Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bitch of the Day

In reading and watching more about this whole Katrina mess, I keep seeing again and again stories about condemnation of the federal response, which I agree with.

But what about stories of condemnation of the local response first? Ray Nagin has made some pretty audacious statements basically saying that it's everyone's fault but his. But what about Amtrack's offer to get people out of the city by train that was refused by him? What about the disaster scenarios that he knew about that predicted more than 100,000 people in his city would have no way to get themselves out? Almost all of New Orleans' public transportation buses flooded because they sat idle in the city. Why the hell didn't he use them to bus people out BEFORE the strom hit? What about his statements to the tourists in the city, telling them they were shit out of luck? ....? As the mayor of the city, every person in that city is his steward. What about the several elderly homes where our older citizens perished because they had no way to leave? Oops, did Ray forget about them? Or did he just not care? Prior to the hurricane making landfall, the governor of Louisiana made statements saying that she didn't think Nagin knew how serious the situation was. Looks like she was right.

Seriously. What the HELL. And he's saying shit about federal officials not caring about poor people? About minorities? Well, Ray, when one looks into it, it seems that no one cared less about the poor minorities in New Orleans than you did.

While there are many other Bitches involved in the Katrina tragedy... in my mind, no one is more of a Bitch than the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin. Ray, you and your other inept local collegues are definitely the Bitch of the Day.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been trying to watch the movie about the 9/11 flight 93 but it is so disturbing I have to keep turning away. So I turn to the internet to get my mind off of things and I see reports of al-Zarqawi saying that hurricane Katrina was an answer to the prayers of those oppressed by the U.S. Well maybe you are right Mr. Sunshine. Maybe God flooded a bunch of poor people because you feel oppressed, thanks for your prayers. I nominate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to join the bitch list.

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