. Get Her going and you can face extinction. So how is America preparing for this coming summer attraction?

How about let's go to the beach and build more sand condos.

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