Monday, June 30, 2008

Why is it

This shit is just too good to pass up. Hope things turn out well for the victims.

Just wondering...

Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?

Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn't solved the problem? Asking where the FEMA trucks (and trailers) are?

Why isn't the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels in Chicago?

When will Spike Lee say that the Federal Government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?

Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?

Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and big screen television sets?

When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a 'vanilla' Iowa, because that's the way God wants it?

Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of cannibalism?

Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural people?

How come in 2 weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again?

11 Comments:

At 2:59 PM, Blogger PokahDave said...

Spot on...Don...
It doesn't fit the liberal medias agenda this time....

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Fuel55 said...

There in a nutshell is the essence of the American media, Sir.

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger Easycure said...

Because the hooker to jazz musician ratio in Iowa is way off!

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger OhCaptain said...

One thing you will miss with disasters in the midwest is a steady stream of people bitching about not getting any help. I live here in Minnesota, we got hit pretty hard by flooding. Rather then bitching about it, we here tend to just go ahead and fix it. No sense in waiting for some moron in DC tell us or give us money. We are just about done rebuilding the bridge that collapsed. Most people just don't understand the values up here. Seriously, people just roll up there sleeves and get it done. Bitching just wastes time.

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

1) Whatever Whitey!

2) PokahDave, are there no conservative media outlets, and if there are, how is their coverage?

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger WindBreak247 said...

Thanks for posting this, Don. Got this in my inbox last week and had a good reflection on it as a central Iowan, but its good to see that it can even hit home with those outside of the state.

No bitching and moaning, here. People are just cleaning up their shit and moving on with life.

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Iak said...

yeah your points are well taken D, but the emphasis shouldnt be that the outcry over Katrina was wrong [a major American city was levelled and the richest country in the history of the world did a piss poor job in dealing with it - the citizenry was right to be outraged about it], but instead that the absence of outcry over the MidWest was inexcusable.

MidWesterners are tough folk, but they shouldn't have to be that tough. They pay federal taxed just like Lousianans (?sp) and have a right to better service from their government than this.

And I don't know if W hates anyone, but he's no friend to the poor and middle class, regardless of what color they are, as far as I can tell.

End Rant.

Hope you're well, I will def be in Vegas Oct 23-26 for a conference. See you soon, bro.

 
At 12:25 AM, Blogger Gnome said...

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At 12:30 AM, Blogger Gnome said...

Flood deaths:
Iowa: Not many. I could find eight killed in related storms, (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/06/08/severe.weather/), and zero in Iowa itself (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_flood_of_2008)
Katrina: 1,836, with another 705 missing, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina
That's the difference.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_fallacy

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger PokahDave said...

The Katrina disaster was as bad as it was because of politics. The governors unwillingness to ask for help...which is the protocol for natural disasters. She didn't even ask for help as the disaster played itself out on the major news outlets. This is fact...not fiction or favoring political parties. The governor and the mayor should shoulder most of the blame.....but has never and will never happen...

 

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