Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sometimes a hurricane is just a hurricane

Dr. Bloor commented earlier on the pathetic right wing attempts at humor/blame placement for the devastation on the Gulf. I am waiting for the mainstream to say the obvious: that many local National Guard units (which, after all, are maintained largely for exactly this eventuality) can't offer desperately needed help because they are busy in the Quagmire Formerly Known As Iraq; and that money that should have gone to shoring up levees and other programs was diverted to inadequately armored Hummers and inadequately supervised Halliburton 365-days-of-Christmas giveaways.

And yet, curiously, I have heard nothing about how Katrina is God's punishment for Red State support of Bush, Iraquagmire, etc. (Remember: Pat Robertson has steered hurricanes away from God-fearing folk before.) At some point we can expect to hear the equivalent of Freud's lame "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" attempt to escape the tentacles of his own theories.

On the other hand, if you want to move past the "God's will" theory, you might want read this. If I were God, that would be more than enough to make me wrathful.

Update: better yet, look here: RFK, Jr. connects the dots.


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