Saturday, February 11, 2006

Bright Lights, Moving Objects and Loud Noises

Perhaps I was a cat in a former life. I am easily distracted by bright lights, moving objects and loud noises. If you watched the opening of the Olympics last night you saw some things that definitely caught my eye. Yep, lots of bright lights and a fair bit of moving objects.

The loud noises came yesterday at the hearings regarding the canine intercourse hurricane/flood response in New Orleans. Brownie was the prime target and Senator Coleman tried to take him down. Both Brownie and Coleman used the phrase "“balls to the wall"”. (tsk tsk) I mean it got testy between the two men. I fully expected Brownie to ask Coleman if he wanted to step outside and settle this with some old fashioned fisticuffs. Coleman used the excuse that his time was up to end the pissing match. Of course neither of them would actually enter into a physical fight because doing so might mess up their hair and clothes. Speaking of hair, was I the only one who kept staring at that little swatch of Brownie'’s hair that was out of place? Probably.

Seems to me that the entire group, from the mayor of NO to the President of the United States, have formed a circular firing squad and they fire at random while blindfolded. When asked who dropped the ball? They all fire at the most distant target.

The problem is that I'’m not sure if the whole thing happened again tomorrow the response would be any different. Seems there has been more focus on blame than desire to get it right next time. Sadly next time could be here real soon. Hurricane season is not that far off and with it comes streaks of bright lightening, swiftly moving objects and scary as hell loud noises.


Blogger MadMustard said...

PoP, I was watching CNN last night and they mentioned that there are some 11,000 mobile homes located in Arkansas that was supposed to house Katrina evacuees that are still not being used. FEMA is paying $25,000/month for storage. FEMA says that their regulations prevent them from moving the homes to a flood plain! That’s your tax money at work and it’s hard work.

Five months after Katrina, they are still clueless. It sure looks like that Brownie’s incompetence is just the ‘feeder bands’ of a much bigger storm. Hold on tight for next hurricane season. As Colorado Bob would say, tighten your chinstrap.

February 11, 2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous ds said...

Mad, I saw that report. They're also too big to place in driveways so no one wants them. What was the person who ordered them thinking???

It amazes me that no one seems to care. Iraqi elections didn't turn out as Bush wanted, so he just stops talking about Iraq and no one questions it. Areas affected by Katrina are still a mess, but no more photo ops or 24/7 news coverage, so no one questions it. How in the heck can people be so easily distracted from the obvious truth so many times?

February 11, 2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger Bowman C said...

News is by definition new. Once it has happened it is no longer news. The dumbing down of our society results in short attention spans and a need to move on to the next big thing. It is a Slash & Burn mentality. Once we have rendered an area or concept unusable it is time to move on to new ground. So it should come as no suprise that we forget about NO or the rest of the Gulf Coast when we are looking forward to the next big disaster. Breaking news it is supposed to snow in New England in February. So the stores will run out of milk, eggs and bread. What does this tell me? Tomorrow everyone will be having French Toast.

February 11, 2006 3:11 PM  
Anonymous mary said...

Firing at random while blindfolded - that about sums up the entire Bush regime. I was just counting the months before hurricane season returns and it's really not that far off, for sure.

February 11, 2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger Walt said...

Maybe if the President will give us some of his Magic Invisible Elephant Repellent, we can prevent hurricanes this year.

February 11, 2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger MadMustard said...

PoP, I found this picture at Erudite Redneck's blog and thought of the Morning Martini place.

Take a look at what ER has on his table by the recliner.

February 12, 2006 9:44 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Mad Mustard, it's a thing of beauty with the most unlikely surroundings. LOL

Thanks for the link. :)

February 12, 2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger Auntie Roo said...

Looks like Darth Cheney had that blindfold on while he was quail hunting. ;)

February 12, 2006 9:10 PM  

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