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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 04:36 PM
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58. "if you can't say some apt...."
Too true. Reporter blather is something we should be used to by now. When public officials start breaking down or raging, it's a bad sign. In the first press conference Haley Barbour gave he looked like he was suppressing tears. When Gov. Blanco said everyone would be moved out of Orleans Parish, I knew that it was much worse than they were letting on.
We are planning to house people in a sports arena for Pete's sake. We are not prepared for a disaster on this scale. That is certain. I have no idea if we should have been prepared to handle it (I'll let experts hash that one out) but I do know that our president thought it was important to keep to his appearance schedules with only brief asides mentioning the hurricane. Would it have hurt to stay in Crawford nearer the scene and run a command post? It would have been disruptive for him to go on site, but even window dressing in Texas would have been better than acting like it wasn't a priority.

I haven't been to the Mississippi coast so I don't relate to the visuals there, but I have been to NOLA and I am stunned every time I see a visual of an area where I've been. The aerial photos are a Waterworld. I agree this is nothing like anything most Americans can understand. The best analogy to SF 1906/Galveston is that people are completely cut off from news and have no idea how long they will be expected to fend for themselves. I am glad the officials are finally biting the bullet and moving out everybody.
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  -I am getting fucking tired of the hyperbole from New Orleans Rabrrrrrr  Aug-31-05 07:32 AM   #0 
  - Here's a solution....  rfranklin   Aug-31-05 07:33 AM   #1 
  - Especially the Hiroshima comment coming from a governor no less.  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #2 
  - A nuclear explosion and a flood produce completley different results.  ContraBass Black   Aug-31-05 03:27 PM   #54 
  - I'm with you, my friend.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #3 
  - That's a quote, you know, the Hiroshima thing.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   # 
  - Didn't realize that was the mayor (or some official) who said it.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:40 AM   #5 
  - The human cost isn't the same,  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #13 
  - My real wrath is directed toward the reporters who feel sensationalism is  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:55 AM   #16 
     - yeah, I've mostly been watching streaming over the web.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #19 
     - actually I think it was Haley Barbour  tigereye   Aug-31-05 05:03 PM   #62 
  - Bwahahahahahaha!  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 07:53 AM   #15 
     - Did you mean to reply to me?  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:56 AM   #18 
     - No it was to Rab.  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 08:10 AM   #30 
     - And this is precisely why I never watch news on TV except  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #20 
        - I can dig what yer sayin'  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 08:17 AM   #31 
  - Slightly off-topic: Have you heard from your family?  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:47 AM   #7 
  - Yes. I am so relieved.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:55 AM   #17 
     - I'm glad to hear that.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:58 AM   #23 
        - Oh, I was.  crispini   Aug-31-05 08:00 AM   #26 
           - Now if we can just get all the DUers accounted for.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 08:01 AM   #28 
  - Actually I think the Hiroshima quote came from the mouth  mohinoaklawnillinois   Aug-31-05 07:58 AM   #22 
     - Ah, I wasn't sure who it was.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:59 AM   #25 
  - DUMP CABLE TV!  Roland99   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #4 
  - From what I've seen  SheilaT   Aug-31-05 07:42 AM   #6 
  - I don't mind the lack of narrative arc - I can live with that -  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:47 AM   #8 
     - Racists? Stop the hyperbole!  theflyscotsman   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #11 
        - Very ironic of me, wasn't it?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:01 AM   #27 
  - And ABC's graphic is "Katrina's WRATH"  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:48 AM   #9 
  - got it wrong, she was just passing through on her  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:49 AM   #10 
  - Are you serious? The "Bride of Andrew"?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #12 
  - well that's just...  theflyscotsman   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #14 
     - and "Attack of the Killer Hurricane"....  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #21 
  - Bush's wrath  samplegirl   Aug-31-05 10:51 AM   #44 
  - Before this thing hit, some reporter said something about a disaster  TK421   Aug-31-05 07:59 AM   #24 
  - That's stupid, too  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:02 AM   #29 
  - Oh,Christ - now they're calling it "America's Tsunami"  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:19 AM   #32 
  - Lauer used "Like Hiroshima" this morning  underpants   Aug-31-05 08:21 AM   #33 
  - devil's advocate  Deep13   Aug-31-05 08:25 AM   #34 
  - CNN "promised" this morning to "bring you the stories"  SoCalDem   Aug-31-05 08:43 AM   #35 
  - I like your list!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:57 AM   #36 
  - The hyperbole is all over  moez   Aug-31-05 09:23 AM   #37 
  - Unbelievable.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 02:53 PM   #52 
  - The Hiroshima comment disgusted me. I turned off the radio after  Catfight   Aug-31-05 09:29 AM   #38 
  - I hate this "It's our Tsaumani"  LynneSin   Aug-31-05 09:55 AM   #39 
  - That pisses me off, too. I heard that this morning and thought I'd puke.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 02:56 PM   #53 
  - MS Gov. Hayley Barbour = "looks like Hiroshima"  southlandshari   Aug-31-05 10:18 AM   #40 
  - Honestly I think everyone there is shocked beyond words  Taverner   Aug-31-05 10:27 AM   #42 
  - Great rant!  crispini   Aug-31-05 10:53 AM   #45 
  - ITA.  fluffernutter   Aug-31-05 11:13 AM   #47 
  - I agree completely, (with the exception of Fox, of course);  Redstone   Aug-31-05 11:21 AM   #48 
  - I agree completely.  imperialismispasse   Aug-31-05 04:18 PM   #57 
  - looks like "Bush's America" to me  hnsez   Aug-31-05 10:20 AM   #41 
  - why dont they call it what it really is??????????  samplegirl   Aug-31-05 10:45 AM   #43 
  - I don't think they know how to "just report" anymore...  redqueen   Aug-31-05 11:12 AM   #46 
  - I'm not sure they know how to do that Rabrrrrrr.  SOteric   Aug-31-05 11:26 AM   #49 
  - " But would people watch if we just reported?"  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-05 12:13 PM   #50 
  - I don't know--the pictures alone are pretty compelling  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-31-05 04:04 PM   #56 
     - "if you can't say some apt...."  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-05 04:36 PM   #58 
  - Rabrrrrrr, You might find this link very interesting  miss_kitty   Aug-31-05 12:30 PM   #51 
  - I wonder what words we would use to describe NO if we were there right now  2bfree   Aug-31-05 03:38 PM   #55 
  - Right on!  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 04:45 PM   #59 
  - That's fucking brilliant!!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 04:49 PM   #60 
  - Glad you liked it...  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 04:55 PM   #61 
  - That was great  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-31-05 05:39 PM   #64 
     - Me too!  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 05:41 PM   #65 
  - That guy from LSU was estimating 30,000 dead  crispini   Aug-31-05 05:07 PM   #63 
  - Hyperbole is hyperbole. Doesn't matter how many die.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:28 PM   #66 
  - People experience, express and cope with grief in different ways  The empressof all   Aug-31-05 07:41 PM   #67 

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