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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:45 PM
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Has anyone done a timeline of Bush's response to Katrina?
Edited on Wed Aug-31-05 09:50 PM by Poiuyt
For instance:

Mon, Aug 29 - Katrina becomes cat. 5 hurricane, bears down on New Orleans; Bush eats cake with John McCain.

Tue Aug 30 - Katrina devastates New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama coast line; Bush plays guitar at San Diego fund raiser.

Wed Aug 31 - Bodies floating in flood; Bush finally decides to take the two day trip back to Washington.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:46 PM
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1. Good point. We need to fit in what went wrong in terms of evacuation and
the lack of $$ to do the levees up right and the NG being out of the country...
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:47 PM
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2. The White House has done it for us.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:47 PM
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3. I think you mean "response," and there hasn't been one.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:50 PM
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9. Damn dyslexic keyboard
Thanks
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:54 PM
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15. No prob. My does the same thing too.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:56 PM
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18. You mean "mine"
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:01 PM
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23. see what i maen
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:05 PM
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25. If we can send a man to the mooon, why can't we maak a keyboard that works
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:06 PM
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26. Bastarsd!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:51 PM
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10. No, she meant repose,
which is the only think Smirk is good at.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:57 PM
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19. I think Poiuyt is a he
Last time I looked at least
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:47 PM
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4. Note, the Hurrican hit on the wee hours of Monday, August 29.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:47 PM
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5. Ships should have left Norfolk Monday morning. Today is too late. (nt)
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:48 PM
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6. Sunday evening
nt
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:59 PM
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20. Yes, ideally. Sunday evening would have made sense.
I just talked to someone who was taking their kid to Tulane. They got there Saturday and the folks at Tulane said to go home and that they probably wouldn't be open for a couple of months. Tulane knew that on Saturday, why didn't the White House?

And Chris Matthews was on the air on a Sunday night specifically to cover the approaching hurricane. If Chris Matthews and MSNBC knew it was a big deal, why didn't the White House?
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:49 PM
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7. Saturday Aug 27
Katrina projected to hit near New Orleans. Not sure WTF Bush was doing.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:50 PM
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8. The problem is
they can't ramp up his meds quickly enough to get him in front of a camera. When we have a real emergency, like this or 9/11, and he's in vacation or campaign mode, it takes several days to drug him enough for him to perform his "virile leader" act. He has to be prepped for 3 days to give a 3-min speech, and then there's the careful narcotizing required to keep him from drooling and/or having a cursing fit. Presidentin' is hard work.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:51 PM
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11. I'm working on one.
I'll report back in 24 hours.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:52 PM
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12. same old bushit
Lack of leadership..again!
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:52 PM
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13. Aug 29, Bush eats birthday cake with McCain in AZ (seriously).
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:53 PM
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14. Aug. 28: Bush *)#($icks around, doing absolutely nothin' 'bout nothin'
Aug. 29: Bush golfs, later visits the Hotel del Coronado (just like Marilyn Monroe!)
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:01 PM
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21. Is it true he played golf???? (nt)
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:22 PM
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29. I do believe so: he spent the day's first half in Arizona pushing
reaming out Medicare, then flew over to San Diego: the day before he had cake, the day after (yesterday) he minced about with soldiers and then went to his pig farm in Tex. to mince about some more, just a few hundred miles west of the devastation
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:54 PM
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16. there should be a dual picture--bush smiling and waving at his "base" on
monday (not sure whether that shot was at luke or in CA) right next to an image of that 25ft wall of water slamming into gulfport and biloxi, to be shown every commercial break, and be the backdrop to every single time his name is mentioned on a newscast
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:55 PM
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17. Aug 30, Bush makes speech in San Diego comparing Iraq/WWII
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/200...

And subsequent speech about Medicare the same day.
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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:01 PM
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22. Timeline should include dates that bush* slashed funding for NO
safeguards.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:04 PM
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24. Presidential briefing 8-28-2005: Katrina determined to strike US
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pacifictiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:12 PM
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27. A subject for the next Michael Moore movie subject perhaps?
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:14 PM
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28. Katrina was declared category 4 very, very early on Aug.28;
it was upgraded to category 5 later that morning (but still before dawn).

That was Sunday. An hour or two later state/city officials in LA called for evacuation, which would probably have been silly to call for when it was a category 3 storm on Saturday had Katrina not strengthened significantly (as forecast, with some doubt).

Aug. 29: Katrina strikes N.O. People breathe sigh of relief over N.O., it was spared the damage many feared (although the wind damage was nothing to laugh at: it could have been much worse); the storm ravages MS later that day.

Aug. 30: N.O. levees breached, N.O. looks to be going to hell in a handbasket, most people push Mississippi to the back of their minds. * played guitar, announces return to DC next day. Marching band plays in Biloxi.

Aug. 31: today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Atlantic_hurricane_se... seems to be fair.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2005/KATRINA.shtml ? if you're one that requires primary sources.
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