Is it time to care yet?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by madame_zora, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. madame_zora

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    Another in the long line of bush's blatant lies to the american public. I know nobody cares, but it looks like he was caught on film being briefed about katrina before it hit. He said he wasn't told the magnitude, which turns out to be false. NOW he says he was only told once, not several times. Wow, I guess the members of FEMA forgot that a babbling idiot needs things repeated several times to understand them. Otherwise he plays guitar.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060302/ap_on_go_pr_wh/katrina_video
     
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    Don't look at me, I voted for Bartlet.
     
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    He'll probably claim it's all the fault of bad intell.
     
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    He sat through that whole briefing and didn't ask ONE f*cking question! He's so detached from reality it's really frightening!! Does he remind anyone of the Wizard of Oz?? (Pay no attention to the man (Karl Rove) behind the curtain!)
     
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    Absofuckinglutely!

    Here's a post from my own political blog a while back (during Plamegate, which everyone should have been furious about):

    He's a sleezball! If anyone in the administration is pulling the strings, it's Rove, not Cheney.
     
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    You don't understand Jana. Katrina hit black Democratic New Orleans. Now had it been a upper middle class Replublican city well, Bush would have listen a bit more closely.
     
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    But that's precisely the point. Had North Dallas been in peril, you better believe President Flappinghead would have used all available resources. Furthermore, after an extensive survey of the New Orleans levees a few years ago, a determination was made that if anything above a catagory 3 hurricane hit, the damage would be catastrophic. Many excuses were made as to WHY funding wasn't available. Included was a wonderful computer model and guess what...the city was inundated with flood waters in the EXACT manner predicted in the model. I'm no conspiracy theorist but some of you might look into exactly why the money never flowed in this direction to fix such an obvious and dangerous problem to protect...yes...a city of predominantly black Democrats.
     
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    If you have been following this story, you know that the line he has been fed by his advisors is "Well, uh, what we meant when we said we had no knowledge is this: we did know that the levees could fail, but by the time the hurricane made landfall, it seemed to have diminished in strength, so it did not seem as urgent." Right... if you are stupid enough to swallow this big turd of damage control. If the administration had any concerns at all for "those people," their teams would have been at the very least, organized and on alert, if not already partially deployed. I have no doubt that the experts told the administration that, although the winds were somewhat diminished, storms are unpredictable, and Katrina was still packing a dangerous punch. If they knew that there were problems with the levee system, the FEMA teams should have been there ready for relief efforts before landfall.
     
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    You know, us Europeans don't need any more reasons to laugh at America. I'd personally appreciate it if you would STOP GIVING US AMMO!

    No really, politics aside, how can anyone vote for someone so stupid! He's not got any logic, shine of leadership, or even "ulterior motives". I mean, Katrina was NOT his fault, it was a natural disaster, but the American response puts every third world country to shame.

    Think about it, the famine in Somalia has a faster response then the US government to New Orleans. Aren't any of you Patriots? Aren't any of you upset that your own nation needed to pool resources from charity like a scrounging Nigerian (no offence). Aren't any of you embarrased that the richest nation on the planet needed help from foreign nations?

    I tell you what, God help us all if San Andreas decides to get angsty.
     
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    God, I've missed you Orca!

    Yes, to all of the above. There are a goodly number of us who are completely humiliated at how we look in the eyes of the world. The only ones who are not are the ones for whom the rest of the world does not exist. Read here- right-wing idiots. Everyone else knows how much egg we have on our faces.
     
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    I've been following the story of Katrina and the foreknowledge of the US administration for some time. NEW SCIENTIST, which has a US edition, has run alot of info on it since before the event happened.

    It seems to me just another case of GW being either too stupid to comprehend the problem, or of being so arrogant and "god blessed" that he believed it just wouldn't happen.

    If the man truly believes he has a hotline to the almighty why would he ever believe that such a tragedy would occur during his administration. I only hope he sees the events as some sort of divine retribution for his recent mistakes rather than clicking his ruby red loafers together and saying "There's no place like America" as he usually does.
     
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    the only thing the american public cares about is that they dont pay any higher taxes even tho we pay some of the lowest taxes among any Western nation.

    it also doesnt help that there is no real 2nd party to try and stand up to offer a second choice for people to vote for.

    just remember this:
    republicans have all bad ideas and democrats have no ideas.
     
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    In 1940 Charlie Chaplin made his famous movie lampooning Hitler -
    "The Great Dictator"

    If he were alive today, he'd be making one about GW and calling it -
    "The Great Po-Tater"

    :wink:
     
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    Embarassing, but completely true.
     
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    There was another hugely unpopular (at the time) president who stood by his convictions and committed troops to fight in a war most of the country and modern world opposed.

    His picture is on pennies.
     
  16. madame_zora

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    Yes Shelby, he supported the betterment of mankind, not the aquisition of oil.
     
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    see as a canadian, I try to follow the whole presidential race. To be honest, alot of people voted for bush becasue of what happened after 9/11. Before then, american was saying " what the hell.. this idiot is crazy". the 9/11 came, and went.. and people were scared. Very scared. They wanted protection and in came bush both guns blazing. Bush is pretty charismatic, and that makes for an effective leader, despite his less than comprehnsive verbal abilities:biggrin1:
     
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    Shelby,
    I am not sure I get your logic. Which one best represents your point?

    1) Any President who is unpopular is always right.
    2) Any war declared by an unpopular president is a good idea.
    3) Any unpopular president who stands by his convictions must be right.
    4) Any unpopular presdennt who commits troops to an unpopular war must be right.
    4) Any war the modern world opposes must be right.

    JustAsking
     
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    I know hardly anyone here believes this is even remotely possible but my point was that it just might turn out GW is in this thing for exactly what he says. And 30 years down the road they won't be routinely murdering women over there for losing their virginity before marriage and all the other whacked out shit they do.

    GW may, like Lincoln, be viewed by history as a hero, not a fool.
     
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    Well of course he'll be proven right! He's given us 10 dozen half-assed reasons to be killing and getting killed over there. I'm sure one of them will eventually be proven accurate.
     
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