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From http://unindoctrinated.townhall.com/g/020b499e-e321-425e-85be-21fdf6815a31&comments=true and elsewhere.... (with my own commentary via creating hyperlinks)

Up here, in the Northern Plains, we just recovered from a Historic event; may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a 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.

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. Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit. Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else. Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.

CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5 snowstorm.

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.

No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera. No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Streisand, No Hollywood types to be found.

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 snowbound families.
Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.

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". We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.

Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.

In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 40 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate. It does seem that way, at least to me.

I hope this gets passed on. Maybe SOME people will get the message. The world does Not owe you a living.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 30th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
I confused.
are you agreeing with the jist of that article, or calling it's contents bullcrap?
Jan. 30th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Wholeheartedly disagreeing, with the intent to debunk each assertion made, even if I can only debunk about 80% of it.
Jan. 30th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
alrighty. gotcha.

the whole "category 5 snowstorm" thing sounded hokie to me.
Jan. 31st, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
That's right...Bloomberg and The Denver Post have nothing better to do that make up wild stories about how people actually take action and do something about their situation rather than wait for the government to come save them.
Jan. 31st, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Did you actually read the articles for the stuff I referenced?

The Bloomberg article clearly refutes that "nobody asked the government for anything", as they most definitely requested helicopters, and aid for farmers. (One of those awful "welfare programs" that they hate so much in the post above).

The Denver Post one disproves the assertion that nobody looted. Sure, it wasn't widespread, but if people couldn't get food in a week, you'd better believe it would be so widespread it's not even funny.
Jan. 30th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
"George Bush hates black people"
(but he likes cows)
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Jan. 31st, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
I agree with this comment!
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