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Last updated on July 26th, 2017 at 12:22 pm

J.F. Beck analyses Michael Moore’s possible influence on Hurricane Katrina:

Moore’s presence certainly explains Katrina’s rapid weakening over Florida. I mean, the guy’s gotta be the world’s largest living wind-break.

Mop it up, Mike! In other Katrina news, Chuck Simmins has a rolling tally of Katrina relief donations; private US assistance is currently at $201,801,504.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/03/2005 at 01:04 PM
    1. LOL!

      There’s a gravitational pull, steering current- created by a thermal lift-due to all of the hot air eminating from his piehole- argument forKatrina’s rapid weakening over Florida in here somewhere…

      Posted by madawaskan on 09/03 at 01:41 PM • permalink


    1. You probably could have spun the guy around a few times counter-clockwise, dropped him into the eye and put the hurricane right out. Bush’s fault for not thinking of that, of course.

      Posted by paco on 09/03 at 02:51 PM • permalink


    1. A new hurricane toast!  “Here’s Moore in your eye!”

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 09/03 at 03:08 PM • permalink


    1. #3: Inspired, simply inspired.

      Posted by paco on 09/03 at 03:30 PM • permalink


    1. Paco, he’s got to go the other way (clockwise) in order to counter the wind. He also has to be connected to a sling on a chopper so he doesn’t drill to an untenable depth. A big chopper.

      Posted by Mike H. on 09/03 at 05:21 PM • permalink


    1. Dang! I never can remember which way those things spin.

      Posted by paco on 09/03 at 06:05 PM • permalink


    1. I dunno about the hurricane, but didn’t anybody think about using him to plug one of those levee breaches?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 09/03 at 07:31 PM • permalink


    1. Well, to be fair paco, if you popped Michael Moore into the eye of a cyclone spinning anti-clockwise, it would immediately put out the cyclone.

      However, hurricanes are exactly the same thing in the northern hemisphere, but they spin anti-clockwise, so one would have to put a clockwise bias on the said M. Moore, before dropping him through the eye.

      Does anyone know whether a hurricane crossing the equator suddenly changes direction, and becomes a cyclone?

      Posted by Kaboom on 09/03 at 07:32 PM • permalink


    1. Oops, I forgot the /sarc tag on the last sentence……

      Posted by Kaboom on 09/03 at 07:33 PM • permalink


    1. O/T Fox News reports Chief Justice William Rehnquist died a little while ago. Nothing on their site just yet…

      Posted by david on 09/03 at 10:19 PM • permalink


    1. david go to Michelle Malkin.

      Posted by Mike H. on 09/03 at 10:43 PM • permalink


    1. Thyroid cancer.  His condition suddenly worsened a few days ago.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 09/03 at 10:55 PM • permalink


    1. 8:
      Hurricanes don’t cross the equator, the Coriolis force that creates them is too weak near the equator, and hence they don’t get created in a ~10 degree band around the equator…

      The Coriolis force getting larger the further you are from the equator also causes the winds of the hurricane/cyclone furthest from the equator to move faster which due to Bernoulli’s principle creates a lower pressure region that pulls the hurricane/cyclone away from the equator.

      If one did start heading towards the equator then the Coriolis force would get weaker as it travelled further and hence the storm would weaken – if it crossed the equator the Coriolis force would start pushing it in reverse and slow the winds down until it was no more…

      Posted by sam on 09/03 at 11:17 PM • permalink


    1. Look for lefties to start blaming Bush for the Coriolis force any minute now.

      This Coriolis guy probably voted for him.


      Posted by Achillea on 09/04 at 12:14 AM • permalink


    1. Hang on, I hear MM’s as skinny as a rake since leaving the fat farm. He was inspired by that woman…what’s her name? Ummm…is it Cindy something?

      No doubt at least $200 000 000 came from Louisiana’s red state brethren. No thinking blue stater would donate to these idiots who sowed the seeds of their destruction by voting for Bush.

      Posted by James Waterton on 09/04 at 01:27 AM • permalink


    1. ‘Breaks on the levee logic’ on Tech Central Station:

      Are budget cuts to blame for the levee break? A look a the facts suggests the answer is no. The regional Army Corps of Engineers chief said in 2003 that a project to protect the city from a category 4 or 5 storm would take 30 years to complete. At the time he opined, “Hopefully we won’t have a major storm before then.”


      Posted by walterplinge on 09/04 at 05:08 AM • permalink


    1. An excellent article, walter.  Thanks for the link.  It clarifies some of the mis-information I’ve seen floating around the INTERNET these past days.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 09/04 at 05:37 AM • permalink


    1. Guys, I hope I’m not alone in being disappointed in the sheer opportunism of the left during this crisis. Disappointed but not surprised. Without reading a shred of hard evidence, they have allocated all blame for its severity on Bush. They point to the mayor’s criticisms of Bush without stopping to note that as city mayor he has a clear interest in deflecting blame to the federal government. I didn’t hear them blaming French ‘society’ when 10,000 citizens of that socialist, statist country died during a heat wave. Apparently only American disasters are evidence of a cultural malaise. the truth is, many of them are enjoying this tragedy for the cheap political capital it gives them.
      Glad I broke ranks with them years ago. sorry I’m just pissed off.

      Posted by redmist on 09/04 at 06:01 AM • permalink


    1. redmist

      You’re right on the money.  I think the most disgraceful article I’ve seen so far is this one courtesy of the BBC.

      Posted by murph on 09/04 at 06:26 AM • permalink


    1. Actually hurricanes turn over as they cross the equator.  Coriolis is still there but goes upwards.

      Posted by rhhardin on 09/04 at 08:19 AM • permalink


    1. ABC just claims that Australia donated $10 mil to relief effort.  HURRAH, Aussies!!! I lift my Coober Peedy to ya!

      Hope it all gets where it needs to be.  Please try to keep up with where that money goes as little charity funds reach destination.

      Posted by duh on 09/04 at 09:12 AM • permalink


    1. The tales I hear say that the Salvation Army is the most efficient conduit of funds from the giver to the receiver.

      Also see:

      Posted by Franklin on 09/04 at 11:05 AM • permalink


    1. Hey, guys!  Speaking of useful idiots, Bryla is over bothering Arthur Chrenkoff now.  Drop by and say g’day!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 09/04 at 11:35 AM • permalink


    1. 20:

      Has one ever actually crossed the equator? All the physics is against it – I know some in the Indian Ocean have headed towards the equator but I haven’t actually heard of one making it without dieing out first…

      Posted by sam on 09/04 at 12:10 PM • permalink


    1. Franklin: The tales I hear say that the Salvation Army is the most efficient conduit of funds from the giver to the receiver.

      Yup.  “You can take that to the bank”, as they say.  In America.

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 09/04 at 04:07 PM • permalink


    1. I have not been able to raise the Salvation Army donation page all week.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 09/04 at 08:36 PM • permalink


  1. I reckon Mikey kicked it up from cat 3 to 5 when he cut one as it was passing. Start your lawsuits, people!

    Posted by Habib on 09/04 at 09:58 PM • permalink