Credit: Reposted from doll071 who got it from herekittykitty, who got it from eighthcloud/beanpop, who got it from charshark, who got it from neitherday, who got this from unseelie, whom found it through chaoticerotic.
In September 1999, Hurricane Floyd -- a category 3 -- was bearing down the
Carolinas and Virginia.
President Clinton was in Christchurch, New Zealand - meeting with President Jiang of China (you know, actually working). He made the proclamation that only Presidents can make and declared the areas affected by Floyd "Federal Disaster Areas" so the National Guard and Military can begin to mobilize. Then he cut short his meetings overseas and flew home to coordinate the rescue efforts. This all one day BEFORE a Cat-3 hit the coast. That is how you do it.
How about this dope's own father during Hurricane Andrew? Once again, President Bush (41) -- August, 1992 -- was in the midst of a brutal campaign for re-election. Yet, he cut off his campaigning the day before and went to Washington where he martialed the largest military operation on US soil in history. He sent in 7,000 National Guard and 22,000 regular military personnel, and all the gear to begin the clean up within hours after Andrew passed through Florida. 'Cause, you know, those people and their stuff was actually where it belonged, rather than being used for insurgent target-practice halfway around the world in a vain effort to make Iraq safe for Iranian takeover.
In August of 1969 when Cat-5 Hurricane Camille hit roughly the same area as Katrina, President Nixon had already readied the National Guard and ordered all Gulf rescue vessels and equipment from Tampa and Houston to follow the Hurricane in. There were over 1,000 regular military with two dozen helicopters to assist the Coast Guard and National Guard within hours after the skies cleared.
Bush 43 - August 2005 - Cat-5 Hurricane Katrina bears down on New Orleans and the Mississippi gulf. Both states are down nearly 8,000 National Guard troops because they are in Iraq -- with most of the rescue gear needed. Bush is on vacation. The day before Katrina makes landfall, Bush rides his bike for two hours. The day she hits, he goes to Johnnie McCain's birthday party; and lies to old people about the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company welfare boondoggle. People are dying, the largest port of entry in the United States (and fifth largest in the World) is under attack. Troops and supplies are desperately needed. The levees are cracking and the emergency 1-1/2 ton sandbags are ready, but there aren't enough helicopters or pilots to set them before the levees fail. The mayor of New Orleans begs for Federal coordination, but there is none, and the sandbagging never gets done. So Bush -- naturally -- goes to San Diego to play guitar with country singer and lie to the military about how Iraq is just exactly like WWII. The levees give way, filling New Orleans with water, sewage, oil and chemicals. Ten percent of all US exports, and 50% of all agricultural exports ordinarly go through this port. It is totally destroyed. Bush decides he'll end his vacation a couple of days early --BECAUSE HE HAS TICKETS TO A PADRES GAME! He goes back to the Fake Farm in Crawford, with every intention of doing something on WEDNESDAY about this disaster that happened starting last Sunday night.
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Reading all the stories about Katrina - is really sad. I have been watching the Oprah Winfrey report she's been having as her show these past few days, and it is incredibly sad. I just heard a story about a little boy they found in an attic of a home in New Orleans. They had to break down the door with axes, and once inside they found the little boy alive - clutching to his dead mothers hand. Isn't that awful? And what about the woman who was IN LABOR and swam 30 minutes in the tainted water to find help for her 5 yr old son who was having asthma attacks? That's what I call disaster.. devestation. That's incredibly sad.
A very horrifying thing has happened in my family recently. My cousin's wife's mom was murdered recently while vacationing at the beach. They found her dead in her home after 3 days from when she died. Turns out: her former business partner/ex boyfriend paid a 22 yr old college student $5,000 in exchange for her shooting. Isn't that awful? How could someone do that? The man that paid the college guy hung himself shortly after, and the other one is in jail. Why even bother doing something like that?? It makes me sick thinking about how cruel some people are. It's a shame, really.
I have to go do some homework. I think I'm getting sick =/ and I'm sooo tired. Need sleep. xox