MythBusters was far more energizing for me...I think I am saturated by all the Katrina stuff at this point.
I do consider myself to be lucky, of course...since I am only saturated by media, and not H20.
I must be old...since I have no idea who Kanye West is.
There are plenty of things to call the president, but labeling him a racist on national TV is pretty stupid. No class. I agree.
Nonetheless, the people our president appointed to be in charge of some serious jobs don't seem to have a clue about what they are doing, or what has happened.
Let's talk about the response time of the agencies who a) are responsible for just this type of emergency/disaster, b) saw it coming 48 hours in advance, and c) have warplans on this exact scenario going back 20 years.
It didn't take a genius to realize that 75,000 refugees will need food and water within 24-48 hours. Katrina passed on Monday, and the infrastructure should have been on standby from Sunday. Instead, we have the director of FEMA getting the ball rolling on Wednesday, with the resultant aid arriving today (Friday). Instead of 1-2 days of strife, the people affected have endured 5 days, and there's probably more to come.
That's my main beef. My other beef about Bush is about being a leader...showing the public you care enough to return to the office from your vacation. Come back on Monday, not Wednesday after you've made PR stops. And it's trivial in comparison to the physical aid that should have been mobilized by mid-day Monday.
We knew it was coming, we watched it come and go, and it still took 2 more days for the first steps to be taken.
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