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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Ogrish has images that remind me some of the tsunami, with the drownings.
HERE, HERE, HERE. WE WANT THIS, WE WANT THAT. Rumor has it that over 80% of the 'evacuees' are on welfare. They are totally used to getting what they want, when they want and as much as they want due to the liberal democratic way of caring for people called cradle to grave. It's a wonder any of these people can even feed themselves without government assistance. 'Poor' people in the United States are 180 degrees different than 'poor' people from other countries. 'Poor' people in the United States have a roof over their heads, televisions with cable or satellite access. Most have at least one car, refrigerators, beds to sleep in and up top of that, they receive their monthly 'salary' from the government called welfare and child assistance and whatever the libs can think of to control the low income people of the richest nation in the world.
There are ways to cure such dependence on the government. Cut their welfare checks out and only provide for the disabled and aged. Make every "EVERY" person from the age of 18 to 65 work. Even it's just picking up trash alongside the highways and roads. There are thousands of vacant lots, community parks and other public access regions in every town and city that need to be kept up. Give the people something to be responsible for and take pride in. As for the disabled and aged, I have no problem taking care of them for the rest of their lives. The main burr under my saddle are all the women who have child after child and getting more money for each of them children. Find out who all the dads are for these kids and make them get fixed. Taking one link out of the chain will end the problem.
As long as there are government programs to 'help' the poor, there will be people who will exploit the programs. The politicians are the biggest problems. Both parties have their 'pork' projects. When a politician tries to pass a law, a thousand different 'pork' projects leach onto it and making it pass through easier. The President needs to have a line item veto option to drop off the crap trailing the amendments.
As I step off my soapbox, I hope I have not offended anyone. It sure did make me feel a little better letting some steam off. A.U.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL THESE SHTBIRDS IN THE MEDIA THAT GEORGE BUSH CANT WAVE A MAGIC WAND AND MAKE THIS DISASTER GO AWaY. ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY AND NEW ORLEANS WONT BE PUMPED OUT IN A DAY EITHER.
Help is coming as fast as it can be sent. It isnt Bush's fault that New Orleans waited until the storm was bearing down on them to decide they needed to set up a shelter. That decision and the decision to stock that shelter with food and water should have been made years ago. I guess the Mayor and the Governor were too busy down on Bourbon Street partying to even think of doing their job.
Why wasn't there a Hurricane plan for a city that faces numerous Hurricanes?
Why didn't the Mayor/Govenor order evacuations of the disabled, seniors, tourists, families needing assistance when ther warning was issued by the NHC? (Jeb Bush does that in Florida about 36-48 hrs. prior)
Why didn't the Mayor provide busses for the people without transportation and force the families to leave when a CAT-5 Hurricane is en-route?
Why didn't the Govenor have the NG ready to move in after the storm left?
Why were there no food/water supplies lined up by the Mayor at the SD?
Why didn't the people who refused to evacuate but left for the SD bring anything with them? (They were told on the 28th that they would be there a minimum of 1 1/2 days in an uncomfortable setting.) Bring important papers, medicine, water, sandwiches, snacks.)
The leaders and the people failed to plan and gambled with their lives.
Katrina won, we all lost. The feds get a deathly lesson in what happens when an city collapses 360 degrees.
Terrorists watch our struggles and study our weaknesses.
Hurricane Katrina could have JUST destroyed a city. which $$ can replace.
Because NOLA leaders and people failed to think and plan we have now lost a huge part of our American family and they will be lost forever.
But when you have a disaster spread across 90,000 square miles, and thousands of people who just sit there and wait for Uncle Sam to carry them off...yeah. You're on your own.
Reality is a bitch sometimes. And I don't mean that uncaringly. This is just a disaster beyond quick, easy solutions, and most of these victims could have been evacuated before the storm using local resources. So now they're in trouble, and they're shooting at their rescuers, and it's all Bush's fault. It's all clear to me now.
Read my tagline. I agree.
WRONG: how a handful of Southeast Asian governments, whose economies, armies and emergency resources could all be folded comfortably several times inside those of the United States, responded to a tsunami much larger and fiercer than Hurricane Katrina with swiftness and efficiency, and we could not.
