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2009-05-28 08:37:28 AM
Actually, Hurricane season ended Tuesday night. With a whimper.

/there's always next year
 
2009-05-28 08:48:41 AM
UNC_Samurai: Actually, Hurricane season ended Tuesday night. With a whimper.

/there's always next year


Came to say this.

Well played, sir.
 
2009-05-28 09:17:07 AM
Sweet...then someone from some weather service will say "we predict eleventy hurricanes this year, including 5 major ones that will hit every oil refinery in the US". After that, gas prices will go way up because some guy said this, then nothing'll happen.
 
2009-05-28 10:12:33 AM
Bring it on. I just replaced the pennants on my mooring and the chain's still in good shape. My house is 14.7 feet above mean high water. We should be OK. Plus, we only get little ones every ten years or so.
 
2009-05-28 10:38:20 AM
Bring on the New Orleans haters.

Takes a deep breath before the plunge.
 
2009-05-28 10:38:38 AM
www.willisms.com

Obligatory

/likes fishsticks
//kanye performs his finest here
 
2009-05-28 10:38:51 AM
No, liberals use tornado machines and hate Nashville and white people.
Duh.
 
2009-05-28 10:39:25 AM
Hurricane season starts June 1.

It's about time. I need another HDTV.
 
2009-05-28 10:39:41 AM
Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.
 
2009-05-28 10:41:00 AM
The tornado machine is powered by YOUR tax dollars, America. That's right.

/Weather control machine: shovel-ready project
//80 billion dollars ought to cover it
 
2009-05-28 10:41:53 AM
Nice try Trollmitter, but your headline is ridiculously stupid.

Yes, Obama inherited the hurricane machine from Bush, but obviously he won't use it on black people. He'll be aiming his hurricanes squarely at the Bible-believing, Republican voting decent white folk of the Florida panhandle. You just watch.
 
2009-05-28 10:42:01 AM
i live 20 miles from nola. i just don't wanna lose my garden.
 
2009-05-28 10:42:29 AM
Whoa! Smooth use of the bold function, self.
 
2009-05-28 10:43:07 AM
Joaquin?
 
2009-05-28 10:44:10 AM
My hurricane solution is in place: I go far far away and come back after it's over. My insurance is paid.
 
2009-05-28 10:44:18 AM
twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2009-05-28 10:46:36 AM
Nah, the blame won't take place until after former president Bush fails to take action yet again, and calls up the National Guard who are not on his red phone and orders them to fire everything they've got at the hurricane, because the sandbags they put in place weren't enough despite the fact people thought they were.
 
2009-05-28 10:46:54 AM
Under Osama bin Hussein Barack's administration they will be re-named "Himacanes" so as to un-do 100 years of sexist descriptions of windstorms. After 100 years of himacanes, the word will be re-configured as Unicanes, as, by that time, the sexist word damage will have been undone.

/soclist, muslin, terraist, 911?
 
2009-05-28 10:47:16 AM
Last time it was Bush vs. New Orleans, so I'm guessing it will be Obama vs. Charleston this time around.

Think about it: wipe out a poor, crime-ridden black populous city, then follow up with the icon of antebellum South, filled with old plantation money. Oh, and as an added bonus, the location of the start of the Civil War.
 
2009-05-28 10:47:39 AM
The Obama hurricane machine is nothing compared to the Chaney earthquake machine..
 
2009-05-28 10:48:08 AM
Rev. Skarekroe: Nice
He'll be aiming his hurricanes squarely at the Bible-believing, Republican voting decent white folk of the Florida panhandle. You just watch.


This, I fear.

/live in Pensacola
//work on the beach
 
2009-05-28 10:48:19 AM
twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.

They will perform the same, admirably. The correct concern is, how will the local and state government perform.

I was down there (due to my job) during and after the storm and can attest to FEMAs effectiveness. They were a scapegoat of the local and state govt who failed miserably and needed to deflect the blame.

Go ahead and flame, but unless you were down there your opinion (formed by a biased media) doesn't mean much.
 
2009-05-28 10:50:04 AM
Not to threadjack, but if you think about it, Bush Number one was undone by the response to Hurricane Andrew and his constant whining about Saddam Hussein, after Gulf War I. Bush Number two was undone by his (non) response to Hurricane Katrina and doing Iraq to get rid of Saddam Hussein. It seems that Bushes have no sense of learning from experience.
 
