Texas Deluge

I’ll have more to say on the situation unfolding in Texas. There are still a lot of rumors flying, as there were with Katrina, so we’ll wait to see. It’s a disaster of unprecedented proportions.

However, I did want to note how moved I am to see thousands of people — cops and civilians — doing what they can to help. It seems that every time I turn on the TV or fire up Twitter, I’m presented with images of cops rescuing people from rooftops, civilians in boats rescuing people, trucks driving into the region with supplies or houses of worship opening to anyone who needs shelter. Most without being asked. Most without being paid. All without beating their chests about how heroic they are.

This is who we are. And no politician or political group will change that. As long as I see Americans looking for out for each other, I will maintain my hope for this country.

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  1. repmom

    Amen to this, Hal. We are a great country. We have our differences, our problems. But when faced with a tragedy, whether it be 9-11, or this in my state of Texas, we always come together.

    I can’t stay off Social Media – Twitter, Facebook. For every heartbreaking story I see, there is at least one or more heroic rescue story to go with it.

    God bless America.

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  2. repmom

    Oh, and on a good note, many of us saw the sun this afternoon, for the first time since Friday. A very welcome, promising sight.

    Still a long way to go, but as George W Bush said today, “the days are dark right now, but they will get better.”

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