September 07, 2005

The New Orwellian Times

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This report just in from The New Orwellian Times:

The delay in French Quarter rescue efforts was blamed on difficulties in establishing whether restaurants there had been serving "freedom fries" or French fries prior to the hurricane.

"Many of the owners and chefs had fled ahead of the flooding," stated a FEMA spokesperson in Washington.

"How could anyone have known that so many patriotic Americans were stranded among the French?"


OK, I know what you're thinking. Yeah, I made up the New Orwellian report, but before you assume it is too absurd to be believed, read this article from the Salt Lake Tribune. You can't make up this stuff:
Frustrated: Fire crews to hand out fliers for FEMA

ATLANTA - Not long after some 1,000 firefighters sat down for eight hours of training, the whispering began: "What are we doing here?"

As New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded on national television for firefighters - his own are exhausted after working around the clock for a week - a battalion of highly trained men and women sat idle Sunday in a muggy Sheraton Hotel conference room in Atlanta.

Many of the firefighters, assembled from Utah and throughout the United States by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, thought they were going to be deployed as emergency workers.

Instead, they have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA, shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone number: 1-800-621-FEMA.
And it gets worse. Read on here: Salt Lake Tribune
Thanks for the heads up at My Two Cents

Note: The New Orwellian Times is my creation.

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