Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina: Bush to the poor: "Go die!" 

You're poor, maybe sick,maybe old, have no car, can't buy gas, can't get on the Greyhound, let alone a train or a plane.

How, exactly, are you going to evacuate New Orleans if Bush isn't there to help you with some kind of disaster plan?

The answer is, you're not going to be able to leave. So you're going to stay put, and maybe die. Says a New Orleans police officer:

[The ones who could not leave] were poor folks mostly; most are blacks. It's not through any fault of their own [they could not leave]."
(via Independent)

And if you survive, and you're thirsty and starving, what are you going to do? You could wait for Bush to get it together, but after three or four days... You're going to do what you must:

The residents admitted they had been taking items from any stores they could find, but they insisted they were only taking essentials - food, water and nappies for their children. "The police have let us take the necessities," said Hazel Hollins, 54, a hotel worker.

One emergency official agreed that many so-called "looters" were only taking essentials. Speaking on a local radio station, Tad Troxler, the director of emergency planning for the western suburb of St Charles' parish, said there were "reports from law enforcement of people looting ... stealing beer trucks. But when you hear the stories from these families and they tell you they have just had to get a vehicle to get out of New Orleans, it seems different."

Bush put you in this spot when he cut the funding for the levees, sent the Guard to Iraq, and packed FEMA with political hacks who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

And now Bush does nothing, so you do what you must to feed yourself and maybe save your family.

So what does Bush do? He threatens to shoot you.

Who gives a shit? Bush already tried to kill you once...

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