Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Dear Mr. Bush:
Any idea where all our helicopters are? It’s Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.
I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don’t let people criticize you for this — after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?
No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It’s not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C’mon, they’re black! I mean, it’s not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don’t make me laugh! Race has nothing — NOTHING — to do with this!
What a putz. (And what is with him using an AOL email address?) Someone on the left needs to tell him to use some of his massive amount of money to buy a clue. Moore continues to affirm that he actually has no idea whatsoever about how the country works. Bush is the left’s favorite scapegoat. Him and “global warming”. Let me quote Chrenkoff:
Global warming and hurricanes – The hurricanes aren’t historically on the increase, and the number of the most serious – category 4 and 5 – is down compared to previous decades (EU Rota has some nice tables). Hurricanes are also a part of a natural decades-long cycle of changing temperature of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bush diverted the money away from flood-proofing New Orleans – Two problems with that – New Orleans has been on notice since the previous devastating hurricane Betsy in 1965. Bush has been in the White House for only the last five of these past 40 years, so one might as well blame every other President since LBJ for not doing enough – and then ask, why should all the blame be laid at the feet of the feds, instead of sharing it with state and local authorities?
Check out EU Rota‘s post on the ridiculous claims of the left. This was a Natural Disaster! Yes, there are things that could be done to prepare and there were some failures on many levels. But there is no way for everyone to be prepared for everything all the time. Stop blaming anyone you feel like and help out. Donate. (Or pick another charity). Join the Blog Relief Weekend (over $500,000 raised so far). Log your contribution. THAT is what helps, NOT blaming everyone you don’t like with flimsy reasons. Move on.
Ή χάρις του κυρίου ημων Ίησου Χριστου μεθ’ υμων.
I would like to quote Hugh Hewitt:
I understand that an entertainer on the NBC special said some incredibly distasteful stuff about President Bush. No doubt a lot of folks will be pretty upset. I am taking my cue from the president, who spent the day in the company of a lot of folks who seem to have spent the last 48 hours doing nothing but blasting him in an attempt to escape fallout. President Bush said nothing about his critics, but kept the focus on the victims. W is in the business of getting the relief organized and saving lives. He isn’t taking political shots, and I doubt he’s going to, no matter how great the provocation. He’s a good man and a great president, and his example should instruct his supporters to keep the focus on Americans in desperate need of help and hope.
Here is the “entertainer” (Kanye West) Hewitt is talking about (8.0 MB). (Thanks to Malkin for the link) West was Time’s Hip-Hop’s Class Act in last week’s edition. Yeah. Just watching him on the video is difficult because he was not very eloquent, especially compared to Mike Meyers. Watch it. It is pretty pathetic. NBC has, of course, issued a statement saying they don’t support or endorse his views.