03 September 2005

I can’t believe Kanye West just said on national television “George Bush doesn’t care about Black People.” Kanye, what George Bush doesn’t care about are self-involved Rap Stars to whom it’s more important to make a political statement that to help raise money to actually change the conditions in New Orleans. Why don’t you sell an Escalade or two and send it down there to start rebuilding houses you ignorant motherfucker.

Folks out there, FEMA always responds to hurricane disasters in about 4-5 days. The only reason they didn’t last year is because after the first one, they already had offices open so they just moved them to the new affected areas. FEMA ≠ DOMINOES… they don’t respond in 30 minutes or less. They are there to asses and respond to disaster conditions and it took two days to actually ASSESS what was going on and another day to formulate a response. Breethe deeply. Help is on it’s way. Kayne, shut the fuck up.

Also, another important componant of hurricane relief in Florida is the fact that there wasn’t a complete breakdown of law and order. The mayor and governor of Lousiana bear at least some of the responsibility for being unprepared for this disaster. Florida state and local infrastructure is much more prepared with a chain of command and a police and fire rescue that regularly train for these eventualities. It seemed like the whole thing caught New Orleans by surprised and, as a city, they looked woefully unprepared.

But then again, we haven’t had a cat 5 since Andrew. I and Pray to God we don’t.