Here we are now, come and drown us

Roger reports from Albany, 150 miles inland, that the MegaGigaSuperStorm delivered less than a glancing blow:

[W]e got a little wind and a little rain, but nothing substantial. They closed our public schools in the city for two days due to an abundance of caution; the new superintendent is from New Jersey and I think she was taking her lead from the mayor, who had proclaimed a state of emergency for a day or more.

So yay for that. And a very loud boo for these people:

And because it wasn’t a big weather event HERE, I’ve heard people calling it a “dud”, that they were “cheated”, which frankly ENRAGED me. (I referred to such people as “idiots” on Facebook; maybe I should stay off Facebook. Someone else called them “callous douchebags”, which I suppose is worse.)

There are always reasons to stay off Facebook, but the need to denounce idiots and/or callous douchebags perhaps overrides those reasons.

In the meantime, I recommend that such individuals be parachuted into the very center of the next MegaGigaHyperSuperStorm, that they may reach the Nirvana they desire.


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 November 2012 · 9:57 am

    “Cheated” would only apply, I think, in the sense of “cheated death.”

    What kind of an idiot gets upset over not being slammed by a natural disaster? I don’t want to know those people.

  2. JT »

    2 November 2012 · 10:33 am

    So these people are upset because the town leaders were overly cautious. Perhaps they would have been happier if everyone was told it would blow over and then got subsequently wiped out. I’d rather be inconvenienced by having to evacuate for a couple of days instead of uninformed and dead.

  3. sya »

    2 November 2012 · 1:42 pm

    I suspect those same people would still complain even if no one prepared and a huge disaster struck. Complainers are going to complain, whether they’re in deep doo-doo or they’ve won the lottery.

  4. Charles Pergiel »

    3 November 2012 · 11:55 am

    It just struck me that these people are a lot like newspapers – they don’t care what they say as long as it gets them some attention. The more outrageous the statement, the more attention they get, and the more attention they get must mean that more people like them.

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