So the NYT published an article bashing the Tea Party. Then they got a bunch of complaints so they updated their story to add allegations of racism. They didn’t include any proof, because everybody knows the Tea Party was racist. Amirite?
The Left Can’t Stop Lying About The Tea Party
“In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind,” The New York Times says, kicking off its tenth anniversary retrospective of the Tea Party movement. As you can imagine, the rest of the article continues in this vein, portraying conservatives who organized against Obamacare as a bunch of vulgar radicals.
Yet even this revisionism wasn’t enough for most contemporary leftists, who see everything through the prism of race.
“A fundamental flaw in this analysis is there is no mention of race and how much racism drove the Tea Party movement,” ABC’s Matthew Dowd claimed. “You can’t talk about the rage politics and leave out race.”
“This @jwpetersNYT retrospective on the Tea Party’s ‘summer of rage’ ten years ago makes not a single, solitary reference to race or racism,” Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith said. “Nor does it acknowledge the reality that a good deal of it involved opposing President Obama because he was black.”
“How do you write a 10 years later piece on the Tea Party and not mention – not once, not even in passing – the fact that it was essentially a hysterical grassroots tantrum about the fact that a black guy was president?” asked non-biased Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, calling it journalistic “malpractice.”
Well, you get the idea.
In the first draft of this piece, I joked that The New York Times might add a line about Tea Party “racism” before the day was over to placate the Twitter mob. They did it before I could even publish. But it doesn’t change the fact that there’s no evidence that a “good deal”—or any substantial deal, for that matter—of the Tea Party’s popularity was propelled by racism.
The wealthy white leader of Congress at the time was just as unpopular among Tea Partiers as the black president. And, as we’ve seen, if Hillary Clinton had won the 2008 election, she would have generated no less anger among conservatives.
It was Barack Obama’s leftist rhetoric and unprecedented unilateralism—he had, after all, promised “fundamental change”—that ignited what amounts to a renewed Reaganism; a fusing of idealistic constitutionalism and economic libertarianism. (These days, there’s an excellent chance that progs see both those -isms as inherently racist, as well.)
Tea Party protesters not only felt like they were under assault from Democrats but that they had been abandoned by the GOP establishment. That is why so many primaried white Republicans. If you really wanted to hear them “rage,” you could always bring up the former Caucasian and Republican president, George W. Bush, who had “abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”
As with any spontaneous political movement, some bad actors glommed onto protests. The New York Times article, for instance, informs us that “one demonstrator at a rally in Maryland hanged a member of Congress in effigy” and that a “popular bumper sticker was ‘Honk if I’m Paying Your Mortgage’” – as if we’re supposed to be offended by the latter.
Most accusations of Tea Party racism are based on John Lewis’s accusation—dutifully repeated by most of the media without any skepticism—that someone had called him ugly names and spit on him when he and Nancy Pelosi strolled through protesters in front of the Capitol. Although there were cameras everywhere that historic day, no one was ever able to find any evidence to back up his claim.
None of this stopped Frank Rich, then a New York Times columnist, from boring into the collective soul of the movement, accusing it of engaging in “small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht.” Joe Biden reportedly accused them of acting “like terrorists.” Tom Friedman referred to them as the “Hezbollah faction” of the GOP. It was, as one Democratic Party memo explained, “not really all about average citizens,” but an astroturf movement paid for by corporate lobbyists and populated by “neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists.”
I will never forget the horror of those Tea Party riots in the Summer of 2009. The looting, burning, and killing left so many American cities devastated. We’ll never know the actual body count. It is no wonder that Occupant Obama was compelled to unleash the IRS on the Tea Party groups seeking non-profit status. It was the only way to save democracy.
One reason that the Tea Party lost momentum was that the GOPe was united with the Democrats in squashing them.
Exactly, same GOPe who became future NeverTrumpers. I think the current Tea Party bashing is going to remind more people how we got Trump. I was at this march, Rise Up 😀
This reminds me of Andrew Breitbart and what he did to help the Tea Party movement, like when he offered $10,000 for proof of Congressman John Lewis’ claim that protesters used the n-word.
He raised it to $100,000 and still no takers.
I remember Andrew asking for a video to prove that those nasty Klan Tea Partiers SPIT on him. No takers.
Brush with greatness – I added $10,000 and for a moment, he upped the offer to that $20,000 before shortly increasing it to $100,000. It was apparent it never happened.
OMG! Fight back Italians. Fight back!
I don’t know exactly how old this video is, but I recall seeing it some time ago.
