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FEMA Fumbles

You can’t make this kind of stuff up. Can FEMA look any more incompetent?

With Hurricane Florence causing historically massive flooding on the east coast FEMA decided it was a good time to introduce a “Presidential alert” system, which would allow Donald Trump to send an emergency message to your mobile phone, which you cannot block and would interrupt phone calls and other usage of your phone. They announced that this system would be tested this Thursday, but then suddenly decided to delay that until October. Just what we need, Trump popping up on your phone unannounced and unavoidable. Still to be determined is how long will it take Trump to abuse this system by using it to brag about his beautiful accomplishments and attack people he doesn’t like.

Speaking of abuse, Trump unwisely decided this was a good time to complain about how under-appreciated his wonderful handling of Hurricane Maria was, which devastated Puerto Rico. All that did was to remind people of how bad a job the Trump administration has done with hurricanes in the past, just as we are facing down another massive hurricane. Not to mention that Trump claims climate change is a hoax and has eliminated almost all efforts to fight it, even though scientists agree that global warming is making hurricanes and other severe weather even more severe and deadly.

Incidentally, Trump’s head of FEMA jumped in to defend Trump, blaming “spousal abuse” for the death toll of Hurricane Maria. Seriously.

And speaking of FEMA chief Brock Long, he is now being investigated for personal use of government funds and equipment. Long is accused of breaking as many as six laws.


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5 Comments

  1. Wildwood wrote:

    Someone could make some money if they came up with a cell phone that would block Trump. It’s either that or get rid of cell phones and go back to land lines. I have both, much to my daughters dismay, and refuse to get rid of the land line.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:51 am | Permalink
  2. David Freeman wrote:

    I switch to that cell phone in an instant especially if it would block all the other scam calls that make it past the national “do not call” registry.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  3. Trip wrote:

    The Emergency Alert System has existed for decades, but has never been tested at its highest level (“Presidential Alert”) on a nationwide basis. I’m no fan of Donald Trump, but there are plenty of actual things to be upset with him over without making up fake ones.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 12:08 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Trip, can you imagine a situation when we need a “presidential alert”? I can’t. I think there is a good reason why it has never even been tested.

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
  5. Sina Tewani wrote:

    There is definately a lot to find out about this subject.
    I like all the points you have made.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:34 am | Permalink

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