Next to the Kennedy assassination, 9/11 marks the other saddest historical day in most baby boomer’s lives.
And despite, all the thousands of video’s and the mass media attention that it got, I still recall what I was thinking when both those buildings came down SO quickly, and in such perfect fashion. No matter how many debunker video’s I watched on Youtube, about how anybody who questioned the science of what we saw that day was stupid—I never did buy it.
And I too, thought George W. Bush’s actions that day were beyond explicable. You get the news that another building has been hit and you keep on reading to children? Really?
Still, when you think about all the good people who were killed that day–and what is happening now with Obama and his dangerous actions with Iran, like many people I wonder….
What will happen next? Ted Cruz warned of an EMP over the Eastern Seaboard. We can HOPE that will not happen, but do you trust our President to protect us?
Let’s hope that today, is just another day….of remembrance—and deeply felt prayers for the families that still suffer from their loss.
Let’s hope, all our soldiers around the world, remain safe.
Can the democrats blame the new GOP Congress for this? I can see the headlines now:
“Global Warming caused the 9th Asian Airline crash…the point of no return is near.”
Tea Party conservatives hold back legislation, but the sky is blue, the sun is yellow and global warming is real.
Bad weather is caused by global warming.
Nobody Says…the science is in—the REAL science….People claiming global warming is real, are missing brain cells.
Yesterday, the National Weather Service shut down all of the Eastern Seaboard. Trains, planes, roads,…millions were told to stock up on food, and stay home and prepare for the worse storm of the century.
So they did.
Today, they admitted, that “Hey, so what if it only snowed 4 inches! We kept you all safe!”
Meanwhile, millions of people living paycheck to paycheck will be missing a few days pay next month because of the National Weather Services big mistake. Scientists didn’t bother to look out their back door.
What if NASA made such a big mistake?
What if NASA said, “Hey, there’s n heading towards earth the size of a mountain but don’t worry, it will miss us.” ?
And what if, NASA got that prediction right?
Which they did:
The space rock, code-named 2004 BL86, is expected to reach a point about 745,000 miles from our planet, or three times the distance to the Moon. Latest estimates suggest that AN10, which is 0.6 miles across, could approach as close as 19,000 miles.
But…what IF, like the National Weather Service, NASA got it ……….
I’m just saying.
This week, we have two countries not having much luck with their transportation enterprises.
Let’s start with Malaysia first…it seems they have lost ANOTHER plane into the ocean. Last March we watched various nations send out their military trying to find the missing 370 Malaysian flight that disappeared after a wrong turn. We watched as governments seem to almost love the competition to see WHO could find it first! (Nobody won.)
And now, in the same year, they lost another one;
The search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 resumed on Monday, a day after the commercial jet disappeared in Indonesian airspace with 162 people aboard.
“(Because) the coordinate that was given to us and the evolution from the calculation point of the flight track is at sea, our early conjecture is that the plane is in the bottom of the sea,” Bambang Sulistyo, head of Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency, told reporters Monday.
The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn’t say yes immediately — there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.
Minutes later, the jet carrying 162 people was gone from the radar.
And then you have the latest Italian ferry disaster:
Eight dead, dozens ‘missing’ after ferry fire disaster
Ship captain Argilio Giacomazzi, 62, upheld centuries of maritime tradition by ensuring he was the last man off, handing over to Italian navy officers at 2:50 pm (1350 GMT).
His conduct was in marked contrast to that of the last Italian sea captain to make global headlines, Francesco Schettino, the Costa Concordia skipper currently on trial for manslaughter abandoning a sinking cruise liner on which 32 people died in January 2012.
Wrapped in blankets and with many of them sporting bandages, 49 of the 478 passengers and crew who were on board the ferry when it caught fire shortly after dawn on Sunday disembarked from a merchant ship at the Italian port of Bari.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Is it the Malaysian Airlines, who continue to pile up bodies on the ocean floor, or the Italian boat captains, who have a habit of piling as many bodies on one ship as they can?
THIS…is a tough one.
On the one hand, the pilots of the Malaysian Airlines don’t seem to be at fault…it’s the guys on the ground that are screwing them up. Our American captains, when they see a problem, like Captain Sully did in 2009, they just land the plane down on the nearest Hudson River, and they don’t really ask permission. Can you imagine how many commissioners in New York would have to give the okay for Scully to land his big airliner on the Hudson River? That’s the American way…think for yourself. But a pilot of a Malaysian plane would probably be more fearful of NOT obeying the commands on the ground, instead of following his own instincts.
