It gets worse
If you came here expecting humor, don't waste your time. I'll try to be funny later.
***Feeling happy and peppy this delightful Sunday morning? Please, read this diary from Daily Kos. Highlights:
1. I talked to FEMA reps, RC reps, State Health reps and the hospital folks and received the same "we don't need doctors or nurses to run clinics" (I've been placing medical teams) Today at the Red Cross shelter, the doctor I traveled with...Dr. Ken Levine, was STILL seeing patients that 'didn't need him' when I left at 7 p.m.This is what bugs me. According to an email I received from the Feds, 33,000 docs have volunteered their services. There should be no shortage of medical care. What if we're being kept out of the area thanks to dumb-ass mismanagement? But, wait! There's more:
I have heard that a 'BOBCAT' is worth $1000/day paid by FEMA (us), flatbed trucks something like $500/day. Then it seems the contractors try to collect additional money from homeowners, many poor.It doesn't surprise me that this disaster is bringing out the worst in human nature. Yes, I realize it's bringing out the best, too, but this is still heartbreaking. The author of this diary asks that you contact the national media. Americans in my crowd, let's take it one step further and contact our Representatives and Senators, too. I've posted links (to the right, at the top) that make it easier to send emails to these folks.
***Another interesting peak at human nature: According to a recent Rasmussen poll, dubya's numbers have suffered thanks to his post-Katrina speech. Why?
The spending plan has not been well received by conservative voters--just 43% favor the huge federal commitment . . . while 37% are opposed.Irony of ironies. Dubya's in trouble: when he proposes that we throw giga$$ into the NOLA rebuilding effort, he loses support from his base of conservative Republicans (who doubtless don't like the idea of that much money going to the poor) and fundamentalists (who reveled in NOLA's destruction, considering it an act of God, a latter day redux of Sodom and Gomorrah). If he does nothing, he loses the rest of America. Oh, those silly conservatives and fundamentalists. Chill, guys! Don't you realize dubya wants to funnel that money into Halliburton & friends? And he'll use the expense as an excuse for further social engineering in the form of cuts to evil programs (Medicaid, EPA, public education . . .) That's all for now, folks. D.