Give ne back my hat!

Also, why the f*ck are there only like 6 choppers?

The CNN coverage showed a total of like, 3 coast guard choppers pulling people out of attics and such. From other sources, I've seen like 3 more.

Now I'm sure (mostly) that there are more, but WHERE THE FUCK are the chinooks and deuces and etc etc?? Why are we using rinky-dink Coast Guard shit, manned by guys used to rescuing a dozen or so people from a sinking boat? Where's the military personnel and military hardware?

What the fuck is going on with this shit??
Permalink muppet 
August 31st, 2005
They're over fighting wars in Afghanistan & Iraq.

Also, regular Army choppers aren't equiped for SAR missions, and the pilots aren't well trained for them. The Navy & Coast Guard are the experts, and a bunch of Navy ships & helicopters are on the way.
Permalink Duff 
August 31st, 2005
We pay billions and billions for this crap. On the way is too late.
Permalink son of parnas 
August 31st, 2005
It's all those Iraqi's fault for shooting down our choppers! If it weren't for them, we'd have enough to save the people of New Orleans!

Permalink example 
August 31st, 2005
> On the way is too late.

If they had all been sitting, ready to go, on the runways of NO airport, then they would have all gone?
Permalink Christopher Wells 
August 31st, 2005
Dear Chrissy Wells,

It took 36 hours to get them off the ground from where they were so that they could be "on the way" last night?
Permalink muppet 
August 31st, 2005
Yes, muppet, because it took some time for the looters that they're coming to arrest to get organized.
Permalink bionicroach 
August 31st, 2005
I just choppered my left nut a few seconds ago...

Silly Me
Permalink Silly Me 
August 31st, 2005
I have to say, this was kind of my reaction to the footage.

I was sort of expecting "Thunderbirds" and we got a re-run of "Asian Tsunami".

I figured America would have convoys of water-tankers and ambulances and rescue gear running 2 wide and miles long down the roads into the area. I was expecting to see this Done Properly, basically.

And instead the fisheries people are driving a couple of boats about...
Permalink Katie Lucas 
September 1st, 2005

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