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Tropical Storm Isaac (vanity)
8/22 | Me

Posted on 08/22/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT by jb729

This storm could potentially have a far greater effect than Akin IMO. No matter how strong it is, the media is going to turn this into one of the greatest disasters ever and probably give it to the RNC for throwing a party during it. Obama will be down there handing out water and they'll make him look like a god. People usually rally around the President during disasters. We need to pray this thing turns and stays out of the news.




TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weather
KEYWORDS: convention; fl; florida; hurricane; isaac; tropicalstorm

1 posted on 08/22/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT by jb729
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To: jb729

Everyone knows that late August and Sept are the height of hurricane season. Why plan a convention in Florida.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Truck yeah, does that song suck, yeah. Till the sun comes up, yeah.)
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To: jb729

All due respect... this is going to be a Cat 1. This is a fart in the breeze for most Floridians.

I’ve lived in Florida for 30+ years and been through countless hurricanes. The only people freaking out about this are the media morons here covering the convention.

Most of us are already prepared for the worst and will be sipping beers and smoking cigars since we’ll likely be out of the office for a couple days.

4 day weekend courtesy of Isaac as far as I’m concerned!


3 posted on 08/22/2012 12:58:47 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Yes.. It will be a Cat 1.. For four-days the MSM will play it up as the worst storm in history though, you can count on it.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 1:00:51 PM PDT by jb729
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To: rarestia

Yes.. It will be a Cat 1.. For four-days the MSM will play it up as the worst storm in history though, you can count on it.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by jb729
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To: rarestia
The Occupy RNC morons will be out in the streets. Perfect.
6 posted on 08/22/2012 1:02:16 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: rarestia

Yeah, but I didn’t want to have to bring my lawn chairs in....


7 posted on 08/22/2012 1:03:54 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: jb729

I’m not disagreeing with you, but I’m just telling everyone to not read too much into it. It’s nothing but a little storm to the natives.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: brytlea

They ain’t gonna move if you’re sitting in them!

I’m putting on my swim trunks, grabbing some beers, and sitting out in the rain. Done it before and will do it again.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Myrddin

“The Occupy RNC morons will be out in the streets. Perfect.”

Have not thought of THAT.
Perfect!

Maybe it will blow a few of them out to sea.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 1:08:53 PM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: rarestia

I’m going to test the shutters. It’s been so long since we’ve shut them I want to make sure they still close. Then I might cook up some hurricane food. Or take a nap. I don’t think I’ll sit in the rain tho. It will get my Ipad wet.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: jb729; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...
Thanks to FReeper 'jb729' for starting this thread.

Florida Freeper

I'm compiling a list of FReepers interested in Florida-related topics.
If you want to be added, please FReepMail me.

12 posted on 08/22/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: jb729

The OBAMUGABE worshipping media in Miami have been going with a full court press promoting Obamugabe.

I expect it will get worse.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Myrddin; All
The Occupy RNC morons will be out in the streets. Perfect.

This will be better than OWS in the snow! I'm going to Tampa for the hurricane party! LOLOLOL

Stop it, you're killing me!

14 posted on 08/22/2012 1:22:43 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

DRAMA QUEEN??


15 posted on 08/22/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: rarestia; jb729

Same here in my state. A Cat 1 is nothing. But you may be missing the point. This could whine down to a tropical depression and head to Cancun, the media will have an excuse to cover something else other than the convention. It will be THE END OF THE WORLD as we know it with the tropical depression.

I understand the man’s point.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 1:26:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: rarestia

“Most of us are already prepared for the worst and will be sipping beers and smoking cigars since we’ll likely be out of the office for a couple days.”

I’m actually flying into FLL Sun morning and driving down to the Keys ... I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing CAT 1 hurricane :-) (I hope anyway :-) ) .

I was in the Keys when Katrina passed by. It was only Cat 2 at the time and didn’t hit us directly, but it was still a bit unnerving waking up in your rental house that’s on stilts and nursing a hangover while the whole house was shaking. Most projection cones the night before had Katrina veering up the eastern Florida coast and “demolishing” Miama and Ft. Lauderdale ... I was down at Billie’s in Key West downing rumrunners that night.

I’ll never forget the frigging FEMA reports of impending doom being issued to the NOLA area 2 days before Katrina actually hit. They were along the lines of “expect all property to be destroyed”, “massive loss of life”, and other things you’d read prior to something like a nuclear attack. Fortunately, LA had a fantastic governor and NOLA had an awesome mayor to lay all blame solely at the feet of Bush instead of actually doing something about the problem! (sarcasm obviously implied) Who knows what they would have done had their been a Democratic President at the time (probably simply black out news or tout the merits of a leveled NOLA).


17 posted on 08/22/2012 1:27:14 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

sORRY, I meant that to go to JB.

I live in FL too... the three worst weeks are the week of Labor Day plus the week before and the week after. What genius picked FL for the convention?

