Skip to comments.Floridian's Blaming Jeb Bush For Charley (not joking,barf alert)
Posted on 08/14/2004 2:02:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I have no idea what is wrong with people today in this society and this country. My example I am going to use is a really really sad one.
I was in Plant City as of Thursday night which for those who do not know is just north east of Tampa/St.Pete. I went down there to help a friend of mine who owns a house who happens to be a single mother of a 2 yr old girl. She needed help boarding up her house and sandbags etc.
All finished by 2 am there and I decided I was going to go over to a portion of Tampa called locally "New Tampa", where another friend of mine was readying her home up with her brothers. It was only 30 mins away from Plant City and definitely in the "expected"path of Charley.
I wound up falling asleep there around 4 am and woke up around 6:30 am to see that everything was still a go and a green light for Tampa. We had a few more things to move outside and the sandbags because it is a low lying area that floods from regular storms.
We went out to grab something to eat at a local Wendy's where the wait in the drive thru was about 45 mins long considering everything local had closed already by 11 am. When we got back to the house we were watching storm coverage and then about 20 mins later noticed the shift in the storm. We saw that the storm itself was more than likely going to move into the Cape Coral area.
I decided it was time for me to make my decision and it was quick. 10 seconds. I got into my car and drove over to my friends home in Lakeland. Unfortunately by the time I got over there he had hauled it over to a friends house in Arcadia.
I knew I was racing against time on I-4 and that Charley was breathing down my neck. But was more than confident I would make it back to Melbourne in time before Charlie hit Central Florida...and I did.
With about 60 mph winds everything was ok here and we even managed to keep power the entire time. So we were spared and were lucky...our friends 30 miles to the west of us couldn't say the same.
So all of my phone calls were put into friends in Naples where I used to live up til March of this year,Fort Myers,Cape Coral,and Bonita Springs. All had no power and were trying to save cell batteries but were alive. But here is where the BARF ALERT comes in.
3 of them managed to in the span of 60 seconds say "this is Jeb Bush's storm...he really screwed this one up","your boy Jeb is going to have a lot of explaining to do with this one","I am sure Jeb and George will come play the healer for their own injuries they caused."
I was sicken to my stomach. Just not that these people were my friends and usually very educated and well spoken...BUT THEY MEANT IT!
I said listen...this storm was all over the news for a week. The hurricane warning had been issued within 36 hrs...evacuation orders were given...this is mother nature...science..you can't predict this kind of thing and we all saw it with our own eyes..the storm turned right...not Jeb Bush forcing it to the coast.
Every single person bought into the entire "the Bush's never know what to do when something is going on ala the morning of 9-11",obviously a Michael Moore style of brainwashing that people have sickingly adopted from his film.
If it was not bad enough to hear it was when I turned on local talk radio and listened to my fellow Floridians bash the national hurricane center,the national weather service,jeb bush,and the media for causing such huge errors in the state and ignoring other possible tracks. That Jeb Bush spoke with arrogance and cockiness that the storm was definitely going to hit Tampa.
Last I checked the NHC saved millions of lives by posting updates every 3 hrs...the national weather service saved millions of lives by posting tornado warnings and flood watches and warnings,and Jeb Bush was up for 3 straight days and still is down south trying to do whatever a HUMAN BEING can do.
The nerve of a reporter to ask him "you are down here and the cameras are here...but do you really mean it when you say you are going to make sure people get help? Do you mean it?"
Or CNN saying "well the president's trip with his brother will be more about not wanting to lose Florida and the 27 electoral votes than showing compassion", I have absolutely had it with this kind of crap. I really pray for humanity to come along one day and to stop blaming everyone else for their problems and for things out of all of our control...like category 4 hurricanes.
It was only a matter of time. I was telling Mr. Okie last night that the Bush brothers will be to blame----somehow.
these are just flaming assholes ignor them
I was going to reply and then realized that I've virtually speechless. The ignorance of people is astounding. That must be why the Rats don't want to fix the schools. Intelligent people don't vote Democrat.
Hopefully the undecideds will be aghast at this sort of attitude and disassociate themselves with these halfwits.
Waiting for Lurch, Deeply Saddened, Screamin' Dean, Internet Bore, The Swimmer and Eyebrowless McCauliff to come out swinging.
Those folks that got killed in mobile homes in Punta Gorda had the same evacuation orders as the folks in Tampa, and at the same time, Thursday afternoon.
Choose to stay in an evacuation zone, and you might die!
I wouldn't get too upset, it's just more of the delusional paranoid democratic party talking.
Reasonable folks (this includes swing voters) know Governor Bush is a governor, not God.
These people are way out beyond left field.
These people aren't your friends.
They aimed their remarks to hurt
you. Did you realize that?
The talking points were probably already written before the storm hit land. Heck, his enemies probably even have a game plan ready to go if we take a terrorist hit.
Will all the pregnant weatherbabes from the weather channel be appearing before congressional committees?
That's horrible. Well, I'm sorry you had to see how utterly stupid people can be. Being compassionate conservaties we'll give 'em a break and say "they were under a lot of stress". But it is more than they deserve.
It just really pisses me off...to be so blunt. As for someone who along with tens of millions went through this storm...to blame anything on a human is just plain idiotic.
The media already saying "no president in history has ever come to a disaster area this quick...must be the flow of funds thing between brothers and florida's 27 electoral votes" mocking Bush Sr. for taking too long with Hurricane Andrew and saying that W is trying to not be like his Dad who went through a CAT 4 storm during the same time during his campaign.
Sounds like the they have their Dem talking points.
Sounds like you just had a moment of clarity about your "friends." Get some new ones.
You are so right, and the hatred and the inability to think go hand in hand.
Someone on another post said that this election REALLY was about GOOD vs EVIL. Though I try real hard to believe my countrymen and women have better sense than what you describe, I too am losing faith in them. The public schools have done a devastating job of dumbing our folk.....:( What we sow now we will reap in the future...scary to think down the road we'll be another France or German...scary s***!
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