[SpamCop-Social] Re: Editorial pleads for New Orleans
heybub at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 21:52:55 EDT 2005
> "Bcs1" <bcs1 at spamcop.net> wrote in news:dfuqs3$dl2$1 at news.spamcop.net:
>> So it would seem to me to be a situation where there may/may not
>> have been
>> some miscommunication, and may/may not have been some slower than
>> prudent response times, but more than that there's too many people
>> who don't have a fscking clue "speculating" about stuff, using this
>> to forward their own agendas and in the end doing nothing more than
>> muddying the waters even more.
> no doubt there are people speculating on it who have no clue... but
> there are also experts out there who do have a clue who think it's
> been very badly handled and i have yet to hear anyone say that it's
> been handled well
> as far as i can make out, the only people coming to the defence of
> Bush and co are his cohorts in government and his staunch supporters
> because they, like him, cannot admit when they've (the
> Administration) failed
It's not that the feds failed, it's that people want to believe what they
want to believe. For example:
--- begin quote
"The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the
volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The
federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than
Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne."
For instance, it took five days for National Guard troops to arrive in
strength on the scene in Homestead, Fla. after Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992.
But after Katrina, there was a significant National Guard presence in the
afflicted region in three.
----end quote More at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05254/568876.stm
People simply won't let the preconceptions get confused with the facts.
Here's one you might get a kick out of:
--- begin quote
In a stark reminder of how drastically Hurricane Katrina has affected the
lives of New Orleanians, Mayor Ray Nagin has purchased a home in Dallas and
enrolled his young daughter in school there.
Nagin, who spoke with The Times-Picayune by telephone from Dallas, where he
has been since Wednesday [article was written on Monday, Sep 12th] , said he
plans to return to New Orleans on Saturday. He said he will remain in the
Crescent City while his family lives for the next six months in Dallas,
making occasional visits to his family when possible.
It's not clear where Nagin will be living: His home on Bayou St. John
suffered massive flooding, the mayor said, although he has not inspected it.
end quote. More at
Hey, after dealing with the stress of government, one needs a vacation.
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