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Re: Are you all snowbound?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Are you all snowbound?
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:39:56 -0800

Interesting.

On Jan 14, 2011, at 4:28 PM, Daryl wrote:

> Jim,
>
> I'm one of the people who thinks our taxes are way out of line. I  
> also believe that people should take personal responsibility and not  
> expect "the gummit" to do it for them.
>
> d
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 7:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Are you all snowbound?
>
>
>> 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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