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Feeling Safer with Obama in Charge

Posted by madjillmom on August 28, 2011

Yesterday, we left early to go to an outdoor wedding (107 degrees) of our twin’s friends.  Before I left, I was so relieved to see Obama had left his Martha’s Vineyard vacay early to rush to FEMA headquarters.  While there, he was able to find the right seat of power and responsibility because the fine folks of FEMA  had taken time out of their busy horrible hurricane schedule to print out nice name placard that identified Barack Obama as the President of the United States.  Then, he rolled up his sleeves and put on a really serious face.  This makes me feel so much better.  I am sure the Irene was so impressed that she decided to weaken as soon as the word was out.

Also, I recently learned that the Dept. of Justice is really overworked.  They had no other choice but to drop the New Black Panther voter intimidation case because they really needed to pursue Gibson Guitar because they may have violated Indian law in obtaining some wood for guitar making.  I guess they are still working on it, because they can’t seem to figure out just what happened in the ATF Fast and Furious gun-running debacle.  Thank goodness a division of our government is able to prosecute obtuse Indian laws against an American company in this time of high unemployment, dead DEA agents and Border guards.

Once again, I feel so much better that Obama is so “in charge” and keeping us all safe from terrible hurricanes and guitars made with exotic wood.  I will sleep better tonight.

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FEMA News Conference and Storm App

Posted by madjillmom on August 27, 2011

If you wanted to feel as though the President, FEMA, and Homeland Security have it all together in regards to Hurricane Irene, the bad audio of the forecaster portion of the news conference wasn’t reassuring.  The audio on this fellow was so bad, it sounded as though he was speaking from the actual storm.

They have now pointed out that the app for smartphones and I-pads are giving out information that can be used.  Do they think that internet connections, cell towers,  and electricity will be available to check these things?  How many of the people knew there was an app for that as of yesterday.  Thank goodness that FEMA is busy working on apps.

Our experience with Rita and Ike tell us that cell phone traffic makes cell phones pretty useless early on.  This was pre-smartphone, so I do not really know if you will be able to get internet while in storm.  Plus, it looks like it was just available yesterday.  Part of the app is getting ready for storm with a storm kit.  Believe me, all the stuff you would go and buy are long gone by now.  (Same with Pres. Obama’s address yesterday.  If you waited until yesterday to get your supplies, there are none left.)

I wonder if you can apply for government assistance with the app?  I am going to go check it out.  Is there an I phone app?

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