Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I Am Not Moving to Florida

Nothing too surprising there, naturally I'm sitting in the middle of one of the hot zones but we're pretty much prepared for extreme heat here and we don't get hurricanes so it still beats living in Florida.

While predicting an extremely active hurricane season with one hand, NOAA officials are cutting back on funding for "hurricane hunter" flights with the other. According to Philip Kenul of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this is for the sake of "efficiency" and will not impact upon the mission. I guess it has nothing at all to do with NOAA's plans to spend somewhere between 1.5 and 4 million dollars to put on a "200th anniversary" celebration.

It isn't all bad news for Florida though...a few good hurricanes could do much to relieve the drought. No worries though, Florida Baptists have discovered a surefire method for controlling the weather, pray for rain. Let us know how that works out for you.


United We Lay said...

This is exactly why we left FL!

RJ Adams said...

First of all we need less of the blather of Rick Shepherd and his wayward band of mental retards. If Florida does get hit with severe hurricanes, is Shepherd going to announce this as God being over-enthusiastic as a result of such fervent prayer? Prayer or rain dance? Take your pick. Each is equally symbolic of the cretinous nature of our species. Which is why, I suppose, the likes of Shepherd and the late, unlamented Falwell, grew stinking rich off us. As for NOAA, they are planning huge spending on anniversary celebrations while their weather satellite systems are falling apart, as per this report in the 01/29/07 Miami Herald. Shepherd and his gang need to pray for more than rain.

Not Your Mama said...

What cracks me up out here is our local media blathering about our "drought" as evidenced by dropping water levels in lakes and rivers.

Our NORMAL precipitation is between 4 and 6 inches annually so we are not in a "drought". What we have are too many people pulling from too few resources AND increasing heat. Maybe I should invite the Baptists here, I could park them under a mesquite tree and have them pray for rain.