View Full Version : Bye, bye New Orleans


sppunk
08-30-2008, 09:15 PM
<img src=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT07/refresh/AL0708W5+gif/143912W_sm.gif>

Hope everyone can evacuate - my brother boarded up his home and left this morning.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-30-2008, 09:16 PM
That guy on /x/ wasn't joking about being psychic ;_;

ohnoitsbonnie
08-30-2008, 09:16 PM
I guess Obama isn't the best choice then

alexthestampede
08-30-2008, 09:20 PM
i kind of wish i could be in a hurricane

skipgo
08-30-2008, 09:28 PM
i'm probably gonna get some nasty weather from this. i'm with my friend now who's waiting for her parents to get here from south louisiana.

TuralyonW3
08-30-2008, 09:40 PM
Austin needs some good rain.

mxzombie
08-30-2008, 09:48 PM
we've been feeling storms from gustav since early this afternoon. maybe light tropical storm-level weather. i can't believe it's gotten so strong, i wonder how cuba will end up once it finishes passing them over.

sppunk
08-30-2008, 09:55 PM
we've been feeling storms from gustav since early this afternoon. maybe light tropical storm-level weather. i can't believe it's gotten so strong, i wonder how cuba will end up once it finishes passing them over.

IIRC, the western parts of Cuba are sparsely populated. When they were saying this was only going to hit as a Cat 3 storm, my brother and I both said it'll be much worse but the NWS didn't want to scare the hell out of people yet.

I think it's time to scare the hell of people.

mxzombie
08-30-2008, 09:57 PM
maybe it will pull a hard right and steamroll florida like Charley did

mxzombie
08-30-2008, 09:58 PM
IIRC, the western parts of Cuba are sparsely populated. When they were saying this was only going to hit as a Cat 3 storm, my brother and I both said it'll be much worse but the NWS didn't want to scare the hell out of people yet.

I think it's time to scare the hell of people.havana is in western cuba and Gustav is just about on top of it

sppunk
08-30-2008, 10:00 PM
I totally fucked up the directions there, didn't I?

Godspeed Cuba ... doubt they had the chance to prepare for this, and we'll never really know the toll they will face.

Sepiae
08-30-2008, 10:04 PM
"You need to be scared," Nagin said. "You need to be concerned, and you need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans right now."

Good.

sleeper
08-30-2008, 10:43 PM
silver lining here is that its predicted to make landfall right as the republican convention begins. not only will it eat into their news coverage, a reminder or new orleans and hurricanes cant do anything but harm to them.

if the first hurricane landed because of a gay pride parade scheduled for that day, i wonder what god has in mind this time. looks like hes straightened up and is flying right now

mxzombie
08-30-2008, 10:52 PM
i read that they were talking about using the rnc as a fundraising/relief effort for victims of hurricane gustav. if it goes well it seems like it would be a generally good move as far as public opinion goes

Ugly
08-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Who's gonna be first on the ground, surveying the devastation all presidential-like, McCain or Obama?

sleeper
08-31-2008, 05:55 AM
i read that they were talking about using the rnc as a fundraising/relief effort for victims of hurricane gustav. if it goes well it seems like it would be a generally good move as far as public opinion goes

would still only highlight the insufficiency of their past response. they cant win!

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 08:19 AM
silver lining here is that its predicted to make landfall right as the republican convention begins. not only will it eat into their news coverage, a reminder or new orleans and hurricanes cant do anything but harm to them.

if the first hurricane landed because of a gay pride parade scheduled for that day, i wonder what god has in mind this time. looks like hes straightened up and is flying right now

I'll be interested to see if the republicans try to use this hurricane in there favor by saying look, errors were made in the past but look how well we evacuated the city and protected the citizens this time.

I think they will use the hurricane as a highlight of the current administration and I think it will be disgusting.

sleeper
08-31-2008, 08:30 AM
it wont work. all anyone thinks when they think of "new orleans" and "hurricane" is "heckuva job" and republican failure generally. the better they are in responding this time the more strongly their failure last time is drawn into relief and emphasized.

all i have to say, though, is praise god! god has control over the weather, and he's using his power wisely this time around.

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 08:43 AM
I hope you're right but I am reminded how dumb America is with all of these women voters and religious sheep getting behind Palin.

