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Hurricane Gustav Idiocy?

“For others here, the party was not yet over. Troy Meryhew, in town for Southern Decadence, a festival for gay men and lesbians, said the storm had had little effect on the festivities — except for the sawing and hammering as his hotel boarded up windows. He said his flight on Monday was still scheduled to depart, and the hotel was staying open. “As long as our hotel’s open and there’s liquor, we’re fine,” Mr. Meryhew said.” [NYT]

On:           Aug 30, 2008
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    • mark

      Pack your chaps, and maribou boyz, and grab a to-go-cup…Gustav is already catagory 4.

      We stayed in Baton Rouge thru Katrina and Rita, and housed 8 friends and their pets from NOLA and Waveland, MS…many lost everything but what they packed in their cars to come here.
      This time we’re going north, about another 150 miles inland.

      Aug 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt

      Darwin’s Theory hard at work.

      Aug 31, 2008 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve

      The hurricane force winds will be at NOLA at noon on Monday. If the storm turns even slightly, it could be a direct hit.

      There will be no flights after 6PM Sunday. The airports are closing at 6PM Sunday. Airplanes will be able to take off after that, but there will be no landings. No landings means no scheduled flights and no passenger service. The late takeoffs are only to evacuate the airplanes.

      Airlines will get their equipment and personnel out of the area well ahead of the storm. When you have a 100-million-plus airplane that will be destroyed if it is on the ground in a hurricane, you move it out of the way. And, you move it early enough so that you have time to repair it first if needed.

      Alas, there will always be fools and idiots who insist on risking their lives.

      Aug 31, 2008 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • George W. Bush

      Heckuva job, Brownie!

      Aug 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • allstarecho

      Now we know why CNN sent Anderson Cooper to cover the hurricane from New Orleans. ;]

      Sep 1, 2008 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack Scribe

      Dizzy queen is my first reaction. He’s looking for his 15 minutes. Fortunately at this time – 9/1 noon – it appears NOLA was spared the bullet.
      However, in a devastatin emergency, this Troy character could have put others in harm’s way through his self-centered stupidity.

      Sep 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Insideguy

      I drove Two Hundred and Fifty miles north with three friends, also in town for Decadence, in a, thankfully, rented car, and all I’ve got is this lousy post.

      Sep 2, 2008 at 3:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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