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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    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'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No
    Geraldo Rivera.

    No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, 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

    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

    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. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    a friend sent that to me the other day and I thought it quite appropriate.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Snopes debunked that, but it is still closer to the truth than Neiw Awlins was.[flag]
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