09/04/2005: Gem o'the Day:
survival under a kleptocratic regime
storm exposed disarray at the top - the killer hurricane and flood that devastated the gulf coast last week exposed fatal weaknesses in a federal disaster response system retooled after the terrorist attacks of sept. 11, 2001, to handle just such a cataclysmic event.to be fair, at least all of awol's buddies got your tax dollars for the homeland security contracts they were awarded. it's not like the last four years and billions of dollars have been completely wasted. we recommend you review your personal emergency kit. check battery supplies, etc. because, what awol has spent the last week demonstrating, is that when osama punks him again, we are all on our own.
despite four years and tens of billions of dollars spent preparing for the worst, the federal government was not ready when it came at daybreak on monday, according to interviews with more than a dozen current and former senior officials and outside experts.
--Pudentilla, at skippy the bush kangaroo
Len on 09.04.05 @ 07:15 PM CST