This is truly an absurd quote from the Governor of Florida:
Tropical Storm Alberto, pushing a dome of sea water toward shore, quickened its assault on North Florida this evening. Officials urged coastal residents to swiftly evacuate the area.
”Its arrival on our shores will be much quicker than we were anticipating a few hours ago,” Gov. Jeb Bush said shortly after 5:30 p.m. “They need to get to high ground and they need to get safe.”
The 2006 hurricane season is just 12 days old.
”Good God, who would have thunk it,” Bush said.
Gee who would of thunk it? I guess only the people who pay attention to the warnings and what is happening with our climate – that is “who would of thunk it”.
Who would have thunk this? We are into a new hurricane season with the first one getting ready to hit land and still have not corrected any problems exposed during Katrina. Instead of spending last week trying to come up to solutions with the broken FEMA and DHS, Republican leaders in Senate decided to argue about gay marriage. Hell even the Republican Senator from Louisiana, Dave Vitter, had this profound statement last week:
“I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one,” said Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. “I think this debate is very healthy, and it’s winning a lot of hearts and minds. I think we’re going to show real progress.”
I am sure the tens of thousands still displaced or still mourning the lost of loved ones happen to disagree very much with this insensitive asshole.
So we are officially into the 2006 season and still worse off than we were in 2005. A warning to people along the coast – MOVE. Get the hell out of those areas and abandon them. Let the property value drop down to jack shit because your life means a lot more than that.