I remember reading about this tragic situation when it happened.
Now it appears the parents are going to trial. Good.
Saw this as a comment on Russel Beattie’s blog: dozens of buses flooded out in New Orleans.
This is just bloody ridiculous. There’s probably close to a hundred buses there. Why weren’t they used in the pre-hurricane evacuation? Why weren’t they moved to higher ground if they weren’t used in the evacuation? Those buses represent 10,000 people per round trip who could have been taken out.
Frankly, the US government (both state and federal) obviously have no ability to cope with disaster planning.
Bush is proposing a 2.5 trillion dollar budget. Supposedly, this manages the following: