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Hurricane Could Make a Mess of Republican Convention

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the gettin'-windy dept.

Earth 503

Hugh Pickens writes "ABC News reports that Hurricane Isaac, currently a tropical storm brewing southeast of Puerto Rico, is on track to hit Florida the same day that Mitt Romney and 50,000 Republican delegates, journalists, protestors and guests descend on Tampa for the Republican National Convention but whether it will skim the east coast near Miami or crash head-on into Tampa, is still up in the air. The worst possible scenario is that Hurricane Isaac stays on the western track, skating over the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti, crossing the primarily flat landscape of western Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico then curving east and hitting Tampa dead-on. 'Tampa is just as vulnerable as New Orleans was in the sense that the water will funnel into the bay area and from the storm surge which will flood completely the whole entire city of Tampa,' says meteorologist Max Golembo. 'It would be a disaster in the Tampa area.' If a hurricane or tropical storm is bearing down on Tampa, the priority of law enforcement is to evacuate residents, leaving GOP officials to make the decision of when to evacuate delegates says Hillsborough County Emergency Management spokeswoman Holly Wade. 'We have to look at a lot of factors, like timing and landfall,' says Wade. 'We provide the weather information, then we take that to the host committee, which decides if the event goes on or if the event gets altered.' A Category 2 hurricane could disrupt convention activities because the Tampa Bay Times Forum, site of the festivities, is within a mandatory evacuation zone for storms of that magnitude."

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Fuck 'em (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101539)

Good.

Re:Fuck 'em (4, Funny)

halfEvilTech (1171369) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101581)

This kids is what we call Karma...

Re:Fuck 'em (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102007)

If I've learned anything form republicans, its that natural disasters are caused by sins against God. So they completly deserve it and no one should lift a finger to help them.

And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (5, Funny)

tekrat (242117) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101553)

Absolutely nothing of value was lost.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101601)

I came here thinking the same thing, sadly enough. The best part would be the irony of it all, the self-righteous hypocritical lot.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101655)

whereas this thread so far shows the obviously self-righteous and hypocritical left .. so pile on the hate.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101715)

whereas this thread so far shows the obviously self-righteous and hypocritical left .. so pile on the hate.

It may show that the left is capable of hate. As for self-righteousness and hypocritical, let's see your work.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (5, Insightful)

Desler (1608317) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101723)

You don't have to be a leftist to hate the GOP.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (2, Insightful)

skipkent (1510) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101949)

And Joe Biden said: "You don't have to be Jewish to be a Zionist."

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101957)

It's actually Snark. The left doesn't genuinely believe these things.

The right? Does. That's why they The left is just responding to the initial comment.

Of course the Right pretends they can't recognize a sense of humor so they feign outrage at the Left, while putting themselves on a pedestal.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (3, Interesting)

reubenavery (1047008) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101611)

We could maybe get back to actually governing this country.

What a wild idea.

Please, lord, wash them all out to sea.

Love, /.

"Gat Back"? When did you start? (0, Flamebait)

SuperKendall (25149) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101811)

We could maybe get back to actually governing this country.

The Democrats had solid majorities in every branch of government for two full years.

During that time, not a single budget was passed. Nothing changed from when Bush was president except that spending skyrocketed and energy production in America was subdued or stopped whenever possible.

So exactly what are we all to look forward to when you get "back" to governing? Drone strikes on any Republicans that survived the storm?

Just another liberal happy to kill for the cause I suppose. There sure are a disturbing number of you around these days, unwilling to debate and only to destroy.

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (5, Insightful)

Jeng (926980) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101877)

And the reason nothing passed was the Democrats were attempting to be bi-partisan. You can see how well that worked out for them.

GOP, the party of NO!

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (-1, Troll)

cpu6502 (1960974) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102101)

No it wasn't bipartisanship. The Democrats are a single party but not a single mind. Obamacare could have swept through without a single republidick vote, but the "blue dog" Democrats were opposed to it. In order to winover their votes Obama had to promise to use a signing statement to block abortion funding. That's the only reason it passed with a slim 50.5% majority.

