American Socialism – Bush’s Fatal Error

American Socialism: George W. Bush’s Fatal Error


American Capitalism, the Free Market, an economy based on free enterprise and the “pursuit” of the American Dream, has been abandoned. The Democrats have finally got what they wanted – an economic downturn of their creation that they have been able to somehow, through a plethora of lies and deception, blame on the Republicans, and specifically, the Bush Administration. And there is a bonus for the Liberal Democrats in it too! George W. Bush, the globalist president in search of saving his legacy, has folded once again, and given in to the leftist’s socialism, and their demands that he do something about the “crisis” in our economy.

Conservatism is Conservatism, no matter how many people claim to be conservatives, yet are not. Bush calls himself a conservative, as has McCain, but in many ways they are not.

Conservatism is a belief system that holds to moral values, realizing this is a flawed society run by a flawed human species, and we must consciously defend and support morals, no matter how cockeyed society becomes. Reality dictates that we are unable to progress to perfection. Utopia is a pipe dream. Our human flaws will never allow a Socialist Utopia to ever exist, regardless of how much the liberal leftists try to convince you otherwise.

Conservatism also believes that individuals should take responsibility for their lives and their government, partly because they are accountable to God, and partly because in the long run it is in the best interest of the people to do so. A strong centralized government is detrimental to individual rights. However, government will always be at odds with the people, because those in government have “power.” Power is a drug. Eventually it becomes a never ending need for more and more, and when government is left unchecked by the people (the people have abdicated their responsibility – and the politicians have been running wild as a result), government becomes a controlling force over the individual, often using Socialist Utopian ideals to convince the people to submit willingly. When federal government becomes too controlling, freedom and liberty is lost, and the citizen becomes enslaved by a government that, using the deception of good intentions, promises to provide everything for the people, but instead oppresses them. Conservatism lives to combat big government, to protect the rights and responsibilities of the individual, and to maintain a balance between liberty and order. Conservatism believes in limiting the federal government, just as our founding fathers did when they wrote the U.S. Constitution.

Liberalism teaches that humanity is progressing toward a perfect state, and as that journey takes place moral values must change to reflect an ever increasing tolerance of values that were once considered not to be moral. The state must take responsibility for the people, to guide them, to apply what is good and decent upon them, and use force to apply these new values if necessary. The state, after all, is accountable to the progress of humanity. Anyone who stands in the way of this progress towards a socialistic utopia is considered to be narrow-minded and weak, and will eventually be eliminated by the Utopian revolution against the moral foundations of the old society, either by force, or by eventual extinction.

George W. Bush, like his father, is unfortunately a globalist. “W” desires progression towards a “New World Order.” To reach that goal, sometimes he practices “American Socialism.” His pharmaceutical plan, No Child Left Behind, and Amnesty ideas all wreak of socialism and globalism. But none of them hold a candle to the “Bail-out.” In fact, the financial bail-out is so socialist, even the Democrats love it! Fortunately, there are conservatives in The House willing to stand up to it, and call it what it is. Those Conservative Republicans, and a handful of Conservative Democrats, stopped the financial package today.

For one more day a major move towards American Socialism has been held at bay.

But what caused this “crisis” to come about in the first place?

I have stated many times that the Free Market System, Capitalism if you will, is a self-adjusting system. Without government manipulation, the economy will take care of itself, and no recessions, or depressions, would enter into the picture.

The Great Depression was partly a result of the creation of the Federal Reserve System, and the new Federal Bank’s manipulation of the economy. In other words, government tampering in the economy.

If this is true, then what government tamperings brought on the current economic mess?

It is generally agreed that the primary cause of the economic difficulties we are currently experiencing is result of the bursting of the housing bubble. The housing market enjoyed unbelievable growth, spurned by the government manipulating the market, making the bubble an artificial one. A Capitalistic Economy is a constant roller coaster, with ups and downs occurring in the many different facets of the system. As prices go up, people buy less, forcing prices down, which results in an eventual increase in sales, which drives prices up, and so on. Supply and Demand, and the Movement of Products, is what the American Economic System is all about.

If the government artificially manipulates the system, the ups and downs become more exaggerated – and, like with gravity, what goes up must come down – and. . . the higher something goes up, the farther and harder it crashes back to Earth.

It was government manipulation that created the housing bubble. Government, not capitalism, caused this economic concern – and now the cockroaches in Washington want to use government to fix it.

