Bush accepts responsibility for Federal government failures after Hurricane Katrina.
Now just what does that mean? Major changes coming? Resignation? "I've said it so now we can move on to another subject?"From the Detroit Free Press: "In the six weeks since the August primary narrowed the field to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former deputy mayor Freman Hendrix, blogs and a pointed e-mail have attacked Hendrix, trying to convince Detroiters he's not black enough to be their mayor."
Let's face it: government at all levels tends to focus on the daily and mundane. The extraordinary is relegated to some "plan" that few, if any, understand or can implement with any efficiency or effectiveness. It's human nature to have some concern about really bad things that could happen, but not really do anything about it.
Okay, then, how may of you have a whole house intruder alarm system and fire suppression system? Thought so.
Not Black enough? Okay, now you begin to understand why you get the kind of government you get. I never recalled hearing the good folks of Grand Forks, ND talk about a mayoral candidate as not being Norwegian enough. Hey, L. Brooks Patterson isn't White enough. What do you mean that our government can't handle emergencies properly? How could that be?Iraq is still an issue, but our attention has been diverted. My nephew faces a second tour there next winter as part of a Marine reserve unit scheduled to return. A lot of families are sacrificing much in the effort to counter some very sinister people.
Michigan continues to be pummeled by economic forces: high unemployment, high cost of fuel, projected increases of 50-70% for heating (after pretty hefty increases last year), double-digit increases in tuition costs, home sales grinding to a halt.
Is this a case of Michigan lagging the recovery or leading the bust?