Hurricane Jose Upgraded To Category 4

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

As Hurricane Irma makes its way toward Florida, two other hurricanes are gaining strength as they near land. Hurricane Jose is now an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm. It’s still forecast to steer north, potentially avoiding any impact to Florida.

It’s 535 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands, which were battered this week by Irma, according to the National Hurricane Center. Meteorologists said the storm is moving 16 mph and is forecast to continue strengthening Friday before it closes in on the Caribbean islands Saturday.

A hurricane watch is again in effect for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia continued to strengthen as it meandered in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm has 100-mph winds and is forecasted to make landfall in Mexico on Saturday.

  • bkmn
  • bambinoitaliano

    Bitch ain’t gonna let Irma and Katia have all the spotlight.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Rush Limbaugh arrested for texting “It’s another liberal hoax” while driving (Northbound)…

    • bambinoitaliano

      I rather he drove off the cliff while texting and never be heard again.

      • Blake J Butler

        Take susan sarandon with him.

    • Gustav2

      Please, he chartered (has?) a plane.

      • Gustav2
        • james1200

          Best movie ever! You heard me!!!

          • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

            “That is all!”

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            “No, no. That wasn’t a question.”

          • Snarkaholic

            Is she looking forward to remarking that Chump’s face is a nice shade of cerulean?

    • james1200

      Suddenly, I believe in police brutality.

  • Bluto

    keerist Barbuda has already been completely rendered uninhabitable this week. There’s not much left to give.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Mother nature shows no mercy. She will peel off a layer of earth crust if she can.

      • pch1013

        Someone should inform the Christo-fascists that gay sex is illegal in Barbuda – and god saw fit to pulverize it anyway. Twice.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Except people’s lives. Hopefully somebody wil be able to get them out of there.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    When we liberals work together with the Chinese to create a hoax, we don’t mess around.

    • joeyj1220

      all part of the gay agenda

  • Rebecca Gardner

    It looks like Hurricane Lee will be forming next week too.

  • Ninja0980

    But this is all a liberal hoax right?

    • vorpal 😼

      Reality is apparently a liberal hoax.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, like facts, like the TRUTH.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          , … and like logic, reason, critical thinking and science.

          • billbear1961

            xoxo

  • FAEN

    As oceans continue to warm because of climate change these horrific storms will become more of the norm.

  • JustDucky

    Wow. God is really pissed at America for electing Trump.

    • thatotherjean

      So why take it out on Mexico?

      • jerry

        They refused to build the wall to keep Americans out.

  • Tatonka

    That video of the two hurricanes in the Atlantic is trippy.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Well thank goodness FEMA is fully staffed and funded..

    • Ninja0980

      Republicans have vacant court seats to fill with right wing hacks to worry about stuff like this.

  • Ninja0980

    The last time we had a hurricane season this bad was in 1995, the year after Republicans took control of the House and Senate.
    Maybe Gawd doesn’t like it when Republicans are in charge?

    • billbear1961

      Justice abominates them!

      • SandraMWilliams

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    • zhera

      Wasn’t it 2005?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Yes, depending if you are measuring number of storms or actual hits.

      • Ninja0980

        That year too.. another year where Republicans were in charge.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Why should she? We don’t.

    • Uncle Mark

      Well, it does seem that the majority of these hurricanes devastate red states. Wasn’t one of the Republican conventions in Florida cancelled last year in Florida because of a hurricane threat? It DOES seem that Gawd hates republicans.

  • billbear1961
    • Tatonka

      Nice. I don’t think I’ve heard this before!

      • billbear1961

        These days it is frequently playing in my mind.

        • Tatonka

          I’ve always found Mahler kind of intimidating. Think I’ll spool up the entire symphony on Spotify and give it a listen.

    • CB

      A piece by Mahler! I’ll drink to that.

  • vorpal 😼

    God must be having a really bad day.
    Did someone slip a tack on his golden throne?
    Or maybe he’s just supremely pissed off about something tacky and orangey gold.

