What has changed in five years since Katrina?

August 27, 2010

People are still free to ask stupid questions. And they do. One Facebook rant included a list of stupid Katrina questions that I appreciated, recently. Stupid questions Katrina peeps endure-rant went something like this……”Why didn’t you evacuate?”, “Is New Orleans still under water?”. Stupid questions people ask, but none worse than,

“Why did you (See August 28th’s post)?” I’m still angry at that statement. This didn’t change.

There is a 2006 study of telecommunications failures published by Lafayette University that I revisited today on the net. It was interesting to re-read the problems that the State Patrol and others had during Katrina. I wonder if these issues were ever addressed. I wonder how many telecommunications businesses have been affected, closed up, created, bankrupt, or improved since Katrina? How many radio stations and tv stations are better prepared? Did anything change?

One change: I increased my personal debt by 3,200% and the US National debt increased, too.
http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
The estimated population of the United States is 309,004,608 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $43,264.60.

It appears that the crime rate has gone up, particularly in 2006; as well as the unemployment rate and the price of everything else.

The media hype during Katrina and its immediate aftermath are superseded by media hype of the flaws in the various systems, organizations and entities established to deal with Katrina. That didn’t fix issues brought forth in the 2005 post Katrina media. It’s like the media covers what it wants to cover, but refuses to follow through to the end of the story…..to the resolution. The media stops mid swing more than enough times to sit on the bench. Katrina hype just snowballs into an oil vat. Maybe, these are bad analogies. The media didn’t change.

QUESTION: Do we need Congress to investigate baseball and steroid use? ANSWER: No.

So why are they wasting my time and money? Congress didn’t change.

One thing is certain. Laura Curtis. A self proclaimed, “New Orleanian” who authored, Go golfing, Mr. President got my attention with that piece. While I do not agree with everything she has written in the article, I have to cheer her on with the point she drove home on August 19th.

If you refuse to enact meaningful reform and continue to attack our economy, then on August 29th, go play some golf, Mr. President.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/Go-golfing-Mr-President-101081469.html#ixzz0xpkhBO85

It’s obvious to me that he just can’t play ball.

So what has changed in the five years since Katrina?

Nuthin’ Not one stinkin’, cotton pickin’ thing. Not one.

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