Katrina non-News Goes On and On
Really!? Is that all there is, and why exactly is this news when a veritable mountain of data and warnings, accumulated before Katrina's landfall, went unheeded?
Christ! In the 5 days before Katrina walloped Louisiana, it tracked without deviation from NOAA's predictions. As early as the 26th, the estimated likelihood of a direct hit on New Orleans stood at 90%. On the 28th, the storm reach category 5 with sustained winds of 175 MPH, the 4th most powerful storm ever recorded, and when it made landfall it did so with storm surges approaching 30 feet. So what more information did the administration need in order to be prepared? Moreover, why does it matter now that FEMA warned the administration? Does it make Bu$hCo look any worse? Does it make FEMA look any better? No and no!
Perhaps the focus should really be on what the administration isn't doing and what the MSM isn't reporting about attempts to rebuild New Orleans and restore the lives of its citizens. For f*ck's sake--Google references over 500 news stories covering this nonsense--all for a topic that deserves exactly ZERO COVERAGE!
Remember when this subtle PDB failed to make an impression:
Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States
My head is still reeling over the fact that up to 3200 U.S. citizens are still missing and THAT isn't covered.
The bungling of FEMA and those responsible is old news, and public opinion pretty much agrees they screwed it up.
Oh, not so much I think. What if we were to pay out say...$100M. Minor fraction of what we expect to spend in Iraq when all is said and done. We'd just issue more bonds to be bought by foreign creditors. It's what you do when you're gov. is broke.
Thanks Kathy. I sometimes wonder if we bloggers ignore the forest for the trees in our rush to print with the first snarky comment. I know, I'm certainly guilty of that.