It’s been two full weeks since the 8.9 Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami struck northeast Japan. I found this video which shows in graphic detail what this Tsunami did to one particular Japanese city, Kesennuma, located in the Miyagi Prefecture:
Needless to say, I was transfixed by this, the Hand of God at work. He is testing us all, not just the People of Japan.
As you all know by now, a Major Earthquake struck Japan early Friday at 0546 hours UTC at an 8.9-magnitude. The epicenter was approximately 231 miles (373 km) northeast of Tokyo, off the east coast of Honshu.
Japan got hit, and hit BAD, with the official count currently at 574 (and thousands more missing). The rest of the Pacific got tsunami waves as a result; for us, it was Hawaii, followed later by California and Oregon.
And to top it all off, there are major problems with the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in northeast Honshu, closer to the epicenter. The building housing Unit 1 has apparently released some radioactive hydrogen into the atmosphere, and we still don’t know exactly what happened there either, because no one has been able to physically inspect the reactor core itself to see whether a meltdown occurred.
So, my friends, we must pray for Japan and its people, so that they can recover from this disaster. Keep them and other nations which have been struck by earthquakes and tsunamis in your prayers and thoughts. And we are helping them.
Since the BP Oil Leak has been going on for well over fifty days, and estimates of the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico keep changing, for the worse, I’m beginning to suspect that the ONLY WAY to plug the leak…
...may be with a nuclear explosive. As the Russians can attest to:
If this oil well goes down another 35,000 feet…then BP surely must have a mapping of the strata in that area. Sadly, Президент Оба́ма doesn’t have the balls to do this.
So, Президент Оба́ма wants to get rid of the Islamofascists at Gitmo and replace them with…Haitian Refugees:
The U.S. has begun preparing Guantanamo Bay for Haitians migrants in case of a mass exodus spurred by the earthquake.
Officials confirmed that about 100 tents, each capable of holding 10 people, have been erected already.
They have more than 1,000 more on hand in case waves of Haitians leave their homeland and are captured at sea.
After all, Оба́ма is allowing those Haitians who are already here in the US Illegally to stay, so to him, it makes no difference. This. Pisses. Me. Off. The last thing our country needs is another frakking Boat Exodus.
This past week has been absolutely horrible for the People of Haiti, in the wake of the 7.0 Earthquake which hit their country and has, in effect, destroyed it. But just yesterday, Pat Robertson opened his mouth to imply that the Haitians are enslaved by Stan. And today, what do we hear from the other side?
“When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?”
Hmmm…Senator McCain must have finally realized his Presidential aspirations are history, because he’s even making sense about the bulls**t game Congress plays with earmarks, and how the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis could have been avoided if they had properly taken care of our infrastructure:
“We spent approximately $20 billion of that money on pork barrel, earmark projects,” said McCain. “Maybe if we had done it right, maybe some of that money would have gone to inspect those bridges and other bridges around the country. Maybe the 200,000 people who cross that bridge every day would have been safer than spending $233 million of your tax dollars on a bridge in Alaska to an island with 50 people on it.”
Dang! Mom told me these were getting close to my aunt and uncle, who lives in Lake City, Florida (the location of the byline). This is taking place north of the small burg (the last time I was there was back in 2000), while my aunt and uncle live south of the town. I hope they don’t have to evacuate any time soon.
See I can chant & rant with the worst of ‘em eh. But I digress.
Typical for a Democrat Governor of a Red State to come up with some bulls**t excuse that because the resources of the Kansas National Guard weren’t available right away to help the victims of the Greensburg tornado, it’s just easier to blame President Bush. What did people do when there wasn’t FEMA, or the National Guard around when their towns were struck by disaster?
They didn’t rely on or wait for the GGN solution…they pulled together and went forward to rebuild anyway!
Now this is a rarity indeed. Kyrill, a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, nails the UK, France, and Germany, and should eventually lose strength over Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Everyone in the affected countries is being told to stay indoors…and probably say lots of prayers too.
How long will it take for Europeans to blame George W. Bush for this one?
The 21st named storm of this season, Tropical Storm Wilma, formed in the Caribbean earlier today. With that, they’ve run out of hurricane names:
The six-month hurricane season ends Nov. 30. Wilma is the last on the list of storm names for 2005; there are 21 names on the yearly list because the letters q, u, x, y and z are skipped. If any other storms form, letters from the Greek alphabet would be used, starting with Alpha. That has never happened in roughly 60 years of regularly named Atlantic storms.
And it’s barely the middle of October, we’ve still got six weeks to go. This’ll make the el cubos go apes**t because you know as well as I do that they’ll blame it all on global warming and President Bush.
Now that Hurricane Rita has strengthened to Category 5, people are getting out of the way and it’s important that citizens get up-to-the-minute information and we of the blogosphere can do that. So can the MSM…if they choose to do so.
There will always be those who want to obscure the facts and this guy is calling them on it: none other than the Ragin’ Cajun himself, Lieutenant General Russel Honore, both available in audio (mp3) and video (Windows Media) formats.
Looks like another member of the Democratic Party has decided to break ranks from the MoveOn.org overlords:
When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn’t really asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans, and to do what Americans always do.
The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose. This is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until the streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last family has its home back.
Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and mourn. We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in rebuilding a great region of this country.
What makes this significant is the fact that Brazile was Al Gore’s campaign manager in 2000. Perhaps more and more Democrats of national stature are beginning to see the light of how their party has been taken over by the far-left faction (who sees Ms. Brazile’s words as poison). The Democrats cannot, and will not, be able to compete on a national level unless and until the rank-and-file Democrats rise up and depose the Mike al-Moors, the Howard Deans, and the Cindy Sheehans who sit on top of it all. Can I mention George Galloway too? He’s probably an honorary Democrat by now!
Now, how can I, as an American, contribute to the rebuilding of New Orleans? Well, I did participate in the telethon last Friday (9 days ago). Next, I will ask around some people in my Fraternity and discuss the feasibility of committing to New Orleans for the 2009 National Convention (we were there last in 2001). We’ll see where it goes from there.
Governor Kathleen Blanco (D-LA) gets caught on tape (Windows Media Player required) admitting to her press secretary she messed up. Now, are you still going to blame President Bush? He has also admitted responsibility for the Federal Government’s response. Now, STFU!
Oh, so you’re a survivor of Hurricane Katrina and you want to register for relief online with FEMA? Sure you can…but only if you use Windows!
Now just wait…sooner rather than later, some unscrupulous bastard will hack FEMA’s web site and grab the info about the survivors from there to use as they please (sell to highest bidder of course), all because FEMA and God knows how many other government agencies use a Windows-based system. Won’t be long now either.
Let’s see…200 NOPD officers quit or desert their posts (man if they were military, they’d have been SHOT!), and then Mayor Nagin wanted FEMA to pick up the tab for sending those who did stay on the job to Las Vegas for R&R? Fortunately FEMA said no, but the city is paying for it all anyway.
It won’t be too long until Nagin gives all city workers 6 weeks’ paid vacations, just like in Europe! And while they’re at it, he might as well give them $500 in cash to blow on the slots while they’re there!
So much for asking the Feds...the anti-Giuliani, Mayor Nagin is.