2009-05-28 10:50:19 AM
nah, they'll just blame it on Bush, as usual.
 
2009-05-28 10:50:28 AM
I'm pussing out & moving to the mainland in August. 27 years on a sandbar has been enough for me.
 
2009-05-28 10:53:29 AM
IamKaiserSoze!!!: twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.

They will perform the same, admirably. The correct concern is, how will the local and state government perform.

I was down there (due to my job) during and after the storm and can attest to FEMAs effectiveness. They were a scapegoat of the local and state govt who failed miserably and needed to deflect the blame.

Go ahead and flame, but unless you were down there your opinion (formed by a biased media) doesn't mean much.


Nice try, but I lived in New Orleans at the time of the storm and I live on the Mississippi coast now. The government sucked at ALL levels, in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and did a crappy job with both the immediate crisis and the recovery. You can try your partisan hackery on someone else.
 
2009-05-28 10:55:01 AM
video man: No, liberals use tornado machines and hate Nashville and white people.
Duh.


Unfortunately the weather machine only does hurricanes, so they're going to have to settle with a hurricane.

In Nashville.
 
2009-05-28 10:55:31 AM
IamKaiserSoze!!! [TotalFark] Quote 2009-05-28 10:48:19 AM
twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.


Cause Louisiana has a Republican Governor now who won't let politics keep FEMA from doing their job.


They will perform the same, admirably. The correct concern is, how will the local and state government perform.

I was down there (due to my job) during and after the storm and can attest to FEMAs effectiveness. They were a scapegoat of the local and state govt who failed miserably and needed to deflect the blame.

Go ahead and flame, but unless you were down there your opinion (formed by a biased media) doesn't mean much.


THIS Bush's FEMA didn't fail, the Democrat Governor who used used this politically to make Bush look bad and NO's Mayor were major stumbling blocks. Is it any wonder they now have a Republican Governor.
 
2009-05-28 10:55:41 AM
macross87: Obligatory

/likes fishsticks


You like fishsticks? In your mouth?
 
2009-05-28 10:57:37 AM
img167.imageshack.us
 
2009-05-28 10:58:53 AM
Mongo cut wood: IamKaiserSoze!!! [TotalFark] Quote 2009-05-28 10:48:19 AM
twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.

Cause Louisiana FEMA has a Republican Governor qualified leader now who won't let politics keep FEMA from is capable of doing their job.


FTFY.

THIS Bush's FEMA didn't fail, the Democrat Governor who used used this politically to make Bush look bad and NO's Mayor were major stumbling blocks. Is it any wonder they now have a Republican Governor.

What a load of bull. FEMA was a joke run by a woefully unqualified patronage appointee.
 
2009-05-28 11:01:26 AM
Actually, only half of Obama hates black people.
 
2009-05-28 11:02:09 AM
Mongo cut wood: IamKaiserSoze!!! [TotalFark] Quote 2009-05-28 10:48:19 AM
twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.

Cause Louisiana has a Republican Governor now who won't let politics keep FEMA from doing their job.


They will perform the same, admirably. The correct concern is, how will the local and state government perform.

I was down there (due to my job) during and after the storm and can attest to FEMAs effectiveness. They were a scapegoat of the local and state govt who failed miserably and needed to deflect the blame.

Go ahead and flame, but unless you were down there your opinion (formed by a biased media) doesn't mean much.

THIS Bush's FEMA didn't fail, the Democrat Governor who used used this politically to make Bush look bad and NO's Mayor were major stumbling blocks. Is it any wonder they now have a Republican Governor.


Exactly. Here in Florida we have hurricanes all the time. We are pro's at dealing with them for the most part. It is because our local and state govt's have had so much practice dealing with them.

You can tell Louisiana wasn't ready at the state and local level.
 
2009-05-28 11:04:17 AM
Here I am to rock you like a Hurricane.
 
2009-05-28 11:05:25 AM
my ass is right south of lafayette. never lived in hurricane country before.

should be interesting to say the least.
 
