Thursday, February 14, 2008

Where to Now?

So the headline in USA Today reads:
FEMA trailers flunk toxic tests; residents urged out
U.S. health officials urging Gulf Coast hurricane victims to move out of their government-issued trailers as quickly as possible.

And into what, exactly? All those homes you’ve helped rebuild? Into the communities you have reestablished?

Such fine work from our Feds on this.

It’s been what, two-and-a-half years? These people shouldn’t be in the fucking trailers anyway. I get so pissed off when I see the astronomical, mind-boggling budget numbers for the Iraq war. And the astronomical, mind-boggling profits of the major oil companies. And I wonder how we, as a country, have gotten to where we are today. Especially in a country whose leaders tout, on a daily basis, their unswerving, slavish devotion to Christian ethics and ideals.

Uh, huh. Right. Put your damn foot back in your own stall, Senator.

President DeeDeDee (in the mencia sense) tells a guy to “hang in there, bro.” but he has NO sense of what true brotherhood is. What it means to care for his fellow man. And it shows in his government’s policies.

This government has gotten the Katrina scenario wrong from day one. They have literally made every bad decision they could make, even though they’ve had more than enough information to work with at every turn.

I can’t help thinking, if they hadn’t had their thumbs so far up their asses, maybe they could have put a finger in the dike.

1 comment:

hokgardner said...

I heard this on the news this morning and had the same thoughts. Where are they supposed to move, exactly? I don't think any of the people living in trailers would still be there if they had any other option available to them.