With Hurricane Sandy dominating the news, our favorite village idiot, Al Gore, is attempting to exploit the natural disaster as another sign of global warming. Even the Obama campaign is trying to use it against Romney. But the truth is that Hurricane Sandy is not unexpected. Joe Bastradi, chief forecaster for weatherbell.com, began sounding warnings last week. His take on Sandy is that the storm is following a definite pattern of weather cycles similar to those seen from the mid 1930s through 1950s. He warns that next year may even be worse for America′s northeastern coastline as we enter a period of large storms from Africa which could wreak havoc for the next 5 to 10 years.