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Re: [BKARTS] Efforts to save city documents stymied

We can't depend on FEMA to protect our bibliographical heritage (or
anything else.)  I enclose a few paragraphs from a story in this
morning's Philadelphia Inquirer:

That same month, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that, "for the
first time in 37 years, federal budget cuts have all but stopped major
work on the New Orleans area's east bank hurricane levees." Those cuts
affected the Army Corps of Engineers.

Dissident conservatives have their own gripes. Their support for
efficient government has prompted some to aim their ire at FEMA's
current director, Michael Brown, who succeeded Allbaugh (a college
friend) in early 2003, even though Brown had no experience in disaster
management. Prior to FEMA, Brown had spent 11 years as a lawyer for the
International Arabian Horse Association.

Even conservative commentator Michelle Malkin is saying, "Fire Michael
Brown." The FEMA director said the other day that he had been led to
believe Katrina would be "a typical hurricane situation" - then was
promptly contradicted by Max Mayfield, director of the National
Hurricane Center, who said publicly that Brown had been briefed about
Katrina's dangers "way before landfall. It's not like this was a surprise."

J. J. Foncannon
Philadelphia, PA  19139

	The Belgian surrealist painter Renee Magritte entered a cheese store in
Brussels to purchase a wheel of Swiss cheese.  The owner pulled a wheel
from the front window, but Magritte said he preferred the one on the
back counter.
	?But they are identical,? the owner protested.
	?No,? Magritte insisted.  ?This one?s been stared at.?

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