Trump is Still Talking About Alabama, and We’ve Gone Full Orwell

UPDATE: This is getting a little scary, quite frankly. President Trump is now forcing a federal agency to recant a statement so that it doesn’t interfere with Trump’s insistence that Hurricane Dorian once threatened Alabama. As The Hill reports:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a statement Friday evening disavowing a days-old tweet from the National Weather Service that contradictedPresident Trump over the reach of Hurricane Dorian.

The NOAA statement, which was unsigned and posted to the agency’s website on Friday, said that the “Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time.”

“From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama,” the NOAA statement reads.

The tweet from the National Weather Service in Birmingham had said that Alabama would “NOT” be affected by the hurricane, and came after Trump mentioned the state along with several others that he said would be hit by the storm.

We’d make a joke here about 1984, but that’s not even funny anymore.

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The actual President of the United States of America cannot stop talking about whether or not Hurricane Dorian was at some point considered to be on a path that could have taken it near Alabama. President Trump began the day with the same rants, then tweeted this out late on Friday afternoon:

This latest Trump obsession has now been going on since Sunday, which means President Trump has spent an entire workweek stewing over one stupid thing that is important to absolutely no-one else.

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  1. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

  2. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    I saw a story earlier that there was a report that said, "All Bahamas" were under the warning and…well..same outcome.
    On the lighter side: know how to spot an Alabama Trump supporter? They're evacuating.

  3. MADCO says:

    There is a place called  'Floribama'

    Maybe the storm was gonna reach it.  Ez mistake- cause the one time I was there I was petty sure I had no idea where I was.

  4. RepealAndReplace says:

    Did he extend the sharpie lines around Jefferson County, Colorado?

    There are torrential rains and hail currently falling. Maybe Dorian has arrived.

  5. Diogenesdemar says:

    Alibaba???   Again???!

    . . . C’mon, Donnie! . . . 

    . . . Just fly down there and throw them a few rolls of fucking paper towels, huh? Problem solved!!

    Winning hurricanes is so easy!!!

    This is starting to get old. Can’t we please just get on with our hating on some brown people???? . . . 

     

      • harrydobyharrydoby says:

        Cadet Bone Spurs demands cowardice from his underlings to match his own

        “@NWSBirmingham has a brilliant staff of experienced atmospheric scientists that have helped to save countless lives in my state over the years,” Mr. Spann tweeted after the NOAA rebuke. “They were thrown under the bus today by their parent agency. I stand behind NWS Birmingham 100 percent.”

        Dan Sobien, the president of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, called NOAA’s statement “utterly disgusting and disingenuous,” emphasizing that Weather Service employees had nothing to do with it.

        Rear Adm. David W. Titley, a retired Navy officer who previously served as NOAA’s chief operating officer, was even more scathing about his former agency. “Perhaps the darkest day ever for @noaa leadership,” he tweeted. “Don’t know how they will ever look their workforce in the eye again. Moral cowardice.”

  6. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Are we now at war with Eastasia?

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