"The lessons of September 11th! The lessons of September 11th!"
There's only one "lesson of September 11th."
Republicans intend to turn our country into a feudal theocracy where a few, old, white men own everything, and the rest of us are to be glad we're serfs, and not slaves...although slavery has never been far off their table. (See archived posts on suspension of First, Second and Fifth Amendments, and suspension of minimum wage for Halliburton's day laborers hired to clean up after Katrina.
..................One environmental lesson of 9-11
King Goerge lied to everyone about New York's air quality in the days following the collapses of the Twin Towers, resulting in countless respiratory problems among first responders and citizens.So?One environmental lesson of 8-29EPA covers up damage to NOLA
Toxic waters will make city uninhabitable for ten years.
...................A lesson in actual compassion:
Not all rich people are like King Goerge and his supporters
NBA star Shaq hires 18-wheelers, collects emergency relief supplies for Katrina victims
.....................Gore chartered two flights, evacuated 270 people
And didn't grandstand for reporters as King Goerge will do for a third time today.
(By now, surely you've figured out the myriad similarities between "Kompassionate Konservative Kristian" and the other
KKK, right?)Jerry Falwell, 13 Sept 2001
"I really believe that the pagans
, and the abortionists
, and the feminists
, and the gays
and the lesbians
who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU
, People For the American Way
--all of them*
who have tried to secularize America--I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"
(And the midgets, and the Hollywood celebrities, and Clinton, and the media, and the bikers, and Clinton, and the Jews, and Clinton, and the Catholics, and the model airplane builders, and Clinton...)Pat Robertson, 10 Sept 2005"Ellen DeGeneres caused 9-11. And Katrina. And ruined Gulf War II."
If God really hated Ellen that much, wouldn't He just give her cancer or hit her with a bus instead of killing all those people in NYC and on the Gulf Coast?
Okay, but riddle me this: Why do photos of the hole in the Pentagon, shot just minutes after the "airliner" hit, show no "airliner" wreckage whatsoever
? No wings, no engines, no tail section...nada, zero, zip, goose egg. Not a single piece of scrap metal.
On the other hand, "Flight 93," the airliner that "heroic passengers brought down" in that field in Pennsylvania left a trail of debris seven miles long. That's right, debris from that very airliner was found seven miles away from the impact crater
. I have had this personally confirmed by two totally reliable sources--one law enforcement, one Air Force--who don't know each other. That airliner was shot down. Period.
Now, that said, it should have been shot down
In war, leaders sometimes have to make terrible decisions. For instance, during WWII the British codebreakers found out the Luftwaffe was going to bomb Coventry, and even knew the date and time. Churchill realized that if the RAF met the attack in large numbers, the German High Command would figure out their code had been compromised, and would make changes. Churchill understood that losing the ability to read the German codes could cost tens or hundreds of thousands of lives over the course of the war. So he ordered a normal RAF response to the Luftwaffe raid which killed about two thousand people and destroyed a very old cathedral, along with industrial targets. This was one of those times when all options were terrible, but one was--as Churchill himself said--"the least worst." He made a difficult decision, and the right one. That's what leaders are required to do.
What's this got to do with "Flight 93?" Everything. When it was reported that terrorists had taken over the airliner, the Twin Towers had already been hit. Someone on the ground had to make what's called "a command decision." Does he let the airliner hit a building full of hundreds or thousands of people, or does he order it shot down?
If you think about it, it's an easy call. Knowing that either way it's going to be hard on the passengers and crew, you order Flight 93 shot down to keep it from hitting a large target and killing far more people.
The point is, whoever made that terrible call made the right--and only--call. So why can't our president simply say, "I ordered Flight 93 shot down to save many more lives." If he didn't give the order, Cheney or Rumsfeld did. Or maybe an Air Force commander on the ground gave the order. Maybe a fighter pilot who was scrambled to track the airliner acted independently with little time to spare before another target was destroyed. Whoever gave the order (or took the action) did exactly the right thing, and the legalities of chain of command are irrelevant, given the circumstances. In fact, military officers are taught to act independently when orders are not forthcoming.
Every graduate of every officer training program hears a very important piece of leadership philosophy: "Don't do nothing
!" By which they mean, "Don't just stand there sucking on a prune pit, ACT! LEAD!"
I don't envy whoever gave the order to shoot down Flight 93, but I do respect him. (I say "him" because the odds are it was a "him.") He earned his pay. He served his country well. He saved lives.
So why can't this administration--just one time--be straight with the American people? All they had to do was say what had to be done, and why. As much as I despise Bush, I'd back him 100% if it turned out he gave the order. Same thing for Cheney or Rumsfeld. It was the only possible decision. And it took guts and real leadership on somebody's part to make that decision.
But, no, we get this flag-waving, cock-and-bull$#!+ story about, "Let's roll,"
and brave, patriotic passengers sacrificing their lives to save others, yadda yadda yadda ad nauseum.
It can't possibly be true, but the public swallowed it hook, line and sinker. But that's not the issue.
The issue is, this administration just can't not lie about something...anything...everything.
They're all sociopaths and pathological liars. So instead of showing true leadership, they showed their true colors.Color them untrustworthy from that day forward, and forevermore.
Actually, two countries...America and Iraq.
Top neocon visited NOLA the other day"Setting deadlines for evacuation would only embolden other hurricanes"
America to entire King Goerge junta: "Go Cheney yourselves!"
Kinda sounds like a dress rehearsal for Katrina, don't it?
When he supposedly read, saw, got briefed on or heard about an "historical document" title something like, oh what was it..."Osama bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside The United States."
How did he and his gang of sockpuppets deal with that? I can't remember...oh, right, they did nothing at all.
Watch and remember the utter uselessness
of our unelected president when we needed him the most.
Only a small percentage went to New York City.
And our worthlesscorporatemedia swallowed every time and said, "Thank you, sir. May I please have another?"
You know what I'm talking about...Gulf War II.
"Goodness, Barney, we're not in Crawford anymore."
These are just the top 40. There are thousands more.
, give copies to everyone you hear blame the citizens of NOLA for the government's abject failure to do, well, anything at all for days.
We're fighting them over there because they never attacked us over here.
The fact is, he lied and 1895 GIs died so Halliburton could rake in the dough and the neocons could steal a whole country.
And they probably thought they were sending a message to us peaceniks. Well, they did, but we already knew they were fascist asshole bullies.
"Facts are stupid things." Dutch Reagan.
"We're not giving anything. We don't have anything yet to give."
"Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job..." not even close to the worst.
First draft: "Died heroically in combat."
Second draft: "Died in an accident."
Why can't they tell the truth the first time? Don't they think we'll eventually find out what really happened? Is this how they win our trust? Given that their commandeerer-in-thief is a pathological liar
, that doesn't make it okay for others to do it, too. Those involved in this liefest should go to Gitmo.
Meanwhile, King Goerge played air guitar, Big Dick bought another mansion, and Condo bought new shoes.
SWAT point many guns at truckload of reporters.
I'm sure they looked like looters.
Yep, it's welfare's fault this entire adminstration is corrupt and incompetent.
FEMA shouldn't reimburse churches.
That's why we call it "giving" instead of "lending." The "Good Samaritan" didn't lend
money to the guy who'd gotten mugged, he left it behind as an anonymous gift
He's funnier, but I said it first last week. Watch the video clip.
And FEMA can't figure out how to deliver a little debit card.How much of this taxpayer money will these criminals donate back to the criminals who keep getting them no-bid contracts?
...and the money will go to King Goerge's corrupt gubmnt!If I stole a tank of gas, I'd go to jail.
Maybe I should steal a billion or two so I could get off Scott-free like resluglicons always do.
