06 September, 2005

mindlessmunkey's non-sabbath sermon of the week!

Hasn't it been absolutely heartwarming to see the overwhelming torrent of compassion and support from the Bush government, in the face of the Hurricane Katrina disaster? I for one was moved almost to tears by the way George Bush himself - just a matter of days after the tragedy struck! - took time off from his precious holiday and musical photo opportunitues to spurt populist rhetoric and sit on his ass while hunderds of thousands of his most profoundly needy citizens clung to life, waste deep in sewage. And wasn't it inspiring to see token-black-right-wing-cunt Condoleeza Rice putting three cans of food in a polstyrene box? No matter how many times the media replays that twelve seconds of footage, it still raises a lump in my throat. The Bush Administration has once again shown its true Christian™ heart:

Here are some interesting facts:

67% of the population of New Orleans are of African-American descent.
27% of the population of New Orleans live below the poverty line.
Most of the city of New Orleans lies below sea level.
The levees protecting New Orleans are designed to withstand a Category 3 storm. Katrina was a Category 5 storm.
The Bush Administration's budget for maintenance of the levees around New Orleans is $10.4 million.
The Bush Administration has to date spent somewhere between $90-200 billion on the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.
The order to evacuate New Orleans was given less than 24 hours before Katrina reached the city.
An estimated 134,000 residents were unable to evacuate, as they had no means of transport.
It took US troops 3-4 days to respond to the disaster, and begin any aid effort.
At least 150,000 US troops are currently occupying Iraq.
The County of Orleans voted for John Kerry in the 2004 election, by a margin of 78% to 22%.

One can only wonder... if more of those folk had taken a leaf out of Condy Rice's book and given up their souls to become pleasingly-groomed, reassuringly Right-eous members of the USA's Christian Taliban - instead of wasting their lives in squalor and poverty - just maybe they wouldn't have incurred God's wrath, and this wouldn't have happened. After all, America is the land of opportunity, and God helps those who help themselves!




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