Aug/29
2017

At Least Texas Is Blue Now

If you don't get the title, don't worry, it'll wash over you eventually.

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston's system of bayous and reservoirs was built to drain a tabletop-flat city prone to heavy rains. But its Depression-era design is no match for the stresses brought by explosive development and ever-wetter storms.

Nearly any city would be overwhelmed by the more than 4 feet of rain that Hurricane Harvey has dumped since Friday, but Houston is unique in its regular massive floods and inability to cope with them. This is the third 100-year-or-more type of flood in three years.

Experts blame too many people, too much concrete, insufficient upstream storage, not enough green space for water drainage and, especially, too little regulation.

Ostensibly one should feel bad for the pain and suffering of our fellow humans. Until you realize that those same humans mocked Hurricane Sandy victims for attracting God's Wrath by supporting gays/climate change/democrats/health care/gun control/religious tolerance/immigrants.

Well, I guess the wrath is now on the other foot eh? Maybe God is punishing Texas for being shitbag haters and demanding a curriculum that enshrines ignorance. Actually the list is WAY longer, but at the very least they're guilty of misogyny/homophobia/religious intolerance/racism/gun worship/pollution/gerrymandering/abusing the poor and attacking immigrants. Again, the list goes on, but I don't have all day.

Regardless, Texas is a highly religious state. You have to wonder how they'll rationalize this "act of God" since it pretty much Sodom and Gomorrah'd a good part of their state out of existence. It'll also be interesting to see how Texas politicians feel about asking for federal aid, the same aid they categorically denied other states which were suffering. I'm guessing they'll feel a little differently about it.

As for Dickhead, it's just another photo opportunity with the added bonus that he'll see his own reflection in the flood waters. Maybe, like Narcissus, it'll have a happy ending.

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