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Originally posted by hinky
The local and state officials just blew it off. Blame the feds or even George Bush, but his hands are tied until the Governor request federal help. This is how FEMA really works, the feds just can't show up and take over. Everyone saw the photos of the flooded buses, not George's fault, but a local issue.
As for comparing the cost or property damages between the events. Rebuilding New Orleans so it will flood again is just stupid, but then no one asked me for my opinion before it was decided to rebuild it.
Originally posted by Zepherian
The diference is 1) You have a more rural setting with smaller communities that have more personal relationships and less concentrated damage per square mile, 2) You don't have so much of a population that was victim of racism and has a collective trauma and an understandably negative view of the white population,
[edit on 19-6-2008 by Zepherian]
Originally posted by Fathom
reply to post by Grendel39
It isn't a race issue, everyone seems to forget that the hurricane also devasted Mississipi in a worse way than New Orleans, the demographics are the same so why wasn't Missisippi a total disaster like New Orleans? THE QUALITY OF THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE AT THE TIME
Originally posted by mybigunit
Right this is what I have been asking WHEN DID ANYONE MENTION RACE. No one has it was thrown in there which is what people do when you cant debate the issues. There were whites in New Orleans just like there were whites in Mississippi. The fact is the heartland the people have different character but Mississippi wasnt crying for the government help as much as New Orleans.
Thanks to a C&Ler that emailed me much of this post. Limbaugh is an arrogant ideologue that loves Howard Kurtz and hates the black victims of NOLA. Don’t you understand, it was all their fault for not escaping Hurricane Katrina! Wake, up! You drive by media fools. They were lazy, lazy people that deserved their fate. If only they were white and responsible. Just listen to this horrific rant as Limbaugh is all ‘agush‘ with admiration over the way in which Iowa and the Midwest has responded to the flood disaster that befell the area last week. But to just congratulate the residents in their determination and courage in fighting the disaster isn’t enough for the AM talk blow hard. Limbaugh could not pass up the opportunity to once again trot out his old, well known disdain for poor blacks in the south who were victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. To hear Limbaugh describe it, Iowa is more American, more honorable … you know … more white than Louisiana.