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Subject: FW: Denver News

Denver Post:
This text is from a county emergency manager out in the central part of
Colorado after today's snowstorm.

Up here, in the Northern Plains, 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,


George Bush 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 Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else.
Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5
snowstorm. Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.
No one looted.
Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government does something.
Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.
No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.
Nope, we just melted the snow for water and 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 snowbound families.
Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.
We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.
We put on 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
'sitting at home' checks. Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale
has never fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it

"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48
degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate."

It does seem that way, at least to me.
I hope this gets passed on.
Maybe SOME people will get the message. The world does Not owe you a living.

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Celebs in Eastern CO - Hah!!!

I think another reason you don't see celebrities out there on the brutal plains of Eastern CO is because the only people who want to go on a junket out there are cattle ranchers and hunters. If there were a chance that one ski lift would heist someone to the top of a drift so they could do their "yoo-hoo" on the way down, one of the beautiful people would have a cause. You can count on that.

Incidentally, while I'm a little riled up about it, for information of those who care:

The only difference between a logged off hill and a ski area is that ski areas' trees don't grow ever again.

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I'm thinking that if Global warmng is truly happening this too will come to pass.

u agree?

And that too will be blamed on President Bush and the Republicans followed by Al Gore taking credit for inventing global warming in the 80's to prevent just such a frigid even from happening so we could avoid the second ice age. How is it that we stupid Americans do not realize that due to Al's foresight and fortitude he has once again saved the world with his ability to see into the future and invent things for our own good. Just like he did bu inventing the internet decades ago.

Thanks Al!


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Check your source

Don't mean to falme anybody but............I got that same story (word for word, still in my inbox) about a month ago and it was attributed to a South Dakota emergency manager then.

I agee with the sentiment but it wasn't written about the current Colorado snow.

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Good post, Blake.....

LOL!! Now I'll be able to sleep better knowing that I'm one of the rif-raf from south of 48 degrees North Latitude who's not looking for a handout from anyone.

I would guess the folks in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama would trade a couple of blizzards for what happened to them. Snow melts and life goes on, but flooded, destroyed homes don't just rebuild themselves.

There's not too much to compare between the two in terms of permanent destruction.


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