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Mayor: ‘Absolutely Prepared To Call Off’ GOP Convention If Isaac Threatens Tampa
CBS Tampa ^ | 8/22/2012 | CBS Tampa/AP

Posted on 08/22/2012 12:04:23 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

TAMPA (CBS Tampa/AP) — Tampa’s mayor warns that the Republican National Convention could be canceled if Tropical Storm Isaac heads for the city.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN that he is more concerned about the safety of his people than holding the convention.

“Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that.”

Buckhorn also added that the city has contingency plans ready in case of an emergency.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a factor in this particular convention,” Buckhorn told CNN. “But we are prepared in the event that it is.”

Isaac could threaten Florida as early as next week.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: convention; election2012; fl; florida; hurricane; mayor; rnc; tampa
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Touch and go.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 12:04:33 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

In a way, this could end being the ‘mother of all’ hurricane parties... ;)


2 posted on 08/22/2012 12:06:20 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that.”

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I should certainly hope so.

Probably won’t know for sure until Thursday or Friday (Saturday’s a better bet in my opinion) as to whether Isaac is headed for Tampa.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 12:08:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

OK . . . let’s prepare to call off Tampa.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 12:12:24 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If Isaac follows the current track the land mass is going to break it up. Strong winds won’t be a problem but lots of rain might cause flooding.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 12:13:34 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: Uncle Ike

Last election was a tsunami. This election is a hurricane!

Rock You Like A Hurricane (Live) Scorpions HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37R_h1cllEs&feature=related


6 posted on 08/22/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: YHAOS

Move it to another place and hold it after the democrat convention.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

And the mayor has convention cancelling powers? This schmuck needs to hold his tongue or his words will be used by any other city competing against Tampa for convention/event


8 posted on 08/22/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

OWS protestors won’t like the driving rain and wind.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 12:18:37 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
When it comes to safety, life, or politics, these are mostly career politicians and most of the time I get the distinct impression they lie a lot about a concern for safety or life.

But politics? They love politics!

10 posted on 08/22/2012 12:19:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cyman

Well, they should start considering alternatives just to be safe. Look to Jacksonville.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 12:20:23 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Cyman
And the mayor has convention cancelling powers?

All the venues are in preplanned Category 1 and 2 hurricane evacuation zones. It's certainly within the mayor's power to withdraw all police protection from the convention if he wants, and I'm sure the RNC would cancel the convention were an evacuation ordered anyway.

12 posted on 08/22/2012 12:20:50 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: All

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/AL0912W5.gif


13 posted on 08/22/2012 12:21:23 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: muawiyah

“Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that.”

Thanks to CNN, 14 people have heard this message.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 12:21:42 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: ryan71
It'll slow down, spread out and suck up moisture laiden air from both the Atlantic and the Gulf. It'll devastate Tampa and then move on up the coast.

We've had these storms from time to time ~ Richmond and DC are at greater risk than Tampa though because the cold front that'd steer it away has already passed!

We are doomed!

15 posted on 08/22/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics.”

Good to see the mayor is Pro Life.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Move it to Jacksonville. We’re a conservative and military town! And hurricanes almost never hit us.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 12:25:21 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Tell the mayor, it’s not his call.

If he wants to save somebody, tell the SS it’s too dangerous for slo Joe Biden.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 12:25:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: paul544

You beat me to it. See #17.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Move it to the Omaha/Coucil Bluffs area, we haven’t had hardly ANY rain this summer.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 12:28:00 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Mayor is a Democrat and a graduate of Penn State.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 12:29:51 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Only the GOP would schedule their once in four years convention in FL in high hurricane season.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 12:30:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cyman
Actually I imagine the mayor does have such powers in his city.

The police and other city workers are his responsibility.

No point risking lives if an evacuation is necessary.

I'm sure the GOP would have the necessary ingenuity to reorganize the convention after the dems. have theirs.

23 posted on 08/22/2012 12:30:47 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

With Willard as the nominee, might as well roll it into the Democrat Convention.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 12:32:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: 9YearLurker

The Republicans have been lucky -both of Nixon’s were in August in Miami Beach, and have also held conventions in Houston and New Orleans in August.

Democrats did one in Miami Beach in 1972 but have generally avoided coastal southern cities.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 12:34:18 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This could be the last time a major party holds a convention in hurricane country in hurricane season.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Not surprised to hear a Rat mayor is *absolutely* prepared to call it off.Good God,we had a tropical storm here last fall and a few trees were blown down and some folks lost power.Nobody died (IIRC)...it didn't even remotely resemble Katrina.
27 posted on 08/22/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

NOAA is predicting that this storm will go over a lot of land before getting near Tampa: Puerto Rico, Cuba the long way, and South Florida.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Strategerist

You know your convention history!


