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.
Why was the author so certain disaster couldn't happen here? Real stupid if so.
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.
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.
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.
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.