Michigan Winter

Published Date Author: , March 16th, 2014

This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan after a severe snowstorm .. The Mining Journal, Marquette, MI WEATHER BULLETIN 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_. df8c8eb.jpg FYI: 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 mayors 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_snowstorm. df8c90b.jpg Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards. No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House. No one looted. Nobody – I mean nobody – demanded that 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 Streisand, No Brad Pitt, No Hollywood types to be found. df8c92a.jpg 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. df8c93a.jpg 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. df8c959.jpg I hope this gets passed on. Maybe ….. SOME people will get the message …. _The world does not owe you a livi_ng.


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