For those of you who are not aware, North Dakota and southwestern
Montana got hit with their first blizzard of the season.
This text is from a County Emergency Manager out in the western part of North Dakota after the storm.
Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from an Historic event --- May I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions"? --- With a historic blizzard of up to 24" inches of snow and winds to 50 MPH that broke trees in half, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed all roads, isolated scores of communities, and cut power to tens of thousands.
President George Bush did not come, and was not expected to come...
President George Bush did not cause the storm...
Global warming did not cause the storm...
FEMA staged nothing...
No one howled for the government to do something...
No one even uttered an expletive on TV...
Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards...
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House...
No one looted...
Phil Cantori of the Weather Channel did not come..
And Geraldo Rivera did not move in to be on camera.
Nope, we just melted snow for water, sent out caravans to pluck people
out of snow engulfed cars and trucks, checked on our neighbors, fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Aladdin lamps, and put on an extra layer of clothes because up here it is take care of yourself and others and 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 'sit at home' checks.
Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this
early, we know it can happen and we know how to deal with it ourselves.
"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about
45.25 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate."
There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading, and the few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric
fence............... Will Rogers
Society in any state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil. T. Paine
I am old enough to remember when this really was the land of the free. CS
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>Ain't that the truth. Great post."In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about
45.25 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate."[/b]
When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns. - Jack Handey
I believe that it is time to convene government hearings immediately because I am sure that racism is involved. I'm sure that the government WANTED this to happen in some way! Somebody's gotta pay for this, I'm sure someone is to blame...who can we sue??!
"We're surrounded??? Great! Now we know
where they are!"
-Gen 'Chesty' Puller (USMC)
NRA Benefactor, FFL & All around good guy!
If I was drinking...there'd be a TOAST right now!
I am drinking so here is a toast
OFFICER MATT REDDING END OF WATCH 10-09-05
I LOVE YOU BROTHER AND WILL MISS YOU FOREVER
They are a tuff breed of people out there, rock solid. Winter comes early and stays late. If you waited on the goverment out there you'd be waiting a long time. Neighbors and family help each other out and they dont think twice about it.
How many of us wave at every vehicle you meet on the road? They do,....especially if you driving a pick-up. Stop in and visit for 5 min and 3 hours later your leaving with a full belly. A hand shake is gospel, and honesty is expected... just dam good people.
Every year when we go out hunting in ND, driving down those gravel roads is like going home! Takes a day or two to reset your clock and walk to a different pace of life and its even harder to leave the area after a week or better of hunting and visiting, or shoud I say visiting and hunting:)
Hey did anyone ask Fossilman how he weathered the storm, if anyone here is going to get snow drifts in his yard, he's the one.
oops forgot to throw in a toast for'em too
One shot, two holes...
"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them" Franklin D. Roosevelt