Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Another FEMA catastrophy?

Deb from elephantinmycoffee blogged This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of South Dakota after the recent snow storm.

BULLETIN

Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from an historic event may I even say a “weather event” of “biblical proportions” — with an historic blizzard of up to 44″ inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities, and cut power to 10’s of thousands.

FYI: George Bush did not come…. FEMA did nothing…. No one howled for the government…
No one blamed the government No one even uttered an expletive on TV… Neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton visited; Our Mayor’s did not blame Bush nor anyone else;

Our Governor did not blame Bush nor anyone else; CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit - nor report on this category 5 snow storm; Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards; No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House; No one looted; Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something; Nobody expected the government to do anything either;
And that is the way it should be. People in the other 49 states should not be expected to pay for acts of God that hit a state.
No Larry King, No Bill O’Reilly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews, and No Geraldo Rivera; No Sean Penn, No Barbara Streisand, No Hollywood types to be found;
It was too cold for them. They did not want to freeze their liberal a$$s off
Nope, we just melted the snow for water; sent out caravans of SUV’s to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars; The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn’t ask for a penny; Local restaurants made food, and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snow bound families. Families took in the stranded people…total strangers.
South Dakotans took care of South Dakotans
We fired up wood stoves; Broke out coal-oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns; We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is “Work or Die”.

3 comments:

Russ S. said...

Don, Don, Don.....

I don't want to 'split hairs' here, but I must admit to a raised eyebrow and slightly contorted face at reading of your association of the (In my view) very straight shooting and straight talking Bill O'Reilly with the likes of Larry King, and Chris Matthews. There is no doubt about the latter two, They make Alan Colmes look right wing.

IMO, Mr. O'Reilly is a pretty fair minded guy, and about the only thing I can recall disagreeing with him about is the death penalty.

I would like to say though, nothing bothers liberals more than to see people taking care of each other and THEMSELVES. They want you to need them to help you. Don't misconstrue this to mean that they actually want to or will help you.

Don Singleton said...

I am not the one that listed the other two. It was the county emergency manager out in the western part of South Dakota.

My comments are in bold face

Russ S. said...

Don,
I am aware that it was not you who lumped them together in that paragraph, but I was referring specifically the implication of "THEIR liberal a$$e$". Just wanted to get my two cents in, thats all.