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8.31.2008

Random Hurricane Thoughts

  • I'd forgotten what a goof ball the mayor of New Orleans is. And I didn't know he was still there
  • I promise I saw Pete Delkus on Friday night project landfall of this new one on Thursday at 7:00 a.m. (I know, like all local weather guys, he's just reading off the press release of the National Hurricane Center but I can't believe that was the correct information.)
  • What's up with these crazy Hurricane names? Gustav? We can't even protect our weather borders anymore.
  • The press loves a hurricane. I think it's the "anticipation factor." (One of the funniest, but truest, lines from a Simpsons episode was uttered by a guy Marge was about to - but didn't - cheat with, "Better than the moment. Better than the memory. The moment of . . . Anticipation!")
  • I finally finished the Scott McClellan's book, What Happened, and he called the above photo of Bush doing a flyover of New Orleans after Katrina on of his "worst political blunders" because he appeared detached and uncaring. I've never thought that at all. (And that book was nothing more than a rehashing of old headlines - no inside info whatsoever.)
  • Now this photo, that was different.

44 comments:

wordkyle said...

Michael Moore calls the possibility of a hurricane hitting during the GOP convention "proof that there is a God."

Is there any way to interpret that other than Moore is eager to see people suffer the effects of a hurricane simply to damage Republicans politically?

Liberal viewpoint in a nutshell.

wordkyle said...

McClellan writes about the "guitar" photo: "Bush had taken a few minutes backstage to accept a guitar from country music singer Mark Wills. An ABC reporter was backstage at the time, and snapped a photo of him playfully strumming the guitar. It ran in newspapers, juxtaposed with photos of the suffering in New Orleans.

"Was it fair?" McClellan writes. "You decide. There were other moments from the president's morning that could have been highlighted, his remarks about the seriousness of the Katrina disaster and his decision to alter his plans to focus on it..."


I've discussed the media bias many times, and this illustrates it perfectly. They could have run a photo of him doing what he had done the majority of the day, but instead ran this one because they wanted to portray him a certain way.

And you wonder why Bush is not popular. The media have successfully sold a caricature of him to the American public.

Anonymous said...

Is there a photo of Bill and Monica playing the skin flute while thousands were being slaughtered in Ruwanda or Kosovo?

Anonymous said...

10:21 A voice of reason in a moment that would otherwise be filled with nothingness.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on Wordy - Michael Moore is just an overweight Democratic version of underweight Republican Ann Coulter.

Both are out of control with no common sense.

But folks with NO common sense listen to these blowhards!

Anonymous said...

how on earth did mayor niggen get re-elected ? he hates white folks, he loves chocolate peoples...!

wordkyle said...

Michael Moore sat with Democrat ex-President Jimmy Carter in the President's Box at the 2004 Democrat National Convention.

That implies a certain amount of credibility among the Democrat leadership, wouldn't you say?

Anonymous said...

12:27
Actually, former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler is amused that a hurricane is predicted to hit during the Republican convention:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrBus8ORR78&eurl=http://www.redstate.com/diaries/absentee/2008/aug/30/fowler-fouls-hurricane-is-gods-favor-to-dem/

Or just go to youtube.com and search "Don Fowler Amused by New Orleans Hurricane."

Anonymous said...

I'd like to pray for the folks down there, but what exactly should the prayer be? How about "God, I reckon if you had the power to stop the hurricane then you must be the one that makes it occur, so I won't ask you to stop the storm since you don't want to apparently. And I guess if I pray to you to make it go one direction, and someone else in that direction is praying it goes my direction, that sort of cancels out. So I guess, God, just do what you do best, and hurt whoever needs hurting in your divine wisdom. Don't forget to drown lots of dogs, cats and horses and all your creatures, as we humans like to say, as usual. We humans will be sure to get on camera and give you "hero" props when a falling tree just misses a house or something...and we promise not to mention that the whole mess was your idea in the first place."

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle -
OMG -
I don't know anyone that needs to lighten up anymore than you do.
Take a chill pill.
Relax.
Get in the hot tub.
Take a laxative.
Just DO SOMETHING to lighten up!

Michael Moore was obviously baiting people just like you. And you took the bait - hook,line and sinker.

wordkyle said...

