Links: | WKMG | AP | Weather Links |August 13 (Day 226, Political Babylon): Powerful Hurricane Charley crashed into Florida at Sanibel Island and moved inland over Port Charlotte. A sudden surge of strength just prior to landfall produced 125-knot winds in parts of the eyewall of the tight, 5-mile wide eye as the storm made landfall about 3:20 PM EDT (1920 GMT). The storm traveled diagonally across the state on a north-northeast path through Orlando. The image of Charley appeared like a horse, the symbol of war and a male phallic reversionist.
The National Weather Service announced the sudden increase in windspeed of Hurricane Charley at 2:00 PM EDT (1800 GMT), which was coincidentally the time of the opening ceremony of the Athens Summer Olympics. Hurricane Charley hit Sanibel Island. US Representative Porter Goss, who is President Bush's nomination for CIA Director, is from Sanibel. Sanibel is at 26 N., for Political Babylon, and 82 W., for an historical breakpoint. Charley was named as a Tropical Storm in conjunction with the nomination of Porter Goss.
Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base, the command center for the war in Iraq, was evacuated ahead of the storm of all people and planes except for essential personnel.
Links: | AP|Typhoon Rananim, the most powerful typhoon to hit China in seven years, slammed into Zhejiang province, just south of Shangha. The death toll was 115 with 1,800 people injured and 42,000 houses destroyed.
Links: | AP|The fighting in Najaf, Iraq halted as aides of Muqtada al-Sadr attempted to negotiate a cease-fire. US forces have been making a final assault on the Muqtada al-Sadr terrorists after they broke that last cease-fire.
The image of Hurricane Charley was shaped like a horse, the symbol of war and a male phallic reversionist. Today, the fighting in Najaf stopped in an attempt to reach a cease-fire agreement with the terrorists of Muqtada al-Sadr.
Sanibel is the home of Porter Goss, President Bush's nominee for CIA Director. The announced nomination coincided with the naming of Charley as a Tropical Storm earlier.
A hurricane represents rejection of the grace message of the pastor by the local congregation like the rebellious female who rejects the authority of her right man.
The tornadoes in Texas were in Castro County. Yesteday, Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, toured the weather center. Hurricane Charley crossed Cuba west of Havanna.
This was August 13, for the double blessing. It became a double curse instead with Hurricane Charley. And it was Day 226, for Political Babylon. Landfall of Hurricane Charley was at 26 N.