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Re: Are you all snowbound?
  • Subject: Re: Are you all snowbound?
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:16:24 -0800

No surprise, Daryl. Country's full of patriots who vote to cut taxes  
then bitch when the gummit isn't there to save their bacon.

On Jan 14, 2011, at 3:59 PM, Daryl wrote:

> I was surprised at the amount of vitriol against the county and  
> state for
> their supposed lack of preparation. This was a 10 year event. Snow  
> happens.
> People should be prepared. And businesses shouldn't expect their  
> employees
> to come in the moment that the snow stops. Not in an area without snow
> removal equipment.
> To be fair, the media here didn't do much about storm prep. It did  
> mention
> people going out to buy milk, bread and toilet paper, but that was  
> mostly
> making fun of those that do. There was nothing much about making  
> sure that there
> was water and food for each person, matches, flashlights, batteries,  
> can
> opener, a battery operated radio, etc. the normal storm prep, and  
> nothing
> about considering blankets or an alternate means of heat like a  
> kerosene or
> propane heater. They make a big to-do about hurricane season, but  
> snow and cold can be more deadly.
> Some schools here proposed using Monday (MLK day)as one of the make- 
> up days.
> You wouldn't believe the howling that it was "racist", even though  
> several
> of those systems also proposed eliminating the President's Day  
> holiday. A
> couple of school systems are eliminating the winter recess, but in our
> county and a couple of others, the parents are howling that they  
> already had
> reservations for ski trips and such. I suppose that if the state  
> doesn't
> give a waiver, most of them will be going to school for an extra  
> week at the
> end of the school year. And that's a budget buster because of the air
> conditioning costs, and is hard on the students traveling on buses  
> without
> air conditioning when it's in the 90's.
> d
> ----- Original Message -----From: "BONNIE_HOLMES"
> <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 6:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Are you all snowbound?
>> With tight budgets, people can't really expect counties and cities to
>> have trucks, sand, and salt for events that don't occur annually. We
>> have had our first snow on the roads in years. Some people get upset,
>> especially those who have recently moved from more northern climates.
>> But, citizens also would get upset if we spent money for 5-10 years  
>> in a
>> row without needing it. Our biggest issue right now concerns school  
>> days
>> that have to be made up because not enough "snow days" were  
>> included in
>> the calendar.
>> I hear what you are saying about people running out of food but it  
>> seems
>> to me that we are not doing a good job of dealing with  
>> consequences. Our
>> media was full of storm preparation suggestions if people would  
>> listen.
>> I do feel for the children of these adults.
>> B
>> ETN Zone 7
>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
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