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(The New York Times)   Dr. Evil's weather machine is in place and there's not a thing we can do about it. Hahahahahahaha Mwhaha Ha Haha... hahaha   (nytimes.com) divider line 65
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2012-10-27 08:02:31 AM  
One miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilion dollars!
 
2012-10-27 09:13:49 AM  
If the same contractors who built satellites built a doghouse, there would be four walls, no roof and no door. The roof would be added in Block 2, and the door would be added on later in a non-contract addition costing nine times the original cost of the doghouse.
 
2012-10-27 10:50:11 AM  
It's important to work on the laugh.
 
2012-10-27 10:51:53 AM  
But money spent on satellites means less money for corporate welfare and tax breaks for the rich! Subby is a socialist!
 
2012-10-27 10:52:06 AM  
This would never have happened if Santorum could privatize weather forecasting and defunding NOAA like he wanted.
 
2012-10-27 10:52:39 AM  
i732.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 10:54:50 AM  
Old white people above the age of 50 hate to be inconvienced in anyway.

They want to be at the front of the line or not in line at all.


So this storm is bad news for Obama.
 
2012-10-27 10:56:45 AM  
This is where GOP politicians come in saying "yeah, I'm glad we slashed that funding for NASA. By the way, why do we even need to continue funding the NOAA and volcano research? What a waste of money."
 
2012-10-27 10:57:27 AM  
This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?
 
2012-10-27 10:59:32 AM  
i184.photobucket.com
 
JJR
2012-10-27 10:59:35 AM  
It has already swept away Caturday
 
2012-10-27 11:00:37 AM  

s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


Why have the government do it when they can contract it out at twice the price?
 
2012-10-27 11:01:18 AM  
nice paywall.
 
2012-10-27 11:01:56 AM  

s1ugg0: Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


Those top priorities don't get some assholes 15th megayacht built, so fark priorities. Extend the tax cuts!
 
2012-10-27 11:02:31 AM  
COBRA!!!
 
2012-10-27 11:03:18 AM  

s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


One cannot make political hay out of a tragedy being avoided.
 
2012-10-27 11:04:34 AM  

BolivarShagnasty: This would never have happened if Santorum could privatize weather forecasting and defunding NOAA like he wanted.


The only conclusion I could come up with when he was talking about that is that Santorum is an idiot.
All of those private forecasting companies (TWC, your local news channel, etc) use the government satellite pictures and radar to come up with their predictions (which aren't usually any better or worse than what NOAA comes up with...because they all use the same data!)
 
2012-10-27 11:05:26 AM  

s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


Because Tea Baggers in congress.
 
2012-10-27 11:05:27 AM  
Weatherman Danny Zucko has predicted Hurricane Sandy will not get very far.

/Tell me more, tell me more! Should I flee away in my car?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-27 11:05:38 AM  

s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


Because Socialism.
 
2012-10-27 11:07:43 AM  

MechaDupek: s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

One cannot make political hay out of a tragedy being avoided.


Let's not forget that this is predicted to occur in several years, Congress-Critters have two-year terms.
 
2012-10-27 11:07:59 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: COBRA!!!


I was gonna say, surely the Weather Dominator trumps Dr. Evil.

Then again, every time someone thinks of lasering the moon I think equally of Chairface Chippendale AND drawing Cobra Commander's face on the moon.

Also, I think Justin Bieber is some sort of Cold Slither plot.
 
2012-10-27 11:09:48 AM  
For the record: I'm a conservative in favor of fully funding all scientific endeavors. I'm royally pissed that NASA has been cut.

Yes, I want stem cell research. Yes I want Darwin taught in school. I believe in God yet don't force my ideas about him on my kids. I want them inquisitive and intellectually honest so that maybe, just maybe, they can get closer to the truth than I have.

Let's continue to look, to investigate, is all I'm saying.
 
2012-10-27 11:10:57 AM  

s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


We are the new soviet union. We're slowly falling apart.
 
2012-10-27 11:11:29 AM  

buzzcut73: BolivarShagnasty: This would never have happened if Santorum could privatize weather forecasting and defunding NOAA like he wanted.

The only conclusion I could come up with when he was talking about that is that Santorum is an idiot.
All of those private forecasting companies (TWC, your local news channel, etc) use the government satellite pictures and radar to come up with their predictions (which aren't usually any better or worse than what NOAA comes up with...because they all use the same data!)


I just recently had an exchange with a Teabagger about this. Willful ignorance can't process the fact that these images are coming from the government.
"But I saw it on Fox 5's news, they get their own images."
"They get the images from the government."
"No, they have private sources."
"Do they have their own satellites?"
"Um..." wanders off
 
2012-10-27 11:11:57 AM  

s1ugg0: Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?


