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Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:06 pm

http://hcindependent.com/current-news/editorial-be-glad-we-had-bubba-in-houston/
By Robb Reeves

The camera quickly found him.

He was a bigger man, a little overweight, with a full beard and wearing camouflage. We saw him on our TV screens standing in thigh-deep water in the rain. We saw him drive his fishing boat down a freeway, carry people in his arms, and sometimes he just stared at his beleaguered city.

Bubba was the first responder in Houston and thank God he was there. Bubba shows up. He has been showing up to weddings, work, funerals, birthdays, and football games most of his life. He is the guy you borrow a socket wrench from when you can’t find yours.

When tragedies the size of Hurricane Harvey happen, the government, no matter how much bigger we make it year after year, is too small to help. When the water overwhelmed the nation’s fourth largest city, leaders cried for assistance and Bubba came.

One reporter actually gets it.
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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby bayou » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:38 pm

Yep


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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby monkeyhead » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:43 pm

Does anyone have knowledge of security jobs in Houston? It's one thing when people are hungry and need clean water to drink. It is another when people loot homes for flat screen t.v.'s and break into stores for expensive sneakers. Bubba brings out the best in humanity. Unfortunately, there are some that take advantage of this horrible situation. I know Triple Canopy and Academi are hiring for security jobs there.


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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby Alf » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:31 pm

monkeyhead wrote:Does anyone have knowledge of security jobs in Houston? It's one thing when people are hungry and need clean water to drink. It is another when people loot homes for flat screen t.v.'s and break into stores for expensive sneakers. Bubba brings out the best in humanity. Unfortunately, there are some that take advantage of this horrible situation.

Don't fret none. Bubba knows how to deal with that too.

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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:47 pm

Alf wrote:
monkeyhead wrote:Does anyone have knowledge of security jobs in Houston? It's one thing when people are hungry and need clean water to drink. It is another when people loot homes for flat screen t.v.'s and break into stores for expensive sneakers. Bubba brings out the best in humanity. Unfortunately, there are some that take advantage of this horrible situation.

Don't fret none. Bubba knows how to deal with that too.

Quoting the article again:
He is the guy the manager asks to come in early when a machine is broken at the factory. He is the guy we ordered to pull the trigger in Iraq.

Bubba does indeed know how to deal with that.
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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby SewTexas » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:43 pm

wow! that's kinda beautiful in a way
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Postby flechero » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:23 pm

Yes, it is!

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Postby karder » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:50 pm

that's a great article. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby puma guy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:37 pm

Thanks for sharing, TAM. I'm going to share that on Face Book.
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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby Oldgringo » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:44 pm

I saw this on Facebook last weekend but it is definitely worth repeating and sharing over and over. Thank God for this and all of the other Bubba volunteers from all over.

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Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:51 pm

I saw another similar essay, author unknown but posted by a number of Facebook users:
Let this sink in for a minute.....Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They're using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there's a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they're so much better than.

These are The Quiet Ones. They don't wear masks and tear down statues. They don't, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods.

But they'll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They'll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it's what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. And then they'll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they've never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about "the patriarchy", or "male privilege", they'll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.

In the meantime, they'll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work's done.

They're unlikely to be reimbursed. There won't be medals. They won't care. They're heroes. And it's what they do.
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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby RPBrown » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:06 am

Pretty much sums it up.
Of course ANTIFA still marching in comyfornia but getting very little news coverage
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Postby anygunanywhere » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:43 am

RPBrown wrote:Pretty much sums it up.
Of course ANTIFA still marching in comyfornia but getting very little news coverage


Bubba can take care of antifa too.
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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:57 am

anygunanywhere wrote:
RPBrown wrote:Pretty much sums it up.
Of course ANTIFA still marching in comyfornia but getting very little news coverage

Bubba can take care of antifa too.

And the longer established authority refuses to deal with Antifa, the closer we get to Bubba taking care of it. Either way, Antifa is doomed.
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Re: Just be glad we had Bubba

Postby toddlinder » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:17 am

Great article. Thanks!


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