Friday, January 05, 2007

Denver Baby

Weather Bulletin - Denver

Up here, in the "Mile-Hi City", 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 up 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 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
Dropped Hay bales from helicopter to stranded and starving cattle.

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 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% 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

Its snowing again today !

Oh Yeah ! all this and Grieving over Our Lost Sports Icon "Darrent Williams" of the Denver Broncos

"Rest In Peace Homie"


Kate said...

Big smiles here! Nobody may have visited but I did hear a couple of interviews on NPR! (I know...strange! Not my normal radio selection.) Pretty much found out that Lamar didn't have bread in the store and people were worried about their cows. Same in Western Nebraska. Some parts will go 4-6 more weeks before electricity is restored and their plights aren't even making the news anymore. Guess people around here watch the weather and learn how to deal with it. :)

Queue_t said...

Aperantly the cows are too dumb to eat the snow and stay hydrated, the horses do , but the cows have to have watering holes and troughs!!!

I bet those folks that are without electricity have a generator too.

Michelle said...

great post!

It sure does pay to be a tad self sufficiant, doesn't it?!