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Thank you.

If that's the point ~ and that's the argument as I see it ~ then that's what should be criticized. I still think that to make a joke about something so serious as the disastrous effect of this hurricane was wrong. At least to date, I've chosen not to sign up for FEMA assistance. But their assistance has been appreciated by some of my neighbors. I don't know where you all live, but where I do the winds and flooding were intense, the likes of which lifelong residents had never witnessed. I was forced to leave. Although I'm home now, I have no idea when power will be restored ~ heat, light, phone. And it's been down into the 30's at night. Things need to be rewired; furnaces need to be replaced. But first, mud and debris needs to be cleaned out of everyone's basements and the places sanitized because of mold. It's quite an ordeal, and thousands of homeowners and landlords have to wait for limited resources to become available (electricians, plumbers, and the needed appliances). There are all sorts of shortages, including (until today) gas. Unfortunately, we were hit with a nor'easter snowstorm on top of the hurricane. So forgive me if I fail to find humor in what I found to be ill-timed petty criticism.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir