Forecasters said Rita could be the most intense hurricane on record ever to hit Texas, and easily one of the most powerful ever to plow into the U.S. mainland. Category 5 is the highest on the scale, and only three Category 5 hurricanes are known to have hit the U.S. mainland -- most recently, Andrew, which smashed South Florida in 1992.
Wait a second. Christian Fundamentalists declared that Katrina was an act of God designed to punish a hotbed of immorality. Now Rita's poised to take Texas, home state of Our Leader, both an eminent Fundamentalist and one of the political world's most vehement denouncers of global warming, which is the root of this mayhem.
Whatever. Call Michael Crichton. Maybe the climate is in collusion with leftist conspirators.