Friday, September 2, 2005
Yet more ignorance from the Left.

"Musician", Kanye West - GEORGE BUSH DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE... They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the Army permission to shoot us.

Media whore, Jesse Jackson - Racism is partly to blame for the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP - the response was slow because those most affected are poor

And what could be my favorite. New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin - slams federal response as slow.

That one is quite possible my favorite because Mr. Nagin seems to feel no responsibility for this disaster what so ever. It's all the federal governments fault. They should have been more prepared. Bush should have looking into his crystal ball and knew that it would be this bad. He, Mr. Nagin, and Gov. Blanco's hands are apparently totally clean on this one. There's nothing that they, the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana, could have done to prepare their people for something like this. Typical Democratic logic, it's the federal governments problem to deal with. Deo may be able to back me up on this, seeing as how she lives in Los Angeles, but towns and cities near the San Andreas fault are prepared. They have supplies and medicine ready should an earthquake hit. They'll be able to take care of themselves for 2-3 days until aid is able to get in. New Orleans wasn't, and that's the fault of Mayor Nagin and Gov. Blanco, not Bush. They could have had water and food stored away. They could have had medicine on hand. They could have extra boats stored away for people to use to get to safety. They do live below sea level, they knew this would happen one day. It's laughable, and sad at the same time, that they didn't care enough to prepare ahead of time.
The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph
Is For Good Men To Do Nothing


Anonymous said...

Chris, the US Government responded faster on the Tsunami than it did for New Orleans. While I'm sure you or John will twist that to show America's "humanitarian bent", the fact is that New Orleans is now a piece of 3rd world gang-land who's primary source of decoration is bloating corpses. Mobilise the military on it! Come on! The Mayor of New Orleans can't do jack with his policeforce all dead, now can he?

And yes, racism IS a problem there - two Australians had to lead 60 or so foreigners out of the whatever-it-is-dome because they feared for those foreigner's safety.

Christopher Lee said...

30,000 national guardsment are already there with something like 20,000 more on the way. The military is there.

Nagin could have had a plan worked out long before the storm. The problem is that while they, Nagin and Blanco, admit that a big storm will come, it's "not on my watch it won't" so they didn't plan for it.

"They're Black, we can wait to save them. Plus, it's a few less Democrats to worry about". That's the most ignorant thing that could be said. Neither race nor class plays any part in this.

Anonymous said...

What is there to spin? Nothing in my viewpoint. That city, state and Federal gov (FEMA) were unprepaired; and slow to respond as well as lacked communication in coordinating the relief effort. The people who are effected had four days warning to get out and some did not or could not. It is completely sad and ill advised to play the blame game pollitically. This could have been somewhat prevented I feel, only though in the scope of the magnitude of Local incompetance. When I see the Mayor of NO speak on television; it seems to me he can barely even speak english like an educated man. Makes me wonder about the rest of his governement all the way to the govenor's office. This all greatly saddens me.

Anonymous said...

I can say that if I were in the White House; I would fire the FEMA director I appointed on the spot.

Anonymous said...

This Mayor and city council has an awful lot to answer for. See this:

Anonymous said...

Regarding FEMA - I heard though, that since FEMA was put under Homeland Security by
Bush after 9/11 (and not treated as an independent organization anymore) that the red tape and beaurocracy has gotten in the way - and this is a big part of the problem on the federal side. Having worked for the federal government before, I can certainly see that happening!!

And yes, the mayor is certainly part of the problem here - probably a bigger part than the federal government or state. So overall I actually agree with you John K! Wow! You are making sense! I like!

Christopher Lee said...

John and GRR, FEMA can't just go in and start helping when something like this happens. They have to be invited in by the local government. If there is any blame for their slow response, it's on Kathleen Blanco.

Rick said...

leaving that child on the side of the road , makes you lower than anyone I know. Pull your head out man and get a clue.

Anonymous said...

Understood Chris - but since FEMA was pulled under Homeland Security, it's funding has been cut a HUGE amount and at the same time there has been an incremental increase in beaurocracy/red tape. Both of these issues have created yet more added problems to surround the overall situation.

When was FEMA "invited" in by the local government? Just wondered - I didn't know when that actually happened. Was the request very late, or what's the deal there man?

Anonymous said...

No matter how you look at FEMA or whether who invited or was supposed to invite whom; There has obviously been a total breakdown in the chain of command and proceedures that must be addressed and as soon as possible. I heard on a local news channel that FEMA and the powers that be in FED GOV had not even heard the levee's had broken flooding the city until late Wednesday. If that is true; what THE HELL!! Don't anybody watch news or listen to radio? Especially when a CAT 5 Hurricane was bearing down on a city? GIVE ME A FRIGGIN BREAK!!!

Anonymous said...

John making sense... *checks date... marks date on calendar*

The only point you made that I had trouble with was the photo of the buses. Realistically, getting everyone onto them would have been slower than letting them pack - you'd have to go house-by-house.

And of course now they have no staff to run them (and they're underwater anyway).

Anonymous said...

Damn Jake! He's got me hooked on LGFWatch.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco -- who, being a Democrat, is a doubleplusungood unperson as far as most of the LGF crew are concerned -- requested Federal disaster aid on August 28 [pdf] -- that is, before Katrina hit.

We mention this only because Charles Johnson never will.

THEY USE DOUBLEPLUSUNGOOD! Ironic really, that it's the lefties who resort to using 1984, given that 1984 is a textbook on how to turn communism into extreme oligarchical totalitarianism.

Anonymous said...

Strange comment on LGF watch. I have been a lizard minion (code for LGF viewer) for a very long time. I have never seen Charles not post a link to an original story and just comment of the spliced content. You need to see it and read it yourself and not depend on a website devoted to challeging it. I guess they (LGF WATCH) can challege the comments but they cannot challenge the stories because the stories are main stream news outlets. I would advise not viewing the comments if you are left of center. That will definatly get your riled up; But that is not Charles Johnson. Charles is a Democrat and a definate liberal in social context. He has noticed the hypocrasy of the DEM party in this country especially the myopia concerning Islam. That's is where his blog focuses.

Anonymous said...

No offense John, but I barely listen to you the instant you use the word Islam, since you only have one view on that topic (kill them).

LGFWatch is good, because it's clued into the facts and makes intelligent arguments. Rising Hegemon is also good in that way. I occasionally disagree with them, but they've got good stuff.