Comments: New Tomdispatch

How do you die from a dust devil? I suppose the biggest ones can have strong winds, but still.

Gotta look this up.

Posted by Donald Johnson at February 17, 2010 09:43 AM

What Engelhardt is leaving out is that it was an ISLAMIC dust devil. Far more vicious and cruel than the ones we're used to in the west.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at February 17, 2010 09:45 AM

Actually, come to think of it my wife could have been killed by a dust devil, though it was over a lake and was presumably a waterspout. But it wasn't a tornado--no thunderstorm or anything, but it was strong enough to pick up a rowboat and toss it over the dock. This happened when she was a kid--the whole family saw it.

Posted by Donald Johnson at February 17, 2010 09:47 AM

So one of those damn Islamo-fascist vortexes nearly took out my wife's entire family. Bastards.

Posted by Donald Johnson at February 17, 2010 12:11 PM

The Tom Dispatch link keeps coming up "error." Do you know anything? Is someone messing with his site?

If so, damn them.

Posted by catherine at February 17, 2010 01:31 PM

Both links should work now. The second wasn't before, in a way that seemed like it was my fault but actually was the work of the damned Islamic dust devils.

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Posted by Konnieio28 at February 17, 2010 07:34 PM

That dust devil was an inside job.

Posted by N E at February 17, 2010 09:13 PM