Friday, February 10, 2006

Our government scares me

I read this article in the NY Times today about how the White House, and Dept. of Homeland Security were aware of the levee breaks earlier than what they initially reported in the media. It's a scary thing that this government knew about the disasterous nature of Katrina, but didn't act quick enough on the relief efforts. It's not a question of why weren't we more prepared, it's a question of, why didn't they move into disaster relief and prevention quicker?

Below is an interesting passage from the article in the NY Times
Representative Thomas M. Davis III, Republican of Virginia, chairman of the special House committee investigating the hurricane response, said the only government agency that performed well was the National Weather Service, which correctly predicted the force of the storm. But no one heeded the message, he said.

"The president is still at his ranch, the vice president is still fly-fishing in Wyoming, the president's chief of staff is in Maine," Mr. Davis said. "In retrospect, don't you think it would have been better to pull together? They should have had better leadership. It is disengagement."

3 Comments:

Blogger Katie & Da Katz said...

Mawmee sayz datz shez notz gonna votez fur any buddee datz gotz a naym datz rhymez wif Osama... she donts care if hez a Martian or blue polka dotted... (Mawmeez a mixed race purrson... wif Jewish and Cherokee)

Buts she tinks dats dis race fur da donkey's tail is all doin da hokey pokey cuz dats whuts ita alls abouts anee mohr... so dat elephants will wins... but itz a conspurracee you knoh.

Da reel guyz in charge iz da bankurs. Dey ated da elephant and da donkee... and da purrzeedents gonna purrtend ta be in charge.. but da guvnments goin down da drain wif McCain...

dats hur purrdictshun any wayz... cuds bee wrong... but by deze whiskurzz. I don't knoh bout dat dis guvment stuffums... Sounds like beans cants figurz out how ta find da alpha kittee! and gets along in one house wif him/hur

8:34 PM  
Blogger Princess said...

Well, I can't blame the current president for that tragic hurricane disaster matter in N.O.
This is a problem with the state of New Orleans and their leadership.
we are voting for mcCain.

NObama '08

1:25 PM  
Blogger BeaK. said...

When we all get our head out of the sand and realize that our government is just another big business entity...we will better understand why it does the things it does and in the manner it does.

Everything it does is about the bottom line first and foremost...with the masses it is about the people...our family, our friends, our neighbors...with the powers that be it is about numbers...of which you and I are one in the big mix.

This is the reason nothing ever really gets fixed or accomplished, we are not on the same page...have never been and as hopeful a person as I am...I doubt we will ever be.

War is big business, environment, food, health care, it's all big business.

There is no money in peace, good health, and healthy foods.

We can put a man on the moon, but we can't produce healthy foods, or find cures for diseases that are caused by unhealthy foods ????

Can we not look back over the last 50 years and know that the parties are nothing more than a smoke screen, a game that they each take turns at profiting from.

I love and respect this great country...I am totally sick of the criminals that are running it into the ground.

Are there any answers...absolutly...but I don't see them coming into play anytime soon.

You are wise to be scared.

6:00 PM  

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