Sep. 6, 2005

He's a Problem Solver!

Hurricane Katrina didn't affect George Bush's vacation or need to campaign in Arizona and California. Dick Cheney lingered over the last few days of his Wyoming vacation. Condoleezza Rice had time to enjoy some Broadway shows. FEMA was an excellent disaster response organization until it was politicized and swept into the Department of Homeland Security. Now, it just seems to be a part of Bush's political security bubble/blame-shifting mechanism (is it now a faith-based initiative?).

60,000 troops patrol an almost deserted city in flames, stepping over unattended corpses, with shoot-to-kill orders. 1.5 million refugees are scattered across the American South. Maybe I'll have to cut some slack for all those stupid apocalyptic Hollywood films. Not quite as unrealistic as I used to think.

Sticking with pop culture for another moment, HBO's Rome television series is still holding my attention. And Steven Bochco's Over There, which started tonight on The History Channel here in Canada, is looking like it's going to be the Iraq War's version of Band of Brothers (i.e good and gritty).

Chris called to tell me about his first day at his new middle school. He seems to be enjoying it so far, and is actually looking forward to his two years there! I'm glad to see him getting a good start.

Listening to: Fleeting Trust by The Trews from House of Ill Fame.

2 comments:

  1. FEMA was an excellent disaster response organization until it was politicized and swept into the Department of Homeland Security.


    R said almost the same exact thing today. It's shameful. I can't even listen to them patting each other on the back anymore. It makes me want to throw something. Oh, and W needs to put a muzzle on his mother.

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  2. I thought that sound was the "whup-whup" of helicopters bringing aid to Nawleans. You mean it's just the sound of self-congratulatory back-patting? :-)

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