Well let’s see, the lights are still out on Long Island, FEMA camps suck, and such.
But you know what, I’m getting tired of listening to you whine. Here’s why.
Your power company does suck but, it’s not all their fault either. From what I read they haven’t been trimming trees and replacing poles. No excuse on the poles, really. But I’ll bet that everytime they tried to trim a tree your tree-huggers filed suit and complained and all. Now your paying for it, in my business we call that vegetation management, and it’s a lot of what utilities do to provide dependable electric power. A couple of minutes on Google didn’t tell me where your electricity comes from but, I’d guess most of it comes from Niagara Falls, supplemented by oil and gas-fired plants which are expensive to run which is why your electricity rates are high in the first place. By the way 20 or so years ago your power company built a nuclear station to provide you with cheap power but, you, in your brilliance decided (after it was built) not to let them run it. Maybe that’s why they can’t afford to replace poles. Oh and by the way, you did note that we can’t come help either because your companies are all union.
You had a category 1 hurricane, or maybe it was a tropical storm, that means it rained, a lot, and the wind blew less than 95 miles an hour. OK, all that rain has to go somewhere but the wind, Jeez, two weeks ago out here we had all day steady winds of 60 mph with gusts to 80, you know what, the air was dirty because harvest is over.
Thing about a hurricane is they move slow, you’ve got time to run away. From the time the forecast told you where it was going you could have driven to the Mississippi river but, you sat there feeling sorry for yourselves. Now you don’t like the price of your decision.
You can’t buy gas either, well, I can get gas out of an underground tank without electricity but with common stuff, it’s harder to get it billed as accurately as your precious government insists on though, so it probably would violate some law.
A lot of you ran out and bought generators, I gather and some of you had them before, that’s a good move, if they’re hooked up right. I’ve destroyed five in my career when I grounded a line to protect my people because some fool was feeding the power line with his generator. And, if you had read the book the installer gave you, you would have known that they have to be exercised, which means run, usually monthly, if you’re going to depend on them. I hear a few have died from asphyxiation, which tells me you were running them in your house or your garage, guess you skipped that day in 8th grade, huh. Engines put out carbon monoxide which will kill you, it’s colorless and odorless. Running them in your garage to keep them from getting stolen, I’d guess, well, that’s the society you wanted. I haven’t locked the house in 20 years, and sometimes I close the windows of my service truck, if it looks like rain. Actually, I don’t know if I have a house key.
And the camps that the taxpayers are providing are chilly and boring, well, you chose to stay there, it’s nice out here, and warm in the south, I hear your neighbor Bill O’Reilly spent last weekend in the Caribbean, why didn’t you leave? Although I’ll admit it would probably cost us less to put you in a hotel. The food sucks too, huh? Sorry , you’ve got food, that’s more than a lot of Africans can say.
In sum, if you had taken responsibility for you and your family’s life and comfort, you’d be sitting comfortably somewhere looking at your family photos. But you chose to vote for a government that would take care of you and then you complain about the care they provide.
Authored By nebraskaenergyobserver