I say it so often I am sick of hearing myself say it but once again this idiot has stunned me showing he could care less what he has done to us and the world and he will continue to play his idiotic selfish games. Anyway as you know Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in most of Georgia on Saturday, and called on President Bush to recognize that the historic drought had created a disaster for 85 counties.
In a defiant plea Saturday at Lake Lanier, Perdue asked Bush to issue a federal disaster designation that would:
•Empower the president to order less water released from Lake Lanier.
• Make federal funds available to state and local governments.
• Offer low-interest loans to Georgia businesses hurt by the drought.
"We will continue to conserve," the governor said, "but we have to have help." Perdue's actions came as the federal government continue to release water from Lake Lanier to protect endangered mussels in Florida at the expense of water-starved North Georgia. The governor, lieutenant governor, two congressmen and several legislators and state officials gathered at the top of a trio of now-landlocked boat ramps at Lake Lanier to deride the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife for "putting mussels in front of people." They also accused the federal agencies of endangering one of the country's most populated areas, which is seeing its drinking water disappear down the Chattahoochee River for the Gulf of Mexico.
Perdue's state of emergency declaration and request of a federal disaster declaration are the latest tactics in the escalating war between Georgia and the federal government over how much water can be released from Lake Lanier. "The actions of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Fish and Wildlife Service are not only irresponsible, they are downright dangerous," Perdue said at Saturday's news conference at Mary Alice Park, just yards from the retreating lake. "If the Corps and the Fish and Wildlife Service do not act now, I will hold them fully responsible for endangering the people of Georgia. Any harm that comes to humans is 100 percent on their hands." Read more of Georgia's wasted desperation
Katrina and history has shown us despite what he says, Bush does not care and like Louisiana Georgia is in trouble.
Everybody at least thinks they know about the role FEMA played, or mis-played, in the response to the Katrina disaster in New Orleans. What many people still don't realize is the role the US Army Corps of Engineers played in designing that disaster.
A lot of folks have bet against the lawsuits filed by a group of New Orleans homeowners against the Corps, on the grounds that the Corps, as a federal agency, is immune from legal action. Well, tell that to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, who Friday filed suit against the Corps to force it to stop shipping water from Lake Lanier, Atlanta's primary water source, to Florida.
As for FEMA, they're still doing a heck of a job. According to the NYT, the agency still has not begun field-testing their trailers for the formaldehyde fumes that many trailer occupants complain of. What the Times doesn't ask about the delay: does postponing the tests until the end of summer (a time when most Gulf Coast trailers have windows closed and AC on, thus preventing the venting of the fumes) mean FEMA is betting that fall-weather open windows will make the numbers look better? powerless against the Federal Government
While Bush is allowing America too fall apart so he can implement his new societal order the middle east breakdown he created for his new middle east order is progressing as cross border killings are increasing daily by Turkey and Iraqi Kurd's amidst increasing calls for full military intervention by Turkey. Anyway this idiot has the audacity while American's are suffering and his created breakdown is progressing so he has plenty of excuses to declare martial order, to all of a sudden act like the environmental President and go fishing. I am really peeved at this idiots calculated coldness.
President Bush traversed the Chesapeake Bay on an invigorating fall morning yesterday, announcing conservation measures for migratory birds while on the west side of the waterway and for striped bass on the east before getting in some fishing himself. At the national Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, the president promoted policies he said would protect habitat for 800 bird species that need resting places as they fly south for the winter and return when warm weather returns.
After a helicopter ride to St. Michaels, Bush unveiled an initiative to make red drum and striped bass, known locally as rockfish, more available to sport fishermen but less accessible as a commercial catch. Chesapeake watermen, who rely on the fish for income, are cool to the proposal. Knowing this idiot and what is being allowed to happen while this jerk protects fish and goes fishing, I was disgusted reading how the jerk was joking and having fun while even the State questions who this is helping and if it is right or not so I leave it to you to Read it if you want