Monday, May 20, 2013

Tornadoes and Tea

Today is Monday, 20 May 2013.

From approximately 5p to 9pm yesterday, several clusters of tornadoes struck North Central Oklahoma.  While a full damage assessment can begin only at dawn, it seems the worst damage was done at Shawnee, where a mobile home park was destroyed, with at least one apparent fatality.

This is what regularly happens, even with some advance warning.

What if the Tea Party movement's dream were to come true, a "Second American Revolution" had occurred, and the clock of American society had been set back to 1776 by force of arms?

There would be no weather radars deployed by the Evil Federal Government, and so no real-time knowledge of what was about to happen.  Even were radars to have been invented in 1776, there would be no Evil Federal Government media warning system, so that destruction and casualties would certainly have been greater.  There would be no Evil Federal Government to deploy, in a timely manner, assistance.  The latter would arrive at the speed of horses.  There would be no hospitals or clinics subsidized by the Evil Federal Government, so more would die of injuries or be permanently maimed.

O brave new world!

I almost wish that members of the Tea Party Movement weren't craven hypocrites, for all of them would have refused the Evil weather warnings, and many would have done us the favour of speedy and permanent departure.


Anonymous Wondering said...

You say that if the Tea Party brought about a "Second American Revoluation" there would be no weather radar.

How do you figure?

11:42 AM  
Blogger HH said...

Because, if they REALLY are serious about returning to the perfection of 1776, everything such as weather radar would go by the board. (It's like Second Amendment fundamentalism: if one takes the 2nd literally, as they demand, then everyone should have nothing more modern than a smooth-bore muzzle-loader.)

The Tea Party Movement has very little intellectual rigor or content; very little is thought through to logical conclusions. Thus, they're basically left with three-corner hats.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Thomas ("Window") Paine said...

Good one, HH.

3:34 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Many thanks. I simply report the reality of the world.

10:29 AM  

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