Sunday, October 02, 2005
Karl "The Mailman" delivered
Karl Malone, a logger who used to be "The Mailman" for the Utah Jazz, delivered again. He took his logging crew down to Mississippi and started helping people clean up their property -- but not without FEMA resistance:
When Malone arrived, he says he ran into resistance from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Army Corps of Engineers officials who said he wasn't authorized to bring his machinery into the area to clear private property.
Bob Anderson, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, says FEMA and the corps by law could only allow approved contractors to clear debris and that only government agencies could work on "public rights of way."
But just as Karl never let anybody get in his way when he was driving for the basket, the same thing happened here:
"Once I get in my machine, no one is going to get me out," he says. "We just said 'the hell with it.' FEMA didn't approve, but we did it for the people."
Steve Glenn, a FEMA official in Mississippi, said rules regarding clearing debris on private property exist to protect individuals' rights: "We can't just go onto private property on a whim."
Can we just string all these Bush Administration
bastards "people" up by their necks and get us a government of the people, by the people, FOR the people again? Curious penguins want to know!
- Badtux the Disgusted Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 10/02/2005 04:00:00 PM
I like that a lot. Perhaps we can get someone to send personal floatation devices as well, seems we need that down here
# posted by Ole Blue The Heretic : 3/10/05 8:48 AM
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