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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

While the Guard's away, the 'canes will play

Wayne Madsen wonders why Florida's National Guard is off getting shot at for no apparent reason in Iraq when they're needed back home:
There are clearly not enough professional and trained disaster recovery people in Florida to deal with the current spate of hurricanes. Most of the most critical Guard and Reserve units, particularly medical and civil affairs personnel, have been called up to Iraq. The only thing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has managed to do was cordon off my mother's neighborhood and refuse to allow anyone to retrieve belongings from damaged buildings until FEMA deems them structurally sound. Knowing Jebbie Bush and his billionaire friends, the Gulf front buildings are likely to be condemned to make way for expensive beachfront condos.

I consider the repeated disaster response SNAFUs in Florida to be Jebbie's and Dubya's fault. Neither Jebbie nor his brother cannot [sic] be allowed to claim any credit for adequately responding to this unprecedented series of hurricanes, which are obviously caused by global warming. Moreover, the global warming reason for the unprecedented series of destructive hurricanes in the Atlantic is something the educationally-challenged Dubya has called "silly science."
Last year, California and other western states faced huge fires while many of their trained firefighters were stuck in a quagmire ten thousand miles away.

And who's going to shoot the protesters at Kent State, George??? Have you thought of that? (Unfortunately, I'll bet that's one thing he has thought of.)