Monday, September 12, 2005

Random Thoughts on Katrina

Louisiana - Blue state...Dem governor, senators, congressman, state house, state senate. New Orleans...Dem mayor, city council. Total chaos, no cooperation, tons of red tape. Nothing but whining and "gimme-gimme-gimme" in the aftermath. No self-reliance - only waiting for the federal government to take care of them.

Mississippi - Red state...GOP controlled. Very little whining, tons of self-reliance and faith-based charity. Rolled up the sleeves on Day One. Appreciates the federal help and doesn't bite any hand that feeds them. Positive outlook on future, thankful for what they have.

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Why is it that the poor can be hauled all over New Orleans to vote a dozen times, but they can't be hauled out of the city? Jesse Jackson said it's because there is nowhere to take them. Duh! Just get them out of the way of the hurricane and figure it out later! Besides, shouldn't there be an action plan in place?

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Speaking of action plans, why didn't the N.O. mayor use the school buses to save the people in the city? He wanted them saved with tour buses, that's why. He let people die because school buses weren't good enough. I don't care if it's a bicycle - if a hurricane is coming, get those people to safety!

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Hey, senator Landrieu - before you continue to keep running your pie hole about Bush's failures at fixing the dikes, ask yourself what you (or your Dem cohorts) did to shore them up in the last 10, 20, 30 years. You Dems ran the state, but funneled all of the FEMA money to your pork projects. Shame on you!

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Looters are one of the lowest forms of life on the planet. No one needs a big-screen TV to make it through a flood. Ever.

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Lots of finger pointing by Dems. Simply put, Bush lacks the authority to send troops into a sovereign state. Period. The angry, wacko left is always saying Bush wants a police state...well, he had the chance to have one in N.O. and didn't do it. And if he did, then the Dems would be complaining how Bush sends troops into every situation and didn't give the local government time to respond.

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Watching and listening to the Dems always reminds me of one of Jim Quinn's sayings: "The Liberals whine while the adults do the work."

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Compare the actions of mayor Rudy Giuliani during the Muslim Terror Attacks (with no advanced warning) with the actions mayor Ray Nagin during the hurricane and flood (with several days of warning). One got to work, the other yelled and cursed and whined in front of the TV cameras as a partisan, PR opportunity.

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After all of the violence, after all of the whining, after all of the begging for government handouts...how willing would you be to take in a N.O. refugee? I'd take in a Mississippi hurricane victim, but they are too busy rebuilding their lives by themselves.

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FEMA is not a first-response agency. They only have 2500 full-time employees. They provide support after the local government gets things under control. If the local government fails, it surely isn't FEMA's fault.

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So, the video feed from N.O. proves that Bush is a racist? Well, 75% of N.O. is black. Most of N.O. is poor. Who do you think will be on the TV when the hurricane hits?

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The N.O. aftermath and the response are awful reminders of what happens when you allow government to control your life. They suppress your desire to work, to survive, and to rebuild. You eventually expect them to take care of you, cradle to grave. What a pathetic sight.

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