FEMA has done nothing right and everything wrong.
Remember the good, old days when you had to be qualified to get a really important job?
King Goerge's entire administration can do only three things well: Lie, steal, and wipe their butts with the Constitution.
Wait, isn't that one of the two wars Spawn Insannity said his king already won?Let's recap:
Caught Osama-no. Stopped opium trade-no. Allowed opium trade to quadruple-YES. Yep, StrongLeader strikes again.
Over half of us never liked you, you illiterate, redneck, unelected, lying, warmongering dipshit.
GeorgiePorgie whines, snivvles about 9-11, unity, fiberty, freedom fries...something. Who knows what this dry drunk is talking about anymore.
Sends whiney email to family.
Thinks he was in "public service." Too bad he didn't think of that two weeks ago when his public needed some damn service from him...not that he knew what to do.
When you ally yourself with sociopaths, you're liable to get what's coming to you. And I hope you lose your law license, too, you pitiful excuse for a man.
King Goerge's hated backdoor appointee creates philosphical disaster equivalent to that on Gulf Coast.
German cargo plane lacked proper paperwork
German government may or may not try again.
Outside NOLA, of course, where King Goerge is confiscating legally-owned firearms. (See archives)The next redneck who says, "Gun-grabbin' libruls" in my presence is gonna get a bitch-slappin'.
The First and Second Amendments having already been flushed into th Gulf of Mexico (see archives), the Fifth now joins the rest of King Goerge's refuse. Three down, seven to go.King Goerge can imprison Americans without charging them.Something about "due process..."
General becomes "blame-America-firster."
His next post will be in BF, Egypt.
"Independent contractors," as they like to call themselves, act like Old West bandidos
causing problems instead of preventing them.
His next post will be in Lower Slobovia.Says Gulf War II hurt quick response to Gulf War III. I hope he's happy with three stars. He'll never see four.
Why is it always Florida? When is that God-forgot place just gonna break off and drift on down to the Bermuda Triangle where it belongs?
one put there by God.King Goerge can't protect us from a heavy dew.Newsweek flash: Bush approval 38%, 57% have lost confidence in U.S. to deal with disaster
Please visit our archives
You'll be glad you did.
And this is from a black republican!
So, instead of doing his job, he avoided the people who needed him the most in favor of a meaningless photo-op.
One prominent African-American supporter of Mr. Bush who is close to Karl Rove, the White House political chief, said the president did not go into the heart of New Orleans and meet with black victims on his first trip there, last Friday, because he knew that White House officials were "scared to death"
of the reaction.
"If I'm Karl, do I want the visual of black people hollering at the president as if we're living in Rwanda?" said the supporter, who spoke only anonymously because he did not want to antagonize Mr. Rove.
So says their man in the White House. As if we didn't already know that for, oh, the last 30 years.White House announces scheme to sneak Gonzales onto the Supreme Court.
Does King Goerge accept Castro's offer, or does he make silly political comments for his reactionary base?
Okay, then why haven't the cops found any evidence of those crimes?
Should have been nothingdoers like resluglicons are.
Weather service warned of devastation in advance. What jerks for taking a chance on being wrong. Everybody knows you do nothing first
, then lie, spin and blame others when you're wrong.
Wants to write addendum to his legacy...three years too late.
Now that I think about it, Colin, just shut up and go back to fixing up old Volvos. You had your chance to help prevent Gulf War II, and you blew it big time.
Turns out, Brownie did do a heckuva job.
Katrina death toll probably measured in tens of thousands instead of hundreds of thousands. 'Way to go, Brownie. Now go back to Washington and make us this safe from the next disaster.
...man America elected President in 2000.
Paid for charter flights, rescued 270 people, refused to be interviewed about it.
(*Courtesy Newt the Grinch c. 1995)
Didn't know brain damage was contagious, did you? But then, she did marry the fool...
"Katrina," Laura, not "Corrina."
Why is an amtalkingheadradio jerk on a teevee "news" show in the first place?
Since when did opinions and arguments become news?
If he's a kristian, I'd hate to meet a racist asshole.
Remember to re-link 9-11 and Gulf War II before praying for Katrina survivors.
Resluglicons pretty much stole the rest.
McClellan should be tarred and feathered for lying so much.
...I'd hate to see what they consider getting hit
with a nuke. Why does America tolerate these liars?
All resluglicons are lying pussbuckets.
LA governor declared emergency two days before Katrina hit. Resluglicons say she didn't act in time. What, did she go on vacation like King Goerge, Big Dick and Condo?
Bill of Rights a little safer from King Goerge
Activist judge says FEMA may not censor media; CNN to show truth about how bad Katrina was and how FEMA made things worse.
With Diebold in charge of "counting" votes, he needn't have bothered.
Floridians who weren't affected by last year's hurricane got $31 million
. Jebya's emails confirm activity.
Visit our archives
You'll be glad you did.
They're not in the business of providing coverage for disasters; they're in the business of making money.
Claim Katrina is TWO separate events, won't pay up. Survivors victims of monster worse than Katrina--Kompassionate Konservative Kristianity
Patriots protect America from unPatriot Act
Activist judge sides with ultralibrul ACLU, rules part of unPatriot Act unconstitutional, lifrs gag order on librarians. Bill of Rights
a little safer from King Goerge.
How much has she
"I'd rather have them
here dead than alive...you don't have to worry about feeding them
." (Scroll down to AMANPOUR)
...will get fake dogtags for attending "Iraq is about 9-11" party Sunday in D. C..
...will pray for Katrina survivors after
they celebrate war they won't serve in.
...won't serve in the war they demanded. Sign this petition.
...ruined one man's lunch here.
...teach us that this administration can't keep us safe from a heavy frost...or their criminal friends at Halliburton and in the oil industry.
Says "values" debate is over. I guess so when he wants "America's Adulterer" to become cleanup czar for Gulf Coast.
Wants people to pay for weather forecasts.
Remember "Hooverville" during the Great Depression? There you go.
Says to evacuees, "Now tell me the truth, boys, isn't this kind of fun?"
Likens barely escaping Katrina to camping out. Thinks the rescue is mostly about Houston. What an asshole.
Talent on loan from God--who only loves white people, preferably the rich kind.Just listen.
His words are better than mine. This time.
They're all revealing their core racism now...not that we've ever forgotten their history.
Chertoff says "Brownie" still has a job, just not with hurricane effort. No video yet.Coast Guard admiral, on station for several days, takes over.
In Bushworld, do badly, get promoted. Do "great job," get relieved. He'll still get a Medal of Freedom.
One step closer to slavery
Issued executive order yesterday allowing Halliburton
($500 million no-bid contract) to pay NOLA residents BELOW MINIMUM WAGE
for working to clean up their city.They'd better steal all they can now. We're going to remember all this stuff, and next year's mid-term election is going to be a massacre.
UPDATE"Brownie" is a big, fat liar.
His resume is loaded with jobs he never had. And he was an intern, not an administrator, in city management while a college student. This fraud must be fired!
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1103003,00.htmlBut he's so perfect for King Goerge's administration
Stephen Jones, a prominent Oklahoma lawyer who was lead defense attorney on the Timothy McVeigh case, was Brown's boss for two-and-a-half years in the early '80s. "He did mainly transactional work, not litigation," says Jones. "There was a feeling that he was not serious and somewhat shallow."
Jones says when his law firm split, Brown was one of two staffers who was let go.
Sounds like just the man for F-Troop...but not for FEMA.
"I (don't) see dead people."King Goerge suspends First Amendment.
Media not allowed to show dead bodies in NOLA. At least one website spammed to death, probably by FEMA. (Click headline)
Watchdog group says FEMA is censoring reporting
.......................King Goerge suspends Second Amendment.
