Hurricane Irene and Earthquake, Washington's Apocalypse This Time, King memorial dedication postponed, Congressman Goodlatte investigations?
Hurricane Irene and Earthquake, Washington’s Apocalypse This Time, King memorial dedication postponed, Congressman Goodlatte investigations?
From Time Aug. 26, 2011.
“The Storm After the Earthquake: Washington’s Apocalypse This Time”
“Washington is accustomed to turmoil (debt ceiling, health care reform, the occasional Supreme Court nomination) but rarely has a week here seemed so apocalyptic. First came Tuesday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake, the first in more than a century, which cracked the Washington Monument’s top and sent the tip of one of the National Cathedral’s spires to the ground. Then, there were the aftershocks. Now comes Hurricane Irene.
The authorities expected Irene to arrive between North Carolina and the tidewater region of southern Virginia Friday night, with winds up to 110 miles-per-hour, before barreling up the Eastern Seaboard, toward Washington and New York, one of the continent’s most populous corridors. President Obama on Friday predicted the storm will be “extremely dangerous and costly,” and abruptly ended his family’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to return to the White House. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of some 270,000 residents of low-lying neighborhoods, and ordered the city’s public transportation system closed Saturday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged residents along the Atlantic Coast to flee. Back in Washington, where Mayor Vincent Gray had yet to decide whether to declare a state of emergency Friday afternoon, the officials postponed Sunday’s scheduled dedication of the memorial to Martin Luther King Jr.
The authorities predicted floods exceeding four feet in low-lying tidal areas, particularly in Virginia, and they expect the evacuation routes to many coastal areas of North Carolina to be cut off. Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, said Friday that officials had issue this ominous warning: “The window of preparation is quickly closing.””
“This weekend was to be celebratory, attracting thousands of people from across the country for concerts and a King memorial dedication speech by President Obama on Sunday, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington. Late Thursday, the King memorial’s organizers announced they would postpone the dedication until September, or October.”
“He may have geography and physics to back him up, a bit. Washington is relatively far inland, and sits along the Potomac River, not the Atlantic Ocean where the risk of a storm surge is much higher. But the authorities say the risk of severe flooding within capital city is minimal. The greater threat is of wind uprooting trees from soil saturated by weeks of heavy rain.
Nevertheless, even in the marbled capital of the mighty United States of America, nothing quite puts fear in man as much as an act of God — especially if you think you can see it coming.”
Does Obama see this coming?
Congressman Bob Goodlatte has stated that Barack Obama will be investigated if enough evidence surfaces.
“As you know, President Obama recently released to the public the long-form version of his birth certificate. Since then, concerns have been raised about the validity of the birth certificate as well as the claim that the President has been using a Social Security Number previously issued to another person. These concerns have been raised with the relevant oversight committees in the Congress and if there is enough evidence and more experts reach the same conclusions then these claims will lead to an investigation.”
We have the evidence.
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