The good news is Hurricane Earl is running out of juice and it stayed offshore enough for North Carolina’s Outer Banks to dodge a bullet that could have been much worse.
The bad news is Earl remains a hurricane and will make for a crappy day along much of the Northeast and a nasty night for Cape Cod.
The good news is Earl will be centered over Nova Scotia by Saturday afternoon. The bad news it will still retain the strength of a hurricane, if barely.
The good news is Fiona is fizzling far out in the Atlantic and Gaston has virtually disappeared, which will remain good news as long as Gaston doesn’t cook back up…as some hurricane models suggest.
Additional good news is that Thursday night marked the official opening of the 2010 College Tackle Football Season and on Saturday we’ll see all the major college tackle football teams play their pre-season games against small schools they will crush but compensate with big paychecks.
The bad news is Labor Day marks the official beginning of the 2010 Off-Year Campaign Season during which we’ll see enough hot air to power a thousand hurricanes while common sense and logic get crushed and we – the ‘Murkin People – will get compensated with small paychecks.
We – the ‘Murkin People – hate the Democrats by a whopping 66 percent? (NBC-Wall Street Journal poll.)
But hate the Republicans more, by an even more whopping 76 percent?
And, yet, w – the ‘Murkin’ People – are willing to return the Republicans to power?
Yup. While two out of three ‘Murkins say they don’t like the Democrats, three out of four ‘Murkins say they like the Republicans less.
But in a generic Gallup Poll (remember..Gallup is Latin for “let’s see how we can make the Republicans look good with our polling data), ‘Murkins likely to vote in November say they want to vote for Republicans over Democrats by 10 percent.
Fifty-one percent of those likely ‘Murkin voters told Gallup they would vote for a generic Republican over a generic Democrat while only 41 percent said they would vote for a generic Democrat over a generic Republican.
The bad news is the political pharmacy is fresh out of generics and we have to go with the real thing.
Maybe we should take a time out from our “mad as hell and won’t take it anymore” moment to remember how good things really were when the Republicans were kicked out of office in 2006 and 2008 because they’d made such a mess of the country.
The good news is I think the ‘Murkin people are smarter than to ask the old boyfriend to take us to the football game because we really, really liked the way he treated us so badly.