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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Famous Last Words

One hundred twenty-five mile an hour winds from Hurricane Rita may reach as far inland as Brenham, concerned relatives warn. Rita is a “monster” Category 5 hurricane and could be one of the most powerful ever to hit U.S. The eye of the storm is going to pass right over Katy, someone told me.

I think people like to exaggerate the severity of storms. It is something out of the ordinary about which to become excited. The media especially love it, as it is an opportunity for them to shine. Following the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina, we are particularly attuned to disastrous storms from the sea. I hope we will be safe 80 miles from the coast. It is the storm surge, rather than the winds that are most dangerous. I do not anticipate that Rita will be as bad as everyone is predicting.


  • Well, if this is indeed as bad is the news makes it out to be, I'll be rowing my way to oblivion. But I won't be alone. A large portion of the area in which I live insists on touging it out.

    By Blogger Steve, at 4:16 AM, September 22, 2005  

  • be safe! and keep the cat safe. You Gulf Coast people are crazy! You should come over to the west coast, not as many bush-lovers over here anyway.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 7:57 AM, September 22, 2005  

  • matt if we die, im going to blame you for scoffing in the face of the STORM!

    By Blogger Katherine, at 9:09 AM, September 22, 2005  

  • Fox News would make a big deal out of a nosebleed. Which is something you should give them if you seem them in Texas this weekend...

    By Blogger kari, at 7:16 PM, September 22, 2005  

  • I was pretty disappointed in the hurricane's performance in Houston. The news just loves a good crisis and most viewers love to see others suffering. I think they have to scare stupid people into doing anything, like evacuating though. That's the way religion works anyway. The news is the new religion. Bow down before the almight local news, lest ye feel the wrath of poor coverage of actual important events!

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 9:00 PM, September 26, 2005  

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