Thursday, September 08, 2005


Remember when hurricane Floyd hit the U.S. on Sept 16th 1999? It was the worst storm to hit the U.S. in 25 years. Bill Clintons FEMA was worse after the hurricane then GW's. Clinton had put James Lee Witt in charge of FEMA and he took the heat for the problems then.
A full three weeks after the storm had passed, Rev. Jesse Jackson interviewed Witt on his CNN show "Both Sides Now" - and complained that flood victims were still suffering from a "misery index."
"It seemed there was preparation for Hurricane Floyd, but then came Flood Floyd," Jackson began. "Bridges are overwhelmed, levees are overwhelmed, whole town's under water . . . [it's] an awesome scene of tragedy. So there's a great misery index in North Carolina."
Witt explained that the storms devastation was unparalleled, prompting Jackson to ask what was being done for the thousands of families left homeless by Floyd.
Its funny no one gets the blame when a Democrat is in charge. I guess it was Bush's fault because he was planning to run for president and big oil figured out how to create a hurricane so Clinton would look bad.


At 5:23 AM , Blogger Lucy Stern said...

All this finger pointing is getting pretty crazy, isn't it? What is the old saying, "Don't mess with Mother Nature." This is real life and people are going to suffer after a storm like this. The more I read, the more I see all the bungling that went on With the Mayor of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. I am highly impressed with the Red Cross and all that I see from them. FEMA doesn't get near as high a grade because of all the burocracy involved with it. As for me, I'm grateful for the American people who have stepped up to the plate and volunteered their money, time and love to the victums of the storm. They get an A+

At 8:56 AM , Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

Yikes, pappy... good example.

That "Jihad This" thing is hilarious!!!

At 6:33 PM , Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Here is Chertoff's response to a question about why the fed didn't act sooner. It's pretty pathetic.

"You know, these are citizen soldier, we have to get them mobilized and deployed. When we send the National Guard overseas, we don't tell them to pack up and leave in 24 hours unless it's some huge emergencies."

He's not saying that the locals didn't ask for help. He's implying that Katrina wasn't a huge emergency that deserved 24-hour mobilization.

It is the American people who have stood out in all of this as the only ones who don't have their heads up their a&*&*es. The politicians on all sides of the aisle should be put out to pasture.

At 7:45 PM , Blogger George said...

Allow me to refer you and all your readers to Chanman's blog: He was both active and Guard and lends readers some insight to how quickly a Guard unit can get up and running.

Good post. I was wondering how the Clinton Admin response compared to the Bush II Admin.

Somehow we've turned some kind of corner in America; expecting the death to pleasurable, unemployment to be minimally a financial hardship, pills to solve our every problem, and the massive destruction of a hurricane to be an mild obstacle to government assistance.


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