Blinking a bit

Excuse me, but I’m still a bit stupified. I almost never watch the news on television. It’s somewhat useful as a tip service, but even then only after inhaling a box of Morton’s Kosher salt. But I figured today might be a good day to actually take a few minutes to check in, given that the next couple of days might see some sort of evacuation order or some other intrusive type of activity. So, before leaving the house this evening, I requested we switch over to Channel 4 (The Spirit of Louisiana!) to get a few details about what might be happening in the next day or so. I discovered:

1) It’s a bad idea to stay in a FEMA trailer during a hurricane or tropical storm.
2) Gustav is on its way.
3) There are lots of buses (and, according to the video, at least one large, red dump truck) being readied to take lots of folks out of here.
4) Gustav is still a long, long way away and might not actually hit here. But it’s on its way.
5) The same woman does sign-language interpretation for the City of New Orleans and for Jefferson Parish government.
6) I can get sandbags tomorrow from 6am to 5pm if I need them.
7) Proactive. FEMA is being proactive. “Proactive,” the news anchor said, nodding gravely. “Yes. Proactive. Not reactive. We’ll be right back.”
8) Gustav (it’s coming!) won’t mess up the LSU football game Saturday. Imagine how that would screw up contraflow.

…along with a few other things.

Is it just me, or am I watching a newscast assembled by kindergarten teachers?

3 Comments so far

  1. govtdrone on August 29th, 2008 @ 6:54 am

    I already have Gustav fatigue. I want to know if the sign language person is actually signing the words the politican is saying or are they really signing something like "Run away! Run away big storm is coming. Yayyy!"
    I understand you have to be prepared but jeez if you listen to all the news people Gustav has not only arrived but has moved in next to you and is stealing your paper.

  2. breny on August 29th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    Take good care of you and yours, Craig. I’m over here in Fort Walton praying the storm will head away from us and away from New Orleans. Thinking about it makes my brain hurt.

    I still need to get back over to have another Best Fish Sammich.

    Brenda (The Lady from Fort Walton)

  3. sugarloafer on August 29th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

    Hope you got those sandbags–whether you turn out to need them or not, it’s a good feeling knowing they’re there. Wishing you a not awful outcome from the Keys.

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