I agree with most on here that there is always too much hype regarding any weather event. That being said: Are you sure some local people aren't saying things are fine around Houston? Just look upthread a bit.
izbtmnhd, please give us the post numbers for anyone who said anything other than:
1) It IS a bad situation in certain parts of the City
2) It IS NOT in many other parts (in fact it was a nonevent in terms of damage for everyone I know except for 1, who live in all parts of the city)
3) Houston will rebound
Acknowledging (2) does not negate (1).
Acknowledging (1) does not negate (2).
What is absolutely flabbergasting to me at least is the number of people who keep on beating the (1) horse into the ground, especially from 1,000 miles away. And on top of that accusing us of "machismo," chest puffery, and deliberate ignorance of our fellow Houstonians who have suffered loss.
Maybe we are being positive and optimistic, although at least in my case it's not a conscious effort and I'm not distorting any facts, nor do I think any of my fellow Houstonians are. If we are being positive in the face of the disastrous cataclysm that many on here think it is, do you think the right thing to do is to spend a lot of energy trying to make us negative? If so, I'm not sure what to say.
In any case, what would you like us to say? Please tell me so we can put a stop to this.
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