Monday, September 05, 2005

Good Samaritans

Katrina refugees, mostly in Houston, San Antonio and Baton Rouge, have also been flown to Phoenix and San Diego. Kudos.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to some talk radio on the way to work today and the guest host was arguing that it is the responsibility of the federal government to protect the people (Just so you know, I do argue with his sentiment.). This is, of course, in response to the levees breaking and the water spilling into New Orleans. Now, I couldn’t help but to laugh as a thought passed through my mind about tornadoes and earthquakes. We all know that every year hundreds of people die of tornadoes and when earthquakes do occur, they manage to do their share of property damage – as does tornadoes. Well, I have yet to ever hear anyone argue for a tornado wall. If it is the job the federal government to protect New Orleans from the possible class 4 hurricane that made the levees break, then why shouldn’t the residents of Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, and etc. be demanding a Tornado Wall. They should be entitled to a wall to protect them from tornadoes. I think that it is only fair that if the Federal Government is going to spend upwards of 50 billion dollars to rebuild a city and make sure the levees are stronger – then why shouldn’t’ they spend that same amount of money to build protective barrier walls to protects folks of the great planes from tornadoes. I mean, we are debating about Hurricane Katrina as if this type of hurricane happens every year in New Orleans and the government consistently fails to do something about it. When in fact the last time the state of Louisiana was hit like this and flooded like this was close to 80 years ago during the great flood. If the federal government is going to act on behalf of one group of people I want them to be fair – what about the Tornado Wall and Caulking the San Andreas Fault. I mean, how many times does Los Angeles have to get hit by an earthquake before the government does anything about it. This is just plain absurd. If the federal government is going to spend 50 billion on new levees they should also spend 50 billion on tornado walls, caulking the San Andreas Fault and building something to protect the northern plains from snow drifts and white outs during the harsh winters. I mean, can we get a consensus here that we all live in regions of the country that have there own quarks when it comes to weather and that sometimes the mighty human being will be humbled by the power of nature.

- Carlos

September 07, 2005 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I'm sure Dennis Hastert would say it wouldn't be worth it to rebuild after a tornado and besides y'all shouldn't live in trailers. And everyone knows California is just going to crack and fall into the Pacific so people who live there know what they're getting into.

September 07, 2005 9:43 PM  

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