| > | People simply won't let the preconceptions get confused with the
| > Pot / Kettle
| > | 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
| > and enrolled his young daughter in school there.
| > |
| > | Nagin, who spoke with The Times-Picayune by telephone from Dallas,
| > 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
| > the Crescent City while his family lives for the next six months in
| > | 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
| > it.
| > |
| > | end quote. More at
| > |
| > | (scroll down)
| > |
| > | Hey, after dealing with the stress of government, one needs a
| > Might interest you to know that there is a bidding war for housing in
| > Baton Rouge, as of Friday bids were up 30% over listing prices some full
| > offers.
| not surprising, there's the haves, and the have nots...... of course
| there's also the entitlement mentality in that area, so I'd bet $ that
| are no "have nots" in that bidding war.....
No question about that, the point was that there may not be any place
available to Nagin to purchase closer to NOLA.
| and in this case Bub is dead on the mark, the response times to NO and the
| south were better than average..... even accounting for the declaration
| prior to Katrina of the area being a "disaster area" the response times
| Even with that, getting back on their feet for the "have nots" is going to
| be way more difficult than for the "haves".
if we assume that the response is better than average, is this something to
brag about? BTW I've been though any number of hurcains and what me and
mine have observed is dismal, perhaps criminally poor responses. We may
have a better judgment on the lies as my family members were passing in/out
using pickup trucks over routes the US government repeatedly claimed were
impassable to large trucks and military vehicles. I should not have to
explain to this group the technical resources available to this
adminstration to make a determination of what roads are passable.
I've seen justification of the lack of government response based on the
presumption that people without cars should have walked out (these are the
same people who claimed the water was too high on the roads for relief
trucks to enter the city). Those who ascribe to that do not address the
problem that the next place up the road is 80 miles with no supplies on the
route. As to the water: either the water is too high for trucks to pass or
it's low enough that folk and walk out. Pick one.
| also, I have NO CLUE what possessed Bush to apologize about the thing....I
| mean trying to placate people? that has got to be the absolute STUPIDEST
| thing he's ever done...
In my estimation his apology is a pure political . One that might have done
him some good much earlier but then if his administration had acted earlier
he would not have a reason to apologize.
As to the political damage, I've watched as some of Bush's stanches supports
in this area are expressing serious regrets for their previous support of
this administration. Local politicians that rode in to office by supporting
Bush are either very silent, down playing their previous support or flat out
back peddling. This is in part the result of members of their own churches
who are in south Louisiana and Mississippi reporting on the FEMA screw-up
from personal experience.
Could it be that cluster-f*cks in your back yard are harder to cover up than
similar efforts half way around the world? Blocking photos of the dead
passing through Andrews are a bit easier than enforcing a ban on the media
showing bodies floating in the streets of NOLA.