Tag: hurricane harvey

The American Spirit

 

There have been a lot of comments on how the response to Hurricane Harvey epitomizes America. Glenn Reynolds wrote a wonderful column about how from the Cajun Navy of volunteers using bass boats to folks who called or tweeted their addresses, to grocery stores staying open to providing supplies when the Red Cross hadn’t shown up yet, to Chick-fil-A sending out a guy on a jet ski to rescue an elderly couple, people came together to get their neighbors out of harm’s way.

They’re still working together weeks later, as they cope with gutting their flooded houses and throwing away nearly all their possessions. And they’re keeping a sense of humor about it as they do so; for I present to you, Les Harveyables.

Americans watched with forlorn fascination as devastating hurricanes laid waste to stretches of Florida and Texas. Hoover research fellow Alice Hill explains how the nation can better prepare for future natural disasters. The key word is “resilience.”

Quote of the Day: Rainbow

 

“And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.” — Genesis 9:14-16, KJV

Felt like going old school today.

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Please check out my interview with a gentleman running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren! The conversation with V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai​ starts around 12:41! https://jeromedanner.net/2017/09/01/ep-52-dr-shiva-ayyadurai-va_shiva-interview-beginning-w-brandonelrod-brandon-elrod/ Preview Open

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Report from a Harvey House

 

If you look at Kelley’s Restaurant (appears at about 0:45 seconds, long building with the black roof), the street where I live is opposite the Kelley’s. I live about half a mile from FM-518 up that road.

Home Is Where the Wreck Is

 

There’s no place I’d rather live than the beautiful Gulf Coast beach where my grandparents built a small house and dwelled for twenty or so years. Family and friends huddled in sleeping bags every year so we could enjoy its simple bliss together.

Half the time, the TV was tuned to hurricane tracking. My grandparents knew when they built the place that anything on the coast is temporary. I helped shovel truckloads of sand off the deck after a storm. I helped rebuild the deck and stairs after they got swept away with a surge, and repaired damage left by roof leaks. I watched as twin waterspouts (tornadoes) danced toward shore and faded away. By the grace of God, when a hurricane did finally pick up the house and set it down on the road — as we knew would happen one day — my grandparents had already sold the property (mainly due to taxes). But oh how we wish we could buy it back!

Harvey Was Not the Katrina the Media Were Hoping For

 

I’ve kind of lost count, but Hurricane Harvey was either the 488th or 489th thing that was supposed to be The End of Donald Trump. The media were pretty confident, going in, that they could hound him out of office with whatever his response to the hurricane was; just as they used Hurricane Katrina to devastate the final years of the Bush Presidency.

But it didn’t work out that way, even though it seems the devastation is worse and more widespread than what was left in the wake of Katrina. There are two big reasons it hasn’t worked out the way the media were hoping.

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The woman who reacted angrily to an interviewer’s questions about how it felt to be in the hurricane came across as sensible.  Victims like her have suffered rapid impoverishment along with physical and mental trauma.  Media could immediately help by giving the interviewees money.  How about handing them $500 or $1,000 cash for their stories?  Call it spot aid.  Preview Open

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Just how horrible was Hurricane Harvey? We’ve got the numbers.

It’s DACA Day for Donald Trump. Will he keep his campaign promise to overturn Obama’s illegal executive order, or will he listen to his heart?

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Trump will be donating $1 million of his own money toward disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Homeland Security Advisor also gave an update on Harvey. Sanders took addition questions about DACA, tax reform, the special Senate election in Alabama, and the announcement from the State Department that Russia will be required to close its consulate office in San Francisco and two other offices in D.C. and New York.

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How did Russian collusion with hurricane Harvey affect the flooding in Houston? How does the White House benefit? Was the collusion directed by the RNC, or was it solely due to the actions of Trump’s secret  Alt-Right/neo-Nazi operatives? The whole affair seems to have Gorka’s thumbprints all over it. Did he and Bannon recently leave […]

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Dateline: Houston, Texas President Trump and the First Lady arrived in Houston yesterday to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey. But the purpose of the trip was overshadowed by reactions to Melania Trump’s footwear, which is obviously of much greater import than a little water damage, thousands of lost houses and businesses, and some […]

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Don’t get me wrong. Nothing so horrific as to cost 14 lives (as of now), untold damage to the economy, not to mention heartache, destroyed memories, and the kind of stress that make work stress seem tame, can be good. But out of the most devastated things can come ray of hope. Jonah Goldberg just […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are aghast as the threat to life along the Texas coast gets more dire but they are amazed at the tireless efforts by exhausted heroes to save thousands and thousands of lives.  They also disgusted, but not surprised, as North Korea fired a missile over Japan in one of the most provocative acts in years.  And they sigh as the mainstream media leap to the conclusion that man-caused climate change is responsible for the extent of the devastation in Texas.

Also a note to our listeners, Three Martini Lunch will spend next week on vacation before resuming on Monday, September 11.  We will have episodes for the rest of this week.

Hurricane Harvey has dumped 9 trillion gallons of water, spun off more than 50 tornadoes, required thousands of rescues and—this being 2017—sparked political debates.

Antifa shows up in Berkeley, CA– and the local cops stand down