There is not a whole lot you can do if you mess up in a plane. It’s a long fall down.
On the other hand, the captains of a ferry or a boat have a better chance of saving people…And it was obvious that the whole Italian crew was NOT prepared for the fire:
“I ran out. I looked out for a lifejacket but I could not find one.”
“We did not know what to do. The staff had no idea how to get people off the boat.”
None of the statements made by survivors of the disaster have so far given any indication that as many as 40 passengers may have died.
So, who wins?
I’m going with the ferry-boat. Captains of ANY kind of boat should know better. After all, every captain in the world has heard of the Titanic. I don’t care if that captain was the last man off the boat, he shouldn’t even have left the dock without life jackets and enough lifeboats.
Or…am I wrong? If so, then I claim my own Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week.
Or should I say, Italy wins. That would be more—- fair. After all, how many captains can afford to buy 400 lifejackets?
Just to show how infinite is our stupidity, a few scientists have been warning us, that every 11 years, the Sun has active solar flares. On September the 10, the Sun had the biggest one yet.
It just missed us. Just one big hit, and millions will die…the Walking Dead won’t be on TV anymore, it will be in your backyard.
It would ONLY take a few billion dollars to FIX our electrical grid, but Obama is playing golf. As far as I know, not ONE Congressman is on this.
Ebola looks like a mere hangnail compared to what would happen to us if we got hit with a massive flare.
I know, it’s not EXACTLY my promise of a happy Sunday–so just look at the AMAZING pictures.
We hear it every day: Survive the next market crash: Buy Gold. Survive ‘climate change’: Get solar power for your house: Survive Obamacare: Get a colonoscopy. Survive a car crash: Buckle your seat beat. Survive your mother-in-law’s Sunday dinner: (I’ll get back to you on that one.)
My first lesson in survival was how to fend off an older brother, who loved to pin me down. He would sit on my stomach, pin my arms down with his legs, and slap my face, all the while laughing…until I learned how to wrap my legs around his neck and slam him back, and then kick hard. (I love my brother!)
Most people have the misconception— mostly from seeing movies, that people panic during a time for survival, but that’s not true: Most people…freeze. They shut down. Clueless. Even animals pretend to be dead.
Nobody Thinks that right now, a whole nation is staring at the corruption in Washington like deer with headlights in our eyes: We are just frozen. What do we do?
Last year, I was about to throw away my childhood book on Robinson Crusoe, so I read it for the second time, and the lessons in it were clear: prepare. Prepare for next year…prepare for the worst.
Prepare, prepare, and then prepare some more.
Too bad they don’t teach that very valuable lesson in school. How many of us are prepared for what’s coming? I know I’m not. I just never DREAMED that the America I knew would ever end.
But back to Robinson Crusoe, who was stranded on an island, and he not only survived, he could have supported a whole town, he was such an excellent planner.
And SINCE man is suppose to the superior King of the apes, you would think a simple thing like making sure your nation survives, would be a piece of cake. History shows…it’s really not.
Our piece of cake is turning into soup kitchen gumbo.
We are being invaded from the South, for people who want to ‘survive” and all due to the fact that the only survival instinct going on in Washington is how to keep their own butts forever swimming in the laps of luxury.
Too bad we don’t have a man like Rick Rescorla for President.
Who is he you might ask?
Rick Rescorla, saved 2,687 employees of the Morgan Stanley, on 9/11, and I just heard about him.
Rick Rescorla was born in England, and joined the U.S. military because he wanted to fight the communists in Vietnam. He won a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and a Purple heart and was memorialized in the 1992 book, We Were Soldiers…and Young.
He was the head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, whose offices were in Tower 2. He expected an attack, because in 1990 he and an old war buddy wrote a report to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (which owns the Trade Center Site) on the need for more security in the parking garage.
Because Rick knew it was coming he prepared everyone. He ordered everyone NOT to listen to the Port Authority in a real emergency. If you remember, the Port Authority told everyone to STAY in their places.
REALLY bad advice.
From Time, June, 2008:
“The radicalism of Rescorla’s drills cannot be overstated. Remember, Morgan Staley is an investment bank. Millionaire, high performance bankers on the 73red floor did not appreciate the interruption. Each drill, which pulled brokers off their pens and away from their computers, cost the company money. But Rescorlas did it anyway. His military training had taught him a simple rule of human nature The best way to get the brain to perform under extreme stress is to rapidly run it though rehearsals beforehand.
