Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat
Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe,
That all was lost.
John Milton (1608 - 1674), poet

Our hearts and best wishes go out to the people whose lives have been (this is an understatement) upset and devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This appears to be what the insurance industry calls 100-year natural disasters. Check out Poliblog for updates and additional photos. I was amazed at the photo of Katrina from space.



Curtains dangle from windows blown out by high winds Monday at the downtown Hyatt Regency hotel in New Orleans. The hotel's guests rode out the storm in windowless conference rooms (photo from CNN.com)

Rather than pretending to be a war (of his own making) president, Bush should be at ground zero offering support, pledging funds and most importantly making sure the funds get distributed quickly and to the right people.

Why is Bush always so damn slow? Tuesday he was in San Diego going through his faux war president routine, but he took a minute to tell residents of the affected storm areas who have no power not to leave the shelters. Meanwhile, he returns to the ranch.

7 comments:

The Misanthrope said...
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Rags said...

You ask why Bush is so slow? That's easy. His brother's state of Florida was largely spared.

The Misanthrope said...

I readily admit to my complete and utter dislike to President Bush and everyone of his corporate hoodlums. I am aware that he had pledged aid, but to my mind that was simply the requisite announcement. I believe this president to be far removed from the daily struggles and hardships of ordinary citizens. Bush has lived a life of privilege and the rest of us are just here to make his life and his base of rich corporate leaders easier.

Chandira said...

To use the ever-popular new blogword, Bush is a complete F***tard. In all kinds of ways.

You'd think, wouldn't you, that there would be some sort of response. And I remember being afraid that Reagan wasn't fully in control of all his faculties. At least Reagan had a pulse. Eee...

afp763389 said...

... :/

The Misanthrope said...

Bush has finally summoned his cabinet to implement a plan. He had Air Force One fly over the destroyed areas, but I am not impressed. His speech seemed very stilted and insincere, but I am the first to admit that it would have to be extraordinary for me to see something positive in that man.

Chandira said...

I think that's because there isn't much to see.