> From an email sent to me with lots of photos (I’m leaving most of them out) of flood damaged areas… very similar to the horrific images we saw on the news back when Katrina struck New Orleans. The text says it all.

What’s the difference between Iowa (The Heartland of America) and New Orleans?

New Orleans knew that a hurricane was coming and chose to do little, then expect the government and taxpayers to rebuild the city and their homes better than they were prior to the hurricane.

Iowans just watch it rain and dealt with it.

Where are the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods? Where is good old Michael Moore?

Why is the media NOT asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn’t solved this problem? …Asking where the FEMA trucks and trailers and food services are?

Why isn’t the Federal government moving Iowa people into free hotels in Chicago and Minneapolis?

When will Spike Lee say that the Federal government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?

Where are Sean Penn, Bono, and the Dixie Chicks?

Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes, cases of beer, and television sets?

When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a ‘vanilla’ Iowa… because that’s what God wants?

Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of shootings at rescuers, of rapes and murder?

Where are all the people screaming that George Bush hates white, rural people? My God, where are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Oprah, and Hillary Clinton?

How come in another two weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again? Where are the government bailout vouchers? The government debit cards?

There must be one hell of a big difference between the value of the people of Iowa and value of the people of Louisiana.