RopeyLopey
08-31-2008, 10:44 AM
it wont work. all anyone thinks when they think of "new orleans" and "hurricane" is "heckuva job" and republican failure generally. the better they are in responding this time the more strongly their failure last time is drawn into relief and emphasized.

all i have to say, though, is praise god! god has control over the weather, and he's using his power wisely this time around.you're overestimating people's memory span.

Thaniel Buckner
08-31-2008, 11:10 AM
maybe it will pull a hard right and steamroll florida like Charley did
i want this to happen. i love chaos.

Geek USA
08-31-2008, 11:19 AM
You guys are lucky. I want something like that to happen to me. At least gimme some cool weather, y0.
_lauren

duovamp
08-31-2008, 12:11 PM
I hope you're right but I am reminded how dumb America is with all of these women voters and religious sheep getting behind Palin.

I think we can give the ladies a little more credit than that. It's like saying every man in America is going to vote for Obama now because his ticket has only dudes on it. In addition I remember a Hillary supporter I know telling me about how she hoped Hillary didn't get the VP nomination because it would imply that Hillary would have the support role rather than the leadership role.

JokeyLoki
08-31-2008, 12:35 PM
<a href="http://www.earthcam.com/usa/louisiana/neworleans/bourbonstreet/">Watch drunk idiots during a hurricane on the Bourbon Street Cams</a>

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 12:36 PM
I wonder how many billions we're gonna throw at this city again

bardy
08-31-2008, 01:08 PM
shouldnt we just say "eh we tried" and give up on this place if it destroys it again?

Thaniel Buckner
08-31-2008, 01:08 PM
you know what.

maybe humans weren't supposed to dwell in coastal cities below sea level.

alexthestampede
08-31-2008, 01:17 PM
silver lining here is that its predicted to make landfall right as the republican convention begins. not only will it eat into their news coverage, a reminder or new orleans and hurricanes cant do anything but harm to them.

if the first hurricane landed because of a gay pride parade scheduled for that day, i wonder what god has in mind this time. looks like hes straightened up and is flying right now

people might lose their lives and all you can think of is politics, you should be ashamed of yourself

Geek USA
08-31-2008, 02:09 PM
WHAT DO YOU MEAH EH WE TRIED. NO ONE HAS BOTHERED TRYING EXCEPT MAYBE ELLEN.
_lauren

Future Boy
08-31-2008, 02:20 PM
She's done a lot of work for being a daytime show host.

Geek USA
08-31-2008, 02:29 PM
Its cause she is from the area. I seriously think she is great. The other week she showed a video of her going back and seeing how not much has has changed. I ended up calling some relief effort number thing she mentioned and I donating 20 dollars >_<

Future Boy
08-31-2008, 02:31 PM
-lauren

Sarcastic Smile
08-31-2008, 03:21 PM
-future boy

smashingjj
08-31-2008, 03:35 PM
you know what.

maybe humans weren't supposed to dwell in coastal cities below sea level.

Nah that can't be it. We built half the country below sea level and no one worries about that!

GlasgowKiss
08-31-2008, 03:40 PM
I LIVE ON A HILL.

AHAHHAHAAHAHHAHHAHAHHAAAHAHHAHAHAAA

smashingjj
08-31-2008, 03:49 PM
:(

smashingjj
08-31-2008, 03:50 PM
the city where i live is located where it gets just above sea level. maybe it will become a seaside town.

mxzombie
08-31-2008, 04:08 PM
but you guys don't have hurricanes in the netherlands. that's really key, it's not that stupid to just live at or below sea level by itself

Rockin' Cherub
08-31-2008, 06:47 PM
humans weren't meant to do anything. stop being subconsciously religious.

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 06:48 PM
i love how the young people jump on this bandwagon, like you're smarter than everyone else in the country. you suck balls, too. hang your head in shame.



what bandwagon? What are you even talking about?

Rockin' Cherub
08-31-2008, 06:49 PM
oh ************* is the mormon guy right? hocus pocus and good night.

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 06:50 PM
...sucked...sucked...suck balls...you suck balls, too... hang...he sucks balls

Freudian slips?

mxzombie
08-31-2008, 06:51 PM
the second coming of *************. a sign of the end times!

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 06:52 PM
it really seems like everyone on this board (everyone on this board is fairly young) thinks they know everything compared to the rest of america. so slightly more than half of the people in america voted for bush. so slightly more than half of americans are stupider than you, right?

again, what the fuck are you talking about?

