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Originally posted by Odium
smallpeeps, maybe you should do the same?
"If the CIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened."
That line is not a "joke" especailly during a time like this and during a National Emergency. It's far from something to joke about...
A state of emergency has been declared for the City of New Orleans. Citizens are advised to:
• Fill their cars with gas. Tolls have been suspended on roadways.
• Remove potential debris from their yards (including lawn furniture, potted plants, loose tree branches, etc.)
• Board windows and glass doors
• Make sure that nearby catch basins are clear of leaves or trash
• Stock up on bottled water, batteries, and non-perishable food items
• Check on family, friends and neighbors, especially the elderly, to make sure everyone has an evacuation plan
• Make provisions for pets. Shelters and many hotels do not accept pets.
Originally posted by Odium
But why would he use "Dark Humour" when trying to address people during such an important event?
It makes no sense to joke about things like that, when thousands of people could die none whatsoever.
Originally posted by grimreaper797
A. he just commited political suicide, because people would be like how could u say such things during such a time of crisis, how can u not act serious during a time like that or
B. hes hiding sumthing and althought hes not telling the truth he wants to make sure we know that incase he goes that we at least suspect sumthing.
Originally posted by 2nd Hand Thoughts
I won't go into the horrorific and catastrophic nature of the major issue.
I'll just say that the mayor knows the world is watching and that's going to mess any guy up a lot at a time like this. Whatever blame is already going on, it's all I can do to comprehend the situation. In the present, no matter how many balls were dropped along the way, I can't imagine the frustration he must have when things are obviously not working correctly right NOW.
It doesn't sound like there was any preparation at all. No central "safe" locations for different areas. And that's just at the local level.
Do we in the US even have forces at home anymore? I can't fathom why battalions of rafts weren't dropped immediately to save people and set up patrols. Fema's been a joke from day one but it is certainly not funny anymore.
It seems that 1000 protestors can be scooped up at the blink of a republican convention's eye or a city can be locked down for an outrageous inauguration but I think everyone responsible had last weekend off and took their phones off the hook.
The CIA probably isn't any more organized than anyone else lately and they're just reading our mail and listening to our phone calls anyway because no one can speak arabic.
This was a misplaced jab by an overwhelmed mayor at the feds. Nothing more.
[edit on 5-9-2005 by 2nd Hand Thoughts]