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LOL James!

Seriously, though, it is a dangerous situation. In New York, most of Lower Manhattan is now without power. High tide this evening left parts of the financial district under eleven feet of water. The Battery Tunnel to Brooklyn is flooded, as well as numerous underground parking garages and subway tunnels. A construction crane on a high-rise building in Midtown is dangling only by it's cables after the wind damaged it. Severe flooding in New Jersey, a foot of snow to the west. Snow from a hurricane!

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Snow....

The National Weather Service said Tuesday a foot and more of snow was reported in lower elevations of West Virginia, where most towns and roads are. High elevations in the mountains were getting more than two feet.

More than 128,000 customers in West Virginia were without power.

Authorities closed more than 45 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line because of blizzard conditions and stuck cars.

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The storm did manage to shake the nuts out of the tree:

http://now.msn.com/j...bama-and-romney

Yeah, I saw that. I'm beginning to get an exaggerated sense of our importance...

'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd the cocks! You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder, Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world! Crack nature's moulds, an germens spill at once, That make ingrateful man!'

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms to hit the U.S. in decades, Americans nationwide are mourning not only the devastation along the Eastern Seaboard, but more importantly, the fact that the entire cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” survived the hurricane’s destruction. Rescue workers who arrived at the infamous cast members’ Seaside Heights house, which was left in ruins following the hurricane, realized the reality stars were still alive after hearing Pauly D’s horrible club music playing from underneath the rubble.

“I’ve seen many miracles during my years in the fire department,” said New Jersey firefighter Dylan Crump, who helped pull Vinny, Ronnie, Deena, JWoww, Pauly D, Snooki, and Mike “The Situation” to safety. “But this wasn’t one of them.”

Although authorities ordered the reality stars to evacuate their Seaside Heights house yesterday, the cast decided to stay and ride out the storm after realizing there wasn’t enough time for them to take all their alcohol, hair products, tanning lotion, and cheesy Guido jewelry with them.

“When I thought we might not make it through the hurricane, I realized there were so many things in my life I still have to do,” JWoww said. “Like travel the world, start a family, and finally get my high school diploma.”

The cast was immediately escorted to a nearby hospital where they were checked for injuries, but remarkably everyone was in perfect health. Physicians believe the “Jersey Shore” cast’s ability to live through the deadly hurricane was a result of their leathery skin and hardened livers caused by years of excessive tanning and binge drinking, which gave them alligator-like survival traits.

To commemorate the nation’s grieving over the survival of the “Jersey Shore” cast, New Jersey governor Chris Christie announced he will hang a tank top at half-mast outside the state’s capital building in Trenton.

“Hurricane Sandy is the worst thing to happen to this state, since the first season of ‘Jersey Shore,’ ” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told Hollywood & Swine. “But at least hurricanes can’t spread sexually transmitted diseases and negative stereotypes, unlike the cast of ‘Jersey Shore.’ http://hollywoodandswine.com/america...rricane-sandy/

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The storm did manage to shake the nuts out of the tree:

http://now.msn.com/j...bama-and-romney

All right, guys - which of you did it?

I can sometimes summon a small blizzard to close school for a day, but I can't even come close to creating a hurricane. I think it's because I put most of my talent points in "Snark" rather than "Tempestry."

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The irony of this storm is that a lot of people trapped in NYC are the very same folks who left Florida this past spring to avoid the hurricane season. The latest reports this afternoon say that city residents are already running out of food. Everyone here in Florida knows to stock up on essentials for about ten days just in case.

But in the tall buildings of NYC there is little water pressure, no electricity and the various emergency generators were swamped out. The water in the subway system is loaded with oil and gasoline residue, not to mention the human waste washed up from the depths. No one is talking about it yet, but disease and pests will plague the city in short order.

My best advice would be for people to abandon the city for a few years and hope for the best. It may take that long to recover. They can do anything they want unless it burdens me with further taxes. This morning's estimate on the storm damage: 50 billion dollars. I say fix everything and send the bill to Donald Trump.

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Don't forget about those who believe that the Mayan calendar thingy predicts it will all end on the 21st December, despite various experts explaining that is a misinterpretation of that calendar. More worrying is that various religious individuals and organisations are blaming the storm on NY's gay marriage laws being offensive to their god. The Billy Graham organisation is sending its Rapid Response Team Chaplains into multiple disaster areas for emotional and spiritual comforting. I hope they take food and water with them.

The aftermath of Sandy is formidable, but the scientific evidence for future storms of this magnitude (and greater) is even more worrying. Preparing for those future events is probably the bigger challenge facing the human race.

My thoughts are with all those who have suffered during Sandy. I am helpless to offer anything more than the hope that whomever gets elected has the will and the ability to repair the damage and prepare for the future of our global survival.

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More worrying is that various religious individuals and organisations are blaming the storm on NY's gay marriage laws being offensive to their god. The Billy Graham organisation is sending its Rapid Response Team Chaplains into multiple disaster areas for emotional and spiritual comforting. I hope they take food and water with them.

Condoms, too. I don't trust those evangelicals as far as I can throw them.

C

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