Saturday, January 16, 2010

Katrina Vs Haiti
Bush vs Obama

Who exactly was slow on the trigger? I'm sure we all recall the beating Bush took during Katrina.

I've purposefully left out how the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana basically sat on their hands and did little to nothing leading up to and immediately after Katrina struck.

I'd also like to point out that during the Katrina Catastrophe, overland traffic was nil. Just like Haiti, sea and air transport is the only real way of getting there.

Friday, August 26, 2005 - The National Hurricane Center predicted for the first time that Katrina would become a Category 4 storm, and thus exceed the design limits of the New Orleans levees.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 -Earthquake strikes Haiti without warning.

Saturday,August 27, 2005 - (two days before Katrina even made landfall) - President Bush declared a state of emergency under the authority of the Stafford Act for the inland parishes of Louisiana.

Monday, August 29, 2005 - At 6:10 am local time, Katrina made landfall.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - (two days after the earthquake) - Obama announced relief efforts on behalf of the US Government.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - (The day after landfall) Thousands of US Marines and sailors, along with Federalized National Guard troops conduct relief operations on and around New Orleans.

Friday, January 15, 2010 - (Three days after the earthquake struck) The USS Carl Vinson and US Army (82d Abn.) troops begin relief operations in Haiti.

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - (10 days after landfall) The Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort arrives in New Orleans from it's homeport of Baltimore, MD.

Saturday, January 16, 2010 -(4 days after the earthquake struck) The USNS Comfort departs Baltimore harbor, and isn't expected to arrive in Haiti, at best, until January 21, 2010 (9 days after the earthquake struck).

12 Comments:

Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Ah, the CSM (Cave Stream Media), telling like it is, much better than the MSM

12:37 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Thanks Joe!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

As much as the Left Wing Press and Democrat Party autocrats like to tar & feather Pres. Bush for his "delay" in getting help into Louisiana in general and New Orleans in particular, they seem to have forgotten their high school civics (even that's even thaught anymore). Of course, the '60s generation who are the power behind The Zero are quite aware that he United States is a federal republic. Under U.S. law, the president cannot send in federal assistance until the governor of the state INVITES it in. Any delay is the fault of Louisiana's governor.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Actually, I'm from the Mississippi coast, and overland traffic was restored almost immediately after the storm died down. I was able to get down there in a 4 cylinder Honda, while the idiot horse trader "Brownie" that Dubya spoke so highly of sent supplies in circles (the sheriff in our county eventually commandeered an ice truck by force from Dubya's idiots that had sent it to Memphis and back twice). The Canadian Royal Mounties got into St. Bernard Parish, by land, to perform search and rescue ops (for your fellow Papists and Mary worshipers) before our own federal government managed to show up. Cuba and Mexico offered humanitarian aid. Tell me how that's not disgraceful.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Dear Dumb-Shit Paul,

1. There's a slight bit of difference between a Honda 4-banger, and convoys worth of 18 wheeler tractor trailers.

2. No comment of the facts that I've pointed out that your boy The Zero is slow on the trigger? Cat got your tongue?

3. No snappy comebacks to exactly how badly your Defeatocrat Mayor of NO and Gov of La screwed things up initially? Yet again, cat got your tongue?

4. The Mounties also showed up before La officials showed up. So what's your point? Other than you being monumentally ignorant of the fact that the priorities of responders is as such

a. Local authorities show up first.
b. State authorities show up second.
c. Federal authorities show up third.
But everything's Bush's fault, right dip shit?

5. Mexico and Cuba. Hmm.... Mexico has one fourth of it's population hauling ass TO America, and Cuba has it's people risking their lives on innertubes to get TO America. Yeah.... you keep citing what great governments there are in Mexico and Cuba. Jerk-off.

6. Your comments are what would expect from a self-worshipping heretic democrat. How typical.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

FAB,
Silly you. Democrats are incapable of doing anything wrong. Everything's Bush's fault.

Don't let facts muddle your thinking.

12:05 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Paul has evidently never experienced the speed and power of a Marine Corps drill instructor.

Nor has Paul the Catholic basher ever bothered to read his Bible, which shows exactly how the one holy Catholic and apostolic Church is founded and established.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

JLS,
This buffoon's been excavemunicated.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Hey Cavey! The guy is an internet troll. I have met this type before. Internet trolls wrecked the original Canterbury Forum of Our Lady of the Atonement RC-AU Church in San Antonio, TX. The Canterbury Forum didn't have security measures. It was free and open and depended upon posters to be gentlemen and gentle ladies. Guess they were wrong! :-(

9:44 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

What I don't get about the Haiti operation is continuing reports about parked planes blocking incoming planes from landing.

It's as if nobody there ever thought of having the planes land, unload, and then take off. And as for the crowds of parked planes blocking everything ... Evidently nobody ever thought of moving them or flying them out of there. If a fuel shortage is the problem, then how much fuel does it take for them to fly a few hundred miles ... I just don't get this part of it.

12:50 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

I figured it out. All those planes clogging up the airport belong to hollywood people who flew in for photo ops.

2:11 AM  
Blogger T E Fine said...

I love how Paul had to whip out the Mary-worshiping thing. Something they fall back on when there's no other recourse. "At least we don't worship Mary like you pagan Catholics!" Bah.

I'm in Houston, and we got the flood of refugees from Louisiana after the hurriane. All in all, I'd say the biggest problem was mis-management on a local level, to hear my new neighbors tell it, not a mis-management problem on Bush's end. He has the whole country to run. States and local authorities are expected to take care of their ends of things to the best of their ability, and appeal to the national government when they have exhausted their capabilities. I didn't see any sign that the local government had been exhausted in any way, not hearing it from the former natives.

10:00 PM  

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