29 posted on 08/22/2012 12:37:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Gay State Conservative

Tropical systems can intensify with incredible rapidity in the Gulf of Mexico (even after crossing Cuba, etc.) so the unfortunate reality is that you would have to begin evacuations for a tropical storm, considering the danger that it is a hurricane or even major hurricane by landfall.


30 posted on 08/22/2012 12:40:44 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: colorado tanker

Problem is, evacuation routes for people trying to get out.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 12:41:09 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: sheikdetailfeather

No loss, conventions are a waste of time in this day and age.


32 posted on 08/22/2012 12:42:39 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Let’s hold it in Detroit.Let the entire nation discover what so many in Michigan have known for years....when Rats and labor unions march in lock step,Detroit is what you get.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 12:46:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: ryan71
We are already flooding. 5-6 inches of rain in the last 2 days. And more coming in off the GOM today. Tampa has a history of street flooding in some areas near the convention (particularly Bayshore Drive).
34 posted on 08/22/2012 12:51:47 PM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: ryan71

It isn’t the winds that make a hurricane so dangerous for Tampa. It’s the shape and shallow slope of the bay and all the low lying areas .
A hurricane coming up the west coat of Florida with the eye just off shore would pour massive amounts of water right into the bay (strongest winds are always on the northwest side of the storm ).

Worst case scenario for the Tampa Bay area is a northbound storm whose eye stays just offshore .A storm on that kind of path would cause massive amounts of flooding.

It’s still way to early to tell just what path this thing is likely to take .

Mayor of Tampa is a lib that would like nothing better than to cancel the convention tho ... the guy has even set up all kinds of goodies for the occupy protesters he expects to show up .


35 posted on 08/22/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Cyman
"And the mayor has convention cancelling powers?"

I doubt if a hurricane is bearing down, anyone is going to argue with him. He can order evacuations, can't he? If so, then he can cancel the convention. I doubt he could do it without an overwhelming safety concern. But a hurricane satisfies that.

36 posted on 08/22/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Let’s hold it in Detroit."

Are you trying to get Republicans killed?

37 posted on 08/22/2012 1:02:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 9YearLurker

Only the GOP would schedule their once in four years convention in FL in high hurricane season.”

Why does this not surprise most of us. I do believe several on FR mentioned this very fact when the announcement was first made. IMO, the entire Gulf area should never have been considered for this very reason.


38 posted on 08/22/2012 1:07:25 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
"No loss, conventions are a waste of time in this day and age."

Hold it electronically. And prove that Congress could meet electronically, so there is no need for congressmen to send their representatives into the cesspool of D.C. corruption.

39 posted on 08/22/2012 1:15:09 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Grams A

Yep. Was my immediate thought (and maybe FR post) as well.


40 posted on 08/22/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tsowellfan
"Move it to another place and hold it after the democrat convention."

May be necessary. If so, our idiots will not tun it to our advantage.

41 posted on 08/22/2012 1:15:42 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: DannyTN

And with an electronic convention, you could make the appear that your’s is the only “Green” convention because you saved all that travel and gasoline.

Plus you’d save all the convention hotel and travel expenses, offset in part by the electronics. But the savings could be put into more marketing.


42 posted on 08/22/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Honestly the people that most want it to be a physical “event” are the press.


43 posted on 08/22/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
Tamap doesn't get Hurricanes they always turn north towards the Panhandle of Florida.

I lived in both places

44 posted on 08/22/2012 1:47:05 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Pssst!...Don't tell Joe!
45 posted on 08/22/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Imagine Andrea Mitchell after the rain washes the make-up off! Arrh. My Eyes!


46 posted on 08/22/2012 1:51:14 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: G Larry

Actually, that would be well within the proper authority of a mayor.


47 posted on 08/22/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Lera
Mayor of Tampa is a lib that would like nothing better than to cancel the convention tho

Why? He doesn't want publicity, prestige, business, and tax revenues for his city? He wants his city to be seen as a no-go area? He wants the local movers and shakers to be angry and disappointed at years of work down the drain? He wants his city to be slammed by high winds and destructive flooding? He gets some swell benefit from seeing the GOP plans messed up? Or some other idiotic theory?

48 posted on 08/22/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I thought CNN has been called off?


49 posted on 08/22/2012 1:57:44 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Yes but does Andrea raise or lower Alan's interest rates? She's a 'beauty' compared to old, crusty Greenie.


50 posted on 08/22/2012 2:04:47 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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