Republican Convention 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Casts Wet Blanket Over Tampa RNC

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Tropical Storm Issac.

Tampa – There is a chance the Republican National Convention could be extended through Friday if Tropical Storm Isaac continues to cause problems, according to a National Journal report

Republicans are leaving open the possibility of extending their Tampa convention by a day, a senior Republican official told National Journal

With Isaac expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast between Louisiana and Florida at midweek, Republicans are looking for flexibility in their schedule.

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that this is not something that is being "advocated" by Republican officials.

During an appearance on Face the Nation, RNC Chairman Reince Prebius said that there was no chance the storm would cancel the convention, calling it "100 percent on." 

Meanwhile, the storm is tracking westward and expected to weaken before hitting the Tampa Bay area. The storm, according to forecasters, is poorly organized but still has the potential to pack a violent punch. 

At the Ron Paul "We Are The Future" rally at the University of South Florida we got a taste of what Isaac will be like when it soaked latecomers during a 30-minute downpour: 

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  1. That Global Warming has finally come back to bite the Republicans in the ass.

    1. No it is God’s divine judgement against the women hating Republicans. I swear to God some liberal friends on Facebook are saying that.

      1. Swear to God? I heard he hates the GOP.

        1. Of course he does. That is why he sent a hurricane to ruin their convention.

        2. And fags, or something.

      2. No way. The hurricanes are male this year, and every election year, thanks to the patriarchy-stooges at NOAA.

        1. Wouldn’t it be great if it was a female hurricane destroying the Republicans/?

          1. Actually I fucked up. They alternate male and female names every year.

            Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Joyce petered out by Cape Verde on Friday, and we need two more storms to get to Leslie.

            1. That would be even better. An androgynous storm.

        2. They don’t call them himacanes.

      3. Fuck, shrike said just as much yesterday.

  2. Tropical storm or no tropical storm, that looks like a typical August afternoon in Tampa.

    1. So the republicans had time to plan this convention for at least 4 years….

      They decided where it was going to be and they knew the date of when it was going to be.

      They chose Tampa in August.

      Brilliant!

  3. OT: I’d just like to give a shout out to The Drones. They kicked ass this weekend even more than usual. Dudallah AND Haqqani both dead. WOOH YEAH KILLING WHOO. I’d high-five a drone if it let me. GO TEAM DRONE.

    1. William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
      Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
      William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
      Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!

      1. There be law but the law of war in AfPak.

  4. Also OT: Interesting articel about Spaniards ways of coping with the depression. Lot of ‘local currency’ type stuff. Coold to watch the state atrophy. http://online.wsj.com/article/…..TopStories

    1. That’s an impressive mental disconnect considering your last post rah-rahing the state exercising its death muscles.

      1. There’s no ‘disconnect’ except between many libertarians and the proper role of government, which is to kill threatening bad guys like Dadullah.

        1. It’s a good thing they only ever shoot the bad guys. Like over in New York the other day.

          1. Not our problem.

  5. Meh. It is raining like a freakin monsoon here in Balmer, as usual.

    That drought in the midwest is just for punishing neocon/socon rednecks, is what I keep telling my friends/family there.

    Vote for Gary Johnson you fucking retards, and God will stop delivering his wrath upon you.

  6. “RNC Chairman Reince Prebius said ”

    I stopped watching Sunday morning political talk shows a while ago. I’m out of the loop. How do you pronounce Reince?

    1. It rhymes with “dipshit”.

  7. So when I view this using the mobile version on my android, there are no text boxes to write a comment in. There are “preview” and “submit” buttons, but nowhere to type a comment in the mobile version on this android device.

  8. Isaac’s path has shifted so far west that Tampa won’t get more than a steady rain and some high, even gale force winds. No storm surge, though.

    It now appears to be on a beeline for New Orleans which even after Katrina has not taken anywhere near the precautions for dealing with it that Tampa has.

    1. Hey look at the NFL safety talking about himself in the third person all of a sudden.

    2. Shelter in Place is going to be a fucking disaster if they get 2 feet of rain again.

      1. What struck me about New Orleans was the fact that it seemed that it had not occured to anyone, public or private, to build their multi-story buildings in such a way that floors above the worst case scenario flood stage could be isolated and served with emergency power etc.

        Either build to withstand events with a moderately high probablitity of occuring, or plan to evacuate people.

  9. On the plus side, this will probably the first shower the Occupy/Black Bloc protestors will have had in months.

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