Sunday, September 11, 2005


Of all the characters from Toobworld who might have been invoked during this horrible tragedy in New Orleans, I might have expected mention of the detectives from 'Bourbon Street Beat'. Even the grave of 'Yancy Derringer' might have been considered when we saw the coffins brought to the surface by the waters.

But even I never would have foreseen this.....

From Craig Crawford:

Before we buy the claims of politicians that there was no way to predict or prevent the sinking of New Orleans, it's worth asking how Mr. Bill knew?

That's right, the hapless clay figure once featured on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" starred in an eerily prophetic public service announcement earlier this year to raise awareness about the environmental conditions that could lead to a hurricane drowning the city.

I'll just add to that mention of Maureen Dowd's piece in the New York Times that federal money for fixing the levees was slashed by at least 120 million bucks, while 165 million dollars was allocated for building a bridge to an uninhabited island off of Alaska.

So "they" knew there was a way to prevent this tragedy. "They" just don't want you to know they stole the means.

Just sayin', is all.


1 comment:

I.V. said...

I'd read about the Mr. Bill public service ad. Liked your blog piece and agree with you.