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Government's Disaster Response Wins Praise

  1. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/us/01 … r=2&hp



    Sounds like federal, state, and local government officials are getting some positive feedback for a change.  Speaking as a former local government employee, I know how good that feels.

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    I think that this paragraph is hilarious.

    "But the government response to the tornadoes that devastated the South last week has, at least in the first few days, drawn little of the searing criticism aimed at federal agencies back in 2005. "

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Let us in on the joke.

      Cooperation from the local level right through the states and including federal agencies responding to extreme weather where 300 people lost their lives is many things. But 'hilarious' isn't a word that comes to mind.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No mention of a parkin' lot full of school buses or hidin' out in a luxury hotel while his city was destroyed and he is a Democrat??   Hardly up holdin' the great traditions of his party like that great Democrat mayor Ray Nagin.

        How late was Barry gettin' to Tuscaloosa?  Was he readin' a goat book?

        (as for replacin' the "g" in "ing" with ' - this is the big change I hear Barry makin' every time he is talkin' - just sayin')

        1. Doug Hughes profile image60
          Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What are you saying?

          Yes, we get that you are slamming Ray Nain for some of his Katrina mistakes. Which were magnified at the state & federal level. (Doin' a heck of a job, Brownie.) Sound familiar?

          The point is - that didn't happen in a bad situation this week.

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
            uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Do you mean - sayin'?

            1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
              uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It didn't happen because the proximate authorities didn't abdicate all responsibility to the distant authorities as they did in New Orleans.  The federal response save hundreds of lives - don't you recall the Coast Guard and Navy snatching people from their roofs.

              I suppose it would be worthwhile someday to discuss the aftermath of Katrina with someone who actually cares about accurate history instead of the bumper sticker - "Brownie" history.

              Nice thumb nail foolishness.

              1. Doug Hughes profile image60
                Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Here's accurate history.  Brown was made head of FEMA by Bush despite a complete lack of credentials in Emergency Management for two reasons. He was loyal to Bush. He was a big fundraiser for Bush.

                Wal-Mart got to New Orleans with disaster aid before FEMA did.

                1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
                  uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Really, you are going to question anyone's qualifications and connections after voting for Obama??  Wow, strain at gnats much?

                  Every state has a giant Wal-mart distribution center, but aren't they the hated and greedy, evil Wal-mart?

                  1. DTR0005 profile image81
                    DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well yeah - one thing though - Obama was elected by the electorate and not appointed to the position. So the "people" elected him (not a close election by the way) and now you can vote him out of office next year. Simple and democratic. (if that isn't a bad word) Now go find someone other than a complete idiot or lunatic to oppose him, get him elected, and things will be all better - just like after the Midterm Elections. If you are lucky, this visionary will eradicate all taxes, close most of the Federal Government, put Daniel Boone on the $5 dollar bill, issue gold coin, close all public schools, and install Visa machines inside police cruisers and on fire trucks. Then we can all start wearing leggings and tip our hats to each other.
                    You people call liberals idealists?

            2. PrettyPanther profile image83
              PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, what is it with Presidents and their fake Texas accents, anyway?

              http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/red/blue_pics/2008/06/13/0613_bush_460x276.jpg

              Next thing ya know he'll be clearin' brush down at the fake ranch.

              1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
                uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Have you been to his ranch and kicked over the paper mache' rocks?  At least he isn't pretending to be a natural born citizen.

                1. DTR0005 profile image81
                  DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Still riding the birther horse?

                  1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
                    uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    As long as you guys get all panty-bunchy about it - heck yes!  Nothing funnier than how liberals react to their buttons being pushed.

                2. PrettyPanther profile image83
                  PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Really?  You're a birther?

                  http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSsJfwQAqxsfnWSY-CP_50uZP917qGelozwxUwxvFfHfw5f-0M8

                  1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
                    uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    No but nothing tends to make liberals heads spin like pushing that button - at least for now.  Another button will pop up soon and I will push it until the spring breaks just to hear a liberal go shrieking in a wildly flailing flaming haired St Vitus Dance of frustration.  Absolutely hilarious!

                  2. Doug Hughes profile image60
                    Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Uncorrected vision can also mean totally blind.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Basically the argument is "they aren't getting as many insults as when they sucked at cleaning up katrina".

        that ain't saying much.

  3. aware profile image71
    awareposted 6 years ago

    FEMA is not suppose to be a first responder.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How did you make it into this thread - stop telling the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're right about that.  So what is your point?

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Brownie should have been there before Wal-mart.

    3. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe FEMA is not supposed to be a first responder, but neither is Wal-Mart. FEMA bungled Katrina so bad, the US looked like a third-world country.

      This week FEMA, working with other levels of government, responded pretty well.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Really, Wal-mart - a private enterprise - is not supposed to be a responsive and responsible company - for god's sake would you make up your mind. That is like saying I am not supposed to respond to my neighbor needing me because I am not "supposed" to be a first responder.  WWJD?

        1. Doug Hughes profile image60
          Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I will type this very s l o w l y so you can comprehend. FEMA bungled the Katrina response because Bush appointed a fool to run FEMA as a political favor.

          The magnitude of the incompetence can be seen in the historical fact that Wal-Mart rolled into New Orleans with aid before FEMA did.

          The debacle did not repeat this week. One reason is because Obama considers competence and qualifications in his appointments.

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
            uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You mean like that numbskull in hiding or napping - Joe Biden.

  4. aware profile image71
    awareposted 6 years ago

    Why no hubs ?
    hi btw nice to meet you

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      no bucks no buck rogers

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It doesn't require cash to post a hub. Only original work.

        I can see how 'original' might be a problem.

        1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
          uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          again you err.  no money no hub.  money = hub.  original stuff goes where there are dollars.  I know maybe I should type slower, you seem confused.  I know clear thought get harder as you get older and your estrogen production falls off.

  5. aware profile image71
    awareposted 6 years ago

    We had 4 hurricanes  that year in Fla  were not crying about it we  dealt with it. There was a day when the people of La. could   hold their own . That day is long gone . Its up to the people to prepare, plan ,and pitch in . Im proud of us Floridians.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The city of Biloxi, Mississippi was all but leveled by a direct hit from the hurricane and there was no great drama created over that.  The drama of New Orleans was created by neglect by state and local government for years and at the time of the flooding.  It wasn't the hurricane that got N.O. it was the thing every emergency planner for decades warned about - breaching the levies on Lake Pontchartrian.  And we all know who was responsible for that - George W. Bush was seen planting explosives on those levies just to kill all those future Obama voters.

  6. aware profile image71
    awareposted 6 years ago

    5 words or less . I do like that . The no hub thing trips me up tho . When i take into consideration   someones  opinions  . I always  check out the kinda stuff they write .

  7. aware profile image71
    awareposted 6 years ago

    Disaster is just that . Hindsight is always 20 20 . We could have always done a better job .  I think  when things go  a rye in a situation like that  its systematic  ..I don't see  Bush or Brownie as failures .  Nature is undefeated when it punches us in the face we can only try the best we can.
    I always  keep in mind   how i might have  did the job myself.
    Leading a nation is not  easy .

  8. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "original stuff goes where there are dollars."

    So Christ-Like....I may weep.
    You have your own buttons, ferret.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't know Jesus was on hubpages - I better go read his stuff.

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