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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 09:27 AM
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8. They should pull themselves from the bootstraps
Edited on Wed Dec-29-04 09:38 AM by Julius Civitatus
and don't expect any guv'mint handouts, as any good Republicon would say. Grover "Palpatine" Norquist would not expect any less from red-blooded Murkans! Our tax dollars are there to take care of more important things, like starting unnecessary wars in the Middle East.

Now seriously, this tragedy is making the US look really bad. Our government pledged just a token amount for the relief efforts (had to be embarrassed into increasing that amount), and our government would not even take care of its own citizens stranded in the affected countries. Disgusting.
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  -US govt fails expats in Tsunami zone. Jayster84  Dec-29-04 09:05 AM   #0 
  - Well, if you're looking for the American officials..  noshenanigans   Dec-29-04 09:11 AM   #1 
  - "U.S. officials demanded payment to take the passport pictures"  allemand   Dec-29-04 09:13 AM   #2 
  - that's what happens when you have leaders  leQ   Dec-29-04 09:27 AM   #7 
  - Rotten to the core  SariesNightly   Dec-29-04 09:13 AM   #3 
  - I've traveled  histohoney   Dec-29-04 09:15 AM   #4 
  - What a bunch of fucking assholes  SodoffBush   Dec-29-04 09:17 AM   #5 
  - This is worth a damn phone call. They HAVE to know we're watching!  Rose Siding   Dec-29-04 09:22 AM   #6 
  - They should pull themselves from the bootstraps  Julius Civitatus   Dec-29-04 09:27 AM   #8 
  - There are no bootstraps on bathing suits.  NYC   Dec-30-04 02:00 AM   #15 
  - If your hotel is destroyed  noshenanigans   Dec-29-04 09:29 AM   #9 
  - Duhh  histohoney   Dec-29-04 09:48 AM   #10 
     - heh  noshenanigans   Dec-29-04 09:55 AM   #11 
        - LOL - n/t  DustMolecule   Dec-29-04 10:02 AM   #12 
  - And This Is a Surprise, Because?  Demeter   Dec-29-04 10:17 AM   #13 
  - Time Was  LibInTexas   Dec-29-04 10:18 AM   #14 
  - The State Department is very UNhelpful to US people abroad  SoCalDem   Dec-30-04 03:02 AM   #16 
  - The US officials that demanded payment should be shot.  R Hickey   Dec-30-04 03:03 AM   #17 

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