The inimitable Mr. Lemon reports on how us progressives really wish more people had been killed:
Despite wishes and hopes of Global Warming denial deniers, it appears that Hurricane Dean will turn out to be a tempest in the Caribbean teapot.
Narrowly missing Jamaica, although three deaths resulted (many fewer than are usually murdered in drug deals gone bad in Montego Bay during the same time period), it appears that the hurricane also has missed the Caymans. The denial deniers, however, are still hoping that Dean will do the lambada in Cancun.
Yes, personally, it saddens me greatly that Hurricane Dean turned out to be such a complete dud, as described in the very Toronto Star article to which Brian links (emphasis added):
Mexico braces for Dean
TULUM, Mexico – Tens of thousands of tourists fled the beaches of the Mayan Riviera today as monstrous hurricane Dean roared toward the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Mexico's state oil company, Petroleos de Mexico, said it was evacuating all of its more than 14,000 offshore workers in the southern Gulf of Mexico, which includes the giant Cantarell oil field...
Dean already had winds of 241 kilometres an hour as it brushed past the Cayman Islands on Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center upgraded it to a giant Category 5 hurricane in the evening.
At 8 p.m. EDT, Dean was centred 338 kilometres east of Chetumal, on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, near the border with Belize, where authorities closed all hospitals and urged residents to leave.
The storm – which killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean – was expected to slash across the Yucatan and emerge in the Gulf of Campeche, where Petroleos de Mexico decided Monday to shut down production on the offshore rigs that extract most of the nation's oil.
Whoa, maybe we progressives are still in luck after all. Let's keep our fingers crossed since, as Brian points out:
Global Warming Denial Deniers are still hoping that hurricanes this year will kill at least 2,000 people and cause more than $5 Billion in damage during this tropical storm season.
Darn right, since nothing would make me happier than 2,000 dead people. Apparently, it's a progressive thing. Just ask Brian.