Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Every President Gets 'Em.
Here's some food for thought in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. During his two terms in office, George w. Bush issued more than 420 disaster declarations for severe storms, tornadoes, wildfires and floods and, of course, Katrina. That's about one a week. That's 11 per cent more than the disasters declared by Bill Clinton and 130% more than the declarations issued by Ronald Reagan. I'm trying to track down the states for Obama but it seems he kept pace with Bush Jr.
It does seem these disaster declarations are coming in pretty fast and furious these days but, of course, that says nothing about climate change which we all know is a hoax.
Changing the subject, a bit, what do you think of when you see increasingly common photos like these?
The first thing I wonder is just what's really in that water? Some of it, unfortunately, is top soil, something that's already in peril. But there can be a lot of other nasty stuff in it too including chemicals as well as animal and human waste and everything that sort of effluent carries. As the waters recede they'll take some of the nasty stuff with them, some of it will be left behind. Sort of like when the sanitary sewer backs up in your basement. I recall an experience with that at my folks' home back in the 60s. Gross.