Through some sort of amazing coincidence, it looks like New Orleans is in the possible path of hurricane Rita, which is predicted to become a major hurricane of at least category 4 before it makes landfall.
I'm hoping it scores a direct hit on New Orleans. Am I sadistic? Not at all. First of all, most of New Orleans is already destroyed, so what more damage can another hurricane do? At least everyone is already evacuated.
I am mad that Bush wants to throw $200 billion into rebuilding New Orleans when it's still below sea level in the middle of an active hurricane region. It's only a matter of time before New Orleans takes another hit and then we need to spend yet another $200 billion.
How many times does New Orleans need to be destroyed before we figure out that it's built in a dumb spot? Apparently more than once, but maybe its second destruction in a few days will do the trick. Rita could wind up being the only hurricane to ever actually save the taxpayer money.