Skip to comments.An AP Essay: Is This Happening in America?
Posted on 09/02/2005 6:52:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Terri Jones, right, and others try to cool down fellow flood victim Dorthy Divic, 89, center, who was over heated and exausted at the convention center in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. Officials called for a mandatory evacuation of the city, but many resident remained in the city and had to be rescued from flooded homes and hotels and remain in the city awaiting a way out. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Sad that these rescue workers are not being treated the same way the ones on 911 were. This is ten times the job than 911 and these real heroes are being shit on by the MSM and the left.
Where is the mayor of New Orleans and the LA governor? There are no Gulianis and Patakis there. The relief efforts appear totally uncoordinated.
What do you mean "we" white man? I'll bet any amount of money that if another Category 5 hurricane barrels its way toward New Orleans next year, 99.9% of the same people who didn't prepare and/or didn't evacuate this year won't next year either.
Of course, the other .1% are dead so...
Will people decide that the "urban mind-set" created by the Welfare State is something that can no longer be tolerated? Will people who make their living proclaiming "I'm a victim" be rejected in the face of the knowledge of what a real victim looks like?
Will the media pull out all the stops and convince people that Republicans have successfully caused a hurricane, diverted it to a Black city, and then withheld aid from the blacks who were devastated by the hurricane?
Frankly, I don't think a middle ground is tenable any longer. Americans seem to be lining up into camp A or camp B. And I think one view will predominate.
Liberals, ever-shocked to discover that they are only human.
I am totally amazed at all the people who for all these years having believed the line, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you", are only just now waking up from their dreamstate to find out that we're on our own out here, ladies and gentlemen.
The authorities are here to help themselves, not you. The police are here to document crimes, not prevent them. And anyone who still believes that the public schools are here to teach our children, should get off the meds they're on and learn to take control of their own life.
This kills me. Comparing this to the tsunami is ridiculous. The tsunami simply killed everyone. There was no challenge to find food and water and places to go for 100,000 people because they were all dead. Those few who survived had never had much to begin with and certainyl did not have guns and start shooting at people trying to deliver aid. If this hurricane had made a direct hit on New Orleans there would have been no rescue issues either, there would have 100,000 dead people.
You're right. If NO got a direct hit from the storm that I saw on radar Saturday there would be nothing left but toothpicks and fingernails.
Cindy Sheehan, Kennedy Jr, and others have already said as much.
Why was the author so certain disaster couldn't happen here? Real stupid if so.
Not to defend Blanco and Nagin (I've taken enough shit here for giving those idiots the benefit of the doubt, even though they don't deserve it), but Giuliani and Pataki weren't faced with the total destruction of their state's largest city.
Driving Miss Daisy...
And all it's gonna cost is one American city and 10,000 lives! Yay!
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