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Storm warning

by | Aug 26, 2020 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Hurricane Laura

There appears to be a mother of a hurricane barreling right for Texas and Louisiana right now – whoever it was that thought of naming hurricanes after women was definitely on to something, because when one of those monsters hits, you lose your house, your car, your dog, and your stuff in a VERY big hurry.

A number of my readers are located in the southern states getting hammered by Laura right now. Please stay safe, please take care of yourselves and your families, and if you are told to evacuate, then please GTFO of there ASAFP. I was in NYFC back when Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, and that was a measly slow-moving Cat 1. That one storm wrecked the city’s economy for weeks, and its effects took years to deal with, so I can only imagine what it is going to be like for the Southrons.

I’ll grant you that Southrons are a hell of a lot tougher and more used to these sorts of windy gusts than their northern neighbours, but still, a Cat 4 storm is nothing to joke about.

My prayers are with my readers in the South and I hope you all make it through this in one piece without any significant damage done. Do please check in once the storm has passed to let us all know that you’re safe.

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  1. Bardelys the Magnificent

    You're heart's in the right place, Didact, but you've got to stop your love affair for all things South. Some things in Dixie need to be destroyed, as in yesterday. Houston and N'awlins are at the top of the list. Brett Stevens outlined what's wrong with Houston several years ago, specifically when it comes to Big Wet Rainstorms:




    I hope a hurricane hits Houston every damn year. Flood those sons a'bitches out of there. And I pray the Cajun Navy wisens up and only saves their own folk. They know who they are.

    • Blume

      Hurricanes just spread the filth around. They kill hardly anyone so you are wasting your prayers on causing problems for nice people who just live in the way to those places.

    • Didact

      Houston and N'awlins are at the top of the list

      You might be surprised to find that I actually agree with you in principle, if not in the strength of the sentiment. I've been to Houston once, back in 2008, I think, for a conference. Didn't much care for downtown, though I hear that the suburbs are quite nice. I've never been to New Orleans though, and honestly I don't think I've missed much of anything.

      I do love Texas in general, but there are parts of that great state that are populated by people who are DEFINITELY not-Americans and are busy recreating not-America as fast as they can.

    • TechieDude

      I was hoping we'd get a piece of it here in DFW, but we won't get so much as a sprinkle. Texas pretty much had a glancing blow. Looks like it was a direct hit on my wife's family in Louisiana. Then again, the Cajun clans tend to prep for these things, stick together, and recover quickly.


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