FEMA funding for helping traumatized hurricane victims is going for puppet shows, bingo and yoga, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
At the Pinitos Learning Center in Boca Raton, disaster workers dressed as “Windy Biggie” and “Sunny” teach 30 preschoolers a song about how the wind is good, even during a hurricane.
“Windy Biggie is our friend.
“Windy Biggie is strong wind.
“She turns, turns, turns, turns around.
“She’s knocking things to the ground.”
This is FEMA tax money at work. It’s also paying for Hurricane Bingo, puppet shows, “salsa for seniors,” and yoga on the beach.
FEMA gave Florida $22.6 million last year for “crisis counseling” for victims of hurricanes Wilma and Katrina.
Florida’s program, called Project H.O.P.E. — Helping Our People in Emergencies — is still in operation with about 450 workers across the state who spend much of their time leading games and performing shows for groups of residents — regardless of whether they’re in crisis or even experienced the storms, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has found.
Insanity is international. In Britain, a drug education program is encouraging children as young as nine to pretend they’re smoking joints and dealing drugs. Seven-year-olds act out drinking alcohol at a wedding. In a publishing error, schools were told the lessons were suitable for children five and six years old.
The teaching materials introduce pupils to drugs jargon such as “fix”, “spliff”, “hyping up” and “cutting” substances with other drugs.
Windy Biggie is our friend.