August 27th, 2012
07:35 AM ET

Monday's live events

Tropical Storm Isaac could make an impact on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the coming days.  Watch Live for continuing coverage of the storm.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Tropical Storm Isaac tracker

12:00 pm ET - Alabama, Florida briefings on Isaac - The governors of Alabama and Florida will hold separate briefings on Tropical Storm Isaac.  For Alabama, the briefing will focus on the state's preparations for the storm, while Florida's will focus on Isaac's impact.

1:00 pm ET - New Orleans mayor talks Isaac - There are growing concerns that Tropical Storm Isaac could follow the same path that Hurricane Katrina did seven years ago, meaning New Orleans could face the wrath of another powerful storm.  Mayor Mitch Landrieu will address the situation.

2:00 pm ET - Republican National Convention begins - Today's convention activity will be brief, as most of Monday's planned schedule was postponed or canceled due to Isaac.  RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will formally open the convention in what's expected to be a 10-minute session. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good afternoon all my friends. I just wanted to do a quick check in with you guys to let you know all is well. we've completed our preps and just waiting to see what happens. As I mentioned the other day, I am on standby with the medical team. So unfortunately I am stuck here. I have made sure that Mrs. Rawr is well took care of.
    I'm glad to hear that Victoria is out of harms way. One less thing I have to worry about. I hope to be on here for a while with you all. But in any case I'll be back in touch as soon as possible.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man had been in business for many years and his business was going down the drain and was full of debt. He was seriously contemplating suicide and he didn't know what to do. So he went to his Priest to seek advice.
    He told the Priest about all of his problems in business and asked the Priest what he should do. The Priest said "Take a beach chair and a bible and put them in your car and drive down to the edge of the ocean. Go to the water's edge. Take the beach chair out of the car, sit on it and take the Bible out and open it up. The wind will rifle the pages for a while and eventually the Bible will stay open at a particular page. Read the Bible and it will tell you what to do."
    The man did as he is told. He placed a beach chair and a Bible in his car and drove down to the beach. He sat on the chair at the water's edge and opened the Bible. The wind rifled the pages of the Bible and then stopped at a particular page. He looked down at the Bible and knew immediately what he had to do.
    Three months later the man and his family came back to see the Priest. The man was wearing a $1,000 Italian suit, his wife was all decked out with a full-length mink coat and the child was dressed in beautiful silk.
    The man handed the Priest a thick envelope full of money and told him that he wants to donate this money to the church in order to thank the Priest for his wonderful advice.
    The Priest was delighted. He recognizes the man and asked him what advice in the bible brought this good fortune to him.
    The man replies: "Chapter 11."

    August 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      OMG, I am so glad to hear from you, Rawr!
      AND you're telling jokes?
      I am relieved...but I will still worry...
      If you need anything, let me know.

      August 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Good one bobcat and glad to hear you are all ok. Also good evening kenney and dazzle, glad to hear the daughter is safe. Are you still soakin in the pool kenney? Lol rehydrating are you? Hows the frostbite?

    August 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And i wonder how the people in Haiti are holding up? No news anywhere about them today.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©


    Isn't it scary that the word "therapist" is the same as the words "the" and "rapist" put together?
    Do sheep get static cling when they rub against one another?
    On a telephone, why does ABC start on the number 2 and not 1?
    Do pigs pull ham strings?
    Do dumped farmers get John Deere letters?
    Why do radio operators say "niner" instead of just "nine"?
    Why do people say heads up when you should duck?
    Why did Superman wear his briefs on the outside of his tights?
    Does anyone actually kill two birds with one stone?
    Why do they call the clock where you punch your time card called a "time" clock? Aren't all clocks "time" clocks?
    Why does blow and suck mean the same thing when we describe something being crap?
    Can dogs have dog days?
    When a male is elected president and his wife is called the First Lady. What would a lady's husband be called if she were elected president?

    August 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      1) Considering the rates they charge, it's irony at it's finest.
      2) Yep, and you can also stick them to the wall.
      3) Because I designed it that way.
      4) Pigs pull Silly String.
      5) Yes, unfortunately...
      6) They've had too much winer.
      7) Because they want the people to actually get hit and see where it came from.
      8) Kenney should explain *that* one.
      9) Only if the birds are previously unconscious.
      10) Well, yes, and the cards are tired of being beat up also...
      11) There lies the conundrum.
      12) Dogs, of course, have cat days.
      13) We'll find out whwn Hilary gets elected in 2016, lol.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Thanks for the return humor. I can use all the help I can get right now.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    And since we're about to have a wind problem of our own

    The Lady of the manor lived on for many years after the old Lord had died. Indeed, she continued in the true blue-blooded ways to which the old Lord had always set the finest example, including maintaining their wide circle of august friends.
    For this particular evening the old Lady had arranged a large dinner at the manor and of course the finest of aristocracy in the land had accepted invitations.
    Unfortunately the old dear had developed a severe "wind" problem, shall we say. But being a pragmatist and CERTAINLY not prepared to even entertain the THOUGHT of cancelling the dinner, she summoned the butler before the first guests were due to arrive.
    "George," she said, "You are of course aware of my WIND problem. No, no, do not hesitate, I KNOW you are! Just please do as I ask. Please see that you stand right behind me all evening, just in case I should need you".
    "Yes, Ma'am," said George.
    That evening, halfway through the third course, it duly happened. The old Lady let loose with a real whopper – a roar! Immediately she turned around in her chair and said, "George, will you STOP that!"
    And George promptly responded, "Yes, Ma'am, if I can find out which way it went".

    August 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ah, so now we're blaming the butler?
      Jeeves gets blamed for everything...

      August 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
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  8. dazzle ©

    @bobcat(iah), I am so happy you checked in and that you and your wife are doing well. Thank you also for your care and concern about the young lady. She just called me and she just landed safely in Tampa. Please check in when you can and it's great to have some jokes from you.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kenney

    @chrissy the frostbite does itch a bit but it is going to be just fine thank you for asking the nose isnt as bad as the lips thats for sure i lool like a dam duck darnit !!

    August 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lmao kenney, my granmum always said if it itched it was healing/regrowing. So thats a good sign.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kenney

    If its healing and regrowing then i guess if lost part of the package then it would grow back right,,,,,but i am the man of steal !

    August 28, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kenney

    Ohhhh,,,,,my comment is awaiting moderation eeewwww how serious is this

    August 28, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kenney

    It must of been either the murphys or the thongs

    August 28, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
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