Floods in Midwest

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    A couple questions from The National Review:

    Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?

    Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn't solved the problem? Asking where the FEMA trucks (and trailers) are?

    Why isn't the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels in Chicago?

    When will Spike Lee say that the Federal Government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?

    Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?

    Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and big screen television sets?

    When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a 'vanilla' Iowa, because that's the way God wants it?

    Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of cannibalism?

    Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural people?

    How come in 2 weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again?

  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    The death toll from Katrina was over 1500, 700 bodies were found floating in the streets of New Orleans alone. Last I heard the toll in Iowa was up to 5, possible 6 in Michigan.

    Total damage in from Katrina is estimated at 81 billion. So far damage estimates for the Iowa flooding are at less than 3 billion, and the vast majority of that is crop damage.

    I'm not mitigating what happened in Iowa at all, I certainly wouldn't wish it on anyone, but there's really no comparison between these two disasters. Katrina was far, far worse.

    It's certainly encouraging to see that some pathetic email spammer apparently just couldn't wait to turn someone else's misfortune into an opportunity to slander Hollywood celebrities, poor black people, and the "liberal" media. nice.

    Thanks for sharing that.
  3. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Here is what MSNBC is saying.

    "Culver has said he anticipated $2 billion in federal aid. Ultimately, the cost of the disaster may rival that of 1993 Midwest floods that caused more than $20 billion in damage and 48 deaths.
    Twenty-four deaths have been blamed on flooding and violent storms since late May as rivers overflowed their banks. Another 40,000 people have been forced from their homes."
  4. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    It finally hit my inbox. This one was about the floods in Iowa but it used the same words then added this.


    Why? Because Iowans are resilient. Because Iowans will not wallow in
    self-pity nor embrace victimhood. Because Iowans will roll up their
    sleeves and
    get to the heart-wrenching and back-breaking work of digging
    out and moving forward. Because Iowans are not looking for someone
    else to solve their problems.

    Because although Iowans may be amused, bemused,
    and irritated by the goings-on in Hollywood and Washington, they recognize
    neither is a real place inhabited by real people doing real work--Iowa
    is all three.

    Because Iowa is bordered by the east coast and by the west
    east coast of the Missouri River and on the west coast of the
    Mississippi--making it an entertainment and political backwater to
    those in Hollywood and Washington.

    Oh, Iowans will gratefully accept some dollars from here
    and some
    dollars from there, but they will not wait for those token donations to
    move on with their lives.
    Because although Iowans may argue passionately among
    themselves about the Hawkeyes and Cyclones and Panthers and Bulldogs--in
    of tragedy, trouble, devastation, and destruction every Iowan readily
    forth his hands to assist and support his neighbors.

    'Is this Heaven? No this is Iowa.' Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) in
    "Field of Dreams."
  5. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    You're gonna have to fill the state with minorities if you want all that.
  6. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    I have an idea I hope will catch on. Let us all in this forum be a part of the solution. Do what I did and send a donation to the local Red Cross in the midwest. Write a check in the amount of your hourly wage. We can all work an hour next week for the flood victims:happy2:
  7. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Flood pictures
  8. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    More pictures