Saturday, January 31, 2009

I bet it's because they're mostly white

or that they voted for McCain as the reason The Enlightened one is letting citizens in Kentucky suffer and die in the aftermath of a huge ice storm.

You remember, the One that ripped Bush for having FEMA and the Navy on the back side of Katrina?
This is what they're reporting about Mr. Omnipotent from the source:

Local officials were growing angry with what they said was a lack of help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Grayson County, about 80 miles southwest of Louisville, Emergency Management Director Randell Smith said the 25 National Guardsmen who have responded have no chain saws to clear fallen trees.

"We've got people out in some areas we haven't even visited yet," Smith said. "We don't even know that they're alive."

Smith said FEMA has been a no-show so far.

"I'm not saying we can't handle it; we'll handle it," Smith said. "But it would have made life a lot easier" if FEMA had reached the county sooner, he said.

But hey, help is on the way...
FEMA spokeswoman Mary Hudak said some FEMA personnel already are in Kentucky working in the state's emergency operations center and that more will be arriving in coming days. Hudak said FEMA also has shipped to 50 to 100 generators to the state to supply electricity to facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, and water treatment plants.

Hudak said travel is still dangerous in some areas and communications are limited.

"We have plenty of folks ready to go, but there are some limitations with roads closed and icy conditions," she said.

Yep, those 50-100 gensets are going to make a huge dent in an ENTIRE state.
Not that you'd know, your boss being from Hawaii and needing his 80+ degree thermostat setting, but they have these things called snowcats that are designed for those kind of conditions.

Oh, wait!
That was last week when High Priest AlGore was in D.C. shilling his AGW scam, and we don't want to ruin it by actually responding to a deep freeze catastrophe, do we?

H/T to The Jawa

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