Wednesday, September 07, 2005

What a tragedy

Each day the news in New Orleans just gets worse and worse.
That is…if you are able to get any decent account of the news besides the network handjobs offering up quick soundbites of how our illustrious president ‘feels for the people’ and that ‘help is on the way.’
So instead of getting the news from where we should – a responsible, well informed media, we must make due with scattered eyewitness accounts such as this.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050904/ts_nm/weather_katrina_helpless_dc_4
Unfortunately, true to form for this administration, if something is ugly and potentially damaging to them, hide it from the general public and put lots of spin on it.
I suppose that’s why Bush and FEMA want to ban all coverage in New Orleans, especially the body count which, according to the list of missing people from the Red Cross, could be as many as 94,000.

The arrogance and incompetence by our current administration is staggering.
God help you if you are poor in this country.

"And most chillingly of all, this is the Law and Order and Terror government. It promised protection against all threats: conventional, radiological, or biological. It has just proved that it can't save its citizens from standing water." -- Keith Olbermann

5 Comments:

Blogger Blogauthor said...

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September 07, 2005 3:52 PM  
Blogger Howard Wagler said...

If the body count is 94,000 then this Katrina thing is alot worse than I imagined. Just remember that it is not Bush who caused the hurricane! He just may not be very good at crises control.

September 07, 2005 3:57 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

No, he’s not responsible for the hurricane. But he is responsible for the slow response. It wasn’t like we didn’t know where it was going 24 hours in advance. FEMA, a government agency, should have been ready to get in there within one to two days of the hurricanes departure –not five to six days. And we should have brought in at least twice as many national guardsmen, if not more, to help out.
But alas, two thirds of our national guard is away fighting in Iraq.
Boy, that was a good idea.

I do appreciate the comment though.

September 07, 2005 5:05 PM  
Blogger j00|{z said...

Not to mention all the money we're using to rebuild Iraq could've been used to fix a lot of the damage.

September 14, 2005 1:27 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

...Exactly!!!

September 15, 2005 8:37 AM  

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