Shake baby, shake! Shake baby, shake!
Well, J-Nap is at it again. After assuring us all that the southern U.S. Border is not only in good shape, but getting better every day… ha ha hhahahahahahahahah… Hahahahahahaaha! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself there. Anyway, let’s just say that J-Nap’s credibility is not at its highest right now.
But since the border is so peachy these days, it’s time to spend more money we don’t have on another expensive but useless government program! The latest and greatest: the “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.” Yes, in a brilliant plan to rival that of any mega-disaster movie produced by the SyFy channel, J-Nap wants us all to be prepared for “the Big One“.
Hence, the “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut“, in which states that might be affected by a quake from the fault can practice the ingenious new protective measure of “drop, cover, and hold on” until all the shaking stops. Why hasn’t anyone else thought of that?
While the official website touts that they have 2.6 million participants (and counting!), please color me unimpressed. The population of the states covered by this “drill’ is approximately 64 million people. So J-Nap has convinced just about 4% of the population to participate.
Don’t get me wrong: the New Madrid fault is nothing to laugh at. The last time there was a major quake there, the shaking went on for days, the Mississippi River ran backwards, and state boundaries changed. It’s serious stuff.
But so is our economy. And our border. And Islamic terrorism. And any other number of items and possible events we could and should be planning for.
I’m sure she’ll get right on those.