Friday, March 03, 2006
NEW ORLEANS, AND OTHER THINGS THAT MAKE ME CRY
Between Mardi Gras and Brownie, New Orleans was back in the national conscious this week. The Brownie tapes finally place the blame for the disaster that followed the disaster clearly where it belongs. Ahem, Mr. Bush and Mr. Chertoff. And Mardi Gras brought media attention back to the city and it's continued travails, it's suffering under the continued incompetence of administration of Bush Inc.
New Orleans native Mac Revenac, a.k.a. Dr. John, eloquently explains why ALL of the Big Easy must be rebuilt HERE
BIGEZBEAR, our friend from New Orleans, has the perfect take on "the Brownie Tapes" HERE. BIGEZBEAR'S descriptions of life in N.O. the past few months have often had me on the verge of tears. I can't imagine how emotionally painful life must be there.
From the I MUST BE GETTING SOFT IN MY OLD AGE dept.
Our friend Miss World had me in tears with this beautiful letter to her mother!
It's 5:45 pm. Time to start dinner. Tonight, I cook what I blog! So check out the recipe for Cajun Beans and Rice at THE CHURCH POTLUCK
Those tapes won't result in anything, except the size of the medal Chertoff will receive.
The other thing the tape does is in large part exhonorate Brown, and puts the onus on DHS. This will likely force Congress to split FEMA from DHS, which, in my opinion, is a neccessity
Have you seen the stuff about the world economy of sugar? It too places a lot of blame on folks like the userper in Washington (GWB). The WHO tried to get rid or reduce the amount of sugar in processed food. Those In Charge (daddy warbucks types) had the WHO officials demoted. And the changes never happened.
Julie - t.y. (he says, blushing profusely). You know the feeling is mutual.
Brig - that doesn't surprise me at all.
And, unfortunately, Tapes Schmapes. God itself could part the clouds and shout down from above "Bush ignored warnings, and that's why New Orleans fell!" and the masses would still follow George off a cliff. In fact, his approval ratings would probably soar.