Okay, first of all, you should probably avoid using the word 'success' in disaster situations.
It might come off a little crass, but you wouldn’t know anything about that, would you, Rush?
Second, this completely ignores the fact that people actually need supplies because there is a hurricane coming. Yes, stores make money when people buy supplies. That’s how money works. People trade goods and services for currency. This is not some scam. This is just the way the world works. Meteorologists are warning people of potential danger and people want to be prepared.
Next, he said, "Unlike UFOs which only land in trailer parks, hurricanes are always forecast to hit major population centers."
We’re not really sure where he was going with this whole UFO comment, but we’re going to ignore that part because… hurricanes are real and UFOs are not.
The point he was trying to make is that he thinks that the media says that hurricanes will hit highly populated areas to provoke more panic.
Here’s the thing: when natural disasters hit more populated places, there’s more destruction. Because there’s more stuff to damage. So, it would only make sense that those people are prepared to evacuate if need be.
This guy was paid $79 million in 2015.
He's not worried about a hurricane that is larger than all of Cuba.
According to CNN, the hurricane storm winds span 700,000 miles. Florida is 65,000 square miles. Those winds are going up to 185 miles per hour, which is rougher than hurricane Andrew, the worst hurricane to hit Florida.
Limbaugh was not fazed.
Limbaugh wrapped up the first part of his rant by saying, "Time will tell, as it always does, on these storms. And where it goes and how much damage it causes and what its eventual strength actually is."
So, he’s saying… don’t leave the area, don’t get supplies, don’t prepare for disaster. That’s like being in an alligator-infested pond and not leaving because there’s a slim chance they might not kill you.
On Wednesday, Al Roker tweeted a retort at Limbaugh for his rash comments.
Someone replied to Al Roker’s tweet, suggesting that Limbaugh not evacuate Florida but instead set up shop at a Florida beach. Roker tweeted a second time on Wednesday, with an even stronger stance…