Reminds me what it looks like when you turn over a rotting log in the woods.
That’s a good read.
The Marxist fascist left is trying to rewrite history,again, still. They are so divorced from any reality. The see everything through their own cult of Obama lens, and anyone diverging from the cult belief, is a heretic, who should be burnt at the stake. It was blasphemous, to criticize, or in anyway not pay obesiance to their demi-god.
How dare those Tea Party people show up in mass numbers, protest peacefully, leave the area clean and unlittered, and object to anything Ofuckhead the traitor was doing to the economy.
They must be racists.
Taxed Enough Already = TEA Party
Yep, response to the Obama Stimulus and the complicit GOPe and Media. Not racist, it never was.
The concept of a “tea party” was from a suggestion by a CNBC host that investors might as well throw stock derivatives in the water because Obama’s auto bailout would make them worthless. The racism claim came later when the administration needed a way to explain why so many people didn’t like plastic Jesus in 2010 and Democrats lost the House.
They were innocents. They wore tea bags hanging from their hats, and none of them knew, including me, the sexual meaning of tea “bagging” until Anderson Cooper explained it on national television. Cooper and company thought that was funny. All of us ignorant people, they could look down on for being so vanilla.
I remember that, it was like a Howard Beale moment. “Stop complaining, get out on the streets and tell them you’re mad as hell and not taking it anymore”. I remember and we did.
11 a.m. update on Dorian. I think the NHC is sponsored by Lowes and Home Depot 😉
I am hoping our Florida people keep us updated, so we know y’all are safe!!
We don’t know where to go, since the weather people don’t know where it is going! LOL (sort of).
Whut!! You mean to tell me that these so called climate experts, who are predicting global catastrophe, don’t know where one huge hurricane will go? I know! Let’s ask AOC!
But seriously, Do you have a destination that would be safe? Like Texas?
LOL! Thinking what it must do the the egos of folks who “think they know everything” to publicly admit they don’t know where a hurricane is going…. LOLOLOL!!!!!
Texas is sort of overkill for an evacuation. 😉
Taw, you’re in Key West right? It looks to me like Key West isn’t in the cone. Although stay tuned the cone keeps getting bigger instead of smaller 🙄
Forecasts are showing Dorian potentially doing an Irma and coming up the middle of the peninsula, except starting from a more northerly point. I’m not sure I want to be here for that. If it just goes across the state to the gulf we should be OK. If landfall is shifted north again, nope 🙄
Generally the curvature of the coast in NE Florida and SE Georgia sort of shields us from hurricanes. However we have a lot of rivers, marshes, etc., so anything that pushes water inland can and will cause flooding.
So I guess we are all on Jim Cantore watch. Where ever he shows up, is where you don’t want to be!
It’s on: Jim Cantore will be ‘on the ground’ in Florida, Weather Channel confirms
The Weather Channel confirmed that its star meteorologist, Jim Cantore, is on his way to Florida to cover Hurricane Dorian. The storm is set to make landfall as a category 4 over the Labor Day weekend.
Somebody, the Keys are in the cone and KW is sticking its big toe out, lol. No official word here, just like no official word anywhere in Florida, because No One Knows what it will do! The models keep running and they are still all over the place, some including the tip of Florida. Yikes, us! Anyway, no 2:00pm update from NHC. Next one at 5:00pm. We wait for the official forecast. I am still hoping and praying it moves out to sea. I don’t want anyone to have to go through one, especially a major hurricane. They are no fun. As for evacuations anywhere in Florida, nightmare. Time is running out.The Keys and Miami evacuation for Irma was awful and we had several days notification to get out.
Taw the 5pm update isn’t going to bring any clarity. The models diverged again 🙄 This is ridiculous, everything hinges on the high pressure ridge. Millions hang in the balance. Similar situation last year and POTUS authorized air force I think it was to fly into weather system and do measurement and drop those things to clarify the situation. Me thinks that would be a good idea right about now.
You are correct European models have pulled it south and slowed it down, bringing it across the very southern part of the state. The cons is supposed to be getting more narrow, not wider. 🙄
They are going to need to order evacuations soon, but where? The whole damn state? I guess it wouldn’t be the first time 🙄 Didn’t work too well before, not going to this time 🙄 All the roads become parking lots and IMO puts more people in danger. What a mess.
Somebody, I read this morning that both NOAA and Air Force planes went out. Guess they have this afternoon as well, why there was no 11am or 2pm NHC status report.
My guess would be that the politicians have pulled them until they can be fine tuned to create the most uncertainty and potential havoc.
