Active Shooter

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, Trump has formally nominated Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to be the actual secretary because the Government Accountability Office (GOA) found he was illegally appointed which made his orders potentially illegal.

Meanwhile, the Sturgis motorcyle rally held in South Dakota earlier this month has now been predictably linked to coronavirus infections.

Sixty-one percent of counties in the US have been visited by someone who was at Sturgis, Camber Systems, which collects and analyzes cell phone activity for health researchers, told CNN.

Several states have already reported cases believed linked to the event.

Finally, Hurricane Laura has strengthened into a category 4 storm and the National Weather Service is calling the potential storm surge of up to 20 feet in some locations "unsurvivable."

"Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes," the NWS said in a statement. "This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline. Only a few hours remain to protect life and property and all actions should be rushed to completion."

Parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana are forecast to see "catastrophic wind damage," especially in places where the storm's eyewall makes landfall, the NWS said.

If you're near the coast, I hope you've already moved. The most recent forecast says winds could reach 150 mph just before landfall tonight.

  • katanahamon

    Having active shooter drills means we have shooters in schools. It is a false cover to normalize the atrocities. “Well, we’ve prepared as well as we can..there’s nothing else we can possibly do. Second Amendment..guns, guns, guns, blatherty bla bla guns! America..F yeah!”

  • 1933john

    “Duck and Cover”, all over again.

  • Aynwrong

    I have been wondering we had just lucked out with the motorcycle rally. I thought maybe because much of it was outdoors we had caught a break and that it had safely come and gone. Shows how much I know…

    I swear, sometimes I am utterly convinced that conservatism could only be the result of some reverse eugenics project designed to produce humans who are congenitally incapable of simple common sense.

    • 1933john

      It might be called “MS” (Macho-Shit), also.