Katrina was a category 4 hurricane but Rita is predicted, from its pressure readings, as a category 5 which means it’ll be far more devastating than what hit New Orleans.
Millions are evacuating coastal areas of Texas, George Bush’s home state. Houston, the state capital and 4th largest city in the USA, is home to 2 million people, 1.2 million of them are expected to leave straightaway.
But the cruelest blow has been to the evacuees from New Orleans who went to Houston. They will be forced to move a second time.
Meanwhile, Bush has readied his emergency chiefs and state governors, and adopted ‘pre-emptive’ emergency declarations for Texas and Louisiana. After his sorry and callous conduct in Katrina’s disaster, he isn’t taking any more chances, especially in the heartland of conservative America.
Across the Atlantic in Israel, Ariel Sharon, on the advice of former chief rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, are rushing hundreds of thousands of copies of the Holy Torah to Houston. In an earlier post Israeli Rabbi Casts Racist Slur on Katrina's Black Victims I blogged on how Yosef claimed that recent natural disasters were the result of a lack of Torah study. Sharon and Yosef believe that a quick browse through of the Holy Torah may alleviate some potential calamities. Yosef also wants Bush to stop supporting any more Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian land or Yahweh will continue to punish America for Bush’s sinful crime against the Jewish people.
OK, the paragraph above is the usual KTemoc leg pulling, but seriously I do wonder what Ovadia Yosef will say next to exploit the sufferings of Americans into his bullshit fanatical religious views. I wonder too whether those US Christians who believe God Kills Americans for Israel in Hurricane Katrina's assault on New Orleans, will aver the same divine retribution for Texas in Rita’s case?