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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:54 PM

 

Ex-FEMA director mocks Superdome blackout on Twitter

Source: Yahoo! News

Like plenty of people watching the power outage in the New Orleans Superdome during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Michael Brown cracked a Katrina joke on Twitter.

Unlike plenty of people, Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President George W. Bush, was in charge of managing the federal response to the 2005 hurricane that killed more than 1,800 people and left thousands of residents homeless.

"Someone just told me there was fighting going on in the NOLA Superdome," Brown tweeted, adding the hash tag, "#shocked."

Brown resigned as director of FEMA in the wake of what many critics said was slow and incompetent response to Katrina’s aftermath--and just a week after President Bush, on his first post-storm visit to the region, said, “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job.”

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/fema-superdome-tweet-twitter-super-bowl-fighting-brown-183515793.html



The actual tweet by the twit can be seen at the link.

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Reply Ex-FEMA director mocks Superdome blackout on Twitter (Original post)
Ian Iam Feb 2013 OP
Suich Feb 2013 #1
valerief Feb 2013 #2
cyberswede Feb 2013 #3
sarge43 Feb 2013 #4
geomon666 Feb 2013 #5
justabob Feb 2013 #6
CreekDog Feb 2013 #7
tomm2thumbs Feb 2013 #8
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #9
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #10
abbeyco Feb 2013 #11
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #12
Scuba Feb 2013 #13
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #22
SCVDem Feb 2013 #14
TygrBright Feb 2013 #15
azureblue Feb 2013 #16
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2013 #17
Paladin Feb 2013 #18
The Wielding Truth Feb 2013 #19
Javaman Feb 2013 #20
triplepoint Feb 2013 #21
Octafish Feb 2013 #23
Dash87 Feb 2013 #24

Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:55 PM

1. What a jackass.

He still doesn't get it.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:56 PM

2. He's a real ASS ACT. nt

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:59 PM

3. Ugh - you've got to be kidding.

Heck of a job!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:59 PM

4. Stay klassy assh*le

But thank you for reminding us what a bunch of monsters you all are.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:05 PM

5. lol! Yeah that's really funny!

Remember when all of those people died in and around there? Yeah good times man!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:05 PM

6. they just can't resist, can they

Is it so hard to just let the moment pass without calling attention to what an arrogant asshole you are?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:07 PM

7. wow, he really, really needs to shut up

can't he move to paraguay or something?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:09 PM

8. It's hard to BE a joke and try to tell a joke, eh Brownie?


Especially when your name is always the punchline.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:10 PM

9. He was a jerk back than and he still is.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:16 PM

10. All that misery and suffering and death

is a fucking punchline! What the hell is wrong with these people?!?!?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:19 PM

11. michael brown...still a dick

Totally not surprised by this - he still has a massive chip on his shoulder about getting canned due to Katrina. He's not gained once ounce of class or sensitivity since then or he'd have kept his tweet-hole shut.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:19 PM

12. Piece of shit. nt

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:20 PM

13. The Bush tools are all so classy.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:45 PM

22. All of them...Their time out of office hasn't softened their hearts one iota...

Jesus, even some Reagan and Nixon-era lackeys grew some brains and a conscious after getting out of the Beltway Power Loop

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:30 PM

14. The Spanish word for today is....

Pendejo, as in El es un pendejo.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pendejo

It's good to learn another language!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:32 PM

15. Heckuva slob, Brownie. n/t

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:02 PM

16. New Orleanians will never forgive or forget

Bush, Brown, or the rest of them:
Brown knew there were thousand trapped in the Super dome, but denies it, and "Can't b disturbed"

FEMA DIRECTOR BROWN CLAIMS SURPRISE OVER SIZE OF STORM: “I must say, this storm is much much bigger than anyone expected.”

Michael Brown needed his dinner before helping NOLA
NBC Nightly News and Countdown ran this story 10/19, involving FEMA's Marty Bahamonde pleading for help with Michael Brown, and getting an email reply straight out of the "Twilight Zone: Brown's press secretary: "It is very important that time is allowed for Mr. Brown to eat dinner...
Marty Bahamonde, a FEMA regional director, told a Senate panel
investigating the government's response to the disaster that he gave
regular updates to people in contact with then-FEMA Director Michael
Brown as early as Aug. 28, one day before Katrina made landfall.
In most cases, he was met with silence or a polite thank you from
Brown, who said he would check with the White House. "I think there
was a systematic failure at all levels of government to understand
the magnitude of the situation," Bahamonde said.
The testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee
contradicted Brown, who has said he wasn't fully aware of the dire
conditions until days later and that local officials were most
responsible for the sluggish response.

Brown denies knowing there were people in the Superdome
During this now-infamous interview, Michael "Brownie" Brown tells Paula Zahn he and the federal government did not know about the Hurricane Katrina victims stranded at the New Orleans Convention Center until the day of the interview, despite the fact that news channels had been reporting on the plight of the victims for days.

Paula Zahn: Why don't the survivors in the civic center have food and water yet?
Brown (pause): Paula...we...we didn't know about them.
Zahn: You didn't know the survivors in the civic center didn't have food and water?
Brown: Paula, I didn't know until you just told me that there were survivors in the civic center.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:06 PM

17. Genocidal creep

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:12 PM

18. Your Historical Legacy Is Fixed, Shithead. No Joking It Away. (nt)

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:17 PM

19. Brown and the nation should issue an apology to those who suffered and those who died due to neglect

during the aftermath of the floods in New Orleans and the poor orders that herded the destitute into the dome and did not prepare or respond to their care. I am truly ashamed of how the Bush administration ignored and underfunded the FEMA response to these Americans.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:52 PM

20. yes, folks, browie is in fact that stupid.

this tweet reeks of a George Castanza moment: "Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you"

yeah, you really "zinged" us brownie.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:38 PM

21. You Did a Horrible Job brown eye!

 

But probably dubya liked yer jeff gannon-the-cannon-like technique though...and that's likely why you got the yob in the first place!
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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:33 PM

23. Puro BFEE.

Traitors and Crooks all.

Heckuva brownout, Brownie.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:24 PM

24. Ever feel like someone is so owned at life already, coming up with a retort is pointless?

Yup.

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