Sunday, February 01, 2009

Kentucky: Where's The Cavalry? 
I guess President Obama doesn't care about white people. Well, at least not the ones who pay their taxes, anyway.

Local officials were growing angry with what they said was a lack of help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Grayson County, about 80 miles southwest of Louisville, Emergency Management Director Randell Smith said the 25 National Guardsmen who have responded have no chain saws to clear fallen trees.
"We've got people out in some areas we haven't even visited yet," Smith said. "We don't even know that they're alive."
Smith said FEMA has been a no-show so far.

No, I'm not slamming FEMA. Roads are icy and treacherous, and it is extremely difficult to reach many areas of rural Kentucky, and that's true whether you work for the federal government or the state or the county.

And bitching doesn't change that fact.

So I'm not slamming FEMA, or Obama. I'm slamming the dipwads who were so hysterical over FEMA and the Bush Administration's incompetence in the face of FEMA's solid performance during Hurricane Katrina, and who ignored the utter ineptitude under Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin.

Is the Kentucky government inept? I don't know. I'm pretty confident they're better than the chuckleheads down in Louisiana. And as a former Kentucky Guardsman, I know those great soldiers will be up to the job. They are competent, professional, and, incidentally, they have, hands down, the best sense of humor I've ever seen in the military.

Splash, out


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I also notice that Pres Obama has not made any visits to the area to see how bad it is. Nor have I seen any comments in the media about how the pres has not shown up to check on conditions for himself. That was one of the big complaints that Bush was not there the first day durng Katrina. What is the difference between now and then? And this is also a state with a Democrat as governor. Very strange - or not.

I have to admit that I am totally underwhelmed with the job that Bambi is doing so far. The people he appoints don't seem to care about obeying the laws and taking responsibility for their own liabilities, he surely showed by his non-attendance during the inauguration how much he cares about the military. How soon can we get rid of him.
Well, his presidency is young, to be sure, and one always expects teething problems in the early days.

But so far, after 11 days, the term "miserable failure" springs to mind, for some reason.
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