GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “Merry Christmas Jerry” saves 24 plus himself by bold action

https://nypost.com/2022/12/30/buffalo-man-jay-withey-known-as-merry-christmas-jay-hailed-hero-for-rescuing-people-in-winter-storm/

Buffalo man hailed as hero for rescuing 24 people during winter storm
By Nicholas McEntyre 
December 30, 2022 7:19am Updated

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Around 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, and after taking turns running the engine and napping, Withey’s truck ran out of gas and the trio was forced to find proper shelter.

“Off to the left, I could see there was a school about 600, 700 feet away from us. I knew the power would be on, there would be heat in there and I was guaranteeing there would be food in there,” Withey told the station.

After some quick thinking, Withey identified others around him who were also stranded and decided to break into the school.

Withey and his crew, a total of 25, including seven senior citizens, made their way into Pine Hill Primary Center and took shelter — respectfully setting up only what was needed. They set up their main area in the cafeteria, helping themselves only to the food they needed and nothing in the fully stocked freezer, according to police.

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I found it astonishing that he had to break in.

One would think with the approaching storm, the Gooferment  — at all levels  — would order all public buildings to be unlocked.  Same for the Churches.  I’m sure every school has a Principal and a Custodian.  Someone should be authorized to take emergency action.

Argh!

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SURVIVAL: People have to take responsibility for their own safety

https://nypost.com/2022/12/27/we-need-answers-to-why-so-many-died-in-the-buffalo-storm/

Opinion editorial
We need answers to why so many died in the Buffalo storm
By Post Editorial Board 
December 27, 2022 7:49pm

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The death toll from the blizzard in Buffalo keeps rising and is now at least 33 — begging the question of how a city known for its fierce winters couldn’t protect its residents.

Part of the issue is that exact fact: Buffalo natives are accustomed to the weather. Far too many took to the roads even after being warned, likely thinking it was just another winter storm.

As Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said Tuesday, “when we heard terms such as bomb cyclone, this is something that we’re used to in Western New York.”

“But,” he added, “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

It’s obvious that officials, from Gov. Hochul down, should have been more forceful with their warnings. While businesses were urged to close, a travel ban wasn’t announced until shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, a mere 41 minutes before it took effect and as the storm was beginning to bear down on the region.

And though more equipment was called up, zero visibility meant it was difficult for responders to reach people trapped in their cars, leaving some to die.

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Anyone, who expects the Gooferment to save them from their own mistakes, will soon find out that they are often on their own.

The blizzard is a known hazard in Buffalo.  So when one is predicted, it would seem obvious that one prepares and takes shelter at home or where ever necessary.  

If you have to drive, and that list of reasons should be extremely short  — medical emergency is the only thing I can imagine, then you should have a “winter survival” kit in the car’s back seat.  Sleeping bag, candles, water, and food are essential. 

Seems like some people feel immune to the cold cruel world that we live in.

Requiescat In Pacem

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POLITICAL: “We, The Sheeple” are stupid and didn’t punish the crimes of the D’s

https://nypost.com/2022/12/06/warnock-defeats-walker-in-georgia-senate-runoff-election/

Warnock holds off challenge from Walker to win Georgia Senate runoff
By Mark Moore and
David Propper

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Democratic US Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia beat back a challenge from Republican former NFL star Herschel Walker to win Tuesday’s runoff election for Senate.

Warnock, 53, defeated his Republican rival, 60, to score a full six-year term after winning a special election in January 2021 — with Tuesday’s victory expanding the Dems’ control of the Senate to 51-49.  

With the race called Tuesday night by The Associated Press, Warnock held a slim 51.2% to 48.8% lead with 98% of the vote counted.

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The voters seem to have spoken.

Nothing matters to them: inflation, Hunter Biden, rampant cheating in the past elections, crime, debt, deficit, unfunded mandates, cultural decline, mass illegal immigration, insider trading, corruption of Big Pharma, the endless wars … …

The D’s are rewarded for this.

Hence, I don’t want to hear anyone complain about the results.  You got what you voted for.

From now on, I’ll vote a straight Libertarian ticket; as if that matters in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

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VOCABULARY: ‘Little League’ homer

https://nypost.com/2022/09/14/yankees-nip-red-sox-thanks-to-review-overturn-little-league-hr/

Yankees hold off Red Sox thanks to overturned call, ‘Little League’ homer
By Dan Martin September 14, 2022 10:49pm Updated

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The second baseman’s resurgence continued with his RBI single in the fifth inning that turned into a Keystone Kops home run thanks to some inept defense by the Red Sox, who made three errors on the night that led to four unearned runs.

In the fifth, Torres singled to right to drive in Aaron Hicks and then catcher Connor Wong took Verdugo’s throw from right and in an attempt to get Torres who had wandered too far around first, threw the ball back into right field.

It allowed Judge to score easily and a hustling Torres circled the bases and slid home safely.

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Interesting new “word” — Little League Homer — to describe something that is often seen in Little League games where they throw the ball around allowing runners to advance.

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HEROIC: Several good Samaritans save a woman from a flooded sinkhole

https://nypost.com/2022/08/11/woman-dramatically-saved-from-sinkhole-before-car-swallowed/

Woman dramatically saved from sinkhole moments before car swallowed
By Jack Hobbs
August 11, 2022 9:12am Updated

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A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a dramatic video shows her being rescued from her car as a sinkhole opens in the middle of the road.

The woman — who was not identified by police — was driving her white sedan along Yandell and Gateway South in El Paso around 6:40 p.m. when a massive sinkhole opened up beneath her car due to heavy rain the area had received, reported Jam Press.

Several good Samaritans and El Paso firefighters jumped into action and managed to extract the woman from the car before it fell into the pit.

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Good work by these brave fellows.  They could have been swallowed up too.

My question — not answered by the story — was she driving on a already flooded road?

I was taught to never ever drive on water where I couldn’t see the road’s surface. 

Here’s a reminder of that lesson.  Water is very powerful stuff and it doesn’t take much to float a car.

Be afraid and stay alive.

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