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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Mad as Hell

I'm listening to these updates on lack of assistance in the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Why the hell hasn't anything been done? I've just had it with this administration. They don't tend to what they should. And they mucky muck where they shouldn't. After 230 years it seems like the damn government should have some maturity and intelligence. This Iraq war with no exit strategy (when we never should have went in) is nothing short of insane. I'm sick of explaining everywhere I travel that my government does not represent me. (Although, for the very first time in my life EVER, I have people who I feel like represent me in Congress. Thank you Russ Feingold and Tammy Baldwin.) Is it really any wonder that people hate the U.S. when we sit like a big immature kid slapping our hands in other people's mud puddles? Why is no one held accountable? We don't run the effing world.

Oh, yeah, and I have another effing birthday tomorrow, and I'm not too happy about aging another year AGAIN either.


Blogger Susan as Herself said...

I hear ya about the Katrina relief and the war. Upsetting, to say the least.

As for your birthday, try to enjoy it. Hey---at least you are not as old as this country, and you are probably far more intelligent.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Lynnea said...

Lucia, I am not saying happy birthday since you detest them so much. But I am wishing you a grand day and plenty of sunshine and punch!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Perplexio said...

While the current administration is to blame for a lot of things. I think pinning all of the blame on them for Katrina is a mistake.

The Katrina disaster was a breakdown from the local level all the way up to the state and federal. Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco are just as culpable as Bush in the disaster that ensued following the Hurricane.

There are paper trails indicating the Feds warned both the State and Local government about the Hurricane, encouraged them to order an evacuation and to use municipal transportation whenever and wherever possible to aid in that evacuation. There are also several reports that Mayor Nagin ignored reports and critics prior to the Hurricane that told him the SuperDome was not an adequate location for evacuation. Many of the warnings not to use the SuperDome included warnings of looting and other crimes which did ensue.

There is a chain of command, the way our government is set up. They must be asked for aid by the state and local governments before they can do so. That did not happen immediately after the Hurricane (or even before).

The Bush administration is not without fault, but at the same time by placing all the blame on them we're as much as letting Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco off scot-free when they share a large chunk of the blame. All 3 government bodies dropped the ball and all 3 should answer for it. Hopefully come the next election that is what will happen.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said... know...THAT day! (Just wait til you're my age...just wait...I can't even remember how old I'm turning unless I do the math.)

1:31 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I'm WAY older than you so shut up about the *****day! :)
Being crabby about the current administration has become common in my life lately. Ugh.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Susan: I hope I'm more intelligent. The bar is set pretty low.

Maggie: Thanks for the wishes for a grand day.

Perplexio: Yeah, fair's fair. Hold 'em all accountable.

Mona the Late Bloomer: I've already passed you up I think.

And Meno: I'm just a few years behind you (seriously!) (Maybe only one...or two at the most.)

2:21 PM  

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