My great state of South Carolina has been refused offers of assistance for NOLA by FEMA. I called FEMA last week (in SC), and was told that even though I was an EMT, was a certified deep sea diver, and had done many emergency rescues-I just wasn't what they needed. I am fucking 10x's more qualified than the head of FEMA.
I called again today, and the head of SCFEMA was so frustrated he began to sound like the great Mayor of NOLA. He told me that he has offered up over a thousand hospital beds, empty apartments that can be used, and many doctor's and nurses at the Medical University of SC, but has yet to receive a response from FEMA. He was pissed. I see a mutiny about to burst at it's seems everyday. South Carolina is well aware of the damages from hurricanes (Hugo), so you would think 'Dick' Brown would want to utilize this help (expertise)-but no, he's too busy posing in front of helos that could be out helping. Where are the Democrats on this? Fuck a Congressional hearing on this. Will this happen in 2007? How many more couold die before that white wash might happen?