Great Moments in Denials

Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin’s political career.” —SarahPAC, saying Palin has not yet made a decision to run. On August 23, 2008, no DC pundit had even heard of Sarah Palin. Except Bill Kristol.


“Three years later, no one cares.”

Howdy fellas… kinda shaken right now. Just experienced my first honest to God earthquake!!! I’m sure you West Coast Stinquers would laugh at the insignificance of it (felt a bit like the rumbling you experience when a big truck rolls by) but it sure freaked us out here in central Maryland.

@Serolf Divad: I just heard about it. Hope you’re doing okay.

I recall feeling an earthquake only about 9 or 10 years ago. The epicenter was in the middle of the desert near NV-CA state line (IIRC) but it was in the middle of the night. I was asleep and the bed started to move. Freaked me the fuck out because I thought someone had broken into my apartment and was about to rape me.

@Serolf Divad: A 6.0 is nothing to sneeze at, but the epicenter’s in Virginia.

Your take is what I tell people: trucks driving by, or (in my case) once living a half-block from a train intersection. It takes a serious quake to raise the perception beyond that.

@Serolf Divad: Glad you’re OK. Once you get past the initial surprise, the little quakes are a bit fun.

When they go over 7.0 is when you start hearing “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

@¡Andrew!: The Northridge, CA quake in 1994 was a 7.0. I thought it was my last moment on earth.

@Dodgerblue: I had a pretty good ride on the mountain above San Berdoo during the high-desert quake. But despite living just a hundred yards downhill from the San Andreas Fault, it’s pretty solid up there.

@nojo: ” despite living just a hundred yards downhill from the San Andreas Fault, it’s pretty solid up there.”

Heh. That’s what San B-O would like to think. The so-called Imperial Empire is so overdue for a quake on San Andreas it ain’t funny. Might solve the foreclosure problems, though…

@SanFranLefty: Up on the mountain, the annual forest fires are far more dangerous.

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