For noncontroversial issues the Democrat majority didn't have any problem ramming-through TARP in two weeks. Or the Stimulus Bill in four weeks. Or the DTV Transition in just a few days (they pushed it back from February to June). Like my own Maryland legislature the Republicans could have stayed home from 2009 to 10, and it would have made no difference in what was passed.

BTW this hurricane will also disrupt RonPaulfest.

And I hope Obama wins not because I like him but because I want 4 more years of his policies. When he starts a war with Iran and Libya it will destroy the perception that he is a "peace prize" winner. I want Obama to leave in 2016 with the same bad reputation as Bush had in 2008. He may be democrat but he is nowhere near as good as our last democrat president Clinton.

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (4, Informative)

ackthpt (218170) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102193)

And the reason nothing passed was the Democrats were attempting to be bi-partisan. You can see how well that worked out for them.

GOP, the party of NO!

GOP became the party of Filibuster in the Senate. Just because you had a majority, doesn't mean you get things all your own way, a party needs 2/3rds support to end a filibuster. Democrats didn't have that and the GOP effectively stonewalled things, particularly nominations for cabinet and other federal posts.

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (1)

scot4875 (542869) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101929)

Just another liberal happy to kill for the cause I suppose. There sure are a disturbing number of you around these days, unwilling to debate and only to destroy.

That's some nice projection you've got going on there. I invite you to visit any number of message boards and count the number of death threats vs. liberals vs. death threats against conservatives and see if it supports your assumption.

--Jeremy

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (5, Informative)

flitty (981864) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101975)

You don't get debates from liberals because you make stuff up. Dems only had a supermajority in the senate for four months, most of which were in recess. The republicans have used the filibuster (or threatened to fillabuster) nearly every bill, basically negating the majority. http://washingtonindependent.com/74033/the-four-month-supermajority [washington...endent.com] Federal spending rose at anywhere between 3.2-5%, a rate below average, and if you start measuring the rate from October 2009, spending has been the slowest in 60 years http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/us/politics/fact-checking-obama-and-romney.html?pagewanted=all [nytimes.com] Oil drilling and fraking has been approved at a faster rate under obama than Bush II. (fraking due to technology). http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/03/obama-oil-drilling-up-on-my-watch/1 [usatoday.com]

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (4, Insightful)

SydShamino (547793) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101981)

Democrats had a filibuster-proof majority in the senate for about 17 weeks, far less than the "2 years" you just made up. (The 17 weeks is from Al Franken's confirmation to Ted Kennedy's illness.)

During that time, there seemed to be a lot of internal discussion and compromise within the Democratic party - you know, the kind of give-and-take compromise that is supposed to make our government work. All of that is still alive and well within the Democratic party. It's just the big blog of "NO NO NO IT'S ALL MINE NO" coming from the extreme right that keeps the government from doing anything differently than the overall failed course it's on of late.

Re:"Gat Back"? When did you start? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102135)

Can't let the lies go unanswered, sorry pal. The Democrats did have a majority in the Senate, but they did not have a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate. The Republican minority was therefore able to stop most bills from even coming to the floor of the Senate for a vote. This included not only budget items, like a bill the House passed which would reward companies that bring jobs back here with tax breaks instead of rewarding outsourcing, as well as most judicial appointments and financial accountability and re-regulation of some parts of Wall Street. This is the Republican party whose current Senate minority leader said that his NUMBER ONE goal was to make Obama a one term president. Not fix the economy, not bring jobs back, not fix unemployment, sure as hell not punish the banksters who caused all this, but his number one goal was politics.

BTW, among other things tht make them lying hypocrites is that this is the party of "Let's have a straight up or down vote" on judicial nominees in years past when the tables were reversed. Go look it up. Since facts matter little to Republican voters, they have an easy time getting away with being two faced.

