Skip to comments.Taylor: FEMA officials a 'bunch of buttheads'
Posted on 06/09/2008 6:46:47 PM PDT by Islander7
An official reaction to FEMA's no-ice policy came from U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor who referred to FEMA officials as a "bunch of buttheads."
Last week, officials were told that FEMA had decided to only supply ice for use in medical emergencies and life-saving reasons. It's left local officials scrambling to figure out ways to make it available for the general public.
During a meeting with Hancock County Board of Supervisors this morning Taylor said he intends to write to FEMA to register his objections to the new policy. He also urged Hancock County supervisors, as well as the city councils of Waveland and Bay St. Louis, to send similar letters of objection.
(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...
When did the government start owing me ice.
FEMA has wasted a huge amount of money hauling ice around the country. All things considered its not really necessary in an emergency except for health requirements.
I live in Florida and have been thru hurricanes without ice or air conditioning.
What ice? Is this talking about after a storm?
They hand it out in the food lines during disasters. it generally melts before you get it home. Instead of using trucks to carry ice it would be more helpful to carry useful things and not things for comfort.
“No ice a-tall” is what we used to call a woman with a flat butt.
Forget ice, throw away perishables and get used to being hot and drinking warm water.
The federal government no less. This is a good activity for Christian charity groups during an emergency.
I’ll never forget this asshat grilling Brownie aftr Katrina.
He ripped the FEMA for not being there before the storm with 5 gallon cans of gas for everybody who may have needed it. He actually said that!
I was without electricity for seven day after Katrina...I made my own ice anyway.
They're federal government bureaucrats.
What the hell did he expect?
I was homeless for 5 months after Katrina. God, it was hot for weeks! I lived on Vienna sausages and crackers for most of that time; lost 30 pounds.
I nearly bankrupted myself trying to save my business (I serviced home oxygen patients) while all the welfare folks went to the head of the line for FEMA trailers.
These buttheads are the some ones folks want managing their health care!! What don’t they understand about government waste and inefficiency?
Ice was a minor concern at the time and still is.
I just thought Taylor’s retort was humorous.
Did FEMA ever get that ice to Nawlins?
They are incapable of living without ice.
He’s a jerk and moron as well. Our expectations of the fed are increasing too rapidly for me. Make your own ice!
Wow, was the title of this article:
“FINALLY A POLITICIAN SPEAKS THE TRUTH!”
While I’m no fan of FEMA, I have to agree that it’s almost funny that some of my fellow Americans think that no matter how serious and severe the major disaster, they shall NOT be inconvenienced.
Every year the Florida the govt has a lot of stuff trying to get people to prepare for a hurricane. The news stories here told people they needed to have 3 days worth of food and water. To expect nothing from the govt for 3 days.
I’m ok with that. Some folks were whining about how they couldn’t afford that and the govt should provide it. made blood shoot out my eyeballs.
I feel for ya. Was ice really your biggest concern?
They did get the ice there but the demand had fallen and numerous truckloads were put into storage. After a year or so of paying for freezer space FEMA decided to let the ice melt.
You're mainly talking about the Black folks who even during good times won't get off their front porch to help themselves.
I feel for ya. Was ice really your biggest concern?
No! Survival was my biggest concern. Getting oxygen to my home patients, finding gas, eating, avoiding heat stroke, avoiding life threatening infections, helping my family members who lost everything, going bankrupt was a concern, fighting looters and scam artists was a concern, but not ice.
I was without power for 3 wks after Katrina. Not nearly as dire as your situation, but-—let’s just say— “very uncomfortable”.
As for ice, I’m still not clear what he thinks FEMA should do. I wouldn’t want the ice pre-stored right here in town. As soon as the power goes out during the storm...well, so much for the ice.
Anyway, the point is not to get ice IMMEDIATELY. Everyone knows to make/buy ice before the storm. That ice, in coolers, can keep items cold for a couple of days at least. (Frankly, many people have a generator to at least keep the fridge running.)
It should suffice for FEMA to start handing out ice by the second-—maybe even third-—day. If someone is demanding FEMA bring in ice faster than that....well, that would be nice but it’s absurd to say it’s critical.
FEMA should be disbanded - the taxpayers in about 48 states are not getting their money’s worth out of that group.
“.....As for ice, Im still not clear what he thinks FEMA should do....”
The dirty little secret is this: The welfare class received assistance before the tax payers did. I visited many homes of my patient’s that were stuffed with relief supplies. Literally huge piles of MREs, cleaning supplies, you name it.
The police, firefighters and medical personnel who were WORKING the disaster, took back seat to the WANTS of the welfare class vs their actual NEEDS. They WANT ice, food, a bed, shelter, etc. right NOW!! So the avoid riots, they go to the head of the line. He, Taylor, is only responding to the demands of one of his biggest constituencies.
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