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September 01, 2005

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guert

I totally agree with you JJ. Impeach Bush. He should be gone, but the denial and lies goes so deep I'm not sure how it will happen. It's insane. Even I knew about the levee systems and I've not even been to New Orleans. I did not know that the funding was drastically reduced but why doesn't that surprise me? There was a good special on PBS a few months ago about it. So now it's going to take Billions MORE dollars to repair and lives have been lost. It's tragic. But again this administration will continue to claim that it has done everything right.

logical thinker

If you think that this is the worst disaster in American History I urge you to go to pick up a history book. I can see how saying that might help with your argument about how horrible you think President Bush is.

I am not denying that this is a disaster, but you can not put this in the same ranks as 9/11, Pearl Harbor, the killing of thousands upon thousands of Native Americans and African Slaves.

The definition of Disaster: An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe.

You should really re-think your comment. I will not argue your views on President Bush and how much you dislike him. That is an opinion of yours and you are entitled to that as I am of mine, but this is not the worst disaster in American History my friend.

Jackson

Well, I certainly am glad you're not denying this is a disaster.

I suppose I could go back in there and add the world "natural" to my post, which I could do. I won't, but I could -- more out of laziness than anything else.

For some reason inside my tiny little brain, I've chosen to distinguish between "disasters" and "tragedies." I consider events such as 9/11 and Pearl Harbor as crimes of humanity, terrible tragedies and acts of war, but in my mind they differ from disasters because they were caused solely and directly by man. Same goes for the killing of Native Americans and slaves, although that comes across as exponentially more horrific (in my mind) because not only did it happen, but it was not only ignored but accepted for so many years.

However, a government can only protect its people so much from malicious crimes against humanity caused by other individuals or states. I believe a government -- especially one with so much wealth that it can spend $1 billion a day on fighting a war in Iraq -- should make it a priority to protect its people. Bush neglected that duty.

I'm not sure funding the levee projects would have done one ounce of good, but it's a real shame we'll never know. What we do know is that the policy of not funding them didn't work terribly well.

Thanks for your comment and for your perspective.

Guert

A government -- especially one with so much wealth that it can spend $1 billion a day on fighting an ILLEGAL war in Iraq THAT TAKES AWAY MILITARY RESOURCES IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY IN THE U.S. -- should make it a priority to protect its people.

I wish this country would learn from it's mistakes but history has a sick way of repeating itself (oppression, quagmires etc..), especially with the current leadershp, or lack of that starts at the very top.

Even Fox News has been ripping our government a new one this week.

Impeach BushCo

God Bless the American people and the people of the world who are truly trying to help those in need in this tragic disaster.

Hopefully things will improve QUICKLY

Todd W.

There are some conservatives who are saying that we should just let New Orleans die and refuse to think of spending Federal money to rebuild it. They're also blaming the blacks for the problems...

George Neumayr, the executive editor of The American Spectator, wrote in "Masques of Death":

"New Orleans was ripe for collapse. Its dangerous geography, combined with a dangerous culture, made it susceptible to an unfolding catastrophe. Currents of chaos and lawlessness were running through the city long before this week, and they were bound to come to the surface under the pressure of natural disaster and explode in a scene of looting and mayhem."

"Like riotous Los Angeles since the 1960s, New Orleans has been a wasteland of politically correct dysfunction for decades -- public schools so obviously decimated vouchers were proposed this year (and torpedoed by the left), barbaric gangster rap culture no one will confront lest they offend liberal pieties, multiculturalist frauds who empower no one but themselves, and cops neutered by the NAACP and ACLU."

Why is it that dark skinned people are seen as "looting", but light skinned people are "looking for food"?

I'm with Mike Malloy on this. The Bush Administration choose to respond in the slow way they did in order to appease their conservative base.

Mike

Have there been Christians claiming that this was the vengeance of a wrathful Lord on a city of sin? I admit I haven't been paying much attention lately but it seems like this should have happened by now.

Todd W.

Who cares what the Radical Christian Right is thinking? The Progressive Christians are shocked, saddened, angry and fighting hard to help people on the Gulf Coast.

Jackson

Sure enough:

https://www.michnews.com/artman/publish/article_9292.shtml

"Now New Orleans is under water, bathing in sewage and devastation rather than providing downtown fountains for homosexual capers aplenty."

I use capers when I cook. I usually try to get the ones from Sicily, packed in salt instead of pickled in brine. I never knew they were gay.

Mike

You people are so negative. Many people look at this as an improvement!

https://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001054719

Accompanying her husband, former President George
H.W.Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in
Houston, Barbara Bush said today, referring to the
poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, "This is working very well for them."

...

"And so many of the people in [the Astrodome] here, you
know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she
chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."

Air Jordans

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