global war on weather

When the news out of the Gulf Coast gets to be too much, have a laugh. Giblets has heard a whole lotta whining this week about “oh the government screwed up the hurricane rescue” and “oh they did not evacuate the city for days and days” and “oh they should have spent money to build … Continue reading “global war on weather”

When the news out of the Gulf Coast gets to be too much, have a laugh.

Giblets has heard a whole lotta whining this week about “oh the government screwed up the hurricane rescue” and “oh they did not evacuate the city for days and days” and “oh they should have spent money to build up the dams and levees and kept FEMA funded and sent in military and national guard people with food and water right away so thousands of people would not starve to death.” Well that just sounds like a great idea – for a bunch of namby-pamby hurricane-lovers! Oh, let’s cower behind our great big levees and hope the rescue crews save us from the big mean storm – instead of taking the fight to very clouds of terror themselves!

This is a Global War on Weather and like any successful war it can’t be won on the defensive. If we spend all our time reacting to hurricanes instead of attacking them where they live, we will only embolden further hurricanes! The only language hurricanes understand is force – and possibly hurricanese, which is difficult to learn and involves the use of many glottal stops. We must fight nature where it lives so it can’t fight us at home!

GWB’s national guard service

Where was GWB from May 1972 to May 1973? Why was he allowed to end his commitment to the Texas Air National Guard eight months early to go to the Harvard Business School while the Vietnam War still raged on?

A friend just sent me a timeline that was published in the Jan/Feb 2003 issue of Mother Jones that examines GW’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. That’s right folks; this was published over a year ago. I was hearing rumors a couple of years ago about GW having gone AWOL from the Guard during the Vietnam War, but only just recently has media attention become so hot that GW has needed to dig up proof of his service. I would be interested in knowing if certain events in this timeline are true, such as:

Spring 1971:
Hired by Texas agricultural importer, Bush uses F-102 to shuttle tropical plants from Florida.

and

October 1, 1973:
The Air National Guard relieves Bush from commitment eight months early, allowing him to attend Harvard Business School.

I wonder, how many enlisted soldiers who served in the Vietnam War were allowed to end their commitments early to attend school while the war was still being fought? I’m also currious to know what happened to GW’s records?

I hope that the media will give this enough attention so that someone with power can get this investigated.