The Republican Party has become the anti-government party for the most part. They want to shut down FEMA, oppose government involvement in regulating communities and imposing building regulations, oppose government spending on preventative infrastructure as wasteful, oppose any and all government countermeasures against the global warming threat...
Until they become the Victims.
Now it's the government's fault that they didn't spend enough money building sea walls. And my favorite... it's the government's fault that they allowed property owners to build on their own property.
A great (and lengthy) article on reality.
In any case, Peters places the lion's share of the blame on the city government, not the builders. By allowing developers to do more or less as they pleased, he said, the city had basically behaved like an "absentee landlord."
Wow. Now it's the government's fault that they allowed people to build. How convenient.
This tickled me:
Correa's arms were so cold that it took all of his effort to swim. Making matters worse, about 20 pounds of firearms were hanging from a satchel around his neck. In his rush to get out of the house, Correa had grabbed them from his safe so that they wouldn't wash up on a nearby street where anyone could find them.
Haha, so his guns nearly killed him. How ironic, in so many ways.