Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Grace poorly organized, no threat to land: Gov. Rick Scott declares State of Emergency ... by gimleteye

In Tallahassee, Florida's Gov. Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency after NOAA weather scientists declared a tropical storm system moving across the distant Atlantic as "poorly organized, no threat to land."

"I'm no scientist," Gov. Scott said, "but I am sworn to protect the people of Florida."

With Grace continuing to weaken over the course of this week, Scott said, "It is my considered judgement that people should take cover now."

Grace is likely to become a post-tropical depression before even reaching the Leeward Islands on Thursday and Friday. Gov. Scott, whose poll numbers increased after he took shelter during the threat from Tropical Storm Erika, seems to be following the same path now.

"When there is a hostile upper-level environment, you can't assume that people will be safe where they live," the government said during a hastily convened press conference.

Gov. Scott is viewed as a likely Republican candidate for US Senate from the nation's third most populous state. When questioned about declaring an emergency without any scientific justification, Gov. Scott replied, "We are not going to let storms overtake us this time like with Planned Parenthood."

Scott urged people to sleep with windows closed and guns nearby. He also said that people should pay attention to neighbors and report any suspicious activities.

"There are more self-reporting people hurt by flying objects during storms than by the wind itself," Scott added before leaving the press conference by helicopter for a special meeting of county emergency managers and opponents of same sex marriage. A follow up statement by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement offered the following, "If a neighbor sees another neighbor leaving lawn and pool furniture out, that person needs to report to law enforcement immediately."

Spinning tops printed with the tagline "Florida is open for business" were handed out by communications staff as Gov. Scott departed.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

sleep with windows closed and guns nearby.... report your neighbors to law enforcement for leaving lawn furniture out.... won't be surprised by imaginary storm like planned parenthood??? he is clearly losing it.

Geniusofdespair said...

What??? This quote is absurd:


Gov. Scott is viewed as a likely Republican candidate for US Senate from the nation's third most populous state. When questioned about declaring an emergency without any scientific justification, Gov. Scott replied, "We are not going to let storms overtake us this time like with Planned Parenthood."

But then Scott is absurd.

marty baum said...

Ya know.. when he did that, I sat and wondered what the motive was... WHO wanted to dump dirty water and get away with it... Any idea how much a declaration like that costs us??? will he pay for that with Amendment 1 money too? Keep up the skeer!

Anonymous said...

Thats what aliens say. Makes absolute no sense.

cyndi said...

Tell me this is a joke right?

Unknown said...

I looked to see if this was posted April 1.