Sometimes I read something, and I just get sick of my fellow Americans. This is another one of those cases:
Two days after Hurricane Wilma, Floridians faced the unpleasant prospect Wednesday of waiting in lines for hours to get basic necessities such as water and ice.
Amid widespread power outages, thousands of frustrated North Miami residents stood in line for nearly 12 hours Tuesday for a bag of ice and three bottles of water.
“All that time. This is all we get?” asked 23-year-old Fanie Aristil, speaking to The Associated Press after waiting nine hours for the supplies…
In addition to long lines for ice and water, Floridians also had to wait in lines dozens of vehicles long to buy gasoline at stations that were open for business.
Longtime residents and veterans of past hurricanes appeared surprised by the damage caused by Wilma, which roared ashore early Monday with 125 mph winds, storm surge flooding and heavy rain. At least five U.S. deaths have been blamed on the storm…
On Florida’s southwest coast, in Naples, residents were angry when FEMA staff didn’t show up to distribute water when they said they would.
“What are we supposed to do? We’re supposed to count on FEMA. It’s disgusting,” resident Nilsa Colon said.
You chose to live in a tropical paradise. You chose to build your house there. You chose not to stockpile water and goods so that you have to rely on others. You chose not to flee the impending storm. You made all of those choices, yet when my tax dollars go to send the federal government down there to help you out anyway, DESPITE all of your bad choices, you bitch and piss and moan about long lines?
This is getting absurd.