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The world must be comming to a end...

So, why do I think New Mexico has pissed off the man up stairs?

Well, Right now, as of 10:10PM on 05/23/05:
* We have flooding in northern New Mexico
* A dam that could bust
* 2 Wild Fires
* A very small, small, chance of flooding in the Metro area.

and, the water level keeps rising.

So, I guess when we ask for more water, we get it.


EDIT: And, at 10:37pm, we just had a Emergency Alert break in on "The Tonight Show, with Jay Leno", and they are asking everyone in Torrance County to goto Emergency Water Conservation after a electric water pump failed in a local town in that county. GREAT!


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May. 23rd, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I don't think we've made God angry.

I think we just live in a third-worldesque state. I am getting to the point where I think this state is mostly uninhabitable. If you have to rely on water pumps to make sure you stay alive because water isn't really easy to come by, I think that's a problem. The flooding is bad, but people have to realize these things happen. Just because it doesn't flood but once every 10 to 15 years doesn't mean it doesn't occur at all, so it doesn't exactly make sense (to me, at least) to build homes where there's even the slightest chance of flooding. The wild fires are bad, but they're a natural thing. If you build homes in the middle of forests, again, it's a risk that you could lose everything in a fire. A lot of people seem to want to move to New Mexico because it's really beautiful in places and they come to live within the naturally beautiful parts. Then they freak out when nature strikes back. You can't blame them, but... I wish people would just be a bit more realistic about things.

Okay, and what's really pissing me off about this flooding bit -- for freakin' 5 or 6 years we've been in a drought. Having worked in the TV news media, I had to listen to Larry Rice (my least favorite co-worker of all time) and everybody else blah-blah-blah about how much we needed rain and a great snow-pack to start to reverse the damage that was done. Now it's the opposite -- the water levels are rising... oooh, scary! Why is this happening? OMG, freak out. Team Coverage. Breaking News. I suppose it's not the place for local news to bring perspective into viewers' lives, but it just makes me gag to listen to them carry on and on about things just because there's so little news here besides drug arrests and violent crime.

I shouldn't be ranting this late. I'm sleepy.
May. 24th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
True, True, True. The only reason why I posted this is beacuse its all going down at once, which this is summer, when fires happen, and snow melts, so, it's really no surpise.

As for the news comment, everthing in this state is Breaking News, and well we have to have Team Coverage, or else, we could not have a need for that many news people. LOL. I mean, even if a story was Breaking News at 5pm, and it's now 10pm, it would still be Breaking News. But, that is my take on the news here. LOL.

Well, I should get back to work.
May. 24th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
When it rains (in the desert), it pours.

Stay safe.
May. 24th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
...and on the upside, things probably cooled off. ;)
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