1227 - A former head of the Democrat party also thinks that a hurricane hitting New Orleans during the Republican convention is funny.

As long as there's political damage to Republicans, it doesn't matter who gets hurt, right?

Two Democrats have got caught. How many more Democrats have laughed behind closed doors?

Democrats in a nutshell.

wordkyle said...

605 - Two points: 1) Moore's attitude is apparently epidemic among Democrats. See previous posts. I haven't been known for letting Democrat stupidity slide by unremarked. Why should I start now?

2) Do you think you have an accurate gauge on my "needs" based on what I choose to say in an internet forum? Puh-leeze.

Anonymous said...

Wrongkyle- you ask - "Is there any way to interpret that other than Moore is eager to see people suffer the effects of a hurricane simply to damage Republicans politically?"

Yes there is another way to interpret that. Especially since Michael Moore said a few seconds later that he certainly hopes NO ONE GETS HURT. You are so good at taking words out of context.

Moore is talking about the fact that there is a certain irony to the hurricane coming in 3 years almost to the day as Katrina during the RNC which CAN ONLY REMIND people of the failure of Bush or Bush's FEMA head to do " a heckuva a job" to help a drowning major US city.

But you don't want to talk about that, do you, Wrongkyle? Or if you do, I am sure you have some spin on it where the Dems are the villains and the Repubs are the good guys - you always do, no matter what the facts are.

Anonymous said...

Wordbile ... You sound like a whinny Bee~och.

Once again all of America is wrong and a fast food manager from Wise County knows it all.

Anonymous said...

People in Mexico and Central America probably feel the same way about getting hit by hurricanes with names like Betsy and Frank. The names are blended to better reflect the cultures of locations where hurricanes hit.

Anonymous said...

Ya'll just remember WK's expertise is writing FICTION, so take what he writes for what it is worth. To write fiction, one has only to make up stuff.

Anonymous said...

That looks kinda like the same picture of Fighter Pilot Ace W. Bush flying around after 911.

Anonymous said...

8:57 So when one hits San Francisco it will be called Fairy?

Anonymous said...

I was never more surprised at anything in my life than when I found there were people ignorant enough to believe anything Michael Moore has to say.

I weep for the species.

Anonymous said...

McClellan's book did suggest everyting Bush done was scripted to make him appear presidential and was photo opt after photo opt, and sound bite, and etc.... He could completely have not existed the last 8 years, with Rove, Card, Miers, Hughs, Cheney, etc., and nothing would be changed.

Anonymous said...

I hope people suffer but I hope they don't get hurt. How compassionate.

wordkyle said...

In reverse order:

859 - Actually, I make my livng writing nonfiction. But in response to your implication, what exactly are you accusing me of making up? Moore's comments, Fowler's comments - both documented.

830 - If you knew anything at all, you'd know I'm not in Wise County. Apparently you simply don't like what I have to say.

804 - "Out of context"? Please explain what else Moore might have meant. His follow-up does not negate the original statement.

For three years we have heard how Katrina was Bush's fault, and not simply the folly of counting on the federal government and its bureaucracy. Compare the ongoing tragedy of New Orleans with the rest of the Gulf Coast that was also hit by Katrina.

One would think the governments of New Orleans and Louisiana might have some culpability in not protecting their city better; i.e., shoring up levees. (What did they do with all the federal funds allocated to that purpsoe for forty years?)

Once again, you guys are attacking me for what Democrats said. I must have hit pretty close to the bone.

Anonymous said...

i just watched hunt for red october. man, those were the days. you know, back when we hated the russians instead of each other.

Anonymous said...

Where did anyone attack you, Wordky, for what Democrats said?
Are you hearing voices in your head and blaming it on this blog????

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - you are soooooooo predictable.

Anonymous said...

WK - 7:52
Your point # 1 - We know that. That's why your posts are so boringly tiresome. Get some humor.

Your point # 2 - More evidence that you need to chill. You can't even recognize light-hearted banter. No, I don't think I have an "accurate gauge on your needs" based on what you post here, nor do I (God-forbid) want to.

You take yourself (& others) WAY TOO SERIOUSLY.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle quotes McClellan to make a point. I bet there are other quotes from McClellan he will never use.

Just sayin - no consistency there.

Anonymous said...

Word bile

So you admit that you are a whinny Bee~och fast food manager but not in Wise County.

Let me guess ... D.Q or What~a~Burger ??? I bet D.Q so you relate/or bond to Barry's web site ... Do you feel he is "talking just to you". God ordained him to contact you ?? ... LOL

How Freaking sad ...You remind me of the John Hinkle of Blogs !!!

Anonymous said...

Moore equals liberals

Moore equals Democrats


A reasoning mind really can conclude that Moore only equals Moore.

Now a biased man with an agenda might want to make it a larger leap than it is.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Ya'll just remember WK's expertise is writing FICTION, so take what he writes for what it is worth. To write fiction, one has only to make up stuff."

8:59 PM

Just like liberal politicians at the national level and the liberal media- you don't like someone tell an outrageous lie counting on the sheep to not know the difference or not care enough to look for the truth.
Interesting, thank you for the example 8:59.

Anonymous said...

very close wurdy...very close as usual..!!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, 1:41 PM decided to join in with the shallow opinion of "If something bad happens, God must be to blame". How tiresome those people are. What a teeny-tiny mis-informed view of God. I'm SURE 1:41 PM would be the first to line up if God says "OK, I'm going to make the world and everyone in it string puppets. Nothing bad will happen because you will all be automatons." (Heavy sarcasm!) Of course, it would cease to be a world, and would become a colossal video game for God, with no point in it. 1:41 PM is just a typical person who doesn't think beyond ONE INCH of what their opinion would lead to, if their opinion were correct. Sit and think sometimes before you spout out such shallow statements.

Anonymous said...

Since George Bush got all the blame for individuals that ignored warnings three years ago, I guess he gets all the credit for saving New Orleans this time. Or, maybe he won't.

Anonymous said...

A conservative can't win in the press- regardless. If Bush would have parachuted in to N.O. and started handing out bundles of 100 dollar bills, foot massages and cooking steaks to order for the residents he would have still been accused of not doing enough, political pandering and playing to a sound bite and video clip.

If you are a liberal in America you have the world by the cojones- you shouldn't be able to lose ANYTHING- you are your own worst enemies.

Sheesh, don't you people know anything?

Anonymous said...

I expect to hear from the media in the next week blaming the Republicans for New Orleans flooding. Anyone want to bet?

The person to blame is Al Gore because he is responsible for higher ocean temperatures and melting the polar ice caps by using 225,000 kwh of electricity per year.

Anonymous said...

I thought Moore's clogged arteries would have killed the fat bastard by now.

wordkyle said...

Note the number of defenders of the statements of Moore and Fowler (and countless unknown Democrats.)

1204 - My point is that EVEN McClellan says that Bush got unfair coverage in the media. BG accurately evaluated the rest of McClellan's book.

637 - Explain the leap in logic you made from "I don't live in Wise County" to "I'm a fast food manager." Just when I think you guys can't get any wronger, you overachieve.

What amuses me is that any of you Moore-defenders could have answered my post quickly, efficiently and honorably. Simply: "Michael Moore and any other Democrats who take any pleasure at all in the possibility of a hurricane hitting New Orleans are idiots."

Instead, look at the number of posts where I seem to be the topic. An illustration of how Liberal Democrats try to handle opposition, and how angry they get at Conservatives who refuse to be bullied. Kind of like this example. Different issue, same tactics.

Anonymous said...

He said "whinny" that's funny.

That's the sound horses make.

I like horses they are nice animals.

And they have soft noses.

Anonymous said...

You need to check wordkyles site out.

Anonymous said...

George didn't get ALL the blame for Katrina..........just what he deserved for appointing and trusting good ole boy Brownie to handle a job.

Nagin and the other idiots got what they deserved too.

Regardless it wasn't a proud day for America.

Anonymous said...

Correction 7:10.................
It wasn't a proud day for the niggers who were too stupid to get out when they were told, nor the ones who stayed behind for the express purpose of looting. I am personally not embarrassed by the behavior of those dysfunctional animals.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people think that's Bush flying over storm ravaged areas checking out the multitudes of displaced families but he's really at Sea World looking at Octopusses or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Checking out WordKyle site is just like looking at moveon.org for the dems. WordTurd is no saint.

Anonymous said...

yes 11:27, people do know some things. Like you are a real ...
Wonderful Conservative minded....
or.....well.....