The Daily Howler makes the point that FEMA has never been the swiftest. Which isn't surprising - bureaucracy rarely is. So there's plenty of blame to be placed on local, state, and federal government going way back. My heart is just gladdened by the outpouring of support here in Smithville and the rest of the country for the evacuees of Katrina. I know I was dismayed at the looting of non-essential items last week...I wonder how those selfish jerks feel at the selfless actions done by complete strangers who care. Sure, America's got its share of problems, but the majority of people here are decent loving folks.