This text is from a county emergency manager out in
the western part of North Dakota state after the recent snow storm.
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's 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 and/or
report on this category 5 snow storm
Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....
No one looted...
Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government
Nobody expected the government to do anything
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 penny
Local restaurants made food and the police and fire
departments delivered it to the snow bound 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 an 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% most 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
This was sent to me in an e-mail. Glad some peopele have their head screwed on straight.
The guy it's from is a retired Army Colonel who is a brother of a guy my father works with.
If it was meat, it would be hard to fit in the machine.
Space Shuttle Door Gunner on the "Dutch Crunch"