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Re: Katrina cont > today

I'm sorry to be so blunt but given the incompetence of the current
national leadership in this country are any of you really all that
surprised by this??? This man never, ever not once earned or deserved
the trust of this country and now we are seeing his total lack of
leadership ability played out in the worst way possible, at the expense
of thousands of innocent people's lives. This is what we get for
electing an idiot to the White House.

Hills, IA  zone 5

Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!

 --- On Thu 09/01, kmrsy < kmrsy@netzero.net > wrote:
From: kmrsy [mailto: kmrsy@netzero.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 20:23:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina cont > today

David, Jim alluded to this earlier and said the NG is not enough; I
replied,<br>but at that time I was still at work. Since then I came
home, took a quiet<br>stroll around my comfortable dry garden with my
cats and then sat down when<br>the 6:30 Natl news came on. I was
astounded at what I saw on NBC. CBS and<br>ABC made mention, but NBC was
very demanding about the circumstances - even<br>got the FEMA director
on and fired questions at him point by point....all of<br>which he
dodged with a lot of blather. He said he just found out today
that<br>people were at the convention center and that they were working
on getting<br>food and water to them. Pushed for a timetable by NBC, he
would not commit.<br><br>Some of the people at the convention center
were unbearably desperate.<br>Babies barely able to wake up, diabetics
in need of insulin, children and<br>elderly dying of dehydration. WHERE
THE HECK IS THE HELP? They showed NG<br>and police vehicles driving
through, but

offering no help. One man, crying<br>said he had swum with his 2 dogs
for 8 hrs; boats passed him and refused to<br>pick him up. People
trapped on downtown rooftops wondering where the help<br>is. They've
seen no one and no respite.<br><br>While I was at work and pretty much
unaware of what others were following on<br>TV, I didn't realize how bad
it is and it will be even worse if this admin<br>doesn't get off its
collective a**. NBC mentioned that 20 countries have<br>made offers of
food, money, generators, you name it, but the administration<br>has
accepted NONE of it because they are busy thinking it over trying
to<br>decide what they need most. Supposedly our govt is making money
available<br>for relief efforts but they can't release it until this
weekend after<br>congress members can get back and vote on it. Oh for
CRYIN OUT LOUD. People<br>are dying out there and we have to go through
channels.<br><br><br><br>Kitty<br>neIN, Z5<br>----- Original Message

<br>From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:14
PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina cont > today<br><br><br>> Did you
folks see the thousands stranded at the convention center? Nobody<br>>
had gotten to them yet...we're talking thousands of people. They
are<br>> dropping dead on the sidewalk. No water, no food no FEMA. How
difficult<br>is<br>> it to set up a mobile kitchen and start to feed
folks? They can feed<br>> thousands of soldiers in an airlift why can't
they do it here? They<br>should<br>> have done it three days
ago.<br>><br>> There are towns in Mississippi that haven't seen anything
of a federal<br>> presence. Where are they? It has been days. I think
that the<br>> Administration has really blown this. They tried to take a
back seat to<br>> state and local governments somehow not understanding
that those entities<br>> are completely overwhelmed. This has to be a
national effort. Why

don't<br>> they get that? The leadership must come from the top. Enough
of the<br>> platitudes they are days late already and each day more
people die. How<br>> long with they wait?<br>><br>> David<br>>


----- Original Message ----- <br>> From: "james singer"
<islandjim1@verizon.net><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent:
Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:00 PM<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina
cont > today<br>><br>><br>> > Don't want to sound picky, but if you are
hungry, thirsty, and<br>> > disenfranchised, "sending in National Guard
troops" doesn't quite cut<br>it.<br>> > National Guard troops are what
the Fox News thumb suckers say they need.<br>> > What the folks really
need is help. Real help. Food, water, and a way<br>out<br>> > of that
mess. Now. Not when Haliburton gets a contract. Now. Now. Now.<br>>
><br>> ><br>> > On Sep 1, 2005, at 7:33 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart
National Hearing<br>Center<br>> > wrote:<br>> ><br>> >> They

are sending in National Guard troops, Jim, but it's a shame
so<br>many<br>> >> of<br>> >> our NG are on the other side of the world
instead of here where we need<br>> >> them. We are just spread soooooooo
thin. Yeah, be patient. I bet<br>many<br>> >> of<br>> >> those people
feel so lost and abandoned.<br>> >><br>> >> Kitty<br>> >><br>> >> -----
Original Message -----<br>> >> From: "james singer"
<islandjim1@verizon.net><br>> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> >> Sent:
Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:56 PM<br>> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT]
Katrina cont > today<br>> >><br>> >><br>> >>> The drama that is
unfolding in NOLa today is mind-blowing. Dead bodies<br>> >>> piling up
in the streets, tens of thousands of people isolated without<br>> >>>
food and water, the mayor sending out a national SOS--while his<br>> >>>
excellency and his bureaucrats tug at their underwear and keep
saying<br>> >>> "Be patient." Absolutely incredible.<br>> >>><br>>
>>><br>> >>> Island Jim<br>> >>>

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