Now, I'm about to do what no Republican will ever do: admit the other side has a point. Sometimes politicians do things they know won't pass to say they did them. So would the House have passed progressive legislation if they knew the other side in the Senate wouldn't be able to stop it? Admittedly unknown. The Republican leaders are batshit crazy, but the Democrats are also beholden to large corporations. But that's what if games. The House passed stuff, the MINORITY party prevented it from being voted on in the Senate a record number of times, and nothing got done, just like was planned because of politics. Meanwhile,we all pay for it.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102089)

Please, lord, wash them all out to sea.

If "them" includes the democrats also, I might agree.

give Brownie this heckuva job (-1, Flamebait)

swschrad (312009) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101725)

put all the rats in one place and drown 'em. my, oh, my, dreams come true for millions :-D

Re:give Brownie this heckuva job (3, Insightful)

Richy_T (111409) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101807)

It's only a Republican convention so only half the rats, alas.

Re:give Brownie this heckuva job (3)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101891)

It's only a Republican convention so only half the rats, alas.

A better rationale for combining the RNC and DNC conventions into a single event, I have yet to see.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (2, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101973)

Absolutely nothing of value was lost.

Perhaps some protesters. Hope they have better sense than to stick around when the wind starts to howl like a certain demented radio peRsonaLity.

Re:And if a hurricane wipes out the GOP... (1)

AntiBasic (83586) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102185)

They told me if I voted for McCain, we'd see the ruling party openly wish for the death of others and it would be applauded... they were right.

Way to be a typical liberal bigot. FOAD

there is a God after all (4, Funny)

alen (225700) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101561)

just like the right wingers said there was

Re:there is a God after all (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101953)

there is a God after all

...who wanted to smite the homosexuals...

just like the right wingers said there was

FTFY.

Maybe God doesn't have a problem with gay people, He just has a problem with gay people who are too ashamed to live as He made them. You know, the sort of kinky degenerates who, instead of respecting the sanctity of marriage, prefer get it on with meth-addled hookers, sext under-18 Congressional pages, and take a wide stance on the issue, particularly in airport washrooms.

Re:there is a God after all (2)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102167)

"I'm not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes. What God does is God's business, I have no idea. But I'll tell you this: whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus -- there's a message being sent. And that is, 'Hey, you know that stuff we're doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it,'" - Glenn Beck on the Japan tsunami.

It's all a plot (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101565)

This is just an excuse to forgo the brokered convention Paul's delegates will force... They have broke every rule in every state to stop the Paul revolution, and now it looks like they have paid off Isaac to make an appearance to silence Paul's voice.

Re:It's all a plot (2)

skipkent (1510) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101851)

Actually, the GOP was afraid of bad weather in some of the states leading to Paul wins. If the delegates pussy out because of a storm, I'm more than positive the Paul people will fight there way to the convention. I just don't know what the rules are... Can they cancel the convention? Do all delegates have to show?

Twisted logic (5, Funny)

RCourtney (973307) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101597)

And if some people's/group's twisted logic is applied this must surely mean that God hates Republicans.

Me? I feel bad for everyone in Florida and hope the convention errr I mean hurricane passes quickly.

Re:Twisted logic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101687)

Nah, they'll probably say that they got enough warning to prove that God DOES LOVE the Republicans. He just wanted to warn them of the perils of that Muslim Communist in the White House.

I really do detest those people who think that any kind of God worth worshiping would indiscriminately kill people in order to send a vague and uncertain message.

If that's their idea of what a Supreme Being would do, I'd like to kick their God's ass. But I'd settle for theirs.

Re:Twisted logic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101749)

You're making reference to the beliefs of a tiny fringe minority that has no influence whatsoever in the Republican Party--but can always get media attention.

Re:Twisted logic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101927)

Which is orthogonal to my main point, which was against the idea of any respectable Divine Being who would engage in such murderous conduct.

My problem is with THOSE people who do make THOSE claims.

