Saturday, July 26, 2008

We're All Hot and That Bothers Some

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- As we all suffer with the extreme heat, people who can't, or don't want to pay for air-conditioning, now have a place to turn for another option, says KHBS, channel 40News.

A local group is holding a fan drive to help the not-so-lucky stay cool.
Salvation Armies across the area are helping people in need beat the heat, in the form of free fans. David McGinnis spent his Friday afternoon at Salvation Army hoping to get a break from the heat.

"It's kinda uncomfortable," said McGinnis. "I sure wish it'd cool off, you know."

His air-conditioning is out and he can't afford to fix it. A free fan is his only hope of staying cool.
"The big heat we've been having… it’d sure be convenient if I had a fan," said McGinnis.

Where to begin??!! Fer Cryin' Out Loud, Fayetteville's high temperature today was 91°.

The limp-wristed, liberal media that infests Northwest Arkansas features Mr. McGinnis, as one of the "un-lucky" ones implicitly, who either didn't know how to beat the damnable capitalist system of America, or was one of the little people who was thrown headfirst through its cracks.

Mr. McGinnis will have his wish for cooler weather answered, around November... Around the time, he will begin bellyaching about how cold it is in his house.

Why is it everyone elses' responsibility to ensure our friend McGinnis has airconditioning, if he neglected to ensure it himself? It has NOT been monstrously hot this summer yet-- not for around here, or for Northwest Arkansas; what is unusual about July weather being warm?
He can't afford the repairs on his airconditioning system, whatever form that may consist of,

AND cannot afford to go to Wal-mart and buy his own fans?
Paging Hugo Chavez....

By the way, I want the govvermint, or some charity to subsidize my auto's health insurance.


Don Smith said...

It is so hot here in the City, I saw a dog chasin' a cat, and they were both walkin!

How much does a fan cost at China-World, six or seven bucks? Thing that gets me is a fan doesn't really cool anyone down, it is after all, just blowin' hot wind.

I sit on the porch in the cool shade and allow the Oklahoma wind to cool me down, and as long as you don't move a great deal, it isn't that bad.

What did people do before air conditioning and heaven forbid, what did reporters report on?

It isn't easy any more, not by a long shot, but people can still get by on less, a lot less, they are doing it every day ... everywhere but here.


The Localmalcontent said...

before airconditioning, people were better acclimated to the extremes of the seasons.

Come to think of it, they were of much hardier stock then, too.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

perhaps the nanny state will also answer my complaints of "my house is kinda small. i sure wish i had 12000 square feet, you know" and "that commute i've been having... it'd sure be convenient if i had a lamborghini that got 500 mpg".


The Localmalcontent said...

"The great and powerful Ozbama will Answer all desires....
Just bring me the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West."