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This was e-mailed to me, and I thought it was interesting. I admit, not exaclty the same analogy as Katrina since Coloradians get to keep there home, but it's interesting how politics can really make a difference on what gets attention, and what doesn't:


Subject: Colorado Blizzard - 2006


Weather Bulletin - Colorado


Priceless. Think about this for a moment.


Denver News


This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of

Jefferson County after a snowstorm.



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, 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


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 snowbound 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 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

40 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate.

It does seem that way, at least to me.



Maybe SOME people will get the message.... The world does Not owe you a living.

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