An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 13 June 2011
Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’.
Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes – due to ‘insufficient damage’.
The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble.
Tell ya what Mr FEMA Man…..YOU go live in that house you claim has ‘insufficient damage’! How utterly ridiculous! I realize there are some people who will claim damage, and not have any, or even have a house at all to claim on, but when you go, and look at the place, with your own two gubmint eyes, don’t you think a little common sense should be in order??
Let me ask….just how much extra does it cost for the people who received such a letter, even after the damage has been seen, personally, but FEMA workers, to appeal such an absurd decision. Who the hell hires these people? Oh yeah….your federal gubmint! I’d say we’ve been wasting a boatload of money on incompetents! We spend BILLIONS on giving aid to countries that hate us, yet we can’t help our own when they really need it? Does anyone else have a problem with this???
I’m from Dallas. This is cool. But when it comes right down to it….I just don’t really care!
How can this fool be ‘pushing jobs’, when he does everything within his power, and a lot that is NOT in his power, to destroy them?
I like a man with confidence as opposed to arrogance.
Serious question: Before the influx of invaders from foreign countries, was this a serious problem in the U.S.?
Wanna buy a lighthouse? Wonder if you’d have to put one of those ridiculous boxes on it?
And just why don’t we limit the number of foreigners who supposedly come to work, and forget to go home? I’m pretty sure THEIR penalties are a lot tougher than our little pat on the head.
Nope. Don’t think this guy is the right one for the job….or the country. Someone what to tell me what Libya has to do with our security? How ’bout putting troops on the border, where IS in the best interest of OUR national security! Does ANYONE in D.C. have a clue what’s in the U.S. Constitution?????
They apparently crawl into the swamp, and turn into snakes.
These people don’t live on the same planet, do they. If a lizard or a mosquito is more important than a human life, they have SERIOUS problems! And just what the hell is a freakin’ pupfish, and who cares?
You can call it anything you want, but a ‘food stamp’ is still a food stamp! Instead of worry about the stigma of being on welfare, how about worrying about whether or not this is a lifetime career choice.
Can we say NO? They’ve had plenty of time to get their own house in order, and I’m tired of American soldiers being killed because the Iraqis can’t, or won’t, step up!
The Obama Administration has another problem on its hands. The mighty hand of the federal government has its grip on education in the form of the No Child Left Behind federal law on public education, but the trouble is that the law isn’t working. Instead of a top-down approach to education, it’s time for restoring state and local control over education, while downsizing the Department of Education.
That’s a lesson that Education Secretary Arne Duncan needs to learn.