Monday, March 17, 2014

Haboob Hulabaloo

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American meteorologists have been using the term “Haboob”, the Arabic word for wind since the 1950’s to describe a huge sandstorm.

However, after KCBD News Channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas posted a photo on its Facebook page with the caption “Haboob headed toward Lubbock”  heads began to explode spewing Texas dumbassedness all over social media to make it clear they aren’t fond of Arabs or Muslims and don’t want to hear “no meddle [sic] eastern term.”

The hullabaloo over “haboob” ranged from run of the mill xenophobic comments such as:

“Its a freakin’ dust storm people!! Its not a Haboob!! “,

“This is America.... be proud!!!”,

 to the more angry, racist remarks like:

“Since when do we need to apply a Muslim vocabulary to a good ole AMERICAN dirt storm?? ...I take great offense to such terminology! GO BACK TO CALLING THEM DIRT STORMS!!”,

“It’s called a dust storm… Texas is not a rag head country.”

“Never had a haboob until we got that Muslim boob for POTUS.”

“John Robinson [the station’s meteorologist] wants to call it a Haboob, let him MOVE to where a SAND STORM is called that!!!!!!!!!!”

I did, however, enjoy seeing so many exclamation points used to express the unbridled enthusiasm of so many dumbasses.  Gives one hope for the success of the Texas secessionist. 

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