From Denny: As a resident of Louisiana, viewing the widespread and horrific devastation to New Jersey and New York From Hurricane Sandy on endless streaming news is a stark reminder of what we face each hurricane season, six months out of the year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone experiencing difficulty and loss from the appropriately named "Frankenstorm." It's the rebuilding that can prove testing to the human spirit.
On the Martin Bashir show (we like him at our house as he spares no unclear opinion carefully considered), he ran clips of Prez Obama with New Jersey Gov. Christie. Kudos go out to Prez Obama setting aside the campaign and truly governing. A cheer went up at our house when Obama announced he had "instituted the 15 Minute Rule for returning phone calls" from the politicians and officials in the devastated states.
Obama is hands on, demanding all agencies to abandon the usually frustrating red tape and give immediate help. Obama even has the military rounding up huge cargo planes to transport supplies and power trucks from the West Coast to get to New Jersey in a timely fashion. Normally, it would take about three days just to drive from California to the affected areas. See how much you can learn when you watch the afternoon news cycle? :)
Now THIS is government at its best! What took so long? America has to suffer a terrible disaster - a second time - before politicians decide to act human and do the right thing for the greater good? Where is this attitude in the day to day of our government and politics? What is their excuse for not doing so?
You have it covered for a holiday greeting: Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays, You rock the world!
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