Thursday, December 13, 2012
First, lets be happy instead of envious for the attention and the assistance that the northeast is getting. Good for them.
Second, for everyone upset that their own personal flood, hurricane, farmer, earthquake, fire did not get the same attention that Hurricane Sandy is getting, you need to keep in mind that the government gives the same level of attention, such as it is, to every disaster. The media attention is directly proportional to the caliber of the celebrity who grew up in the neighborhood of the flood, hurricane, farmer, earthquake, typhoon.
If Bob Geldof, John Cougar Mellencamp or Bruce Springsteen grew up next door to you, chances are pretty good that your personal disaster would have also gotten a kick ass benefit.
So, the next time you have a flood, hurricane, earthquake, fire, mudslide, don't contact your local politician. Contact your local celebrity.