Tuesday, December 04, 2012
  Still re-running 1938

Today's headline: Third Strong Storm in Week Drenches West

Just as Superstorm Snooki reprised the east-coast hurricane of '38, this California storm reprises a west-coast storm of '38. Same pattern. This year's storm isn't nearly as deadly, because sane people took sane steps AFTER the '38 storm. They built better dams and levees and bridges. We're still living on their noble legacy, running on the last vapors of their good sense. Amazingly, the genocidal psychopaths who have been SMASHING California for the last 20 years haven't yet exploded the dams and levees.

Found this three-minute segment of radio coverage, hidden inside an NBC 'Recollections at 30' commemorative series done in 1956.

NBC's intrepid reporter chartered an airplane and flew over the destruction, giving listeners the full effect.

Listen!

Needless to say, none of the journalists in 1938 imputed bizarre religious causes to the destruction. In 1938 our entire ruling class was sane if not always competent. Now they're hopelessly wacked out.

Which brings us to the 1938 WPA Kansas guide, for the 534,876,380,217,985,553,367th time:
Recent years of almost unprecedented drought have led to the often expressed belief that the climate of Kansas is changing. Geologists and meteorologists, however, point out that weather runs in cycles, the most pronounced being about a third of a century in length. Conditions during a cycle are easily mistaken by laymen for permanent changes. Despite year by year fluctuations in temperature and precipitation, recorded evidence shows that general climatic conditions remain unchanged.


Please, Jehovah or Allah or whoever's still active up there. Send us a revolution. Send us a Megasnooki to finish off the entire Satanic east coast. Send us something, dammit.

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