Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Raining In Louisiana

Hey, guess what?  It's raining in Louisiana.  Good God, if I have to hear about Hurricane Isaac one more time, I'm going to lose it.  Does the media not have anything else that they can cover?  Last I checked, we were still at war in Afghanistan.  There was a terror plot just uncovered the other day.  And the Republicans are having their ho-down in Florida.  But what does the media wet itself over?  A hurricane that is going through a place where another hurricane once went and did a lot of damage. 

I'm not saying that hurricanes aren't big deals.  They are.  They can do a lot of damage and people can get seriously hurt and even killed by hurricanes.  But just because Hurricane Katrina went through New Orleans in 2005 and did a crapload of damage and killed over 1,800 people, the media is acting as if every hurricane that goes through there is going to do the same thing.  First of all, Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 by the time it hit land.  Hurricane Isaac is barely a Category 1.  I'm not saying that a Category 1 hurricane is something to scoff at.  That's not it.  What I'm saying is that it is no where near the intensity that Katrina was. 

And really, after the amount of money that was spend making things better in New Orleans after Katrina, I would certainly hope that they've fixed things.  There was a ton of federal funds that were poured into New Orleans in order to fix their infrastructures that failed when the waters got a little deep.  Why is everyone acting like nothing has been done in the past 7 or so years?  This is NOT the same as before!  I just don't get it. 

The media really needs to check itself.  Then again, the media sucks and the coverage of this rainstorm isn't really helping do anything to improve that image.  I'm hoping that things turn out OK with minimal damage and no loss of life.  But the media seems to be hoping for a complete disaster.  It's almost like if this storm was worse than Katrina that the media would have preferred it that way.  But so far, the media is just going to have to report that it got really wet in Louisiana.

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