Sunday, August 20, 2006

Is filth running this country?

As the world watched in horror, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Like many who watched the unfolding drama on television news, director Spike Lee was shocked not only by the scale of the disaster, but by the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery effort. Lee was moved to document this modern American tragedy, a morality play witnessed by people all around the world. The result is WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS.

The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Acts I and II premiere Monday, August 21 at 9pm (ET/PT), followed by Acts III and IV on Tuesday, August 22 at 9pm on HBO East, HBO Latino and HBO HD. All four acts will be seen Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00 p.m.-midnight), the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
And as if there is need for any more proof that we know that the BUSH goverment has fucked over New Orleans and its people, just read the article in AP.

"Our goal is to get the work done quickly," the president said.

He promised to spend federal money wisely and accountably. And he vowed to address the poverty exposed by the government's inadequate Katrina response "with bold action."

A year after the storm, the federal government has proven slow and unreliable in keeping the president's promises.

I don't think I could have said it any clearer than in this comment by purvis ames at Think Progress:
Hezbollah is handing out twelve thousand dollars apiece to the people who lost their homes in Lebanon. Maybe the idiot Boy Emperor should take a cue from the “terrorists” but he probably thinks that helping out the people of New Orleans is equivalent to supporting al Qaeda. What kind of filth is running this country?
Spike Lee will be on "This Week with George Stephanopolus."

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