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Sunday, August 31, 2008

To the Many Evacuees Who Commented on the Hurricane Posts

posted by on August 31 at 21:26 PM

Best of luck tonight, tomorrow and into the future. We’re with you in spirit.

And a parting bit of better news:

DATA SUGGEST THAT THE LANDFALL INTENSITY OF GUSTAV WILL LIKELY BE NOT VERY DIFFERENT FROM ITS CURRENT CATEGORY THREE STRENGTH.

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I want to go home.

Posted by evacuee in austin | August 31, 2008 9:52 PM
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I want to be someplace else.

Posted by Sheryl in Baton Rouge | September 1, 2008 12:04 AM
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Sounds like that hurricane might be a colossal dud...anyway, maybe NOLAians will get inspired to make the right choice -- and move to someplace above sea level. How about the Government give out some portable Garmin GPSes so they can find something in the 10 to 25ft above range?

Anyway, I figured I'd get the jump on you before you publish another Sarah Palin hate piece.

My theme: I've been Googling all the HRC back-in-the-day misogyny articles. It's funny how the Lib media went on and on and on about hatred of women when Hillary lost -- even when she was winning -- but now that a woman is being offered up as Veep (and, let's be serious, a potential President) all the lefto-misogenists are allowed to ransack the airwaves post-haste!

Example of a whiner in January:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/opinion/15herbert.html

"Politics and Misogyny

If there was ever a story that deserved more coverage by the news media, itís the dark persistence of misogyny in America. Sexism in its myriad destructive forms permeates nearly every aspect of American life. For many men, itís the true national pastime, much bigger than baseball or football.

Little attention is being paid to the toll that misogyny takes on society in general, and women and girls in particular.

Its forms are limitless. Hard-core pornography is a multibillion-dollar business, having spread far beyond the stereotyped raincoat crowd to anyone with a laptop and a password. Crowds of crazed photographers risk life and limb to get shots of Paris Hilton or Britney Spears without their underwear. At New York Jets home games, men regularly gather at Gate D to urge female fans to expose themselves."

Okay, so where is Bob Herbert now? He's probably writing the 1,000th "Joe Biden represents experience" article for the Paper of Record while male bashists reveal their true colors and pummet Ms. Palin. Biden himself made the requisite "she's beautiful, I'm not" whinefest. Gee, Joe, I thought you were the classic sensitive male...

The whole thing reminds me of an old cartoon from 2000. In the first panel, a group of MTV types are telling everyone to "Rock The Vote!" and how young people need to make a choice. The second panel shows a young woman entering the stage and saying "I just voted -- for George Bush". The third panel is the whole audience shouting at her "You idiot!"


Posted by John Bailo | September 1, 2008 12:10 AM
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It was a shock to read that John Bailo was responding to the prayers and thoughts for the Gustav evacuees because I thought he didn't comment unless it was to blather on about how much he just loves Sarah Palin and her awesome pussy (whoops, I meant policies!). Then, I read the content of his post and was like "oh- he's being an ass again".

Carry on, internets, carry on.

Posted by Sara | September 1, 2008 2:45 AM
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John Bailo has the benefit of having a style nearly as recognizable as PC has, so at least it's pretty easy to skip his comments.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | September 1, 2008 3:09 AM
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John B. continues to leave a swath of destruction, meanwhile the power is still on here in lovely Covington, LA.

Posted by Chris from N.O. | September 1, 2008 4:47 AM
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Posted by Chris from N.O. | September 1, 2008 4:48 AM
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Glad to hear you still have power there, Chris- here's hoping you and the rest of the folks in your area continue to stay safe.

Posted by Sara | September 1, 2008 5:41 AM
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Power is gone here, but cable apparently isn't. Thanks to a small course change, we won't be getting hurricane-force winds (just tropical storm strength). We will be getting 10-15 inches of rain, however.

Gotta go. Don't want to run the battery on my laptop down too soon. I won't get anywhere to plug it in before Wednesday.

Posted by Sheryl in Baton Rouge | September 1, 2008 7:10 AM
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Power is gone here, but cable apparently isn't. Thanks to a small course change, we won't be getting hurricane-force winds (just tropical storm strength). We will be getting 10-15 inches of rain, however.

Gotta go. Don't want to run the battery on my laptop down too soon. I won't get anywhere to plug it in before Wednesday.

Posted by Sheryl in Baton Rouge | September 1, 2008 7:16 AM
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John Bailo: why don't you go back to writing comically misinformed articles about encapsulation in VB and let the big kids play? At least with computer science most people can't tell that you're talking completely out of your ass. With the complete lack of traction you've been getting trolling here on Slog, one would think you'd be getting bored... at least work on sublety so you don't get called out faster than unPC off his meds on an HRC thread.

Posted by w7ngman | September 1, 2008 8:01 AM

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