I’m in Tampa.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 1:27:56 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: jb729

Silver lining...protesters will get the first good shower they have had in ages...G-d works in mysterious ways.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 1:28:45 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jb729
This storm has the potential to be quite the storm actually. While impact to south Florida will be minimal since it will cross over Cuba or Haiti, Northern Florida or further west in the GOM could actually face a monster storm if it tracks further west as depicted on some models.

While a weaker storm is a more likely scenario with heavy rains the gift. It's way to early to discount the extreme scenario.

20 posted on 08/22/2012 1:32:10 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: jb729

The media will hype it for all it’s worth. If it does hit it will be #6 for me and I’m still here. Besides, a Cat 1 storm is just some breezy showers.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 1:39:26 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Joe Brower

Joe, I need to join the Florida Ping List, plz k thx


22 posted on 08/22/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: jb729
People usually rally around the President during disasters.

Excuse me?

Have you forgotten Katrina was Bush's Fault?

23 posted on 08/22/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not to worry. The Messiah will wave his Magic Negro arms, and the seas will recede and the winds will calm, and the media will give all praise to the Messiah.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Tampa has an invisible protective shield over it. Storms go up the peninsula (Donna in '62?) or out in the Gulf and hit Big Bend and points west Elena in '85).

The last time a storm hit just above the mouth of Tampa Bay on the Pinellas peninsula was 1848.

That was a bad one....everything south of Sulphur Springs was under water. Picture that the next time you ride on 275 from downtown to USF.

25 posted on 08/22/2012 1:53:41 PM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

Donna was in 1960, numbskull. You were in it.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 2:00:59 PM PDT by stboz
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To: jb729; NautiNurse
all of the spaghetti models here on one page

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27 posted on 08/22/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Old Sarge

You think the Media is going to screw Obama? Think again.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 2:06:00 PM PDT by jb729
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To: jb729

Hate to say it but we need it to come ashore and drag the length Florida.
If not and it gets out in the open Gulf and gets a chance to grow it will become a monster instead of just a nice little hurricane.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 2:38:19 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Old Sarge
You've been added to my Florida FReeper's ping list.

Click the Florida state flag for pro-gun resources!

30 posted on 08/22/2012 2:41:37 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: rarestia

A few years ago we had the eye of three go over us in two years just west of Port St. Lucie.
all three in the 121 to 128 mph range.
Firsts one blew all the poorly done construction away and made a mess of the shrubs and trees.
Second one took out the rest fo the roofs that were built to poor codes.
Third one a year later and I don’t think I saw but two blue roofs.
As of today here we’re ready to go, get loaded up on beer, and make sure the generator is working and all the gas cans are full.
Not fun being without A/C for a week or two.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 2:51:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: jb729
“People usually rally around the President during disasters.”

Having “rode out” several bad hurricanes, I can tell you that NOBODY in the storm path is rallying around the President. Stress, anger, & frustration are the rule for weeks after the storm. Nobody standing in a long line for water, ice, & MREs are praising the gov’t. Sitting on the remains of your porch, in pitch dark, sweltering heat, & swarms of mosquitoes, one is not inclined to be impressed by Presidential promises. It is near impossible to please thousands of people who have lost people, property, & whose lives are changed forever.

There are only 2 main things people need after a storm, running water & electricity in their home, if it still exists. There is very little a President can do to fix these things. Only the power & water companies can solve these problems & the fix takes time. But, the gov't can hinder the recovery with safety rules, work rules, & new building codes. Sound familiar?

Recall that GWB was roundly criticized for his handling of Katrina, though it is clear Nagin & that fool woman governor (?) hindered the rescue/recovery in NOLA.

If there is a bad hurricane landfall, do you truly believe that Obama will miraculously rise to the occasion & facilitate a brilliant rescue/recovery? Do you think he will rush to restore power for the Republican Convention? Please consider his track record before answering this.

Or, do you believe, as I do, that he will create an awful mess, risking lives & property for political considerations, & despite the MSM, will be loudly criticized? It could doom his reelection, especially in FL.

I have yet to hear of a President being congratulated for his response to a storm. Obama may get that from the MSM & the Left, but I doubt it will come from those in the storm track.

Whatever happens, political considerations will rule, & that usually means chaos for those in the storm track.

32 posted on 08/22/2012 4:40:38 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: stboz
Storm? What storm? This thing right now is less than a weak sister. No definite center of circulation. Sat imagery is unimpressive. Mountains in Hispanola and Cuba will sink it.

Of course, Camille was pretty wimpy in about the same location in 1969.....Camille didn't hit the mountains.

Issac ain't much to behold unless it can get it together.

33 posted on 08/23/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT by stboz
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To: jb729

A Cat 1 hurricane, or less, will be considered “beneficial rain” for Georgia.

Obama will look like a fool trying to make something out of this.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by kidd
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