Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

We Interrupted Our Usual Vapid Blog Programming

For Politics
[Regular readers, consider yourself exempt from the snotty tone.]

Right. I know. The girly-girls are whining that it's wrong to look at what went wrong with the response to the aftermath of Katrina. "Don't cast blame now. First help people and then look at what went wrong," the girly-girls opine.

Sweetie, what if there's a hurricane--tomorrow? Uh-huh. Will we have learned from our mistakes? Especially if no one will admit or evaluate what those mistakes were in the first place?

Nature waits for no one, Honey. Deal.

It seems that under the right circumstances, FEMA does do its job. An interesting comparison of the government's response to last year's hurricanes in Florida vs. Katrina.

Gov. Jeb Bush sought federal help Friday while [Hurricane] Charley was still in the Gulf of Mexico. President Bush approved the aid about an hour after the hurricane made landfall.
By Monday afternoon, the cavalry seemed to be in place . . . Cargo planes were shuttling FEMA supplies from a Georgia Air Force base to a staging area in Lakeland and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had shipped 11 truckloads of water and 14 truckloads of ice. The first assistance checks to victims were to be shipped Monday night.

And now back to our regularly scheduled blog programming...


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