He even started timing them, and improving their time.
When 9/11 came, everyone knew what to do. They were on their way down the stairs, and on the 44th floor when the second plane hit, this time striking 38 floors above them.
“Stop.” Rescorla ordered through his bullhorn. “Be still. Be calm.” And then he started singing into the bullhorn, while people stayed quiet:
“Men of Cornwall stand ye steady. It cannot be easy said ye for the battle were not ready.”
Rick got everyone out. Only 13, including Rescorla and four of his security officers were inside.
He was last seen on the 10th floor heading up. His body was never found.
So, this deer is asking—How do we survive Obama? How do we survive the upcoming invasion on our borders, which will bring a new strain of TB? Do I have to start wearing masks to Wal-Mart?
Rick Rescorla and Robinson Crusoe would tell us. WAKE UP.. MOVE. Prepare…..
Think of every worse case scenario and start now.
The only thing our politicians are preparing for is millions of angry citizens. They have not prepared this country for even a sun flare, let alone an invasion.
They are only preparing for themselves and their friends.
Too bad we can’t throw them all into Robinson’s Crusoe’s Island for a month.
It’s been another week of great mysteries—which included why would ANYONE tell Joe Biden that he has the best looking facial skin in the world on National TV?….Let’s get started:
Nobody Knows: Today Obama took a big victory speech at the White House, which was more than annoying, it was silly. According to him, Obamacare signed up 7 million people …and he laughed with his big silly grin when he proclaimed there WERE no death panels!
(What? Do you think he’s stupid? Technically, he’s right. You will die when you are refused care, it’s already written into the law.)
This is, of course all baloney, because Obama lied about Benghazi, he lied about everyone keeping their doctor, he lied about Fast and Furious, he lied about Buddy Love, and Reverend Wright and…when doesn’t he lie?
When he’s sleeping.
It’s being said that Obama has spiked the football once again by fudging the numbers, because Obamacare is all about force. The biggest lie is that those people are going to get “affordable” health care.
The moon will disappear from the sky before THAT happens.
Nobody Knows what caused the earthquakes in California and Yellowstone last week, but some are suggesting the Kim Jung Un was detonating nuclear bombs under the ocean for fun because North Korea had one too, so maybe that fault line is getting a bit of a push from Kim Jung. (Update: Another one–8.2 off of Chile)
“North Korea fired 500 rounds of artillery shells over more than three hours, about 100 of which fell south of the sea boundary, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said. South Korea responded by firing 300 shells into North Korean waters.”
Since Obama has made sure that we can fight only one war at a time, if Kim Jung tries to invade South Korea, at the same time that Putin is invading Europe, what ‘war’ will Obama decide to fight?
(HINT: The war on the 18th hole. )
Nobody Knows, but we DO know that both Obama and John Kerry will declare that “This is just not how any state should act in the 21st century.” assuring the world that they—can look important saying absolutely ridiculous things. .
And speaking of Putin…
Nobody Knows why we have stopped talking about Putin? Which country will Putin go for next? According to a guy who used to work for him, he has a BIG list:
“Parts of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland are states where Putin claims to have ownership. “It is not on Putin’s agenda today or tomorrow,” Illarionov said. “But if Putin is not stopped, the issue will be brought sooner or later. Putin has said several times that the Bolsheviks and Communists made big mistakes. “
And speaking of taking back half the country….
Nobody Knows if Obama learned to spike the football from the big bankers on Wall Street. It was reported on 60 minutes this week that SOMEBODY spent $350 million on a super cable network on Wall Street–basically rigging the stock market for a few select people. These computers were just a few milliseconds faster, but it was enough to rip billions of dollar off of investors: (see video) by Michael Lewis.
Michael Lewis is not talking about the stock market that you see on television every day. That ceased to be the center of U.S. financial activity years ago, and exists today mostly as a photo-op. This is the stock market that Lewis is talking about; the one where most of the trades take place now, inside hundreds of thousands of these black boxes located at more than 60 public and private exchanges, where billions of dollars in stock change hands every day with little or no public documentation. The trades are being made by thousands of robot computers, programmed to buy and sell every stock on the market at speeds 100 times faster than you can blink an eye. A system so complex, it’s all but invisible.
