Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy the storm of 2012

Okay, Okay already!  I admit I was wrong on this one. Sandy really is going to be one dangerous little wench, because she's going to merge with a northern storm and just become a REALLY odd duck.
Now that THAT is out of the way...perpend...
A.  I really don't understand what most of the freaking out is about, outside of New York. Northern folk are used to dealing with Nor easters and blizzards and such. Those that aren't bloody well should be, after the big ones of the last several years.  Ergo they should have supplies hoarded and set up at the house in preparation to deal with, and weather the storms aftermath til things return to normal. You those of us in the south do for Hurricanes?  Flashlights, lanterns, batteries, Water. Yes can dehydrate and die in the cold, just as easily as you can in the heat.  Coffee, cocoa, Yes, beer!  Least down here in these southern parts nothing says "thank you for helping me clean up the mess" like a cold brew.  Ya'll up north will have the advantage on that one because you can just stick the case of beer in the snow drift to get the beer cold after the power goes out. Oh and various alcohols. Rum, bourbon, sit and sip by a nice snug fire. Firewood...can't have a fire in the fireplace without it. Tools, rakes, shovels, contractor bags. Charcoal or propane...several tanks. Because you are going to need to cook your food somehow if power goes are gonna use a ton of. Propane? If you got yourself a gas'll be able to go longer...because you'll have constant heat that the cold won't sap from the grill like it would with charcoal.  A generator if you're of a mind to go that way. keep in mind those are gonna eat gas so make sure you have enough on hand.  Cash...because assuming anyone tries to open for business while the power is credit card will work. Enough of your meds to see you through.  Bugout bags full of clothing, meds and supplies and a Full tank of gas for your vehicle and a spare can or case you decide to say "screw it" and go west to stay with family or friends or a hotel that actually has power.  those of you in the north will know the list of what you need better than I. I was just born guys live there.

B.  Halloween.  It's gonna suck to be kids. On the other hand..... if the power is out and you can walk around without getting zapped or drowned or fall in a man hole...why not? go for it.take the kids trick or treating and enjoy your halloween. Ya got nothing better to do.

C.  Ahhh now to politics. Anyone else think this is a godsend for Obama? 
1. Romney can't campaign in those states now or after the storm really...without the democrat propaganda arm[the MSM] painting him as a heartless asshole for "campaigning when so many are suffering"  The retort to that is of course..."Uhmmm libya?  dead ambassador and SEALs? President went on fundraiser to Vegas?"   Where as Obama will be able to campaign til his hearts content.."touring the devestaion" blah blah blah.   2. It lessons the impact of Libya and moves it to the back burner on the news reels. not that anyone has been hammering this in the MSM. Only bloggers and Fox. the propaganda media simply spewed the rhetoric, lies and bullshit that the administration spouted.  It will certainly affect coverage in the states affected by the storm...not sure about states not affected by it.
3.  The motto of Obama and those in his camp/on his staff has ever been "never let a crisis go to waste"  They are going to milk the shit out of this storm for percentage points and quite possibly ride it into a second term for Odummer.

D. and something that just occurred to me...uhmmm if power is out anywhere on the east coast for are the people affected supposed to vote if they use electronic tablet machines?

E. Nahhhhh...what I was gonna put here is a bit paranoid. OTOH just because you're paranoid, does NOT mean they ain't out to get you.

Remember TANSTAAFL and....
I now return you to  your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.


  1. A true Southern Tradition: Post Hurricane parties & Looter Hunting.

    1. Head or Gut? [Last Boy Scout] not that it really matters with a's GONNA make a mess.

  2. The sons of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited
    that good part;
    But the Sons of Martha favour their Mother of the
    careful soul and the troubled heart.
    And because she lost her temper once, and because she
    was rude to the Lord her Guest,
    Her Sons must wait upon Mary's Sons, world without
    end, reprieve, or rest.
    It is their care in all the ages to take the buffet and
    cushion the shock.
    It is their care that the gear engages; it is their care that
    the switches lock.
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    to embark and entrain,
    Tally, transport, and deliver duly the Sons of Mary by
    land and main.

    They say to mountains, "Be ye removed." They say to
    the lesser floods, "Be dry."
    Under their rods are the rocks reproved-they are not
    afraid of that which is high.
    Then do the hill-tops shake to the summit-then is the
    bed of the deep laid bare,
    That the Sons of Mary may overcome it, pleasantly
    sleeping and unaware.
    They finger death at their gloves' end where they piece
    and repiece the living wires.
    He rears against the gates they tend: they feed him hungry
    behind their fires.
    Early at dawn, ere men see clear, they stumble into
    his terrible stall,
    And hale him forth a haltered steer, and goad and turn
    him till evenfall.
    To these from birth is Belief forbidden; from these till
    death is Relief afar.
    They are concerned with matters hidden - under the
    earthline their altars are-
    The secret fountains to follow up, waters withdrawn to
    restore to the mouth,
    And gather the floods as in a cup, and pour them again
    at a city's drouth.

    They do not preach that their God will rouse them a
    little before the nuts work loose.
    They do not teach that His Pity allows them to drop
    their job when they dam'-well choose.
    As in the thronged and the lighted ways, so in the dark
    and the desert they stand,
    Wary and watchful all their days that their brethren's
    day may be long in the land.

    Raise ye the stone or cleave the wood to make a path
    more fair or flat -
    Lo, it is black already with blood some Son of Martha
    spilled for that!
    Not as a ladder from earth to Heaven, not as a witness
    to any creed,
    But simple service simply given to his own kind in their
    common need.

    And the Sons of Mary smile and are blessed - they
    know the Angels are on their side.
    They know in them is the Grace confessed, and for
    them are the Mercies multiplied.
    They sit at the Feet - they hear the Word - they see
    how truly the Promise runs.
    They have cast their burden upon the Lord, and - the
    Lord He lays it on Martha's Sons!

    You have been @Kippled@

  3. We're getting the worst of it now. I'm drinking beer and going outside every once in a while to watch the trees sway. So far this is the equivalent of a really nasty Nor'easter. My fear is prolonged power outages, cut fiber, or a tree down on my house, my car, or the neighbor's house or car.

    The noises are a little disconcerting, but this is about how things were during the "Perfect Storm," the Halloween Nor'easter of 1991, which they made a movie about. My story so far would make a really boring movie, and I hope it stays that way :)

    1. I've weathered 2 category 3's. I've also run unashamedly from a category 5 as fast as my car and traffic [since everyone had the same idea] allowed. 8, almost 9 now that I think on it, fucking hours from the time I left til the time I checked into a Hotel in San Antonio. A trip I might add that should have taken me less than half that. Matter of fact I managed the return trip in 3hrs. Despite being slight more cautious once I hit home city limits...

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  5. Miguel,

    You make me want to break out my old copy of, @Redneck Rampage@

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