i'm off to denver
ohohoh.....pumpkins start this coming weekend. i'm so excited. if you want to know why, checkout my entries from october and november last year. it's a blast.
a quiet corner on the info superhighway for the rantings and ruminations of a geezer bemused by modern society. political correctness is left at the curb. "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein "
I am really disappointed in President Bush.
First and foremost he failed to stop the hurricane Katrina before it hit the Gulf Coast. Even worse, he should have stopped it before it first hit Southern Florida. Since he failed to take this first action, one would have expected that he should have, as a second thought, moved the entire states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to central Texas before Katrina came ashore.
Next, he failed to keep the levees in New Orleans from breaking. You would think that our Commander in Chief would have sent Rumsfeld or at least someone in authority to put his or her finger in the dike. Here again, President Bush should have known that the levees wouldn't hold. Remember, he has the best intelligence organization in the world and they are never wrong.
If that wasn't bad enough, he failed to assemble the national Guard on a minute's notice. Aren't they, after all, the present day "Minutemen?"
I know that it took God 6 days to do His work but the leader of the free world should have been able to beat His time. (Actually it took 6 days after the hurricane to get things stabilized so maybe that's par for the course.)
Remember, he had experience when he responded to the tsunami victims. Didn't it take several weeks of continuing rescue operations to stabilize that area. With that training, he should have had everyone sitting in planes with their engines running at the end of the runways before the hurricane struck.
As a matter of fact he should keep them all at that level all the time because you can never tell when there might be an emergency. Never mind the cost of aviation fuel. What is more important, money or lives?
Bush also showed his careless disregard for property damage by concentrating efforts in the flooded areas where people were trapped. By all rights he should have been primarily concerned about getting power back on to the casinos along the Gulf Coast. Again, what is more important, a few peoples' lives or preserving the governments income from gambling sources.
What blows my mind is how President Bush could have reasonably expected people to take any responsibility for themselves. After all, with only a few days' notice how could you expect that anyone would take the time to fill up a few jugs of water and stash a few cans of food just because a category 5 hurricane was headed their way? Besides, FEMA's suggestion of having 4 days of water and food is just a suggestion. It isn't mandatory.
Bush also failed by expecting local officials to take on any responsibility. After all, isn't it the present Federal Government's responsibility to provide everyone with everything that our ancestors used to do for themselves?
Based on all of the above it is clear that President Bush and his administration are the only possible ones to blame. This calls for a full investigation by all of those totally blameless so that they may reap as much political gain from this tragedy as is possible.
If we had any brains we would have had Teddy Kennedy in the White House, in the first place. He's already proved that he knows how to get out of hot water......I mean, high water..... anyway.......
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?"
The girl said, "NO!" And the guy lived happily ever after and went fishing, hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and farted whenever he wanted.