Friday, September 09, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1749, September 9th, 2011



Governor Tom Corbett came to town today and scolded the media as well as individuals who have continually gotten in the way of workers trying to get this flood under control. Corbett said He warned that he would not place National Guard troops or other emergency crews in danger to save people who "get in harms way who voluntarily put themselves there" The Governor makes sense. People congregating on river banks to see the action are impeding progress. Worse if they slip and fall, then valuable rescue efforts are used to take care of their needs. People who are not involved should just stay away. Of course this is nothing new because people want to be part of the action. That’s fine if they want to lend a hand but if they are going to stand there with gaping mouth, they should be detained in a guarded center and then fined. If the Eagles could corral all their drinks in a cell after being rowdy at a football game, we can surely cart away rainless fools who stand and gawk. Lead, follow but please get the hell out of the way.


Thursday night there were 4 looters tracked down by police who were taking advantage of the awful circumstances regarding this flood of 2011. During the 1968 convention when the Democrats were meeting in Chicago and when people were threatening to riot in Philadelphia when Dr. Martin Luther King got killed, both Mayor Daley and Mayor Rizzo said that “police should shoot to kill” looters. Sounds good to me. Especially when you have terrified people abandoning their homes and possessions to get through this disaster. The last thing they need to worry about is some lowlife (of which there are many in Wilkes Barre) try to steal their stuff. Shoot and kill one, you won’t have to worry about a second.


At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave: When you talked about Governor Tom Corbett remarks about people who get in harms way who voluntarily put themselves there. Made me think of the Coast Guard pollicy change years ago. When there was a disaster at sea the coast guard always went no matter what the conditions.
They finally came to the decision that sometimes conditions
make it not possoble to save peoples lives. Rather than lose the lives in the diaster and the coast guard people, its up to
the commander of the ship or plane weather its possible to make the rescue. I'm sure they don't that decision lightly.
Also in my church is a retired Coast Guard ship commander. His son is an officer in the coast guard also.
Once in a while he gives the sermon when pastor Jody is on vacation. What a speaker! When you talk to the Coast Guard, West Point, Navy officers, etc, its really amazing how educated they are and how well they speak.
My wife being from West Pittston its so sad!
Joe B.


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