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Friday, September 02, 2005

Magnificent job

I've quickly developed an intense disliking for Gestapo Direktor Jerkoff. From CNN:
Terry Ebbert, New Orleans' homeland security chief, told WWL-TV that he thinks FEMA's response to the disaster has been an "embarrassment." Walter Maestri, the emergency management director in suburban Jefferson Parish, said FEMA and other federal agencies are not delivering help nearly as fast as it is needed.

Yet, back in Washington, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told CNN Thursday that he believes he thinks FEMA and other federal agencies have done a "magnificent job" under difficult circumstances to deal with the unprecedented disaster, citing their "courage" and "ingenuity."

Insisting that aid is coming as fast as possible, Chertoff said, "You can't fly helicopters in a hurricane. You can't drive trucks in a hurricane."
You know what, Jerkoff? There hasn't been a hurricane in New Orleans since Monday morning. And there wasn't one last week either, although you knew it was coming.

In World War II, the US military supplied the Chinese nationalists fighting the Japanese by "flying the hump" of the Himalayas. Convoys of Liberty ships sailed through the Arctic Ocean around the north end of Norway, dodging German U-boats and bombers, to deliver weapons, ammunition and other supplies to the Red Army. Five years later, the Air Force undertook the massive Berlin airlift to break the Soviet siege of that city. Now, we've got tens of thousands of people trapped in one of our own cities, and all you can offer them is lame excuses?

If this is a "magnificent job," I shudder to think about what Jerkoff might consider to be "adequate."