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Forum Post: Hurricane RUBIO! Tropical Hotpot BACHMANN!

Posted 10 months ago on Aug. 27, 2013, 9:03 p.m. EST by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR
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Brilliant proposal: Name hurricanes after obstructionist [REPUBLICON] lawmakers

Aug 27, 2013, 12:19 AM USA/ET - http://grist.org/climate-energy/brilliant-proposal-name-hurricanes-after-obstructionist-lawmakers/

by Jess Zimmerman,

Activist group 350 Action doesn’t just stand up for the climate — it stands up for innocent people named Andrew, Sandy, and Katrina. Why should those names be tarnished? Instead, we should be naming severe weather events after their biggest sponsors and fans: climate-change-denying lawmakers who obstruct environmental policy reform.


The results are pretty hilarious — I especially like “if you value your life, please seek shelter from Michele Bachmann.” No doubt!

We don’t see the associated petition going anywhere, but the video really brings home the direct relationship between destructive climate policy and destructive climate events. And it includes the line “Senator David Vitter is turning out to be one of the hugest and costliest disasters in American history,” which many have said before, but rarely with these production values.



Barton F. Graf 9000 has teamed with climate crisis activist organization 350 Action to propose an unconventional solution to addressing our environmental woes. The new campaign features this video directed by Furlined's Ted Pauly that poses a very interesting question to the World Meteorological Organization: Why are hurricanes--with all the havoc they wreak--given perfectly nice people names?

The effort suggests an alternative moniker system--one that, if embraced, would serve as a kick-in-the-pants for lawmakers to take action: Name them after the policy makers who deny climate change. Thus, says the video, future hurricanes would bear titles like Hurricane Marco Rubio, Hurricane Michelle Bachman or Hurricane Rick Perry. A website invites people to petition to the WMO to put such names in the future lineup.

The campaign represents a bit of branching out, stylistically, for Barton F. Graf 9000, which until now has been best known for its signature kooky comedic style, for the likes of Dish, Little Caesars and Kayak.




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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34876) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Hurricane Rubio sure gave southerners a beating . . . but unlike the original Rubio - Hurricane Rubio gave every one a beating ..... there was no latino prejudice in that storm.........

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34876) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Brilliant proposal: Name hurricanes after obstructionist [REPUBLICON] lawmakers

This one looks to be living up to it's name as Hurricane Bitch McConnell heads towards shore...........................it had stalled for awhile near Jamaica - ( reminds one of the legendary filibuster assaults )............Now it looks to be holding/stalling just off shore as it collects more hot air.......

[-] 0 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 10 months ago

Perhaps over Jamaica McBitch will suck up a big fat spliff and become a changed... McBitchen, dude!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34876) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Hmmmmm - while Hurricane Bitch (shortened for broadcast ) uncountably played havoc with the oil industry..... on a side note it totally spared 360 acres of medical marijuana.............................

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13616) from South Burlington, VT 10 months ago

I'm all for it - the only potential issue that I see is that NASA is currently looking to Congress to fund weather satellite replacements.

I'm sure that if the satellites are not replaced then you will at some point see a surge of public outrage - but whom that outrage is directed against is an open question and may depend entirely on when the reality of their absence finally sinks in.

My concern is that repelicans will do what they do best, and that is seek retribution, and take their aim at the entire field of meteorology, and do so by not funding satellite replacement.

It could go largely unnoticed by the general public for quite some time - once about half of them are gone probably the people would wake up, but to blame whom, exactly? Since the time to have voted to fund replacement would be long past and the reality obscured by the dust of time as well as that most reliable repelican spin . . . .


and then again, the impact of sequester, delaying funding which may in turn set part of the replacement program back by two years, may make the entire discussion pointless. It is entirely possible that the repelicans cannot possibly make matters any worse than they already are . . .

[-] 1 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 10 months ago

As they did during the Apartheid struggle in South Africa, we have to symbolically "necklace" these Cons with their dirty filthy deeds. Permanently scotched and scarred for all to see and shame. Otherwise we have a mushroomed public, kept in the dark and fed shit, who are apt to do any stupid thing MSN or Fox Lies or False-Flag complainers tell them. Like pout instead of Vote in the 2010 midterms allowing a herd of RW psychos to descend on Congress!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34876) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Fortunately the storm named Obama never did make it to hurricane strength it just kind of wandered around for awhile and then died......made no impact anywhere . . . was threatening for awhile . . but never fully developed......huh funny...............