I’m freaked out just watching the reports. With no idea which way to run and the roads clogged with no gas available, YIKES!
Yeah, those squiggly noodles keep coming up the coast. Stay safe everyone ❤
How she is treated, what magazines covers she is or isn’t on, is a really good measure of the Dem party. It shows what they really think of women and immigrants if you’re not their slave.
And the funny thing is she has been on all their covers already years ago. That has to be the first time that has happened. Fashion magazines dump model as soon as she becomes First Lady.
“Despite the snubbing of Mrs. Trump, polls show she is in fact an incredibly popular first lady. A YouGov poll conducted this summer revealed Melania Trump is the third most admired woman in the entire country — behind only Michelle Obamaand Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She’s popular in spite of the constant negative media coverage she receives — much of which revolves around her outfit choices and her reluctance to speak out against her husband on policy matters (as if the press would hold Michelle Obama to those same standards).”
Blacks are racists too. SMFH. Melania is such a treasure compared with the last two Democrat First Ladies.
Mooch and the Bag Lady ? I remember them. 😉 Sad, they didn’t continue on to make MAGA, just making their own lives better again.
They don’t want to include her, she will make the rest of them look bad by comparison. Especially the linebacker/ cow Moochelle.
High Five Ladies !
If an Irishman immigrated to the U.S. and became a citizen, he’d be called an Irish American.
If an American emigrated to Ireland and became an Irish citizen, would he be called an American Irishman?
I doubt it.
American is not an ethnicity, but an adherence to self evident Truths.
However, if he continued espousing those self evident Truths in Ireland, perhaps he would indeed be called an American Irishman.
Could happen, I suppose.
I joked with my kids, you don’t want Mommy Dearest doing a DNA test, it might prove Darth Vader is your father. We laughed 😀
I laughed, too. 🙂
Saturday, October 19, all to Rome!
I don’t get Netflix. I don’t really want Netflix. But boy, how I would love to see Antony Hopkins in the role. 🙂
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce Are Pope Benedict and Francis in ‘The Two Popes’ Teaser
I have no problem with peeps doing NetFlix, but we already pay enough to get Fios Top Tier for my TCM. Not going to complain. 😀
Forget who suggested it but my dentist said my little gum issue has fixed itself thanks to gengigel!
Thank you Thank you Thank you
That was me Tim. Now do yourself a favor and pull coconut oil at least a couple of times a week to maintain.
Glad it worked out for you.
Many Dems have been pushing for the same thing. Also having the UN monitor our elections and handle gun control.
Let’s kick the UN out of our country.
Let’s also kick the Dems out.
The UN hasn’t enough testosterone OR guns to do squat about ANYTHING here in the USA.
Just watched Dr. Knabb (former director of NHC) on Weather Channel. Talking about these crazy models. He said all the data collected today by hurricane hunters flying into storm and weather balloons released will be fed into computers tonight. And the 5:00 am NHC update will (hopefully, he said. Lol) have a clearer picture of Dorian’s track. Haha, we shall see.
My sister moved from St. Augustine to Juno Beach. Her condo is a mile from the ocean. She moves in tomorrow. She called this afternoon and laughed that weathering a hurricane was on her bucket list. SMH.
We should totally legalize drugs.
Ladies, what color represents September to you? (in clothing or accessories, etc)
Like orange is October, russet is November, red/green is December…
When I think of September I think of the birthstone, sapphire……so my answer is dark blue.
Plum for September. But my birthstone is sapphire too.
Gold. When the leaves start turning here in late September, the first ones to turn are the leaves that turn gold. Then the russet ones, and finally the dark red in middle of October.
What part of Taxed Enough Already did these dweebs not understand,
Mentally ill losers.
Really, why don’t they build their own shelters and their own sports leagues and finally, their own Planned Parenthood.
Italy PM Conte vows more united Italy as Salvini leaves power
My sister is coming back tomorrow.
She had left for 10 days over a few small spats.
We went into Pizza Hut to load up and binge watch Mindhunter. I said to the counter guy that I thought it was great how they rewarded local kids with gift certificates for grades. I said my KID was amongst others that donated 5 dollar gift cards to the Food Pantry.
Ugh. My sister. She is not your kid. Blah, blah, blah. Rage. Move out.
I accept that my near Irish twin is going to be my responsibility and I know she is always going to love her son( baby girl’s dad). She cannot cook. I have to feed her or she eats crap. I have to walk with her or she sits all day.
I wanted to take what little is left of my 401, buy a a backpack, head south and cook meth in a trailer. I did 13 years with my brat. Granted I was never honestly going to be a drug dealer, but I wanted to escape suburbia. Not gonna happen.
My mother and sister hate each other. I swear I was one of history’s worst people and karma is paying me back. I bet I was Andy Gibb in another life. Only Shadow Dancing can justify this
Goddess he was beautiful. And she is your kid.
Nope not my kid. My little buddy. I stepped in shit. Her grades are still impeccable. She is on every sport you can imagine and she does well. She sometimes even talks to me like I am human. Would have, could have been that she lived a welfare life. Took one person to alter her trajectory. In confidence she talks to me about the kids in 8th grade that are getting high everyday. My lips have to be sealed.
We had a community wide yard sale. I asked her about the Harry Potter stufff. She has mountains of stuff. Board games, costumes, wands, books, cd’s. . Nope those things she kept. God she was in preschool start of a summer. A boy yanked her very hard on a wagon. A broken collar bone. She was 4. I had no idea what to do with her for the summer. I just started reading Potter. We would sit up all night and sometimes watch the movie in the morning. The Chamber of Secrets was our fav. Hermione takes center stage there. She was so sleepy but she had to know the ending and such a tiny tired little person we had to make popcorn and watch the film. I read her aloud every word of every Potter book. Yeah I could afford to send her to pretty much everything a kid can do. Acting, archery, ballet, blah blah blah, but it was the hours I spent reading to her with her that mattered.
When she got robbed of her 199 dollar ear pods ( she had the wireless charging case) she was in tears devastated because she did not want to disappoint me. I was so happy with her response. Her mom and dad both failed the MMPI. Brat is not a borderline. Her parents are. She has to deal with my sister coming here again. That is her grandmother. You betcha Shay is spoiled. This is her house. She accepts it like an adult. I could not be prouder.
One last thing. That common core shit stain. I think it was 4th or 5th grade. She could not do her math homework. I could not figure out the steps. She had no textbook. You bet your sweet ass I had her with a tutor the next day. I forget the cost but it was over a thousand. She loves math and goes on teams to local universities. She is not a prodigy, but she can learn. Algebra is her favorite subject. How many kids got fucked over and turned off math because of common core. Funny thing is there is an Asian young man who is truly gifted. Shay and I have known him and his mom since preschool. He will not go to competitions without “tits”. He gets in so much trouble. Shay has no issue. She developed up top. They play computer games everyday. Are in constant contact. The school wanted to make it an inquisition over a boy referring to a girl’s anatomy.
I said Tay stop calling her tits. He said okay. That was the end. Literally the school was trying to cast her as a victim. She has been super active since 3. She is not ashamed of her body. Ten years of ballet. She trained and built a physique. Trust me she owns her physical being.I
Just icing on the cake that I was a blue baby. Heart so bad I could not walk a block without crouching and turning colors. My brat loves pitching and playing setter in volleyball.
Take her to see this, dad. 😎
What swannie says…
There are plenty of sperm donors, that doesn’t make them fathers……and that’s all I have to say about that.
Want to see what a real man looks like?
Americans don’t like death threats either. Why don’t you say something about that country /religion that keeps wishing “Death to America” and follows it up with terrorist attacks?
Is she sending herself death threats? Or has someone she knows sending them? Because that sounds like someone writing a death threat based solely on what the writer has read in the MSM.
Ok, now I am getting nervous. Dorian just shifted south again, as it has been doing all day. If we have to evacuate, I have no idea where we will go. 😢
Staying calm, but still nervous. No more models tonight, going to sleep.
Sorry Taw, I don’t know where to tell you to go. If it crosses over into the gulf, Orlando might be a safe bet. When storms are approaching us, usually going south and west to Orlando works for us. This time the models didn’t look good for Orlando, so we opted for Charlotte area where DD lives.
The models are all over the place as to where/when it makes landfall and where it goes after that. Classes are cancelled for Tuesday here, they made that decision late yesterday and now it looks like that wasn’t necessary, but will be later in the week 🙄 They won’t want to cancel more days though, but we have so many waterways we are bridge dependent. Bridges are closed @ 40-45mph winds, so everything shuts down.
