Stuck on Stupid
I really like the phrase 'stuck on stupid' uttered by General Honore' to reporters but it can used for others who don't quite get it.
Take for instance, the New Orleans police department, while I am sure that many of the officers did their duty, there were many others who didn't. This police department was known before Hurricane Katrina for such things as having police officers arrested for rape and other crimes against the people they are sworn to protect.
An investigation is being held for those police offers accused of looting. Oh wait did I say looting? Must be a mistake for according to the New Orleans police department, it's "the possibility of appropriation of non-essential items during the height of Katrina, from businesses." . Sounds a whole lot better that way!!
Another gem. Some rabbis, Al Qaeda, and this jackass State Sen. Hank Erwin of Montevallo, Ala. who had this to say: "gambling, sin and wickedness" brought God's wrath and inflicted devastation upon Mississippi. Erwin goes on to say that those in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans and those in Bayou La Batre Alabama were just 'in the way'>
And let's not leave off this one!!
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan suggested the devastation caused by Katrina was divine punishment for the violence America had inflicted on Iraq.WDSU
So the 500,000 people of New Orleans and the 400,000 people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are being punished by God for wickedness, gambling, sin, and the Iraq war!!! Damn, and I just thought it was the vagaries of nature.
(Clarifiaction: In the article about Erwin's quote, it also stated that some rabbis have said Hurricane Katrina was the result of the Israeli pullout from Gaza)