Although I know that the first priority still has to be aid, I'm having a hard time keeping the bile down at the government response. Any disaster will involve chaos and bungled plans, but concentrating on preparations for civil emergencies, including the possibility of evacuating a major city, is supposed to be what the U.S. government's been doing for the past 4 years.
And allowing looting to begin and establishing a tone of anarchy? Can't we learn anything?
Coming hard on the heels of the ridiculous pork in July's transportation bill, with its \\(223 million "bridge to nowhere" in Ketchikan, Alaska, it's hard to forgive the water-removal budget for New Orleans being [cut from \\)75 million in '99 to \$31 million last year](https://www.newsday.com/news/nation).
Okay...okay... just spleen venting... I've got to go swimming and look at pretty fish...