Media and Gas Shortages After Gustav and Ike

Posted by Katherine | Friday, September 26th, 2008

Refinery problems due to hurricanes Gustav and Ike caused significant gas shortages across the southeast earlier this week. AMPinto0123 recorded the gas line at a Costco in Nashville -- the only station of eight in the vicinity that had any fuel for sale. (Hat tip to Sarolta Cump.) Houtopia of ...

Louisiana Coast After Gustav and Ike

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Southern Louisiana after Ike [Karen Apricot New Orleans / Flickr] Maitri is a geoscientist and activist in New Orleans by way of India, Kuwait, and the Midwest. She's worried that the Louisiana coast and its United Houma Nation are being abandoned in the wake of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. (Thanks, Sarolta ...

Does Selecting Palin Put America First?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

[horizontal.integration / Flickr] Jack Wood -- retired lawyer from Nye County, Nevada, and Obama supporter -- thinks McCain was right to suspend the first day of the GOP's convention; he was placing America first. He also thinks Obama did the decent thing in condemning commentary about Bristol Palin's pregnancy. What impressed him ...

Hurricane Gustav Stencil Art

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

This stencil art isn't explicity about the election, but it is clearly about hurricanes. And it's very cool. NOGoddess spotted it on the streets of New Orleans two days ago as the city was evacuating to avoid Gustav. [NOGoddess / Flickr] That tire looks like it's meant to be there.

Gustav vs. Politics

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

[knezovjb / Flickr] Elvin Lim teaches government at Weslyan University in Connecticut. He suggests that the GOP's lull in Minnesota -- due to hurricane Gustav -- raises a question about the real value of nomination conventions: After all, nomination conventions no longer serve the functions that they used to serve just a ...

Katrina-FEMA Trailer in Denver

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, August 30th, 2008

New Orleans is evacuating ahead of Gustav, which is currently a Category Four storm moving towards Cuba. Less than a week ago in Denver during the convention, wan · der · lust (see more of her photos featured here and here) saw this FEMA-esque trailer drive by the convention hall. (Thanks, ...

Gustav and the GOP

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 29th, 2008

[genevity / Flickr] Today is Katrina's third anniversary, and it seems that Gustav may brew into a New Orleans hurricane of comparable strength. Junichi Semitsu -- who teaches at the University of San Diego School of Law, was the embedded blogger for the Dixie Chicks, and collects Pez dispensers -- makes ...

Traditionalists v. Progressives

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Paul is a Christian from the DC area. He was born in small-town China and emigrated after Tiananmen. Somewhere along the way he became a master of satire. Here he poses as a "traditionalist" to explain what distinguishes him from progressives. (Hat tip to Sarolta Cump.) He didn't break character ...

Midwest Floods

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The devastating midwest floods point to a bunch of election issues. Global warming, for one. Whether or not these particular floods are a direct result, they're a preview of the kind of extreme weather predicted by climate models. Then there are the rising corn prices due to flooded cropland, which ...