It is not fun to have to lecture my friends, but the 57 hours per day coverage of a relatively minor hurricane is just stunning. How many beach-standing reporters must one skip over with the channel selector? The answer my friend is blowing in the wind....right?
This storm is a mediocre "Category 1" at best. Please review the records of Camille, for instance, which was a killer and back-doored the middle Atlantic seaboard with huge rains and damage, after entering through Mississippi and making a right turn in western Tennessee on its run back to the Atlantic. There are AT LEAST 50 other hurricanes of greater import just in the latter 1800s and through the 1900s....But this reaction is absurd even for stupid, ignorant reporters who tell me that the Earth is 4,000,000,000 years old with all authourity, and yet who know nothing about geographical history, earth-sun relationships, geomorphology, history, or much of anything else.
I shall never forget Shep Smith, FOX-news, panning an extended overpass in New Orleans, not far from the stadium they use for the Saints' football games, and doing a close-up on the covered body of a deceased-type person. Shep glowered into the camera, with all his anger and earnestness showing, and declared, "Just laying there, and nobody cares. Doesn't anybody care about these people? Before this is over, scenes like this could be repeated 10,000 times." Little matter, of course, that the death toll never remotely approximated that number.
My response then as now is best not recorded. Most know what I think about the whole worthless concept of FEMA, or almost any central government intervention, long before it became another instrument in the destruction of local control, States' rights and prerogatives, and the practice of general self-reliance. Some of the best summaries of what happens to a group of people who have five, six, or even seven generations of complete public assistance as their main or only support, augmented primarily by illegal activity such as prositition, drug dealing, strong-arm thuggery, armed robbery, murder for hire, and welfare fraud.....came out of the Katrina "disaster".
The mayor of New Orleans, elected by the "takers" left and went to where he lived...in Dallas, Texas. He had frequently been heard to say that he did not want his children to grow up in a place like New Orleans....it's a nice place to visit, but...? Five large consists of AMTRAK trains had been dispatched and were waiting in the train station to take people out, according to the evacuation order....within sight of the stupid football stadium...nobody came.
400 busses from the New Orleans Independent Feeding, Babysitting, and Thug-Trainig District sat abandoned, eventually to be drowned by waters, not from Katrina, but from the corrupt, inept adnimistrators of the canal and levee districts, long places of employment of girlfriends, boyfreinds, and brothers-in-law of local politicians. Nobady came...the bus drivers had also heroically fled. As did the city bus people.
A cum laude graduate of the New Orleans school of "public service", United States Congressman Jefferson...a racist, Democrat, hypocrit, liar, and thief commandeered National Guard assets so as to make a last run to his house (in the "white folks part of town"...doncha know?....) so he could remove what turned out to be 100,000 in Greenback Yankee cash dollars from his kitchen freezer. And one of theseveral Guard 2 1/2 ton transport trucks (for one scrawny hyprocrit thief) got mired in the front yard, requiring several more vehicles in its extraction.
No press coverage of that one. Or of innocent self-reliant black people being passed over for minimal assistance because there were so many scores of thousands who were "truly deserving".....like the Crips, Bloods, and the slime who stole all of Fats Domino's legendary works, collections, and awards and who raided the acclaimed museums in the Crescent City....and a thousand other sackings. Another of the "truly deserving" was filmed, while pulling a pirot in waist-deep water, with several large family members on board with considerable belongings including a huge television....he intimated in a way that cannot be stated here that he had to bring all this stuff because, since he had gone to all the trouble to loot it out last night, he did not want some criminal to come and steal the stuff he had managed to help "liberate" that night before at the store near his projects. He was one of the famous "undocumented shoppers".
On top of all of that, the people who were taken out of New Orleans were for years...and still are in many places, a scourge of locusts upon the places where they lighted. Gangs, criminality, sloth, stupidity, filth, violence, and decay oozed behind them as they "reformed" the criminal elements in Houston and that area, as well as Dallas, Memphis, and scores of smaller communities unprepared for the Locusts from the Septic Tank of Hell. Crime rates went up from 25 to 50 percent in these places.
And George Bush gave them FEMA charge cards of 1,000 dollars a person in Houston and other places...that went on until the FEMA dumboes figured out that 500 people in a line meant 5,000 pre-paid cards when the slime/thug/born-criminal "takers" simply kept going back around to the end of the line....'....'til dem cahds run out, We needs lot o'help..MF". MF was their affectionate, pet name for anyone who was helping them during their times of stress. All OROGs understand, I am sure.
These cards were sold to regular people in Houston sometimes look for "something for nothing" and who were dumb enough to buy them for 10 cents on the dollar. The buyer would go a distance and then be robbed at gun-point by a family member of the one who had sold the card to begin with. It was kind of like one of them there "interest bearing" FEMA Katrina emergency cards. Thanks, FEMA.....what did we do before you were here?
WHY DO REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS FALL FOR THIS STUFF? GEORGE BUSH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CAUSE OF THE DISASTER, TRIED DUMBO FEMA THINGS TO MAKE THE 'TAKERS' HAPPY....AND THEN TOOK ALL THE BLAME BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, IN THEIR MAJORITY, ARE NO LONGER CAPABLE OF CRITICAL THINKING. IN GERMAN THAT IS CALLED 'OPRAHLOGIC'....!!! HOW DID WE SURVIVE, I ASK, BEFORE FEMA AND FOOD STAMPS AND ALL THIS HELP!!!!!!!???????