Over the past few days we’ve been treated to a constant litany of news that wonders if it is proper for the GOP to hold their convention at all, much less toning it down, as Isaac has been churning in the Gulf of Mexico. This notion ramped up when it looked like Isaac was going to take direct aim at the area hit by Hurricane Katrina, and even more so as Isaac takes aim at New Orleans. But, what of Obama?
(CNS News) The White House announced on Monday that President Barack Obama plans to campaign in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday–the day the National Hurricane Center predicts Hurricane Isaac will hit the Gulf Coast.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, is also the seventh anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast in 2005.
Obama will also be “in Ames, Iowa and Fort Collins, Colorado for campaign events. The President will remain overnight in Colorado.” Obviously, according to Katrina talking points, this means Obama hates Black people. And doesn’t care about the people of New Orleans. Heck, he won’t even be close to New Orleans.
I wonder if the media will call out Obama for failing to cancel his fundraisers?
According to the center, Tropical Storm Isaac is predicted to become a Category One Hurricane by Monday night and will make landfall along the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
According to the center, Isaac will have maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with storm surges up to 12 feet.
Does anyone get the feeling that the National Hurricane Center, a part of the NOAA, is really, really, really, really hoping Isaac becomes a hurricane? So far, the wind projects haven’t come to fruition. And, if they’re predicting sustained 70 mph winds, well, not a hurricane. Also, that the media really, really, really wants Isaac to become a hurricane.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of Katrina. Today is the 2,500th day (not including today) since a major hurricane, category 3 or higher, hit the United States, the longest period on record. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Florida on October 24th. Remember this?
BOSTON — The hurricane that struck Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming.
When the year began with a 2-foot snowfall in Los Angeles, the cause was global warming.
Warmists told us that because of anthropogenic global warming, every hurricane season would be like that big season of 2005. Yet, landfalling hurricane numbers immediately dropped. So they started proclaiming that the number of hurricanes would be down, but they would be stronger. Nope, that didn’t work out, either. The last hurricane to hit the US was Ike on September 13, 2008.
Hurricanes, much like other natural disasters, are fascinating to watch, but really bad for the people in the way. Even tropical storms can be really devastating (as we saw with Irene last year, for instance). If fewer tropical systems hitting the United States and causing massive damage and loss of life, well, then AGW rocks! Let’s keep it.