Iowa floods

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by campers4u, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. campers4u

    campers4u New Member

    From a comment on the NY Daily News web site:

    Has the media noticed how Iowans, regardless of race, work together to
    help one another and there isn't this mass hysteria, blaming the federal
    government, waiting for help, focusing the blame on everyone else but the source
    - the weather? And the governor is a democrat, just like the one in
    Louisiana at the time of Katrina. Look media- take a look at the people of
    Iowa - they aren't waiting - they are helping one another. I am so sick and
    tired of people in this country trying to place blame on everyone else and
    doing nothing to try and solve the problem.

    Compare/contrast how the Iowa people will rebuild and make their state
    great again, while Louisiana will still cry of injustices, poverty and no
    help. Sorry, but there is poverty in Iowa too. People don't just sit on
    their lazy ***** waiting for someone else to do the job. Do you see anyone
    with shotguns, do you see any looting, do you see any whining? Iowans are a
    great example of how people should behave in time of crises.



    Proud to be an Iowa farmboy……….
     
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    Galen I agree with you, and I have a sister who lives in Des Moines, but this no place TO showcase finger pointing AT anyone. I think everyone saw how thing went in LA and how things are going in Iowa. Good luck with your recovery and happy camping soon
     
  3. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    You hit the nail on the head with this "People don't just sit on
    their lazy ***** waiting for someone else". Sit ****** deep
    in water and won't crawl into the boat. "Help ME, Help ME,
    Help ME, Iowa has people who work for a living.
    Thats the big difference.

    LEN
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    I think all states have people that are willing to help themselves but the ones that holler the loudest generally are the ones that get the press coverage.
     
  5. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    Come on Folks, ya all know the real truth about the differences between LA and IA. Sad but true. Wasn't always like that in the good ole days. When ya start feeding a lion ya got to keep feeding it or it will bite ya but good. :evil:
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    I just think the people in LA saw a chance to cry wolf because of all the media attention and once they saw it was working the more they wanted. I still think it's not the GOVT. responsibility to insure and take care of everyone. They were given advance warning to leave, but they decided to stay, after listening to there Mayor and Governor and now blaming the GOVT for their lost.
     
  7. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    Passing the blame is easier the accepting personal responsibility. :(

    Darlin :cool:
     
  8. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    And guess who is paying for all those handouts, law suits on the trailers, building free houses, etc., etc., etc.........and guess what will happen to our taxes after Nov (or I should say Jan). Sorry, just really gets me going when I have to put up with the political BS. I thought it was the Terrorists that was actually causing the price of gas to go up to hurt our economy since they cannot really attack us like 9/11, but I now think it is our Democratic lead Congress and the green lovers that are causing the problem. :evil:
     
  9. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    9/11 was not the 1st time were attacked in our own country & will probaly not be the last, :(

    Darlin
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Iowa floods

    well i seen a pretty neat cartoon in the local paper here today ,, it had two farmers ,, on tractors under water ,, and one said to the other ,, "corn should be knee high by fourth of July ,, the other said hope the water is knee high by the fourth of July " and u can guess where they were talking about ,, and it was from a sindicate in an Iowa newspaper ;) :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    We have freinds in eastern Nebraska & they tell us that is was realy bad for Iowa. Crops. Animals. Homes.

    Darlin
     
  12. tinkerer

    tinkerer New Member

    SC Wisconsin

    We had similar floods as Iowa in our area. Terrible losses but people really came together to dig ourselves out. Being involved in local government I know the value of having a disaster plan on the local level ready to implement. Being in a rural area most people are ready to do what it takes to help themselves when these things happen. I did notice that some of the "urban cowboys" who moved from the city had a more difficult time coping. We always were raised to have a can do attitude without a lot of outside help especially from the government. In my opinion to many people have no survival instincts anymore. :laugh:
     
  13. Shorty

    Shorty Senior Member

    Re: Iowa floods

    Living in FL and being a part of a team that is called out in these events, you see walks of all life, some that want to help and those that want to take...just when all the takers wear you out, along comes a giver. Bless the givers.
     

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