9.26.2005

Post Hurricane Rita Thoughts

  • Houston will never evacuate like that again.
  • The most "hurricane related" deaths were the 24 people killed on the bus headed towards Dallas - but the media seems to ingnore that.
  • We love talking more about an incoming hurricane than the aftermath of a hurricane.
  • Rick Perry is no fool - he knew not to make the mistakes of Louisiana.
  • If a major bomb went off in a major metroplitian U.S. city, the chaos on trying to get out would be incredible.
  • I have no idea what the grief would be like to see you home destroyed.
  • The college mascot of the "Miami Hurricanes" seems kinda odd right now.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

you would have to be a fool to make the mistakes that they did in louisiana, my 13 yr son could have done a better job. If they would have spent as much time on planning as they gambling things might have been different

Condoleesa said...

I am not sure what happened behind the scenes with FEMA and the LA Governor and etc after Katrina. No one should walk away blameless. They all should be very ashamed. Bottom line is ALL THE POOR people suffered at the hands of both Dems and Reps.

Anonymous said...

lets think this through.

you need to leave town..... leave now. you have to leave. you could die if you dont leave....

i think ill stay here and stick this one out.

your right "the poor people" there is a reason they are poor... they are stupid also.

Anonymous said...

now we have to spend billions rebuilding houses for them that the majority of them didnt even pay for to start with. give them our tax money to survive when they dont even pay taxes. house them for free again. all because its the politically correct thing to do. people want to complain about debt and government waste, there you go. make them rebuild there own town for there welfare checks. at least then they would earn something for once in there life.

lets just build it out of the ocean this time.

wizard said...

Jody Dean reported this morning that the city of Houston is requesting reimbursement from the federeal govt. for $7M in waved toll charges during the mass evacuation.

Anonymous said...

anon @ 6:42

How do you propose that people without an automobile leave the city? The airlines and buslines were filled up, even if you had money.

Walk? Do you know what surrounds New Orleans? A whole lot of water.

Or if you tried to walk out of the city after the hurricane, people I loosely term "law enforcement" from the city of Gretna prevented anyone (poor or not) from crossing the only bridge out of New Orleans.

But I'm sure you'd be able to fly out in a plane powered by your own self-righteousness.

Atticus said...

Annon @ 6:42 your simplistic view of who will get the most of the government benefits waiting to be doled out is astounding. Most of it will be spent on people who had the money to build their ego monuments 8 to 10 feet below sea level. They will the bulk of your tax money to rebuild their ego monuments in the same spot (-10')only to have it blow down again! Interesting.....isn't it?

Anonymous said...

three days notice. i dont know about you but i can walk three miles in three days. that is, if i wasnt waiting for my welfare check or scared someone would steal my bling while i was walking my family to safety.

Anonymous said...

To 6:22 - 6:28 - & 9:42:

I am reminded of a quote that I have loved ever since the first time I read it in a BISD newsletter years ago.

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the struggling, and tolerant of both the weak and the strong - because at some point in life you will have been all of these." -- George Washington Carver

It's more a positive message than "What goes around comes around".

None of you - my 3 anonymous friends - will go far in life without putting this quote to heart.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:42

Three miles would have still put you in a devastated area. So which is it -- die at home or die in the middle of a bridge or another waterlogged parish?

And if you start in with the "Well at least I was trying" -- stop and think about that, Captain Ahab.

Anonymous said...

Very well said anonymous at 10:42am! (Clap, clap, clap)

wizard said...

George has the perfect soluiton; he wants to take away the rights of any state level elected official to respond to almost any kind of disaster and put the US military in charge.

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20050927-121122-3262r.htm\

Now I bet they can find those pesky WMD.

Anonymous said...

Before you demos throw any more brickbats you might want to check out the backpeddling being done in NO by the national media. Check out the Drudge Report (quoting AP) and http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-rumors27sep27,0,5492806,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines.

Two observations:

I think I know where a major part of the problem is. The 24 hour cable channels go wall to wall with coverage but run out of anything to say in about 10 minutes, so they start making up stuff (opinions) and report unconfirmed stories.

2nd, it is interesting that Air America (Dairy Queen branch) didn't blog this story. Fair and balanced?

Anybody know what happened to the blogger who said there would be 70,000 found dead in NO dead? Sounds like he could get a job with CNN, AP or Fox.

fluff said...

anon at 10:42am....What a nice comment. Many bloggers on this site have questioned what Democrats and/or liberals believe in. I don't know what your political persuasion is but I like what you had to say. I don't know if I necessarily believe in the Canadian philosophy of "cradle to the grave" health care system but I do believe that we as Americans of great wealth and prosperity have a responsibility morally and socially to aid those of us who are less fortunate. How can you argue else?
Democrat is not a dirty word and liberal has always had a lofty meaning.
And have any of you ever thought for a moment that being anti-war is not the same as being anti-American. That one can be pro-America and a peace activist! Mind boggling isn't it. Imagine an America that loves peace and abhors war.....whatever shall we do.......think people, think!

fluff said...

My overly educated wife says there should be a comma after the first "think" in my previous post....my apologies to the grammar maidens.