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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


While I am picking on Bobby Jindal - I guess I just have to touch on his comment regarding the $140 million appropriation for "Volcano Monitoring." He managed to blather on about such inane subjects and then brought this issue up - as a huge governmental waste. His comparison was "Congress should be monitoring the 'eruption' of spending in Washington."

This is a picture taken January 30, 2009 of Mt. Redoubt in Alaska, which is still showing signs of an imminent eruption. Now, realistically, there are many geographical miles between Alaska and Louisiana, so I have to allow for the fact that Jindal has probably never been exposed to the volatility of a volcano. But he has seen the repercussions of a massive hurricane - in his home state.

Had this stimulus package included millions of dollars for levees and massive flood prevention - I am sure he would not have said a word.

Hawaii (hey Mr. Jindal, they are part of the U.S.) probably has more active volcanoes than anywhere else - and in order to save lives and study the activity of these volcanoes - I say "shut the hell up!"

Realistically, the repukicans only know how to say "cut taxes", and then you would reach a point where just the little guy bears the cost of necessary programs. As is par for the course - THEY JUST DON'T GET IT!!


Mauigirl said...

We had the same reaction to that comment about the volcano monitoring. My husband said "He wouldn't mind them monitoring a volcano if it was going to erupt on him!"

Annette said...

As with all rethuglicans they just don't give a damn.. it doesn't effect them so who cares.. That's just how ignorant they are.

Kulkuri said...

Anyone remember Mt. St. Helens??

Nan said...

We used to live in Snohomish County, Washington. We were within a few hours drive of several active volcanoes (Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens). Mt. Rainier is a mega-disaster just waiting to happen (it's triggered catastrophic mud slides on a regular basis). Jindal's an ass.