Unbelievable! I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Watch the video. The city of Portland is actually having to post extra policemen downtown to deal with all the traffic. Portland drivers are baffled as to why their streets are clogged with FEMA trucks hauling ice. 24 hours a day. INTO Portland, Maine. From the Gulf Coast.
My favorite part:
City officials say they have no idea why the trucks are here, only that the city has been asked to help out with traffic problems. But the truck drivers NEWSCENTER spoke to said they went all the way down to the gulf coast with the ice -- stayed for a few days -- and then were told by FEMA they needed to drive to Maine to store it.
Besides being totally baffled by the backwarness of the situation, I wonder why the heck ice needs to be transported anywhere. I wonder how much ice can be created in a nearby state or city for the same cost as the damned fuel to haul it all over the country. I mean common! It is ICE!No smoking signs by gas stations. No religion in the public square. The government should keep us from being engulfed in flames on earth, and that is pretty much it. -- Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
Ouch. I have a major headache just thinking about all of this. I think I am actually getting dumber just being on the same planet as people as fundamentally retarded as this.
Maybe the reason they didn't need the ice was because they no longer had all the donations of water that they refused. I mean common, we can't have dehydrated people drinking warm water can we? But now that some moron sent back the water all that ice is really useless. So I guess the smart thing to do is to waste a couple hundred gallons of unrenewable fuel to ship all this stuff back halfway across the country. I am sorry, I guess that makes perfect sense now. Maybe if I had horses I would have seen it sooner.
No smoking signs by gas stations. No religion in the public square. The government should keep us from being engulfed in flames on earth, and that is pretty much it. -- Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, when it gives you hurricanes, you make hurricane-aid. I'm sure ice is useful for both.
no no, you make HURRICANES.
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Good point. Maybe there was a mixup at FEMA and instead of contractors being asked for aid supplies for 1000s affected by a hurricane, they received a request for supplies to aid them making hurricanes for 1000s. That's emergency relief I tell you boy.holmes "...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)
heck yeah. around here, we generally consider hurricanes a good excuse to stay home and drink. just after frances, i walked down my street to talk to neighbors i'd never met before. one set was drinking tequila straight from the bottle in their opened garace, and skateboarding into the puddle at the end of their driveway. they were plastered.
anyways. already, the response to this one looks better. i guess we can't let a republican governor look bad.