It really must be getting close to the rapture..
WILMER, Texas - A bus carrying elderly evacuees from Hurricane Rita caught fire and was rocked by explosions early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said.I saw the picture, it was bad..
I was too young to remember the gas crunch from the 70's, but last night I saw my first ever gas line. I shit you not. There are a couple gas stations I pass on my short drive home, and it was a madhouse.
Or maybe all the bad shit that's happened over the course of the last 5 years is merely God's wrath at Americans for electing a chimpanzee to the most important job in the nation; not just once - but twice.
He's really pissed now..
** update **
Rumor is that Bush is drinking again. We all know he is ill equipped to handle the pressures of the job, but I thought he dealt with it by simply being callous and ignoring death and destruction.
You know how his mother viewed the destruction of New Orleans and all the poor people that streamed into Texas. She thought they were oh so much better off now, living in a convention center with air conditioning and such.
The entire Bush family has a condescending lack of empathy for people who are not wealthy. So it confuses me why Bush is actually feeling enough to lose his nerve and start pounding the booze again. It could be that he really does know he totally lacks the mental capacity to do the job, and his incompetence really does have real consequences for living, breathing, human beings.
He may be on the verge of totally crumbling.... and I can just picture Karl Rove in the oval office, planting some bitch slaps to Bush and screaming "pull yourself together man!".
"But Karl.. I don't know what to do."
"You do what I tell you to do, and stop fucking crying."
** update 2 **
Houston is a city of 4 million, and after Katrina people are getting the hell out. They're trying to anyway. New reports show massive congestion, and I wonder what is going to be worse, people hunkered down in the city, or people stuck outside when 150MPH winds hit. Hmmmm....
I had another thought.. actually, an idea for a novel maybe, or a screenplay. It's obvious we're in a high hurricane cycle, which seems to happen every 40 years or so. It could be a consequence of global warming, and there is evidence of that. But.. suppose you were a serious criminal that had a knack for paying attention to the weather. Wouldn't it be a lot easier to rob very expensive things when a city is evacuated, and there is a massive storm raging? Suppose a museum in Houston had multi-million dollar artwork on display. A thief could steal all of it, without worrying about tripping alarms. Who's going to show up to arrest him anyway? Except - one intrepid FBI agent (probably Keanu Reeves) catches onto the MO, and the chase is on.. It's like a combination of The Italian Job and The Day After Tomorrow, or Twister.. same shit..
There could be some kick ass special effects, and harrowing escapes.. and like.. there needs to be a hot chick.. ummm.. have to work in the romantic hot chick (Cameron Diaz), but does she dig the dashing rogue (Jude Law), or the sexy FBI agent? Maybe both.. and at the end, the FBI guy goes into business with the theif, turns bi, and the three of them have a hot sexy romance together while they rob bonds from bank vaults in the middle of natural disasters... until Tommy Lee Jones comes along..
Oh cool.. I could sell that...