>I say, any dumbass who actually wants to stay behind, gets left behind. It’s one thing to not have the means to evacuate due to your financial or health condition, it’s another to be stupid and stay in a toxic wasteland with no running water, electricity, food, or semblance of law.
Then again, I guess it’s just fear of the unknown that is keeping people in their useless homes. Part of me can’t blame the people for not wanting to leave their homes and surrender to the care of the government. The government hasn’t done a great job of taking care of people, lately.
“There will be ample time for people to figure out what went right, and what went wrong. What I’m interested (in) is helping save lives,” he said.
I see George Bush is using the Gambler spin on this crisis. Sing it with me…”Gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em…know when to place the blame, know when to strum. You never count your money when you’re corrupted by the oil biz. There’ll be time enough for blaming, when the rescuin’s done.”
It doesn’t quite rhyme, but you get the drift.
By the way, we don’t need a commission to figure out what happened. I know what happened…NOTHING.
“FEMA response and recovery operations are a top priority of the department and as we know, one of yours,” Brown wrote Chertoff. He proposed sending 1,000 Homeland Security Department employees within 48 hours and 2,000 within seven days.
That quote is just reinforces the stupidity of the people running things. Do these people have access to special government documents known as ENCYLCOPEDIAS? Jesus Christ! Just google the population of the cities along the Gulf Coast, use basic arithmetic, and any nitwit would know that 1,000 people are not going to cut rescue efforts. By seven days, most people stranded will be dead if they don’t have fresh water. You can only go three days without water before you die. Apparently, Brown and Chertoff missed that episode of CSI.