Monday, February 20, 2006

Mississippi vs. New Orleans - Reaction to Katrina

I got this in today's email. What do you think?

MS Gulf Coast: We have a plan
New Orleans: We've got a plan, too

MS Gulf Coast: We have trucks waiting on higher ground to move food, etc.
New Orleans: We've got our trucks parked, too. They're just in 6 feets of water.

MS Gulf Coast: Police will be back on patrol as soon as we can move around.
New Orleans: Cops loot Wal-Mart.

MS Gulf Coast: Home owners begin clearing debris by themselves.
New Orleans: Who's going to clean up this mess?

MS Gulf Coast: It'll cost me some savings to rebuild, but . . .
New Orleans: Where's the damn government with the debit cards?

MS Gulf Coast: We are partners with FEMA, but it starts here first.
New Orleans: Damn FEMA, why weren't they ready?

MS Gulf Coast: It was worse than I believed. I should have evacuated.
New Orleans: They didn't send anybody to get me.

MS Gulf Coast: Leaders: We have work to do, let's get started.
New Orleans: Leaders: Let's go to Las Vegas and party.

MS Gulf Coast: We made a few mistakes, but we learned.
New Orleans: It was ______ (fill in the blank) who was at fault.

And you wonder why the MS Gulf Coast isn't getting the news coverage New Orleans got? The media doesn't want to see a state with its act together or watch people work to rebuild.

Whining, complaining and infighting. That's news! Why should we believe and trust the news media?

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