It’s a good thing I’m leaving the country today because I’m in a pitchforks and torches mood about LIPA. I wanted to start a damn revolution last night and I was off to a good start, too.
The gross incompetence, the lack of preparation, the refusal to communicate with people in less than vague terms, the lack of honesty, the fact that we pay these ridiculous rates and they have a crumbling, archaic infrastructure are all things that are making me want to bang down the doors of LIPA and demand heads on a stake.
The lead story in Newsday today is WHY LIPA FAILED: Utility ignored warnings it wasn’t ready for major storm. These warnings came as far back as 2006 and were ignored even after Irene caused havoc in 2011.
Newsday has a stupid paywall so if you can’t get to that link and you want to read it, let me know, I’ll email it to you.
I wish I was leaving under better circumstances. While I’m certainly glad to be going, I hate that I am leaving my house and my parents in the dark.
I’m also about to write a long thing about the whole “There are starving people in China” mentality.
4:30 am. I am angry and cold and I should be excited about going on vacation today.
I’m going to try to enjoy my trip.
But when I get back? Pitchforks.