Urbin Report

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A telling difference

TigerHawk points out a key difference between blue New Orleans and Red Iowa:

The flooding in eastern Iowa has reached the point of catastrophe.” But there’s a difference. “In Iowa there is a 500 year flood, but the people are not paralyzed, whining, or looting. There will be no massive relief effort from around the world, and nobody will step up to help Iowans except for other Iowans. Yet years from now, there will be no Iowans still in FEMA camps.


The Cassandra Page has a good list of differences
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* No one is trapped in a convention center or other public building.

* Evacuations were not delayed by incompetent local officials.

* Instead of looting, the citizens are volunteering to provide sandbags and protect their homes and cities.

* We see no corrupt politicians on TV crying about invented stories.

* We don't see corrupt politicians trying to blame the President.

* We don't yet see MSM/DNC outlets coaching guests to be angry (give that one some time - the crisis is still young).

* We have not seen parking lots full of buses that could have been used to evacuate the victims.

* We don't hear cries of racism or conspiracy theories.

* We have not yet seen celebrities making a big show of doing nothing.

* We have not yet seen Senators making a big show of doing nothing.

* We have not yet seen reporters making a big show of doing nothing.

* We have not seen local officials more concerned with the racial make-up of their city than solving the problem.

Go read the whole thing.