Monday, March 23, 2009

I don't know where I'm a gonna go, when the volcano blow

Who was that incredibly naive jerk a few weeks ago who complained about spending federal money to monitor volcanoes? Oh yeah, rising Repub star Bobby Jindal:
In his official Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech to the nation Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said repeatedly that "Americans can do anything!"

With one exception, apparently. We don't need to keep an eye on simmering volcanoes.

Jindal singled out "volcano monitoring" as an unnecessary frill that Democrats stuck in the recently adopted stimulus package.

"Their legislation is larded with wasteful spending," Jindal said. "It includes ... $140 million for something called 'volcano monitoring.' Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C."

Surprise, Bobby. You totally FAIL. From Alaska Volcano Observatory:
The eruption of Mt. Redoubt continues. The height of the eruption cloud is estimated to be 50,000 ft above sea level. Further reports will be issued as more information becomes available.
I'm pretty sure folks would appreciate a warning about fucking mountains blowing up, which seems to be somewhat common in Alaska. But if Gov. Jindal had his way, I guess there would be no warning system in place.

Gov. Jindal, here's your Katrina moment. Savor it, it tastes like shit.