Friday, September 02, 2005

"I'm kinda hangin' loose"-Bush... ok, but shouldn't this guy be hangin' on a noose by now? You be the judge...

Hi people,

I'm usually not one to pass on these forwards I get, but our Government (or lack thereof) has really gone too far (or too short) with this Hurricane Katrina thing. If you've been to N'Orleans as I have, you know what a jewel within these United (Red) States it is, but it seems like the obvious place for Bush to ignore in times of need. The place descended into anarchy yesterday with looting, rioting, dead bodies strewn along the streets, babies in gutters, rapes in the open, and law enforcement turning in their badges saying "go to hell-it's every man for himself". One man put it best by saying "I don't treat my dog like (this), you (Bush) can do everything for other countries, but you can't do nothing for your own people. You can go overseas with the military, but you can't get them down here."

Isn't this the logical result of the last 2 elections, a bulls__t war (that Bush has now stated a brand new reason for continuing) and a lame response to the Tsunami a year ago? It's a national disgrace, that's what it is, so when is enough enough? If the GOP can drive Clinton out of office (and now Bush asks him to lead the relief effort with Bubba's buddy daddy Bush Sr.-another story alltogether) for getting his knob slobbed-on, where are the calls for Bush's impeachment for blowing off his own people? The economy is (hush hush) slipping once again into recession (did it ever slip out of it?), gas prices are 3 times what they were a few years ago, and PEOPLE ARE DYING.

I saw a manaquin upside-down in a trash can the other day here in NYC, and nearbye was a guy sleeping inside an empty trash can (that was on its side)... is it good that people just walk on by these days when they see such obvious symbols of our country in shambles...? "Oh, it's his fault that he (the can man) is in such a bad way" one might say, well I suppose then it's the manaquin's fault too...? Same difference?

Ok, back to New Orleans and the stat(utory rap)e of our nation. One seafood merchant there summed it up best when he said "Give us some vehicles and we'll get ourselves out of here". Bush wants us to do things ourselves without government involvement, right? Well, suffice to say, this seems like a prime example where he's dead wrong. I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but historically, revolutions have needed the rich to gather the grumbling and crumbling masses to proceed (as the poor are working too damn hard and just plain don't have the necessary resources), so if our government can't help our own people, and we can't turn a corrupt and inept government out apparently, why don't the rich amongst us show Bush how to lead, and start by aiding thy neighbor in New Orleans... Answer me that.

... I wasn't planning on writing all of the above, but it's been a bunch o' months since I threw such thoughts into anything but songs. Perhaps I'll start up my blog again... (If you liked my riotous rant above, please feel free to check out some old bloggings of mine at www.rollomanhattan.blogspot.com. I get like 200 hits a week there somehow without doing a damn thing, so maybe I'm onto something, I dunno, maybe not. In any case, read Michael Moore's letter below, and pass it along if you agree with it. Go ahead and pass along my extended blurb as well if you think it'll help the desparate situation our country is in.

Stay cool,
Alex Emanuel (aka Rollo Manhattan)


Dear Mr. Bush:

Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.

Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her!

I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?

And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ!

On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that.

There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.

No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!

You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit.

Yours,

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
www.MichaelMoore.com

P.S. That annoying mother, Cindy Sheehan, is no longer at your ranch. She and dozens of other relatives of the Iraqi War dead are now driving across the country, stopping in many cities along the way. Maybe you can catch up with them before they get to DC on September 21st.

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