January 29, 2006


From the Washington Post

Louisiana officials who are working with the president say that he is committed to help but that his administration has had to be pushed by Congress, and is failing to lead because its attention is focused on Iraq, the domestic spying debate and producing a new budget.

"This great city will rise again," said Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). "The question is whether the city and the region will be doing it alone, dragging the federal government with us every step of the way, or will this administration get in gear and put their mind to the task at hand."


Other reports indicate that 80% of the black population won't return to N.O., along with 60% of whites. Who'd wanna go through that again? And with the next hurricane season a few months away? But Bush's restoration efforts aren't as shocking as the warnings he ignored. New documents indicate that Bush's office was warned of Katrina's severity two days in advance, but Bush was on vacation. I still like Bill Maher's take on it on 9/2/05:

"Finally today convoys of troops and aid started to arrive along the Gulf Coast. Five days after the hurricane hit. Kind of makes you miss the innocent days when Bush only sat on his ass for seven minutes. It only took him four days to make a plan, but finally today he said he had a plan. Unfortunately it's a faith-based plan that involves getting two of every animal onto a big boat.

"He could have started planning on Saturday when the radar showed that a hurricane was going to hit the city, but Bush thinks that the jury is still out on weather forecasting. You know, there's one big difference between George Bush and Marie Antoinette, and that is when Marie Antoinette said 'Let them eat cake,' they had cake…Oh, I kid the president. President Bush was on the ground all day today, you saw him there hugging the starving and touring the devastated area. His quote was 'New Orleans is more devastated than New York on 9/11.' Then he grabbed a bullhorn and vowed that we would get Mother Nature dead or alive."

Take a look at US, the super-power's levee system contrasted with other lowlands in The Netherlands, UK, and Italy.

And let's hear it for the good ol' USA! Here's our high-tech system in N'Awlins!

I just hope New Orleans can restore the magic it once had (as seen below) but with more "chocolate".


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