Nik wrote:Its crazy how slow the response has been from within the states, was watching the NBC coverage (is it just me or is NBC the anti-Fox? ie; they lean as much to the other side), and it just smacks of the political machinery just falling apart...ineffective leadership federally, and Bush's response just seems so shallow, even when he was visiting the site, it seemed like a PR campaign...supposedly a large number of buses and aid workers were sent that way, but no one has seen the numbers purported to be there! Well at least its picking up now, a little too late for some people though...The scenes were quite horrific, something like that should not happen in the US!
The Democrats have been quick to criticize as well, and they're fully justified I think, cannot think of a more egregious lapse in responsibility than this.... one of the Democrat members of the house had a stark message for Bush 'God is not happy at what has happened'
they had a message from the mayor of New Orleans, and boy was he pissed, they had to bleep quite a few words, he literally told the government to get off its a#s
Look guys, I don't want this to turn into a political debate... But I want to point out a few FACTS; 9/11 Rudolph W. Giuliani handle a situation in a city of over 11 million people. He was not given one, two or three days notice, he was given ZERO notice. He took the bull by the horns and handled the situation, period. What can we say about New Orleans... the mayor had several days of warning, he has less then 2 million people to deal with, for that matter only about 200k at this point. We know that he is a person whom expect other to do, versus doing, he lacks leadership as he should have been providing guidance, hope, and getting what he needs for the people versus complaining. Within New Orleans there are at least 5 water bottling companies... he could have easily sent the cops to cut the locks and get that water distributed but did he? The media should NOT go after George Bush but this mayor and governor for not handling the situation themselves, that is why we pay local, city, county, and state tax!
I AM NOT George Bush fan, I didn't vote for him. But it is NOT his fault, it takes days to call up national guards, the guard is nothing more the US citizens that volunteer and go out one weekend a month for "practice"... at the same time, you have to clear road ways, secure the area, clear the airport landing strips, get generators in place, wiring, etc... this is NOT a 24-48 job, but closer to 72 hours.
And the whole black thing... don't even get me started on that. 62% of New Orleans is black, of course you going to see mostly poor blacks on camera. What I hate is the so many of them are LAZY, look at India, Sri Lanka, etc were the people have so much less and they band together to solve this type of problem. These people... "Give me, give me give... you owe me!" BULL SH!T, get off you lazy as@es and get together to fix the problems versus complaining about it.
The main reason I am not freaking out is because my step father is a "Good'Ol Boy" and he built the two story house him and my mother live in and its very nice, has his own garden, hunts, fishes etc... he is resourceful... not rich but resourceful and I know that he will rebuild everything if required, while providing basic necessities for my mother, himself, etc.
So as an American, I really get PISSED when I see people complain like this... put them in the middle of Africa, India, Sri Lanka and see how long they live. My money would be on less then a week! So many of them are lazy c*nts that expect the government to take care of them, and most of these people don't pay taxes. But boy they are so quick to say its a color, poor, etc issue, when in fact it is a personal issue with themselves.