My daughter is in temp housing, she closes on her new house on the 19th. So we’re going to be in a hotel, but I made reservations from Saturday through Wednesday. I knew I was leaving a day early, but it was worth it to avoid the traffic…..now it looks like we’re leaving way early and not staying long enough 🙄 To extend, the hotel upped the price $83 a day 😠 for mid-week……$83 more than labor day weekend 🙄 We’re looking at other options. It looks like we may not need to leave at all, but if we didn’t cancel by yesterday we were eating the $$ anyway 🙄 So I guess we’re going on a vacation and then maybe evacuating 🙄
Prayers for all all TCHers – be safe
Yes, shades of Irma, where to go. When I lived in Merritt Island, we rode out a few hurricanes in hotels in Orlando. A little rough, but away from the water. Our county officials are meeting this morning, we will see what they say. If it doesn’t come any farther south, we will be ok. IF. I don’t blame you, if I lived in Jacksonville, I also would head for the Carolinas. Safe travels!
Be safe. I’ll be thinking of you and ALL the TCH family. 💕
We Don’t Know more than We Know. (At least this one keeps the Keys out of it.)
Taw, thanks for that link, very good explanation of what is happening. I have to say I don’t like these models 😢 However, if I just wait 12 hours they’ll probably change again 🙄 At this point the majority of them don’t look good for us. An Irma or Matthew type path, but a cat 4 😲😨😱😵 No thanks. Although 30 miles offshore, Matthew beat the crap out of us. Irma pushed the St. Johns and all its tributaries north. It flows north anyway, so it moved with the currents and caused horrible flooding. A cat 4 making landfall anywhere in the bowl that is NE Florida or SE Georgia will yield breaking waves 10 miles or more inland, so they say. Who knows if their computer models are right, I don’t plan to hang around to find out as I’m 5-6 miles from the Atlantic.
According to my neighbor that stayed during Irma, the small creek behind us about 100 to 125 feet turned into a raging river and came within about 10-12 feet of my house 😲 A lot of the trees in the woods behind me were washed away. Some of the ones remaining were underwashed and are leaning, so no matter what I expect them to come down hopefully not toward the house.
By all accounts it doesn’t look like I need to leave Saturday, but I certainly don’t need to return on Wednesday either 🙄 If I have to eat the reservation at $250 a night, I’ll leave Saturday and make the best of it, but I’m not paying over $300 to stay longer🙄 Whether she likes it or not we’ll camp at DD’s apartment, she can just get over it. Renting a storage for a month for the boxes is WAY cheaper, she can deal with it 🤣 I’ll bring a collection of air mattresses and we’ll be all cozy 😉 On the upside we may be there to help her move 😂, what else are we going to do? Hell, at this point I’m about ready to just head to hubby’s apartment in NJ, why not we’re paying for it anyway until November.
Taw my thoughts and prayers are with you.
I wish I could be more helpful, but I really don’t know where you can go now. I am not at all familiar with the area. Are there shelters being set up for people who have to evacuate their homes? You could try that.
In the meantime, here is another update and forecast.
Thanks, Dora. Our house is well built to withstand the winds. It is the water you have to get away from if it heads your way. For that reason, the Keys do not have shelters. Anytime they call for evacuations, you have to leave. Hopefully it won’t come to that. It is just like Irma, people all over Florida panicking. And evacuating. And no gas and no hotel rooms. We have 2 dogs and a cat, we couldn’t find a hotel room for Irma. When it moved west, our friends on the east coast of FL did not have to evacuate, so we ended up there. We know lots of people on the Space Coast, but once again, they are having to evacuate. Dorian is forecasted to start making that left turn today, so we will see. We still have 2 days to leave if we have to. The good news is I watched the Weather channel a lot yesterday, and not one person mentioned the Florida Keys. Which hopefully means they don’t see major problems for us. Prayers for all of Florida.
Oh no. Both Bryan Norcross and the Weather channel mentioned the Keys, that there was still a chance Dorian could be pulled down into the Keys. And Norcross said Orlando not a good shelter place. We’re doomed. ☹️
No you’re not doomed Taw. I heard a news conference with the governor he said the state has partnered with expedia to help evacuees find lodging. I think you access the portal via the state emergency management site.
Let’s see what the models say at 11am, better yet the 5pm should have much better info. At this point the storm isn’t slowing as they had anticipated nor has it taken the hard left turn. Both of those bode well for you, me not so much.
Check out that site, get an idea where you might think of going and plan a route, preferably a westerly route. You might even consider some of the US highways through the middle of the state. Maybe look at hotels around SW Georgia or SE Alabama. Tons of small towns with hotels. Dothan and Troy Alabama have quite a few. Troy has a huge holiday inn, usually quite reasonable. Lots of hotels in Albany and Columbus Georgia too. Nice, very large Best Western in Warm Springs, Ga that is pet friendly or try mountain hideaway lodge and cabins……think that is the name. On the top of pine mountain, quiet peaceful cabins, many of which are pet friendly. OR look at areas just south of Tallahassee Wa–something springs has some really cool places. Check on home away or VRBO.
