Thursday, September 01, 2005


"Weather" To Listen or Not...

I'm glad John said this.

I think it's quite true that some people don't have the option to make a "choice" that others would find obviously logical.

There are two related points that should be made:

1)The fact that James Carville said that some people "just didn't listen" shows that he's become as disconnected from the lives of 'real folks' as the fancy-cat Republicans that he always rails against.

2) Basic human nature: How many people stayed because they had become inured to previous storm warnings? How often have these sort of weather forecasts just been completely wrong? How often has it occurred that the annual Storm of The Century turns out to be some heavy, but not overwhelming, rain and some wild winds that knock over some trees -- and that's it?

It adds to the tragedy that some people may have lost their lives or remain stranded in horrific conditions because previous experiences had told them, "Well, really, what's the worst that could happen?"

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