Michael Lewis: “The insiders are able to move faster than you. They’re able to see your order and play it against other orders in ways that you don’t understand. They’re able to front run your order. From Brad Katsuyama’s point of view, when he heard they were willing to spend that kind of money for milliseconds it told him the sums involved were vast. That was one of the first questions he said he had. He says, “All right, I’m getting ripped off. Everybody’s getting ripped off. But what does it add up to?” And I think when he heard the story of Spread Networks, he realized this is tens of billions of dollars we’re talking about.
Add to that:
And last but not least…Nobody Knows whose bright idea it was to put a $400,000 glass camel (courtesy of the American taxpayers) in front of the Pakistan American embassy.
Shall we take bets?
If anyone has any answers to these questions, or any other great mysteries of the universe, like what moisturizer Joe Biden uses—-please email Rachel Ray.
I hate to make the comparison today, but it remains to be said: there are two missing items in the world, and finding them is of the upmost importance;
First, Malaysia is missing a Boeing 777. Not exactly a hard thing to lose, but lost it they have. In fact the whole world is out trying to find flight 370, because there were about 239 people on it. And it’s been a wild goose chase. Six days, and 10 nations using 56 surface ships have been running all over the oceans trying to find it.
First it was here. then over there, then…well..where did it go? China thought they spotted it, but no. Then got mad and said everyone should coordinate.
Daily Mail: A Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, which means it could have flown a thousand miles from its last known location, according to officials.
U.S. sources have revealed that the plane, which lost contact with ground control at 1.07am on March 8, was in fact still in contact with satellites operated by Boeing. Experts suggest the way communications systems were shut down mean the plane was shut down ‘deliberately’ and ‘systematically’
(My first nobody thought was: Mmmmm, two Muslim pilots…maybe Allah called them at a very inopportune moment. But right from the start, we must NOT suspect these pilots because they were…experienced.)
Insinuating that only an inexperienced pilots would hide a plane. Of course, Farig Abdul Hamid, (one of the pilots) was a “good boy” and was always at the mosque, and had a flight simulator at home, and has been known to let a pretty face into the cockpit.
Must be nice. They said the same thing about Ted Bundy.
Nevertheless the plane remains lost.
The other item lost, was…a penis.
Police in the United Kingdom reportedly shut down part of a busy motorway in Middlesbrough, England, Thursday to search for a man’s missing penis
Yes, the poor guy was sitting on the side of the road, and somebody had…well, cut it off and tossed it. They induce the man into a coma…and for good reason.
The penis has not been found.
Really, I can’t have a Nobody’s Perfect contest this week on this one, although I think that 229 people losing their lives is a heck of a lot worse than a man losing his penis. I was supposed to do this column on MONDAY night, and I forgot the day, so it’s only fair that I give the guy some slack.
Nobody’s Perfect. :)
Hopefully, someone will donate a penis to the guy so that when he wakes up, he can go on living some kid of normal life.
And hopefully, that plane isn’t sitting on some island somewhere, filling up for a new takeoff…
They may never find this plane…or they already have, and they don’t want ANYONE to know what happened.
My guess, is that’s the real story…the real truth…has been lost.
The city of Atlanta was hit with a major ice storm yesterday, hundreds of people were stranded on highways and schools for more than 23 hours… and it’s no surprise that the Democratic mayor–did nothing.
The result was gridlock on freeways that are jammed even on normal days. Countless vehicles were stranded and many of them abandoned. Officials said 239 children spent Tuesday night aboard school buses; thousands of others stayed overnight in their schools.
One woman’s 12-mile commute home took 16 hours. Another woman gave birth while stuck in traffic; police arrived just in time to help. Drivers who gave up trying to get home took shelter at fire stations, churches and grocery stores.
CNN did a good job drilling Mayor Reed on WHY he did nothing, but notice how good he is at passing the blame: It was the teacher’s fault. This morning–they were blaming the weatherman–because George Bush wasn’t around. Yes, it’s got to be rough when your President is a democrat and you are the mayor of a big city, and you can’t blame the President when you &$% up and your own citizens are mad at you.
But…guess what? Remember when the Mayor of New Orleans blamed President George W. Bush for Katrina?
Ray Nagin rose to American political fame in swift, albeit uncensored, fashion — as the New Orleans mayor who publicly trashed and pleaded with President George W. Bush to save his city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “Flying over in Air Force One doesn’t do it justice,” Nagin said during a radio interview a few days after the storm hit on Aug. 29, 2005.
Then the photo came out, of George flying over New Orleans and not even landing. Why, he should have sent in the 45th battalion! They never got over it, and to this day, President George W. Bush is blamed for the misery suffered after Katrina. But…it wasn’t his fault. He was actually following the law. By our Constitution, if you have a disaster in your city, it’s the Mayor and the Governor of that state that are responsible to handle it. The Federal government can only come in when ASKED. And nobody asked the President for DAYS.
Nobody Thinks that was because Nagin really messed up big time…the democrats manipulated it so that the President would be blamed, instead of the mayor.
When does a democrat NOT blame a republican for something that they do?
Wal-Mart came to the rescue when Mayor Nagin was sitting around bitching about everything. But that’s democrats. Nagin was such a crook. He is just now being persecuted for what he did during the time of Katrina. (READ ABOUT THAT HERE)
President George W. Bush did right by not landing…he really was thinking of the people. The whole apparatus of Air Force One would have been a headache at the time when people didn’t need one. Nevertheless…that didn’t stop Obama from landing In New Jersey and getting his photo-op with Chris Christie while he made all kinds of promises those suffering people after Hurricane Sandy—-
Which of course, were all lies.
The CNN reporter is right: It was the mayor’s fault. He should have salted those roads. Atlanta is not doing too good financially, and if Kasim is anything like Nagin, who knows what corruption he is in? As for the democratic governor, Nathan Deal?
Around the time the traffic jam started, Deal and Reed were at an award ceremony recognizing the mayor as the “2014 Georgian of the Year.” Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the governor left before 1:30 p.m. and was in constant contact with emergency officials.
Nevertheless: It’s already been suggested that the small communities cannot handle things at all. All power should just be put in the hands of the President. I actually heard that on CNN. They can’t blame George Bush, so they are going to do the next best thing: Take all power away from the states and put that power in the hands of Obama.
Nobody Wins when democrats run the country.
So whatever happened to Nagin? He’s going to court:
The indictment states Nagin accepted more than $160,000 in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of businessman Frank Fradella — who secured millions of dollars in city contract work after the hurricane. The hurricane and its aftermath killed roughly 1,800 people and cost an estimated $108 billion.
Nagin moved to Dallas after leaving office and founded CRN Initiatives LLC, which specializes in publishing, public speaking and emergency preparedness.
You cannot make this stuff up.
Last April, when my street was hit by an F-1 tornado, I really WAS surprised to see it mentioned on National TV. After all, nobody was killed. I realized that disasters are real gems to news stations because of the ratings that they generate, but I have noticed that all the fires out West, really don’t get the coverage they deserve. I also remember how fires were kind of ignored when Bill Clinton was President. It seems, for most of my life, I really don’t remember the huge fires that we started getting, that is, not until Bill Clinton became President. Overnight, it seems at least in one year of his Presidency, the whole WEST was on fire.
They acted as if it was just another news day. Most of the time, nobody knows who started the fire, and the reporters just get everyone guessing, then it’s forgotten until the next fire. For instance, the recent fire that killed those 19 firemen, did you ever hear who STARTED the fire?
I didn’t. Not important I guess.
This summer we watched as the Black Forest fire in Colorado burnt down 346 houses and killed two. And they are expecting more.
Wildfires are chewing through twice as many acres per year on average in the United States compared with 40 years ago, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told a Senate hearing last month. Since Jan. 1, 2000, about 145,000 square miles have burned, roughly the size of New York, New England, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland combined, according to federal records.
Like many Americans, I thought something was up. When I was 16, I remember temperatures of 115 were quite normal for Arizona, and yet, there were just not that many fires. Fires just don’t start up because the bushes are dry.
While Al Gore and the global warming experts are quick to tell you that the fires are due to global warming, I think, (and Carl Sagan would agree) that we should consider the more obvious explanation for all these fires: Many—and I’ll take a wild guess and say at least half of these fires, are being set by terrorists. (Remember, that’s an opinion.) Recently, the Muslim Magazine “Inspired” which was “inspired” by that very dead New Mexican fellow named Anwar al-Awlak, is giving instructions on just HOW to start a forest fire in America, and why you should do it.
‘Unleash Hell’: New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make ’ember bombs’ Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer. Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, ‘Inspire’, are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of ’ember bombs’ Detailed in the memorably titled, ‘It is of your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb’, the magazine encourages any would-be terrorist to target Montana, because of the rapid population growth in its wooded areas.