Many economists claim The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 to be a large part of the problem. The CRA is a federal law passed under President Jimmy Carter that requires banks, and similar institutions, to offer credit to the entire market, including those that under normal circumstances would not be approved for the types of loans encouraged by this act. This specifically means that these lending institutions were required to lower their lending standards so that everyone may have an opportunity to qualify for a home loan, or other loans. The ultimate purpose was to help people obtain “affordable housing.” This is an age old liberal tendency. Everyone has a “right” to home ownership (just like everyone has a right to health care, a college education, etc.), so the government made sure it happened.

In 1995, President Bill Clinton’s revisions eased restrictions even more with the goal of increasing the number of loans to small businesses and home borrowers that would not otherwise be approved for a home loan. The Government used pressure, and threatened the banks with fines, if they refused to provide bad loans to people with low, or nonexistent, credit ratings.

In 2003, the Bush Administration proposed that Congress set up an agency to monitor Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Bush proposed what the New York Times called the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis. The Community Reinvestment Act concerned him, and Bush believed a weakening of the market may be on the horizon if the subprime mortgages continued.

John McCain co-sponsored with three other Republican Senators a similar effort in 2005. The changes were not acceptable to the Democrats in both cases, and both Bush’s and McCain’s efforts failed because of Democratic opposition.

The Democrats, with the CRA, and other programs, encouraged risky lending because of their “everyone has a right to affordable housing” chant. The Democrats wish to give, rather than encourage Americans to “earn”. Now that their policies have fallen flat, however, the liberal left desires a bailout of the failed system, which will ultimately teach the lending institutions, and the morons that took out the loans they could not afford, that there are no consequences for their actions, regardless of how greedy or criminal said actions are.

In the face of this bail-out attempt, I stand against the moderate Republicans, the Bush Administration, and the liberal Democrats. I believe in conservatism, and a move towards government ownership of the banks, and bailing out failed companies and individuals, is hardly in tune with my conservative beliefs. Should the financial bail out succeed, it will be a major step towards America becoming a Socialist State.

I stand with the Conservative Republicans in The House, led by John Boehner, in their stance against the bailout.

I have been e-mailing my representatives my concerns, and my wishes. Have you?

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Published in: on September 30, 2008 at 2:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Conservative Movies (or the lack thereof)

Liberal Media and Conservative Movies

Last Monday Night on Political Pistachio Radio a caller questioned my determination that the media is liberally biased. We agreed that television, especially the news networks, are liberal. Newspapers are notoriously known to lean to the left. In Southern California, from San Diego to Los Angeles, from the beach cities to the desert, the only non-liberal daily newspaper is the Orange County Register, and the Orange County Republicans are well known (along with a few niches in the Inland Empire) as being the final bastion of conservatism remaining in the Southern California region. Magazines definitely lean to the left. In fact, in my opinion, the only media outlet that does not lean far left is Talk Radio.

My caller on the radio show disagreed. He claimed that Hollywood is not liberal. I asked him, if that’s the case, name one conservative movie (after which I added that for every one conservative movie he could name, I could name twenty liberal movies).

The liberal caller proclaimed Saving Private Ryan to be that conservative movie.

I was in such dismay that there was actually someone out there so misinformed that they actually thought that Hollywood is not in the tank for the far left liberal agenda that I did not respond specifically to the caller’s choice of movie.

I later got to thinking about the liberal caller’s choice of movie. First of all, I found it telling that the liberal caller had to go all the way back to 1998 to find a film he thought to be a conservative film, and as luck would have it, he chose wrong.

Speilberg wanted Saving Private Ryan to show the atrocities of war, beginning the film with, as the New York Times called it:

. . . mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence.

The idea of the film was to (as one commenter at the New York Times put it) be “horrifying” and “convince humankind to make eradicating war its number one priority.”

Liberals seem to think that films like “Saving Private Ryan” are conservative films because of their depiction of war. Remember, the liberal left believes that conservatives are “warmongers” and “glorifiers of war.” So, with that warped thinking, of course they think that realistic war movies must be Conservative.

I agree that most Americans want the troops to come home. I am one of those Americans that want the troops to come home. Nobody in their right mind is “Pro-War.” But, I do not want the troops to come home under the flag of defeat, or without completing the mission. I want the troops to come home as victors. Coming home as anything less than under the banner of victory will encourage the enemy to strike America again, and a retreat in defeat from Iraq will embolden the enemy to step up their worldwide efforts – and that is not even talking about the message we would be sending to our allies when it comes to our dependability and willingness to finish what we start.

