Katrina is barely gone. Now Hurricane Rita is coming. Sometime in the early hours of Saturday we'll see how bad things are going to get in Texas and Louisiana. The fact that Rita has been downgraded from a grade 5 storm to grade 3 is a good thing. Still, maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour and the storm surges that result, can still do a lot of damage. My thoughts are with everyone in Rita's path. May providence smile on you all.
What sickens me is the despicable opportunists who seize on the misery of others to get their moment in the limelight. Politicians strut piously, telling any fool who will listen how things should have been been done by others, while neglecting to take responsibility for what they themselves could have done to make things better. Sometimes, what they could have done to make things better is nothing. Involve politicians and bureaucrats in anything, at any level of government, and you get a result virtually guaranteed not only not to work but to make things worse. While politicians carry on with their nonsense, the eco-nazis, not to be outdone, blame everything on global warming, on corporate greed, on SUVs, on anything they, in their typically tight-assed style, personally don't like. Add to that already dismal situation, the drivel wafting from assorted dimwits in Hollywood. Could things get much worse?
Maybe that's the real cause of these dreadful hurricanes, all the hot air coming from these bloviators.
The storms and their effects will pass. Would I could say the same thing about the meddlers of the world.