Private 3D printed space elevators will solve all that.
 
2012-10-27 11:12:16 AM  
My DVR nabs every Robot Chicken so I was thinking more along the lines of Cobra's weather machine.
 
2012-10-27 11:13:00 AM  
The NOAA and NASA are dysfunctional, and waste money? No. Way.
 
2012-10-27 11:14:04 AM  

skinink: Weatherman Danny Zucko has predicted Hurricane Sandy will not get very far.

/Tell me more, tell me more! Should I flee away in my car?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 322x480]



Tell me more, tell me more!

www.leather.com

/You won't get very far!
 
2012-10-27 11:19:51 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-27 11:20:34 AM  
They'll just render all the weather scientists to Italy for whining, then discover that satellite TV is also bound by the same physics and delivery systems. Oh, and GPS.

This dead guy will save the day with his new, super glorious rockets.


i538.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 11:20:44 AM  

JJR: It has already swept away Caturday


Here caturday.
 
2012-10-27 11:24:48 AM  

Fail in Human Form: s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

Why have the government do it when they can contract it out at twice the price?


So are we going to start have storms named Habib or Raj?
 
2012-10-27 11:28:49 AM  
Don't H.A.R.P. on Dr. Evil subby, it's mean.
 
2012-10-27 11:29:34 AM  
Only politicians would think your saving money by not spending a billion now versus billions on cleanup later. Penny wise, pound foolish - meet your textbook example!
 
2012-10-27 11:37:50 AM  

TV's Vinnie: But money spent on satellites means less money for corporate welfare and tax breaks for the rich! obamaphones and welfare! Subby is a socialist! rethuglican!

 


FTFY
 
2012-10-27 11:45:40 AM  
So is this Obama's Irene?
Oh wait, that's already his.
Damn, can't blame a Bush anymore either.
Alright, who's got the list of Tea-Baggers that's up for this?
 
2012-10-27 11:48:23 AM  

s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?



www.butnotyet.com

Because Republican Jesus thinks that predicting storms is for pussies
 
2012-10-27 11:49:42 AM  
I've been wondering when this was going to happen ever since I found out how long ago we put those up there, and that we had been steadily not spending money on anything to replace them. I'm also a weather junkie so this pisses me off even more.

Sigh.
 
2012-10-27 11:51:26 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: s1ugg0: Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

Those top priorities don't get some assholes 15th megayacht built, so fark priorities. Extend the tax cuts!


OMG how do such stupid people get computers and high speed internet access??? Oh yeah, I forgot at the local library...
 
2012-10-27 11:52:13 AM  
Meanwhile, Igor was last seen hoofing it back to Uberwald ahead of the mob.
 
2012-10-27 11:52:31 AM  
Whar today's Ultra Mega Death Hurricane of Doom thread, whar?
 
2012-10-27 11:53:25 AM  
USA is supposed to be this stop-shelf farker, but our infrastructure is worthless. Nobody is willing to invest in our infrastructure. I predict decay of infrastructure will be the long-term downfall of our country.
 
2012-10-27 12:01:55 PM  
Our only chance is to make Congress believe that terrorists are responsible for the weather.
 
2012-10-27 12:04:18 PM  

Wizzin: Our only chance is to make Congress believe that terrorists are responsible for the weather.


They will go after Green Peace.
 
2012-10-27 12:14:26 PM  
"Dr. Evil's weather machine is in place and there's not a thing we can do about it. "

Who's this "we", sucka?

Said from Wyoming.
 
2012-10-27 12:22:14 PM  
Can't we borrow someone else's satellites in the meantime?
 
2012-10-27 12:24:42 PM  

casual disregard: USA is supposed to be this stop-shelf farker, but our infrastructure is worthless. Nobody is willing to invest in our infrastructure. I predict decay of infrastructure will be the long-term downfall of our country.


INFRASTRUKSHUR!!!
 
2012-10-27 12:27:01 PM  

Obama4Life: Fail in Human Form: s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

Why have the government do it when they can contract it out at twice the price?

So are we going to start have storms named Habib or Raj?


Once we turn it over to the corporations we'll probably have a "text your vote" for storm names. They'll try to squeeze every dollar they can out of us.
 
2012-10-27 12:35:48 PM  
www.hometheater.com

Not to worry.

We have back-up systems standing by.
 
2012-10-27 12:55:15 PM  
I'm just hoping this postpones the election a few months. I'm liking these gas prices, hoping we can get them down below $2/gal before the next figurehead in chief is appointed elected.
 
2012-10-27 01:04:40 PM  
So, they're FINALLY introducing Valentin Cassadine as the Big Bad behind Duke Lavery, Jerry Jacks, and Joe Scalli Jr.

/Ice Princess FTW!
 