2009-05-28 11:07:12 AM
In the case of Bush Jr. and Katrina, the facts speak for themselves. Under Clinton, FEMA had a mandated three day response maximum, which meant that inside of three days of a crisis appearing, they were expected to have an infrastructure up and running. Bush's FEMA scrapped that aspect of their charter and took three days to respond at all.

Bush repeatedly claimed that he had no idea that such a disaster could occur. Turned out that his own advisors had told him that a Katrina style hurricane in New Orleans was the single most likely disaster to occur during his term.

FEMA under Bush's appointee spent more time keeping other entities from bringing aid into New Orleans than doing anything themselves. In regards to the famous "buses" incident, FEMA rejected the use of buses already in New Orleans for evacuation because they were not air conditioned. This was in large part because FEMA demanded absolute authority over the evacuation and relief efforts, refusing to cooperate with any other agency, local or federal, a move of mind numbing irrationality.

Meanwhile, while many foreign offers of aid went ignored, Secretary of State rice went shopping. When criticized for ignoring the crisis, she claimed that it wasn't her job. Handling foreign offers of that nature is, in fact, one of the duties specifically assigned to the Secretary of State.

Bush in the meantime took money earmarked for disaster relief, some specifically for New Orleans' hurricane season, and stripped it off to fund his idiotic war efforts. And these are just a small handful of examples of how the Bush administration screwed up. So the idea that Bush didn't completely bungle what should have been a by the numbers disaster relief effort is hopelessly ignorant. And those who try and ignore these facts behind mealy-mouthed rhetoric like, "They always blame Bush," are not just ignorant, they're scum.
 
2009-05-28 11:10:20 AM
Mongo cut wood: THIS Bush's FEMA didn't fail, the Democrat Governor who used used this politically to make Bush look bad and NO's Mayor were major stumbling blocks.

images1.fanpop.com
 
2009-05-28 11:10:58 AM
Nah, hurricanes for the next 8 years will scatter unicorns and pixie dust amid the rainbows.

/not an attorney spokesperson
 
2009-05-28 11:13:58 AM
UNC_Samurai: Actually, Hurricane season ended Tuesday night. With a whimper.

/there's always next year


Hockey south of the Mason-Dixon is an abomination before both god and man.

/serious
 
2009-05-28 11:14:06 AM
necropoultryac: twfeline: Hopefully, FEMA will actually function properly under this administration.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA


See, its funny because we like to pretend that EVERYONE is incompetent since the jackass we supported for 8 years was so woefully inadequate.
 
2009-05-28 11:15:34 AM
I would imagine the chosen one's hurricane would be something like a Skittles commercial, with a huge swirling vortex of rainbow clouds spitting out candy and paying for peoples gas and mortgages.
 
2009-05-28 11:17:38 AM
BlorfMaster: I would imagine the chosen one's hurricane would be something like a Skittles commercial, with a huge swirling vortex of rainbow clouds spitting out candy and paying for peoples gas and mortgages.

You think Obama is the chosen one?
 
2009-05-28 11:18:58 AM
I thought Obama had a giant walking tank made of dead babies that fired dead babies at people.(GIS it, the cartoon is out there somewhere)

maybe the weather machine is powered by dead babies?

\it's a start.
 
2009-05-28 11:20:00 AM
MooseBayou: Bring on the New Orleans haters.

Takes a deep breath before the plunge.


Most of whom, interestingly enough, have never stepped off the travesty that is Bourbon St., have never been here, period - but are extremely well qualified to issue their armchair punditry from such awesome and unique places as...Topeka, Atlanta, or that one suburb out West that looks exactly like that one suburb back East. You folks now hate an entire city you do not understand, and you think that we're all cut from the same cloth as the miscreant scum you saw on looped footage for months in a row. And clearly, most of us still live in FEMA trailers...
Whatever. I'll take New Orleans and her painfully obvious social ills over your soul-dead wastelands of what now passes for "Americana" any day.

/Carnival is not just about tits and beads...that's just one farking street.
//Saints represent NFC in '09, biatches

Nice try, but I lived in New Orleans at the time of the storm and I live on the Mississippi coast now. The government sucked at ALL levels, in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and did a crappy job with both the immediate crisis and the recovery. You can try your partisan hackery on someone else.

