Thursday, September 08, 2005

So You Don't Like the Blame Game, Mr. President?

Could that possibly be because you don't like where the finger is being pointed? You and your people would be the first to assign blame if you weren't so guilty.

Just now NPR quoted the per diem dollars the feds are spending in the Gulf region...TWO BILLION. Yep, two billion per day. Makes those monies the Army Corps of Engineers had been asking for seem mighty small.

"Gone with the Water," by Joel K. Bourne, Jr., National Geographic, October, 2004.

This is well worth a read.

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3:48 PM  
Blogger BPW said...

This whole mess hurts my stomach, it really does. Being a resident of the Gulf coast region, I'm really worried about the water that they're pumping out of the city -- the water that is basically raw sewage -- and into the Gulf of Mexico. That alone is going to have far-reaching, costly effects. And no one seems to care!

Also, re: your 9/6 ("Get Bush friggin' out of office already!) post -- imagine living in Florida. Not only do we have Bush as our president, but also as our governor. Jeb is scarier because he's actually intelligent -- slightly evil and intelligent.

5:39 PM  
Blogger JB said...

I heard a very similar story on NPR about the environmental impact of the hurricane and especially the impact of all the contaminated water being pumped into areas where we have oyster beds, etc.

Also, it may seem trivial to worry about endangered species when so many people have died, but aren’t there manatees living near the area where they’re pumping out, as BPW puts it, raw sewage?

6:52 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

The environmental impact will be felt, no doubt, for decades.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Rabid Republicans are the 1st to point fingers and it's laughable when they say "now let's not politicize this". Clinton was impeached over a sex scandal, no lives were lost and Monica Lewinsky was a consenting adult, yet Bushs' lack of leadership has cost the lives of Thousands! Even 9/11 was partially his fault because there had been reports about the growing threat from Al Queda and he did nothing. It hurts my heart to know this man has 3 more years to go and gets to appoint 2 Supreme Court justices who will influence our lives the next 30yrs. This is such a tragedy.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous CarolineM said...

Ah,blogger is working again -couldn't post last night.

It took me a while (I'm a bit slow) to realise when that article was published. Scary stuff.

2:23 PM  
Blogger AM said...

It really is scary to think about the environmental impact of this hurricane. Who really knows how many people, animals, and endangered species will get sick from the contaminated water.

And not only do we have the hurricane to worry about, but now Bush also gets to appoint two people to the Supreme Court.
Crystal brings up a good point about how frightening it is that Bush is going to choose 2 Supreme Court Justices. The thought of this scares me more than him being in office for the next 3 years.

P.S. I've been meaning to ask you, do you mind if I link you to my site?

4:07 PM  

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