I always hated math. And then I learned geometry. And finally, there was a segment of the mathematical world that I loved. Proofs! Ways to prove yourself in math using WORDS! I was hooked. It's been a while since I practiced it, though. Let's try one now:
Proof that George W. Bush hates Poor Southern Black People who didn't Vote for Him
The mayor told everyone to leave New Orleans on Sunday.
New Orleans ranks fifth in the United States in terms of African American population and 67 percent of the city's residents are black.
Hurricane Katrina devastated Orleans Parish.
Most of the people seen in pictures of the aftermath are black.
Many of those interviewed could not afford to get out of town when the mayor issued the order.
78% of Orleans Parish citizens voted for Kerry.
New Orleans is a disaster of Biblical proportions: lawlessness, anarchy, and natural disaster.
Many of those in “shelters” haven't eaten for days, and “the New Orleans police chief said 15,000 people are trapped in the city's convention center.”
“And he said some are being raped and beaten.”
“Alan Gould, a man who is an evacuee inside the convention center, told CNN that women and small children are being raped and killed. He called it genocide. He said officials keep giving them the runaround, saying 'Help is coming. Help is coming. Help is coming.' But he said people just keep dying.”
Judging from every newspaper photo I've seen, most of the people in shelters are the aforementioned poor black people.
In the meanwhile, search and rescue has been halted in order so that the cops and militiary can take care of the looters.
The mayor of New Orleans has told the Feds: “Get off your asses and let's do something and let's fix the biggest goddamn crisis in the history of this country. People are dying. They don't have homes, they don't have jobs.”
In the meanwhile, National Guardsmen are “on alert” in 17 states “in case they're needed.”
The biggest thing President Bush has done is gone running to his daddy and his former political rival to get people to donate money.
Oh, and cut his vacation short by two days.
Oh, and he's “vowing to 'get on top of this situation' and to 'help people who need help.'”
No word on if that includes the poor black people who didn't vote for him.
Kind of makes you wonder what he'd do if the hurricane hit in, say, Ohio, home of the white people who voted for him.
Or Saudi Arabia…
Honestly, I don't know that it would have made that much difference if the hurricane had hit somewhere else. I think a lot of this is pure incompetence, and had it been TX instead of LA, there would STILL be ineptitude of unprecedented proportions.
So this is how well we can handle a disaster, huh? Homeland security doing its job. Great. We are so screwed.
Yeah, the good news is, a bunch of airlines are banding together to help evacuate New Orleans. The bad news is, all the refugees are going to have to go through TSA first.
God help them…
The whole situation is so sad. Even some of the media are showing pictures of so called black looters with groceries stolen from shops, and white people with groceries found in shops…..talk about duality.
Bush is really looking bad on this one, espscially form the view from outside of America.
Just hope real help gets there soon.