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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:08 PM
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Poll question: POLL: Should NO Refugees set up Camp Katrina on the Mall in DC?
Should NO Refugees set up Camp Katrina on the Mall in DC?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:09 PM
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1. "Hoovervilles" on the lawns
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:43 PM
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16. Or Bushvilles .... as the case may be.
:hi:
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:08 PM
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43. That's the first image that popped into my mind! n/t
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 09:36 PM
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48. PLEASE Kick and Vote if you think this is a powerful idea.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 09:24 PM
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72. I wouldn't do it
I'd be spending my time getting my life back together. I'd be finding a place to live, looking for a job, hopefully starting a new one and getting my property and finances back in order.

Political stunts would be the last thing on my mind.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 11:09 PM
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73. YES!
HOOVER/BU$HVILLES!
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:10 PM
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2. BigBearJohn proposed this idea
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:11 PM
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3. What a great idea !!!
..its not like it doesn't belong to them. Throw the looters out and let them in.
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:11 PM
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4. Please vote this for greatest. I don't usually beg.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:13 PM
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5. NOLA families will be getting some legal aid, I'm sure as well.
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:17 PM
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6. I voted "no" only because
I'd rather see them set up Camp Katrina at the Pig Farm in Crawford. Mainly because winter is coming on and it will get colder in DC than in Crawford. Plus, that would make it a little more difficult for Idiot Son to "get on with his life".
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:20 PM
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7. Unfortunately, there should be plenty of people
to populate a Camp Katrina DC and a Camp Katrina Crawford.

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BQueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:28 PM
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25. I think Crawford is good too, and Wyoming (til cold), Kennebunkport....
and Cheney and Rove both have property in Texas....and if FEMA's Brown was into horses, maybe he has a ranch somewhere.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:22 PM
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8. I think that they are too devistated..Let them recover.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:25 PM
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9. Set up "Bushtowns" outside the White House
and "DeLayvilles" and "Fristtowns" outside the Capitol. Expose those bastards as the cruel, heartless, genocidal classists and racists they really are!
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:30 PM
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10. YES!!! ((((RECOMMENDED VERY VERY VERY HIGHLY)))))))
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:32 PM
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11. Let's push this shamelessly
Great idea BigBearJohn.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:35 PM
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12. Hey! Not only for the refugees... We're ALL victims of Camp Katrina
We'll name it after the hurricane that drove the shrub out of office!!!!
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:32 AM
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54. Gonna keep this kicked, so sue me
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:37 PM
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13. We could invite Georgee to come play guitar for us.
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:42 PM
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15. Nero II
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:00 PM
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59. Looks like he's not even getting the "G" chord correctly.
Nero 2.

MAN. The idiot-in-chief. Can't wait to see the FEMA guy being given the Medal of Freedom. Chertoff, too. I bet there's a ceremony being planned for that as we speak.

Katrina Changes EVERYTHING.

Let's carry that to our reps. It's from DUer Birthmark. It's a GOOD one!
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:16 PM
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62. could be a G#
but I seriously doubt that Commander Codpiece would know the dif.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 06:21 PM
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71. Ihope they're there when Cindy arrives on the 24th
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LeftyElvis Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:42 PM
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14. Absolutely
Bush caused this mess and those Americans displaced by his incompetence should make him pay.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:46 PM
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17. No, they should be in Rancho Pendejo, Crawford TX
or whatever Bush calls that pig farm he always clears of brush.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 09:45 PM
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50. Ha! I'm going to call it Rancho Pendejo from now on.

:rofl:

Bet he knows that much Spanish.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:01 PM
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60. Rancho Pendejo! LOVE IT! That IS, of course, what it is.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 04:52 PM
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18. CITIZENS of New Orleans should definitely set up "Camp Katrina",
but they need to have been there, have compelling stories to tell, and be willing to tell those stories to the media when asked.

This is not just good PR, but it is necessary for the rest of America to hear their stories and know what they went through. Most of these people lost everything. Some lost family members and friends. Anyone who remembers the people standing around in NYC after 9/11 with pictures of family members who were "missing" knows how poignant those stories can be!

TC

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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:24 PM
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24. Absolutely CITIZENs
I felt the word refugee was wrong but couldn't come up with the right word.

I didn't want to go back and edit the poll after a lot of people had voted.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:06 PM
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19. I voted no because the evacuees need to be settled and healing. BUT, if
a group of the evacuees or people whose loved ones have died or are missing WANT to set up such a camp, then I would certainly vote "yes." It would be a powerful protest and a way to empowerment to hold Bush accountable and force aid and relief. He is confident in their helplessness to confront him. I would LOVE to see him and all of the rest of country and the world learn different.

But only if they WANT to. Then they should get our full and enthusiastic support and solidarity. Of course.

Does anyone know the exact legal status of the Mall? That needs to be clear - we would have to make sure there is not a technicality under which they would be denied entry or evicted. Even WITH eviction or blockage - filmed, of course - there is a powerful statement, but even better to have them be able to stay there.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:15 PM
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20. How about we just let a few hundred of them live IN the White House?
Edited on Sat Sep-03-05 05:16 PM by IndyOp
Apparently the West Wing has just been rennovated - so it should be just perfect for our NOLA sisters and brothers. Of course, Jabbar Gibson and his family should get to live in the Oval Office since nobody else uses it.

It is, after all, OUR house.

