Irma Thread

I’ll be updating this thread as info comes in. My in-laws live in Fort Lauderdale. They won’t be at home for Irma. My mother-in-law works in a hospital and will be there for the storm and my sister-in-law is upper management at a hotel and she will be there for a storm. They are outside of the mandatory evacuation zones but anybody who has been to South Florida knows that there are waterways everywhere so it’s going to be a tense weekend.

Irma is expected to make landfall as a Category 5 storm.

Question of the Day

From Dave,

What’s your favorite vegetable?

My far, carrots. Especially sauteed but I can eat carrots raw. Least favorite by far is peas. It’s the thing that really frustrated me about eating in London. You order a wonderful plate of fish, a good pile of chips, and then a side of mashed up green peas. Guys, why do you ruin perfection?

Paul Ryan Still Has Yet to Buy a Spine

The only good part about Trump is he’s so unpredictable that he’ll turn against his own party at a moment’s notice for who knows why. But watching Paul Ryan scramble is always fun to watch:

Just before President Donald Trump sided with the Democrats this week and raise the debt ceiling for three months, instead of the six months Republicans were asking for, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the Democrats’ plan “ridiculous.”

Now he’s on board.

Appearing on Fox New Thursday night, Ryan defended the President saying his decision was “perfectly reasonable and rational.”

“What he’s trying to do is clear the decks so we can get focused on our big things like tax reform. I’ve spoken to the President a lot about this,” he said. “I talked to him this morning, he wants to clear the decks so we can basically get our job done and focus on our big issues like tax reform, border security and the rest.”

He said the second part of the President’s plan was to make sure relief funds for the hurricane recovery efforts didn’t become a political issue.

“He wanted to make this a bipartisan moment where we weren’t fighting each other in Washington about hurricane aid,” he said. “He just wanted to get it done, get it out of the way so that aid is flowing to the states that need it right now so we can go and then focus on things like tax reform.”

He defended Trump again.

“So its perfectly reasonable and rational why he’s doing what he’s doing,” he said.

Kirk Cameron: Hurricanes Are Sent By God For ‘Humility, Awe And Repentance’

One of the weirdest things about Christians, other than their rap videos, is that they praise a loving god by showing off how many people he can kill, injure or economically destroy just for shits and giggles:

“When he puts his power on display it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random and we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe and repentance.”

Didn’t Charles Manson have basically the same philosophy?