This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part
of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan after a severe snow storm.
The Mining Journal, Marquette, MI
Up here in the Northern part of Michigan we 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 thousands.
Obama 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 Obama or anyone else.
Our Governor did not blame Obama or anyone else either.
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit or even 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 do something.
Nobody expected the government to do anything either.
King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah,
- No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand,
No Brad Pitt, 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
The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for
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
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 is not
usual, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.