Ron Paul came out to talk about hurricanes, and how, apparently, FEMA is a bad thing and we need to go back to how we did things 110 years ago.
“We should be like 1900; we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960,” Paul said. “I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district.
“There’s no magic about FEMA. They’re a great contribution to deficit financing and quite frankly they don’t have a penny in the bank. We should be coordinated but coordinated voluntarily with the states,” Paul told NBC News. “A state can decide. We don’t need somebody in Washington.”
Speaking of 1900 and Galveston, did you know there was a hurricane in Galveston in 1900? There was, and it was the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.
As Razorite Will (who is in NY and facing Irene down with, I presume, one hand raising his middle finger and the other holding a can of Old Milwaukee) said to me, “Racist grandpas are less embarrassing.”