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Martin Savage of MSNBC meets some looters: video

The MSNBC reporter went into a WalMart to check out the looting scene, and a 5.7 Meg clip of his report is here.
According to Savage, the looters claimed it was OK to loot. In fact, the police were over in Aisle 3, pushing a basket and engaging in a bit of their own ad hoc redistribution.
Loony "liberal" host Keith Olbermann apologizes for the looting, pointing to Blanco saying catching looters isn't a high priority.
UPDATE: Another copy of this is here. There's another looting video here, but it appears to be just the same footage as that above but without the Savage parts and with a new voiceover.

New FEMA head David Paulison is "Duct Tape Man"

Snarky "liberal" Keith Olbermann reports:

David Paulison, then the government's Fire Administrator, joined with the then-head of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, on February 10th, 2003, to say that duct tape and plastic sheeting should be part of any home's "survival kit" in preparation for a terrorist attack. That set off a run on duct tape at stores, and widespread criticism of the administration...
Paulison brings an extensive resume to the post. He ran fire operations for Miami-Dade County in Florida, and was past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. But in light of the response to this hurricane, another comment he made at the time of the Duct Tape announcements rings especially loudly. Paulison said in February, 2003, that in the first 48 to 72 hours of an emergency, many Americans would likely have to look after themselves...

While that's certainly interesting news, perhaps we should take a closer look at that 2 or 3 days figure. When exactly does Keith expect help to arrive in the case of a major disaster? In a few hours, or in a day or two? Have Americans grown so soft that they can't manage without the assistance of the government? Perhaps we should attempt to inculcate a tiny bit of self-reliance among the populace, eh Keith?

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