The far left will argue that if I don’t like war, then how could I support such military endeavors such as the Iraq? If I am not a warmonger, how is it I can support sending our fine young warriors to a foreign shore to fight?

My answer to that is, “War Sucks. War is a horrible thing. But there are other things that suck much more than war, and because of that, sometimes war is necessary. For those that say war never accomplishes anything, remember that it took war to create this nation, abolish slavery, and stop genocidal maniacs like Hitler.

As for the answer to the question about Conservative Movies, there is one getting ready to hit the theaters this week, as a matter of fact. Every once in a while the Hollywood Right gains the opportunity to put out something that is not Anti-Military, or Anti-America. That most recent endeavor will be released October 3rd, and is called: An American Carol.

Published in: on September 30, 2008 at 2:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Barack Hussein Obama and the Logan Act

Barack Obama and His Merry Band of Felons, Violating The Logan Act

The Logan Act is a Federal Law forbidding American citizens not authorized by the President to correspond or meet with foreign governments with the intent of influencing conduct. Violation of the act, which passed in 1799, is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

There have been no convictions or prosecutions under the Logan Act. The Text of the Act is as follows:

Private correspondence with foreign governments.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

During the Vietnam War when Jane Fonda went to Hanoi to meet with the enemy she was guilty of violating the Logan Act. During the Vietnam War when John Kerry secretly met with enemy leaders in Paris, he too was in violation of federal law.

Nancy Pelosi visiting the Syrian leader, and Jimmy Carter’s visits to the Middle East talking down America were both in violation of the Logan Act as well.

And now we have running for president, his Lord the Democratic Messiah, Barrack Hussein Obama. During his recent trip to Iraq it is alleged that Obama tried to negotiate with Iraqi leaders to delay the troop withdrawal (of course he wants credit for any troop withdrawal, and if troops begin withdrawing under the flag of victory now, then if he became president it would look as if he was simply continuing to do what George W. Bush had already begun). Word has it that nobody has been willing to follow Obama’s plans of delaying the troop withdrawal.

Notice, the Logan Act has been violated a number of times (surprise! by the liberal left!) yet never with indictments. And the cases I have mentioned above are only the tip of the ice berg. I personally believe that Democrats routinely violate the Logan Act, well knowing that nobody will be willing to prosecute, and even if the GOP tried to launch an investigation, the Republicans would probably not be able to make a charge stick.

The McCain campaign, however, is making sure the Democrats know that The Right has noticed what they are up to.

The Obama Camp has responded to it as well, denying the report that Barry has had secretly urged the Iraqis to postpone a deal to withdraw US troops until after November’s election.

Now that is what I call a patriotic president, right? – After all, his wife, Michelle, loves this country – becoming proud of America for the first time in her life when Barack received a political promotion.

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Political Pistachio Radio Milestone

300 Episodes, Testimony, and The List of Liberalism

Today will be the 300th Episode of Political Pistachio Radio. The popular Blog Talk Radio Show began February 24, 2007. It began as a weekly show, airing every Saturday at 4pm Pacific. By the end of the summer the popularity of the program convinced me to increase the number of broadcasts eventally to nightly, and to pursue bigger and better guests. Past Guests have included Lee Culpepper (before he joined Townhall as one of their writers), Gary W. Moore (a number of times), Paul Ibbetson (before he became a terrestrial radio host), Governor James Gilmore (to explain why he dropped out of the GOP race for President), Atlas Shrugs, Terry Funderburk (business owner losing business to illegal aliens), Walid Shoebat, Andrea Shea King, Aaron Klein (Schmoozing With Terrorists), The Baron and Dymphna of The Gates of Vienna, William Russell, NBA Basketball Star Doug Christie and his wife Jackie, Sues of Warriors For Innocence, J.A. Konrath, Dr. Jerome Corsi (a few times), Kathleen Willey, Joseph Farah of World Net Daily, Al Garza (National Executive Director Minuteman Civil Defense Corps), Global Warming Experts Holly Fretwell and John Berlau, PCS Portico (during which a U.S. Troop in Afghanistan called into the show), Kitty Foth Regner, Alan Keyes, Rick Davis (Father of Jonathan Davis of the rock band KORN), Author David E. Meadows, U.N. Codex Alimentarius Expert, PUMA Organizer Will Bower, Joel Richardson, Why You’re Wrong About The Right authors Joshpe and Cupp, Hollywood Director Tim Chey, The Case Against Barack Obama author David Freddoso, Lt. Col. Alan West, and Iraq War Tank Commander Nick Popaditch (The Cigar Marine) to name a few. Celebrate with us tonight the 300th episode of Political Pistachio Radio!

