I've been watching the news coming out of Texas with Harvey. Lot's of folks volunteering to use their jacked up trucks (well, it IS Texas after all) and small boats to get people out from flooded areas. One pickup had the 8 foot bed completely full of people. All I have to say to those folks is;

Good for you and thanks!

Last year some elected offishul wanting to protect his phoney baloney job said the Cajun Navy shouldn't go in to get people and ought to be arrested when Louisiana got swamped with rain last year. I hope he got voted out. I was a volunteer police officer for 10 years so I know how much effort these folks are putting out.

For the "elected" people who can't be bothered to actually go out and help folks;