Thursday, September 08, 2005

Katrina must be someone's fault!

...But Byron York doesn't think most people are willing to put all the blame on George W. Bush's doorstep.

If the issue wasn't so serious, it would be almost comical the way different extreme fringes try to assign blame. Pat Robertson's people are probably trying to explain how God sent the hurricane to wipe out the harlots and homosexuals in New Orleans. And the Fahrenheit 9/11 crowd says the warm currents caused by Bush's refusal to sign the Kyoto treaty are the reason the devastating storm decimated the Gulf Coast.

These are both good cases of oxygen theft -- oxygen that might be better used by rescue workers who are on the scene actually trying to help. A buddy of mine, who joined the Army Reserve shortly after I shipped to Basic and only recently returned from a lengthy tour in Iraq called while I was having dinner the other night. He said he's volunteering to go down with a detailed unit to the affected area to help out for 30-60 days.

Firefighters have been collecting donations on the highways here, and last I heard, they'd come up with $70,000 in drive-by donations.

Kanye West, Pat Robertson, Fred Phelps, and everyone using this as a political springboard, please follow these instructions carefully:

Shut the hell up.