Adversity and Responsibility – Red v Blue states

Emergency Weather Bulletin

This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan after a severe snow storm. Although MI is a “Blue State,” the UP is solid Red. So by comparing and contrasting the demands of those in New Orleans vs. those in the UP following a major weather event, we can see the difference in how Red Staters and Blue Staters deal with adversity – or not. And how self-reliance differs from Democrat to Republican.

It isn’t news to thinking, aware people (Republicans), but it likely is incomprehensible to Nanny-Staters (Democrats).

“The Mining Journal,” Marquette, MI


Up here in the Northern part of Michigan 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.


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

No Larry King, No Bill O’Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera

No Sean 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 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 is not usual, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.

I hope this gets passed on

Maybe …..SOME people will get the message …..

The world does Not owe you a living.

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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