liz_marcs (liz_marcs) wrote,

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As if I couldn't be more pissed off tonight...

Am I getting any fanfic writing done?

Why, no. No, I'm not.

Wanna know why?

I'm too busy beating my head against the wall and screaming obscenities. That's why.

Now, saying George Bush lied is sort of like saying that grass is green and the sky is blue. I know this.

But when you've got a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions like Hurricane Katrina and you lie about it?

Well, now. We're talking about something else entirely.

The RudePundit (as the name implies, most of the language in this blog is not worksafe) went home for the holidays and documented in excruciating detail with pictures how the entire region is still in dire straights. (The Katrina links, however, are worksafe.)

The photos are devastating and Mr. Rude's exploration of his hometown and environs will make you sick with grief.

Read his journey home, then read the latest from AP. Better, go watch the video.

Remember Bush how said, "No one knew the levees would break?"

Remember how quite a few people called bullshit on that?

I really hate being right. Especially when you've got, to quote Editor & Publisher:

In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.

Bush didn't ask a single question during the final briefing before Katrina struck on Aug. 29, but he assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: "We are fully prepared."

The footage - along with seven days of transcripts of briefings obtained by The Associated Press - show in excruciating detail that while federal officials anticipated the tragedy that unfolded in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, they were fatally slow to realize they had not mustered enough resources to deal with the unprecedented disaster.

Excuse me. I need to go somewhere and scream very loudly. I'm feeling just a little bit overwhelmed.

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