Travis Meeks
08-31-2008, 07:10 PM
come on snake the blake, explain what you're trying to say. I feel like an alien just flew 100 million miles to tell me something but I can't understand what the hell he's saying.

Teach me, I want to learn!

ravenguy2000
08-31-2008, 07:27 PM
i'm conflicted. i mean, on one hand, ************* is perfect for this

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7023

but unlike Corganist i feel like if i erase him from my boarding experience i'll miss too much ball-sucking-hilarity.

thanks to whoever started the thread about that one

Eulogy
08-31-2008, 11:53 PM
so slightly more than half of americans are stupider than you, right?

uh, does that seem all that unrealistic?

OMG U THINK UR SMARTER THAN HALF OF AMERICANS?? HOW RIDICULOUS!

noyen
09-01-2008, 12:05 AM
goodbye katrina.... helloooooo brooooooooklyyyyyyyyyynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

sickbadthing
09-01-2008, 02:00 AM
so slightly more than half of americans are stupider than you, right?

been to a mall recently?

TuralyonW3
09-01-2008, 03:08 AM
blake ruined this thread

Starla
09-01-2008, 05:11 AM
I've never been to nola, and it's looking like I never will. Wish I had seen it before Katrina killed it.

Starla
09-01-2008, 05:13 AM
not so. i never even heard about that "heckuva job" thing until today when i read it on another thread.

Don't worry about it. All we need to know is that Bush cranked up his weather machine again, except this time he fucked up his dates.

redbreegull
09-01-2008, 05:21 AM
it really seems like everyone on this board (everyone on this board is fairly young) thinks they know everything compared to the rest of america. so slightly more than half of the people in america voted for bush. so slightly more than half of americans are stupider than you, right?

It makes perfect sense to me. Most people on this board are in their early to mid 20s I think, most have gone to college, most seem to come from semi-affluent suburban or urban backgrounds...

That pretty much spells intelligent in demographics.

and also they were all drawn here by an increasingly obscure 90s alternative rock act known for introspective songwriting and thought-provoking lyrics.

Starla
09-01-2008, 05:25 AM
now I'm wondering why snake posts here. he seems like the toby keith kinda guy

Thaniel Buckner
09-01-2008, 05:33 AM
i love how the young people jump on this bandwagon, like you're smarter than everyone else in the country. you suck balls, too. hang your head in shame.wait, are you really defending mccains veep selection? i mean if palin actually increases the likelihood of your voting mccain, then you've been successfully played like the pawn you are.

were you homeschooled like monte?

Eulogy
09-01-2008, 08:51 AM
I've never been to nola, and it's looking like I never will. Wish I had seen it before Katrina killed it.

i was there after katrina and it kicked ass.

Travis Meeks
09-01-2008, 09:07 AM
people might lose their lives and all you can think of is politics, you should be ashamed of yourself



that's why he sucks balls. he has no empathy and thinks he knows everything. narcissistic bastard.

oh look who's trying to capitalize on the hurricane blake

"McCain said in an interview with NBC that it was possible he would make his acceptance speech not from the convention podium but via satellite from the Gulf Coast region."

asshole

Eulogy
09-01-2008, 09:08 AM
it's dropped to a category 2 now? that's good news, right?

M.Night
09-01-2008, 09:34 AM
i realy dont care about america

Travis Meeks
09-01-2008, 09:36 AM
what country do you reside in M.Night?

M.Night
09-01-2008, 09:57 AM
what country do you reside in M.Night?

well i am sure that USA will invade my country sooner then later
you guys are realy scary ... they brainwash you ... cmon
that pledge of allegiance they make the kids say is just sick
sad, so sad

Travis Meeks
09-01-2008, 10:02 AM
dude I just asked what country you live in.

Slovenia?

Travis Meeks
09-01-2008, 10:07 AM
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I hate that part about liberty and justice

JokeyLoki
09-01-2008, 11:05 AM
I've never been to nola, and it's looking like I never will. Wish I had seen it before Katrina killed it.

I'm grateful we went on our honeymoon there... i wanted to go back for a vacation or two, but word is it still smells like sewage (pipes burst and it was absorbed into the ground, especially around the Riverwalk mall), and it's just not the same.

