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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:42 AM

1. there was no looting and robbery in Katrina, nor is there any in NY


the article loses me when they use rightwing talking points proven 100% untrue in Katrina
to further their supposed leftwing talking points above.
The writer of this excels at that. Making him indistinguisable from the most rightwing of rightwing writers.

it provides menacing images, alas that don't exist.

There comes a point when property beyond repair does need to be torn down and the land cleaned and made safe from toxins, after which new can be rebuilt.

Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity would not be able to build on condemmed land.
And the sooner it happens, the sooner it can be rebuilt.
With winter fast approaching, waiting too long will only mean waiting for spring when it thaws if it is a bad winter.

Temporary shelter is meant for just that. Temporary.

btw, Katrina was an ethnic cleansing, and really it belittles what happened there to attempt to use Katrina's coattails for other events.

Mother nature will have more storms.

The irony is New Jersey did it right this time. And you gotta give kudos to the wrong party governor in NJ for doing a helleva lot better than the correct party gov. of NY who was a dismal failure, wasn't Andrew? Hate to say it, but it's true.
NJ will be rebuilt by summer. And the same people will enhabit the rebuilding as were there before.

so negatory on the writer of that op-ed(Hodges). The more I read his work, the less I want to read anything further from him. Sad to say, but then of course that is how he makes his living.
Just like the same opposite view types on the right do. It's his angle. But it's still a hit job
either way.

(by the way-I always wondered because this is what people did in our neck of NJ when Sandy left us dark and without food or water for more than a week-why don't those in those areas provide a room in their own house for a family each. Those with generators did just that in our little town. If you have x number of displaced people, all you need is x number of people who can share a room or floor of their home til people are back on their feet. Just a suggestion.And in the area.
One of the horrors of Katrina was the forced removal of Blacks at gunpoint into helicopters or planes, in the dead of night to a distance of thousand miles north. Removing from a warm climate to an extreme cold climate.
When there was dry land just feet away from wet land in New Orleans and other towns.
(just across Danzinger bridge for one. All it took was to get across that bridge.)

the more I think about it- it Really irks me that Hodges above is piggybacking off of one of the most disgusting events in our nation's history since slavery (Katrina's cleansing & Danzinger Bridge),to write his article filled with horror word images that well, are just not true. Hodges is better than a hatchet job I thought.

and that's the rest of the story. (IMHO).

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