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2020-10-27 10:06:01 PM  
Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.
 
2020-10-27 10:13:36 PM  

wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.


"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "
 
2020-10-28 2:10:56 AM  

thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "


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2020-10-28 5:05:16 AM  

wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

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Wow, you've got all sorts of different colours of sharpie! Trump would be jealous.
 
2020-10-28 5:40:04 AM  

wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

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"Note: The cone contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm.  Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone."  Also note the coloring in the Florida panhandle that corresponds to "tropical storm warning".

I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).
 
2020-10-28 5:42:05 AM  

buserror: wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

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"Note: The cone contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm.  Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone."  Also note the coloring in the Florida panhandle that corresponds to "tropical storm warning".

I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).


Text comes from a similar image on the NHC site.
 
2020-10-28 5:43:31 AM  
Oh man.

Trump would have less than a 1% chance of winning the election if he doesn't win in FL.

Oh man.
 
2020-10-28 5:49:35 AM  

Captain Shaky: Oh man.

Trump would have less than a 1% chance of winning the election if he doesn't win in FL.

Oh man.


As much as I like those odds, 1% is still too damned high.
/VOTE
 
2020-10-28 5:50:02 AM  

buserror: wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

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"Note: The cone contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm.  Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone."  Also note the coloring in the Florida panhandle that corresponds to "tropical storm warning".

I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).


IRRC, Trump spent the weekend golfing and was relying on the Thursday forecast for his Sunday statement saying it would hit Alabama.
 
2020-10-28 5:58:13 AM  

buserror: wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

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"Note: The cone contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm.  Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone."  Also note the coloring in the Florida panhandle that corresponds to "tropical storm warning".

I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).


You're overthinking the sharpie thing. He said something dumb. He was given a chance to correct it, and decided to do something dumb instead of correcting his previous dumb thing. There is video of him presenting the map and being asked, point blank, "Mr President, did you write on that map?" He responds with "I don't know." He looks like a kid with chocolate all over his face trying to explain that he doesn't know why there are nine fudgesicle sticks on the kitchen floor and a chair from the other room in front of the fridge. It's goddamn pathetic.
 
2020-10-28 5:58:18 AM  

buserror: I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).


It was an alarming revelation as to how poor Trump's grasp of simple science is. The early reports mentioned Alabama, Trump decided he had to be Alabama's friend and he just refused to accept updated modelling which didn't match his own narrative, so he lied about the science instead.

Geez it'd be awful if Trump was President during a big crisis of medical science, hundreds of thousands could die.
 
2020-10-28 6:06:20 AM  
Yeah, that would be a shame if all the GOP ratfarkery to not count votes beyond Election Day somehow came back to bite him. I doubt the storm would cause problems into next Tuesday, but seeing MAGAts harmed by their own stigginit needs to happen more often. You owe us, 2020!
 
2020-10-28 6:09:32 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: buserror: wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

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"Note: The cone contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm.  Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone."  Also note the coloring in the Florida panhandle that corresponds to "tropical storm warning".

I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).

You're overthinking the sharpie thing. He said something dumb. He was given a chance to correct it, and decided to do something dumb instead of correcting his previous dumb thing. There is video of him presenting the map and being asked, point blank, "Mr President, did you write on that map?" He responds with "I don't know." He looks like a kid with chocolate all over his face trying to explain that he doesn't know why there are nine fudgesicle sticks on the kitchen floor and a chair from the other room in front of the fridge. It's goddamn pathetic.


Sure.  I was talking about the origin (and even then it just seems like a plausible possibility -- it could certainly have been stupider than that), not the ensuing defensiveness and refusal to admit a mistake.
 
2020-10-28 6:13:54 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: You're overthinking the sharpie thing. He said something dumb. He was given a chance to correct it, and decided to do something dumb instead of correcting his previous dumb thing. There is video of him presenting the map and being asked, point blank, "Mr President, did you write on that map?" He responds with "I don't know." He looks like a kid with chocolate all over his face trying to explain that he doesn't know why there are nine fudgesicle sticks on the kitchen floor and a chair from the other room in front of the fridge. It's goddamn pathetic.


Caught Red (Sprinkle) Faced.
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2020-10-28 6:37:32 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Don't Troll Me Bro!: You're overthinking the sharpie thing. He said something dumb. He was given a chance to correct it, and decided to do something dumb instead of correcting his previous dumb thing. There is video of him presenting the map and being asked, point blank, "Mr President, did you write on that map?" He responds with "I don't know." He looks like a kid with chocolate all over his face trying to explain that he doesn't know why there are nine fudgesicle sticks on the kitchen floor and a chair from the other room in front of the fridge. It's goddamn pathetic.

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We all begin life as conservatives (video) but after we outgrow shiatting in our pants we become liberals.
 
2020-10-28 6:44:56 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: buserror: wademh: thorpe: wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.

"Three counties in Florida's conservative Panhandle are limiting early voting hours ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to hit the region Wednesday. "

[Fark user image 850x568]

"Note: The cone contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm.  Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone."  Also note the coloring in the Florida panhandle that corresponds to "tropical storm warning".

I wonder if that was the origin of the Trump sharpie thing -- someone trying to demonstrate that to him, with an example eye at the edge of the cone, and he didn't quite get the meaning (and/or was unable to communicate it himself).

You're overthinking the sharpie thing. He said something dumb. He was given a chance to correct it, and decided to do something dumb instead of correcting his previous dumb thing. There is video of him presenting the map and being asked, point blank, "Mr President, did you write on that map?" He responds with "I don't know." He looks like a kid with chocolate all over his face trying to explain that he doesn't know why there are nine fudgesicle sticks on the kitchen floor and a chair from the other room in front of the fridge. It's goddamn pathetic.