    • billbear1961

      JUSTICE in Her fierce MAJESTY: “For decades you have done NOTHING to deal with the vile and relentless LIARS who are destroying your democracy and who advocate for the unending violation of Gaia. BEHOLD–from my Throne, I have unleashed the FURIES. It is only the BEGINNING. I have been patient. I will be patient NO LONGER.”

    • billbear1961

      Salut, minou!

      • vorpal 😼

        Salut, mon cher ourson!
        Comme toujours, c’est vraiment un plaisir de te voir ici!
        =grands câlins=

        • billbear1961

          XO

    • Rex

      This has been brewing since November 8, 2016.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      A theology student asked him if Trump was made in his image.

  • Hue-Man
    • vorpal 😼

      It is a really cool experience to lay on the beach and have the planes come right in overhead, although I think recently there was a fatality caused by it.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/13/woman-killed-by-jet-engine-blast-at-popular-caribbean-tourist-attraction/?utm_term=.4b6155647840

      • FAEN

        That would freak me out lol.

      • netxtown

        I’d be concerned with the engines sucking in a bucket of piss after i pee’d myself….

      • GeneInSJ

        My husband (it still feels weird typing that, as we’ve been together almost 25 years by married in July) loves planes and wants to go plane-watching at the airport there.

        • M Jackson

          Congrats to you young kids. I hope you had a beautiful cake. 🙂

          • GeneInSJ

            Thanks! We kept it rather small. We were married on our deck (which did look beautiful) with 12 close friends in attendance. Then we all went out for Thai food. It was perfect.

          • vorpal 😼

            Sounds similar to what we did! We got married on the bank of the Rideau River in Ottawa in the late spring when it was lush and green and beautiful, with only about a dozen or so close friends and family in attendance.

            Afterwards, we went to our favourite Sri Lankan restaurant where they offered to just bring us huge amounts of everything for a very reasonable and fixed price per head, and then went to my parents’ house for loads of alcohol and music.

            The price of everything including the rings was less than $1200 and it was perfect, as neither one of us is the festive type or likes a big fuss being made over us.

            Congrats to you both!

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            OMG – Did Justin photobomb your wedding?!

          • FAEN

            Sounds wonderful!

            Now I have to find Sri Lankan food which I’ve never had.

          • vorpal 😼

            If you can, I highly recommend it! If you like southern Indian food, you’re almost certain to love Sri Lankan food: lots of really delicious spicy curries, dosas, mutton (actually goat) rolls, samosas, chutneys, etc. There are some really unique dishes, too, like string hoppers, which are these tiny noodles fried up with meat and veg, and kottu roti, which is chopped up roti usually fried with chicken and spices.

            The heat level can be quite intense, though… my ex and I used to go almost weekly, and they had a dish called “devilled chicken” that my ex always insisted that we order. And consistently, he would eat one or two pieces and then spend the rest of the night trying to extinguish the fire in his mouth, leaving me to do my best to contend with the rest of it: an exquisite but painful experience.

            Sri Lankan, Thai, and Malaysian Nyonya are my three favourite types of cuisine.

          • FAEN

            Just found a Sri Lankan spot in DC and will try it asap. Thanks matey 😊.

            It’s hard to find but you should try some Parsi food.

          • vorpal 😼

            I’m so envious! DC has such amazing food, so it’s bound to be good.

            My only major complaint about living in Chile is the lack of cuisine options from other countries. The government is very strict about imports and won’t even allow most spices / plants in that you would need to make the food yourself.

            When we go back to Canada / the US, we gorge ourselves sick at a variety of yummy Asian restaurants.

            EDIT: I’ll definitely keep an eye out for Parsi food next time I’m out of the country! I am always happy to try something new!

          • FAEN

            Wow I had no idea Chile was so strict with imports.

          • vorpal 😼

            It’s one of a handful of weird bureaucratic things here.

            A friend of mine had her mother come to visit, and her mother brought along with her a bag of honey cough lozenges. Because they contained honey as an ingredient, she was detained at the airport for three hours while they yelled at her in Spanish, of which she doesn’t speak more than about ten words.

            We expats are always trying to smuggle something in to enjoy the comforts of home. Two years ago when we were in Canada, hubby smuggled a bunch of Thai basil seeds by hiding them in his sock.

