Friday, September 02, 2005

Theyr'e calling it Lake George.....& GWB, don't say you couldn't a known

over at the Whiskey Bar....2005 starts to look like 1927 ...
April 25, 1927: The situation in Greenville is dire. Thirteen thousand African Americans are stranded on the levee with nothing but blankets and makeshift tents for shelter.

There is no food for them. The city's water supply is contaminated. The railway has been washed away, and sanitation is non-existent. An outbreak of cholera or typhoid is imminent . . . Boats with room for all the refugees arrive, but only 33 white women and children are allowed to board.
The African American refugees are left behind, trapped on the levee.
The American Experience

Fatal FloodMarch 2002

"We're naming it Lake George, 'cause it's his frickin fault. Have you seen all that data about the levee projects' funding being cut over the past three years by the Prez, and the funding transferred to Iraq?
The levee, as designed, might not have held back the surge from a direct Class 5 hit, but it certainly would not have crumbled on Monday night from saturation and scour erosion following a glancing blow from a Class 3.

The failure was in a spot that had just been rebuilt, not yet compacted, not planted, and not armed (hardened with rock/concrete). The project should have been done two years ago, but the federal gov't diverted 80% of the funding to Iraq. Other areas had settled by a few feet from their design specs, and the money to repair them was diverted to Iraq. "
Via Attytood, & Wonkette


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