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Help Me! I Think Liberals Have Corrupted My Thinking!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by LoadToadBoss, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    We had a line of severe thunderstorms roll through last night around 8 p.m. knocking out power to my subdivision and surrounding area for about 7 hours. Within 30 second of losing street power, my whole-house generator powered up and transfered 20kw of blessed sweetness to my outlets. Lights on, A/C running, fridge/freezer cooling. Life was looking pretty good for me and Mrs. LTB.

    Then I looked outside and saw the abundance of darkness that had enveloped my whole neighborhood. I felt a little guilty that we had power and no one else did. One poor guy a few houses down was trying to start his 5kw portable Honda generator and couldn't get it cranked (old gas).

    Could my sense of guilt be the corrupting influence of liberals who preach that it's wrong to have something that others do not? I felt better by going next door to the young couple with a newborn baby and telling them they can plug into my genny to power anything they need for the baby.

    Blasted liberals! Curses!
     
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  2. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    If you have worked for and earned what you have then you have no reason to feel guilty about anything. Those a-holes that have a guilt complex have it because they know they never come by what they have honestly.
     

  3. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    No guilt. Turn every light on.

    This is the stuff of fables.


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  4. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

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    Well, in a true, true SHTF situation, your house having lights in a sea of blackened neighborhood would also likely be drawing the desperate.

    But if was just a temporary power outage, prepared is prepared.
     
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  5. countrygun

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    I wouldn't want to get flamed by suggesting it wan't a "liberal" thought at all, but perhaps a moral decision based on the Christian influence in our culture, so I won't say it.

    Yup, if it was a decent act it was obviously liberal influenced


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  6. DoubleWide

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    You shouldn't feel guilty about being prepared.

    Being a good neighbor though is rewarding in itself and may prove beneficial in the future.
     
  7. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Ahh, logic and truth!

    Now that's refreshing! :drink:
     
  8. Dexters

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    I don't think guilt is the issue. But, if you're lighting up your whole house are you prepared for what to do when people come by asking for help
    - food
    - charge up cell phone, etc

    There was a guy with a similar story who after a few days of power being out turned on his generator, and fired up the grill for some steaks then was put off/wary when some people came by asking for some food ...
     
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  9. RonS

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    Charity freely given is charity, charity enforced at the point of a bayonet is slavery.

    Liberals have two major blind spots in their world view. They think that government works like they learned in grade school and they think everyone is just like them where it really matters. If government was really like we learned in school, honest, transparent and above selfish interest and if people in general were decent and responsible we could have a socialist welfare state that would probably be no worse than what we have now and would help those who needed it without enslaving those who don't.

    There is a reason they call it liberal white guilt.
     
  10. wrenrj1

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    Dumb advice, never advertise what you have and others' seek in an event such as yours.
     
  11. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    It's a brief outage and I'm kidding
     
  12. MikeLadner

    MikeLadner DILLIGAFF?

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    Neighbor should feel guilty for not being better prepared. Never feel guilty for being prepared to take care of yourself and your family. Help others out when/where you can, if it's logical and won't hinder your ability to handle your needs.
     
  13. Adjuster

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    I was just speaking to one of our insureds in Miami yesterday about something very similar. He is a contractor and owns his own company. During one of the recent hurricanes he lost power to his house. He called some contractor friends in Orlando and had them find him a generator as there were none available here. The only ones available in Orlando were the big whole house type. He had one of his workers drive to Orlando to pick it up and had his electrician waiting at the house for its arrival. In less than a day he located a generator, picked it up and drove it down from Orlando and had it wired into his home. He said he felt bad when he first cranked it up because it was wired into his entire electrical system and even his landscaping lights came on to light up the palm trees when the rest of the neighborhood was in total darkness.



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  14. blk69stang

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    No need to feel guilty.

    You sacrificed ahead of time so that you could be prepared in time of crisis. While you saved for your generator, your neighbors blew their money on other things they felt more important. The ant and the grasshopper.

    Further, you charitably donated some of your electricity to the couple next door with the newborn baby. You are the definition of a good neighbor, you gave some of your hard earned goods out of your own goodness.

    This should serve as a wake-up call to the neighborhood that they too need to be more self-reliant in the event of a disaster. Maybe your example will cause your neighbors to think about putting off the purchase of a big-screen TV or a wave-runner and instead spend that money on preps. Only good can come from that.

    At the very least, you've made some loyal friends out of that couple with the baby. Their partnership may prove useful in that in the future they may have the opportunity to repay your act of kindness.

    What you did is not Liberal BS. It's the core of America: doing what's right for the right reasons, without someone forcing you to do it.
     
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  15. Cmacc

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    "Could my sense of guilt be the corrupting influence of liberals who preach that it's wrong to have something that others do not?"

    Yes.

    If the young couple accepted your offer they were blessed by your generosity. If they learned from your preps then they were doubly blessed. If you offer help the second time offer words of advice along with the help. If they come begging for your help a third time they may be free loaders.
     
  16. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I had that happen once.

    Power knocked out by a bad bad bad snow storm a few years ago. My genny kicked in immediately.

    At dusk, as the storm had passed, the neighborhood was out trying to dig out - with everyone looking at my house and all it's power and glory.

    I did the only right thing: I went to the window, waved, and shut the drapes.


    :rofl:
     
  17. janice6

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    Shame on you for having the foresight to incorporate a means to sustain your domicile against lost of necessary services.

    Shame on your neighbors for not doing so.

    My view:

    Just for fun, I put one television on a battery back up UPS. I thought well I had it, and didn't have a use for it, so I would use it to "clean up" the power line to the TV.

    Power went out, early one night. I made a specific effort to turn on the TV and watch it while the neighborhood was black. The UPS lasted for almost an hour and the power came on before it went dead.

    No. it didn't prove anything and I didn't have to do it, I just wanted to.
     
  18. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    Not guilt - caution.

    In a real SHTF situation you are advertizing what some would be willing to mooch or take by force.
     
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  19. Goaltender66

    Goaltender66 NRA GoldenEagle

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    That isn't liberal thinking. That's genuine concern, not guilt that I think you were feeling.

    Liberal thinking would be to force you to allow everyone else to hook up to your generator for free.
     
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  20. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Sounds like you have compassion for your fellow human... not a liberal trait but according to some... a religious one, and others such as myself, a species thing. There is compassion and there is humanity... and like it or not part of being human is being afflicted to a greater or lesser degree by these feelings.