Originally Posted by chiefst2000
Ouch, Big Government Romney Loyalist? This ticket is the first real "Small Government" ticket I've had the pleasure to support in my lifetime. Thats exciting for me personally. As far as this thread I didn't bother reading the original article. I don't see a conspiracy here. I'd imagine it is standard operating procedure to ready FEMA when a hurricane is getting ready to hit. Better safe then sorry IMO. Maybe they changed things when the Katrina thing was handled so poorly.
Meanwhile this is convention season. We have the GOP convention which will be a serious discussion of economic policies dealing with the issues most critical to the country. Next week is the DNC's socialistapalooza party. The who's who of left wing extremists and one issue folks like Sandra Fluke will be on full display. Not a single policy person. No discussion of serious issues. Eva Longoria has a prime speaking role there. Not to mention women from GLBT and Planned Parenthood getting prime roles.
My focus is on the extreme contrast of styles at these two conventions. I could care less about conspiracy theories about when FEMA was deployed where.
There is no conspiracy.
We have a comment that FEMA was deployed to a specific region, before there was any legitimate reason to do so. The storm was not yet even a tropical storm, was barely off teh coast of Africa, the track was exceptionally variable still (to the point of not hit at all being a legitimate possabillity), etc.
All I want to know is why FEMA was deployed specificly to LA/MS/AL at that point (pre 8/21). What was the basis of that deployment, because the NOAA data doesn't support it.
You claim to be a small Govt. guy, yet you "could care less" about something that is either an outright lie for political gain, or a wasteful use of FEMA in order to CYA (this is whay I'd think tbh).
So, ok, you don't care. Too busy salivating over Ms. Romney's forthcoming talkingpointfest and Mr. Christie being Christie Blowhardiness. Got it.
Meanwhile, you've just given a de facto pass to the Fed. for deploying FEMA anywhere and everywhere any storm "might" hit, permanently at any cost it takes. because you don't, in fact, care about accountabillity (or hoensty) at all, all you care about is getting your team elected so it can be your team who gets the perks, wastes the money, and spend on it's pet pork projects.
A storm sits off the coast of Africa. FEMA is deployed to New York. After all....New York "might" be hit, right?