Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Read. Times Picayune is going to get a Pulitzer or two out of their coverage. Total breakdown of all emergency systems intended to cope with this disaster. The sandbags didn't get deployed to fix the canal the way they were supposed to be, the emergency transportation for those who had no cars did not happen, and looters are threatening the Children's Hospital. And there's no National Guard to respond to the situation at the Children's Hospital because they're all in Iraq protecting us from non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction, the same deal with the U.S. Army. Like the Roman Empire in its later years, the inner Empire has been stripped of all capability to deal with disasters in order to engage in non-productive exercises intended to enrich its rulers rather than enhance the Empire, and thus the moment the walls are breached (even if by water rather than by German invaders), the whole house of cards collapses....

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