Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Gustav, let us all pray our thanks

Hurricane Gustav caused minimal damage in New Orleans without loss of life. We should all fall to our knees and pray with gratitude. What a media fuss it has all been and pretty well burnt out to nothing. How relevant to us in Australia has the saturation (inundation?) coverage been?

But the hurricane didn't just for form off the US coast. It crossed Dominica Republic, Haiti and Jamaica with a loss of life of eighty people.

In Cuba 100,000 homes and 372 schools were badly damaged or destroyed, 3400 warehouses destroyed, power supplies extensively damaged and tobacco crops destroyed.

I guessed this may have been the case and I had to search the net to find any details. It certainly hasn't been mentioned in our media to my knowledge, with the exception of The Australian newspaper.

Of course they are poorish people, or black, or socialists. Who cares!

6 comments:

  1. Of course they are poorish people, or black, or socialists. Who cares! ... because they won't be voting in the upcoming A'merkin erection for Presnident.

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  2. I would prey, but alas my rational atheism has held me back.

    On a slightly-off topic note, the bastard that is Sarah Pallin (she ticks all the 'bastard boxes' in my somewhat comprehensive book) and McCain think that Sarah would make an ideal candidate to deal with foreign affairs because "Alaska is close to Russia".

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  3. "How relevant to us in Australia has the saturation (inundation?) coverage been?"

    Not at all because, apparently, no sheep were involved.

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  4. No reason for it not to be reported here M'lord.

    She ticks all my bastard boxes too Reuben.

    No Brian, we make sheep jokes about New Zealanders.

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  5. Sad but true about the myopic reporting.

    A propos of that totally beyond the pale woman boxing all my bastard ticks ... you can guess she aint gonna miss a posting from me. As the bishop said to the choir boy, "stay tuned".

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  6. Can't wait for that one M'lord.

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