Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Lovely Rita
Joke time is over, my friend. If that track shown on that chart holds true, we are seeing an immense catastrophe unfold. Over 10 million people live within the perimeters of the worst part of where that storm will hit. So far we have only evacuated 1.3 million. 80% of the world's petrochemical production is right fucking there, right where that line is drawn. For two days now we have been working on the theory that it will hit deep South Texas. Now we are looking at it hitting the second most populous area of the US. If it keeps tracking that way, over the next ten hours this place is going to go absolutely ape shit.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address