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      09-07-2005, 07:25 PM   #111
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My understanding was that the Governor of Louisiana asked the federal government for food and supplies, but did not ask for help evacuating the people, nor did she ask for the National Guard to stand by. My impression is that she thought they would be ok despite the warning of a CLASS 5 hurricane.

On the other hand, the president and his cabinet should have know that being president is 99% PR, and that despite symantec's and the chain of command, the Federal Government should have been at the ready in case the emergency got out of hand - which it did. If the President had swooped in at a timely matter and showed his support sooner, people probably would think differently. Instead he was caught off guard by the media while on vacation and made to look like he doesn't care. He should have been smarter and been at the ready.

By proposing an $80 billion dollar bill for support, he is doing the right thing at least. New Orleans needs to be rebuilt. I don't think Bush is a bad person, I just think he is not very smart. Everything was handled poorly, and a lot of people and organizations are to blame.

I am a registered Republican by the way.
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I'd rather be fishing..........
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'THE BIG BOO' CROWD HISSES KANYE WEST

This is what football fans think of this fool.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash9nfl.htm
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      09-09-2005, 11:52 AM   #114
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I'd rather be fishing..........
hahahah, man that is below the belt
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      09-09-2005, 12:19 PM   #115
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Someone sent me the attached picture taken from the news in Ireland, with the caption, I think the Irish have it right:
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OMG... That is one of the funniest pics I've seen.
Gotta Love the Irish.
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Exactly! And most of the ppl who re-elected him are the ones in despair right now.

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama all voted for Bush to lead a 2nd term.

BAD mistake!
Id have to disagree only because most of the people affected by this are the people who dont go out and vote....and thats the sad part
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This is what football fans think of this fool.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash9nfl.htm

At New England, Gillete Stadium, the most expensive place to watch football in the NFL......
how many African Americans do you think are at the game? The majority of the New
England fans are WHITE....of course, they'll boooooo him!

Even though this is the first time I have ever heard of
Kanye, his record or album is off the chart now after
the Bush remarks - like the newspaper said, "he was
at the right place at the right time."
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      09-09-2005, 11:37 PM   #119
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Someone sent me the attached picture taken from the news in Ireland, with the caption, I think the Irish have it right:
And they all said.............................................. ...............................Amen!!!
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so i just read that bush takes reponsibility for the mishaps of the federal government regarding Katrina.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9324891/
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      09-13-2005, 08:39 PM   #121
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It's about time..............
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      09-16-2005, 01:17 PM   #122
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Id have to disagree only because most of the people affected by this are the people who dont go out and vote....and thats the sad part
i bet they learn their lesson.

wow, these katrina victims are getting better then some of us. i was watching the news and there were some victims fled to california. they were saying they were promise financial aid. he mention things like, an apartment, food, cash, rental car, and job trainning. he was complainning they didnt get it. sh*t, he should be happy he is alive and is in california. what about all the unlucky ones that got stuck at houston, or are still in neew orleans. in los angeles we have so many homeless people in downtown sleeping in the streets, where are their financial aid??? i am getting tired of katrina victims bitching. be happy that you are alive.
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      09-16-2005, 04:02 PM   #123
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haha. someone just sent me this....
Go to google.com. and search for the word "failure". guess what you get?
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      09-21-2005, 02:02 PM   #124
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Ha interesting how this hurricane is headed straight for Bush's home state. Hmm i wonder how fast he'll send aid now..
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Ha interesting how this hurricane is headed straight for Bush's home state. Hmm i wonder how fast he'll send aid now..
Of course things are going to go more smoothly because we just dealt with a hurricane in LA, so we know now what works and what doesn't, and have a better grasp on how to handle the situation. Also, people are more aware of the danger, so they'll be more likely to evacuate.


But instead of praising the efforts, people are going to say things were better because it's Bush's home state--just because, well everyone hates him.
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      09-21-2005, 11:16 PM   #126
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Ahhhh, poor W.! Give the guy a break
Hhaah i know, i just wanted to stir up the emotions again.. Im a little bitch. Nah just playing...

I know that everyone learned their lesson from Katrina, so even if it hit Georgia, im sure they'll take all the necessary precautions

Good luck to all those in the path!
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I don't hate Bush, just to make things clear.
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Poor George W. Bush......
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Blame it on bush

I got a speeding ticket in my 3330i. I know George Bush is behind it. I am starting to suspect George may be planning to invade the moon.
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      11-03-2005, 09:10 AM   #130
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My opinions/sprinkled with fact:

Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans was a terrible tragedy

Government at all levels failed to protect their people/our citizens

Government is slow and ineffective (at all levels)

The disaster playbook was modeled after Florida hurricane relief playbook - i.e. Wait for storm to pass, go in and assess damage, provide level aid as required. Katrina and New Orleans was very different due to levee breakage.

Levee may of made it, except a barge and numerous other man made objects hit it - breaking it apart. Remember - it broke AFTER the hurricane went through

Some people did not want to be "saved" and resisted being forcibly removed from the area

Private charities in general make better use of funds to contribute aid and provide assistance

That being said, the relief/charity effort is still relatively inefective.

Local and state government were to blame for complete loss of civil services

Loss of civil services allowed a "Lord of the Flies" to take rule

Media always has a tendency to overhype stuff to provide the best sound bite.

Media will seize the biggest story of the day and play it ad nauseum to provide/make a political point

If there is no earth shattering (or at least city shattering news) to be reported. News of a missing white female will enrapture most audiences, especially if she has a cheating husband.

The poor are the most mis-informed.

The mis-informed do not take action to save themselves PRIOR to the tragedy

The poor get the slowest response for aid DURING and AFTER any tragedy(i.e. Kansas city is not poor, but compare the aid to the 9/11 victims (rich wall streeters) to the aid recieved by families in the KC bombing (middle class government workers) in both government and private aid received from victim's families)

Its not about race per se, its about class/income levels

There are more poor that lived in the downtown/sub sea level New orleans area

The poor in that area tended to be black or recent immigrants

Bush is a bright moron

He is in his last term

Both republicans and democrats would of been affected by the same tragedy with the same results

Hindsight is always 20/20

Blaming others is half of what politics is about (maybe more)

Lastly - France and other countires have similar problems. i.e. look at the race/class riots in Paris now.
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      11-03-2005, 09:27 AM   #131
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Oh - By the way - My voting history:

2004 - Bush
2000 - Gore
1996 - Clinton
1992 - Bush senior (first time I voted)

As my voting history indicates - Independent with realistic views about the two party system (i.e. I'm not going out of my way to vote for Nader, Perot, etc)
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