Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bush says he may need more power in disasters



We now know why the federal response to Katrina was so poor.

  • The reason was not because FEMA, under the leadership of Bush, was transformed from a model of efficiency into a dumping ground for political cronies.
  • The reason was not because Chertoff waited 36 hours to sound the alarm.
  • The reason was not because Brownie was clueless
  • The reason was not because the right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing
  • The reason was not because people were asleep at the switch, or simply didn't care

The reason people died for no reason at all was because Bush didn't have the power to make all the tough decisions that needed to be made.

Does this look familiar, kind of like 9/11? It should. Time for another power-grab. Fucking bastards.

Bush didn't have enough power? What did he do with the power he had? Was he there? Did he lead his team? Did he give strength to a country that hurt so badly? No, he didn't.

What did he do? He finished his vacation, he strummed his guitar, he played golf in Arizona, he plugged Iraq and Medicare reform.

The same guy whose plan failed, the same guy who denied funding that could have prevented the floods, the same guy who didn't even realize the scope of the disaster until days later, this same fucking guy now wants more power?

You have got to be fucking kidding me.

Every goddamn GOP Senator voted against an indipendant investigation into Katrina. Now we know why. Because they already know where they fucked up. The President couldn't help because his hands were tied.

Give me a fucking break. Bush did the same thing he did on 9/11. Nothing. Jack Shit, Nada.

So, here's how it will go down. A partisan investigation will be done. It will be determined that the reason the Federal response was a gargantuan clusterfuck was because the President didn't have the power to handle the situation.

God, these miserable bastards are amazing. Like I said, they fuck you right out in the open.

9 Comments:

Anonymous wolfmoosepigchicken said...

Okay, two comments:

One: they can already request temporary authority over local governments in emergencies. When I have time I'll look up the details, because this does exist--they just didn't use it.

Two: who gets to diagnose an emergency? This is coming from people who came up with the phrase "war on terror" to legally spread their malice around, who's to say they won't do the same here?

12:02 PM  
Blogger Fritschie said...

Yes this all seems very familiar, only the narration was German and the man in the filmstrip declared himself the supreme ruler.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous caspixel said...

Has anyone else noticed that there has been little to no reporting on the death toll from Katrina? Contrast that with the tsunami where the media was reporting (almost gleefully it seemed) the increasing totals by the hour.

So is the government just not releasing how many bodies are being recovered? This gruesome, but I wonder how many got pumped into Lake Pontchartrain. And what about all the missing children? There's like 2000 of them.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Fritschie said...

When there's even the smallest hint of blame that could be placed on our government over the death of any number of innocent human beings, the media seems to be a little tight-lipped about the exact numbers. I still can't tell if it's government censorship or fear of liberal bias.

It's the same thing with Iraqi deaths in the war. They'll release the names of our soldiers who die horrible deaths, because they can spin that into "Well, they were defending freedom." But getting an exact number of Iraqis who died, that's where they get a little hazy.

Along those same lines, there was no American involvement in all of the tsunami deaths, so we'll know EXACTLY how many people died in that tragedy.

12:54 PM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

Kenyon is doing the body recovery. Kenyon has ties to the Bush family. This fucking company is as corrupt as they come. There is no way that we will ever know how many died.

Bodies are floating in the streets over there, but there are virtually no bodies in structures? I don't think so.

Bush buddies doing body recovery, and the press can't photograph the dead?

Fucking bastards.

9:49 AM  
Blogger GD said...

Nice blog and a good rant. The photo is great. For a funny take on the same subject you might enjoy the blog of a friend of mine at http://spectatorsaccount.blogspot.

And go to Bush to New Orleans Go Fish.

On a technical note I think that the Governor is who declares an emergency and hands over the reigns to the feds.

In this case the Governor did this and FEMA responded by posting on their website that first repsonders should not respond to this.

11:20 AM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

GD,

I appreciate your comments very much.

On the FEMA website is a organizational chart that shows what the criteria is for FEMA involvement.

One thing mentioned by FEMA is that FEMA acts when local officials are overwhelmed.

Lots of talk about Rudy and 9/11. Rudy is a born leader, you can't take that away. But lets keep things in perspective. 9/11 devastated a few square blocks in NYC. Katrina devastated a few thousand square miles. No comparison. NYC first responders wouldn't have made a huge difference in the Gulf Coast. Too much damage.

And lets not forget 9/11. Like Katrina, NORAD and the Feds were asleep at the switch on 9/11 too. It's just that Rudy and the NYC first responders did such a good job that the lack of federal response didn't hurt quite as badly.

But the Feds were still as fucking useless as they were during Katrina.

8:09 PM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

GD,

I appreciate your comments very much.

On the FEMA website is a organizational chart that shows what the criteria is for FEMA involvement.

One thing mentioned by FEMA is that FEMA acts when local officials are overwhelmed.

Lots of talk about Rudy and 9/11. Rudy is a born leader, you can't take that away. But lets keep things in perspective. 9/11 devastated a few square blocks in NYC. Katrina devastated a few thousand square miles. No comparison. NYC first responders wouldn't have made a huge difference in the Gulf Coast. Too much damage.

And lets not forget 9/11. Like Katrina, NORAD and the Feds were asleep at the switch on 9/11 too. It's just that Rudy and the NYC first responders did such a good job that the lack of federal response didn't hurt quite as badly.

But the Feds were still as fucking useless as they were during Katrina.

8:09 PM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

GD,

I appreciate your comments very much.

On the FEMA website is a organizational chart that shows what the criteria is for FEMA involvement.

One thing mentioned by FEMA is that FEMA acts when local officials are overwhelmed.

Lots of talk about Rudy and 9/11. Rudy is a born leader, you can't take that away. But lets keep things in perspective. 9/11 devastated a few square blocks in NYC. Katrina devastated a few thousand square miles. No comparison. NYC first responders wouldn't have made a huge difference in the Gulf Coast. Too much damage.

And lets not forget 9/11. Like Katrina, NORAD and the Feds were asleep at the switch on 9/11 too. It's just that Rudy and the NYC first responders did such a good job that the lack of federal response didn't hurt quite as badly.

But the Feds were still as fucking useless as they were during Katrina.

8:09 PM  

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