Very much THIS. If you still blame the Fed entirely, or shift blame entirely to Blank-O, Nagin, and their awesome displays of competence...you're missing the big picture, son. The fail was magnificent at every level of government. Each level, including Bush and the Fed, takes a lot of heat for things that were actually not their fault or legally beyond their control. But since when does the truth matter when you can get on the intarnets and run your farking mouth about shiat you clearly have no knowledge of? "You" is anyone, btw."
If you blame Katrina on any one level of government, you suck partisan dicks. You probably even look up and wink at them while doing it. "Oh, mmrrmph, I wuv the partisan cock, slurrp."
 
2009-05-28 11:20:45 AM
Clearly, I can not write with a hangover.
 
2009-05-28 11:21:14 AM
Obama may not hate black people, but he sure only seems to help the rich ones (actually this applies to all races, but still).

Second verse. Same as the first!
 
2009-05-28 11:21:15 AM
VendorXeno: In the case of Bush Jr. and Katrina, the facts speak for themselves. Under Clinton, FEMA had a mandated three day response maximum, which meant that inside of three days of a crisis appearing, they were expected to have an infrastructure up and running. Bush's FEMA scrapped that aspect of their charter and took three days to respond at all.

Bush repeatedly claimed that he had no idea that such a disaster could occur. Turned out that his own advisors had told him that a Katrina style hurricane in New Orleans was the single most likely disaster to occur during his term.

FEMA under Bush's appointee spent more time keeping other entities from bringing aid into New Orleans than doing anything themselves. In regards to the famous "buses" incident, FEMA rejected the use of buses already in New Orleans for evacuation because they were not air conditioned. This was in large part because FEMA demanded absolute authority over the evacuation and relief efforts, refusing to cooperate with any other agency, local or federal, a move of mind numbing irrationality.

Meanwhile, while many foreign offers of aid went ignored, Secretary of State rice went shopping. When criticized for ignoring the crisis, she claimed that it wasn't her job. Handling foreign offers of that nature is, in fact, one of the duties specifically assigned to the Secretary of State.

Bush in the meantime took money earmarked for disaster relief, some specifically for New Orleans' hurricane season, and stripped it off to fund his idiotic war efforts. And these are just a small handful of examples of how the Bush administration screwed up. So the idea that Bush didn't completely bungle what should have been a by the numbers disaster relief effort is hopelessly ignorant. And those who try and ignore these facts behind mealy-mouthed rhetoric like, "They always blame Bush," are not just ignorant, they're scum.


So what would YOU have done differently?

Lets let you Monday morning armchair quarterback this one.

What would you have done that would have made all the difference?

Because here are some instances on how it wasn't ALL BUSHES FAULT, and some of the blame can be laid upon the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, for a little thing called objectivity

"9:30 a.m. - With wind speeds reaching 175 mph, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin orders a mandatory evacuation of the city. The evacuation call comes only 20 hours before Katrina would make landfall - less than half the time that researchers had determined was necessary to evacuate the city."

"8:30 p.m. - An empty Amtrak train leaves New Orleans, with room for several hundred potential evacuees. "We offered the city the opportunity to take evacuees out of harm's way...The city declined," said Amtrak spokesman Cliff Black. The train left New Orleans no passengers on board.

-Susan Glasser, " The Steady Buildup to a City's Chaos," The Washington Post, 11 Sept 2005.

Two weeks later, Nagin denies on NBC's Meet the Press that Amtrak offered their services. "Amtrak never contacted me to make that offer," the mayor tells host Tim Russert. "I have never gotten that call, Tim, and I would love to have had that call. But it never happened."

-"Interview with Mayor Nagin," Meet the Press, NBC, 11 Sept 2005.
Mr Chocolate City farked up, farked up bad."
 
2009-05-28 11:21:22 AM
Mongo cut wood: the Democrat Governor who used used this politically to make Bush look bad and NO's Mayor were major stumbling blocks. Is it any wonder they now have a Republican Governor.

It wasn't political mischief. It was simply incompetence at the state and local level.
 
2009-05-28 11:21:30 AM
If black people don't want to get wet, they shouldn't live near water.
 
2009-05-28 11:22:26 AM
The mods all need to take a step back and go outside for a while. Lately this place is like a contest to see who can greenlight the trollin'est headline.
 
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