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Sludge Report #119 - Superpower Summit Forecast

In This Edition: Why Does It Always Rain On George?

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Sludge Report #119

Why Does It Always Rain On George?

As this item is published US President George W. Bush and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are headed south to “The Ranch” for a superpower summit. And as has been oft reported before by this column. Where goes Dubya, there often follows a rain cloud.

Why? God only knows. But it is nevertheless a fact that on many of the significant occasions in Dubya’s career as leader of the free world, he has had a dark cloud hovering on high.

The maps below, produced by the NOAA supercomputer, in fact show a remarkably persistent cloudburst over the State of Texas that this amateur weather forecaster predicts will almost certainly cause some flooding.

For earlier reports on the propensity for rain clouds to follow around the Commander in Chief see…

Sludge Report #98 – Genoa Summit Weather Report
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00112.htm

Sludge Report #85 - Dubya Takes Weather With Him
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/f1/d2/200106121546.9ee01bde.html

Sludge Report #79 : Why Does It Rain On GW Bush?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00012.htm

Sludge Report #76 – Bullseye D.C.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00009.htm

Sludge Report #74 – More Crap Weather For Dubya
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00172.htm

Sludge Report #64 - Damp Arrival For Energy Plan
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00102.htm

Sludge Report #49 - Dubya's Storm Arrives On Time
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/fd/bd/200101261612.686f5a3c.html

Sludge Report #48 - Cold War Begins Early In D.C.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00038.htm

The first image shows the location of Dubya’s ranch, scene of tomorrow morning’s superpower summit…

The following images show the coming Texas cloudburst at six hourly intervals. According to the forecast it will last a full four days!


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