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Blogcritics on Hurricane Rita – Just Another Monster Storm

Hey, any other year, Hurricane Rita would have been big news, forcing the evacuation of more than 3 million people from the border region of coastal Texas and Louisiana, dumping up to a foot of rain, unleashing 120 mile per hour winds, pushing a 15-foot storm surge that swamped Cajun country, and causing up to $6 billion in damage, but compared to the epochal devastation and ramifications of Katrina, it was just another storm.

Our coverage:

The Image Of An Image
President Bush, not wanting to remain the image of an uncaring, out-of-touch, clueless, befuddled, incoherent President has, during Rita, positioned himself at different places, like an army central command base in Colorado, in another command center in Austin, so that…
Posted to Politics by alethinos59 on September 25, 2005 09:25 AM

Weekly BlogScan: Hurricanes and End Times
Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico continue to spark news and opinion pieces all over the Web, but by far the strangest theme is the “end times” scenario. Based on prophecies in the Bible (and the Koran, and the “third…
Posted to Culture by DrPat on September 24, 2005 05:02 PM

Waiting for Rita – Journal of Madness
So here I am in Austin, waiting for Hurricane Rita to show up and watching the dance of madness going on all around me. No one knows quite where the hurricane is headed, and we’re not being…
Posted to Culture by Dave Nalle on September 23, 2005 03:43 PM

FCC Chairman Slams Emergency Communications System
Even as Hurricane Rita loomed before the Gulf Coast, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin told a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation yesterday that the nation’s emergency responders require a mobile, wireless…
Posted to Politics by Eric Olsen on September 23, 2005 11:15 AM

OBH #007: “Happy. One Big Happy”
[32:29, 7.4MB, MP3] Recorded 2005/09/22 [MP3] Download the show directly [RSS] Subscribe to the One Big Happy Podcast RSS feed Did we ramble? I guess it might have been me. At least once Herself pointed at the clock, so it must…
Posted to Culture by Phillip Winn on September 23, 2005 10:12 AM

Who’s “Stuck on Stupid”? Lt. Gen. Russel Honore’s Phony Candor
Wednesday night I saw U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore on Fox News telling reporters — and one reporter in particular — that they were “stuck on stupid” and fighting “the last hurricane,” for asking him why he would want…
Posted to Politics by Nicholas Stix on September 23, 2005 08:21 AM

Top 5: Things To Think About After Katrina
Most people probably still don’t care (physically, emotionally and politically) about the disaster that is now New Orleans and Louisiana (or have probably tried to move on as best one can), and if so, those same people probably haven’t even…
Posted to Culture by Tan The Man on September 23, 2005 03:19 AM

Rita Weakens, But Moves Closer To Land
From here: Galveston, a barrier island, remained prone to mass destruction. It was 90 percent empty as the storm neared. “Galveston is going to suffer,” City Manager Steve LeBlanc said. Some people in Galveston, however, said they just could not bear…
Posted to Culture by RJ on September 23, 2005 02:51 AM

Rita, Fear, and Me
I’ve always loved inclement weather. As Garbage would put it, “I’m only happy when it rains.” The seven years I spent in sunny Southern California were nice all right, but it sure got boring after a while. I recall being…
Posted to Culture by johnwstiles on September 22, 2005 05:25 PM

No Real Story Except Hurricane Rita
If there is another story that takes a headline away from Hurricane Rita during the next week it will probably need to be something close to being as important as the Second Coming of Jesus! Today,…
Posted to Culture by Bird of Paradise on September 22, 2005 06:17 AM

Hurricane Rita – Monster Storm
Hurricane Rita is one of the most powerful storms, ever. Ever. Let’s hope the local, state, and federal authorities are better able to respond to this one than they were to Hurricane Katrina… From THE WASHINGTON POST: Gaining strength with frightening…
Posted to Culture by RJ on September 22, 2005 01:09 AM

Bush: Rita is a New Orleans Mop-Up Operation
NEW ORLEANS – President Bush announced today that Hurricane Rita, likely to make catastrophic landfall near Houston, was his “mop-up operation to finish exterminating poor and black New Orlinians who fled to Texas.” Bush, aka God, said it saddened him to…
Posted to Politics by Ashley Tate on September 21, 2005 09:48 PM

Asking Questions Is Now “Stuck on Stupid”
The right-wingers are all zippy today over this Lt. General Honore telling the press they are “stuck on stupid” for asking questions about Hurricane Katrina at a press conference about preparations for Hurricane Rita. Basically, “stuck on stupid” seems…
Posted to Politics by Blunderford on September 21, 2005 06:00 PM

As Rita Looms, Bush Names Townsend to Investigate Katrina
President Bush has directed Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend to head up the President’s internal inquiry into what went wrong at the Federal level in response to Hurricane Katrina. As Hurricane Katrina’s death toll quickly approaches 1,000, the…
Posted to Politics by Silas Kain on September 20, 2005 03:08 PM

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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