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November 9, 2020

Already flooded, South Florida feeling wrath of Eta

(ABC News) Tropical Storm Eta is posing serious threat to South Florida, where torrential rains are falling on already saturated areas and the water has no place to go .

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused dangerous flooding across Florida's most densely populated urban areas on Monday after it made landfall in the Florida Keys. Cars were stranded and entire neighborhoods were swamped as flash floods rose in areas where the water had no place to drain.

The system’s wide reach and heavy rains posed a serious threat across South Florida, an area already drenched from more than 14 inches (350 millimeters) of rain last month. Eta could dump an additional 6 to 12 inches (150 to 300 millimeters), forecasters said. “In some areas, the water isn’t pumping out as fast as it’s coming in,” warned Miami Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz. Eta’s center hit land late Sunday as it blew over Lower Matecumbe, in the middle of the chain of small islands that form the Florida Keys. It was moving into the Gulf of Mexico early Monday near where the Everglades meet the sea, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph). It was centered south of Naples, moving west-northwest at 13 mph (20 kph).

Forecasters said it could re-intensify into a minimal hurricane as it slowly moves up the southwest Gulf Coast, centered just far enough offshore to maintain its strength while dumping vast amounts of water across the lower third of the Florida peninsula.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis called it a 100-year rain event, drenching already saturated streets. City officials dispatched some 24 tanker trucks with giant vacuums to soak up water from the past few weeks, but many were being pulled off the roads as conditions worsened overnight.

(Read More) https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/flooded-south-florida-braces-etas-wrath-74101472

November 8, 2020

"One Term Trump"

Watchin MSNBC news - showing election results, footage of happy folks celebrating Joe's win - and I noticed the chyron: One Term Trump refuses to concede presidency to Biden. Now that's s nickname that is going to get under trumpy's thin skin....

November 7, 2020

Today is my son's birthday. But I feel like it is my birthday too!

And Christmas, and Thanksgiving, and New Years Day!

November 6, 2020

Don is Done!

That's all folks.....

November 6, 2020

How about a little more BLUE music.....

I will start with some Rod Stewart, feel free to add your own....


November 5, 2020

Just to get you in the mood.....

here's a little Rhapsody in Blue:


November 2, 2020

Broward Democratic Party needs drivers to take people to the polls on Election Day

Broward County's Democratic Party still needs more drivers to take people to the polls on Election Day. For more information or to volunteer to drive, call or email Ken Evans at 954-684-3690 or Kevans922@aol.com


November 2, 2020

I think Joe Biden is Classic Blue!

Unbeknownst to me - every year, the Pantone Color Institute announces it's new "Color of the Year" as designers and decorators eagerly await the announcement (which I missed, of course) and this year's color (prophetic, I think) for 2020 was named Classic Blue and here is why:

Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced."


November 2, 2020

Maga Facebook posts: "Wear Trump Red to the Polls"

Kinda thinking aloud here....
If the trumpanzees are wearing red to show off their support for trump because they are not permitted to wear official maga attire - would Dems who are voting in person tomorrow be "safer" and less likely to be hassled or bullied at the polls if they put on a red shirt/blouse because the magats think they are one of "them"?

October 31, 2020

Tell your friends: if you can't find your mail-in ballot go vote in person!

Can I vote in person even though I requested a ballot?

Yes. However, depending on whether you already returned your ballot and if the supervisor of elections’ office has received your ballot, you may vote either a regular ballot or a provisional ballot. Visit our webpage on Vote-by-Mail for information on How to Vote in Person if You Already Requested a Ballot.


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