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August 25, 2012

Brain Storm: "Okay, here's the plan. Let's have our convention in a city in the hurricane zone at the start of hurricane season! Okay?"


Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 25, 2012 5:50 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Hurricane season starts mid May and ends in November, this isn't the beginning of hurricane season. This is the beginning of old fart snow bird season.

Posted by: Mike at August 25, 2012 6:14 PM

"The Atlantic basin shows a very peaked season from August through October, with 78% of the tropical storm days, 87% of the minor (Saffir-Simpson Scale categories 1 and 2 - see Subject D1) hurricane days, and 96% of the major (Saffir-Simpson categories 3, 4 and 5) hurricane days occurring then (Landsea 1993). Maximum activity is in early to mid September."


Old mariner's poem about Caribbean hurricanes:

June- too soon.
July-- stand by!
August-- look out you must.
September-- remember.
October, all over.


Posted by: vanderleun at August 25, 2012 7:26 PM

In all fairness. they held their last convention in Minneapolis and the MSM still lumbered them for a hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast that week.

The problem is the lazy vicious media, not the Republican convention.

Posted by: Fat Man at August 25, 2012 7:47 PM

This could be a boon, if they stick around and help with the clean up. Not that the press would ever notice.

Posted by: Jewel at August 25, 2012 9:18 PM

Jewel: They'd notice, they just wouldn't report it. But If Debbie Wassername Shultz gave a half-empty water bottle to someone from the back or her limo the press would nominate her for a Nobel Prize.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2012 12:19 AM

It's Debbie Wassername Schlits, euphemistically speaking.

Posted by: Peccable at August 26, 2012 4:36 AM

Actually, hurricane season starts on June 1, but, yes, why would anyone want their national convention in hurricane-prone areas?

Posted by: Fausta at August 26, 2012 8:14 AM

Sorry, I'm as big a believer in the "party of stupid" label as anyone. But this one is a stretch.

The last hurricane to even threaten the Tampa area was about 7 years ago. And it didn't hit. This one isn't going to either.

The biggest disruption in Tampa is not likely to be the rains -- but the anarchist Obamanunists.

Posted by: jmyers3963@gmail.com at August 26, 2012 8:25 AM

Anonymous and Peccable, you may be too young to make the association to the Wassermann Test, developed in 1906 to ascertain the presence of syphilis.


Once you make the association of Debbie to syphilis a lot of things start to make a lot more sense, and you're unlikely to have to fumble for a name thereafter.

Just tryna help.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at August 26, 2012 9:08 AM

Anything that shortens the convention is a plus. A tropical storm will have the side benefit of clearing out the occupy crowd.

Posted by: james wilson at August 26, 2012 11:34 AM

OK, Vanderleun, The distribution of storms tends to bunch towards the tail of the season, as does the track grouping. It's 'cause the water gets warmer as the season progresses.(Been watching them here for a while.)
Go to:
(National Hurricane Center)
Hit the 'satellite' link on the left
scroll down to 'sea surface temps'

But you need to note that it's the end of August, and we're up to Isaac, meaning I in the list of named storms. We've had 8 named storms so far this season that nobody not within 50 miles of salt water has noticed.
BTW, Ike, that smacked Houston-Galveston, was Aug 12th.

Posted by: ed in texas at August 27, 2012 9:38 AM

And now it looks like NOLA is once again in the center of the cone of uncertainty.

I wonder if Spike Lee and company are gonna accuse 0bama of blowing up the levees to drown black folk?

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 28, 2012 11:12 AM

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