It's been a little while since I've posted to our list. I guess I've been
busy. With what? You might ask. Well...
Since traveling around the world and writing about it (which you know
I've been trying to save it again:
Recently my fevered brain decided that a cookbook recipe was the best way to
tell the story of Katrina and I wanted to share it with you. So here ya go.
Please leave a comment at the site:
and forward to friends & family if you find it worthy.
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
Katrina a la Bush Ingredients
1 - Great American City
1 - Category-4 Hurricane
1 - President on vacation
1 - Grover Norquist bathtub
Take one great American city. Place in Grover Norquist's
Slowly stir in 2 & 1/2 centuries of racism and
while defunding basic infrastructure. Ignore repeated
calls<http://www.alternet.org/story/25227/>to reinforce protective
levees. Let sit until conditions ripen.
Separate out 35% <http://www.alternet.org/story/24923/> of the Louisiana
National Guard and
high-water Humvees. Box up in C-130 military transport and send to
They will not be used.
With a large blunt knife, cut FEMA by
Grease cookie jar with political
replacing FEMA director<http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/2/34622/68348>with
the ex-Commissioner of the International Arabian Horses Association.
In a separate bowl, relax regulation of nearby waste dumps.
Tenderize levee system by cutting
funding<http://www.factcheck.org/article344.html>for the US Army Corp
Finally, whip up a category-4 Hurricane. Add unusual ferocity by neglecting
combine with remaining ingredients into a toxic stew.
Let soak until hundreds are dead.
This may take several days <http://thinkprogress.org/katrina-timeline/>.
While standing around, play guitar
sleep <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9287434/site/newsweek/>, cut birthday
clear brush on vacation estate. During this time keep everyone else
Salt to taste with excuses <http://www.alternet.org/story/25227/> and cavalier
comments <http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=20080>. Serve to
leery public, as poll numbers
If clean-up proves difficult and expensive (especially, if it proves
expensive), consider using products from
well known brands <http://www.alternet.org/story/25355>.
Sweep left-overs under
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