My dear in-laws sent this via e-mail so I just had to post this about my good old hometown! My brother, living out that way, appreciated this as well!
Up here, in the "Mile-HiCity", we just recovered from a Historic event---
may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with
ahistoric blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH
that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds
ofmotorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores
ofcommunities 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
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be
Nope, we just melted the snow for water.
Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed
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
We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or
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
thisearly, 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
It does seem that way, at least to me.
I hope this gets passed on.
Maybe SOME people (Like New Orleans and Wash. DC freeloaders) will
get the message.
The world does Not owe you a living. The Government and Tax $ are
not your insurance company.