Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Nero Fiddled, Bush Strummed

Wow, what a groovy combo those two incompetent "leaders" could have made. That's our Preznit in Coronado yesterday, goofing off with a bunch of Navy guys (he's only comfortable in the presence of obedient, uniformed audiences) and country musicians, because, after all, it's important to him to, y'know, be happy while the American South copes with the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
But, see, the GOP doesn't care about the Gulf Coast, so he didn't even think of cutting his five-week summer vacation short to assist with aid efforts until TWO DAYS after the devastation struck. Kinda reminds me of the time he kept flying around in circles in the air, too scared to land, when the U.S. was attacked in 2001.
Oh, but he's an informed Preznit. According to the New York Times, "Mr. Bush got a glimpse of the destruction earlier today when Air Force One flew low over the Gulf Coast on its way back to Washington from Texas."
He's the Air -- "heir" -- Preznit, air guitar and all.
Here's what I want to know: What fate has befallen Casamento's? Dookie Chase? Mosca's? Mother's? What will happen to the culinary traditions of New Orleans?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, and he did nothing with the Hurricane Hunters and National Weather Service to warn people and save lives or with the Homeland Security Agency to have FEMA preposition resources and money to be more responsive to the disaster as it occurred or to get uniformed idiot military resources to aid the recovery (as they were the first responders to much of the tsunami devestation or get National Guard units in to establish order and communications capabilities) I guess we really shouldn't be asking the mindless military to put their lives in jeopard to help the general populace even though they have the only and best resources to do so in many instances. If both the Bush and Clinton administrations can be faulted it is in not providing sufficient funds to build higher levees around New Orleans. But when you set up good organizations, you stay out of the way unless your needed and let your people do the work they are supposed to do. FEMA has been outstanding in their response over the last two hurricane seasons. How ungrateful for people doing their jobs to help others.

jb said...

I can't believe our gov't. OK, I can. According to non-US media sources, "In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war."

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,372455,00.html

You are kidding right?

rae said...

oh the pain and the shame of it all....

cookiecrumb said...

Thank you, Jeanne.
NYT editorial here.

Monkey Gland said...

words escape me really...apart from this one...wanker.

Greg said...

Looks like he's pickin and a grinin.Mindless of reality.
G.

cookiecrumb said...

And who will pick up the pieces? Uh huh.
CNN is just gruesome at this moment.
cc

drbiggles said...

The culinary tradtions of New Orleans are safe, this isn't even a concern. Please don't have this conversation. It's been such a gift to and from so many, it will never leave. No way.

Biggles

bobbibum said...

Hey, that's not even a real chord he's 'fingerin'. It's sorta like Elvis when he'd pretend to play guitar.