Well, more like sewage than it did before, I guess. It is the Mississippi River.

sppunk
09-01-2008, 11:08 AM
Aww, it's not getting destroyed or anything.

JokeyLoki
09-01-2008, 11:20 AM
Unless the levees break again...

http://icons-pe.wunderground.com/data/images/at200807_surge.gif

M.Night
09-01-2008, 12:31 PM
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I hate that part about liberty and justice

Yuk
it sounds like a pledge to NRA
and you know how you ameros like to shoot people
even your president shot your vice president remember? :rofl:

well i guess the world would care more about your natural disasters
if you would sing the kyoto protocol

GlasgowKiss
09-01-2008, 12:35 PM
what the fuck are you talking about you idiot

Netphorian Gadabout
09-01-2008, 12:36 PM
if you would sing the kyoto protocol

Do we all need to sing it in unison, or can we just elect a representative for all America like Jon Bon Jovi to sing it?

Oh OH! We're half way there! Ky-oto Pro-to-col Prayer!!

aurel
09-01-2008, 12:37 PM
Yuk
it sounds like a pledge to NRA


Golly but you're awful.

JokeyLoki
09-01-2008, 12:41 PM
Yuk
it sounds like a pledge to NRA
and you know how you ameros like to shoot people
even your president shot your vice president remember? :rofl:

well i guess the world would care more about your natural disasters
if you would sing the kyoto protocol

What the hell?

JokeyLoki
09-01-2008, 12:44 PM
Levees overtopped: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/01/gustav/index.html

hnibos
09-01-2008, 12:48 PM
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/US/weather/09/01/gustav/art.no.gustav.gi.jpg

pray for joe

Rockin' Cherub
09-01-2008, 01:09 PM
judging by "M.Night"'s mental capabilities, it's safe to say that he's an american

hnibos
09-01-2008, 01:31 PM
judging by "M.Night"'s mental capabilities, it's safe to say that he's an american

i guess the same goes for you.

M.Night
09-01-2008, 01:51 PM
ok, ok guys ...
i promise no more death to america talk
i was just kidding
but you still have to admit that when america has a problem
the whole world has to hear about it ... but when a genocid is happening,
or a bloody civil war somewhere far from OIL ... that is left out of the news

smashingjj
09-01-2008, 01:54 PM
where are you from, anti american scum

i fucking hate people like you as i hate every non-american

fuck you!!

Banana
09-01-2008, 02:19 PM
M. Knight is probably Canadian.

GlasgowKiss
09-01-2008, 02:30 PM
ok, ok guys ...
i promise no more death to america talk
i was just kidding
but you still have to admit that when america has a problem
the whole world has to hear about it ... but when a genocid is happening,
or a bloody civil war somewhere far from OIL ... that is left out of the news
Nobody was appalled at your death to america talk. We were laughing at how badly wrong you got the Dick Cheney shooting story.

Sarcastic Smile
09-01-2008, 02:44 PM
ok, ok guys ...
i promise no more death to america talk
i was just kidding
but you still have to admit that when america has a problem
the whole world has to hear about it ... but when a genocid is happening,
or a bloody civil war somewhere far from OIL ... that is left out of the news

the whole world has a problem, not just America

M.Night
09-01-2008, 02:51 PM
M. Knight is probably Canadian.

Canada is sure great
no guns, no wars +
the spirit of John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Celine Dion, Canadian bacon, Steve Nash ...
+ free medicine

RockLobster
09-01-2008, 02:51 PM
you mean america isn't the whole world?

RockLobster
09-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Canada is sure great
no guns, no wars +
the spirit of John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Celine Dion, Canadian bacon, Steve Nash ...
+ free medicine

free?

M.Night
09-01-2008, 03:30 PM
free?

if you have a job yes

Eulogy
09-01-2008, 03:40 PM
if you have a job yes

i don't think you have the best grasp on how that works.

M.Night
09-01-2008, 03:42 PM
i don't think you have the best grasp on how that works.

yes i do ... a certain % of your bruto paycheck is cut from your pay and
goes to the goverment for medicene
people who have more give more, people who have less give less
everybody happy and healthy

Rockin' Cherub
09-01-2008, 03:43 PM
what about people with cancer though

what about toby

Rockin' Cherub
09-01-2008, 03:44 PM
they... happy and healthy?

