So I see where Texas Governor – and Republican Presidential hopeful – Rick Perry, who’s made his bones calling for a smaller federal government while blasting federal spending, is now whining that the federal government has been too slow to send FEMA funds to help fight the wildfires currently raging in Texas. His friend, Ron Paul, also a Presidential hopeful, has famously stated no national response to the hurricane was needed, even though Irene threatens approximately 65 million people. He does not think we need FEMA.
Just hours before Hurricane Irene was scheduled to reach the East Coast, Mr. Paul decided it was appropriate to trash the Federal Emergency Management Agency. *While speaking in New Hampshire, Paul said “A state can decide,” and, “We don’t need somebody in Washington.”… He went on to cite the deadly hurricane of 1900 that leveled Galveston, Texas and killed more than 6,000 people as an example of a better life before FEMA. “I live on the gulf coast, we deal with hurricanes all the time,” said Paul. “The local people rebuild the city. Built a sea wall and they survived without FEMA. We should be like 1900, we should be like 1940 1950 1960,” Paul said. He argued they only make a “great contribution to deficit financing.” So, in a nutshell, Paul thinks that people should be left on their own if disaster and tragedy strikes.
( He conveniently omits the annoying facts that 8,000 to 10,000 people were left homeless, and that the corpses of those 6,000 to 10,000 people killed in that 1900 disaster lay around for upwards of a month because no one was willing to get rid of them – they had to get squads of men drunk so they could stand the stench, and then they still had to order them at gunpoint to get them to throw the bodies on funeral pyres, which burned throughout the city…oh yes, those bodies that were thrown into the Gulf? – They kept washing up on the shore.)
So I say we ought to tell Rick Perry, who doesn’t believe in federal spending, to simply borrow the money from his fellow Cro-Magnon Ron Paul to fight these Texas wildfires. It’s time for these two to put up or shut up. Do they live what they speak, or what? Of course, what I just said is sheer nonsense, equal to the irrational nonsense that comes out of the mouths of these two cavemen.
And in a related item; Rick Perry, who says he goes running armed with a loaded Ruger pistol, shot himself in the nuts while on his morning jog. Said Perry through clenched teeth, “how in God’s tits ah hit such a small target ah’ll never know.”
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