Tuesday, November 15, 2005

With "Experts" Like These...


From Channel 5 in Boston:

WCVB-TV Channel 5 will broadcast a "When Disaster Strikes: Are We Ready?" -- Town Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Natalie Jacobson will host the live, one-hour special.

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be among the panelists discussing topics including chain of command, communication and logistics. Joining Romney on the panel are Public Safety Secretary Ed Flynn, Health and Human Services Secretary Tim Murphy, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Daniel Grabauskas and FEMA Acting Regional Director Ken Horak.

Audience participants include town administrators, representatives of the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, first responders such as EMTs, doctors and nurses, and interested citizens.


Viewers will learn how to take personal responsibility for their safety. Experts will share what items people need to have in their homes and at work in the event of an emergency and what kind of plan to set up with their own families.

I'm going to venture way out onto that proverbial limb once again, and predict that not one of these so-called "experts" will have anything to say about the benefits of having a firearm to defend one's family after the breakdown of social order that is sure accompany any such disaster scenario.

Katrina who?

UPDATE: I taped the show last night, but haven't watched it yet. It's unlikely I ever will, having read this summation of the show provided in the comments section by reader, 1894C.

My favorite bit:

One "regular" guy in the crowd actually asked "who in the goverment will tell me what to do in case of a major disaster".

Nice knowing you, pal.