Friday, September 02, 2005

This is Not Right

Somebody please tell me:

If the cable news networks can get camera teams and talking heads into New Orleans, where the hell is Homeland Security? Where is FEMA? Where is Northern Command?

It's Friday.

Where are the food drops? The water drops? The medicine drops?

Harry Connick Junior--a freaking jazz singer--says he was able to drive to the convention center.

Fifty thousand refugees--Americans--stranded in a major city.

Chertoff? Brown? Keating? Where are you?

Oh, there's Brown. On TV. "We have truckloads of supplies going there."

Where are they?

"We're moving heaven and earth."

Where are you moving it to? Not Louisiana or Mississippi, by the looks of it.

Come, boys, let's hear the excuses.

You gonna blame this one on the media?

And Dubya, just stay the hell away from it all. No photo ops. Give yourself a Medal of Freedom and go back on vacation, okay?


  1. Paul M8:29 AM

    I don't want to hear excuses or how help is on the way. I want results.

    What I see and what is said are in conflict and what I see is genocide by neglect.

    They are poor, black, and white trash, they don't count.

    They are throw-aways.

    This attitude has always been prevalent in this society but to see it in color and live, it is a reminder of just how far we have to go.

    It angers me to see people actually make excuses for failure, to fall for the lies.

    If there is looters, go get them, that is what we pay GD taxes for. The military is supposed to be able to handle armed conflict in any scenario, and you are worried about snipers (what about IRAQ for chrissakes!). That is what we pay taxes for. WTF!

    I will not be calm, I will stay angry, cold and hard. The day of accountability is coming.

    We either find our soul or we lose the country.

  2. Yeah. Pretty hard not to be angry, isn't it?

  3. Bush on the results so far: "The results are not acceptable."

    No shit. I'm guessing it's hard to get results when you don't bother to show up for work until 4-5 days into the chaos.

    Thanks but no thanks.

    Furiously yours,

  4. Bush and his Cadre of Cretins are the most despicable bunch ever to hold the reins of power in America.

    Easily the most corrupt and incompetent administration in American history.

    A pox on all of them!

  5. "One must be poor to know the luxury of giving."-- George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

    Obviously- we all know that Bush has never been poor and neither have most of the people in charge, so they would never understand what it is these people really need, and how badly.


  6. "We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
    - Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

    "Actions lie louder than words."
    - Carolyn Wells

    A few more i thought were fitting

  7. The 1600 Crew already has their little right-wing spin monkeys going. Blanco: Bad Barbour and Riley: Good.

    The hanger shot with the Coastie helos in the background and the troops all at attention in formation as though at quarters instead of doing their mission? Just another Mayberry Machiavelli photo-op for Americas Biggest Primate.

    Interesting note: all of the pictures I have seen of helos airlifting supplies have been of Blackhawks taking cargo internally. I have to wonder why they are not palletizing the supplies and VERTREPing them to the survivors. Much bigger lifts and faster too. Could it be that the ANG are not able to do external lift ops? There's at least one gator boat that's got aircraft that can do external lift, I think it's the Iwo Jima. I also saw that they've depolyed some MH-53s and an HCS squadron out of NORVA.

    I have to believe that the arrival of Fleet units will make a difference, it's just a shame that it took so long. I wonder if they were the SURGE designated units from LANTFLT, or just happened to be ready to single up all lines and set Special Sea and Anchor detail first...

  8. Why are the camera crews and jazz singers able to make it to areas the rescue workers and aid relief workers cant get to? Doesnt make much sense to me...