That they'd also come up with a twisted logical explanation to excuse themselves is merely a demonstration of the falseness of their reasoning.

Re:Twisted logic (1)

Sir_Sri (199544) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102127)

It's what they get for selecting a cultist (mormon) as their presidential nominee, and for calling on Akin to resign.

No matter how crazy you think they are, they'll find another level, don't worry, blaming it on a muslim fascist communist in the whitehouse could work too if it's him cavorting with the devil to disrupt the election plans of the republicans.

Re:Twisted logic (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101755)

Me? I feel bad for everyone in Florida and hope the convention errr I mean hurricane passes quickly.

Everyone? Limbaugh lives there.... ;)

Re:Twisted logic (4, Interesting)

Jeng (926980) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101847)

Actually, this could be good for the GOP since who in the hell wants to protest in the middle of a hurricane?

Re:Twisted logic (5, Funny)

Andy Dodd (701) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101947)

Rush Limbaugh actually claims that this is part of some grand Obama conspiracy - that somehow the NWS is actually aiming the hurricane at the convention.

Re:Twisted logic (1)

Jeng (926980) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102091)

I always find it funny that Republicans started spouting conspiracy theories as soon as Bush was out of office.

Now that Obama is in office the President is not an American and is put in place by a vast conspiracy going back to before he was born and now we have a weather manipulating device to destroy the GOP convention, but we didn't have it back when Katrina fucked over New Orleans.

I can't wait for my relatives to start talking about chem trails.

It does appear to be a cosmic setup (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101995)

Good thing for Mitt that "Heck of a Job Brownie" doesn't still run FEMA. Either way Tampa will be in the eye of the hurricane. But take heart.

... the priority of law enforcement is to evacuate residents, leaving GOP officials to make the decision of when to evacuate delegates...

I'll bet that if they're own butts are on the line, they move faster than when it's only the 99.9%.

They can debate the economics of deficit spending, and perhaps, if they're 'conservative' or Republican enough, even a woman's obligation to follow a religious tenet. It's a bit harder to snow a tropical storm.

All we need is one at the Dem's convention, too (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101599)

And then we won't have any more problems with entrenched politicians.

Re:All we need is one at the Dem's convention, too (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101651)

And then finally we need to round up and send the liberturdians to Somalia where they can revel in the 'small government'.

Just watch... (4, Insightful)

Oh Gawwd Peak Oil (1000227) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101627)

If there is a disaster, just watch as the Florida Republicans all demand federal aid.

Re:Just watch... (5, Insightful)

reebmmm (939463) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101681)

Not to mention I'm sure they're tracking this approaching storm using the national weather service [wikipedia.org] , relying on local emergency response services, using publicly-funded roads, hosting the event in a taxpayer-funded stadium, etc.

Let the spin, begin.

Re:Just watch... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101801)

Let the spin begin.

Too soon?

Coincidence, I think not! (4, Funny)

Grayhand (2610049) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101631)

Mother Nature seems pissed at the Republicans. Might wanta rethink that anti global warming stance. Apparently all the droughts and tornadoes wasn't making the point obviously enough so she decided to take aim at the deniers and try to take out as many as possible in one shot. If I was Exxon and Monsanto I'd be updating your life insurance policies.

Re:Coincidence, I think not! (4, Insightful)

Richy_T (111409) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101859)

Decided to give the "weather is not climate" thing a convenient rest, eh?

Maybe they could pray? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101637)

Theres a god right?

God Hates Republicans! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101673)

Oh... wait...

~Westboro Baptist Church

I'm praying for the hurricane! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101683)

Isaac was Abrahams son wasn't he? Hmmm!

Raging currents (4, Funny)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101727)

Cold air, meet hot air.

Re:Raging currents (2)

DaveAtFraud (460127) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102043)

Maybe they'll just line up all of the politicians, get them started talking and then point them at the hurricane. That should blow the storm back out into the Gulf.

