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Journal of No. 118


September 4th, 2005

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In case some asshole, like the FEMA director or the President, mentions that no one could have predicted what the devastation in New Orleans would be like, just shout at them to shut their lying mouths and take a gander at the October 2004 National Geographic.
 
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From:iworshipsatin
Date:September 4th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
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I knew 2 days before NOLA was going to flood. How about you?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:September 4th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Just after the hurricane hit, everything looked relatively okay. As soon as I heard the words "levee breached", I knew it was game over.
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From:sjo
Date:September 5th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
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"Who on earth could have known that Osama bin Laden wanted to attack us by flying planes into buildings? Any official who bothered to read the trellis of pre-9/11 intelligence briefs. Who on earth could have known that an American invasion of Iraq would spawn a brutal insurgency, terrorist recruiting boom and possible civil war? Any official who bothered to read the C.I.A.'s prewar reports.Who on earth could have known that New Orleans's sinking levees were at risk from a strong hurricane? Anybody who bothered to read the endless warnings over the years about the Big Easy's uneasy fishbowl." --Maureen Dowd
From:aaronjv
Date:September 8th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
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The sad thing is, with such a swell of resentment and distrust of science and "smart" people (who analyze observations instead of waiting for revelation), more of this is going to happen.

Which means, more people are going to turn to God, because it seems like they cannot control their lives, nor see any human control in their lives (because they don't know how to look).

So godly people will turn to god when disasters of their own creation occur.

In the end, I try to comfort myself in knowing that we fucked ourselves over.

Granted, even if Nyawlins got all the money it needed to shore up its hurrican defenses, it might not have been able to withstand Katrina, but until the levee broke, it seemed battered but not destroyed.

I can't see how we're going to get out of Iraq with a happy ending, and now with this, that pretty much wraps it up for America under the Bush administration. I had thought we could last about 20 more years, but it looks like that's not going to happen. It might be too late even for the next Presidential election.
From:aaronjv
Date:September 8th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)

Proof of my statements

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See?

The more bad things happen, the more they say God did it:

"Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city," said Repent America director Michael Marcavage on the organisation's Web site.

"From 'Girls Gone Wild' to 'Southern Decadence,' New Orleans was a city that had its doors wide open to the public celebration of sin. May it never be the same."

Journal of No. 118