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A Tale of One Tragedy and Two Campaigns
As I am sure you have heard several states are in a state of emergency due to a sudden thunder-storm that was accompanied by high winds. Millions were left without power during days of record heat. I am among the powerless.
The people of Virginia have been struggling to find cool places to stay. Hotel rooms are sold out and the few malls that are opened are jam-packed with people looking for some relief from the heat and some hot food. In my area there is one gas station open. One major mall had to close early Saturday evening due to no water. The only thing open for miles was a McDonald’s.
In response to this emergency the presidential campaigns handled it in this fashion:
First from the Romney Campaign through email:
The severe storms that ripped through Virginia Friday claimed at least six lives across the commonwealth and left thousands without power. It could be several days before power is restored to those affected.
If you’d like to make a donation to the relief effort, please bring supplies to the Romney for President Headquarters located at 3811 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 750 in Arlington tomorrow between 10am and 7pm.
We will distribute donations to various relief centers in the area.
Here’s what we need:
- Bottled Water
- Non-perishable food items, such as beef jerky, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.
Bring your supply donations to our headquarters tomorrow and we’ll ensure it gets to your fellow Virginians who are in need on Tuesday.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Virginia State Manager
P.S. We know that everyone wanting to help cannot make it to Arlington. If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-Red-Cross, or visit this link to make a donation online:
From the Obama Campaign Via Twitter:
Keep cool while you’re canvassing this summer, Our Vote Obama Tank Top is a stylish and fun way to show your support
While some may say that the Romney campaign may just be pandering to people who are dealing with an emergency, there are plenty of stories of how Romney has handled emergencies in the past. One such story being the story of a co-worker’s daughter who was kidnapped while out partying in New York. He shut down Bain, flew the employees up to New York City, set up a nerve center, and canvassed the city with flyers until the girl was found and returned home to her anxious parents.
This is who Romney is.
Obama wants you to buy a $30 T-shirt.
I don’t know about you, but this says a great deal about the character of these two men to me. You can decide for yourselves.
As an aside, I want to say a huge thank you to Iain’s wife who took mercy on my sorry unairconditioned and no water self. I am currently sitting in her sitting room and enjoying some cool air. So thanks to her for putting up with me.
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President Obama Most Arrogant Man in the World – Mourns Neil Armstrong by Posting his Own Picture
If you read this stuff in a book you wouldn’t believe it.
H/T to Sooper Mexican
Photo of the Day – Coexist Bumper Sticker on Car Terrorists CarJacked
I am sorry, but this is funny.
Updated Democratic National Convention Schedule – Satire
2012 Democratic National Convention Agenda — Charlotte , N.C.
▸ 4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony – sponsored by CNN.
▸ 4:05 PM – Singing of “God Damn America ” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
▸ 4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama.
▸ 4:15 PM – Ceremonial ‘I hate America ‘ led by Michelle Obama.
▸ 4:30 PM – Tips on “How to keep your man trustworthy & true to you while you travel the world” – Hillary Clinton.
▸ 4:45 PM – Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson seminar: “How to have a successful career without having a job.”
▸ 5:00 PM – “Great Vacations I’ve Taken on the Taxpayer’s Dime Travel Log” – Michelle Obama.
▸ 5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite.
▸ 5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States – Nancy Pelosi.
▸ 6:00 PM – Sen. Harry Reid – 90-minute speech expressing the Democrat’s appreciation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and George Soros for sparing no expense, for all that they have accomplished to unify the country, improve employment and to boost the economy.
▸ 8:30 PM – Airing of Grievances by the Clintons .
▸ 9:00 PM – “Bias in Media – How we can make it work for you” Tutorial – sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
▸ 9:15 PM – Tribute Film to Brave Freedom Fighters incarcerated at GITMO – Michael Moore.
▸ 9:45 PM – Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangel
▸ 10:00 PM – Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners and Bible readers.
▸ 10:30 PM – Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ , & Afghanistan .
▸ 11:00 PM – Obama Energy Plan Symposium / Tire Gauge Demonstration / You too can get rich with Green Investment bankruptcies.
▸ 11:15 PM – Free convicted felon IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich rally.
▸ 11:30 PM – Obama Accepts Oscar, Tony and Latin Grammy Awards.
▸ 11:45 PM – Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish, Obama Presiding.
▸ 12:00 AM- Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher and Chris “He sends a thrill up my leg” Matthews.”
▸ 12:01 AM – Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior.
▸ 12:05 AM- Celestial Choirs Sing.
▸ 3:00 AM – Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech.
I don’t know who the original author is, but this was so good I had to share.
Culture and Respect in Japan
I have been very impressed by the fact that people in Japan have remained so calm. The pictures that we see are heartbreaking. The news reports are now talking about bodies are washing up on shore and there are not enough body bags and coffins for all the dead. They are living with the fear of nuclear meltdown which could have catastrophic effects on generations to come. The people have little food, in many cases they have no power, and to add insult to injury snow is in the forecast.
What you are not seeing in Japan is looting. You are hearing stories of vendors who are lowering prices and in some cases giving emergency supplies to people in need. People are waiting in line in an orderly fashion even though gas lines can last for hours. In the Japanese culture, respect is considered to be of the highest importance. The belief system that when you shame yourself you bring shame onto the entire family.
It leaves one to wonder why other cultures cannot do the same during times of trouble? The looting in the aftermath of the earthquake in Chile last year was so severe that troops had to be brought in to get it under control. At one point the army resorted to using water hoses to stop the looting of banks and electronic stores, where people were taking plasma televisions and cash.
The same thing happened after Katrina in New Orleans: A quote from a man who in the flood ravaged city the day after the levees broke.
“To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it’s an opportunity to get back at society,”
It would seem to me the difference between the events is only the mentality of the people who were afflicted by the tragedies. In Japan the culture is that you respect authority, it seems in many other parts of the world the culture is that the government owes you something. The next time someone says to you that the culture of a society doesn’t matter, remind them of this.
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