Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 29th

Saturday is the 4 year anniversary of Katrina. A tragic natural disaster combined with human error on an epic scale that left thousands of Americans homeless or worse and is still affecting the lives of its victims, myself included.

And while ignorance of that event might be more accepted as time moves on, things like this are fucking despicable.
As the fourth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster approaches, hate-radio talk show host Neal Boortz mocked President Obama’s pledge to rebuild New Orleans, calling the victims human “debris.” This weekend, President Barack Obama told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he “remains focused on rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast,” and anything less “would be a betrayal of who we are as a country.” Boortz responded on Twitter by attacking the “debris that Katrina chased out”:
I'm not a violent person, but I'll tell you all right now... If I ever run into this dip-shit that will be his last day walking on this planet.

That individuals like this are given airtime is truly an example of the tolerance that is the first amendment. Were I the owner of a local affiliate or an advertiser represented on this guy's show, I'd demand he be fired, forced to make a public apology and then offer some heavy rocks to any victim or family member of a victim.

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