Hmm… Maybe There’s a Pattern


They say the definition of a fool is “someone that does the same thing over and over expecting different results.” So here’s my thought.

People that live along the gulf coast and Southeastern coast of the United States are fools. That has to be the answer. How many hurricanes are we up to, just this year? 25? 30?

Boo-frickity-hoo, you lost your house/business/car again. You stupid idiot, you live in the middle of hurricane central. If you don’t like losing your house 12 times a year, why don’t you try living somewhere that doesn’t get destroyed all the damn time?

Sure, there are risks of disaster wherever you live. But you can’t call the hurricane problem a “risk.” It’s a reality. 12 to 30 times per year, your stuff is going to be blown over and flooded. It’s only a “risk” if there’s also a chance it might NOT happen.

But Incredipete, you live in tornado alley… who are you to talk.

Tornados happen all the time in Kansas, it’s a fact. Once in a blue moon, they knock over a couple of houses, or more accurately, a couple of trailers. Once in 50 years, it will knock over a dozen houses. Once every couple of years, it takes the roof off of an apartment building.

That’s a little different than having EVERY TREE, BUILDING, AND HOUSE BLOWN OVER AND FLOODED EVERY YEAR! You can’t get insurance? Duh. I wouldn’t give you insurance… or more accurately, I wouldn’t give you insurance unless you paid me roughly 120% of the value of your house and all of your stuff each year. Do you think you can afford that?

You rich old people that want to live and retire in Florida… good. I like it when people on Social Security choose to live somewhere that they’ll end up washed out to sea.

Call it a tax on the stupid.

Whatever the case, I’m sick and tired of my tax dollars going to bail out people to stupid to live somewhere safe. Next time, you’re on your own.

  13 comments for “Hmm… Maybe There’s a Pattern

  1. October 21, 2005 at 11:55 am

    TECHNICALLY, it isn’t a fool that has that definition…it’s the actual definition of INSANITY. I’m just sayin’…

  2. Rik
    October 21, 2005 at 12:44 pm

    Florida; Flatulant Languid Old Retired Idiots Displaced Annually

  3. October 21, 2005 at 2:25 pm

    Who is more the fool? The fool or the fool who follows?

  4. Lynne
    October 21, 2005 at 2:26 pm

    Yup, I was also going to say that’s the definition of “insane”…as defined by good ol’ Albert Einstein…

  5. October 21, 2005 at 2:39 pm

    Dang… I knew I’d screw it up!

  6. October 21, 2005 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Lynne, I saw your new office today… very nice. Although I miss the baby-poo yellow walls…

  7. Lynne
    October 22, 2005 at 12:21 pm

    I am pretty excited about the new office. It makes going back to work from maternity leave somewhat easier. I think I will still sit at my desk and sob for the first couple days though…

  8. October 23, 2005 at 1:46 pm

    Per Usual.

  9. Lynne
    October 25, 2005 at 2:09 pm


  10. October 26, 2005 at 8:20 am

    Dude what happened to my comment blaming you for my illness? Are you censoring me knowadays?

  11. October 26, 2005 at 10:47 am

    Comment? I saw nothing. It might be a PEBCAC error…

  12. October 26, 2005 at 7:26 pm

    AH SO!

  13. Myramains
    October 26, 2005 at 11:55 pm

    Boo-frickity-hoo. I’ll be using that, Incredipete, if you don’t mind.

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