Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, February 20, 2006

Chaos in the White House

Did you think the White House was out of control during the Katrina crisis? Some newly released e-mails show that no matter how chaotic and spastic you thought the government’s response was, it was worse. Much worse.

FEMA’s Michael Brown, tired of being 2005’s biggest punchline, released the e-mails in an effort to share the blame. And there’s plenty to go around.

On the night of August 29th, as New Orleans was getting swamped, the situation was being monitored by the assistant to the Homeland Security Advisor. Everyone higher up was on vacation and not to be bothered.

This assistant to the assistant went home that night thinking everything was under control. Wrong!!!! Most Americans knew how dire everything was — everyone except the person running things in the White House. Hey Assclown, you can get the latest news and weather from your TV, radio or computer. Look into it.

He learned the gory details at 6 a.m. the next morning.

And now — straight from the cover of Duuuhhh!!! Magazine — some senators are saying that FEMA should be completely revamped before the next hurricane season. Ya think?!?!?

That’s kind of like seeing a thick cloud of smoke pouring out from under the hood, hearing a loud clanging and scraping sound under the car, and thinking “I probably should get this checked before we start on that long motor trip.”


Anonymous JollyRoger said...

And the Shrubberals have collectively(!) forgotten that El Shrubbo's big brag in 2004 was about how much "better" the Federal Government was equipped to respond to "tur" attacks.

So I guess they all believe that if the disaster that befell New Orleans had been named Osama instead of Katrina that everything would have turned out differently.

February 21, 2006 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: And they had several days warning about Katrina. If that's how out to lunch they were after being warned, they'd be more spastic and helpless than ever with a surprise tur attack.

February 21, 2006 at 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Someone who has been on the Emergency Responce Business for years I can tell you what most people don't seem to realize... THE PREPERATION FOR A DISASTER IS ALL THE SAME, WHETHER IT'S A EARTHQUAKE, HURRICANE OR TERROR! YOU DO THE SAME RESPONCE! That's for those unknowing idiots who think there is a difference.

I have to give some Kudo's However to the Republicans for their fairly tough investigation of this matter, everyone predicted a whitewash. I guess they realized none of their home states (who could be facing the same problem) would put up them letting the White House get away with it.

I wouldn't take heart too much in the criticism of the Governor or the Mayor of New Orleans because the bottom line is- the pros who were in charge, the people who should know better, fucked up!


February 21, 2006 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Good point, that it's the same response whatever the disaster is. If they fucked up the Katrina response this badly, when there was plenty of warning, what's their response gonna be when it's a surprise terror attack? It sure is a good thing we've sacrificed our civil liberties in return for security. That quote by Benjamin Franklin comes to mind.

You're right -- a natural disaster could strike anywhere. Every region is prone to something.

February 21, 2006 at 7:54 PM  

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