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Wed Aug 30, 2017, 09:53 AM

'This is the dumbest thing I've ever done,' says man who rode out Harvey

PORT ARANSAS -- The walls had begun to contract, squeezed and yanked by the 130-mph winds of the punishing storm Bill and Paulette Rogers had foolishly underestimated.

With a resounding crack around 10 p.m., the two-story beach home shook. A tree tore through the upstairs bedroom. The frames and a wall clock came crashing down, and water surged in, fast, warm and deadly. It was then that Bill Rogers, 61, knew he had a made a mistake by staying home.

"Get the dogs," he shouted. "Move it. We gotta go -- now."

Bill, a lifelong mechanic with tough hands and soft blue eyes, had spent Friday morning boarding up the windows, and Paulette, 64, his wife of 40 years, had picked up the groceries and sundries they figured were enough to outlast a Category 2 hurricane. Thanks to a generator, they spent the evening watching TV news, of excitable people fleeing the coast.

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https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2017/08/26/dumbest-thing-ever-done-says-man-rode-harvey-wife-four-dogs-truck

Stupid RWer, very lucky to be alive.

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Reply 'This is the dumbest thing I've ever done,' says man who rode out Harvey (Original post)
n2doc Aug 2017 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Aug 2017 #1
SharonClark Aug 2017 #2
Fla Dem Aug 2017 #3
TexasProgresive Aug 2017 #4
n2doc Aug 2017 #5
TexasProgresive Aug 2017 #6
n2doc Aug 2017 #9
procon Aug 2017 #7
Are_grits_groceries Aug 2017 #8

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 10:01 AM

1. You're giving the "STUPID RWer" WAYYY too much credit!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 10:02 AM

2. Great story, glad they all survived.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 10:19 AM

3. Was a good story and glad they and their dogs survived, but

then shook my head when the story ended when he said , "Death?" Bill muses. "I ain't afraid of death. What I'm afraid of  is the IRS." So another anti-gov RW know-it-all, but not smart enough to leave when told to evacuate.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 10:54 AM

4. Any proof they are RWers- Self admited stupid yes.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:05 AM

5. see post 3 and end of the article n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:16 AM

6. I did see his IRS/Death attempt at humor.

People I know who would never vote r'Puke make jokes about IRS and death. That's not particularly good evidence. It's the kind of conclusion that makes for harmful gossip, oh, opinions, sorry.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:56 AM

9. Too bad

I lived in the area for years and he displays all the hallmarks of a RW asshole. I really don't give a damn if someone's feelings get hurt by my characterization.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:21 AM

7. "Macho" goes before the fall. - Old wifey proverb. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:38 AM

8. Usually takes just one for a conversion.

I think some people are macho assholes.
Some are dumber than dirt.

I think others just cannot comprehend what they are being told. They think you are exaggerating. I have come to believe that many have to live through a catastrophe to truly get it. I can understand. I can try to understand living through an earthquake but that experience is beyond my true understanding. I either have to listen to advice and in a way go on faith in that or I believe I can make it anyway.

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