Most of the looters in New Orleans are stealing to SURVIVE. There's no food, no water, and no way out. What would you do? Sit there and quietly wait to die? Let your children die?
Where is the aid? Where are the keepers of public safety? Where is the National Guard??? Oh yeah, they're "liberating" Iraq.
This is a colossal bipartisan failure in goverment and every American should be ashamed of what is happening in New Orleans.
Before you judge the looters, remind yourself "there but by the grace of God go I"...
<<At first thought, I was wondering why a massive caravan of buses couldn't be sent in considering that there were roads that were accessible.>>
File this under poor planning for an evacuation or mass rescue...
Dear Michael Moore,
Since you are so "concerned" about those folks in New Orleans, why don't you get your fat ass down there and sit on the broken levee. Your corpulent ass would fend off the flood water quite well.
American Citizens for America
(No Liberal traitors need apply)
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Dear Mr. Bush:
Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.
Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?
Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her!
I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?
And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ!
On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that.
There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.
No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're
black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!
You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit.
P.S. That annoying mother, Cindy Sheehan, is no longer at your ranch. She and dozens of other relatives of the Iraqi War dead are now driving across the country, stopping in many cities along the way. Maybe you can catch up with them before they get to DC on September 21st.
When you were walking around listening to JAZZ and drinking on Bourbon ST, were you filing complaints about the leevies and the poor and the indegent....no, your just monday morning quarterbacking.....tough being shave isn't it. LOLOL
One thing we know for certain, SHAVE's ass wont' be helping anyone out, but I bet Shave complains every day.
Looks like the Democrats want to quote scripture in a time of need, what happened to thier campaign of separation of church and state.
Democrats wont lift a finger to improve the country but they are the first to ask for assistance.
<Walking down Bourbon St. with a "Hurricane" (drink) in a plastic cup, listening to the jazz and R&B.>
amen, i really enjoy my time there also...it's too bad our politicians can't seem to handle their jobs...and it's also too bad that some americans consider certain people worth wasting...
<I was watching Clinton and Bush Sr. on the news briefly last night, and I was thinking, "Damn, I wish you two were running this country right now!">
any grownup in power would be a blessing right now for sure, lol...i just checked in for a few posts to see what's happening...i'm going to be relaxing this weekend watching college football starting tonight...no lake on the holidays...
i may check back next week but in the mean time enjoy your weekend...
<and god bless george bush...he'll have a lot to answer for on judgement day... >
Another "Bush hating" clueless jackass.
Yeah, this is all George Bush's fault
Why didn't George reverse the Earth's rotation and save us from this disaster or at the least, why didn't he fire up the "way back" machine for the 80,000 people and send them off into hyperspace.
You talk about other people being consumed and reactionary. You are consumed with hatred and your posts are as predictable as any "Bush hating" reactionary I've ever encountered.
At first thought, I was wondering why a massive caravan of buses couldn't be sent in considering that there were roads that were accessible. Then you hear the stories of hijackings and riots whenever they show up.
Horrible situation. The first priority is always search and rescue. At that time, law and order is secondary and that is when the opportunist come out. You can't blame the authorities for not being able to control it at that time.
But as soon as search and rescue is over and evacuation becomes the mission, you need to restore order. That never happened and is what is causing the chaos and inability to get to these people.
We hear every day that they are starting to get the lawlessness under control, but all of the reports from the sites show a different story.
85% of N.O is under water. This has been a catastrophic tragedy, bit has been made worse by the incompetence of state and federal govt. Incredible considering that we are 4 years post 911 and all of the "efforts" we have supposedly made since then. In this case, we didn't even seem to have a "PLAN", let alone executing one.
now, now, now, shave...you have to remember you're talking to a bunch of reactionaries with the mental capicity of a 6 year old, lol...take a deep breath, get away from the board and play with some grownups...let them wallow in thier own ignorance...that's all they have...
katrina has shown us here in america and everyone else around the world, who didn't already know, that we can't even take care of ourselves...it's like a well to do family telling everyone that will listen how great they are and how well they are doing, but then getting caught with debt coming out of their ears and their unkept children hidden in the basement when everything comes to light...
god bless america...we need it more than most...and god bless george bush...he'll have a lot to answer for on judgement day...