Tomorrow Night:

July 1, 1985 I fell asleep at the wheel of my vehicle, and what followed was two years of a battle against death, and a harrowing account of recovery. To this day my life is still affected by that dark episode of my life. Tonight I am going to give my full, detailed testimony regarding what happened to me twenty-three years ago. Even if you have heard my testimony before, you have not heard it in such vivid detail before. Catch my testimony of tragedy, hope, and eventual recovery at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern on Sunday Night on Political Pistachio Radio.

This Week:

The List of Liberalism by one of my liberal readers is as follows:

1. Americans are pro-choice (67 percent)

2. Americans support the Geneva Conventions with regards to torture (57 percent)

3. Americans don’t want the government snooping in their bank and internet records (67 percent)

4. Americans support protecting the environment at the expense of economic growth (55 percent)

5. Americans believe that global warming is happening (86 percent)

6. Americans believe that it’s the government’s responsibility to provide health care (69 percent)
7. Americans support the decriminalization of marijuana (55 percent) and support the legalization of medical marijuana (78 percent)

8. Americans are opposed to attacking Iran (68 percent, CNN Poll)

9. Americans support labor unions (60 percent)

10. Americans want government funding of embryonic stem cell research (56 percent)

11. Americans believe rich people and corporations aren’t paying enough taxes (66 and 71 percent respectively)

And then at the end of the list the person typed: Most Americans Are Liberal and They Don’t Even Know It.

This week on Political Pistachio Radio I will spend four days addressing this list, and proving how naive and ignorant the writer is on these topics – The Liberal List series will broadcast Monday through Thursday this week at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific each night. Join us for an informative week on Political Pistachio Radio!

Published in: on September 20, 2008 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

POW/MIA Recognition

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

POW/MIA Recognition

A Pentagon ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held on Friday, Sept.19, 2008. This ceremony will feature troops from each of the military services. The president will issue a proclamation commemorating the observances and reminding the nation of those Americans who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans’ facilities. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House.

HONORING THE PLEDGE

Thanks To My Good Friend, MDConservative, for this one.

Published in: on September 20, 2008 at 2:15 am  Leave a Comment  

War Hero On The Radio Tuesday Night!

Iraq Tank Commander Nick Popaditch (The Cigar Marine) on Political Pistachio Radio!

On The Radio Tuesday Night!

ONCE A MARINE – An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Story of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. Nick Popaditch appeared in an AP photo on April 9, 2003. The striking image was of the Marine tank commander smoking a victory cigar in his tank, the haunting statue of Saddam Hussein hovering in the background. “Gunny Pop” was immortalized forever as “The Cigar Marine.” A year later he fought heroically in the First Battle for Fallujah and suffered head wounds that left him legally blind and partially deaf. The United States Marine Corps awarded him a Silver Star for his valor and combat innovation. Coming home, however, is when the toughest fight of his life began – a battle to remain the man and Marine he was. Join Political Pistachio Radio on Tuesday Night at 10:00 pm Eastern Time/7:00 pm Pacific for a riveting interview with Nick Popaditch, a Marine’s Marine, a man who embodies everything noble and proud in the Corps’ long tradition.

Published in: on September 16, 2008 at 3:44 am  Comments (1)  
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Hurricane Ike, First Hand Account

First Hand Account of Hurricane Ike on Political Pistachio Radio

Tonight on Political Pistachio Radio, realizing the tragedies of Hurricane Ike and the Metrolink Crashes in California (Chatsworth, and a half hour later in Corona) had happened shortly after the anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11, I decided tonight to have a show called “The Face of Tragedy.” There are those that come through tragedy as victims, and sit and wait for the government to do something about it more often than not; and there are those that come through the storms of life as stronger and more optimistic people. Regardless of the type of tribulation we face, it is also important to remember that the storms of life are temporary. With optimism and hard work the light at the end of the tunnel, which sometimes seems so far away, can be reached.

On the program, after a short monologue about how to endure the storms of life, I told my testimony. I recounted the story about the night I died, and by the grace of God, survived. The tale was to illustrate the point about the temporary nature of the storms we face in life, and how sometimes these difficult times can strike without warning.

