There’s the threat of Oroville Dam. Then there’s Trump

There’s the threat of Oroville Dam. Then there’s Trump


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There’s the threat of Oroville Dam. Then there’s Trump
The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 13th, 2017 | Erika D. Smith

Posted on 02/13/2017 8:59:54 PM PST by Mariner

It all happened so quickly. Water poured down the rapidly eroding hillside of Oroville Dam on Sunday evening. Engineers with the state had to make a series of quick decisions to avert a catastrophic flood.

When they weren’t sure it would work, the Butte County Sheriff’s Department made the gutsy call to evacuate tens of thousands of residents in a matter of hours. By Monday, state and local officials were working alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine the next steps in a still dangerous situation.

This is what should happen when people’s lives are in danger, this beautiful example of cooperation at all levels of government to resolve a crisis. Politics be damned.

But, I fear, that’s not how Donald Trump works. It doesn’t matter that most of the evacuees voted for him.

The president, incredibly, said nothing Sunday as people frantically fled three counties – Yuba, Sutter and Butte – in the nation’s most populous state. Instead, he tweeted about “fake news,” “enthusiastic supporters in Florida,” and how his “crackdown on illegal criminals” was merely about keeping his promise to rid the country of “gang members” and “drug dealers.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evacuation; first100days; oroville; redzones; rural; trump45; trumpfema


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The California politburo is still insufficiently humbled.

1 posted on 02/13/2017 8:59:54 PM PST by Mariner

To: Mariner

What a twisted article.


To: Mariner

Unreal!

This is an example of a type of #FAKENEWS!

3 posted on 02/13/2017 9:05:33 PM PST by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com – Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])

To: Mariner

And if he jumped in to help they would say:
1) Too little to late
2) It’s all his fault
3) He’s just trying to take credit when it’s already take care of.

You KNOW all of these stories have already been written, they are just waiting to see what happens so they can publish the right one.

4 posted on 02/13/2017 9:05:40 PM PST by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)

To: Mariner

…wonder what the reporter thought of Odungo waiting 42 days to respond to BP oil blow out in the gulf…

5 posted on 02/13/2017 9:06:57 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))

To: Mariner

No one has died, no one has lost their home. There has only been inconvenience so far. Who is he supposed to be consoling?


To: Mariner

Hey SacBee!

How ‘bout tellin’ the Guv to cancel that rail boondoggle and do the important stuff?!?!?!

7 posted on 02/13/2017 9:08:02 PM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)

To: Mariner

“It doesn’t matter that most of the evacuees voted for him.”

I hope that most of those evacuees write into the SacBee and eviscerate this writer and this media source.

8 posted on 02/13/2017 9:08:03 PM PST by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com – Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])

To: Mariner

President Trump lives rent free in the heads of so many leftists; especially media leftists/propagandists.

9 posted on 02/13/2017 9:08:29 PM PST by Boomer (The modern day leftist dems is the party of criminally insane)

To: Mariner

As I recall – from Katrina debacle- Fed cannot just jump in, the gov needs to request assistance


To: Doogle

Obama barely recognized any tornado or flood in flyover country in his years as President.

11 posted on 02/13/2017 9:10:46 PM PST by taterjay

To: Mariner

They want him to be some kind of daddy surrogate.

Effem.

12 posted on 02/13/2017 9:10:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)

To: Parley Baer

CA Trumpsters know that Dems and Moonbeam own this mess. I know because I’m a Nor-Cal Trumpsters! Gut the SacBee!


To: Parley Baer

By Monday, state and local officials were working alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine the next steps in a still dangerous situation.

So, the feds are working with the state and the writer is complaining because Trump didn’t say anything on Sunday? It’ll be a long 4 years.

14 posted on 02/13/2017 9:11:47 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Those that can, do, those that can’t, work in the Beltway.)

To: Mariner

Follow the link to an SJW/BLM symp.


To: Mariner

Not sufficiently humbled? 33 days in the Oval Office is plenty of time to cause a dam to fail. It was long enough to get most Democrats to set their hair on fire.

16 posted on 02/13/2017 9:14:15 PM PST by Sasparilla ( I’m Not tired of Winning)

To: Major Matt Mason

Good point. Feds working with the state and local officials. This writer is an idiot.


To: Vince Ferrer

Running the outflow at 100k cfs for a few days will help to get the situation under control.

Cutting off the water from the mountains to Southern Calif. could help to get the illegals to self deport.

18 posted on 02/13/2017 9:17:16 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It’s too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)

To: Sasparilla

33 days? More like 24.


To: Mariner

How long can they tread water?

20 posted on 02/13/2017 9:19:07 PM PST by Thud

To: G Larry

Tell MoonBeam to give up the Sanctuary Cities to Trump (and REAL America) for help on real water control.

21 posted on 02/13/2017 9:19:34 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It’s too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)

To: Mariner

Well, there’s the corrupt Washington politicians and the media, who want to continue in the swamp.. living for them selves and no concern for the people who sent them there.

THEN there’s Donald Trump who is keeping his word, and serving the people..

And they think HE’S the one who doesn’t know anything?


To: Mariner

He didn’t SAY anything, you dumb bitch (Erika), he was too bust taking action. And of course you blame Trump for the failure of a dam that has been in trouble for over a decade, as in during Obama’s entire tenure. But of course he’s faultless, right?

PS Sorry about the profanity, but it is deserved here.

23 posted on 02/13/2017 9:28:06 PM PST by piytar (http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-number-one-bullet)

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