Nobody Thinks that Muslims (and other illegal’s and lowlifes) have been setting forest fires in the West for quite some time now. It’s just another little dirty secret that our “government ” doesn’t think we need to know, because then we would be REALLY mad. So…they just don’t discuss it much. In fact…they don’t discuss it at all. When was the last time you heard John McCain say, “We have really got to get a grip on these forest fires!” ?
What we could be safe in saying, is that ‘disasters” in America are becoming the norm, and while the car companies, are being able to say that their sales are “booming”, and the housing industry is picking up… it might not be because Americans really wanted to buy new cars and build new houses…
It’s because they HAD to. That’s one way to keep an economy going!
(Nobody says: Was that a joke?) What isn’t a joke is that due to my own curiosity, I wanted to visit the site of the magazine to see it for myself: But the FBI would visit me, so I didn’t. I’m SURE the FBI didn’t even have to visit the site to know how to make a fire bomb, and they say they want to keep the site up to track all it’s visitors.
Okay. I’m chasing my own tail here.
So, if you happen to live out west, and see Muslims camping in the park, and they tell you they love nature and want to see some bears. Don’t report them to the FBI. Go tell your local sheriff.
Last Friday night, I was cooking dinner and watching Sheppard Smith on FOX NEWS talking to a storm chaser in Oklahoma. The TV screen looked…green. The whole Oklahoma skyline looked… green. I was wondering if some technician somewhere added some “green” just to make it look even scarier.
I would have added the wicked Witch of the West zooming through the clouds on her broom for the kids, but that’s why I don’t work for a TV station.
No detail is too small when it comes to the entertainment of the masses. And THIS tornado had become the most exciting thing that had happened since the LAST tornado that ‘President’ Obama has already forgot. He no doubt thought this happened in Madison.
They had great camera shots of it. This was Hollywood stuff. This was Oscar worthy. This was news titillation in its finest hour.
The storm chaser talking to Sheppard Smith was screaming and talking so fast, Sheppard had to tell him to slow down…
“A FARM just went over my head!” the storm chaser yelled.
“What…are you okay..did you say you see some farm equipment?”
Money. What some people will do for it.
I was flipping over the bacon, when I turned on the local news: St. Louis was also on a tornado watch.
“Great” I thought. “not again.”
Sure enough…my husband and I went downstairs as the tornado sirens were going off and then the lights went out, almost at exactly the same time that the tornado that hit my street on April 10 this year had: 8.30pm.
Cell phones weren’t working, so I was stuck with my old trusted radio, and very anxious to hear where the tornados touched down. Were they near us? Were they coming this way?
Do I have time to flip the bacon?
Oklahoma is used to tornadoes, but here in St. Louis people were calling up to the radio station, asking about damages, etc…..and the reporters would always say, “We’ll see what happened tomorrow.” As I laid in the dark and listened to the frightened voices on my radio, I thought the commentator was purposely being very nebulous and leaving everyone literally…in the dark. He knew what happened. He was just not going to say. His reputation was on the line.
In the meantime, people were calling up saying they had been in a Casino where the roof was ripped off, tractor trailers flipped, there were houses hit, schools torn apart, etc, and the radio host acted as if it was just a little storm.
First report came in: (You KNOW how I am about first reports.) Many casualties when a hotel was hit. Drivers reported 20 ambulances arriving at the scene, but the cops said, nobody was hurt.
It’s okay folks, only 100 houses have been flattened and over 200 damaged but that’s really nothing.
The next day, I was stuck without a car, and so I had the Cardinal baseball game on. They were playing the Giants. KMOX is our main radio station here. It’s the only one that reports the news. Around 10 a.m. The man in charge of our local electric company came on to say that the whole city had wires down everywhere, they had 800 men out, 300 men coming in from other states, and it was reported that about 100,000 people were without electric. The numbers went all over the map in every different report.
The electric man said that Governor Nixon had declared a disaster, and he would tell everyone at 2.30 pm that day, what was going on. He had to take the whole day reviewing everything.
So…he SAID he’d be back at 2.30 pm, and tell us what he found out.
I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.
Nobody knew just how long their electric would be out, so I’m sure I wasn’t the only fool who listened to the radio for hours in anticipation. I decided. I would listen to the game.
They had to cancel the game the night before due to weather, so they held a double- header downtown. They even added fireworks. No doubt, they were hoping all the people without electric would drive downtown for the game. What an opportunity! Get out of your miserable house and come on down!
