Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Lovely Rita
I can actually see the nasty fucker now - it looks like it is coming in from due east, I thought I would see it coming in more from the South. I believe I am looking right at the outer rain bands. The wind is now coming in in big gusts. The eye is supposed to go over to our east at around 2AM. What a sucky time for a power outage.
They are currently reporting unexpected white caps in Galveston Bay, which is usually as smooth as glass. This is actually a good thing, because the more riled up it is the more resistant it will be to the storm surge. The bad news is all up in LA, they will be getting the worst surge and most of the rain. Not good for the new island Republic of New Orleans. Maybe they can make a deal with Castro and get annexed to Cuba.
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