I've been looking off and on at the news coverage of the landfall of Irene throughout the day. And, I agree with who previously commented, "Shep Smith can be THE most irritating anchor on any network, with the possible exception of Wolf Blitzer. And EVERYONE on MSNBC."
The thing that has been bugging me over the last several days in the run-up to disaster (or not) is that I have heard at least seven million times "This will be no Katrina," or "This is not like Katrina," or some such reference to the thing that wouldn't leave.
Of course it's not!
What folks often forget is that Katrina did very little damage to New Orleans proper...oh yeah...it blew away many towns on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (including Shep Smith's hometown of Waveland)...but The Crescent City was only hit with some strong winds, and heavy rains. Sure, there was damage, but the real problem was Dick Cheney.
Things are different now. Dick Cheney is no longer Vice President. So, he has no access to high speed watercraft that he can use to set dynamite charges, and then laugh with evil excitement as he pushes down the plunger, and blows bigass holes in levees...flooding ONLY the black neighborhoods.
So, y'all black folks in the path will be just fine.
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