Wednesday, August 31, 2005

One Stupid Motherfucker



Hey, it's a good thing Georgie cut funding for hurricane and flood protection in New Orleans...

New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces $71.2 million reduction in federal funding In fiscal year 2006, the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is bracing for a record $71.2 million reduction in federal funding. It would be the largest single-year funding loss ever for the New Orleans district, Corps officials said. "I've been here over 30 years and I've never seen this level of reduction", said Al Naomi, project manager for the New Orleans district... The cuts mean major hurricane and flood protection projects will not be awarded... Also, a study to determine ways to protect the region from a Category 5 hurricane has been shelved for now...


But this is the real money quote...

I think it's extremely shortsighted, Landrieu said. When the Corps of Engineers' budget is cut, Louisiana bleeds. These projects are literally life-and-death projects to the people of south Louisiana and they are (of) vital economic interest to the entire nation.

Georgie is so fuckin' clueless it's unreal. The lack of any forsight and wisdom whatsoever would be amusing if he wasn't the president. Instead, it's sickening and alarming. (Actually, nah. It's way past "alarming" at this point.) Yet we're now expected to consider him presidential and honorable and caring because he cut short his five-week vacation to make a few appearances in front of television cameras and wave with that dumb look on his face? (Who gets a five-week vacation?). Yeah, as if he really gives a shit. Give me a break. Worst...president...ever.

(Thanks, Jackie.)

2 Comments:

Blogger zona boy said...

question. how do you protect ANYTHING from a cat 5 hurricane??

8:26 AM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

Well, I'm guessing if they want to rebuild New Orleans even in the teensiest weensiest slightest way, they're going to want to build some levees that are a helluva lot stronger than the ones they had.

Would you agree?

And that might be expensive.

So, hey, it's probably a shame that Bush lacked the foresight to come to the conclusion that the Gulf area might remain a priority. Forever. Mother Nature isn't going anywhere.

2:03 PM  

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