Friday, September 02, 2005

See ya later alligator

A picture to warm the hearts of New Orleans school kids wherever they may happen to be huddled.

Leave it to the government sector to abandon their infrastructure and equipment unprotected. They don't own these buses. Some ill-defined collective called "the public" owns them. This is the same flock of sheep who will dutifully fork over their hard earned dough to buy new ones when everybody finally comes back home from the big party in the Astrodome. No will ask why. They'll just pay, lest they be branded un-compassionate and selfish.

Do you think maybe these buses could've been used to evacuate citizens from the city? They sure look pretty lonely out there half covered in sewer water.

What a beautiful sight to behold for any school kid in September, when their local educational gulag has been closed by Mother Nature and the yellow prisoner transports are rotting in the blazing Louisiana sun.

24 comments:

Sinister Steve said...

What stumped me was these big ships the Navy sent to NO to act as hospitals and what not. They left from Virginia and took 3-4 days to get there. Why were these ships not moved down to Tampa a few days prior?

Maybe there is a rational answer but they at least could have moved them to Jacksonville or Miami and saved a day or two.

Audie said...

HA! Great post, beamis.

Anonymous said...

Most school buses in this country are owned and operated by transportation contractors, not school boards. What would you have them do beamis? Put them in the superdome? You and seemingly all six of your readers are really some fine Monday morning quarterbacks. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

So admiral shitbird steve wants to follow all hurricanes in the gulf with a fleet of hospital ships. What an asshole.

beamis said...

Sounds like the government apologist a-hole is back with a vengance. Glad that you can so easily excuse incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Glad you can so easily exemplify it.

Sinister Steve said...

Didn't know that Jacksonville or Miami got adverse weather. Must have missed that one.

Audie said...

AA can only think of two options for dealing with a wealth of transportation assets in the path of a cat-5 hurricane: Put 'em in the Superdome, or leave 'em sit. Pretty funny.

Here's a suggestion: Put your drivers (or any drivers) in the front seats, and offer to haul thousands of people out of the path of the storm -- people who had no other means out -- and head north (or west, or east). You're goin' that way anyway (unless you're stupid) -- might as well get some monstrous goodwill out of the effort. Or request a pay-what-you-can sliding scale and maybe even break even.

We're only being Monday morning quarterbacks cuz we can't believe no one down there thought of it and carried through with it. We didn't know "transportation contractors" were all as stupid as Mr. A.

Anonymous said...

"Didn't know that Jacksonville or Miami got adverse weather. Must have missed that one."

Hurricane Katrina lumbered ashore Thursday evening with punishing winds and torrential rain in densely populated southeast Florida, leaving at least two people dead and more than 1 million without electricity.

Adverse enough for you Stumped Steve? Must have missed that one indeed!

Anonymous said...

"Here's a suggestion: Put your drivers (or any drivers) in the front seats, and offer to haul..."

Audrey are you suggesting that the government steal private property for the so called greater good? Tsk, tsk, Beavis gonna get mad at you.

"You're goin' that way anyway (unless you're stupid)"

Are you also suggesting that the dumbasses caught up in that mess might actually be somewhat responsible for thier own fate? Now your talkin!

Face it, you're only being Monday morning quarterbacks because you spent Sunday flappin your traps about how big brother ruined your life on Saturday.

Sinister Steve said...

Is Jacksonville in southeast Florida?

Anonymous said...

No admiral, it's up your ass. What a simpering twit.

Devastatin' Dave said...

In honor of Anonymous A-hole's illustrious return to the the comment pages, here's a little free-style, 8-mile smackdown...

Anonymous A-hole chillin' out in Oregon.
With pink, stilletto heels and an itty-bitty skirt on.

Comin' in here all nasty and crude.
Ain't nothin' but a poser with a piss-poor 'tude.

Shouting us down on our thoughts about Katrina.
Dude, put your tu-tu on, you're a prima ballerina.

We'll continue to deliberate even as you're spewing hate.
Your mouth is like a sewer grate and it's sealing your fate.

Keep talkin' your smack like a junkie with a bowl of crack.
You're mind is as whack as the night is black.

Go back to the hippies in the Pacific Northwest.
You? A playa? Surely, you jest.


Peace out!

Anonymous said...

You no likey da pink, D-funk?

Anonymous said...

Look out kids, the Anonymous A-troll is back and looking for a fight wherever she can find one (the husband no give no dick).

Devastatin' Dave said...

I likey the pink, but only on chicks.

Max said...

Asshole, assuming that is you because I cannot imagine anyone else being so bloody abrasive -

I have received complaints about you. I have asserted that you are not my responsibility, but your assholeness is nevertheless reflecting badly upon me. Can you try to be just a little nicer, please? Everyone else manages to make their points without throwing personal insults around.

I'll kick your f-ing ass, kid.

Sinister Steve said...

Anonymous,

So I guess what your saying is that we should keep our troops out of the path of danger whenever possible.

Anonymous said...

No sister steve, I'm saying we should keep YOU out of the path of intelligent conversation whenever possible.

Anonymous said...

Monkey Faced Max,I'll try to be just a little nicer. But only because I like you....dike.

Anonymous said...

Deviatin Dave,
The strap on kind? Nice! She makes you sing rap just like a porch monkey I bet.

Sinister Steve said...
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Audie said...

"are you suggesting that the government steal private property for the so called greater good?"

If you own the busses and put drivers in them and send them away, I don't see how that's stealing, or how it involves the government.

"Are you also suggesting that the dumbasses caught up in that mess might actually be somewhat responsible for thier own fate?"

Yep. And sorry that "i before e" rule led you astray in that sentence.

Max said...

Guess what, kids. This anonymous is not the Asshole. I wasn't sure, but I knew Asshole would not go so far as to call ME names, so I asked him.

This is part of Asshole's e-mail to me:

I'm buried with computer difficulties at the moment (finally got DSL out here in the sticks and one of my computers refuses to submit to its configuration...fucker). But I went to your blog tonight and checked in, only to discover that you and others believed that I was creating mischief over at Beamis' blog. I wasn't. You have my word that I'll only post under the a-hole handle. It looks like someone else enjoys beating on Beamis though too.

Promise, promise, promise (besides, I already told you I'd try to be nicer).