Friday, September 02, 2005

What the Hell is Going On?

Pardon my French, but what the hell is going on with the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina? I cannot believe that, nearly four years after 9/11, our response to a natural disaster in a crowded urban area is this callous and inept. If terrorists had blown up the levee, thereby flooding the city, would the feds' response have been any better? The suffering, starvation, dehydration, disease, fear, violence, and absolute lawlessness going on in New Orleans and parts of Mississippi is inexcusable. And I damn sure wish all the politicians would stop holding so many damn press conferences announcing what they are supposedly mobilizing and preparing, and actually get some goddamn food, water, and medicine to those who are suffering and desperate. The president goes on TV and announces that the gas price spike is temporary and he has asked his daddy and Clinton to help raise money for rebuilding. Blah, blah, blah, who the hell cares???? These people don't need money for rebuilding right now, they don't need to be assured that gas prices will go down, and they don't need to hear politician after politician after agency head after agency head congratulated on all their tireless efforts. They need food. They need water. They need medicine. They need relief from the heat. They need law enforcement. What the hell is going on?

Update: Seth has been blogging about the hurricane all week, and he is also mad as hell at the government's response.


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