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Trump haters hoping Hurricane Irma hits Mar-A-Lago

Trump haters hoping Hurricane Irma hits Mar-A-Lago

And other Trump properties

I get not liking someone and especially elected officials, but for all the talk of Trump’s policy decisions being “cruel”, you’d think there’d be a bit more self-awareness when wishing a monster storm rain fire, brimstone, and destruction on someone’s home. And yet…

Many, most in fact, invoked their Climatology religion (that’s really what it’s become), in their prayers for destruction of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate.

As for why they wish this kind of destruction on anyone? I couldn’t tell you. But, like my Mom always says — that’s between them and Jesus.

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Hateful idiots think Irma can flatten Mar-A-Lago and not destroy the rest of south Florida right along with it? So much of social media lately is just fools on parade. Good tools, but simply in the wrong hands.

    YellowSnake in reply to Merlin. | September 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Hey, if Mar-A-Lago was singled out, you would have to believe. Isn’t the bible filled with inexplicable miracles? Did the Angel of Death pass over the homes of the Israelites who marked their doors?

    If you are not one of the true believers, ask some of the ones who post here.

    Between you and me, does it matter what they wish for? Can you tell me that conservatives never wished Obama a fate worse than death?

Climatology religion

You’re the one calling it a religion. I hadn’t given Mar-a-Lago a thought since I have friends and family in the path.

But yes, I think I will ‘pray’ for the storm to single out Mar-a-Lago. It took Dick Cheney having a gay daughter for him to have empathy. Maybe we need religion to go along with the science. If god smites Trump’s property is maybe he will start to believe.

BTW, it is really underhanded to dig out a few Aholes and try to condemn all people who disagree with you and the science.

    4th armored div in reply to YellowSnake. | September 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    “science” – where have you or Bill Nye the actor Guy get your Phd from or even High School or Tech School Diplomsa –
    Summa Cum Louder —
    the Cum Louder part i will grant is probably accurate.

      YellowSnake in reply to 4th armored div. | September 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Yep, science As for Houston, if you build in or near a flood plain and you fill in the wetlands and pave over huge swaths of land, what you get is much worse flooding. The Times published maps that show in time lapse how the sprawl increased and how it overlaps the flood. Don’t light a lantern. Curse the darkness and science.

      You don’t like it? The truth will always outlast your insults and your ignorance. If Houston rebuilds in the same places and refuses to implement any kind of zoning, Guess what is going to happen?

      We don’t need to wait 100 years, you will be mouthing your BS in less than 10.

        4th armored div in reply to YellowSnake. | September 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

        I will grant you building in a flood plain is a questionable enterprise.
        so bye bye Florida coastal cities / NYC, Boston, San Fran, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle…Etc.

        What do they all have in common ?
        Hmmm, less see, Dem Blue, nahhh could’t be, they are all so much smarter than the rest of us.

        ha, ha, ha, ha ….

          4th armored div in reply to 4th armored div. | September 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm

          let’s not forget Hawaii, Puerto Rico
          and darlings in Maine.

          YellowSnake in reply to 4th armored div. | September 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

          1st of all, NYC is doing things. They have a plan Same for the CA cities. FL & TX coastal cities are blue, but they don’t control their fate. They have right-wing ideologues for governors and state legislatures.

          But I wouldn’t celebrate too much. If the whole list gets swallowed by the sea, so will a good chunk of the brain power, great universities, finance, medicine, etc. When you get cancer or some other serious ailment, where do you want to be treated?

          I understand your hate. I understand that you are envious. I understand that you are angry with what you don’t understand, can’t learn or won’t accept. I understand that your belief in the supernatural is disintegrating. So hate the blue parts of the country.

          We are what make America Great

          healthguyfsu in reply to 4th armored div. | September 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm

          Looks like you’ve already discovered your religious zealotry, yellowsnake.

          The Jaundiced Serpent understands nothing. Especially not himself.

    gonzotx in reply to YellowSnake. | September 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    So you have not anything better to do but come here to mouth off your absurdities?
    Hmm, boring

      YellowSnake in reply to gonzotx. | September 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Pot calling the kettle black?