Yes, whole neighborhoods left in the dark…good idea.
Not once, throughout that whole game was there any mention of what had happened in St. Louis. Jack Buck (RIP) would have said something. I would have devoted a whole ten minutes of gratitude to Tom Edison, and how really $%& up the world would be if he had not been born, but that’s why I’m not a sports broadcaster.
Sure, the 200,000 people who had electric saw the news on TV. but the other 100,000 were left out in the cold, and clueless.
At 2.30. nobody came on to tell the good people anything.
I HATE when that happens. I felt like I had been stood up. If you say you are going to do something, well then DO IT.
The game was a shutout: 8-0. Cardinals won with some rookie pitcher. I could have cared less. Couldn’t they have at least had a small news break about the electric situation…like around the seventh inning?
Sure they could have…I wondered: I know life goes on, but after all…come on.
It’s a little bit after 10pm on a Sunday night as I am writing this, and it’s being reported that three Storm Chasers lost their lives, killed by the tornado’s in Oklahoma trying to get a good shot for the big News channels.
How stupid is that? Are they that hard up for ratings? What do they tell these guys?
“If you can get IN the tornado and get a good shot, it’s an extra bonus for ya!”
And what about this business that they don’t really want to admit to a tornado until they have ‘professional’ come out and declare it such. Is that for insurance purposes?
Insurance agent: Uh…I know you lost the whole roof to your house sir, and your car is over two blocks in a tree, but nobody has really confirmed that there even WAS a tornado and so, I will have to list this as wind damage, and of course, we can’t be liable for any water damage caused by the storm, or your fence that is blown down. That’s was added to your policy last year.
I’m not sure what I got out of this: But it seems to me that there’s a real disconnect in the media, not only about the seriousness of our politician’s crimes, but the worsening natural disasters that are hitting the United States. Fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes…are good for business. Cars are destroyed, houses have to be rebuilt, food gets spoiled, this is all good for the bottom line.
In the meantime, we don’t have to be attacked by any country…the weather is doing a good job of destroying us.
And in two days…it happens all over again.
You know where I’ll be. I’m flipping my bacon at 5.
The bodies hadn’t even been counted before the Democrats started yelling, “Global warming!” on the floor of Congress. As you see in the above video, Senator Whitehouse (Come on…tell me that is NOT his real name.) lashes out at the Republicans for destroying the world.
Last week’s tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, as powerful as it was, was nothing compared to the one in 1925. Remember 1925? The SUV was just a dream in some mechanic’s pillowcase.
Deadliest single tornado in US history
The Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925 killed 695 people in Missouri (11), Illinois (613), and Indiana (71). The outbreak it occurred with was also the deadliest known tornado outbreak, with a combined death toll of 747 across the Mississippi River Valley.
It lasted a good 3 and a half hours. Would Senator Whitehouse admit that that tornado could NOT have been caused by global warming? No, because we all know he’s a liberal and no doubt sleeps with global warming bimbo’s, who paint his toenails.
But hey, let’s go back to an even earlier time…1896.
Most damaging tornado
Similar to fatalities, damage (and observations) of a tornado are a coincidence of what character of tornado interacts with certain characteristics of built up areas. That is, destructive tornadoes are in a sense “accidents” of a large tornado striking a large population. In addition to population and changes thereof, comparing damage historically is subject to changes in wealth and inflation. The St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado of May 27, 1896 incurred the most damages adjusted for wealth and inflation, at an estimated $2.9 billion (1997 USD). In raw numbers, the Joplin Tornado of May 22, 2011 is considered the costliest tornado in recent history, with damage totals near $2.8 billion (2011 USD). Until 2011, the “Oklahoma City Tornado” of May 3, 1999 was the most damaging.
So, tornadoes and hurricanes have been around longer than bedbugs, and most people find it appalling that the Senator would even talk about this after all the sadness of that day.
Nobody Wonders most of all: After Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, Congress ran to the floor and voila— Chris Christie got his $60 million dollars of Hurricane Sandy relief, most of which did not get to the victims because it was filled with pork for other government projects completely unrelated to the hurricane.
Is Congress going to come to the rescue of the poor people in Oklahoma?
Where’s Bruce Springsteen? Bon Jovi? Where’s Barbara Streisand? Robert Redford? To me, the damage from this tornado was MUCH worse. But the Congress is silent.
