Paul L. Bucklaw
4 min readNov 29, 2021


Predictable, the “We have a shortage,” mentality. Now that the photo opportunities are over and campaigning goes back to normal, and Mitt Romney doesn’t show up in NJ or NY because they are in his mind the 47 percent who don’t pay taxes, which from it’s very inception was in error, now we can claim as a very rich country, that we do not have the willpower, the resources, the talent, the finances, or the moxie to come back from a brutal storm. We will yap about making it so, “this never happens again,” and then of course we will do just the opposite. They’ll take the cheap way out.

In Breezy Point we had a fire department that couldn’t remember how to put out a fire, simply because they couldn’t find a way to get to it. We have the Red Cross telling individuals that what they need is money, while the Governors are saying what they need is people power.

Anyone remember Cabbage Patch Dolls ? You had to get the doll for your child. And they acted as if their were none. I knew a man who owned a toy store in Somerville, N.J. and guess what he had a bunch of. Cabbage Patch Dolls waiting to be sold to the highest bidder. Same now. Price gouging.

We have individuals that are in a hurry to get back to work, work that they couldn’t stand just a few days earlier, when the real work that needed to be done was in their communities and neighborhoods.

We have Giuliani starting his own fund for the people of Staten Island, once again politicizing every chance he got. We have marathon runners, complaining about a race, yes a race, just a race that has been cancelled while others are without food or heat.

Certainly, all the food that was going to be brought into NYC could have been given to the worst off, or maybe we should in this crazy world give it to those who don’t need it. People need electricity, well, here’s a generator over there, “That’s not for you!” You can only have a generator if you want to run a marathon. You can only have swag, if you don’t need it. We only have hotel rooms for those who will bring money back into the economy. Do you really think that in America, we have a shortage of food, trucks, clothing, steam shovels, pumps, battery packs, food or gas? or is just another a chance for gas companies to gouge us at the pump ?

Paul L. Bucklaw

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