        4th armored div in reply to YellowSnake. | September 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        your comments are soooooooooooo off target.
        for one thing the only hate and denigration shown on this blog is by you and your clo0se minded (mind – nah) mind set.

        religious people, in general wish everyone well.
        (i do not consider I-Slam a religion)
        and we/they will pray and volunteer our time and money, without expecting return or gov’t repayment.

        you on the otherhand never give the ‘other’ the benefit of the doubt.

        so I say begone damn spot.
        and DO letthe door hit you on the way out!

    “…I have friends and family in the path”

    Don’t worry. cockroaches, snakes and other icky things always seem to survive.

    Arminius in reply to YellowSnake. | September 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Hey, assmaggot. It’s called insurance. Raise your hand if you think Trump has it.

    When you argue with a fool, you then have two fools arguing.

    Today we have five – including the fool.

4th armored div | September 6, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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People Are the Design Margin
By Richard Fernandez September 6, 2017

Benjamin Wallace-Wells asked in the New Yorker why America needs the Cajun navy; why the Texas disaster instead of emphasizing the importance of Climate Change and greater government funding has perversely glorified community volunteerism with deleterious effect. “There is a cyclic pattern to the erosion of faith in government, in which politics saps the state’s capacity to protect people, and so people put their trust in other institutions (churches; self-organizing volunteer navies), and are more inclined to support anti-government politics.”

But perhaps it’s not such a bad thing. Government can only ever be sized to average emergencies budgetary reasons. When real trouble comes they’ll need help. One such potential oversized disaster is an electromagnetic pulse attack that may someday be launched against the US by North Korea.

A federal commission tasked to study the problem in 2004 concluded that a nuclear weapon detonated high above on the United States could potentially disable “electrical power systems, electronics, and information systems upon which American society depends…. unprecedented cascading failures of our major infrastructures could result. In that event, a regional or national recovery would be long and difficult and would seriously degrade the safety and overall viability of our Nation.” The resulting damage from a so-called “Black Sky” event would simply be too big for government to fix.

Recognizing this FEMA has adopted the strategy of partnering with the private sector to conduct what is essentially a giant damage control drill.

Concerns have grown over the potential for severe malicious or natural “Black Sky” hazards associated with subcontinent scale, long duration power outages, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures. This creates a grim and difficult dilemma: Restoration of any sector will only be possible with at least minimal operation of all the others.

To deal with this deadlock, careful sector by sector and cross-sector resilience planning is crucial. However, such plans, to be effective, must be exercised. With the diversity and the national and global scale of the infrastructures we now depend on, this requires an unprecedented, multi-sector, national and international exercise series.

There are just some things too big for bureaucracies to handle. ‘Cajun navies’ are also useful because there are also things government does not know how to do, like keeping existing supply chains running. The story of how the H.E.B. grocery chain kept 60 of its 83 stores open and stocked in the face of one the worst storms in centuries is management case study material. They tracked the storm to determine which cities it would most likely hit. They drew down on frozen food and upped their inventory of canned goods. They organized car, boat, truck and even helicopter pools. They sacrificed variety for quantity. In a word they did what only grocery people would know and the average bureaucrat would not. And they did it better than government conceivably could.

Ironically the media, of which Mr. Wallace-Wells’ New Yorker is a part, itself made the government’s old Emergency Alert System largely redundant, like a communications Cajun navy. “No president has ever used the current [EAS] system or its technical predecessors in the last 50 years, despite the Soviet missile crisis, a presidential assassination, the Oklahoma City bombing, major earthquakes and three recent high-alert terrorist warnings…Michael K. Powell, the then chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees the Emergency Alert System, pointed to ‘the ubiquitous media environment,’ arguing that the system was, in effect, scooped by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and other channels.”

Aaron Wren of the Manhattan Institute noted that at one time the volunteer heroics were an important part of the response plan. Till very recently “social capital” — community resources and know-how — routinely served as a vital resource in times of need. But in the last few decades “social capital” had declined and in some cases was tacitly discouraged to increase dependence on government services.

