Patterico's Pontifications

8/30/2006

So Long, Ernesto

Filed under: General,Real Life — Patterico @ 5:45 pm

Despite my concerns, we arrived safely on Grand Bahama Island, after the storm had passed.

It is very pleasant here — and completely uncrowded. We’re at a beautiful resort, staying in a room with an ocean view — for a pittance, because of the season.

Since the smart-alecks have nothing to gloat about, I’ll enable comments now.

13 Responses to “So Long, Ernesto”

  1. I question the timing.

    Jerry (04b468)

  2. Three cheers on missing the storm. :)

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  3. Yeah, well Ernesto is scheduled (assuming that the forecasters are right, a big if) to come right over the Keystone State, just in time to wash out the first three day weekend that Mrs Pico and I have had with both of us off for quite some time. :(

    Dana (71415b)

  4. I’d love to see a hurricane some day. Maybe not one of those ones that blows your house down around your neck, but a smaller one. A big storm or a small hurricane is an advenure without the shortages of toilet paper or potable water (in most cases). It’s a small peril that you can enjoy from the comfort of an easy chair, all dry and snug, with a cup of hot chocolate.

    Embrace the storm.

    Doc Rampage (47be8d)

  5. Damn you got clout. I was at a loss as to why Karl Rove had pulled the lever back on the “Hurricane Death Machine” since there are still Democrats to be killed. Now it all comes together. His bestest buddy was going to the Bahamas!

    Lew Clark (de6d92)

  6. Glad your rainstorm has moved on.

    This is so way off topic and don’t comment if you don’t want to, but I’ve never agreed with you about Ann Coulter before. I do now.

    This headline, “They Shot the Wrong Lincoln” is disgusting. She’s referring to Lincoln Chafee, of course.

    They’re are lunatics out there looking to get their name in the paper and all they need is an excuse.

    Can she be charged for this nonsense or can a person write headlines saying, “They Should Have Shot X” where X is a real living public servant or personality?

    Is that actually legal?

    Chris from Victoria, BC (9824e6)

  7. That headline is outrageous. But Coulter may not have written it.

    *Someone* should get in trouble over it. But it’s WorldNetDaily. It’s a dodgy source anyway.

    Patterico (91fd36)

  8. Yeah, you’re right. I just sent this email to her, so I hope it was not her that wrote it:

    Dear Ann,

    I have been your ardent supporter, booster, and reader for 10-years.

    However, the headline, “They Shot the Wrong Lincoln” referring to Lincoln Chafee, a real, living, breathing serving Senator is disgusting beyond excuse.

    I don’t like Lincoln Chafee, but any reference that he should have been shot is so wildly evil and irresponsible that you have lost my respect, which was previously profound.

    Good day, Ms. Coulter.

    Sincerely,

    Chris

    As far as WND goes, I once read a story by Joseph Farrah, its founder, and half way through it I found myself still reading and saying, “This actually makes sense!”

    I was kind of shocked.

    I got to the end and realized that it wasn’t Farrah writing, it was Larry Elder.

    I wrote Larry and said that I thought the world was ending because Farrah actually made sense, but then I saw with a huge sense of relief that it was Elder and everything was okay again. Re: Farrah, I said, “I’m a conservative, but that dude is nuts.”

    Larry wrote back, which was nice of him.

    Chris from Victoria, BC (9824e6)

  9. Good to hear you made it safe! Now have fun!

    Joel B. (4148cf)

  10. Doc Rampage,
    I’ve lived through several hurricanes here in MA; we are far enough inland they were merely inconvenient. In 1938 one struck the Long Island/Rhode Island area and killed nearly a thousand people. Or more. And there was Galveston earlier. Before storm tracker planes (and later sattelites) they were a major danger (Imagine Katrina w/o any warning; 50,000 dead?) On the other hand, a 1950s hurricane blew the old newspapers that introduced me to Flash Gordon and Sf into our yard, so I have mixed emotions.

    John H. Costello (942983)

  11. Doc wrote:

    I’d love to see a hurricane some day. Maybe not one of those ones that blows your house down around your neck, but a smaller one. A big storm or a small hurricane is an advenure without the shortages of toilet paper or potable water (in most cases). It’s a small peril that you can enjoy from the comfort of an easy chair, all dry and snug, with a cup of hot chocolate.

    I felt the same way — when I was a home renter in Virginia. When I bought a home of my own, for some reason, my attitude changed.

    Dana (3e4784)

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