Tuesday, September 27, 2005


The Congressional committee hearing into the FEMA screw-up before, during, and after Hurrican Katrina started today.

Michael Brown, the man who was in charge at the time and has since resigned but is still being paid, turned everything around and blamed all that went wrong on Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin. He blamed the state of Louisiana for being "dysfunctional".

Never mind that it was Brown's department, FEMA, that sat on their hands while people were dying. Never mind that it was FEMA that wouldn't allow two truck loads of water to be delievered to the people of Jefferson Parrish. Or that they wouldn't allow the Coast Guard deliever fuel to those who needed it to get out. Or that FEMA setup a blockade to keep people from leaving the Dome and Convention Center.

There has been alot said about the school buses that were not used to get people out. It has now been discovered that FEMA wouldn't allow them to be used because they weren't air conditioned. I really don't think anyone would have cared about the lack of air conditioning as long as they were going to get out of the city and to a place of safety.

Tonight on the news I heard about a Dr. Lutz from New Orleans that got an ambulance from his clinic and went around treating people because FEMA wouldn't. Dr. Lutz was also keeping dead bodies in his home because FEMA wouldn't pick them up.

Here are a few places that have the story on most of what went on today.
From CNN:Brown blames Louisiana officials
ABC:Brown Shifts Blame for Katrina Response
BBC:Brown Shifts Blame for Katrina Response
New York Times:Former FEMA Chief Blames Local Officials for Failures
Reuters:Brown blames locals for Katrina response

This is my opinion of Michael Brown.
He is an arrogant fucking bastard that thinks everyone else should take the heat for his stupidity and incompotance.
He is another one of Bush's you're a friend of a friend of mine so you get a high-ranking job even if you don't know shit about the job.

The asshole was a lawyer for a horse club, for christsake.


Gordon said...

He's a pathetic excuse for a human being and he's whinin' his ass off as the "victim". Some of the actual "victims" are floating face down because of that asshole.

Grandpa Eddie said...

"He's a pathetic excuse for a human being"
Man, ain't that the truth.
He's a worthless piece of shit.