@MountanmanWere you in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina?
Well, I was. I was deployed to help set up network services between government
agencies - over a week after the storm. The scope of the disaster was more than
"LOCAL authorities" could ever hope to handle. I personally handed out
my own MREs to people we came across as we did our work. We always had cases of
water in our trucks for our own use that we gave away. When an
entire city is under water, how are they supposed to "get to work and clean
themselves up?" There are times when the scope of a disaster can't be
managed at a local level. Even the beloved local Utah leaders could not have
managed that disaster alone. I speak from a first-hand account from ground zero
of the disaster. We should have been sent in within a day of the hurricane, not
five days later. The way the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was handled by FEMA
was an embarrassment to this great country. There comes a time when dog-eat-dog
Self reliance is always better than dependency! Dependency is just another form
of slavery and robs individuals of productivity, achievement and purpose!
Mtnman, So that's your Idea of the American Dream, survival of the fittest,
every man is an Island, I built that, attitude. This is why the republicans are
known for their compassion. So according to you the elderly and ill should learn
to swim, the poor who own no cars should wait at the bus stop for a bus that
doesn't come. Why would Bush appoint a horse breeders as head of FEMA?
Leadership or payback?Yes, by all means pull yourself up by your
bootstraps, if you own boots.
Happy Valley Heretic. I remember Katrina very well and in fact I have relatives
in Mississippi. They didn’t sit on their backsides and wait for the
government to come in and rescue them, they got to work and cleaned up
themselves! GWB believed LOCAL authorities should lead, not the Feds. An
excellent example of the contrast between liberals and conservatives;
conservatives take care of themselves, liberals sit on their backsides and wait
to be taken care of! The left mocks people trying to take care of themselves and
in fact do not want people to even try! The simple effort to be successful and
self reliant is demeaned by liberals!
Mtnman, that's funny, but I think Louisiana remember how the republican
administration helped them during Katrina.CRAWFORD, TX: Day 30 of
ranch vacation (29 days at ranch)In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,
Bush ends his ranch vacation two days early, departing about 1010amAF-1. On the way back to DC, AF-1 flies over New Orleans, Gulfport,
Biloxi and Mobile, giving Mr. Bush an aerial view of some of the flooding and
destruction. He spents 35 minutes looking out the left side of the aircraft."Brownie, you've done a heck of a job."Yep,
They should totally trust the republicans again.
Obama did declare it an emergency situation there. Not sure if Obama meant the
hurricane damage or the fact that Louisiana will vote for Romney!