Thursday, June 5, 2008

I love to debate, almost as much as I love scotch...

Here's my newest time killer on the Huffington Post, stories about Katrina and people who defend the government's response:

The article I started reading was fine, the morons who commented were living up to their moron titles.

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McCain definitely voted wrong on that Hillary Clinton Bill. But it would have been nice if Barack could have donated even a dime from the $1,500,000.00 he made that year to Katrina relief. He seemed willing enough to pose in front of camera's as long as it was other people money he was voting to give.


Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 11:48 AM on 06/05/2008

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I believe he paid taxes on the $1,500,000.00 he made that year, which meant that he was voting for his own money as well. Unless you're privy to the donation records of millionaires, I don't think anyone but the Obama's, their accountant, and the IRS know of any donations made to the Red Cross or any other charity that supported Katrina aftermath efforts.

Its a Senator's job to vote, that's why they are our elected "representatives", we'd never get anything done if every issue was up for a popular vote. We pay taxes for exactly this reason, to help our fellow Americans, whether it be to investigate a natural disaster and the response to it, or to fight an unpopular war and poorly pay the soldiers and their families who suffer through it.

Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 01:14 PM on 06/05/2008


The liberal point of view is that the Federal Government is responsible for everything. Sections of the levees in New Orleans failed during one of the worst disasters in our history. The levees were not designed for such a traumatic event. They are made of dirt and cannot withstand the pressure when the water reaches the tops of the levees and begins to erode the structure. Once the water breeches, it is all over. The only true solution is to rebuild the levees higher and stronger, and we don't need a finger pointing study to tell us that.

No one speaks in detail of the destruction in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama caused by Katrina. The state and local governments, as well as the people, reacted much more efficiently than the leaders in Louisiana. It is time for people to quit blaming the federal government for all of their problems and start taking care of themselves.

Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:38 PM on 06/05/2008

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As a native of Louisiana I disagree. When the levees are not maintained properly by a federal agency, then it is that agency's fault, not the state's. As a matter of fact, if you scroll to earlier comments, Showme54 did talk about the damage in other states, the damage in Louisiana was much more extensive. The fact that less than a month later the state was hit by Hurricane Rita helped nothing. The study was no more finger pointing than the 911 Commission or the Warren Commission were, it was a response to the fact that the truth, as it has so many times in this administration, was not made available to the American people.

As far as people taking care of themselves, what infrastructure is in place for them to do so? The city of New Orleans' main industry is service and tourism. Who goes to a 3rd world country for vacation? The city and the state have done a remarkable job with very little money in the grand scheme of things. As I am almost always reminded, non-Louisiana natives always seem to think of Louisiana as a great place to visit, but who'd ever want to live here? The people of Louisiana and New Orleans have rebounded as best they can in the post-Katrina years, and no matter what McCain or Bush says, the federal government's handling of the situation was and continues to be shameful.

Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 01:03 PM on 06/05/2008
I'm quite the popular guy on message boards, mainly because I'll probably never check these again to respond to their undoubtedly furious replies to my comments. :)

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