Banana
09-01-2008, 03:56 PM
Canada is sure great
no guns, no wars +
the spirit of John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Celine Dion, Canadian bacon, Steve Nash ...
+ free medicine

And I called it correctly.

RockLobster must be jealous of this.

Eulogy
09-01-2008, 04:09 PM
yes i do ... a certain % of your bruto paycheck is cut from your pay

so you're saying it's not free

RopeyLopey
09-01-2008, 04:10 PM
And I called it correctly.

RockLobster must be jealous of this.

yeah, if only he weren't from Canada as well, you idiot. That's why he is questioning what M. Night is saying, but THAT probably escaped you.

Elvis The Fat Years
09-01-2008, 04:18 PM
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2403/dumbfuckbu0.jpg

tear stained glass
09-01-2008, 05:44 PM
I thought Canada has a fuckton of guns.

Also, *************'s analysis of the liberal arrogance on this board is somewhat reminiscent of that joke (factual anecdote?) about a president who was alarmed to learn that half of Americans are of below-average intelligence. As was pointed out previously, it's not unreasonable to assume that most of the people here, who evidently can afford a computer and internet access, come from middle class homes and probably had access to at least halfway decent education. I'm not saying we're all like fancypants Mr. Eulogy who has attended private school all his life and can afford $40k/year tuition in addition to living expenses, which ******* new khakis every two weeks and gallons of astroglide and hair product, but even though redbreegull's father can't afford to drive his ass around town with fuel at $4/gallon, his family still isn't <i>poor</i>, and he can still probably read above a tenth grade level, despite how lame his posts are.

Anyway, it sounds to me like NOLA's had some bad luck. They said that Katrina was one of those things that only happens every few generations, and although Gustav is "only" a category 2, supposedly the winds aren't more than a few miles per hour slower than the ones from Katrina. On top of rolling snake eyes twice in three years, the heroic response of McCain and the Republicans' altruism through the new RNC plans are going to help elect a man with whom NOLA probably isn't down.

smashing0
09-01-2008, 07:05 PM
I thought Canada has a fuckton of guns.same here
although from my experience they're more likely to be used for hunting than armed robberies

Lucy Sky Diamonds
09-01-2008, 07:26 PM
I thought Canada has a fuckton of guns.



We do, we just have tighter legislation in regards to guns.

Eulogy
09-01-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm not saying we're all like fancypants Mr. Eulogy who has attended private school all his life and can afford $40k/year tuition in addition to living expenses, which ******* new khakis every two weeks and gallons of astroglide and hair product,



where the hell did that come from

Travis Meeks
09-01-2008, 07:51 PM
yes i do ... a certain % of your bruto paycheck is cut from your pay and
goes to the goverment for medicene
people who have more give more, people who have less give less
everybody happy and healthy

I believe the majority of Canadians hate the health care system up there and alot come to the US for medical procedures due to ridiculously long waits in Canada.

sppunk
09-01-2008, 08:01 PM
I believe the majority of Canadians hate the health care system up there and alot come to the US for medical procedures due to ridiculously long waits in Canada.

That and the care you get in the U.S. is infinitely better than you can get in Canada.

sppunk
09-01-2008, 08:02 PM
even your president shot your vice president remember? :rofl:


Guys, I've been paying attention to the hurricane and Palin - did Bush finally off Cheney????

Travis Meeks
09-01-2008, 08:16 PM
these cats from Slovenia are quite the jokers

M.Night
09-02-2008, 12:26 AM
these cats from Slovenia are quite the jokers

did i put a smile on your face? well ... it is all part of a plan

tear stained glass
09-02-2008, 03:05 AM
where the hell did that come fromI don't have any specifics I can bring up on fancypants Mr. sppunk other than that his father controls the world's oil supply.

M.Night
09-02-2008, 05:38 AM
so gustav never happend? it was all a media event
funny

Rider
09-02-2008, 10:19 PM
Can we adopt a blanket muting of Mormons policy. I'll donate to get it in place.

Eulogy
09-02-2008, 10:40 PM
I don't have any specifics I can bring up on fancypants Mr. sppunk other than that his father controls the world's oil supply.

well you didn't even get any right.

Eulogy
09-02-2008, 10:40 PM
well i guess the first two

whatever. DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME.