TS Fay: Sponsored by Bacardi and State Farm August 17, 2008Posted by The Typist in Toulouse Street.
Tags: 504, Bacardi, Cuba, Cuban embargo, fraud, New Orleans, NOLA, State Farm Insurance, Tropical Storm Fay, We Are Not OK
Why the hell is it that a few thousand Cubans and their allies) can force us to maintain a state of cold war with Cuba that prevents Hurricane Hunters from reaching a storm that threatens the United States? We learn this from today’s tropical storm discussion from the National Hurricane Center:
…the center of Fay is too close to the coast of Cuba to be accessible to the Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft…so there are no direct measurements of central pressure or precise positioning of the surface center…
That is as insane.
And for fun, go check out the five-day forecast map on Weather Underground, brought to you by State-Farm, the company that used doctored engineering reports to lower payouts to Mississippi policy holders. (A helpful federal judge explained to us last April that while this constituted bad faith, it was not fraud. I plan to keep that in mind as I prepare my next year’s tax return using multiple, doctored W-4s. I mean, if it’s OK for State-Farm it should be OK for me, right?)
I’d go on, but I’m off to check around the neighborhood for rabbits with pocketwatches…