On Hurricane Irene naysayers: Leave your stupid comments in your pocket!
We just spotted a reblog to an Irene post which angered us a little bit. It belittled the storm, piece by piece, because it could. It criticized the post for pointing out the diameter of the storm — you know, the huge slow-moving storm that has flooded areas of the country from North Carolina to New York. Sure, it’s not a powerful storm by hurricane standards, but it is one that caused a lot of damage nonetheless. This guy also made a bunch of other inconsiderate comments (he belittles the fact that people died!), but let’s be clear: While this storm was not as bad as it could’ve been, it did cause damage and wide-scale flooding and inconvenience millions of people not used to storms of this nature. Sometimes, the snark is warranted. In this case, it’s not. People died. Millions of dollars of damage was caused. Millions of people not used to storms like these were affected. As our friend Mark says in “The Room”: Leave your stupid comments in your pocket!