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Friday, September 09, 2005

If only Noah's Wish helped people...

I was looking at the animal relief sites on the web and on the Noah's Ark page, found information that wow, if only the organizations trying to help people knew this in advance! Maybe they'd have been better prepared to handle the disaster.

http://www.noahswish.org/Hurricane%20Katrina.htm

Here are a few excerpts:
Aug 27: Noah's Wish is on alert at this time in anticipation of having to respond to Hurricane Katrina.
Update: August 28, 2005 - 11:00 a.m. West Coast Time --Noah's Wish is on full mobilization for Hurricane Katrina.
Update: August 29, 2005 - 11:00 a.m. West Coast Time--Noah's Wish has been extremely busy today responding to a variety of phone calls and e-mails, in addition to gearing up to send our initial team to Louisiana.

And it continues, showing how they were trying to be prepared for the worst and to help animals from the very beginning.

I was also looking for info on the Katrina timeline to see how other groups did and found the following not so comforting item from August 29th. There were also some other lovely items such as Rumsfeld at a baseball game as reported by the Editor and Publisher

This post wasn't intended to be an attack on those who should be protecting (or at least caring about) the people and such, but it does make me wonder why overall, no one seemed as prepared as an organization that helps animals in disasaters. They knew what was coming.

9 Comments:

Blogger Jim V said...

Em,

Keep in mind that at the time Bush and Rumsfeld were doing those things, New Orleans was not under water. The levees did not break immediately.

Further, Bush (even though he was on "vacation") placed a call to the mayor and governor on Friday, then Saturday, and again on Sunday asking them to implement a mandatory evacuation and declare a state of emergency which would have allowed the fed to mobilize troops right away before the storm ever hit.

The evacuations were not made mandatory until just a few days ago, and the state of emergency was never delcared until AFTER the storm hit. For the fed to have gone in before that would have literally constituted an invasion of the State of Louisiana. It would have been illegal.

As it turns out, the governor specifically and intentionally delayed the declaration of a state of emergency because she was concerned that the infusion of federal assistance would have robbed her of jurisdiction and authotory to manage the situation (as she herself stated on CNN) and would have made people think that Louisiana could not take care of itself.

She finally broke down two days after the levee broke and authorized the feds to come in. They did so that same day, and that same day the mayor made his statement that "New Orleans has turned a corner" toward recovery.

You can check it all out, the legislation, the paperwork filed, the complete timeline, on Snopes.com. Very interesting reading.

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 8:21:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Dammit Jim, quit making sense!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 8:37:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger eM said...

how dare i not spend the entire morning checking facts.

I dunno. i guess my main thought on this, and please, feel free to research and spend your day de-bunking all of this--was that some people seemed to care...about the animals. that made me happy. And also note the 'NO ONE' seemed prepared to really help the people. i don't believe it was a 'bush was a fucking useless asshole' type of statement. i don't spend a whole lot of time paying attention to the politics because it depresses the hell out of me. What i have seen is pix of folks dying and the situation not really under control for what does seem like a little too long. i'm sure there were pix of the fema people wacking off or god knows what else going on, but from my 5 minutes of googling katrina timeline, that's what i found.

don't worry. i won't post my under-researched thots again.

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 10:26:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Jim V said...

i wasn't trying to hammer you at all, but it's just that so many people are just assuming that bush is to blame for all of this.

my only concern with that is that people won't really look into it at all levels and fix problems that really need fixin'.

and now that i've busted out my southern roots ("fixin'") i've got a hankerin' for some fried chicken.

off to kfc!

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 11:09:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

From now on, I'm going to post ONLY unresearched thoughts:

All people who wear brown shoes and blue pants are retarded!!!

Karl Rove once had sex with a cornish game hen!!

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 12:38:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

I'm aware that Bush isn't the only one who dropped the ball. But just as Jim is concerned "that people won't really look into it at all levels and fix problems that really need fixin'," i'm concerned that Bush will blame everyone but himself. Come on, W, take one for the team! Which president was it that had a sign on his desk that said "the buck stops here" -- any guesses? I must google this for the answer.

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 4:44:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

and the answer:
Truman.

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 4:46:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

But Karl Rove once had sex with a cornish game hen!!!

Friday, September 9, 2005 at 5:54:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Floyd's Lists said...

Cornish game hen only furthers Jege's standing on a Floyd's List.

Please notice your standing on Floyd's "People Who Don't Suck" list. Now you can tell your friends: "Fuck off, clown. I'm on Floyd's list, beotch."

Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 2:57:00 AM PDT

 

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