Cheers,
Dave

Prediction... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101731)

You're about to see a lot of liberals collectively turn into Pat Robertson.

What does this have to do with slashdot? (1)

jfdavis668 (1414919) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101741)

Weather? Really?

Re:What does this have to do with slashdot? (3, Funny)

Grizzley9 (1407005) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101873)

It gives the left a chance to show how noble, tolerant, and mature they can be.

Re:What does this have to do with slashdot? (2)

Desler (1608317) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101945)

Or it's just amusing to laugh at a bunch of idiots who poorly planned their convention. You don't need to be a leftist to do that. Do these morons not realize they planned this during a period that is usually the peak of hurricane season?

Isaac versus Akin (2)

Scowler (667000) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101747)

This could be a blessing in disguise (for the GOP), if it happens, as it will drive that other storm that originated in Missouri out of the front pages.

Pat Robertson (5, Funny)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101767)

I wonder what Pat Robinson would blame this one on? God punishing the Republicans for nominating a Mormon?

vaguely familiar? (1)

nimbius (983462) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101795)

the priority of law enforcement is to evacuate residents, leaving GOP officials to make the decision of when to evacuate delegates

if its anything like the last time the GOP was involved in a hurricane [wikipedia.org] , GOP leaders will determine delegates should be evacuated to a sports arena, fed MRE's, and largely ignored until theyre all dead.

Re:vaguely familiar? (2)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102137)

That time it was Democratic leaders who made those decisions, while the Republican President was practically begging the Democratic governor to issue the orders that would allow the President to take action.

Poor planning (1)

clovis (4684) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101813)

I'm not from Florida, but even I know that you don't plan on doing anything down there during hurricane season that you can't back out of.
This is really poor planning. I usually voted for that side, and that kind of not thinking ahead has made me more sad than usual.

Re:Poor planning (4, Insightful)

tekrat (242117) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101869)

Oh, you mean like how that side decided to go to war in Iraq without raising taxes to pay for it? How that side cut taxes for the rich while raising spending within the government (particularly in defense spending) with no way to pay for it? And then complain when we have a deficit? Frankly, both sides of the political spectrum are unable to plan ahead in the slightest, but the GOP position is untenable -- they are the epitome of short-sighted.

Re:Poor planning (2)

clovis (4684) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102123)

You just listed a bunch of ways that our rulers enriched themselves and grabbed much, much more power.
I don't call that poor planning.

Pat Robertson is not amused. (4, Insightful)

LanMan04 (790429) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101817)

http://mediamatters.org/research/2005/09/13/religious-conservatives-claim-katrina-was-gods/133804 [mediamatters.org]

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2010/01/us-televangelist-pat-robertson-links-haiti-earthquake-to-pact-with-devil.html [latimes.com]

""Did God have anything to do with Katrina?," people ask. My answer is, he allowed it and perhaps he allowed it to get our attention so that we don't delude ourselves into thinking that all we have to do is put things back the way they were and life will be normal again."

So much for "tolerance" (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101821)

I get a kick out of the calls for "tolerance", "diversity", and so on everywhere except when conservatives (and any innocent bystanders) stand to suffer.

Stay classy, liberals...

Re:So much for "tolerance" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101875)

It's called Karma. Suck on it.

Re:So much for "tolerance" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102001)

I get a kick out of the calls for "tolerance", "diversity", and so on everywhere except when intolerant, freedom-destroying authoritarians stand to suffer.

FTFY

(Though "stay classy" is a good advice for any situation.)

Re:So much for "tolerance" (1)

Desler (1608317) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102037)

You mean like how Pat Robertson told us that Katrina was God punishing people? Bigoted assholes who whine about people not tolerating them makes my irony meter explode.

Re:So much for "tolerance" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102085)

The big difference is that Democrats are more able to make and take jokes about stuff like this. Republicans only seem to like jokes that involve denigrating people based on race/gender/orientation.

