This storm would have really added insult to injury had New Orleans suffered another devastation. Mostly rain hit instead of the core of the hurricane and resulted in just 3' of the 7' flood overflow level of the levees. With New Orleans providing 1/4 of the nations oil they were saying average national gas prices could have gone over $5 a gallon had this storm followed Katrina's path.
Sara Palin is looking more and more like the best choice for VP this election. We need alternative sources of energy but it's not going to happen over night. Mean time we need affordable oil drilled domestically from somewhere that isn't in hurricane alley. Alaska has tons of it.
Can I ask where the in the hell did Sara Palin come from?
BadHairDay;4551679Can I ask where the in the hell did Sara Palin come from?
It was a failed subliminal message!
New Orleans did dodge a bullet. The wash over the levees is a tiny concern, but there's barely a tiny concern of it breaking.
Hardly subliminal or failed, unless you're a card carrying liberal looking for yet another excuse to pointlessly bash conservatives for merely being conservative.
If you guys don't see that the devastation of New Orleans means higher gas prices and that drilling oil domestically in an area away from commonly occurring natural disasters is pertinent to that fact, no one is capable of explaining the obvious to you.
Some look at weather reports of this type and see only what's on the surface, others see the big picture.
I do, but this isn't the Pub.
BadHairDay;4551719...but there's barely a tiny concern of it breaking.[/quote]With only a 3' level there shouldn't be any concern had it been rebuilt properly. I don't blame the Army Corp of Engineers like many do either because they have competent engineers. The problems arise when those engineers aren't listened to regarding what the necessary materials and cost come to, and instead have to listen to FEMA officials and others mentioning certain budget allowances.
[quote=BadHairDay;4551738]I do, but this isn't the Pub.
If you did you would not have asked where Sara Palin came from, which at best was a side note pertaining to the thread topic, vs a sole political argument it's being made out to be.
What belongs in The Pub are the reactions aimed at one part of a post as if to turn the subject into mere political banter.
I wouldn't call it a...miss.
Dursk;4551932I wouldn't call it a...miss.
Compared to Katrina and what the wind damage of this one could have done, it's a miss.
It was a cat II... It caught the funky side of the storm... at Cat two this is what you get.
Storms are never the same after they hit land . They get shrededd up and at the speed it was moving it didn't have the chance to get reorganized. I knew that was going to happen...cause it always happens.