Yoo hoo, Sen. Santorum...

  1. You might want to rethink those remarks you made dissing the NWS in predicting/warning about Katrina.

  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    In 2002, The Times-Picayune did story after story

    The disaster was predicted as early as 2002. The Times-Picayune article also stated that the storm "creates an almost apocalyptic challenge for rescuers."
  4. by   fab4fan
    The point of this thread is that Santorum has been actively campaigning to dismantle the NWS, so his buddies at AccuWeather can make $$$ ("coincidentally," top dogs at AccuWeather have been contributors to Santorum's campaign fund). When Katrina hit, Santorum seized the moment and criticized the NWS for not doing its job in warning people ahead of time.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong...they called not only the storm, but consequences early.
  5. by   Mkue
    The Bill was introduced in April 2005 but I don't know what's happend to it, maybe it died.

    Wasn't the purpose of Santoriums bill to control the expansion of a government agency into the private sector? No one will be losing free service to weather reports from what Ive read.
  6. by   fab4fan
    You need to research this, mkue. The bill is written so loosely, that it is wide open to interpretation. One of the major consequences is that it would restrict weather information to pilots.

    Hopefully, this bill will just die.

    Anyway, I posted quite a bit of info about this on another thread, so I'm not going to go back and repost stuff that's already out there. I'll see if I can find the thread, though.
  7. by   fab4fan
    OK, it was in the "Compassionate Conservatism at its Best" thread:


    It's discussed throughout the thread, but in post #14, I listed several links discussing why what Santorum is trying to do is not only pork for his supporters, sticking it to taxpayers, but endangering the public as well.

    You're probably not aware of all of the ramifications since you're not from PA; it's a major bone of contention here, though. Even our deeply, deeply conservative evening newspaper is against him on this one.
  8. by   Mkue
    Thanks for posting the link.

    With a Bill written so loosely I can't imagine it getting anywhere.

    If Santorium is actually sticking it to the tax payers, adding pork for his supporters and endangering the public I would be mad as He-- too.. :angryfire

    The NWS did do it's job and they shouldn't be blamed for anything.