Some of this decline was captured in Robert Putnam’s 2000 book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, and more recently in a report commissioned by U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, vice chairman of the congressional Joint Economic Committee. Called “What We Do Together,” the report tracks the striking decline in many measures of social capital in the country since 1970. The share of 3- and 4-year-olds being cared for by a parent during the day, for example, dropped from 80 percent to less than half. Births from unwed mothers grew from 11 percent to 40 percent. The number of adults who think most people can be trusted dropped from 46 percent to 31 percent. People are spending less time socializing with neighbors. Participation in religion and in civic life has declined.

These forms of social capital once sustained a sense of community during hard times and through the ups and downs of life. Today, many of these supports — family, neighbors, churches and social institutions — are much weaker. Government can provide financial assistance to people in need, but it can’t replace these human connections that are critical when we’ve just taken a punch to the gut.

We are surprised by the Cajun navy when we shouldn’t be. Leo Linbeck, who lives in Houston, tried to convey something of the contribution of social capital towards the mitigation of Hurricane Harvey’s effects.

the narrative spinners have an agenda: they want to assert that this event was an utter failure for Houston, and shame our city and county leadership into embracing centralized planning, and ultimately zoning. They believe in a top-down, expert-driven technocracy that rewards current real estate owners by actions that restrict new supply, raise property value (and therefore taxes), stifle opportunity and undermine human agency. As a life-long Houstonian, I would like to politely ask the narrative spinners to please pound sand. …

In short, the best governance to rely upon is self- governance. When the storm hit, I saw these networks in action.

It’s effective when it comes naturally, or is at least similar to daily behavior.

None of this is to say that government should stand aside and rely entirely on volunteerism. But it does suggest the greatest marginal contribution of government may lie in multiplying the effectiveness of the public by providing a standardized infrastructure. Perhaps one area where government can fill a unique niche is in systems like the Emergency Alert System’s successor, IPAWS. The goal of IPAWS, like Japan’s J-Alert is to provide location specific threat information to the public in seconds over mobile devices.

Such alert systems are in a way a backhanded way of acknowledging the central role of the public in emergencies. Publics are alerted because government wants to do something besides act as passive recipients of aid. If the vitality of citizen response is so vigorous as to create a threat to government prestige, it’s a nice problem to have.

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theduchessofkitty | September 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Those fools don’t think Mar-a-Lago is heavily insured in case of events like this one.

They will rebuild, Trump-style. That alone should be one heck of a flip-of-the-bird to the Trump-haters.

Ah yes, a tiny mind is a terrible thing to waste.

It’s not that they’re particularly nasty, it’s that they’re particularly puerile. Their adult sensibilities are perpetually underdeveloped. That’s the fundamental problem.

You know, Liberals. Six-year-olds.

Jealousy is an ugly emotion.

The anti-Trump folks are in automatic hate mode now.
It’s hair on fire running through plate glass windows spewing
hate filled wishes against president Trump, the Trump administration and anyone who voted for or gives any kind of support.

It’s going to be a very long 8 years for them!

God doesn’t pick & choose who chooses to live in the path of a hurricane. BTW, wonder if the libturds have figured out YET that hurricanes are NOT “man-made disasters?” Climate change? Man plans, God laughs! As if all the money in the world – and all the tea in China – could do one damn thing to change the course of a hurricane! Ya know, I think even regressives know that in their pea-size brains and cold black hearts!

Harris County Texas is mostly Democrat. Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach are some of the most Democrat Counties in Florida. Is this a coincidence?

“We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had,” Browne said in an interview on BBC Radio Four.

Browne said one person was killed on Barbuda. A surfer was also reported killed on Barbados.


the killing of a large number of people.

When people think such vile things it is bad enough. When they spew their hate out for all the world to see it shows a soul deep repulsiveness stain that ain’t gonna wash out.

We all get that the liberals are angry because Hillary lost. So is she. Adults with common sense, decency and the ability to face reality will move on, as I did, hope Trump is better than I thought he would be, he is, and want success for our country.

All else is just juvenile posturing. And posting such nasty crap out in the open proves it.

Good luck to all from South Miami! No matter who you are or how you voted. Only one thing for sure: we’re in for a real blow.