Monday, September 1, 2008

Hurricanes, Labor Day,and a Dog in a Cup

Move Over Florida, It's Louisiana's Turn

Yep... Every storm they buy new plywood.

"There's hurricanes in Florida..."
Merry Minuet, Kingston Trio
Hurricane GUSTAV 3-Day Track Forecast [Image of 3-day forecast, and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

It looks like my sisters' beach house will just get a tropical storm. I like tropical storms. I would like to be there to enjoy the show and take pictures. I like earthquakes, thunderstorms, floods, droughts, and everything else this wonderful, living planet has to offer. When I experience the awesome magnitude of God's creation, I am acutely aware of two things;
1. In the earthly scheme of things, humans are no more, (or less), significant that ants.
2. In the Heavenly scheme of things, we can be aware of, contemplate, and appreciate God's magnanimous gift of life.

Just to put hurricane Gustav in perspective...
Half a million people in the Indian state of Bihar remain stranded in villages which have been devastated by massive flooding, officials say.
Flood area in Bihar, India. 8/31/08

A BBC correspondent reports chaotic scenes as soldiers try to reach those cut off and people attempt to scramble from rooftops into rescue boats.

With 1.2 million people homeless, India is struggling to cope with the crisis.

Venus returns as evening star

Venus will be visible low above the western horizon after sunset

Mercury and Mars share the stage with Venus this month.

Labor Day Update 7:15 PM
Amy Goodman, of "Democracy Now",
is Arrested Outside Republican
Story and video

They used to sell these dogs on the back of comic books

Happy Birthday Yvonne DeCarlo

"Lilly Munster"

Happy Birthday Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan, king of the apes.

Still some snow and ice on Shasta 9/1/08
It has been a mild and breezy day here in Redding on this Labor Day. The thermometer just barely reached 96°.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Today, thanks to our corporately controlled government, there are very few unions or jobs to support them, but the holiday lives on.

Elsewhere, in the, "news"...

Is Sara Palins' daughter carrying
John McCain's, "love child?"

2003 pro-war propaganda poem from
marine, resurfaces as "new" e-mail.

Marlinja, Australia visited by rooftop
UFO's with bright lights.

Meanwhile in the Gulf of Mexico...

Gulf of Mexico Satellite
My sisters beach house seems to have been spared.

"Respect yourself and others will respect you."

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