10 thoughts on “Hurricane Rita”

  1. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Turned into a category 4 during the day.

  2. Jonas Rabbe says:

    It is now a category 5 and appearantly a ferocious one. Glad I’m not in its path.

  3. Joen says:

    I read somewhere that that means wind speeds at 250+km/h. Pretty crazy.

    Some scary stuff. Let’s hope it doesn’t tear things up too badly.

  4. I’ll never understand it either. Though, after the last two elections, one can only get the impression they are illusory, anyway. We are witnessing the death of democracy, and the rise of a new form of tecno-tyranny meant to subjugate an educated (relatively speaking) and armed citizenry. Anyway….back to graphic design! (heh)

  5. AkaXakA says:

    What I don’t understand is how they’ve let the evacuation become a free-for-all venture.

    It seems the world is never safe from idiots.

  6. Blake says:

    I agree with you and your concerns about Global Warning, but a stab at Bush at the same time… Come on! It’s interesting how even when some people are at their lowest that spectators still try to overshadow all the positive contributions that have been made.

    There is enough negatively in the world. Plus it’s insulting to make a post about the hurricane(s) and then blow it off with a political jab.

    AkaXakA:

    I encourage you to trying a mass exodus from a city and see how orderly it is. People could have been better prepared, but we all know hindsight is 20/20.

    Nothing is easy about evacuating over 2 million people. Then on top of that some people were forced to evacuate a second time for Rita.

    New Orleans was unlike any city in the world. It is often called a different country within the States. The old New Orleans will be forever missed. It’s terrible what has happen… no matter what country the event took place or who’s running it.

  7. Joen says:

    Blake,

    I’ve been down with a cold since Tuesday. Hence my lack of response. I usually always respond serious comments like these, as fast as possible in hopes you might actually read it.

    It is no secret that I’m a fierce opponent of George W. Bush as president. I truly honestly think he’s one of the worst thing to happen to the U.S. in recent history. So when you mention “try to overshadow all the positive contributions that have been made”, I’m having a hard time pinpointing what you’re talking about.

    Bush didn’t handle Katrina very well. It was my sincere intention to take a strong jab at him.

    That, is why I took a stab at Bush.

  8. Blake says:

    Hope you are feeling better…

    I don?t really have an issue with your opposition to Bush. That?s a perfectly valid opinion about him and his performance. I was just a little irriated about the context of the jab. Those hurricanes had an impact that probably won?t be fully understood for another decade. Lives were destroyed. It was upsetting that the subject of the event was used to as a vehicle to jab Bush. Plus, your concerns and sorrow in regards to the events was overshadowed by your opinion of the President.

    I just felt like if you were going to post about the hurricane a little more concern about the actual event and how people were doing was in order.

  9. Joen says:

    Well, that’s a good point. Anger doesn’t help in situations like these.

    To exlain a little; I do not agree completely that my opinion of the president overshadowed my concern with the actual situation. Such is the problem with comments and blog posts – there are many things left unsaid – this leads to misunderstandings that would’ve been avoided in real conversations.

    Fact is, the series of events in New Orleans got my blood boiling. Vigilantes and gangs raping and looting. Shooting at rescue helicopters! I can’t even find words to express my anger at that!

    The way Bush handled the situation, decreasing flood protection funding and going on vacation is … so mindbogglingly infuriating that I actually find him and his governance of the country to be an integral part of the problem.

    Sorry if I’ve offended victims of the disaster, such was not my intention. I was instead, trying to stand up for them, just a little bit.

  10. Blake says:

    Case in point about Vigilantes:

    Cops Stealing

    This is what makes my blood boil.

    Or for example, I live in Dallas,Tx and my girlfriend’s mother works for a church. The city has been assigning displaced families 6 months free rent in local apartments. The churches help furnish the apartments and help satisfy needs of the families. Their first case was a women with 2 children approx. 11 yrs of age. She was assigned a 2 bedroom for a family of 3. Sounds reasonable for children to share a room. She refused to take a 2 bedroom because her children couldn’t get along…

    Because they refused the 2 bedroom the city (actually Plano, TX) dropped her from the program. I have little sympathy for people who can’t openly accept the gifts of others. Now the women is left trying to figure out what to do o her own. She could have even accepted the 2 bedroom while she looked for alternatives.

    Ignorant greedy people. It’s actually sad what expectations some people have in this world. She should be thankful people are even trying to help.

    No hard feelings about your post by the way… I think people understand your point of view.

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