A Canadian Perspective on Katrina

Not everyone north of the border is beyond hope; here’s a Canadian Journalistwith the Ottawa Citizen commenting on Katrina a couple of weeks ago. Here’s my favorite excerpts from the article which covers a lot more than Katrina:

“Almost everything that has worked in the recovery operation along the U.S. Gulf Coast has been military and National Guard. Within a few days, under several commands, finally consolidated under the remarkable Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, it was once again the U.S. military, efficiently cobbling together a recovery operation on a scale beyond the capacity of any other earthly institution.

We hardly have a military up here. We have elected one feckless government after another, who have cut corners until there is nothing substantial left. We don’t have the ability even to transport and equip our few soldiers. Should disaster strike at home, on a big scale, we become a Third World country. At which point, our national smugness is of no avail.”

Hat tip to Paul Corey…

Posted at 05:15 pm by Logipundit

Dem joke of the day…

Gotta admit…this is pretty funny.

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: “Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed.”

“OH NO!” the President exclaims. “That’s terrible!”

His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits, head in hands.

Finally, the President looks up and asks, “How many is a brazillion?”

Posted at 04:56 pm by Logipundit

Posted by RaisingOrleans @ 09/29/2005 05:10 PM PDT
HA! Love it.

And then again you have this one…

Thursday, September 29, 2005
And then again you have this one…

hat tip to “William E Bodine”

Posted at 05:01 pm by Logipundit

Posted by John Broussard @ 09/30/2005 07:53 AM PDT
There are plenty of poor people in Cameron and Vermilion parish. They didn’t need to cart them out in buses beforehand. Even the welfare cases down there knew to get out of town, or had a boat to get out if they needed to, (like some I know.) I get the point but until Houston gets hit dead on by a Katrina, the comparison isn’t fair. The New Orleans picture is bad enough in it’s own right, there’s no need to add extra-partisan view of the situation.

Posted by BP @ 10/03/2005 10:38 AM PDT
:o(

Posted by John Broussard @ 10/03/2005 06:21 PM PDT
I like how when I click on your name it links back to Logipundit.

FEMA

The interrogation of Mike Brown (which can be found on www.cnn.com) reminds me of the scene in “Office Space” where the efficiency guys ask the guy who’s about to be fired, “Just what, exactly, would you say you do here?” So FEMA doesn’t do law enforcement or evacuations…or pretty much anything but pass out checks two weeks after the storm. That’s what they do. How big is this bureaucracy? Seems like you could use 5-6 temps writing checks after a storm to get this done.

Posted at 07:12 pm by Johnny B

Democrat or Republican?

I’m sure you guys have seen this before, but it warranted a post I thought:

“Are you a Democrat, Republican or Southern Republican?

Here is a little test that will help you decide.

Question: How do you tell the difference between Democrats, Republicans
and Southern Republicans?

The answer can be found by posing the following question:

You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small
children. suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around
the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah,
raises the knife, and charges at you. You are carrying a Glock cal .40,
and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you
and your family.

What do you do?
Democrat’s Answer:

Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question!

Does the man look poor! Or oppressed?

Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?

Could we run away?

What does my wife think?

What about the kids?

Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of
his hand?

What does the law say about this situation?

Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it?

Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does
this send to society and to my children?

Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me?

Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound
me?

If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while
he was stabbing me?

Should I call 9-1-1?

Why is this street so deserted?

We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a
happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.

This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for
few days and try to come to a Consensus.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Republican’s Answer:

BANG!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Southern Republican’s Answer:

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! Click…..(sounds of reloading).

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG! Click

Daughter: “Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the WinchesterSilver Tips or
Hollow Points?”

Posted at 07:00 pm by Logipundit

Posted by john broussard @ 09/26/2005 09:12 PM PDT
I don’t know any Democrats who are expert shots.

Posted by Reagan_Gahagan @ 09/26/2005 11:06 PM PDT
There are a lot of Democrats in New Orleans who are expert shots. We call them looters.

Posted by John Broussard @ 09/27/2005 07:52 AM PDT
Touche, Mike. Those guys won’t react the way logipundit suggested, however.

Posted by Reagan_Gahagan @ 09/27/2005 11:49 AM PDT
They won’t go “Bang, Bang.” They’ll go “rat-a-tat-tat” and pop a cap in your a$$. Beeeaaaatch!

Rita

We got about three feet of water in our house, which is about 7 miles inland. Anyway, my sister is high and dry a few miles down the road and has some new refugees. Good news is, our dog, a rat terrier named “football”, has now survived two hurricanes. Also, my Mom’s house made it on CNN. Her’s is the wood house with a (quite smart) cow standing on the front porch. I couldn’t find it on the net but someone said they saw it. I hear the water is rushing out so they should be able to check it out tomorrow.

Posted at 08:57 pm by Johnny B

Posted by Logipundit @ 09/25/2005 11:45 PM PDT
glad everyone is OK…let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Re: Rita

It doesn’t look good for the Sagrera clan (My Mom’s side of the family) and the old home place. My folks are all ok, but we really got shook up. No good news here. Check http://www.katc.com or http://www.klfy.com for details, if y’all are interested.

Posted at 11:15 am by Johnny B