2012-10-27 01:09:50 PM  
If we privatize NOAA and put The Weather Channel AccuWeather in charge of our forecasts, the magic of the free market would make these storms disappear!!!11!

/because AccuWeather would totally be all for launching multi-billion dollar satellite systems into orbit
 
2012-10-27 01:13:22 PM  

megalynn44: We are the new soviet union. We're slowly falling apart.


And for essentially the same reason... because socialism.
 
2012-10-27 01:29:19 PM  

Goodfella: This is where GOP politicians come in saying "yeah, I'm glad we slashed that funding for NASA. By the way, why do we even need to continue funding the NOAA and volcano research? What a waste of money."


Bobby sees what you did there. :)

blogs.e-rockford.com
 
2012-10-27 01:38:09 PM  

germ78: If we privatize NOAA and put The Weather Channel AccuWeather in charge of our forecasts, the magic of the free market would make these storms disappear!!!11!

/because AccuWeather would totally be all for launching multi-billion dollar satellite systems into orbit


And for only $10/month, they'll tell you when to evacuate.
 
2012-10-27 01:48:43 PM  
After reading the headline I immediately thought of this:
www.haarpstatus.com

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2012-10-27 02:26:14 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Wizzin: Our only chance is to make Congress believe that terrorists are responsible for the weather.

They will go after Green Peace.


A win-win situation, even better.
 
2012-10-27 02:34:08 PM  
Yep, another year without a hurricane in Tampa.

Think I'll go for a dip in the pool.

/stay safe
 
2012-10-27 02:41:08 PM  

Fail in Human Form: s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

Why have the government do it when they can contract it out at twice the price?


Go for it, Sport. I can't think of one damn thing stopping you from going right ahead and doing it better than anyone else. Who knows, you might make some money if you do a good job. Hell, give it away for free if you like. So get busy. I'm sure you'll have something ready by Monday morning.

Oh, by the way, we do have this thing called the National Hurricane Center that does nothing but, um, I can't remember. But they do something.

And NCEP. They run the numeric weather models. Hundreds of gigabytes a day of model output - which you can get from their FTP site for free, by the way. So analyse away, make your own ensembles and save the world.

And the polar orbiters FTFA. Yeah, they make nice close up pictures, but the meteorologists rely much more on the geostationary GOES satellites - of which we have 2 active, one spare in parking orbit and one old one acting as a derpy third active sat.


/ Works in the biz.
 
2012-10-27 02:59:51 PM  
The Oatmeal managed to get the internet to fund a bid to buy up Tesla's old lab. Now the first Superstorm in human history hits. Coincidence?

/Probably.
//It figures that the one relevant collection of Transmetropolitan comics is that went missing on me months ago
 
2012-10-27 03:08:05 PM  

Fail in Human Form: Obama4Life: Fail in Human Form: s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

Why have the government do it when they can contract it out at twice the price?

So are we going to start have storms named Habib or Raj?

Once we turn it over to the corporations we'll probably have a "text your vote" for storm names. They'll try to squeeze every dollar they can out of us.


Haboob.

/"It's a T2 magnitude storm, Heather!"
 
2012-10-27 03:14:19 PM  

sheep_shagger: Fail in Human Form: s1ugg0: This really is unacceptable. When you consider all the named storms that hit the United States each year and the damage they cause to property and commerce.

Why in god's name is predicting these storms not a top priority for our government?

Why have the government do it when they can contract it out at twice the price?

Go for it, Sport. I can't think of one damn thing stopping you from going right ahead and doing it better than anyone else. Who knows, you might make some money if you do a good job. Hell, give it away for free if you like. So get busy. I'm sure you'll have something ready by Monday morning.

Oh, by the way, we do have this thing called the National Hurricane Center that does nothing but, um, I can't remember. But they do something.

And NCEP. They run the numeric weather models. Hundreds of gigabytes a day of model output - which you can get from their FTP site for free, by the way. So analyse away, make your own ensembles and save the world.

And the polar orbiters FTFA. Yeah, they make nice close up pictures, but the meteorologists rely much more on the geostationary GOES satellites - of which we have 2 active, one spare in parking orbit and one old one acting as a derpy third active sat.


/ Works in the biz.


I think you missed my intended sarcasm
 
2012-10-27 04:38:30 PM  
America doesn't really like to pay for being America anymore.
 
2012-10-27 10:26:41 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Old white people above the age of 50 hate to be inconvienced in anyway.

They want to be at the front of the line or not in line at all.


So this storm is bad news for Obama.


one has to wonder what happened to you to have you form such feelings and opinions. i apologize on behalf of those who mistreated you. some people find that speaking with a counselor or other mental health professional helps them to overcome their pain, find greater understanding and they are then able to just let go of the pain they carry through life. just a suggestion.
 
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