Police confiscate legally-owned
firearms from NOLA citizens despite numerous reports that violence has all but disappeared.
5094&partner=homepageWant to go for three?
Resluglicons reveal their true colors
Louisiana won't red or blue. It'll just be white."We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."
More about good ol' boy, Richard Baker
................."Leave the n****** where they are."
...................Radiotalinghead calls Katrina survivors "scumbags"
He also hates 9-11 families.
Kompassionate Konservative Kristian kops wouldn't let them.Police fired weapons to disperse crowds at border, took their water, made people turn around.
I guess Mississippi already had their quota of...you know.
God only loves white people
Let's ask Fred Phelps if God hates poor, black people as much as He hates fags. (Is Phelps a latent African-American?)
...immigration. Was there anything else they might have talked about that day? Anything to do with, I don't know, a hurricane, maybe?
God only loves am radio.
Well, those hippies are a bunch of "FM types," after all. If they'd been good, God-fearin' amtalkingheads
After all, they brought it on themselves.
Even cancervatives are giving King Goerge bad report cards this time.
Katrina refugees safely tucked away in the mountains, far away from white people. FEMA not letting anyone out.This is a horrible story of decent church people trying to help those in need, but being kept from doing so by FEMA and local law enforcement.
Local pastor takes arrested man's family into her home.
Wait, aren't women supposed to keep silent in the church?
But, whoa, he did declare National Prayer Day...for AFTER his "Gulf War II is about 9-11" party.
Sheriff confiscated their food and water at gunpoint. Other food set off metal detectors at airport, also confiscated.
Long, important account of the first days after Katrina. Read it.
So more of "those people" would die.
Huge solar flare interferred with NOLA first responders' radios.Sorry about all the collateral damage, though. You know, like to Trent Lott's house. When God goes hunting, He sure is a bad shot, isn't He?
Well, except for FUBAR...er, FEMA.
This guy rented a bus, delivered food and water while King Goerge held up deliveries for photo-ops, and FEMA held a circle jerk.
One more time, "The lessons of September 11th."9-11 commission members say King Goerge learned nothing from them, and did even less.
Well, he was absent that day. I guess he forgot to borrow someone's notes.
Resluglicons simply cannot exist without enemies.
That's 20 million barrels
he turned down. He also passed on Castro's offer of 1500 doctors and other medical personnel.
What a golden opportunity for King Goerge to finally be, you know, presidential
, and make a little peace for a change. All he had to do was graciously accept these offers and invite the Ayatollah and Fidel to a nice White House dinner. Afterwards, they could have smoked a few of Fidel's world-famous cigars, strolled around the Rose Garden for the cameras, and started making the world a little safer.But, Noooooooo.
Resluglicons don't make peace. They love war too much. And profits. All that oil would have cost King Goerge's friends in the oil binniss money, and we can't have that. And then he couldn't have bombed Iran for the nukes they don't have. What kind of sissypants president makes peace, for Pete's sake?
Defends censorship. Works for the Moonie TIMES. 'Nuff said.
"Nobody wants to wake up and see a picture of his dead uncle." (But we should see pictures of Rehnquist's coffin every five minutes.)
So would Bill Clinton. John Kerry...not so much...sigh...If the election were re-held today...
Queen Laura doesn't even know the hurricane's name!
Called it, "Corinna." Twice.Is this why her husband stayed on vacation while NOLA died? Was he waiting for the wrong hurricane?
Who else would do this besides King Goerge's brownshirts?NBC says Louisiana now had 25,000 body bags ready.
Resluglicon Floridians got new clothes, cars...all sorts of stuff after what was described as a "heavy storm."SIDEBARAll resluglicons are criminals who belong in Gitmo.
Colorado liquor stores got 9-11 "recovery" loans
Program had little, if any, oversight. Banks had financial incentives to make as many loans as possible.
Catastrophe causes Democrats to evolve back into vertebrates, too.
(See below editorial about journalists.)
The top Congressional Democrats announced their opposition Thursday to the creation of a GOP-led bicameral committee to examine federal, state and local relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Calling it a sham and a charade
, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she will not appoint anyone from her Caucus to the joint committee. And Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will urge his Democratic colleagues not to serve on the panel, a senior aide said Thursday morning.
Our compassionate President-in charge of vice responded, "He must be a friend of John...er, ah, never mind."
Here's the video.
Connected--Cheney-F-himself.movWas he about to say, "...Kerry?" Is Big Dick learning to talk like Der Ruschkopf and blame a Democrat for what somebody else does?
Everybody who's surprised at this, raise your hand. I do admit I'm a bit surprised they'd say so publicly yet.
Don't you just love the compassionate cancervative reponse to Katrina?
After 9-11, with people from several countries dead in NYC, cancervatives were all, "Victims=good, evildoers=bad."
But now, with mostly poor, black Americans dead in NOLA, they're all, "Victims=bad, nothingdoers=good."
If CNN had a live video feed letting millions watch King Goerge buggering Cheney, cancervatives would say, "They're not gay! They're doing what Vikings did. And Vikings were real men!"
Leave it to the WingNutDaily to emphasize "union" and ignore that oil refineries were shut down unnecessarily last year simply to boost prices.
"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
~Donald Rumsfeld Should add natural disasters to that now, Mr. Dumsfeld?
Theirs was the only front page in the country to say that.
Maybe Pentagon and other top-ranking officials should read something else from now on so they can know what's actually happening instead of what the vast, right-wing conspiracy lie/propaganda network want us to believe is happening.
Don't tell me there's no such thing as evolution.
Since the media de-regulation massacre of the 1980s, big corporations have taken control of what used to be called "journalism," and remanufactured it into infotainment. Journalists themselves evolved into invertebrate
creatures more interested in hairstyles and wardrobe than, well, journalism. Thus, we have polls and online feedback as part of the evening "news."
Gulf War II was a golden opportunity to start changing things. But instead of choosing to evolve back into journalists, reporters allowed themselves to be "embedded" with marine and army units roaring and howling into Iraq. The result was, from such close range reporters could not see, much less report on, "the war."
They could only report on "the men."
(And, for the first time in any significant numbers, "the women.")
But in the last couple of weeks, something strange has happened. Now, scientists--actual scientists, not those "theo-scientists"
at Falwell's Liberty "University," and such places--will tell you they believe now that evolution happened, not gradually over the millennia as was thought for 150 years, but in leaps and bounds, probably because of catastrophic events like comets, asteroids or rapid climate changes. At such times, some species died out while others took giant evolutionary steps. This is what's happening in journalism right now.
Hurricane Katrina provided such a catastrophic event for the news media. Journalists--not all, to be sure, but some--are evolving back into vertebrate
creatures. They are growing spines right before our very eyes. And not just the same kinds of spines their ancestors had, but a new type. And they're evoloving into a new species
They're not just questioning press secretaries and politicians, they're arguing
with them. They're calling them on their lies and spin. They're getting personally involved in the horrors of Katrina's aftermath, and they're saying so live, in living color. They're calling failure "failure," they're calling incompetence "incompetence," and they're naming names.
Look at how they treated Scott McClellan yesterday.
Parallel to this evolution, other species are beginning to show signs of dying out. Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are losing audiences in markets all over the country. Ann Coulter's columns are getting dropped from newspapers. The Washington TIMES and WorldNetDaily are losing what little credibility they ever had. Others of their species are in trouble, too. Maybe they'll all go extinct.Evolution exists. Journalists are evolving.
It's just a damn shame it took the biggest natural disaster in our history for it to happen. Good news is, the new journalists just might save this country if they keep up the good work they began last week. America doesn't need for journalists to be stenographers. America needs journalists who will be journalists.
