Not even close.Since this morning, track guidance hasn’t changed substantially, but more models tend to suggest a Florida (or Gulf Coast) hit early next week compared to a landfall north of Florida along the East Coast. But this far out all options remain on the table including a track up the East Coast or even out to sea.
Other than a near-term expectation for steady strengthening, the storm’s ultimate intensity - should it make landfall in the U.S. - is unknowable at this time.
But expecting anything close to objectivity from a partisan is asking too much. If Obama said it, by gosh, Blitz believes without concern it lock, stock, and barrel.
Maybe we can just skip this, and get right to the thread where you tell us how awesome a job he did protecting N.O., and how much better it was than Bush.
Last edited by Warfish; 08-28-2012 at 02:48 PM.
Small efficient Govt., right?
Better yet, just sitting there taking it up the ass when the President then uses said exceedingly pre-emptive deployment (or completely made up claim of same used for political gain) as a political tool with which to beat (R) over the head yet again for their failings over Katrina.
Hey, I think there is another storm forming just off Africa as we speak, I sure as **** hope FEMA is deployed here in Virginia, we might get hit!
Meanwhile this is convention season. We have the GOP convention which will be a serious discussion of economic policies dealing with the issues most critical to the country. Next week is the DNC's socialistapalooza party. The who's who of left wing extremists and one issue folks like Sandra Fluke will be on full display. Not a single policy person. No discussion of serious issues. Eva Longoria has a prime speaking role there. Not to mention women from GLBT and Planned Parenthood getting prime roles.
My focus is on the extreme contrast of styles at these two conventions. I could care less about conspiracy theories about when FEMA was deployed where.
Sorry guy, I'm as anti-Obama as any reasonable person on here, and may even vote Romney-Ryan
But if you believe Rom-ran is a true Small Government ticket, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
That concept is right on par with the "War(s) on (insert group here)". The wool being pulled over your eyes is just from a different sheep than theirs is.
We have a comment that FEMA was deployed to a specific region, before there was any legitimate reason to do so. The storm was not yet even a tropical storm, was barely off teh coast of Africa, the track was exceptionally variable still (to the point of not hit at all being a legitimate possabillity), etc.
All I want to know is why FEMA was deployed specificly to LA/MS/AL at that point (pre 8/21). What was the basis of that deployment, because the NOAA data doesn't support it.
You claim to be a small Govt. guy, yet you "could care less" about something that is either an outright lie for political gain, or a wasteful use of FEMA in order to CYA (this is whay I'd think tbh).
So, ok, you don't care. Too busy salivating over Ms. Romney's forthcoming talkingpointfest and Mr. Christie being Christie Blowhardiness. Got it.
Meanwhile, you've just given a de facto pass to the Fed. for deploying FEMA anywhere and everywhere any storm "might" hit, permanently at any cost it takes. because you don't, in fact, care about accountabillity (or hoensty) at all, all you care about is getting your team elected so it can be your team who gets the perks, wastes the money, and spend on it's pet pork projects.
A storm sits off the coast of Africa. FEMA is deployed to New York. After all....New York "might" be hit, right?
If you want my outrage talk about the Obama administration leaking national security secrets nonstop in an effort to make their candidate look tough.
This FEMA thing however I just don't see the political gain from it. Sorry.
I'll be watching the convention. The same way I watch a Rex Ryan press conference.
Post-Katrina, any sitting President would have to be a moron not to be overly cautious. And during a campaign for re-election? Pfft.
This is not the place I'd be complaining about this administration overspending.
Obama evil. Whar. Gharb. And stuff.
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Obama is in charge of FEMA, not Romeny.
Specificly, Romney has nowt to do with what B. Hussein does to look like he's caring for "his people" in the face of a natural disaster to keep the GOP off the front page.
Shoot, even crypto-liberals itching to usher in a 2nd 0 term know that.
I thought it was somewhat petty not announcing his numbers. But watch the Rand Paul interview from last night, and he put the whole thing into pretty nice perspective. The Romney ticket really did make some significant concessions to the Paul camp, but they also have to be extremely careful with it.