Friday, November 2, 2012

Thoughts on Sandy

New Orleans was chastised in the press for holding Mardi Gras in 2006, even though Katrina was several months in the past. Where is the outrage about the New York marathon? Portalets, power and police for the runners but none for the people?

New Jersey turns back non-union electrical workers from Alabama! So much for eliminating red tape. Go freeze in the dark.

Where are the Disaster Recover Centers with FEMA, Blue Tarps, MREs and SBA loans?

Will there be FEMA trailers in Central Park?

People, you watched several disasters run their course since 2005 and should have known that you would be on your own for several days and without electricity for several weeks. And yet when someone puts a TV camera in your face you cry about not getting any help? It's time to put on your big boy pants and help yourself.

The MSM would have you believe that it is all sweetness and cooperation in the dark areas of NYC. Somehow I find that hard to believe.

I wonder how the people in the high rise apartments are doing? Are they piling their feces in the bath tub? How are they cooking? Has their refrigerator begun to smell? I guess no main stream news people want to climb 20 floors in order to find out.

Finally, things are not going to get better in the affected areas any time soon. There will be no groceries, schools, water or sewage anytime soon. You will be crapping and peeing in a 5 gal bucket for weeks. You will soon learn to read the symbology of disaster. You have just been put in a time machine and transported from the 21st century to the 18th. If you are smart, you will pack the bug out bag and head for civilization.

And I don't want to hear "They deserve it because they live below sea level." ever again!

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