8/31/2005

Daily Kos: Glad the president is finally on New Orleans disaster

Glad the president is finally on it
by kos
Wed Aug 31st, 2005 at 11:11:56 CDT

He's finally decided to show up to work.

President Bush announced Tuesday that he would cut short his extended summer vacation and fly to Washington to begin work on Wednesday with a task force that will coordinate the work of 14 federal agencies involved in the relief effort.

It only took him what, four days? Well, in all fairness, he was busy playing guitar and trying to kill social security. You know, things that are important to Bush. And since Al Qaida and Saddam had nothing to do with the disaster on the gulf coast...

As for those who still claim Louisiana and Mississippi have enough national guard troops:

Pentagon officials asserted that deployment of thousands of National Guard members from the gulf states to Iraq and Afghanistan had not affected relief efforts. But on Tuesday the two hardest-hit states, Louisiana and Mississippi, which each have more than 3,000 National Guard troops in Iraq, requested military specialists and equipment from other states, ranging from military police and engineers to helicopters and five-ton, high-wheeled trucks that can traverse the flood waters.

I honestly don't think Bush and his cronies (and their apologists) understand the magnitude of the disaster. Otherwise, they'd be acting far different. Perhaps with some much needed urgency.

Delusions and castles in the sand (4.00 / 5)


Daily Kos: Money for Hurricane monitoring, early warning gone to MARS

It was indeed, an accident waiting to happen. After 5 years diverting all federal funds to Bush's delusions of grandeur it was bound to happen. And it is very ironic that two sandy, arid deserts - Mars & Iraq - are now found to be the recipients of the resources we needed for New Orleans. Perhaps God has a sense of humor after all.

B and B: NASA's Earth-observing satellite system "at risk of collapse"

..President Bush announced that he wanted NASA to focus on returning humans to the Moon and on putting humans on Mars. Of course, Bush never followed up those words with the money it would take to implement them. Now, NASA is predictably cannibalizing its science programs.. According to a National Research Council (NRC) report released last week, among the possible victims is NASA's system of Earth-observing satellites. Since natural disasters and impending global climate change threaten the future livelihood of a large fraction of the world's population, this appears to be a very foolhardy decision.

by lawnorder on Wed Aug 31st, 2005 at 11:13:12 CDT

Daily Kos: Glad the president is finally on it

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