2005/08/31

Back in the USA

...just in time to see Katrina wipe out the Big Easy. Tragic--New Orleans was a great town, and it will be months, maybe years, before the city is habitable again, if ever.

But just to put things in perspective, any intelligent person could have expected that something like this would eventually happen, but Bush Co.'s cutting funding for the Gulf district of the Army Corps of Engineers by 44% since 2001 (these are the guys that oversee and manage the levees that hold back Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi river) hasn't helped; Reversing the Bush Sr. and Clinton era policies of wetlands restoration, turning that land over to developers, hasn't helped (Two miles of wetlands restoration reduces storm surge by a half a foot); Giving an idiotic speech comparing the war on terror to WWII, while the levee on Lake Pontchartrain was breaking, didn't help. So I guess President Neuman will continue to pursue his "What me worry?" approach to national crises.

And just to put a cap on the theme, Daily KOS noted that the RNC's official site had no mention of Katrina, where as the DNC site put it right up front.

Fucking typical.

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Is there anything on this planet you people won't blame Bush for? Seriously, it's getting so predictable and completely comical.

By the way, the screenshot you have for the RNC clearly shows the Red Cross logo for people to donate to "Disaster Relied Fund" as well as "Hurrican Katrina Relief" in the blog entry just below.

That you and "Screw them" Kos would try to make it an issue that the DNC commits 3 square inches more is pathetic... and again, predictable.
By the way, the screenshot you have for the RNC clearly shows the Red Cross logo for people to donate to "Disaster Relied Fund" as well as "Hurrican Katrina Relief" in the blog entry just below.

An unattributed Red Cross ad and a blog entry? You're not serious. It's a matter of priorities, and if Bush and the RNC could manage to pull their heads out of their asses, maybe they wouldn't be taking it in the shorts from the MSM right now.
"maybe they wouldn't be taking it in the shorts from the MSM right now."

Now THAT'S funny. You seriously think the MSM wouldn't be taking pot shots at anything resembling a Republican for any fucking reason? It's in their nature, it's what they do. Regardless of reality.
The reality is...A Republican president, a Republican Senate, a Republican House, Republican-fucking-heads of FEMA and Homeland Security, could have had the response ready to go on Sunday night when Katrina, without deviation in 48-fucking-hours and at category 5, was heading straight for the Mississippi delta--but they didn't!

Whatever criticism comes down now, regardless of the source, is only fraction of the scorn they deserve.

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