Friday, November 2, 2012

Scary Picture Of The Day

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) toured Staten Island yesterday to see the destruction wrought by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy and brought with them promises of aid. The south shore of the  "forgotten borough" was one of the hardest areas in New York.

Gillibrand had the good sense to wear a normal fleece jacket. Schumer, on the other hand, was wearing an official navy windbreaker from FEMA. Now if that isn't a scary sight, I don't know what is. The most anti-gun senator in the Senate wearing a jacket from one of the most inept agencies of the Federal government. I won't even mention that FEMA is the topic of more than one conspiracy theory.

Picture from the Staten Island Advance

(Do keep the people of Staten Island in your prayers and thoughts. My cousin Tom and his wife Meryl still live in my grandparent's old house on Staten Island and came through OK. Unfortunately, there are plenty of others who's lives and homes were devastated.)

1 comment:

  1. i grew up on staten island, back in the '40s and early '50s, even then staten island was the red headed stepchild of new york city, only noticed when something bad happened, like the ferry terminal burning down, when the ferry boats were the only link to the rest of the city, before the verrazano-narrows bridge. i haven't been back in many years, but the people there are in my thoughts and prayers today.