If you don’t find anything let me know my family is from southern Alabama, I know lots of small towns, we’ll find something. Like Sleepy’s fishing cabins near Gant, AL or there is a hunting club with cabins near Dozier, AL……on my late great Aunt’s property…..no longer in the family but I know it’s there. We’ll find something, you are not doomed or trapped.
Thank you so much for all the suggestions, so nice of you to put that together. I will keep them handy. I am taking your advice and watching all updates today. Down below, I posted a statement from NWS Key West. I will keep monitoring everything today. Always subject to change, of course. If they order evacuations, at least you gave me options. Thanks!
This morning’s NY Post.
The SOB should have handcuffs clapped on his dainty wrists.
I love this guy
By definition the Queen is right right right, and Chomsky works for her. The political-class dialectic is a charade. There is only the elite, and everyone else.
Uhoh, tears coming up ….
We are going to have to fight for him, to get him re-elected, because the opposition will be using every dirty trick in the book, and quite a few that are too dirty to put in the book.
Fuck all Trump haters to hell. Hey, this is how radicals are made. The Democrats won’t see what’s coming if and when they return to power.
I’m waiting for the “Trump hits on sick girl” headline, probably NYT.
Thinking of my Florida peeps and hoping for the best scenario. This storm is really puzzling right now. Of course, the TDS left is hoping for the worst because Florida is Trump Country or something. How tolerant.
Then fascist Democrats would tie Trump’s hands as he seeks aid to for Florida.
The former PM removed her tweet. Too late, trying to get updated information on the hurricane’s hashtag and it’s just swimming with TDS bedbug and paper towel jokes. Many lying “facts” too. This can’t be helping people in Dorian’s path and those of us worried about them. People wishing death and destruction should be a reportable offense on Twtter because “fake news” is getting in the way of facts ?
Yeah, the dumb asses are swarming Trump’s FB pages with the paper towel thing. It’s sad hate-filled idiots never move on.
Just came out. Not predicting any flooding for middle/lower Keys, potential only in upper Keys around Key Largo.
Stay safe. ❤
Michelle Malkin’s son …
Hubby said she’s Ivanka’s friend.
Maybe hubby is wrong. Shocked! LOL.
Mitt no longer has an inside source.
There were a couple of really odd stories that popped up and then disappear quickly in the the d.c. press the last two days. Little blip push notices and such. When I see that type of info, my first thought is WH is looking to plug a leak.
Incest is best.
On the same note ….
Everyone must be watching Dorian who I see has managed to get himself Category 3 status. Take care everyone who may be in his path. Appears Dorian is a bit fickle.
One that subject, just heard from Puerto Rico [coworkers inlaws – extended family ] and Virginia Islands [they had been asking for some technical assistance on health service issues] and said it was not as bad as they had been expecting [overall], but there was a LOT of rain.
I’ve been watching the weather channel and I became so anxious after the myriad stories and questions that I had to turn it off. I can’t imagine it is much consolation watching that coverage if I were in need of solid info.
They always hype any storm, which is detrimental. It’s like they cry wolf every storm, so people tune it out, they’re skeptical. Then when there really is a wolf, some are caught unaware because they thought it was just hype.
I have to say I’ve been guilty of that mindset and that was an easy thing for me as my area rarely gets socked…..until recently. Other parts of Florida deal with hurricanes just about yearly….OK, that includes my area but only the past couple of years. Normally they chug by here off the coast on their way to the Carolinas. We curve in to the west, the gulf stream is pretty far offshore, canes ride the gulf stream into the Carolinas.
Yeah, I could do without the hype, it’s stressful enough as it is. I was just saying, I was ok until Bryan Norcross (much respected because of Andrew coverage) and 2 other experts said it could still slip into the Keys. Turns out chances were slim of that happening so why even bring it up? I probably stress more because I have seen aftermaths of major hurricanes. Hazel when I was in the 4th grade, we went to the beach to check on a friend’s property. And I remember the houses sitting in the middle of the road and those swept off their foundation. Then I volunteered to help after Andrew, going all the way down to Homestead (I was living in Miami Lakes). And of course Irma two years ago. You just don’t forget those sights and smells, so it tends to make me worry more than some people.
So you live in the safe spot of FL, eh? Well, whatever you do, be safe!