It's pretty sad that you think all this joking on an internet forum would translate into less help by local and Federal Democrats when all the delegates needed help. I think that's cause, as a Republican, you wouldn't help if the situation were reversed. Just keep in mind that most people have empathy, unlike you, and so while you can't relate to it you can certainly rely upon it.

Re:So much for "tolerance" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102179)

Why assume everyone cheering the hurricane is a democrat? How much "tolerance" can any sane person be expected to have for evil scumbags like Akin and Ryan?

COBRA!!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101849)

This looks like a job for the Weather Dominator COBRA!!!!!!

Ah, the tolerance of the Left (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101919)

Or should I say the hypocrisy ... or double standard ... well, they all fit really. I love they post calling the right "self-righteous lot" while being self-righteous. Or the numerous posts on this science/math based site that clearly have no understanding of how percentages work especially in regards to taxes. Don't even get me started on this mythical creation known as "fairness" ... "fairness" is nothing more than personal opinion and laws/governments should not be run by such.

Both democrats and republicans have gone insane ... time for new political parties.

How does this effect convention procedures? (1)

taxman_10m (41083) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101931)

I know that Ron Paul's strategy somewhat relied on a second round of balloting in which delegates could vote for him. Anyone have any clue what the storm means in this regard?

We Live IN Hope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101941)

Just in case the storm fails us we might consider operatives from Occupy and others establishing positions and watching and recording in strip clubs, escort services, massage girls, and in-call and out-call dating services so that we can get tape and films of these people who claim to cling to firm family values while they chase tail all over Tampa. Unless one is actually part of the convention just why would anyone really want to see and hear this nonsense? They estimate 50,000 will travel to Tampa for this event and I'll bet that drinking, drugs and sex are the real reasons for most of them.

Conventions *are* for Sex (1)

tekrat (242117) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102003)

Isn't that the REAL reason for EVERY convention? Did you know that for YEARS, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas coincided with the Adult Entertainment Expo?

Never Say Never Again (2)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101951)

God! Tell me which way to vote!

j/k Jesus could come down and pee a rainbow with a name on it and I'd still make up my own mind. Actually, I'd probably vote opposite just to piss Yahweh off.

Not Me! (1)

fm6 (162816) | about a year and a half ago | (#41101971)

My name is Isaac Rabinovitch. I have no connection whatever with this hurricane. Please don't complain to me about it.

Wicked Wizards (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41101993)

With a little luck, the hurricane will transport all the Republicans to the land of Goz, where they can become the wicked wizards and legitimately rape all poor Dorothy's that happen to come along, and then deny her an abortion. Then they will all go to the convenience store to buy guns in order to fight over who gets to keep the baby, good old fashioned wild-west style, 'cause a man has to defend his rights and stuff. The one who remains alive will then declare himself God, finally proving that god does indeed exist and that evolution is all a bunch of crap.

Re:Wicked Wizards (1)

tekrat (242117) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102171)

I would very much to subscribe to your newsletter....

(but you forgot the part about Jesus-riding dinosaurs)

Brilliant (4, Insightful)

twotacocombo (1529393) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102021)

What bunch of geniuses decided to hold a national convention in Florida in the middle of hurricane season? Oh, wait...

Let 'Em Drown - (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102075)

And I don't mean Tampa.

Is KDawson back? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102087)

Fuck, any chance to beat your chests, huh? A bunch of mindless neckbeards who'll never rise above the Best Buy Geeksquad need this kind of shit to boost their self esteem? Get off your asses and put yourselves into action making the work into a better place instead of demanding everyone else pay to make it a better place.
 
This is not news for nerds. It's a two minute hate. The same shit you claim to be against is the same shit you eat up when it suits your needs.

Withholding judgement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102097)

until I hear from Pat Robertson.

Aenima (1)

Nadaka (224565) | about a year and a half ago | (#41102117)

I am praying for rain,
I am praying for tidal waves,
I want to watch the ground give way.

Can you americans... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41102189)

...just have another civil war and get it over with already? Please?

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