            They have dogs all over the airport apparently trained to sniff out not drugs but a variety of plant materials and dairy products.

          • FAEN

            Holy hell they detained her because of cough drops? Oy!

          • bambinoitaliano

            Stop it! Now you got me thinking of getting lunch of roti and curry from down the street 🙂

          • FAEN

            Oh cutie kitty, go for it and bring me some too 😉.

          • FAEN

            BTW-your handle always reminds me of that wonderfully funny move ‘Mambo Italiano’.

          • bambinoitaliano
          • FAEN

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw8s2TGeJSY

            Actually I was thinking of this version 😬😉

          • bambinoitaliano

            Its close and personal the way it should be. That’s what good memories is made of. Not a giant spectacle where couple and guests only remember the venue and decorations.

          • vorpal 😼

            Fully agree! We both hate going to big spectacle weddings that cost a fortune with receptions that drag on for hours with sub-par food and the horrors of speeches.

            Lucky for us, most of our friends are also quirky weirdos and would never have a wedding like that.

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            I’ve never understood obscene amounts being spent by nearly everyone involved for a one time (hopefully) event that makes the idea of marriage take a backseat to the event planning, and then what? If that money were spent to have a nice small affair and the rest to give the couple a comfortable start, more people might have prepared themselves for the idea of marriage beforehand and be better prepared to handle the merging (of lives) pains that come with it.

          • Steve Teeter

            Miss Manners warns young ladies about wanting their wedding day to be “the happiest day of my life.” They must realize that the implication is it’s all downhill from then on.

            Also, aside from the ceremony, a wedding is a party. If, child, your idea of ultimate happiness is a day spent at a party, even as the center of attention at a marvelous party, you are too immature to be getting married.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Sadly quite many of them view wedding as the once in a lifetime starring role. Makes you question the genuinity of the couple relationship. The same goes with any other events people lavish on funerals(as if the dead can appreciate their final send off), birthdays and what not.

        • vorpal 😼

          I highly recommend it.

          Really, although I prefer Hawaii on the whole, going to St. Martin was the best vacation that we ever had by far. The town of Grand Case on the French side is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean and has restaurant after restaurant of divine food right on the beaches.

          Baie Rouge is one of the nicest beaches I have ever been to.

          If you do go, I suggest taking a 1-2 day trip to one of the minor islands around St. Martin, such as Anguilla, Saint Barthelemy (which is great if you like celebrity spotting), or Saba. We chose Saba because it was small and geographically interesting (essentially a mountain covered in rainforest) and had a blast hiking, snorkelling, and chatting with the extremely friendly locals.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Did you take the plane to Saba. We did and its not for the weak hearted. We were on St Eustatius for a week and decided to spend our last night on Saba be4 returning to St Maarten to fly home. Saba is gorgeous. Very whacky tho.
            My hubby loves St Barths. I felt like I was either too poor or not French enough to enjoy it.
            I was actually looking at a nice condo to rent in St Martin for next July. It WAS right on Grand Case Beach. Luckily we chose not to, since the entire island is a wasteland.
            Very sad

          • vorpal 😼

            Yes! We flew to Saba, which is definitely an experience, what with that tiny runway that just ends at a tall cliff! So much weirdness there, as you say, such as the locals being known for their high quality of lace tatting.

            The security and attitude at the airport in St Martin was hilarious. This little tiny German woman in front of me at the security scan got pulled aside for trying to bring a big bottle of Jagermeister in her luggage with her and told by the guard that she could not do that and they would have to take it away.

            She asked if she could just drink it there and the guard said that that would be fine. She chugged the entire 26 oz in about 30 seconds and then continued on through security.

            She looked very, very happy for the whole flight back to Toronto.

            We would love to go back someday, but there are so many places we want to go.

          • edrex

            i loved saba. the scuba diving is lovely and the mountain is so lush.

        • FAEN

          Mazel Tov!

          Live Long And Prosper 🖖🏼

        • another_steve

          Congratulations, Gene. May you both live long and prosper.

