Rita Prediction

Based on nothing more than pure hunch, I hereby leave myself open to whatever insults anyone might hurl my way by announcing my prediction for Hurricane Rita’s impact on the Gulf. In a word, anti-climax.

Before making landfall 6 hours earlier than currently projected, the hurricane will pick up speed to > 20 mph, weaken to < cat. 3 and make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border as a mid-category 2.

In the meantime, I'll continue to pray that my hunch turns out to be pessimistic.

UPDATE: Is it possible that these hurricanes are coming after someone in particular? I mean, they move people from New Orleans to various parts of Texas, then another Category 5 flares up and heads for Texas. If there are any evacuees from NO in the city where Rita hits, let's send a third to California, a third to Kansas, and a third to North Carolina. If an earthquake hits California, the target is in that third. If a tornado hits Kansas, the target's there. If Kentucky wins the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball championship, the target is in North Carolina.

UPDATE: Rita weakened to Category 4 overnight, and changed directions. It is now predicted to make landfall at the Texas-Louisiana border. Michelle Malkin has a nice round-up. Michelle also links to A Certain Slant of Light, also tracking Rita carefully.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.