Incredibly stupid statement and typical RAT anti-American crap.
The tsunami killed exponentially more people than Hurricane Katrina, but the damage was minimal. The beaches flooded and killed people, but the devastation to buildings is 10,000 times more from Katrina than from the tsunami. The tsunami went inland a few hundred yards. The hurricane flattened buildings 100 miles inland. Mud huts are not that expensive compared to modern businesses and homes. These RATs get more stupid every day.
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.
I don't know why, but they had a blurb on what to do about all the displaced schoolchildren on today and interviewed the Secy of Ed and others. Amongst this unimaginable disaster- while people are still being rescued and fighting for their lives, their big concern was to get all the kids into school as soon as possible so they didn't get too far behind. It sounded ghoulish. People are trying to put their lives and families back together and kids are most likely in shock/PTSD and they think they should immediatley be separated from their families and sent off to schools in strange cities. No thanks- my kids wouldn't leave my side for a VERY long time after going through something like that. ( I homeschool, by the way, so maybe I have a biased edge about it, but the concern about kids not getting behind sounded a little sinsiter to me).
Well, YO! If "everybody saw it coming," I guess "everybody" could have gotten out of the way, right?
And furthermore, built into this dirge is the presumption that "the richest, most powerful nation in the world" somehow owes "the basic necessities" to "its own," or that, if anyone did owe the "basic necesseties" to anyone, it was possible to provide them in such a situation.
But truly, New Orleans in under the management a mayor and a Governor, who are the executives charged with emergency preparedness. It was said the day before the hurricane that the Mayor ordered the evacuation too late, despite the President's urgings.
But I digress. I reject the presumptions about the repsonsibilities of "the richest, most powerful nation in the world," which is a republic of states that have their own resources and leadership. This point alone is enough to make this article disturbing in its misunderstanding of basic facts and to make it suspect in its intentions.
We're in our fifth year of homeschooling through a Charter program. Every other year I allow them to test my child and the teachers are amazed that her math scores are two years ahead and her reading scores are five years ahead.
They compliment me on the sacrifices I make to do what's best for my child. They also say they wish they could pull their own children out of public school, but they have to work. I remind them that they don't have to work if they downsize their house, drive a ten year old car, rarely go out to eat or to the movies, and do without the phony fingernails! For some reason they always look at me like I just cut off their legs. I guess they have their priorities in the order they want them - their poor children!
A lot of the people being rescued are ungrateful, hateful, Bush-bashing dirtbags, and I am about fed up with it. I'm sick and tired of the race baiting hatemongers on the left trying to stir up race riots with their vile disgusting racist attacks on white americans. I've yet to see any of them say a single thank you for the effort others are making to save their sorry asses.
Apples and oranges being compared:
First apple: The Tsunami swept in and swept out. Over in minutes. This was a big hurricane, eye equivalent to an F3 tornado. It took an hour for the eye to pass. An hour-long tornado! The tropical storm level winds were many hours in duration. There can be no response until the lethal threat has passed.
Second apple: Much of the "planning" was a bring-your-own- food-and-water-supplies "evacuation" to the Superdome. Crowding that much unwashed humanity without basic resources into that place requires a very optimistic view of human nature which I am not so deluded as to assume. Any d--- fool could have seen that this was going to lead to Baghdad on the Bayou.
No one who is educated.
The liberal media will tell the uneducated Sheeple:
"It was Bush's fault!"
Because it takes a lot of time to get the buses so neatly parked. < /sarcasm>
Why use the buses to evacuate New Orlean's poor when you can later get on TV and blame George Bush for not caring about poor black people?
It just Democrat politics Standard Operating Procedure.
AP - Thu Sep 1, 4:15 PM ET An aerial view of flooded school buses in a lot, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in New Orleans, LA. The flood is a result of Hurricane Katrina that passed through the area last Monday.(AP Photo/Phil Coale)
Have you noticed about 80% of them are overweight or flat out obese? The welfare state sure knows how to fatten them up.
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