:sarcasm:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:16 PM
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21. How many people can the White House hold?
I hear Bush isn't using it anyways.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:22 PM
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22. Can you just IMAGINE the SOLIDARITY that the NO citizens would garner?
-- especially when CINDY joins hands with them.

I mean -- wow -- talk about uniting the country.

I get fully body chills just thinking of it.
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 10:14 PM
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51. kick
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:59 AM
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52. shameless kick
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:24 PM
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23. they've been through enough. Post trauma distress has not set in fully
yet.

best to leave them alone and do it ourselves.

All signs should read Impeach Bush & Administration
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:29 PM
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26. The support from thousands (like Cindy got) would embolden their hearts
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:33 PM
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27. No. They've been through enough. They deserve REAL housing. NT
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:38 PM
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28. You are 100% right about that..... But I would like to see them there...
on 9/24.... they are victims of this war too
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:50 PM
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35. I'm with you.
They have a chance to get permanent housing and their kids in school with some sort of normal life. They've been thru enough!

Those who set up the Hoovervilles had nothing and were offered nothing.

We can skin that bushwacker without exploiting the already traumatized victims of the idiot's incompetency.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:50 PM
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36. Some might be feeling pretty radical by then, though...
There are stages of grief, and ANGER is one of those stages. If they feel so compelled, I support them.

But, no one should be forced.

TC
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:40 PM
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29. s/d
Edited on Sat Sep-03-05 05:41 PM by brentspeak
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Kni7es Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:41 PM
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30. It's funny to think so, but...
I'm absolutely abhorant to use the victims of this disaster in order to dress them up in a political point.
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:49 PM
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33. It has to come from them
No one can use them. I want only to plant a seed of an idea.
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howmad1 Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:03 PM
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61. And, pray tell, why not?
The bush crime family has no problem constantly using the victims of 9/11 for political purposes. C'mon, toughen up. Sometimes you have to play by their rules to win. Something the dems sorely need to learn.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:17 PM
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63. Welcome to DU!
We're glad you're here. Just GET BUSY!!!!!!!!

Visualize IMPEACHMENT!!!!!!!!!
Then go DO something about it!!!!!!
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:42 PM
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31. We didn't even clean up in Crawford. Would he let us there again?
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 08:35 PM
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46. kick
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:44 PM
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32. I've been thinking about that for days!
what better place to live in a tent than under Shrubbie's nose!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 05:50 PM
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34. Military vets against the war should set up tents too
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 06:00 PM
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37. The germ of the idea came from the 9/24 march. It was simply an invitation
They deserve to be represented too.

Speaking only for myself... had I lived in New Orleans thru all this,
you couldn't keep me away from the march with a tank.

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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:02 PM
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40. I am planning to be in DC on 9/24
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 08:01 PM
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45. shameless kick
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 06:07 PM
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38. It's going to get cold their soon. Take over Crawford.
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 06:32 PM
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39. I just bought the URL www.campkatrina.org and will donate it
to any organization that will use it effectively.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:04 PM
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41. A new "Hooverville" for survivors of bush's genocide.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:07 PM
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42. That's where the 9/11 Clint Black concert is supposed to be
tee hee
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:42 PM
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44. Yeah, wouldn't that be a damn shame if they had to cancel REICHSTOCK 2005
Just awful :evilfrown:
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 08:51 PM
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47. At this point poll is: 100 Yes, 7 No
Edited on Sat Sep-03-05 09:08 PM by GeorgeBushytail
And some of the no's preferred Crawford as a location.

I'm going to take that as a sign I should push this idea. I have posted it on Americablog and Kos and emailed it to BartCop.

Anyone else interested in getting the idea out?

I bought the URL's campkatrina.org and .com and will donate it to any organization that can use it effectively.

GeorgeBushytail
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 09:42 PM
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49. Right next to Camp Casey, I say.
Two reminders Duhbya can have of his utter failure to protect this country when he looks out the window in the morning.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:40 AM
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53. Call 'em BOOSHERVILLES. nt.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:31 PM
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65. Or bushwavilles!
Except I wouldn't want to live in anything with his name on it.

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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:10 AM
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55. I have just set up a Forum to discuss Camp Katrina
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:34 PM
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56. Yes, definitely!
Nothing would draw attention to Bush's crimes more than this.
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:53 PM
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57. I signed up for the Yahoo Group already. Great idea. nt
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:56 PM
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58. YES.
EVERYONE who has been made a "refugee" by this White House - political or Katrina-related or otherwise - should be there. September 24th there's supposed to be a huge anit-war rally. I have a feeling that it's going to turn into a just-plain-anti-bush rally.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:41 PM
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64. Hell yes! If they can have a propoganda
parade on 9/11..let them walk around the refugees in D.C.

Have them camped out on the lawn of the white house, too.

They didn't prepare for this because they said .."Americans don't live in tents." The Refugees will be estactic to have a tent of their own. I know I was when fema gave me one after Hurricane Iniki.
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 07:19 PM
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66. !
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GeorgeBushytail Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 07:44 PM
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67. 122 - Yes 9-No
For when they turn polls off again.
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julialnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 04:11 PM
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68. there are already many evacuees in Washington
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 04:14 PM
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69. Yes! And they should have their "Western Camp Katrina" set up
outside bush's Crawford pig farm.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 04:18 PM
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70. For sure!
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