Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist

Fuck you very much

Via interdictor:
Although obviously he has no exact count, he estimates more than 10,000 people are packed into and around and outside the convention center still waiting for the buses. They had no food, no water, and no medicine for the last three days, until today, when the National Guard drove over the bridge above them, and tossed out supplies over the side crashing down to the ground below. Much of the supplies were destroyed from the drop. Many people tried to catch the supplies to protect them before they hit the ground. Some offered to walk all the way around up the bridge and bring the supplies down, but any attempt to approach the police or national guard resulted in weapons being aimed at them.

This pisses me off.

From the New Orleans Gambit:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency shook up its way of distributing disaster preparedness money when it introduced its Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program in 2002. Given the program's criteria, Louisiana appeared to have been a shoo-in for federal dollars for 2003, the first year the program began awarding money. Instead, Louisiana got nothing.

This pisses me off.

The administration fired the man in charge of the Army Corps of Engineers for calling them on their underfunding of critical flood-control projects. According to Parker, the flooding didn't have to be this bad.

This pisses me off.

This administration turned FEMA back into a patronage bastion. Its leaders are political cronies of the President, chosen for their loyalty. They are not racing aid into the Gulf coast like they did into Florida prior to the 2004 elections.

This pisses me off.

This disaster was going to happen sooner or later. It didn't have to be this bad. The aftermath didn't have to be this bad. But here we are.

You clowns that voted this guy back into office in 2004... I lay this too at your feet and his. You people are a fucking disgrace.
Tags: disaster, politics, weather

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