Saturday, September 03, 2005

They Said That

Blogger Chrenkoff, who has been compiling a long list of quotations that exploit the Hurricane Katrina disaster, writes, "Katrina might be a spent force, but it still continues to loosen lips and bring forth torrents of strangeness even - or particularly - in jurisdictions untouched by the hurricane itself. Not quite category 5 on the stupidity scale, but it certainly makes them say darnest things."

Here are his compilations of the commentary: . . . part one and part two. You have to read 'em to believe 'em.


At Saturday, September 03, 2005 10:51:00 AM, Blogger Roch101 said...

The only Katrina related complaint I've seen here is of the media coverage. Do you find the relief response thus far unworthy of crtisizm?

At Saturday, September 03, 2005 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Roch101 said...

Oh, and Chrenkoff? A deceptive moron who apparently can only make his case by distortions and fabrications -- not worth reading beyond the two minutes it took to recognize his complete lack of intellectual honesty.

At Saturday, September 03, 2005 2:29:00 PM, Blogger Mickey McLean said...

Right now, Roch, I don't think criticizing the relief efforts is the best way to help the victims of this hurricane, so you're not going to find any of that here coming from me. At some point we can all look back and review what went wrong and what went right so that we can better handle a situation like this in the future. But right now we need to focus on what can be done going forward, not what was or wasn't done. These days, our country seems to be very good at finger pointing and a** covering and not so good at working together toward a common goal. May God have mercy on us

At Monday, September 05, 2005 9:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The level of ignorance and hatred showcased in those comments are staggering. And these have been just a few. In the month's to come they will choke on their very own words.

It appears that the mayor of New Orleans and the Gov. of La. were not aware that they were the frontline in this disaster. FEMA was created in 1979 to assist local governments in cases such as these. The mayor apparently thought this was their problem.

The mayors FIRST duty was to fuel up and ready the evacuation vehicles. This being the case, why are hundreds and hundreds of school buses now sitting at the bottom of what is now the New Gulf of Mexico?

The mayor is responsible for sinking more buses than it would have taken to clear out the Superdome in hours as opposed to bringing buses in from other regions days later. The mayor and the governor have completely cracked under the pressure and likely the guilt of their inaction.

I don't believe anybody up and down the line has risen to the level of performance needed to handle this crisis. I would urge, however, that those persons who want to keep their jobs, restrain themselves from pointing any fingers at this time. At this moment, the pointers look like they are the ones who will lose the "finger pointing" contest when this is all over.

God Bless all these folks down there.

the Heckler

At Monday, September 05, 2005 12:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On this note...

Just moments ago I saw a news conference where former presidents Bush and Clinton were unveiling their new donation drive for victims of Katrina.

One reporter actually asked G.H.W. Bush how he is responding to those that claim the government intentionally broke the levee. Pappa Bush appropriately only looked at them like they just popped out of an UFO.

The leadership down there needs our prayers as much, if not more, than the other victims. Pray for calm and rationale.

the Heckler

At Monday, September 05, 2005 5:34:00 PM, Anonymous BGH said...

Our country is in bigger trouble than I thought. Now, we can't even get through a devastating natural disaster without choosing red and blus states of mind. Oh my what have we become?

At Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


My point exactly. It's pitiful. When the mayor came out on Tuesday to declare that he was not going to accept any criticism for the events that took place, I knew we were in trouble.

Then you have a governor cursing at the president and a senator threatening physical harm if he dares say anything other than words of praise about her.

Couple that with otherwise intelligent people claiming that the president purposefully held back to allow more time for black people to die and you have a perfect storm of stupid.

But I know in these times that criticism of the president is constructive dialog and raising any doubts of his guilt is being partisan.

the Heckler

At Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:00:00 AM, Anonymous BGH said...

To The Heckler:

Right on brother!


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