Back on September 10th, liberal Tom Toles published a political cartoon equating the hurricanes pummeling Florida this season with a message from God regarding the 2000 election. Now, thanks to Photo Matt, I’ve now laid eyes on a map that kind of makes the joke seem more real. Assuming the storm tracks and election results charted there are accurate, and from what little information I’ve been able to gather they appear to be, that’s kind of… spooky. Hey, if God does indeed have a presence in this world, you’d think he would have dominion over the course of hurricanes; given that, you have to wonder if maybe he’s trying to tell us something.
Especially since the prediction about Ivan turning west is actually coming true. Having dissipated over the continental United States, the low-pressure remnants of Ivan have managed to get all the way back to the Gulf of Mexico and are re-forming into a tropical storm. Ivan is currently projected to bring flooding to Louisiana and Texas. Seriously.
(All right, all right, if we must be serious about this, here’s the Snopes rebuttal. But please note the categories for this post.)