Wednesday, September 07, 2005

We're gonna find this hurricane, dead or alive

I'm Joe Friday. We've got to solve problems. We're problem solvers. It's Dragnet 2005. I didn't really see the TV show but I loved the 1987 film. Tom Hanks was as clueless and "likable" (if by boorish, juvenile, unprofessionalism, you mean likable) as Monkey Boy and Dick Cheney, aww, who am I kidding? The only person Dick Cheney reminds me of is Satan. What a bunch of fuck-ups. I've yet to hear Monkey Boy say even one remotely helpful thing about Katrina and the aftermath. And now, with FEMA not letting reporters in, we need a strong media more than ever. They must assert themselves and exhibit some vestigial backbone as they have done quite well since the storm hit. But they must defend their right to take pictures of dead bodies, and also document how many they find. Monkey Boy doesn't want them to do that. The Cheney administration cannot be allowed to separate the dead bodies from the disaster of Katrina. It's happened so disastrously in Iraq and now it's happening here. It's one more step on the road to a police state. It's certainly at least an opening for Monkey Boy to take away more fundamental freedoms.


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