Thursday, September 01, 2005

NO Charity

10 Comments:

Blogger John S. Meade said...

Right. The Clinton administration had a chance to prevent this but they did not.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

The Bush administration CUT funding for the Corps of Engineers levee projects in Louisianna.

But I love how everything ALWAYS gets back to Clinton.

Your tax cut helped drown a city... reflect on that a while.

10:54 AM  
Blogger John S. Meade said...

Paul, my comment was said with toungue in cheek in reference to the article how everything gets back to Bush.

It was a natural disaster. I doubt either political party could have prevented it.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

John, as a flat-earther I'm not surprised at more head-in-the -sand pretzel logic coming from your way. Bush fails to prepare for everything. He cuts funds that help people like these. Clinton increased funds for such things as environmental restoration.

This is both an engineering and natural disaster. Altering the environment has consequences: witness NO today, and Haiti. Your partisan equivocation fails on its face just as everything you've posted to date has. Trend? Ya mon.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

It could be argued that the fate of New Orleans was sealed the moment the first settlement was established on a parcel of swamp land.

This event was not a natural disaster, it was a human disaster. Period.

The problem arises in that this event has been feared for decades. This is also NOT the first time the city has been flooded.

And, like it or not, BUSH DID CUT FUNDING for the Corps of Engineers levee budget. Therefore, IT SHOULD get back to BUSH.

Consider this... New Orleans is our version of the Netherlands. The difference is The Netherlands has spent billions of dollars researching and improving their system of dikes and levees to hold back one of the world's most violent seas. They have also spent billions of dollars on contingency plans.

Yet, the threat of flooding in the wake of a cat 4 hurricane was NOT enough for the Bush administration or the city of New Orleans to adequatley fund the repair and fortification of levees that were decades old.

Funding WAS cut. Bush Co. cut that funding - in fact, he even FIRED the REPUBLICAN in charge of the Corps of Engineers for speaking up and questioning the administrations logic for cutting funds.

Now we, as a country, get to deal with the enormous financial burden of rebuilding a city that was neglected.

9:00 AM  
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9:03 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks for participating Paul.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

No problem Mark.

I usually stop by after I find nothing new to comment on at ANWR.com.

I, too, like you, am weary of "tongue in cheek" cheap shots that are essentially devoid of logic and reveal nothing more than an inability or unwillingness to grasp the facts at hand.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

ANWR News got a newspaper gig and he asked me to take over the site, but I'm working at the moment and chasing a paper job myself. I had him just leave the site up and dormant, but I'll try to post related material here. Please stay tuned, and 10-4 on that last assessment.

10:32 AM  

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