If Hurricane Dorian doesn’t turn by Labor Day it will come ashore around Palm Beach where my Father-in-law resides. Friends came by to put up his hurricane storms today. A few hurricanes ago all sorts of houses in his development, which is a few miles from the beach, had blue tarps over gashes in their roofs. Hurricanes have been coming with a vengeance to all the region around the Gulf and Caribbean in recent years. I wrote about two of them that glanced off Florida a fifteen years ago in a Reader column.
I wasn’t explaining the changes overtaking the Earth that are bringing this about. Instead, I twitted Republicans. I wrote, “This is not very surprising as Florida takes a Republican inspired, hands-off attitude about government regulation.” Trump’s vacation White House Maralago is just a short distance from my Father-in-law’s home. It is on the beach. The locals hate it when he comes to town because the traffic is tied up. I’ve read that Trump grifted an Insurance Company out of $17 million by claiming Hurricane damage that never took place. At least it wasn’t FEMA money! The President has directed FEMA to spend it on building a border wall in Mexico instead of their usual responsibilities. He didn’t give a rip about Puerto Rico but we’ll see what he does if Maralago takes a real hit. Maybe we’ll be for a second round of grifting.