Then I received a call from a regular listener of the program, Dean Philpot of Big Oil Fields dot com. Dean resides on the north side of Houston, Texas. The eye of the storm passed through his town, and Ike was still at hurricane strength when it did.

Dean is currently without power and landline phone service, and actually called into the broadcast on his cell phone so that he could listen to tonight’s show. When I pulled him up, he explained he had just survived Hurricane Ike, and was kind of perturbed because his ice had melted so he had to throw away his grocery items in the house. He then gave us, on the program, a first hand account of braving Hurricane Ike.

To listen to the entire episode, you can access the archived audio at Blog Talk Radio.

And Dean?

Enjoy the stars tonight. . .

Published in: on September 15, 2008 at 3:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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Messiah Killers

Community Organizers and Governors and the Messiah Killers

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) confirmed to Conservatives what The Right has believed the Democrats think of Obama.

We joke around, calling Barack Obama the “Obamassiah,” and Rush Limbaugh jokingly calls Barack “His Lord, The Messiah.”

Why is it we joke so much about the Messiah-like treatment of Obama by the press and his followers? Has anybody actually come out and said it?

Granted, Oprah Winfrey said, “He’s the one.” There is even a blog addressing how Obama’s followers essentially proclaim him to be God-like (it is a satirical site). And there have been various other insinuations by the press and fellow Democrats that Barack Hussein Obama is somehow “holier than thou.” His followers, those rabid folks at the Obama Rallies with tears streaming down their cheeks, have been the largest providers of material that keeps the “Obama-Messiah” ball rolling. But nothing had yet been said that specifically compared Obama to a Messianic figure – at least not until now.

That brings us back to Congressman Steve Cohen. On the House of Representatives floor last Wednesday Cohen said, “Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

In other words, Cohen compared Obama to Jesus Christ, the ultimate messianic figure in history, and compared Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor that ordered the crucifixion of Christ.

The comment is outrageous, and confirms what Conservatives all along have been claiming the Democrats think of Barack Hussein Obama.

Of course, the statement also shows Cohen’s ignorance about Christianity.

Community Organizers are essentially folks that bring together communities using common interests. The Community Organizer may serve as a coordinator with social workers and social planners.

Jesus Christ was born solely to bear the sins of the world. He was born to die. He did teach along the way, but his ministry was short-lived, and it was his death that truly showed us the grace and mercy the Lord has for us. Of course, Christians believe that God has given humankind free will, and we are free to choose the paths we take – but as a just God, rejection of His gift to us must be accompanied with a consequence – and the consequence of the rejection of Christ is separation from God eternally (some would call this Hell, though “Hell” is not a Biblical term. The Biblical Book of Revelations calls this eternal damnation the “Lake of Fire,” from which the idea of Hell was obviously drawn from).

Of course, Cohen does not understand that, and that is fine. Because of “free will,” he is free to choose his faith. But his statement was an obvious attempt to present Obama as someone divine, a Light Worker (I suppose) as the New Age folks like to paint Obama as. The statement was also designed to show Sarah Palin as evil, somehow, comparing her to the Roman official that made sure the Messiah was killed on the Cross.

All this tells me is that the Democrats are willing to stoop to any level to try to keep the “Obama Hype” rolling, and discredit the GOP choice for Vice President. In other words, a comment that was obviously born from desperation.

So, if I am understanding the Democrats correctly, when McCain and Palin win the Presidential election in November over Obama and Biden, will that make the GOP Candidates Messiah killers?

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 10:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Star Spangled Banner Anniversary

Today is the Anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner


On the morning of September 13, 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry. Below are the words to our National Anthem.

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 6:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike Roars Ashore Along The Texas Coast

Hurricane Ike is a massive hurricane. Ike battered the Texas Coast Saturday morning with driving rain and ferocious wind gusts.

Thousands of homes have been flooded. Roads have been washed out. And, tens of thousands of people defied the orders to leave the area and now need rescuing from their submerged homes or cars.

Hurricane Ike is nearly as large as Texas itself, carrying with it 110 mph winds, and packing a punch that has knocked out power for over a million customers.

Even though it is reported that over a million people fled from the coastal communities in Texas, authorities claim roughly 140,000 people ignored mandatory evacuation orders and are now braving the deadly conditions presented by Hurricane Ike.

A storm surge creating a wall of water two stories high (20 to 25 feet) at the coast has been forcast.

My prayers go out to those folks in Texas.

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 1:10 am  Leave a Comment