Wednesday, September 07, 2005

FEMA-NCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Can you smell it? This vile stench from the aftermath of Katrina, has not only singed the hairs in our collective nostrils but has left us with this nauseating feeling that makes us want to vomit every time we watch or read the news. The source of this horrid disgusting odor is the bull sh** that spews forth from the mouths of those who are truly responsible for making this natural disaster into a national disaster.

Apparently, everyone was caught off-guard, including the President (which is understandable, since he was busy running away from Cindy Sheehan). NOAA had been posting warnings about a possible Category 5 hurricane making landfall but then who really had the time check out their web site.

The buck has floated in the rancid waters of New Orleans from one person to another has currently settled on the forehead of Mike Brown the Director of FEMA, who surprisingly is well experienced in handling natural disasters as he happens to be one himself. Brown, along with Mike Chertoff (Secretary of Department of Homeland inSecurity) were advised by the staff of the National Hurricane Center about storm’s potential deadly effects but apparently that bit of information was classified as irrelevant and was immediately evacuated out of their respective heads like a couple of rich white men out of New Orleans on a chartered jet right before the hurricane hit.

We don’t know what the local, state and federal officials were doing when Katrina hit New Orleans (probably watching the hurricane on CNN) but we do know that exactly 13 months prior to the arrival of Ms. Katrina in her category Five-ness, these people were busy conducting a successful hurricane drill in the same city, so it is not as if FEMA and the state and local authorities did not know how to respond to such a threat. They knew and they did NOTHING!

It is not enough just blaming FEMA for this hellish mess. We actually need to point our fingers and toes towards the real culprit which happens to be the Department of Homeland inSecurity. Since FEMA is a part of the DHS, it is fair to say that FEMA’s attention (and much of its covert budget) is diverted towards preparing for eventualities relating to civil unrest after a terrorist event. They faced the same criticism after hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida. (Yes, this is not the first time FEMA dropped the ball). The subsequent investigation of FEMA after that disaster revealed that “FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations" than for disaster relief” and “It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic upheaval.” And that was 1992 folks, so you can imagine what FEMA's black Ops budget is now (after 9-11).

The reality is that Federal Emergency Management Agency is part of the DHS, and the DHS is too busy spending billions of tax dollars spying on you and your family members in their hunt for bearded, religious fanatic terrorists that they can NOT be bothered saving people's lives during a category 5 hurricane. Sorry but that is just asking way too much of them. All they are authorized to do is to do a 'clean-up' job after excrement has hit the propeller. So as horrifying as this may sound you need to save your own ass when the time comes, (especially if you are African-American and/or poor) because 'frankly my dear, FEMA don't give a damn!'

3 Comments:

Blogger Shahid said...

Mike Brown the Director of FEMA, who surprisingly is well experienced in handling natural disasters as he happens to be one himself.

LOL - awesome!

If FEMA is spending 12 times more on black ops, that's still zero dollars given that they've spent sweet f.a. on disaster relief.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Teeth Maestro said...

Its interesting at how Bush is trying to salvage his lack of leadership in this disaster. He is not looking at how to help these poor people but thinking about mid-term elections next year. If he screws up with the press so long for the majority republican house.

He is ducking the tough questions. Should be dragged through a wicked enquiry

10:52 PM  
Blogger Hani said...

i'm baaack! atleast for a while.

7:08 AM  

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