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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, November 26, 2005

There is no shame left in the world

Michael "Brownie" Brown, the ex FEMA director who botched the Katrina relief efforts, has started his own private disaster preparedness consulting firm. No, really. "If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses — because that goes straight to the bottom line — then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions. I guess his consulting would be along the line of giving them a list of his decisions as FEMA director and telling them "Don't do the shit that I've done and you will be fine." Best part of the story: Brown said companies already have expressed interested in his consulting business, Michael D. Brown LLC. He plans to run it from the Boulder area, where he lived before joining the Bush administration in 2001. "I'm doing a lot of good work with some great clients," Brown said. "My wife, children and my grandchild still love me. My parents are still proud of me." And they are the only ones who feel this way Brownie. They are the only ones.


At 11/26/2005 08:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing is, the press decided that FEMA screwed up. If you actually look at the data FEMA during Katrian responded faster than any other disaster in US history. Their mission statement says that it is the state and local's responsibility for the first 72hours. Levies broke Monday afternoon, FEMA was on the ground Thurday morning. Well before their standard 72 hours.

All I can say is that if anyone depends on their government to save them then they are fools. If you aren't ready for a disaster personally and can't take care of your family for atleast a week if needed then you are probably going to die. It isn't that expensive to put together a weeks worth of canned and dry food and water to survive. Instant oatmeal(1 pack per meal per person eat it dry) and kidney beans (one can serves 3) can keep you alive for quite along time.

At 11/26/2005 06:16:00 PM, Blogger Old Gary said...

Hey, you have to take into account that the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana were both incompetent fools. They were supposedly the first responders.


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