Laugh for the Day

I realize that this has nothing to do with Georgia politics, but this is too good to pass up. How sad

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina’s flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

When the boat’s motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: “Whatever I can do to help.”

With the boat loaded with members of Penn’s entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: “How are you going to get any people in that thing?”

3 comments

  1. Big Mack says:

    I have a step son in the U S Army who is assigned there trying to help with the evacuation. He has done two complete tours in Iraq and has more decorations than General Patton. They have ceased the night flying operations because the people who are shooting at them from the ground are not as numerous in the day as they are at night. Things are real bad for the people who stayed but I would like to know what part of “Mandatory Evacuation” did they not understand. If I had heard that, I would have been walking north even if I didn’t have a nickel in my pocket. The media is very quick to criticize the current administration’s reaction time but the blame lies squarely with the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana and with their democrat cronies, one of whom (FDR) put the ancestors of these folks on welfare so that they could control their votes. A few years ago Andrew blew Homestead Florida away. It went on out in the gulf churned back up to strength and blew into the Atchafalaya swamp west of New Orleans which is filled with Cajun people. I don’t remeber seeing a single one of those people crying and carrying on about what the “guvmint” needed to do for them. This whole business of FEMA is a realitively new thing. It was but a few years ago that the state and local governments and the Small Business Administration was the only help available and people looked after themselves. I hate to think that my son is going to be killed by a bunch of ungrateful democrats with guns after his brave service in Iraq.

  2. landman says:

    Penn,I thought it was only when you opened your mouth that you made yourself look like the idiot that you are…….I guess not!!!!!!!!

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