Rock Me Like a Hurricane

3 Jan

I still must insist that we stop naming hurricanes after women or men with normal and harmless sounding names and if we can’t use horrible sounding adjectives or common expletives then we must name these terribly destructive storms after familiar people with whom we recognize and associate infamous deeds, especially in light of the recent news that Congress will be taking its own sweet time in deciding whether or not relief in the form of economic aid will be coming to the Northeast.

Naming a storm Sandy or Betsy or Fred just doesn’t cut it when trying to describe the devastation left in its wake or the homes and lives and livelihoods destroyed by its wrath.

“Congress can’t decide whether to give aid to victims of Sandy”, sounds like a bad date gone wrong rather than a mega-storm of death and destruction.

If we could say that “Congress refuses to vote on aid to victims of Attila the Hun!” that certainly might carry more weight don’t you think? I seriously doubt that any Congressman would want to be remembered as the lawmaker who vacillated over voting for relief to victims of Hurricanes Hitler, Judas, Cain, Vlad the Impaler, Jack the Ripper, Saddam Hussein or (if we must insist using women’s names) even Lizzy Borden.

For goodness sakes, even being able to say something like, ” You should have been there when Hurricane Lindsey Lohan tore up the boardwalks and laid waste to the Jersey Shore! It was horrible!”  At least that might paint the proper picture of destruction in the minds of Congressmen who are less in tune to the suffering of their everyday average constituents while being more familiar with pop cultural references and internet trivia.

Or Maybe from here on out we should all just agree to only name hurricanes after Congressmen. Then at least we common folk will know exactly and without any doubt what we’ve got coming…

10 Responses to “Rock Me Like a Hurricane”

  1. John January 3, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    This government is sickening.

  2. A Passionate Pitta January 3, 2013 at 5:39 am #

    Reblogged this on Posts from a Passionate Pitta.

  3. alesiablogs January 3, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    That was just a great post…I just turned off the news but the last thing I heard was that the only way Sandy could get passed was for other congress/senators to make sure there was Pork in the bill for their states…It is just so crazy…And then something as horrific as Hurricane Sandy comes along that really needs the $ and we lose sight of priorities. IT is always about what do I get out of this deal? I am so sick of that attitude.

  4. ladysighs January 3, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Excellent idea! I’m not as clever as you, but….

    A Boehner Blitz

  5. momshieb January 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    “Hurricane Boehner”….”Hurricane Biden”…..I like it!
    It resonantes.
    And I think that Chris Christie just secured the 2016 election.

    • st sahm January 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

      ^ haha @momshieb! Right on.

  6. motherhoodisanart January 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Love it!

  7. samuel13208 January 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Witty. And it makes sense. Interesting read

  8. SoJosMom January 4, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    I love your take on this subject. Very clever!

  9. Professions for PEACE January 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    What a great post! So true, and I agree. The names have to change. Thanks for your hilarious conclusion too. Lots of laughs amidst these truths . Cheers, Gina

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