America needs to hear the facts and see the pictures and video. Truth is sometimes unpleasant, like nasty-tasting medicine. But in time, just like the medicine, truth makes this country heal.
Keep your fingers, eyes and blood vessels crossed that more journalists evolve back into vertebrates
You just gotta love resluglicons for their creativity. They've taken hypocrisy to several new levels in the last week.
Now, how did they know it was going to be bad when King Goerge and his entire junta didn't know?
A lot of people need to go to Gitmo for this.
It's from the White House press release.
To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, "He's fighting the weather there
so he doesn't have to fight it here
Had two years in office to make all the right contacts on the Gulf Coast. Now he's raking it in.
Preserve history. Preserve the facts. Remember the truth. Remember the lies, incompetence and corruption
when you vote in next year's mid-terms.
AMtalkingheadradio=good, pictures=bad, very badSince Vietnam, soldiers have been brainwashed into believing reporters are their real enemies.In King Goerge's police state, soldiers and cops decide who gets to use the First Amendment.
Leroy Fouchea, 42, waited in the sweltering heat for an hour to get his ration -- his first proper food since Monday -- and immediately handed it over to a sickly friend.
He then offered to show reporters the dead bodies of a man in a wheelchair, a young man who he said he dragged inside just hours earlier, and the limp forms of two infants, one just four months old, the other six months old
A National Guardsman refused entry.
"It doesn't need to be seen, it's a make-shift morgue in there," he told a Reuters photographer. "We're not letting anyone in there anymore. If you want to take pictures of dead bodies, go to Iraq."
New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Gordon Russell witnessed gunfire between police and civilians that he says "left one man dead in a pool of blood." Afterwards police slammed Russell and the photojournalist against a wall and threw their equipment to the ground when the duo got out of their SUV to cover the scene.
Russell says afterward they retreated to the reporter's home where they hid, and plan to flee the city Thursday evening.
Sadly, many in broadcast media don't know--or care about--the differences anymore. When this happens, it becomes our job to preserve true history.
"Church" sign calls NOLA "Sodom and Gomorrah." For what purpose besides self-agrandizement? Does this win souls for Jesus? Or does it merely make members of this "church" feel superior?Ignoring for a moment that NOLA is only one city...
"Pastor Bennett says the sign, is a sign of the times. "The purpose of the sign is to wake American up to the fact that America is going away from God. New York City's 9/11 was a call of judgment and New Orlean's horrible incident was judgment on a wicked city."
"All our pastor was trying to say is that America is pulling away from God, and He wants America to realize that."No, what he said was, you're better than those sinful black people in NOLA.
Courtesy Keith Olbermann, MSNBC.
Paul Craig Roberts was Dutch's Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Where it'll end, only God knows.
Print this out. Bookmark this site. The fascist spinners are already using the media to repeat the lie that local and state officials didn't act in a timely manner. Preserve the actual history of this disaster.
A year ago this week, King Goerge said:
"I believe a President must confront problems, not pass them on
to future Presidents and future generations. (Applause.) I believe the most solemn duty of the American President is to protect the American people. (Applause.) If America shows weakness or uncertainty in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch."
The problems stemming from his administration's incompetence during a national disaster will be passed on
to future presidents and future generations. God only knows how long it'll take to rebuild the Gulf coast and rehouse the survivors.
They only took two days to fire an employee for wearing an "anti-Bush" t-shirt to a public event.
It so happened the president turned up in town at the same time, for a Fourth of July speech, and Rank turned up at the event with her husband Jeff. Both were wearing a T-shirt that read "Love America, Hate Bush" and "Regime Change Starts at Home"; the Charleston police told them to "cover [the shirts] up, take them off, or leave completely." When the Ranks refused they were forcibly removed from the premises and briefly imprisoned, so that the president could proceed with his speech declaring the Fourth an occasion to celebrate "the freedom for people to speak their minds, the freedom for people to worship as they so choose. Free thought and free expression, that's what we believe"
And within two days, FEMA informed Ms. Rank that because of the incident, she was being released from the Charleston assignment. That's some rapid action to protect the security of the homeland. A heck of job, you might even say. -- HOLLY MARTINS
One flight to Knoxville, one to Chattanooga. Also recruited doctors, nurses for medivac flights while King Goerge played air guitar.
Airboaters not allowed to rescue survivors.
As a flooded New Orleans sinks further into despair, up to 500 Florida airboat pilots
have volunteered to rescue Hurricane Katrina victims, transport relief workers and ferry supplies.
But they aren't being allowed in.
Democrats said no one had even seen a copy of the legislation.
Voting along party lines, Republicans denied a measure that would have allowed for two hours of discussion and opened up the measure to be amended.
Officials allegedly allowing in only Bush-friendly media.Excerpts from unsubstantiated reports.10:23
Joel just got removed. Almost arrested. Fox News is down on the floor. I'm in dome, hiding in seats. They're allowing some media on the floor, not others. 10:31
Just met members of the Polish press, they are being stopped from entering floor. Says this is like the former USSR. 10:57
Raw transcript of comments by NOLA evacuee Clara Barthelemy: "The 17th street levee was bombed by the Army Corps of Engineers to save the more valuable real estate in the city… to keep the French Quarter protected, the ninth ward was sacrificed… people are afraid to speak out… everyone who was near there heard the bombings… they bombed seven times...."
Another evacuee: "Over 20 rapes per night happening inside this place. They bring in national guard for media purposes. Bush wants us to stay here to raise his ratings. Some workers are stealing the good stuff, like shoes." 11:59
CNN have no problem getting in. Nobody's stopping them from accessing the floor, but other credentialed press who already have press badges are being stopped. 12:09
Evacuees I'm talking to are all telling me about rapes, murders, beatings which are taking place inside the Astrodome. 12:24
Man I'm speaking to, Danny Smith, says he cannot get housing because he has a felony. Aid workers found him a house but he is a felon, so they turned him away. FEMA has agreed to pay for his apartment, but he cannot get one. "Everyone has a felony here," he says. He thinks that people are going to riot 12:29
Evacuee Irvin Skinner: We have a curfew. We're being kept inside after 11pm. Forced to stay inside. They threw guns on everyone. Said 'come inside or your out of here'. Shoved guns, pointed them at adults. I'm a grown man, I have rights. This is an institution to us, it's like a jail. I'm a middle class man with a home being treated like a criminal because I'm black. If we were white, we wouldn't have this problem."
"We are not here by choice." 13:03
Harris County will not allow any radio station inside without a FEMA form even if operator has FCC permission. Austin Airwaves says trying to get form now, been waiting 2.5 days. No radio station inside the dome until that form is filled out.
Fascists sieze golden opportunity.
Who's next, queers? Libruls? Judges?
35% say his response to Katrina was "good or great." What would they consider "poor," carpet bombing NOLA?
Too many Customs employees volunteered to help FUBAR...er, FEMA, leaving law enforcement "stretched too thin."
Except in those days, a blog was a sign you carried while marching.
Now, most bloggers sit on their butts and pontificate. Still, the so-called "librul blogosphere" is spreading news to counteract fascist propaganda. And that's by and large a great thing. Oh, and we're raising money for Katrina's victims. To my knowledge, the fascists are only blaming them.
Almost every political news blog has experienced an increase in traffic over the past week. However, once again, the progressive blogosphere and netroots have experienced significantly larger traffic gains than their conservative rival. Looking at the one-hundred most trafficked blogs and netroots sites, as measured in August and today, the progressive advantage is obvious:
It's about damn time, isn't it?
Who is the Navy's commander-in-thief?The largest oil consignment smuggled out of Iraq took place with US approval just weeks before the April 2003 invasion
, according to a United Nations report.
The Independent Inquiry Committee has spent the past year examining the now defunct UN oil-for-food program. The report blamed UN officials and the Security Council for mismanagement that allowed former leader Saddam Hussein to divert more than $10 billion from kickbacks and smuggling.
But it also faulted the United States and other Security Council members for ignoring violations of UN sanctions.
All funds raised from the sale of the oil was supposed to be used to buy humanitarian goods.
The aim of the program was to alleviate the the impact on ordinary Iraqis of sanctions imposed in mid-1990 when Saddam invaded Kuwait.
While US Navy ships
were patrolling the Gulf in February 2003, making a show of boarding and searching leaky dhows and small ships, they turned a blind eye to tankers carrying $54 million of Iraqi oil under the scheme on Jordan's behalf
, the report said.
Neither one had a drop of experience at preventing
disasters, but both contributed
mightily to the disaster King Goerge has wrought on this country.
MoveOn.org serves its country one more time.
Also, CCAGW unveils "Katrina No Pork Pledge"
Meanwhile, assholes like Pat Robertson want money for themselves. (See post below)
He's capable, and I bet he'd like to write one more chapter for his biography after getting so badly used by King Goerge over WMDs. But will he work again for the guy who treated him like shit the first time? I'm hoping he won't work for King Goerge, but will work for the people of America this time. Let's hope he's learned his lesson.
"Mike, I'm going to make you do your job."
LA governor hires somebody who...wait for it
...knows how to get things done instead of a brownshirted lackey. What a concept.
...to pass up a chance to cut rich people's taxes again while slashing programs that will help Katrina's victims.
Moving to Houston "worked out well" for evacuees. How does Houston feel about having so many new blacks in town?
King Goerge won't say if he agrees with his mom's beautiful mind.
He is a vile man, a crook and an abomination.
Read the truth about this theofascist pussbucket.
"He has withstood criticism from fellow evangelicals for investing $520,000 in a racehorse named Mr. Pat, violating biblical admonitions against gambling. He was even accused of "Jim Crow-style racial discrimination" by black employees
who successfully sued his Christian Coalition in 2001 for forcing them enter its offices through a back door and eat in a segregated area
(Robertson has since resigned)."
There's so much more. Read it.
Someone said "Katrina was King Goerge's Monica." Skipping over some obvious jokes, how many lives did Monica cost?It's a summary, but it's still accurate.
At least that's what he said in his first coronation pack of lies.
DHS being SNAFU, and FEMA being FUBAR. In all respects.Admiral dispatched to save Brownie's ass.
Well, the military are supposed to keep civilians safe.
1-800-RED CROSS didn't belong to the Red Cross.
But now it does, with a little help from the FCC.
Scumbags were charging fee for use. Wanted zillions for transfer of number.
Several countries have had planes loaded for four days
, waiting to hear back from FUBAR.
Bookmark this. Download a copy.
Roll it up and whack everyone who says King Goerge and his toadies deserve anything better than tar and feathers.
Ah, who needs the First Amendment? We're at war!National Guard block entry, escort remaining reporters out of city.
If Americans see dead bodies, they won't believe what King Goerge says.
Dialogue from John Wayne in McClintock
"Are you gonna believe what you see, or what I tell ya?"
...while hundreds of thousands lost everything they had, including their lives. At least he got Halliburton another no-bid contract.
I remember four years ago, after 9-11, the Emmys were postponed twice. This fraudulent party is bad enough already, but shouldn't all those resources go to the Gulf coast? We're in an actual war down there.
He published it last December.
You know, after the tsunami?
Cops, K-9 units from all over ready to head south. Where's Brownie, practicing King Goerge's technique for milking a stallion?
Finally, someone with the cojones to call King Goerge what he has been his whole life...dangerous.
So said FEMA...er, FUBAR's "leader" last March. Imagine the horror if Katrina had hit in February
...before he was prepared, as never before, to act quickly, and stuff.
Chemotherapy patients told not to come to San Diego hospital.
Only King Goerge can hurt people on two coasts at the same time.
This was his last day of non-vacation vacation...while the Gulf coast was dying.
Oh, Rudy, shut up.
No one cares what you yankees say--about King Goerge or anything else.
Will King Goerge accept this offer and help Americans, or will he bomb them instead, and just take the oil like he did to Iraq? And where IS all that Iraqi oil, anyway?
Did God send us here on comets?
Worst Person In The World Grandstands--One Night Only!
Will pollute NYC to help Alabama and Mississippi (red states). He doesn't care about Louisiana (blue state).Hits Broadway for one-night show of hatespeech and lies, purportedly to raise money for Katrina aid.
Every sentence he utters reveals what an utter asshole he truly is. Says he's glad to replace The Lion King
for one night because it'll piss off the animal rights activists.
Wouldn't it be nice to buy the place out, take your friends, and when Fatass
comes on stage, just get up and leave? The money would still go to the Gulf, and OxycontinBoy
would be standing there wondering what hit him.
Instead of waiting for FEMA (aka FUBAR) and DHS (aka SNAFU) to figure out...well, anything.
All for only $149 per person, $259 per couple.
Cites governors of Alabama and Mississippi--states with far less destruction--as proof, while blaming Democrat governor of Louisiana for FEMA's and DHS's failures.
International friends ready days ago, still waiting.
Republican sex joke
A woman walked into a bridal shop one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.
"Well", replied the clerk, "exactly what type of dress are you looking for?"
The bride-to-be said, "A long frilly white dress with a veil."
The sales clerk paused for a moment, searching for the right words. Finally, she said, "Frankly, ma'am, gowns of that nature are considered more appropriate for brides being married for the first time, for those who are a bit more ... innocent ...if you know what I mean."
"Well," the woman replied, more than a little put out. "I assure you that I am as innocent as the rest of them. Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as virginal as any first-time bride. You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he died of a heart attack as we were checking into our hotel. My second husband and I got into a terrible fight in the limo on our way to the reception and haven't spoken since. We had that wedding annulled immediately."
"What about your third husband?" asked the sales clerk.
"He was a Republican. Every night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be."
Even King Goerge's friends are ignoring him now.
I guess those diseased criminals didn't heed their king's warnings about price gouging. Or did they notice his wink-wink, nudge-nudge when he said it? I did.
Only in King Goerge's compassionate cancervative Amerika.
Large Mexican army convoy spotted heading north.
I've said since the early '90s that the best thing that could happen to America would be for the resluglicons to have their way, unchecked, for two presidential terms. Then America and the world could see once and for all who resluglicons really were and what they really wanted to do to our country...and the world. I knew such an experience would be harsh in the short term, but would be good in the long term since people surely would then reject cancervative fascism for all time.
I've been proven right on the one hand. The resluglicons have made it crystal clear before the entire world that they are (as I've tried to tell people for 35 years) liars, criminals, fascists (and theofascists), warmongers and racists
. I now have to add institutionally unqualified for any government job
I was right, but I take no pleasure in it. My country is suffering a plague of rampant cancervatism that is destroying it from the inside out. Cancervatism is the moral, political and economic equivalent to the Ebola virus which dissolves a victim's internal organs into vile goo. We are in the biggest trouble since World War II, and I'm counting the Cold War.
What remains to be seen is whether Americans will face the facts of resluglicon evil and reject it forever. If they don't, our nation is doomed. It will rot like a decaying wisdom tooth, fester and die. Then we'll be a large third-world country or banana republic.
Is that what you want?
..........................Back to the headline
Judge Roberts harkens back to the racist arguments against "the Warren Court." The neo-fascist mythology of the middle 1960s declared that the Supreme Court itself is unconstitutional. This dark belief system is based entirely in cancervative hatred for what used to be called "integration," and is now called "diversity." The language is new ("judicial activism"), but the philosophy is as old as cancervatism itself: Cancervative white people simply don't want to have to look at or hear about black people of any political bent.
Resluglicons haven't hidden their sociopathy, criminality or fascism for several years now. They haven't had to since they're in charge of every branch of government, and no one can--or will--stand up to them. Now, with the nomination of Judge Roberts and the abominable chatter from the vast, right-wing conspiracy about the victims of Hurricane Katrina, they're not hiding their blatant racism anymore, either.
If you've paid any attention at all for the past few years, you now know everything there is to know about resluglicons. So the final question is, what are you prepared to do?
And what would be called today a "librul."
This long and powerful essay challenges christians to be for peace, not war. Read it.
Sends plane load of evacuees to wrong Charleston.
Don't buy it.
Governor Blanco asked for help on August 26. King Goerge stayed on vacation for five more days. That's the bottom line.
Give credit where credit is due.
Somebody up there actually used his/her head for once. Bravo.
Hey, it'll take attention away from a guy with only two years' experience as a judge.
Their first assignment was a photo-op with King Goerge.Many will hand out flyers.
ATLANTA - Not long after some 1,000 firefighters sat down for eight hours of training, the whispering began: "What are we doing here?"
As New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded on national television for firefighters - his own are exhausted after working around the clock for a week - a battalion of highly trained men and women sat idle Sunday in a muggy Sheraton Hotel conference room in Atlanta.
Many of the firefighters, assembled from Utah and throughout the United States by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, thought they were going to be deployed as emergency workers.
Instead, they have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA, shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone number: 1-800-621-FEMA. On Monday, some firefighters stuck in the staging area at the Sheraton peeled off their FEMA-issued shirts and stuffed them in backpacks, saying they refuse to represent the federal agency. More...
Or log onto their website, and they'll mail you information.All people need now is a phone, a computer and a FRACKIN' HOME ADDRESS THAT'S STILL THERE.
I saw a church sign today that said, "9-11 Prayer Vigil." I wondered why no prayer vigil for Katrina's victims.
Except in the Department of Blind Allegiance.
DeptHomeSec becomes SNAFU.
Can't a president just get on with his life?
And every one from now on will be stolen, too, unless we dump the Diebold and ES&S e-voting machines.
She declared an emergency on August 26.
King Goerge stayed on vacation five more days.
And refused delivery or even acceptance of emergency supplies, including fuel.
Have our media grown up enough to withstand this line of crap?Latest poll
explains why, instead of doing their jobs, the fascists are spending their resources trying to make King Goerge look less like the waste of DNA that he is and always has been.
Unlike our gubmnt..ahem
...leaders, he was too busy working with refugees for interviews and photo-ops.
This has not been NOLA PD's finest hour, has it?
Wants to "save lives" before affixing blame. (He should tell his friends in the vast, right-wing conspiracy propaganda network that.)He shoulda wanted to save lives instead of staying on vacation a week ago.
A sleeping giant--the worthlesscorporatemedia--may be awakening and becoming of some value to the American people again.
Katrinagate may be a renaissance for American journalism.
Even some at FAUXNEWS are showing signs of humanity, rational brain activity.
Compassionate cancervatism? Culture of Life? Where?
Or rather, those who were irresponsible
when America needed people with job skills. The failures need to be replaced right now with people able and willing to do their jobs.Why did FEMA...
--not accept Amtrak's help in evacuations?
--turn away experienced firefighters?
--turn back Wal-Mart supply trucks?
--prevent the Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel?
--ban the Red Cross from delivering food?
--bar morticians from entering New Orleans?
--block a 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid?
--fail to utilize a Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board?
--allow the city of Chicago to send just one truck?
--turn away generators?
--state "First Responders Urged Not To Respond"?
Well, they did send tons of Cipro
in their very first delivery. You know, just in case there was anthrax
CNN poll shows people realize we still need Bill Clinton more than ever.
FEMA made people stay in wrecked middle school. Listen to the phone call.
It'll come in handy as his boys create new lies to blame the mess on Clinton, queers and the people of New Orleans. Oh, a few heads will roll, but it'll be heads that never should have been there in the first place.
Actually, they'll be creating hogwash to blame everybody else for his own failures last week.
Don't let this fact get lost in the coming propaganda storm.
LA governor requested help from King Goerge on August 28...TWO DAYS before Katrina hit. That was a Sunday. King Goerge went back to work the following Thursday. Big Dick also stayed on vacation until Friday, and Condo started her New York vacation on Monday.
Now, if she'd been a resluglicon
governor of a red state...
Even though Army unit is to come home next year.
Russia, Dominican Republic also have squadrons of docs standing by, waiting to hear...something.
Meanwhile, King Goerge will dispatch Big Dick--finally out of his spider hole--to the Gulf coast to find out if gubmnt is finally doing what it should have been doing a week ago.
How much have the theofascists given or pledged?
But didn't reveal the Department of Education wrote the checks.
How much has Der Ruschkopf given? Coultergeist? O'Really? Insannity? Rove?
King Goerge turns honest men into liars. Remember Colin Powell?
Previously the NORTHCOM commander said he was ready, but didn't get a go-order. Now he says he did get the go-order
from both King Goerge and Dumsfeld.
This is what the military calls CYA--Cover Your Ass. It's also how he avoids getting court-martialled for insubordination.
Which is a red state and which is a blue state?
Fred Phelps says judge was "fag-enabler."Spawn Insannity still thinks this whackjob is a librul.
Cancels governor's Operation N*****lift.
And those are the nice things the New Yorker said about King Goerge.
"I thought so little, they rewarded me
By making me the ruler of the queen's navee."
In their operetta, HMS Pinafore
, he's Sir Joseph Porter--unqualified, but well connected.
If they wrote an operetta about King Goerge's junta, it'd be titled, HMS Cluster Fuck
or HMS Circle Jerk
. I can't decide which.
Except bonnie Prince Goerge wouldn't have known how to "polish up the handles of the big front door." But he would know how to blame libruls for brass oxidation.
King Goerge is not my commander-in-chief. Never has been, never will be. I only recognize elected
presidents who mean it when they swear to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
King Goerge is the biggest enemy--foreign, domestic or interplanetary--this country has ever faced. He is incompetent and corrupt on every level. His entire junta is incompetent and corrupt on every level. We are in grave danger every minute this fascist crime family is in power. Someone should take him out...
...to lunch and tell him to resign for the good of the country.
Lots of money spent on fuel, p/r stunts. Taxpayer money.Mission re-accomplished all over again some more
Kofi Annan says Iraq now
has replaced Afghanistan as center of terism
. (Before the war, Iraq had no terists. Another job well done, Goerge.)King Goerge's warship-of-state, the HMS Circle Jerk, is taking on water
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/05/AR2005090501405_pf.htmlPlans to turn America into feudal theocracy may be in danger.
............................Anti-NRA bumper sticker
"Bush's lies have killed more people than my guns have."
First, New Orleans. Now Qaim, an Iraqi town near the Syrian border. Al qaeda is in complete control there now.
They're happy to lose loved ones and all worldly possessions if it means they can live in Houston.Here's the audio.
And Pat Robertson can eat shit and die.
They drove from North Carolina and evacuated seven people more than King Goerge did last week.
"Was it his first go at addressing the crisis Wednesday, when he came across as cool to the point of uncaring? Was it when he said that he didn't "think anybody expected" the New Orleans levees to give way, though that very possibility had been forecast for years? Was it when he arrived in Mobile, Ala., a full four days after the storm made landfall, and praised his hapless Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director, Michael D. Brown, whose disaster credentials seemed to consist of once being the commissioner of the International Arabian Horse Association? "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," said the President. Or was it that odd moment when he promised to rebuild Mississippi Senator Trent Lott's house--a gesture that must have sounded astonishingly tone-deaf to the homeless black citizens still trapped in the postapocalyptic water world of New Orleans. "Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house--he's lost his entire house," cracked Bush, "there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."
If only they'd had a commander-in-chief to give them the go-order...
"Northcom started planning before the storm even hit. We were ready when it hit Florida, because, as you remember, it hit the bottom part of Florida, and then we were planning once it was pointed towards the Gulf Coast.
"So, what we did, we activated what we call 'defense coordinating officers' to work with the states to say, 'OK, what do you think you will need?' And we set up staging bases that could be started.
"We had the USS Bataan sailing almost behind the hurricane so once the hurricane made landfall, its search and rescue helicopters could be available almost immediately So, we had things ready.
"The only caveat is: we have to wait until the president authorizes us to do so. The laws of the United States say that the military can't just act in this fashion; we have to wait for the president to give us permission."How will King Goerge blame this on the poor people of NOLA? I don't know how, but I know that he will.
If God sent the hurricane to rid the city of queers, He's a bad shot.
Well, with a former estate planner in charge...
Louisiana's Jefferson Parish is desperate for relief, but parish President Aaron Broussard says officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency turned back three trailer trucks of water, ordered the Coast Guard not to provide emergency diesel fuel and cut emergency power lines. Many more stories here.
governor wants to send 'em somewheres else. Now.
She recognizes lack of leadership and profiteering when she sees them. So do the rest of us.
King Goerge's plan will help Halliburton and the oil companies.The plan
Ensuring health care for all displaced victims
* Immediate access to Medicaid for displaced victims.
* No need to prove residency or assets
* No copayments
* No penalties for failing to sign up for Medicare Part B in time.Homes, not just shelter.
* Emergency housing vouchers for displaced victims
* Expedited application procedures with no red tape.
* No tenant contributions until they find work.
* Tax incentives for private families to take in victims.
* Identify federal facilities that can house victims.
* Relief for homeowners facing threat of foreclosure
And much, much more than any living resluglicon would ever think was important.
Life. They saved life. Not lives, but life itself.
Thank God for giving us this great man.
King Goerge's second photo op stunt
predictably accomplishes nothing.
Sign on King Goerge's desk: "The buck doesn't come anywhere near here."
Read what this pussbucket said three days ago, compare it to what he said today. Do resluglicons really believe no one records what they say?
Another report says police are giving water only to people who are leaving NOLA.Rove launches newest Weapon of Mass Distraction
Remember the hissyfit of biblical proportions resluglicons threw when FDR tried to do this? (I know, "That's diff'runt.")
He knows it's unlikely to happen. But, boy, will this eat up media coverage that otherwise would have continued to show his leadership (sic) failures before Katrina hit the Gulf coast.
Gulf War III has no commander-in-chief.
Ship could be making clean water, generating electricity, taking in sick and injured people. But they're just bobbing around in the Gulf, waiting for orders.ON THE USS BATAAN
-- While federal and state emergency planners scramble to get more military relief to Gulf Coast communities stricken by Hurricane Katrina, a massive naval goodwill station has been cruising offshore, underused and waiting for a larger role in the effort.
The USS Bataan, a 844-foot ship designed to dispatch Marines in amphibious assaults, has helicopters, doctors, hospital beds, food and water. It also can make its own water, up to 100,000 gallons a day. And it just happened to be in the Gulf of Mexico when Katrina came roaring ashore.
The Bataan rode out the storm and then followed it toward shore, awaiting relief orders. Helicopter pilots flying from its deck were some of the first to begin plucking stranded New Orleans residents.
But now the Bataan's hospital facilities, including six operating rooms and beds for 600 patients, are empty. A good share of its 1,200 sailors could also go ashore to help with the relief effort, but they haven't been asked. The Bataan has been in the stricken region the longest of any military unit, but federal authorities have yet to fully utilize the ship.
Captain ready, waiting.
Docs, patients on roof for 24 hours.
Waved sheets at nearby helicopters.
But wouldn't land to take sick people away. It never came back. Neither did any more for days.
If we support the troops hard enough, maybe we won't criticize their AWOL dumbass-in-chief.
God's man in the White House doing God's work for the oil companies.
Gay marriage, man-on-horse sex and Israel, of course. Global warming? That stuff is just libruljunkscience. And who needs science when you have the Old Testament telling you how Jesus wants you to live?
If these theofascist nutrolls
are going to heaven, I'm staying here.
NFL team could move to San Antonio.
Might not be so bad if you'd gotten off your worthless ass three days earlier.
They knew it wouldn't come, so they just went to Louisiana.
Jesus is King Goerge's favorite "philospher." What did he learn from Him?
I can find no evidence he learned a thing from Jesus or anyone else.Is King Goerge really the best God could find to put in the White House?
I know He has a record of sending carpenters, fishermen and goat herders to do big jobs. But, hey, they were up to it. King Goerge never has been.
Whatever happened to, "Let's roll?"
Many National Guard troops were ready to roll, but their boss didn't tell them to.
He told them "way before landfall."
Yet they're lying their asses off about when they knew it was going to be bad.
I'm going to ask Lowe's to collect money for tar and feathers.
By the way, Kroger stores are collecting money. 100% goes for Katrina survivors. No administrative costs. Imagine if every Kroger shopper added just one dollar every trip between now and Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of Americans need food, water, medicine and homes to go to.
Their first delivery to the Gulf coast was Cipro. It's used against ANTHRAX!!!!!
"Because that's what the book says."You'd think they'd have two books
, one for terists, another for natural disasters. I guess you can't raise campaign money by threatening to capture hurricanes dead or alive.
Declared state of emergency on 26 August.
But the White House and the entire vast, right-wing conspiracy LIE NETWORK are repeating over and over a whole big pile of lies. But then, what else should we expect from sociopaths
They were unprepared for 9-11. They were unprepared for the war they started. They were unprepared for Katrina. But, boy, they sure were prepared to make their friends rich
on our dime while weakening this country on every level. And nearly half of Americans still
think King Goerge is doing a good job. What's wrong with those people?
Hearings set on DHS and FEMA incompetence.
Maybe they'll be more prepared next time
King Goerge nominates man with only two years experience
as a judge to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Everyone else in his fascist junta is an unqualified political toady, why should Roberts be any different?
NOLA is already a big septic tank. Why does he think they need his sewage added to the mess? Refugees and survivors don't need to hear his lies.
They need for him to do his job and make DHS and FEMA do their jobs.King Goerge wastes more fuel returning to Gulf coast today.
Will he and his entourage take food and water in their limosines this time? Will he let relief choppers deliver badly needed emergency supplies this time? Will he tell starving and dehydrated people, "You need food and water?"Get your Bullshit Protector (and Deflector) here.
The reason for today's dog-and-pony show
of King Goerge's job performance in the past week.
Prices soar, gougers get "warned."
Major cities have "Price-gouging hotlines." Okay, but who's gonna make the thieves pay back the money they gouged? Politicians? Hold your breath till that happens.
Was torn down as soon as he left.UPDATEIran, Vatican offer help.
If King Goerge has one functioning brain cell, he'll accept Iran's offer.
It wasn't quite what they'd been told.
They did find some of King Goerge's weapons of mass distraction, and weapons of mass destruction
: indifference, incompetence, corruption, lies.
And the sorry sack of snail shit still wouldn't come back to work.How much advance notice does he need?
Is it time for a Paypal account to cover buying tar and feathers?
So why didn't Chertoff do his job?
National Geographic warned everybody what a storm the size of Katrina would do.
Says what First*
and Mehlman want is irresponsible. He's right.
I call him that because he's a doctor first, and a representative of his home state--also my home state--well, never.)
Condo paraded around her home state of Alabama, letting everyone see her new $3000 shoes she bought in New York last week while people were dying. Does King Goerge know anyone from Mississippi besides Trent Lott?
StrongLeader will visit Gulf coast again Monday for more photo ops when he should be finding someone to take charge on the ground. No, not Rudy. I say, let Colin Powell salvage his reputation. I think he'd do a bang-up job, given a chance for redemption.
Employees can harass gays at work.
Civilian volunteer doctors and paramedics still waiting to help.
Lots of options for charitable giving to Katrina's victims. You'll find one you like.
Tip: Kroger is collecting money at checkout.
100% goes to Gulf coast. Add a little every time you buy what refugees need, too.
Or they'll arrest Sen. Landrieu.
What if Colin Powell was in charge of Gulf War III? He knows how to talk to civilian and military resources.
Gulf War III has no commander-in-chief
Imagine it's the morning of December 7, 1941. President Roosevelt is on his yacht somewhere near Hyannis Port. He gets a report that Pearl Harbor is being attacked. Three days later, he heads back to Washington.
How would history remember him?
The generals and admirals in command at Pearl Harbor were relieved. Their careers never recovered.
........................Gulf War III:
The White House, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are infinitely more guilty of dereliction of duty than those in charge at Pearl Harbor. When will they pay for their criminal negligence and gross incompetence?
...Herbert Hoover...HERBERT HOOVER...reacted faster than King Goerge did.
Time for him to finish his unfulfilled service. He's got about a year and a half left on his contract.
And you thought the Democrats were the ones who wanted to turn our country over to them. Good thing John Bolton is our guy at the UN, keeping up good relations with them.
AFTER he's impeached, that is.
King Goerge's photo-op tour of New Orleans (Friday) has apparently driven Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu over the edge. Today she blasted FEMA for its feeble response to Hurricane Katrina and Bush for his phony, stage managed promises of action:
"I understand that the U.S. Forest Service had water-tanker aircraft available to help douse the fires
raging on our riverfront, but FEMA has yet to accept the aid. When Amtrak offered trains
to evacuate significant numbers of victims — far more efficiently than buses — FEMA again dragged its feet
. Offers of medicine, communications equipment and other desperately needed items continue to flow in, only to be ignored by the agency."
Rehnquist sure did die at a convenient time for King Goerge, didn't he?
Having TWO of King Goerge's fascists on the Supreme Court is the national legal equivalent of Katrina.
Remember that Pat Robertson prayed hard for God to kill another Supreme.Did God provide a media diversion for King Goerge? Or...
Now a lot of media air time and ink that would have been applied to King Goerge's miserable job performance over Hurricane Katrina will be take up by stores about Rehnquist's death, eulogies, and discussions about possible successors and the ramifications of this fascist junta's appointing TWO Supreme Court justices, one of whom will be Chief Justice.
You know King Goerge and Karl Rove are smoking Cubans over all this.
Provide food and medical aid.
The couldn't have answered King Goerge's call. He never made one.
Only terist threats are important enough for King Goerge's unqualified toadies. King Goerge can't invade a hurricane
or threaten to bring one in dead or alive.
Toady: "Mr. President, a hurricane is about to flatten the Gulf coast."
King Goerge: "Bring it on."
Reporting "biased."Only military people matter.
"And they seemed to question the motives of some of our reporters who were out there and hearing these stories from the victims about why they had so much sympathy for the victims, and not as much sympathy for the challenges that the government met
in meeting this challenge."
Will continue teaching that the Earth is four billion years old, not 6000.Questions for any theofascist tuning in:
If the Earth is 6000 years old, and Noah let the dinosaurs off the ark 1500 years ago, when did Jesus live
? Our calendar says He lived 2005 years ago. Was He around for the Great Flood? Do we now need chrixtain calendars, too?
What about watches and thermometers?
Hey, she's entitled to her staged photo op, too, isn't she?
FEMA had a plan for NOLA
, it was just never implemented.
A year ago, dress rehearsal for emergency
showed what needed to be done.
"It's hard for everyone to understand why buttons weren't pushed earlier."
He takes forever to act, then acts badly.
Not damage to the Gulf Coast, damage to his junta.
One more time, he'll shut down air traffic, use choppers as stage dressing for photo ops, waste fuel, tell hungry people they need food and water. StrongLeader.
Ending The Impunity of the King Goerge Administration
Dr. First uses the "F-word"
("Failure.") about his king's...leadership?
Governor doesn't want any more. His great, big state is full up with poor coloreds.
But gets to pay what he owes.
No harm, no foul. Send this bucket of puss to Gitmo.
I'm still looking around for some of that compassionate cancervatism.
Congratulates self, everybody else for Jim-Dandy job in Gulf states. Except for the people who brought it on themselves, of course.
...for the country we used to have.Levee repair was pure photo-op stunt.
Well, we have a dictator, and three southern states are now a third-world country.
But this Brit reporter is wrong about one thing. This disaster doesn't shame Americans. It only shames those who voted for the sack of snail shit-in-chief. The rest of us who did everything in our power to keep this criminal out of office aren't shamed. We're enraged. And we will remember the lessons of Katrina for the rest of our lives
Resluglicons have had their way unchecked for four years. And look at how they've treated our country.
And Condo BEGAN hers AFTER Katrina hit NOLA.
Is it time to set up a PAYPAL account for tar and feathers
? We'll need a lot. Maybe Tom Ridge can get us a discount at his new job with Department of Homeland Security Depot.
Presence would encourage people to stay where food and water are.
Time to close down DHS. They're beyond worthless, they're dangerous to Americans.
"What we're not seeing is the Bush brothers pulling flats of water and food out of car trunks, as they did so many times after Florida's hurricanes. We're not seeing them walking among fawning crowds thanking them for being there, like Florida. Guess Jeb has all the reelection footage he needs.
"This time, it was just the Bassier sisters, about fifty handlers and a big pile of press people.
"Quite possibly because Bush would be used for batting practice if anyone other than the Bassier sisters got to him."
It's all he's capable of.
The 'Recovery Efforts': Wherever Bush went yesterday, it seemed as though people were already hard at work rebuilding the affected areas. Unfortunately for Bush, there were a few foreign journalists at his photo ops, and they pulled back the curtain on what we saw on TV to reveal that the 'work' was staged for the media. Here's a translation from the German news show web site.
Christine Adelhardt live from Biloxi:
"Two minutes ago the President drove by with his convoy. What happened here in Biloxi during the day is really unbelievable. All of a sudden the rescue troops finally showed up, the clean-up vehicles; we didn't see those over the last days here. In an area where it really isn't urgent, there is nobody around, all the remaining people went to the city center.
"The President is traveling with a press convoy, so they get wonderful pictures saying the president was here and the help will follow. The amount of this catastrophe shocked me, but the amount of set-up that happened here today is at least equally shocking for me."
Yeah, that saved lives.
It's always about him, the spoiled secretion of sewer slugs.
The Worst Person In American HistoryAll air traffic was grounded
while the worthless sack of snail shit was in Louisiana. People died for his photo op.
Were he not shit-for-brains-in-chief, he'd be court-martialed.
They realize the whole country hates them now.
King Goerge gave them the go-ahead LAST SATURDAY, but they sat on their hands for days while he stayed on his non-vacation vacation for days while people died
who shouldn't have.