No Rain Is Apparently Not News

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 9:01 am

While the Pacific coast is getting battered by storms, and while the Northeast coast continues to recover from Sandy, the only falling water that farmers in Nebraska, Kansas, and the great plains can see are the tears on their own faces. Drought may not make for gripping television, and it didn’t end once October’s lower temperatures arrived. Things are still dry — exceptionally so — and in many places, it’s getting worse.

Yet to the national media, “no rain today” in the Midwest and Plains remains “not news”.

 

Romney at His Sandy ‘Relief’ Event Compares Hurricane Recovery to Picking up ‘Rubbish and Paper’ on Football Field

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 4:00 pm

‘Out of touch’ doesn’t even begin to describe Mitt Romney. I can’t believe this country is thisclose to electing lying sociopath that is so obvious his handlers do little or nothing to stop the blatant horrors coming out of his mouth. In fact he has to have a team of like-minded people in order to unleash a continual stream of blunders and unmitigated falsehoods. That only makes it worse.

Where will the infamous lower Manhattan large rat population flee to with all this flooding?

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 7:27 am

It’s a legitimate question, though I asked it on my Facebook wall (right) as a black humor distraction from all of the unfortunate news from the East Coast as hurricane/tropical storm/storm system Sandy has resulted in unprecedented flooding in New York City, where I lived for many years before moving back to NC.

Is Your Pet Ready for Sandy?

By: Monday October 29, 2012 7:57 am

If you happen to be in the hurricane’s path we hope that you and your pets stay safe, warm and dry.The girls and I have built a fire and we’ve parked ourselves in front of it until Sandy passes, so please join us here as we update you on the latest.

Irene: Loin-Girding, Optional

By: Sunday August 28, 2011 9:35 am

I’ve been live-blogging the storm from my blog all weekend and I have to say that Irene has been behaving pretty much the way I thought it would go for us here in Upstate New York: lots of rain and wind starting last night once the eye of the storm got to the Delmarva Peninsula.

Washed and Blown Away by Irene

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 9:00 am

Hurricane Irene, while “only” a Category 1 hurricane, still poses significant risks to folks from North Carolina up into New England. The National Hurricane Center warns of high sustained winds spreading across a very wide area, with heavy rains, a strong storm surge, and possible tornadoes.

This makes for a golden opportunity for people with bad news to release, and at least a couple have taken advantage of the media’s focus on Irene to put that bad news out where it will get blown away by the storm.

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