Re(2): ‘Hate Won’t Feed a Hungry Hurricane Victim’, http://www.polipundit.com, Lorie Byrd
Re(3): ‘Rhodes: Bush Happy’, http://www.radioequalizer.blogspot.com, Brian Maloney
Re(4): ‘Predicting the Lefty Response’, http://www.boghieonyoursix.blogspot.com, Me
UPDATE: Liberal Chris the commentator (2005/09/04 0905)
The post you are looking for is: 'Predicting the Lefty Reponse...'
I strongly recommend: '100 Hours After Stormfall',
And a later Lorie Byrd post: ‘Hate Won’t Feed a Hungry Hurricane Victim’
As well as: 'Even More Unbelivable'
I am an inexperienced blogger and do not know how the big timers 'Bump' a post. So this is the best I can think of.
Another post of interest: 'Notes and Lessons Learned'
And check out the doomdayers:
'The Bursting Point', NYT, David Brooks
'Law Officers, Overwhelmed', are Quiting Force', NYT, Joeseph Teaster
'Guardsmen 'played cards amid New Orleans crisis: Police Official', AFP
See a pattern. The use of the terms administration, Federal, slow Federal response... Also, note the highly estemed scions of journalism that are reporting with that slant.
To make it simple. The Federal government declared the area a national emergency two days before the hurricane hit, and three days before the levies broke. The city declared sites as relocation zones, but did not provision them. The city was mandated to transport people to those sites, but did not. The city was tasked with ensuring transportation from those sites to unaffected regions if necessary, but did not. And who builds, sustains, and trains the police and fire departments of a city? Who is the ultimate authority in the Louisiana National Guard? Why have other destroyed cities and regions reacted better.
Folks: We do not have a Pataki or a Giuliani here.
Apparently, we have a job corp police force where a large percentage deserted during a disaster.
Apparently, we have a job corp National Guard that was either not mobilized.
And there are those who desire a Job Corps Marine Corps...
As stated in an earlier post, it is time the voters in America voted for LEADERSHIP and not pocketbook. It is NOT the economy, stupid. Allow your leaders to listen to your well reasoned bleatings, but say NO when it is not in the best interest of your community or our country. The government is NOT a jobs program!
UPDATE: Liberal Chris the commentator (2005/09/04 0905)
The Liberal argument as posited by Liberal Chris:
Five days to deliver food and water to thousands of desperate and literally dying americans, gathered at a convention center in an American city. that location is on the mississippi river and accessible by truck.
If you people aren’t outraged, you are simply not human.
oh, and by the way. bush isn’t responsible for hurricanes. however, the federal government is responsible for responding to hurricanes.
and, bush is in charge of the federal government. hence, the justified anger at the president. these are distinctions that an eight year old would understand.
I am bored dealing with libs. Hope this chap is under 18 years old. His argument is one that can be made by a five year old, or Grey Davis (recalled Governor of California), or maybe even my cat. I have to ask Liberal Chris if his sole experience in driving is on paved roads, if his sole experience boating is on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, if his outcome oriented math classes taught him that Friday morning was five days away from Tuesday (short week, even for a LOP – Low Output Person)
Think it though Liberal Chris:
There are trees, light posts, houses, garbage, and debri in the water
It is very difficult to drive in the water
It is difficult to drive big rigs off road
It is difficult to mobilize when not ordered to mobilize
The local authorities have the early responsibility in emergency relief
And finally, what you read in the NYT on Sunday occurred on Saturday
“Behind the scenes, a power struggle emerged, as federal officials tried to wrest authority from Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D). Shortly before midnight Friday, the Bush administration sent her a proposed legal memorandum asking her to request a federal takeover of the evacuation of New Orleans, a source within the state’s emergency operations center said Saturday.
The administration sought unified control over all local police and state National Guard units reporting to the governor. Louisiana officials rejected the request after talks throughout the night, concerned that such a move would be comparable to a federal declaration of martial law. Some officials in the state suspected a political motive behind the request. “Quite frankly, if they’d been able to pull off taking it away from the locals, they then could have blamed everything on the locals,” said the source, who does not have the authority to speak publicly.”
It sure looks like the Governor of Louisiana is scared of scary guys with big guns. How far left of center do you have to go till you reach the point that you have no trust in your military and your government? I know some right wingers have similar problems – but we stick them in a closet most of the time. We listen to them, check the facts, and act appropriately. The Left seems reflexively anti-establishment. My guess is that you don’t have to move much left of the center point before you squeal for the Job Corps at the expense of the Marine Corps.
But then again, the answer for the fear of Federalizing the effort might have been the result of a lack of medical insurance. Bush Derangement Syndrome. Once again, it is Bush's fault.
Finally, while I am going to mention it I will give you a break since it is obvious your emotions got your knickers in a twitter:
You capitalize Americans – all the time, every time
You capitalize Mississippi – all the time, every time
And not just because they are proper names, but to show respect.