As some on here know I’ve connection with the USA that are profound. They stretch back well beyond 1800. And each generation has given blood to the US with the exception of the Vietnam debacle with both families being on opposing sides of the Civil War one being high-ranking in grey. Well, when I say that, what I mean is that direct connections weren’t involved in Vietnam. My family on both sides crossed the North Atlantic like commuting today. So the pride I have is the same I hold for Ireland with race and nation.
US achievements are legion. There is hardly an area of human endeavor where the rank isn’t in the first five and more normally #1. All except for one.
No one in their correct mind could say the US are magnificent at organizing disaster relief. And you’d have to wonder precisely why. If one takes any natural disaster the capacity for fucking up seems to be unlimited. This to the point of actively making things worse with utterly nasty prejudice like in Louisiana.
For the past month we’ve known Hurricane Sandy was on its way. And for the past week we’ve known it was very likely to pass into a densely populated region. Now, given she/he, was big enough that she crossed many States you’d think an organization could be formed to protect people. Well it would seem not. And if a fricking crane strapped to the side of a building cannot be made safe you have to question the organizational capacity of getting a booze up going in a distillery.
As of this moment, 110 people are dead.