Thursday, September 22

the view from 300 miles north

News item: the deadliest natural disaster in US history was the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas. There was no accurate death toll, but it was well above 5,000 people.

Fast forward 105 years ... per the Associated Press:
The last major hurricane to strike the Houston area was Category-3 Alicia in 1983. It flooded downtown Houston, spawned 22 tornadoes and left 21 people dead.
to which President Quagmire is reported to have smirked:
Bring it on!
You're doin' a heckuva job, Rita!
Mission accomplished!
President Quagmire then returned to playing with His Silly Putty™, just outside the watchful eye of His PuppetMaster™, Karl Rove.
Deep Thoughts #72, 73 and 74: I wonder how many photo ops they'll be staging in Texas? Will President Quagmire bring out His chainsaw, and go to work cuttin' the downed trees? Will He say anything in Spanish to the Mexicans who lose their El Caminos?
As to what happens here in Dallas, the latest guess is that Rita's remnants will wind up a hundred or more miles east of here, but then stall early in the week. Hence, we may get some strong winds Saturday evening and then rain for several days after that. Fortunately, my home is perched high atop Mount Dallas so the chances of seeing me waving from a rooftop with Beta the Wonder Dog by my side is slim-to-none.

Hey, at least Sundry on Thursday's been updated!
Disclaimer: this hurricane prediction, should you choose to accept it, will be disavowed by The Wonder Pets. This blog entry will self-destruct in 48 hours. Good luck. {queue hissing sound}

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