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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Got this today and thought it was appropriate.

    Up here, in the "Mile-Hi City", 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'Reilly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo

    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 48
    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
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member


    This is the original form of that letter. The reality is in areas less populated and with a higher degree of self-sufficiency, being prepared is just a part of life. Just hope the river doesn't overflow again and flood the state so badly FEMA has to bail them out...again!
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