No Truer Words!!

I received the following as an e-mail this morning and just felt I had to pass it on. They are not my writings, but they do express my feelings on the whole New Orleans disaster/fiasco. So read and enjoy!
Been sitting here with my ass in a wad, wanting to speak out about the bullshit going on in New Orleans. For the people of New Orleans...

First, we would like to say, Sorry for your loss. With that said, Let's go through a few hurricane rules: (Unlike an earthquake, we know it's coming)

1. A mandatory evacuation means just that...Get the hell out. Don't blame the Government after they tell you to go. If they hadn't said anything, I can see the argument. They said get out... if you didn't, it's your fault, not theirs. (We don't want to hear it, even if you don't have a car, you can get out.)

2. If there is an emergency, stock up on water and non-perishables. If you didn't do this, it's not the Government's fault you're starving.

2a. If you run out of food and water, find a store that has some. (Remember, shoes, TV's, DVD's and CD's are not edible. Leave them alone.)

2b. If the local store has been looted of food or water, leave your neighbor's TV and stereo alone. (See 2a) They worked hard to get their stuff. Just because they were smart enough to leave during a mandatory evacuation, doesn't give you the right to take their stuff...it's theirs, not yours.

3. If someone comes in to help you, don't shoot at them and then complain no one is helping you. I'm not getting shot to help save some dumbass who didn't leave when told to do so.

4. If you are in your house that is completely under water, your belongings are probably too far gone for anyone to want them. If someone does want them, let them have them and hopefully they'll die in the filth. Just leave! (It's New Orleans, find a voodoo warrior and put a curse on them)

5. My tax money should not pay to rebuild a 2 million dollar house, a sports stadium or a floating casino. Also, my tax money shouldn't go to rebuild a city that is under sea level. You wouldn't build your house on quicksand would you? You want to live below sea-level, do your country some good and join the Navy.

6. Regardless of what the Poverty Pimps, Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, want you to believe, The US Government didn't create the Hurricane as a way to eradicate the black people of New Orleans; (Neither did Russia as a way to destroy America). The US Government didn't cause global warming that caused the hurricane (We've been coming out of an ice age for over a million years).

7. The government isn't responsible for giving you anything. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, but you gotta work for what you want. McDonalds and Wal-Mart are always hiring, get a damn job and stop spooning off the people who are actually working for a living.

President Kennedy said it best..."Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Thank you for allowing me to rant. George Carlin


Sam said...

Well, you know the reason why New Orleans is there, right? If you combine all the traffic on the Mississippi, the Port of New Orleans, the Port of South Louisiana, and the LOOP (the offshore oil tanker facility), it is one of the largest ports in the world. We knew it was a good deal so we bought it from the French in the Lousiaiana Purchase.

From the start is was proverbial hell, with floods, yellow fever, hurricanes, and all kinds of crazy stuff. And after every calamity and disaster, the locals would rebuild and the US government would say "gosh, we need to pile some dirt higher here."

No it wasn't too well thought out and over the next 150 years, became the city we know today. But let me tell you a little story Everett.

Hundreds of mariners, watermen, and shippers stayed down for the hurricanes and their actions were nothing short of heroic. Loose barges were caught, ships were anchored, and none of this hearty crew had any deaths or injuries. Miraculously, few shipping terminals were affected - in fact, they were used as emergency response centers (although a funny - the shed with frozen chicken wasn't smelling too good!). They welcomed the Coast Guard and Navy crews and provided places to land helicopters and refuel them. Heck, they even found a shipment of beds! Two weeks later, the Port opened for ships, business, and commerce.

The only problem they had - and still have - is that the storm ruined so many homes they can't find any skilled labor to work the docks, handle the ropes, and move the cargo. They can't find experienced truckers because FEMA gave them twice the money to haul crap out of the city. But they are still in business with quite a few ships per week, although certainly not like a year ago.

I'm going to stop before drawing the conclusion that you're talking about a specific kind of person who stayed behind - since many watermen (and women) did and were perfectly fine, and didn't need any government hand-outs.

Make you feel a little squirmy inside, eh?

Everett said...

Well after reading the "rant" by Mr Carlin again, it does seem to be slanted toward a particular group of people, although when I read it, in my minds eye, I really didn't put ANY color of the theives and thugs in there. I know I'll be sorry I said this next thing, but what came to mind for me, was a group of people who came here from the south of Europe! That comes from living where the bad boys were almost always of Italian or Irish(me) descent, for 67 years I guess. Anyway, he didn't say it was Everybody doing it, and I'm glad you pointed out the ones who were and are on the other end of the spectrum.

Anonymous said...

200 billion dollars. That is roughly 800$ from every American that will go to rebuild NO.

The only good thing that has come out of this tradgety is that all Americans finally realize that when the big one hits, whether it be an act of god, bird flu or a terrorist attack, our government will be unable to deal with it. Hopefully this will encourage families to have a plan in case of a calamity that hits close to home.
I cannot trust "Brownie" or some other cronie to care for my family.