Bonus points: What happened the day before this picture was taken?
FEMA gave away about $85 million in household goods meant for Hurricane Katrina victims, a CNN investigation has found. [ZOMG! I kan haz moar nvestigative jurnalizm? – ed.]
James McIntyre, FEMA’s acting press secretary, said that FEMA was spending more than $1 million a year [I kan haz fiskul responsibiliee? -ed.] to store the material and that another agency wanted the warehouses torn down, so “we needed to vacate them.”
You know what else we need to vacate? A shit ton of offices in various federal agency buildings. Warning, perversion ahead:
“Upon review of our assets and our need to continue to store them, we determined that they were excess to FEMA’s needs; therefore, they are being excessed from FEMA’s inventory,” McIntyre wrote in an e-mail.
Maybe if I make up a word no one will realize exactly what a fucktard I am. Sorry James, this isn’t about what was excess to FEMA’s needs you son-of-a-bitch. This was about people who had jack + shit needed, you failed them.
FEMA confirmed that it had kept the merchandise in storage for the past two years and then gave it away to cities, schools, fire departments and nonprofit agencies such as food banks. In all, General Services Administration records show, FEMA gave away 121 truckloads of material.
McIntyre said that most of the items given away were not “standard-issue type supplies” that FEMA would have distributed after other disasters. He said that using the GSA, which manages federal property, to get rid of those stockpiles was “standard process.”
Oh yes, the GSA. Which at the time was run by our friend Lurita Doan of unlamented memory.
Asked whether FEMA believed that Katrina victims no longer needed the items, McIntyre wrote: “If the state did not request the supplies, then FEMA would not know.”
Because FEMA lost Louisiana’s phone number and couldn’t call to ask.
Good Lord. I almost feel sorry for the mealy-mouth little fuck. Almost.
My mother had a unique birth canal.