          My man and I had been together for 40 years when we got married. The cat thought we were already married and was quite confused by all the commotion.

          • whollyfool

            This made my day. 🙂

        • whollyfool

          Congratulations! 🙂

    • worstcultever

      Wow what a pic!

      (French side/Dutch side – how Belgium-esque!)

      • vorpal 😼

        The French side is fantastic: excellent beaches, amazing food, and a very relaxed pace of life.

        The Dutch side is wild: lots of cheap booze, tacky casinos, night clubs, and noise. Also, gay cruising nude beaches with many private coves.

        Surprisingly, Trump’s estate is on the French side.

        St. Martin / Sint Maarten really has something for everyone or every mood you might have.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          There is/was even a gay hotel in the hills on the french side I believe

          • vorpal 😼

            There was – IIRC – a gay exclusive B&B.

      • I remember going as a teenager on a cruise with my family and the most magnificently built and beautiful island native — a black man wearing nothing but khakis and a hat — was splitting coconuts with a machete and selling them to tourists in some village. I was watching him for a quite a while. He noticed and smiled and offered me on for a drink. He was simply gorgeous, glistening in the island sun and powerful — swoop! cutting those coconuts. I never saw arms so sculpted. My mother noticed this and picked me up and made sure I made the ship. I got a nice smile as I left. Boy, thinks that you remember as a fresh bright eyed teenager in your salad days —- I was thinking about him when I heard about St. Martin the other night.

    • Butch

      There are a bunch of videos on line of planes landing there – partner loves to watch them. (Sorry I don’t have a link.)

    • -M-
    • BearEyes

      It’s a beautiful island on both sides. Hope they recover as I’d like to go back there.

    • clay

      Highly likely that the airport no longer exists.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      You should fly into St. Bart’s if you want a real thrill. Only small planes allowed.

      • edrex

        try Saba. Looks like the plane is flying directly into the side of a mountain (volcano,actually) before quickly dropping onto a landing strip that appears to fall off into the ocean.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I know! I actually decided not to fly into Saba for that exact reason.

          • edrex

            i sat in a small plane (6 -8 seats) right behind the cockpit. most amazing/terrifying view.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Maybe, if I ever go back to St. Bart’s.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s a bird! No! It’s a pl…..splat!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Forest Fires and trump.

    This must be end times.

    • Tatonka

      I nominate Ragnar Lothbrok to be the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse.

      • Gustav2

        Well, he is good at finding penis shaped things everywhere.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Thank you.

          • David Walker

            It’s a gift.

      • Paula

        O.K., as long as I get to be the one riding the pale horse. I will only go after conservatives.

        • Tatonka

          “And hell followed with her.”

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          You are one of the best people I know.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        LOL, I might be a bit nutty, but not THAT nutty.

      • billbear1961
        • Tatonka

          Quiet you. I’m listening to Mahler.

          • billbear1961

            But now it’s time for Shostakovich!

      • JCF

        …or Third Raven of Ragnarok.

    • billbear1961
      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Have a happy weekend Mr Bear 🙂

        • billbear1961

          I think it will be an eventful one, RL!

      • pj

        lovely

    • Uncle Mark

      Curious, I don’t recall reading anything in Revelations about an Orange Horseman of the Apocalypse…throwing shit.

      • jerry

        It’s the long lost 5th horseman: Flatulence.

  • TexasBoy

    Next up: Trump signs executive order demanding that Hurricane Irma dissipate immediately.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Well, … thank gawd Dumpf pulled out of the Paris Accord just in time.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    This is a heartwarming story: Man in Florida gives last available generator to woman who needs it for her father who is on oxygen. It shouldn’t matter, but of interest because of the spin the Religious Right likes to put on disasters, the man is Latino and is either an immigrant or visitor, and the woman is lesbian.

    http://www.wral.com/orlando-man-gives-last-generator-to-crying-lowe-s-customer/16934082/

    • Hunter M

      It’s being reported here in Florida that he gave it to her before he even knew why she needed it.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        Just because she was so upset. That’s great.

    • whollyfool

      Thank you for posting that. I’ll take all the wonderful stories (and cute animal pictures) I can get. 🙂

    • bambinoitaliano

      Why is he not deported!!! Screamed Jeff Sessions.

