30 August 2006

Katrina Anniversary Plus One


At least President Bush can now admit that he screwed up the Katrina response--big time. Admission is the first step to recovery. Too bad it took 365 days to say it. When I heard it, I couldn't help but think of Stevie Wonder singing about Richard Nixon over 30 years ago.

We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you'll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you

But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong'
Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothing"!

It's not too cool to be ridiculed
But you brought this upon yourself
The world is tired of pacifiers
We want the truth and nothing else

And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong'
Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothing"!

The Gulf Coast will have its eye on you, W. I truly hope you're being sincere. Katrina will still be a problem after mid-term elections this fall. Are you going to give us great soundbites on the anniversary and then forget about us again?

God knows the media has. Yesterday was "Katrina Overload Day." Now they've moved on to more important things: polygamists and perverts.

Maybe I'm being too hard on media exploitation. Wait, maybe not. I guess we'll see you again in 3 years and 364 days.



TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, Gulf Coast, We Are Not OK, Bush

4 Comments:

At August 30, 2006 2:09 PM, Anonymous Democracy4U2 said...

Need a good laugh? Read this article from Assimilated Press about New New Orleans.
http://assimilatedpress.blogspot.com/2006/08/bush-plans-to-move-new-orleans-to.html

 
At September 01, 2006 10:55 AM, Blogger Loverbutt said...

First, let me observe that with a name like Fitch N. DarDar, you have got to hail from Terrebonne Parish. Second, I can't begin to tell you, as a native Louisianaian living out of state, how distressing and upsetting it is to witness how little people outside of Southeast Louisiana care about what is going on in New Orleans or have any clue how dire the situation there is. I am regularly asked by friends or acquaintances "Is New Orleans back to normal now? I want to go to Bourbon Street" Um, NO! It's not back to normal, but please, please go to Bourbon Street and spend some money.

 
At September 01, 2006 1:48 PM, Blogger Hollis P. Wood said...

What does the N. stand for Fitch?

 
At September 02, 2006 11:34 AM, Blogger Fitch N. DarDar said...

The "N" stands for 'n' (like "The Fitches 'n' DarDars"). And let's just say that loverbutt is very perceptive.

I am also out of state in the smack-dab center of this country. But I'm not a evacuee or refugee. I have been forced to live all over the country for a while now because of my job.

And yes, I agree with you. People really don't have a clue out here. I actually addressed it in a earlier column ("The Declaration"). It's amazing how much disinformation they have been fed.

 

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