Hilarious. In order to prove his point, he presented a weather map that showed the storm’s impact clearly ending in Florida – with what appeared to be a hand-drawn line extending it into Alabama! He could not seem to recall who drew the line that altered the map.

Gee, I wonder. I’ll bet it was the same dog that ordered that guy’s porn and ate my homework.

Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami, responded: “He has no clue what he’s talking about, or what is plotted on that map. At the time of that cycle, Alabama was at even lower risk than before.”

(A tiny sliver of Alabama had been indicated potentially at risk in some possible scenarios in the very early forecasts, but had been removed from the affected area more than 24 hours before Trump’s comment.)

“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, 26 July 1920

I guess the guy I should be making fun of now is Joe Sestak, who comes in with a perfect 0.0 in the polls, but I like the guy.

  • Brainy – second in his class at Annapolis, PhD from Harvard
  • Dedicated – worked his way up to three-star admiral.
  • Experienced in government – two terms in the House.

He does have one liability. He’s basically been unemployed for eight years! (And that ain’t about to end with a stint in the White House.)

Back to the major theme …

The polls still seem to be hazy. A couple of them show a close three-way race, while the others still show Joe Biden running away from the pack. The weirdest anomaly is the battle between Warren and Sanders for the left wing. IDB shows Warren killing Sanders 24-12, while Emerson shows Bernie winning that battle 24-15. Nate Silver does rate IBD as one of his most reliable pollsters with an A- rating, but he rates Emerson just a hair below at B+, so I can’t make any sense of it.

Say what? We see them regularly.

The Daily Show ran a hilarious series of clips. Trump says this exact same thing every time a Category 5 forms! Does he forget?

Well, I guess there are a lot of things he’s never heard of, even those things he has heard of.

Trump sent Mike Pence to Poland in his stead for the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of WW2, so that he could be here for us, offering the country his leadership, compassion and a brave, unbending spirit in the face of this meteorological catastrophe. He bravely played golf in Virginia, enduring what must have been agonizing strain to his bone spurs.

Hey, couldn’t go to Poland. He couldn’t play golf there.

They have a decent course, but it has not been used since 1995, when they lost the ball.

Is it still OK to tell Polish jokes? I’m guessing not.