Friday, September 02, 2005

Five People Who Are Happy About the Katrina Disaster

Not everyone is feeling totally sad about the massive destruction and ongoing news coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Consider the following:

1. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who is keeping his nuclear program rolling without the constant coverage of the news media.

2. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who is sarcastically offering aid to the United States while thumbing his nose at his critics.

3. Germany's Minister of the Environment, J├╝rgen Trittin and other Western Eurpoeans who are using the occasion to take cynical pot-shots at the United States and the Bush administration and using America's rejection of the Kyoto protocols as an excuse.

4. Morally vacuous Democrats, such as Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cindy Sheehan who are using the disaster to criticize President Bush's environmental policies and the war in Iraq (although Ms. Sheehan is undoubtedly disappointed that she has stopped being every day's front page story).

5. Rapper Kayne West, featured on last weeks Time magazine's cover as "the smartest man in pop music," who took advantage of an NBC Celebrity Katrina Relief TV special tonight to declare that, "They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us..." and "George Bush doesn't care about black people." (ABC cut away from it's live broadcast and later deleted his comments for the later broadcast to the West Coast, but you can see the video here).

West recently hosted a party where "rap mogul" Shug Knight was shot in the leg by an "unknown assailant." Yep. And I bet his album sales will soar as a result! Or, better yet, everyone can shoplift one or two of his CDs to let him know we care!