      • worstcultever

        Srsly – it would not surprise me in the least if Dumpy’s ICE gestapo weren’t scanning the media for feel-good stories involving Latinos whom they could thereby identify and stomp their faces and wreck their lives however possible.

  • The_Wretched

    I suppose it’s redundant to note but extra hurricane severity is predicted by climate change models. And like too many other predictions, they are coming true both early and to a more severe degree than predicted.

    I guess we could blame people who use kitchen implements in the rest of the house for upsetting the kitchen implements deity*.

    *it’s a cruel an vengeful god.

    • worstcultever

      I hear again and again – “it’s way worse than anyone’s saying” – me being me, I tend to believe it (not to mention, paying attention to evidence and quaint things like that)

  • Friday

    All that denialism and irresponsibility is really coming home to roost this year. No wonder the Trump-worshipping Fundies are screaming ‘Blame the gays’ harder than ever.

  • BeaverTales

    People who believe that American politics and religion control the weather are voluntary idiots. It’s American education and science policy that is the real problem.

    • Ann Kah

      Well, we can count of Betsy DeVos to fix it. /s

  • worstcultever

    OT happy thing – for fans of melancholy/existential/human-animal coexisting crazyness/razor wit, silliness, etc – good news – the new season of Bojack Horseman is finally here today on Netflix! Woohoo!

  • One thing I have been noticing is that the Florida geckos are absolutely going nuts outside. Four are inside the house right now — they dart in when doors are open and are hiding behind various wall units and things — a shame because they die of dehydration anyway, and I cannot catch them to put them outside. You learn to like geckos, they eat insects and are harmless “pets”. But animals definitely sense something before weather events. It is a normal summer day with showers and thunderstorms outside — the winds will not start in Palm Beach until tomorrow — but you can tell something is in the air. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e25220c27b84877082eb356d94aa17a0338136cb263647c97a3e521e18f3411.jpg

    • Treant

      Can you put out water for them, or do they require moist air?

      ‘Cause when you lose power, the air’s likely to get really moist really fast…

      • Good idea I will put out some water they need it.

    • billbear1961

      Poor little things!

      🙁

    • worstcultever

      I loved all the ubiquitous lil’ lizards all up and down the trees in Key West all those years ago when I was there – all my thoughts and atheist prayers to all the small critters of FL

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Why can’t you catch them?
      They need rescuing!!

      • Lazycrockett

        They aren’t slowing walking around trying to save you money on car insurance you know.

      • They are super fast right now — and hiding — i tried!

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Use an old shirt or similar item.
          Toss it at them (gently), wrap them up and out they go.

          • vorpal 😼

            You’d be amazed at how fast and good at hiding they are.

            I can catch lots of things (I caught a giant angry writhing centipede that we found in bed with us one morning), but I don’t think I could ever catch a gecko.

            At least, for us, there was just enough space under the apartment door that they could come and go as they pleased.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            As a small boy, I’ve rescued many tik tikkis, but maybe they are slower than these evasive geckos?

          • jerry

            So each morning…”Honey, is that you or another giant centipede?”

          • Centipede? Aren’t they poisonous?

          • vorpal 😼

            They are actually quite venomous, but don’t typically have enough venom to seriously injure an adult human.

            That being said, they could probably kill a child or a cat.

            You also really DON’T want to be stung. I’ve heard that it hurts like bloody hell for five to seven days and many people I’ve talked to have said that the best way to get through it is to get drunk and stay drunk for the entire period. Oi… anything THAT painful, I can live without!

    • vorpal 😼

      We had them in the apartment all the time when we lived in Hawaii. It was interesting because there are some that are bright green and gold and are strictly diurnal, and then some that are pale white and strictly nocturnal.

      The little chirp that they make when they catch a pest like a cockroach (which you cannot avoid in Hawaii) or fly is utterly adorable.

    • Gustav2

      My mother had a pet one who lived just outside the pool cage. She would skim the pool first thing in the morning and bang the screen on the pavement right outside the door feeding it. The little lizard was picky though, only fresh bugs would do.