Obama is going to take his bow (excuse me…photo op) on Sunday in Moore, Oklahoma, and might be forced to “promise” help to those poor people who lost their homes, but…don’t be surprised to hear him suggest that its global warming that is causing the storms.
Global warming is a big lie. BUT…weather manipulation is not. While man can’t even begin to imitate Mother Nature, he can and does try to manipulate it.
Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 – (Research paper presented to the United States Air Force)
“Weather modification offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary… Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally… It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather… and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of military technologies.”
He CAN make a small hurricane or tornado into a larger one. (Not that Mother Nature needs any help.)
He has the technology to cause earthquakes. And most of those fires you are seeing in California every year, are arson. And the more disasters we have, the better for Al Gore’s dream of taking control of the planet with carbon taxes, and buying up even more homes to run up big electrical bills in.
If you think that they wouldn’t use technology to further their liberal plans, then you are not paying attention to the last three scandals.
Except this time, he is walking into the heart of America…where Mother Nature’s son is predominantly short on putting up with BS.
Good luck, Mr. “President!”
“Oh say can YOU see, by the dawn’s early light….”
To think that this lady survived her whole house being crushed around her by an F-5 tornado…was a miracle of God many would say. But to see her dog make an appearance, alive and unharmed…coming out from the under the rubble is a tear-jerker.
This lady prayed and it paid off. Most of all, she had a plan.
Robinson Crusoe, had a plan.
But, having seen the results of the kids that were told to go into the halls and cover their heads and who are now dead, you have to realize once and for all, the “plans’ the government has for protecting any of us are grossly insufficient.
As we saw at Sandy Hook: The government’s plan to protect you children from mass murderers is to make all schools gun-free zones.
The government’s plan for your children who go to schools in tornado ally is to NOT build an underground bunker for them. No doubt, teachers’ pensions are much more important.
One other mother DID have a plan….she saw the weather, knew her children would be in danger at the school, and went and got them. She saved their lives.
The lesson from this whole thing is: Have a plan…for everything.
I hate to admit it, but nobody takes a disaster better and uses it for his own personal benefit than Barack Hussein Obama. He did it today, while he used a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing to promote his image as “Commander-in-Chief.”
No Republican would ever put themselves on the religious bully pulpit after a disaster and use it to promote themselves…and if they did, the Democrats would scream ‘church and state’
Liberals have been using the church for PR events forever, so nobody criticizes them.
The event was choreographed as well as a well-planned theater production. You had big shots of Obama listening to Yo-Yo Ma, (as a King listening to the court musician) and then Obama on the podium making his big speech after allowing all the interfaith ministers give their little bits, about how Boston is the student capital of the world, and yes, he got to–once again— talk about how he and Michelle went to Harvard there, it was HIS second home.
He always puts himself into every speech.
Also, I have never heard any President in my lifetime remind everyone in every speech he gives that HE is the Commander-in-Chief, or has someone else say it. Just that fact alone is a chilling reminder that Obama borders on wacko megalomania. Today it was Massachusetts’ governor, Deval Patrick, who introduced the “Commander-In-Chief” to the bully-pulpit of the inter-faith ceremony at the Boston.
Obama tried to used Sandy Hook to push for a big start to eliminate the second amendment, and when it blew up in his face, he was extremely angry, calling everyone who opposed him liars. And you could tell that in this speech, he was talking to himself. To him the words of this speech were aimed at himself first and foremost. He was pumping himself back into the fight.
The theme was “We will finish the race.” To Obama this means gun control, redistribution of wealth, bringing millions of more immigrants in to vote as Democrats…and to get rid of America as we’ve always know it.
If you watch this man long enough, you see his mission is only going to get more draconian.
The very fact that the night before this speech, an explosion killed and maimed many more people than at the Boston marathon…and that it could have been a crime bigger than the Boston Marathon..that news literally disappeared off the air…because the president’s speech had to be heard by America. And besides…it happened in Texas.
That tells you who is in charge.
Our media now works for the President. Only FOX news, Drudge, and independent bloggers stand in the way of his complete control of us seeing his image every morning and in every building.
In the meantime, it’s being reported that a Saudi was behind the bombing in Boston and Obama helped get some Saudi out of the country, and like Benghazi whoever did this will be quickly replaced with some other more “important” news.
So, Barack Obama (who laments that nobody at Harvard could say his name.) wins the Nobody’s Fool award for this week.
And any week that he wins it, Americans lose.