I don't know why, but that incident still bugs the hell out of me. By trump standards, it was probably the least important thing he ever farked up, but even then, he was too stupid and arrogant to either admit it and move on, or to even make a plausible excuse for it. Instead he doubled down with his stupid map, then tripled down by forcing NOAA to issue a false statement (that no one would sign) to support his stupidity.  It's a perfect example of why he should not be permitted to do anything beyond yelling at clouds, for his good and the good of all around him. And yet, he has a plausible chance of winning re-election....ugh.

Correct course of action, in order of preference, for a president:
1. Don't send out stupid tweets constantly.
2. If you send out stupid tweets, check them for accuracy and proofread.
3. If you send out stupid, inaccurate tweets, admit it when called out on something wrong and correct yourself.
4. If you can't/won't admit you were wrong, shut up and let it be forgotten.
5. If you can't/won't shut up, at least come up with a plausible excuse (in this case, "Looks like Alabama is going to be safe, but best to always be cautious and stay prepared during hurricane season!")

And that's it. Insisting you were right, even though you were clearly 100% wrong, can only hurt your credibility and do harm to the country. Coming up with an obvious bullshiat excuse and undermining the farking weather service is completely unacceptable.

/Why the hell am I still caught up on this? It's not even worthy of mention in his top-100 stupid/corrupt actions from that year, let alone his presidency...
 
2020-10-28 6:51:19 AM  
This will more likely depress the R vote in a potential swing state so...

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2020-10-28 6:53:36 AM  

wademh: Not headed towards Florida. Subby not very sharpie.


A hurricane is not a single dot on a map that only affects where the exact center of the eye is calculated to make landfall. Strong winds and tornadoes are often present on the east side of a storm more than 100 miles from center. The debris from Hurricane Sally hasn't even been cleared from the western two counties of Florida. Tropical storm force winds can be much more damaging than usual in an area where trees and power lines were all just weakened by a direct hit several weeks ago.

I have no love for Cadet Bonesharpie's abuse of maps and NOAA either, but don't let your distaste for those shenanigans make you stop reading the NOAA maps..

NOAA's expected arrival time of tropical storm force winds
 
2020-10-28 7:11:07 AM  
I'm sure the Supreme Court will allow those precincts to stay open and have all votes counted all the way to December 1st.

But, oooh, it's looking like some light showers in Philly and Detroit on election day, so we'll need to shut down all voting there and use already mailed-in ballots to make sandbags.
 
2020-10-28 7:22:57 AM  
Santa Rosa County here. Already voted straight D. I'm sure the R's will win the panhandle but at least I got to cancel someone else's vote.
 
2020-10-28 8:25:48 AM  
It would be the definition of chutzpah if the RNC tried to extend voting/counting past next Tuesday in Republican districts because of the hurricane.  So expect that to hit the courts by tomorrow afternoon.
 
2020-10-28 10:17:22 AM  

Obituary Birthday: Santa Rosa County here. Already voted straight D. I'm sure the R's will win the panhandle but at least I got to cancel someone else's vote.


Nice.  D's got my (and the Mrs) vote in Miami last week!  C'mon Florida...
 
2020-10-28 11:40:38 AM  
All of those counties, indeed the whole entire Florida Panhandle, is only dominated by the Republicans because of voter suppression.   You have huge populations along the gulf coast of African Americans, LGBTQ folk, and people who love and support them.  You also have the highest rate for felony arrests in those area.

It's kind of known that if you write a bad check in the Florida panhandle, and you are white, you get a chance to apologize and try to remake your payment.  You have a check bounce, and you are black, Hispanic, or they suspect you of being gay or a democrat, you get charged with a felony, even if they don't make you serve any prison time over it, and just put you on parole instead.  Just about everyone bounces a check at least once in their lifetimes, and every Sheriff's office will swoop in on you if you are anything but a god fearing white Republican to throw the book at you when you do.

That is even before you get to the drug arrests.
 
2020-10-28 12:26:20 PM  
If you're curious what the Florida panhandle is like, it is basically East Alabama.
 
2020-10-28 12:30:23 PM  

Jesus McSordid: Captain Shaky: Oh man.

Trump would have less than a 1% chance of winning the election if he doesn't win in FL.

Oh man.

As much as I like those odds, 1% is still too damned high.
/VOTE


And we don't know how much less than 1% it is, since they round out the decimals. It is probably closer to zero. Nate Silver had a good article about it in 2016, but basically states don't live in a vacuum. That is why whoever wins Michigan is probably winning Wisconsin. So if Trump loses Florida, then he very likely loses NC and a great chance of losing Georgia too.
 
2020-10-28 12:44:51 PM  

Resin33: If you're curious what the Florida panhandle is like, it is basically East Alabama.


I'm curious (and have not visited), but what's East Alabama like?
 
2020-10-28 1:07:06 PM  

nakmuay: Resin33: If you're curious what the Florida panhandle is like, it is basically East Alabama.

I'm curious (and have not visited), but what's East Alabama like?


It is like the rest of Alabama, but father east.
 
2020-10-28 1:22:43 PM  

Resin33: nakmuay: Resin33: If you're curious what the Florida panhandle is like, it is basically East Alabama.

I'm curious (and have not visited), but what's East Alabama like?

It is like the rest of Alabama, but father east.


Ah. I assumed it was more crapulent in some way.
 
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