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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:32 AM
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I am getting fucking tired of the hyperbole from New Orleans
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What is with fucking reporters that they can't just report?

But they have to say it's "hell on earth" and "apocolyptic" (Which is a totally false use of that word to begin with, but let's not even bother ourselves now with that bit of brainlessness),

Thankfully, I can't remember much of the logorrheaic hyperbole I've heard so far, except for:

the especially offensive "Looks like Hiroshima".


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  -I am getting fucking tired of the hyperbole from New Orleans Rabrrrrrr  Aug-31-05 07:32 AM   #0 
  - Here's a solution....  rfranklin   Aug-31-05 07:33 AM   #1 
  - Especially the Hiroshima comment coming from a governor no less.  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #2 
  - A nuclear explosion and a flood produce completley different results.  ContraBass Black   Aug-31-05 03:27 PM   #54 
  - I'm with you, my friend.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #3 
  - That's a quote, you know, the Hiroshima thing.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   # 
  - Didn't realize that was the mayor (or some official) who said it.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:40 AM   #5 
  - The human cost isn't the same,  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #13 
  - My real wrath is directed toward the reporters who feel sensationalism is  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:55 AM   #16 
     - yeah, I've mostly been watching streaming over the web.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #19 
     - actually I think it was Haley Barbour  tigereye   Aug-31-05 05:03 PM   #62 
  - Bwahahahahahaha!  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 07:53 AM   #15 
     - Did you mean to reply to me?  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:56 AM   #18 
     - No it was to Rab.  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 08:10 AM   #30 
     - And this is precisely why I never watch news on TV except  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #20 
        - I can dig what yer sayin'  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 08:17 AM   #31 
  - Slightly off-topic: Have you heard from your family?  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:47 AM   #7 
  - Yes. I am so relieved.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:55 AM   #17 
     - I'm glad to hear that.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:58 AM   #23 
        - Oh, I was.  crispini   Aug-31-05 08:00 AM   #26 
           - Now if we can just get all the DUers accounted for.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 08:01 AM   #28 
  - Actually I think the Hiroshima quote came from the mouth  mohinoaklawnillinois   Aug-31-05 07:58 AM   #22 
     - Ah, I wasn't sure who it was.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:59 AM   #25 
  - DUMP CABLE TV!  Roland99   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #4 
  - From what I've seen  SheilaT   Aug-31-05 07:42 AM   #6 
  - I don't mind the lack of narrative arc - I can live with that -  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:47 AM   #8 
     - Racists? Stop the hyperbole!  theflyscotsman   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #11 
        - Very ironic of me, wasn't it?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:01 AM   #27 
  - And ABC's graphic is "Katrina's WRATH"  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:48 AM   #9 
  - got it wrong, she was just passing through on her  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:49 AM   #10 
  - Are you serious? The "Bride of Andrew"?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #12 
  - well that's just...  theflyscotsman   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #14 
     - and "Attack of the Killer Hurricane"....  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #21 
  - Bush's wrath  samplegirl   Aug-31-05 10:51 AM   #44 
  - Before this thing hit, some reporter said something about a disaster  TK421   Aug-31-05 07:59 AM   #24 
  - That's stupid, too  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:02 AM   #29 
  - Oh,Christ - now they're calling it "America's Tsunami"  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:19 AM   #32 
  - Lauer used "Like Hiroshima" this morning  underpants   Aug-31-05 08:21 AM   #33 
  - devil's advocate  Deep13   Aug-31-05 08:25 AM   #34 
  - CNN "promised" this morning to "bring you the stories"  SoCalDem   Aug-31-05 08:43 AM   #35 
  - I like your list!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:57 AM   #36 
  - The hyperbole is all over  moez   Aug-31-05 09:23 AM   #37 
  - Unbelievable.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 02:53 PM   #52 
  - The Hiroshima comment disgusted me. I turned off the radio after  Catfight   Aug-31-05 09:29 AM   #38 
  - I hate this "It's our Tsaumani"  LynneSin   Aug-31-05 09:55 AM   #39 
  - That pisses me off, too. I heard that this morning and thought I'd puke.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 02:56 PM   #53 
  - MS Gov. Hayley Barbour = "looks like Hiroshima"  southlandshari   Aug-31-05 10:18 AM   #40 
  - Honestly I think everyone there is shocked beyond words  Taverner   Aug-31-05 10:27 AM   #42 
  - Great rant!  crispini   Aug-31-05 10:53 AM   #45 
  - ITA.  fluffernutter   Aug-31-05 11:13 AM   #47 
  - I agree completely, (with the exception of Fox, of course);  Redstone   Aug-31-05 11:21 AM   #48 
  - I agree completely.  imperialismispasse   Aug-31-05 04:18 PM   #57 
  - looks like "Bush's America" to me  hnsez   Aug-31-05 10:20 AM   #41 
  - why dont they call it what it really is??????????  samplegirl   Aug-31-05 10:45 AM   #43 
  - I don't think they know how to "just report" anymore...  redqueen   Aug-31-05 11:12 AM   #46 
  - I'm not sure they know how to do that Rabrrrrrr.  SOteric   Aug-31-05 11:26 AM   #49 
  - " But would people watch if we just reported?"  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-05 12:13 PM   #50 
  - I don't know--the pictures alone are pretty compelling  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-31-05 04:04 PM   #56 
     - "if you can't say some apt...."  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-05 04:36 PM   #58 
  - Rabrrrrrr, You might find this link very interesting  miss_kitty   Aug-31-05 12:30 PM   #51 
  - I wonder what words we would use to describe NO if we were there right now  2bfree   Aug-31-05 03:38 PM   #55 
  - Right on!  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 04:45 PM   #59 
  - That's fucking brilliant!!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 04:49 PM   #60 
  - Glad you liked it...  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 04:55 PM   #61 
  - That was great  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-31-05 05:39 PM   #64 
     - Me too!  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 05:41 PM   #65 
  - That guy from LSU was estimating 30,000 dead  crispini   Aug-31-05 05:07 PM   #63 
  - Hyperbole is hyperbole. Doesn't matter how many die.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:28 PM   #66 
  - People experience, express and cope with grief in different ways  The empressof all   Aug-31-05 07:41 PM   #67 

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