THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT.
This text is from a county emergency manager out
in the central part of Colorado after todays
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,
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
Nobody expected the government to do anything,
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.
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 took in the stranded people - total
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 living.