  • Reality.Bites
    • billbear1961

      Rake in those tax dollars!

      • Mikey

        why not? those tax dollars help pay for our evil socialist universal healthcare 🙂

        • billbear1961

          Bingo!

          • Mikey

            one of my favourite French Canadian composers (and he was a really sweet man, though I only met him, never got to study with him):

            (amusing detail, I didn’t even realize he’d written something on “Chasse-galerie”, and that happened to be the text I set to music for a recent commission)

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7weNkqUsyuA

          • billbear1961

            The chasse-galerie!

          • Mikey

            last movement of my “Chasse-galerie”, narrator, clarinet, and string quartet:

            http://www.dosblanc.ca/music/clarinet_quintet/Edward_clarinet_quintet_4.mp3

          • billbear1961

            I’m glad I checked back!

          • Mikey

            thanks 🙂

        • ByronK

          But they could pull in tax revenue by legalizing the current dispensary stores without the overhead and usual bloated government expenses. I’m not happy with this proposal. More bureaucracy and government interference.

          • Reality.Bites

            That was never going to happen. This is Ontario. We’re just slowly creeping towards beer in supermarkets. There was no way this was ever going to the private sector.

            And they are, IMO going to screw this up massively. 150 stores for a population of 13 million? Colorado, with less than half the population, has over 600, or twice the number of Starbucks in the state.

            Toronto alone has over 150 Starbucks. Canada has around 1400.

            I used to live near the Church Street dispensary and there were constant line ups out onto the sidewalk. It’s going to look like Soviet Russia, lining up for toilet paper.

          • ByronK

            I suspect that the “black market” will continue to thrive anyway. I’m sure there will be less selection and probably lower quality.

          • Reality.Bites

            I currently buy from an online place. Pay by interac money transfer, delivered by ExpressPost 2 business days later.

            Assuming prices are the same or lower than the MCBO, I can’t see any reason to switch.

          • AmeriCanadian

            I can purchase wine in my local Zehr’s (Loblaws). I don’t believe it is affiliated with LCBO but I may be wrong. There is no signage stating such.

          • Reality.Bites

            I believe you buy wine at a boutique located in the store with a separate cash, no? There are some stores selling wine under certain grandfathered conditions – NAFTA has something to do with it, believe it or not. I imagine if one is interested in minutiae on a mass scale, the liquor laws of various jurisdiction would be an endless field of study.

            There are very few of those, in any event. When you walk into the vast majority of Ontario supermarkets there is no way to buy beer or wine.

          • AmeriCanadian

            Yes, it appears to be a boutique store within the store. They always offer me samples when I leave the checkout lanes. I pay them separately.

  • BeaverTales

    Hey Joe, any info on Hurricane Katia or the earthquake in Mexico?

  • Gustav2

    WARNING: Many “young cubs” are like this

    Rescued from the forest fire bear won’t let go of his hero

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMH4M1acFsw

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      So adorable.
      Hope things work out for the little fur ball.

    • billbear1961

      The little sweetheart!

  • metrored

    JOSE CAN YOU SEEEE that climate change is real?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Cheezus Crust. The exact same path as Irma?

  • JCF

    Will our Tampa JMGers please get to safety? It looks now like Irma’s coming right over you. :-0

    [NB to TampaZeke: I think you said you said (yesterday) you were staying because of your pets? The Governor said this morning all hotels/motels have lifted pet restrictions for the duration: check your pals in w/ you!]

  • juanjo54

    it is all a bunch of fake news by liberals. I heard Rush explain it all on his program. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9622def3cdb9acd7480c58eb0d2ba60b76841294dd25e5e4e1e6884f867ab9e9.jpg

  • UrsusArctos

    Unlike during hurricane Harvey, utility recovery crew convoys are moving east big time. The lack of crews heading to TX for Harvey was kind of startling. As I was heading west in to New Orleans on I-10 today and I passed 4-5 convoys of 30 to 40 vehicle utility crews heading east to Florida. It’s going to be a long haul, but it looks like the utilities are preparing appropriately.

  • seant426