Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wonderful. Grapes of Wrath replayed.

A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions.
In a scene reminiscent of the Dust Bowl days, choking dust suspended on strong wind gusts shrouded Interstate 35, which links Dallas and Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Mo. Video from television station helicopters showed the four-lane highway virtually disappearing into billowing dust on the harsh landscape near Blackwell, plus dozens of vehicles scattered in the median and on the shoulders.
"I've never seen anything like this," said Jodi Palmer, a dispatcher with the Kay County Sheriff's Office. "In this area alone, the dirt is blowing because we've been in a drought. I think from the drought everything's so dry and the wind is high."

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Stay home, motherfuckers. There's already enough goddamned Okies here in Kalifornia. My grandparents beat you here by 80 years.....

3 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

Around here that's called "Spring".

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Why the fuck would any Okie in their right mind move to occupied Kalifornistan? I'd rather take my chances with the dust storms. And I'm from Texas. By the way, we don't want any more Kalifornistan refugees here, they have infested and taken over Austin...

Anonymous said...

Hey CC, we are not all like that and back in the day when my parents moved here (Ka.) 65 years ago, it was not like it is now. I was born here and grew up in the era of unlocked doors, running wild outside from sun up and after sundown (of course we had to earn our allowances with house painting, fence repairing etc and anything else my Dad wanted us to do), which is why this Citadel idea is so appealing. ps Dad is a Texan :)

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