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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Operation Enduring Vacation - Day 28 - Bush is pulling out

I am profoundly saddened for the people down in the Deep South -- I fear the true horror of Hurricane Katrina is only beginning. My heart goes out to all those who have lost their lives, their loved ones, their homes, their livelihoods, their very sense of peace. In the rest of the country, we can only imagine what they are going through. Word to the press...people taking food from stores are in a different category from those stealing jewelery, clothing, etc. Relief efforts are being greatly hampered by the very nature of this disaster, and folks do got to eat.

Further word to the press: With all major oil companies recording RECORD PROFITS for the year 2005, it is truly annoying that the media is cooperating fully with the ongoing gouging at the gas pump. For two days now, coverage of the 'devastation' of off-shore drilling keeps being hammered home, to soften up America for even more ridiculous increases in the price of motion-lotion.

What the rest of the country wants to know is how we're going to help the PEOPLE affected. This is one of the times our homeland needs our military to be mobilized en masse to do some humanitarian work. Soldiers in Iraq, especially from the hard-hit areas, are going nuts worrying about the folks back home, and certainly feeling the fact that their reserve or guard unit is sitting in the parched desert while their folks, relatives, friends and neighbors are in God-knows-what kind of condition.

Doesn't it make you feel better W. cut his vacation short?

By a whole two days. It's obvious there is no sacrifice to big for Shrub.

His ass should have been on national television Monday night, with a comprehensive starting campaign to address the needs of those affected, expecially the poor, who, as usual, are in the most dire straits. I wonder sometimes, why I expect Bush to do the right thing, when he's proved repeatedly that's not a job skill he possesses. We really need to fire the man.

Let's do what Americans do best...send the Red Cross some money, and I'm taking a little time off from politickin' about Bush and am going to write some letters advocating some exceptional emergency dollars from the feds. We're not talking about beach-front condos this time.

Lighting a candle, and keeping the folks in my thoughts...
*mel

3 Comments:

Blogger PapaCool said...

History is in the making as this will prove to be an economic, humanitarian and environmental disaster that politicians, businesses and students will study for years. MommyCool asks a great question and want to know who made the major network programming calls for Tuesday night and why? As New Orleans slowly flooded the day after hurricane Katrina departed, ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX chose to air their regular 3-hour meaningless evening programming. What about Americans without cable, Internet or satellite reception? You’d find that most Americans either: (A) Know someone displaced by the storm and flooding; (B) Have been to New Orleans which is a city that will never be the same; or, (C) will feel the household spending strains of $3.50-$4.00 per gallon gas in the coming months. The networks, which are licensed to broadcast programming in the nation’s best interest over the public airwaves, had their news divisions noticeable absent during primetime, Tuesday, August 30th. Instead, the American public was treated to Big Brother, Most Outrageous TV Moments, a double-dose of According To Jim - Rodney (?!) and House! Peter Jennings just rolled over in his grave.

7:10 AM  
Blogger meldonna said...

It is pretty incredible; even more so when you start to wonder if more could have been done before the storm made landfall...let's hope we start getting better coverage, and that relief efforts get in as quick as possible!

5:17 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

nice post...I agree. Operation Enduring vacation is truly a bad ride.....come on over to http://watergatesummer.blogspot.com/..sadly I was much less polite about King Shrub.....

6:31 PM  

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