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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/4/2005 12:01:02 PM EDT
2 States, 22 Observations

Things I have noticed while watching media coverage of the recent hurricanes:

1
Texas: Productive industrious state run by Republicans

Louisiana: Government dependent welfare state run by Democrats

2
Texas: Residents take responsibility to protect and evacuate themselves

Louisiana: Residents wait for government to protect and evacuate them

3
Texas: Local and state officials take responsibility for protecting their citizens and property

Louisiana: Local and state officials blame federal government for not protecting their citizens and property

4
Texas: Command and control remains in place to preserve order

Louisiana: Command and control collapses allowing lawlessness

5
Texas: Law enforcement officers remain on duty to protect city

Louisiana: Law enforcement officers desert their posts to protect themselves

6
Texas: Local police watch for looting

Louisiana: Local police participate in looting

7
Texas: Law and order remains in control, 8 looters tried it, 8 looters arrested

Louisiana: Anarchy and lawlessness breaks out, looters take over city, no arrests, criminals with guns have to be shot by federal troops

8
Texas: Considerable damage caused by hurricane

Louisiana: Considerable damage caused by looters

9
Texas: Flood barriers hold preventing cities from flooding

Louisiana: Flood barriers fail due to lack of maintenance allowing city to flood

10
Texas: Orderly evacuation away from threatened areas, few remain

Louisiana: 25,000 fail to evacuate, are relocated to another flooded area

11
Texas: Citizens evacuate with personal 3 day supply of food and water

Louisiana: Citizens fail to evacuate with 3 day supply of food and water, do without it for the next 4 days

12
Texas: FEMA brings in tons of food and water for evacuees. State officials provide accessible distribution points

Louisiana: FEMA brings in tons of food and water for evacuees. State officials prevent citizens from reaching distribution points and vice versa

13
Texas: Media cannot find poor blacks in need of assistance, looking for something else to blame on Bush

Louisiana: Media focuses on poor blacks in need of assistance, blames Bush

14
Texas: Coastal cities suffer some infrastructure damage, Mayors tell residents to stay away until ready for repopulation, no interference from federal officials

Louisiana: New Orleans is destroyed, Mayor asks residents to return home as another hurricane approaches, has to be overruled by federal officials


15
Texas: 24 killed in bus accident on highway during evacuation, small number of storm related deaths

Louisiana: Over 400 killed by storm, flooding and crime

16
Texas: Jailed prisoners are relocated to other detention facilities outside the storm area

Louisiana: Jailed prisoners are set free to prey on city shops, residents, and homes

17
Texas: Local and state officials work with FEMA and Red Cross in recovery operations

Louisiana: Local and state officials obstruct FEMA and Red Cross from aiding in recovery operations

18
Texas: Local and state officials demonstrate leadership in managing disaster areas

Louisiana: Local and state officials fail to demonstrate leadership, require federal government to manage disaster areas


19
Texas: Fuel deliveries can't keep up with demand, some run out of gas on highway, need help from fuel tankers before storm arrives

Louisiana: Motorists wait till storm hits and electrical power fails. Cars run out of gas at gas stations that can't pump gas. Gas in underground tanks mixes with flood waters

20
Texas: Mayors move citizens out of danger

Louisiana: Mayor moves himself and family to Dallas

21
Texas: Mayors continue public service announcements and updates on television with Governor's backing and support

Louisiana: Mayor cusses, governor cries, senator threatens president with violence on television, none of them have a clue what went wrong or who is responsible

22
Texas: Republican Senator says "when you call 911, the phone doesn't ring in Washington, it rings here at the local responders"

Louisiana: Democratic Senator says FEMA was slow in responding to 911 calls from Louisiana citizens

Your milage may vary.



Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:03:30 PM EDT
Every bit as good as it was yesterday.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:04:04 PM EDT
And two weeks ago.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:04:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:
Every bit as good as it was yesterday.




hahahahahaha......ahhhhh shit, not again.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:06:38 PM EDT


Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:08:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
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Classic.

Where's that "Seal of the Democratic Party" thingy?

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:15:47 PM EDT
It is because Bush has family in TX. So, obviously he wouldn't make as strong of a hurricane, I thought everybody knew that.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:22:45 PM EDT
So true.

You missed the one about how the people in my f'd up state will continue to vote Democrat because that is what their daddy did. Idiots.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:24:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 12:24:23 PM EDT by Alien]

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
5
Texas: Law enforcement officers remain on duty to protect city

Louisiana: Law enforcement officers desert their posts to protect themselves

10
Texas: Orderly evacuation away from threatened areas, few remain

Louisiana: 25,000 fail to evacuate, are relocated to another flooded area



Actually those 2 are kinda wrong. The law enforcement officers that deserted only existed on paper so corrupt cops could cash their checks. That's actually a worse problem.

Also, probably half the people still remained in Houston and other areas, at least according to a figure I read somewhere in a news report.
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