There Aren’t Enough Words
This is a week just passed that surpasses them all.
I’ve spent the entire past week, like so many of you, watching the horror unfold in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Tomorrow there will begin a new series. Called “Katrina-for Kaitlyn”, I intend to document everything about this horrific hurricane.
Throughout the coming days, weeks and months, as part of the series, I will document, verbally and pictorially, the mess that was Katrina, the response, the recovery, and eventually, the investigation.
Because ladies and gems, there will surely be an investigation into the response to Katrina, which began quite lackluster and is now robust, vigorous and optimistic.
Lest Granddaughter Kaitlyn be given altered history as compiled by that 9-11 Omission-Commission, may my words and pictures, captured as events occurred. Using the newest communication vehicle of our era: The Blog.
Because the pictures are as much a part of the story as the words.
I shall document it all, from first warning through to the congressional investigation.
I’ll document for my Granddaughter, and yon readers, events as they began, the tragedy of the Superdome, the utter horror of the New Orleans convention center, the FEMA fiasco, the corruption of the city of levees, the many cops who left the job, the problem with the endless offers of foreign aid, the wonder of Americans reaching out to fellow Americans.
All for the grandchildren of America that history not be altered by the politicians as they grandstand to cover their own behind.
If Katrina Wasn’t Enough…
This past Saturday, 9/04/05, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court died. Justice Renquist had been battling thyroid cancer so his death was no surprise.
Tomorrow, 9/6/05, the debate was to begin on Bush nominee John Roberts, who was nominated to replace Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O’Conner. Roberts was this morning, 9/5/05, nominated by President Bush to now replace Renquist as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Without Katrina’s aftermath sucking up national attention, THIS would be the political story of the upcoming weeks.
Prior Weeks Just Passed HERE
A Very Appropriate Political Cartoon of the Week
President of Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, in Tears
This fellow was on Fox News this past Sunday, 9/5/05. He told the story of a rescue worker whose mother kept begging him to come get her. This while the first responder continued to rescue people while pushing his mother’s concerns aside.
Yes, it was a sad story.
Unfortunately that first responder of Broussard’s sad tale was one of the few who even remained on the job.
Assuming the story’s even true for the talking points have been handed down.
Blame the Feds, make the locals into angels.
Didn’t happen that way folks,
Anyway, as the saying goes, half of Louisiana is under water; the other half is under indictment.
Let’s look a little closer at Broussard’s past and what he had to say BEFORE he got his CYA talking points.
Playing the Blame Game
From climate expert Robert F. Kennedy jr.
Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and--now--Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.
In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God. Perhaps it was Barbour’s memo that caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast.
From National Review’s Rich Lowry
If cable TV had existed in 1886, everyone in the U.S. might have been whipped into a hurricane panic. A record seven hurricanes made landfall that year, including a Category 4 storm that hit Texas and would have had on-the-spot cable newscasters dramatically fighting the wind to deliver their reports. All during the 1890s, reporters could have done the same along the Atlantic seaboard, as it was hammered by more powerful hurricanes than it would be in any decade except the 1950s. ...
Finally, the Most Hypocritical of Them All
The New York Times, which changed its story about funding for flood control depending on how to best aid the liberal cause.
The photo below sums it up nicely.
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On a Much Needed Lighter Note
In this Web Site of the Week, seems a cat got a hold of a mouse.
Normally not an unusual thing.
Except this “mouse”, well it’s not exactly a mammal.
The Cat and the “Mouse”-turn on your sound
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