People have very nicely reached out to ask me how I coped with Hurricane Hillary or Tropical Storm Clinton and I tell them it was hard. The damn phone alert woke me with loud shrieks repeatedly during the night to tell me to immediately flee the flooding. I looked out the window and there was rain.
Back in New York, I was the one going to the river and snapping pictures during Hurricane Sandy. And that at least amounted to something (but nothing compared to hurricane experiences in gulf states.)
Los Angeles being what it is, the authorities and the media whipped up panic over what amounted to rain in August. This is a big deal in a place that doesn’t usually see rain in August or rain or can cope with road conditions that are less than ideal so of course there were immediate car crashes and runs on the stores.
All for some rain.
Now Mayor Karen Bass is trying to keep the hysteria going by denouncing Texas Gov. Abbott for busing illegal alien invaders to Los Angeles… in the rain.
Mayor Karen Bass is blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after a group of migrants were sent from his state by bus to Los Angeles as the city braced for Tropical Storm Hilary.
The bus departed from Brownsville, Texas Sunday as L.A. city officials warned Angelenos to brace for the peak impact of Tropical Storm Hilary. The bus arrived around 6:45 p.m. Monday at Union Station, Bass said.
This is the ninth bus sent to L.A. from Texas since June 14.
“It is evil to endanger the lives of vulnerable migrants by sending a bus with families and toddlers on board to a city that at the time was under an unprecedented tropical storm warning,” Bass said in a statement. “As I stood with state and local leaders warning Angelenos to stay safe and brace themselves for the worst of the coming storm, the Governor of Texas sent families and toddlers straight for us on a path through extreme weather conditions.
Toddlers, men, women and babies… in the teeth of the “unprecedented tropical storm” that was as substantive as the rest of Bass’ career.
How many people on the bus perished in the flooding? At last account, zero. Some might have gotten rained on if they didn’t bring umbrellas.
And Mayor Bass may not be aware of this, but when you swim the Rio Grande, you get wet.
Those “vulnerable migrants” seem to have survived the “extreme weather conditions”. And Texas knows a thing or two about actual “extreme weather conditions” and hurricanes. Try spending enough time in Houston.
But maybe Bass should deem the illegal invaders “climate refugees”. That way they can’t leave Los Angeles.