Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Will There Be Cake?

On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made land fall. It subsequently damn near destroyed the town of New Orleans. Some 1,800 people lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands of people were homeless, and some still are.

In the ultimate act of elitism, while these poor people of New Orleans were just trying to survive, we all know where George W. Bush and John S. McCain were. They were celebrating McCain's birthday, complete with cake:

Three years later, almost to the date, Hurricane Gustav is coming. Unfortunately, for the Republicans, it is predicted to make landfall while McCain is parading around the country to try to get support for his candidacy, and his veep nominee. It is also just before the Republican convention, which is also to star Bush.

Given Bush's track record, I have no hope for him to have learned from his past mistakes. I don't hold any more hope out for McCain, since he is eager to repeat Bush's mistakes as well.

Saying that, I don't expect much from these two, if the worst were to happen and Gustave does hit New Orleans.

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised in the least, if they considered doing a reenactment. But maybe they did learn something, and they will leave the cake out of it. Either way, there is one thing I know that we will see again:

On a side note of interest and ominous foreboding, Gustav means "staff of the gods." Well, I'm sure that there will be enough religious nutcases, like Pat Patterson, at hand, to tell us that the hurricane is all Obama's fault.


  1. All of which makes the case that the US taxpayer should send another $$Bazillion to "rebuild" a city beneath sea-level???

  2. No, Dad, and you know better than that. The gist is we don't need another clueless, careless POTUS.

    Don't insult yourself that way.