Thursday, September 15, 2005

FEMA Round-Up

Now that Drownie has gone whining to the papers about how it was all Kathleen Blanco's fault we thought it would be okay to provide a small sampling of the utterly moronic choices made by FEMA during the last two weeks:

FEMA won't accept Amtrak's help in evacuations
FEMA turns away experienced firefighters
FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks
FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel
FEMA won't let Red Cross deliver food
FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans
FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid
FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board
FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck
FEMA turns away generators
FEMA: "First Responders Urged Not To Respond"
(That last one is a direct quote from the FEMA website.)

What's your favorite FEMA f-up? Mine's still the bit about the firefighters who responded with heavy rescue gear, and were sent, by FEMA, to a sex-ed class in Atlanta. But preventing the Red Cross from delivering food is a pretty close second. How do you think that conversation went?

Red Cross: Here we are with the food!

FEMA: Uh, no thanks.

Red Cross: But people are hungry.

FEMA: Hey! You telling me how to do my job?

Close third would be FEMA failing to notice that 25,000 people were holed up with no food and water for three days, though it was reported by the media. Wonder how that happened? It's like when I tell my kid to do her homework, and three days later she's still on the computer looking at clothing and Harry Potter sites.

Anyway, Drownie, good luck with the finger-pointing. You're doing a heck of a job. As usual.