Thursday, September 01, 2005
Drowning New Orleans
A major American city is left for dead. A million homeless refugees. Not since the civil war has the homeland seen such devastation. It's essentially unthinkable.
1 million without power in the gulf coast, for months perhaps. Tens of thousands in New Orleans downtown and the government doesn't know to drop food and water. An obviously angry Jack Cafferty on CNN:
I'm 62, I remember the riots in Watts, I remember the earthquake in San Francisco, I remember a lot of things--I have never, ever seen anything as badly bungled and poorly handled as this situation in New Orleans. Where the hell is the water for these people? Why can't sandwiches be dropped to those people in that Superdome down there? This is Thursday! This is Thursday! This storm happened five days ago. It's a disgrace, and don't think the world isn't watching. This is the government the taxpayers are paying for and it's fallen right flat on its face, in the way its handled this thing.
Now they say perhaps thousands are dead too.
Even if you don't have family in the area, we will all be paying $4 dollar gas prices and subsidizing billions of tax dollars to rebuild the largest port of entry is the U.S.
There is even talk of depression era "works" programs because much of the gulf will be without industry for 6 months maybe more. I can't imagine how these people will rebuild their lives. It may not be possible. Probably any other city is left to become the Atlantis of North America but we need New Orleans it's giant port and 20% of all oil refineries...
Sploid has some crazy stuff on our good friend Pat Robertson and the FUcked up FEMA.