Monday, August 20, 2007

A Change of Plan

I had planned to rant and rave about the Karl Rove interviews yesterday, but that can wait. Today I am much more concerned about everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Dean. Along with all the beauty, Mother Nature can also create some frightening times.

We here at the Pop nest are thinking about everyone in the path of the hurricane and we understand their fears and anxieties. This is a frightening time for everyone facing the approach of such a powerful hurricane. We know the aggravation, anxiety and dread that is felt when you know a storm like this is headed your way. We have experienced those emotions three times in the last three years and we know exactly how you’re feeling, it isn’t good.

If you or any of your friends and family are in the path of Hurricane Dean, we just want to let you know that we are thinking of you and them and hoping for everyone’s safety before, during and after the storm.


Blogger Tina said...

Amen, P.O.P. I was in Louisiana in Sept of 1998 when Tropical Storm Frances hit Texas, and I nearly freaked out just from the intense winds, incessant rain, and flooding that came LA's way. What the hell I would do in an actual hurricane is beyond me.
Although I might not mind it much if magically a particular ranch in Crawford, TX were the only place to be hit from Dean, let's pray this hurricane is kind to those unlucky folks in his awful path.

August 20, 2007 3:55 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

I do not like to wish misfortune on anyone, but if as tina posits, a certain ranch in Crawford takes the biggest punch of Dean...

In all seriousness this is bad and I can not even imagine. It makes me feel fearful for those whose lives will be touched by this.

PachaMama as they call the Mother Earth spirit in Peru and Bolivia (and possibly elsewhere) is very angry with her wayward children.

BTW- Rove is an utter ass. Not that you needed me to say this.

How is Fred?

August 20, 2007 4:21 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

we've already had some flooding here in central texas due to pre-dean storms. right now, it's not clear if it's coming up the gulf of mexico - which means we get it, or if it's to veer over towards LA. or FL. wherever it goes - stay safe and dry, and we'll do the same.

August 20, 2007 4:24 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I've never faced the possibility of a hurrifcane, but the feeling must be ghastly.

August 20, 2007 5:32 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Texas might just get some more un needed rain. The bulk of the hurricane is projected to hit Mexico. I just hope anyone in its path or OK and not much damage is rendered on anyone.

August 20, 2007 6:00 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Our prayers are with the folks in his path!

August 20, 2007 6:12 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Nice sentiments, PoP.

August 20, 2007 7:13 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

yes, indeed, the folks in the path of the hurricane will be in our prayers. and no, PoP, my cousin isn't getting married. it would be too large a shock to the partner he's been with the last couple of decades. but, in many ways, a "stands beside" is much like the original conception of the best man. i'm there to watch over, protect, and support him while he goes through the ceremony. i'm sorry i can't go into much more detail than that, many of our ceremonies have been secretly held since the arrival of the spanish. it's just a better thing for all that way. we don't have to explain and the tourists and anthropologists won't want to watch and take pictures. the prayers for those in the path of the hurricane will be added to the list of prayers that my cousin will take with him into the ceremony. it is considered a great honor to be trusted to carry something as personal and sacred as the prayer of another.

jooni sah leh

(live in beauty)

August 20, 2007 8:20 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Hang in there!

August 20, 2007 8:42 AM  
Blogger pogo2 said...

Pop, I'm right with you on this. I'm glad to see that the projected path may miss Cancun & Cozumel - where as you are aware the Pogo family goes with fair regularity. I hope Dean loses enough steam that it doesn't cream the Yucatan too hard.

So I'll pick up and start the Rove rant - lying sack of shit. Once again, Matt Cooper has outed the motherfucker as a liar (he used dissembler, but I don't have his tact). I seldom wish ill on people, but I'll make an exception in his case.

August 20, 2007 8:51 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

No need to worry. Forget FEMA. The Republican National Committee is handling this one directly.

August 20, 2007 9:02 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

A great big AMEN to that!!! I can't get them out of my mind and have been praying for them all weekend.

August 20, 2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...


August 20, 2007 10:11 AM  
Blogger RAFFI said...

times like these really make me think... who am i to complain.

August 20, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger Kahshe Cottager said...

So nice of you to pop in for a visit and leave a comment. It's always a treat to meet new bloggers ... and one with a site named Morning Martinis appeals to me too!!! LOL

I have only weathered a hurricane once when Hazel came in 1954 to Ontario Canada. I was too little to remember much other than the noise of the wind - I will not forget it! I hope everyone in Dean's path remains safe.

August 20, 2007 12:16 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I've not had to deal with weather like that either. I'll take the California earthquakes anyday. We don't have the anticipation of it coming like a just happens and it is over quick.

August 20, 2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said... hurricanes, but we've had our fair share of tornadoes in the area...blizzards....floods...electrical storms....high winds that take down trees and electrical lines....other than that, it's not so bad here.

August 20, 2007 1:51 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

My thoughts are with all of them. I understand it may strengthen to a cat 5. to put the weather situation including Dean in context today with the abnormal weather conditions around the country I discussed this today. Think about how screwed up all of this is. many people from all over the world responded to this with their concerns and it was interesting.

August 20, 2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Am I right this one is NOT scheduled to hit America? For a change? It is veering to Mexico instead? That's just what I heard last time... Why can't it just spin out to sea and get lost??... please no more devastation anywhere

August 20, 2007 5:08 PM  
Anonymous pidomon said...

"If you or any of your friends and family are in the path of Hurricane Dean, we just want to let you know that we are thinking of you and them and hoping for everyone’s safety before, during and after the storm."
THANK YOU PoP My sister has had to evacuate due to her job and while it looks like TX wont get the brunt there still could be some massive flooding.
It's nice to know other people out there thinking about people like my sis

August 20, 2007 5:42 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

Pretty rough planet, as much as I like storm season, I'm glad I'm not in the path of this one.

August 20, 2007 5:51 PM  

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