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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:26 AM
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Bush fired Republican who criticized hurricane funding cuts
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0508...

"I'm not saying it wouldn't still be flooded, but I do feel that if it had been totally funded, there would be less flooding than you have," said Michael Parker, a former Republican Mississippi congressman who headed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from October 2001 until March 2002, when he was ousted after publicly criticizing a Bush administration proposal to cut the corps' budget.
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:27 AM
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1. Gosh, there seems to be a pattern here,
doesn't there?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:28 AM
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3. yeah, reaganomics kiLLs
nominated.
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bribri16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:06 AM
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19. Wait until you see the pattern that emerges during 2006 elections.
If there are any Dems out there who thought they might not have a chance to win an election in some Rethugs areas....run anyway!
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SlightlyWorried Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:32 AM
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30. You mean the pattern where the MSM repeats the attacks on democrats
which causes them to lose seats AGAIN in 2006 finally cementing the Reich? That's the pattern you should watch. It's pretty much guaranteed.

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:55 AM
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32. Welcome tu DU, SlightlyWorried!
I like the understated name name you've chosen.

I think it would be a good idea to start cautiously supporting the MSM that seems to be supporting the American people and the truth, even as we continue to call out the irresponsible hacks.

You are correct about the power they will wield in the 2006 elections. But I think it is America's personal experience with this maladministration that will be the deciding factor in 2006. All media will be wise to maintain a high level of credibility, as the American people are at last becoming the "waking giant" we hear so much about.

The Chicago Tribune seems to be emerging from their partisan fog. I encourage them to continue "rubbing the sleep from their eyes".

They employ a large number of deeply talented individuals. My hope is that management will always use that pool of talent wisely and responsibly.
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 05:15 PM
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40. and the diebold voting macines and the lines in black areas
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:27 AM
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2. Sorry, If Democrats Don't Come Out Swinging On This Eventually
they are incompetent.
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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:34 AM
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8. On another thread someone said "This could be the end of the American
Empire" The American people are waiting for leadership! Come On Dems!!!
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Don Claybrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:38 AM
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10. Where ARE the Democrats?
Are we getting our focus groups together? Are we waiting on Frank Luntz to interview people from Osh Kosh before we decide how to respond? Do they all need to be thrown out of office on their ears too?
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:40 AM
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13. dems are responding in the only acceptable way
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Don Claybrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:43 AM
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14. Thanks. I should've been clearer
I should've specified I was referring to the Democrats in Congress (and not all of them, but a good number).

Howard Dean has never let us down yet. Thanks for the link.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:14 AM
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20. We need to organize on this and get the blaster rolling!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:28 AM
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4. Does Michael Parker still believe in the Republican party?
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:30 AM
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He should fire himself, and his Republican Congress
From your article:
WASHINGTON -- Despite continuous warnings that a catastrophic hurricane could hit New Orleans, the Bush administration and Congress in recent years have repeatedly cut funding for hurricane preparation and flood control.

The cuts have delayed construction of levees around the city and stymied an ambitious project to improve drainage in New Orleans' neighborhoods.

For instance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested $27 million for this fiscal year to pay for hurricane protection projects around Lake Pontchartrain. The Bush administration countered with $3.9 million, and Congress eventually provided $5.7 million, according to figures provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

Because of the budget cuts, which were caused in part by the rising costs of the war in Iraq, the corps delayed seven contracts that included enlarging the levees, according to corps documents.
(snip/...)
This is criminal. CRIMINAL. I hate these imitation human beings.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:33 AM
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6. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
Was on TV just last night BRAGGING about the great job the pResident was doing in this hour of need!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:47 AM
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15. What's wrong with this woman?
She's like Joe Lieberman's twin sister.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:04 AM
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18. Worried more about her political career than those people.
Like most politicians.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:41 AM
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22. she's between a rock and a hard place, actually..if she bashes the chimp
she jeopardizes even the feeble federal assistance they're almost getting.
Make no mistake, BushCo is demanding behind the scenes that pound of flesh.

I'm certain there's a quid pro quo involved. "make us look good and we'll free up some more help".

I'd bet money on it.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:44 AM
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23. Thanks for bringing some sanity to the discussion.
Much better than the usual reflexive kneejerk bashing. These people have to make nice with Chimpy for now--he controls the disaster aid.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:16 AM
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25. And he's extremely punitive. If he senses that he's not getting
the ego-stroking he demands, he actually would have the gall to take relief away. Yes, he IS THAT MUCH OF AN ASSHOLE.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:34 AM
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31. Exactly. n/t
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:18 AM
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28. Like when Bush tool back 20 billion from Hillary for 9-11 rebuilding
because she bad mouthed Bush Cartel.

Lerk, you nailed it!!


http://downingstreetmemo.com/
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:19 AM
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21. I saw the apologizing for the federal government
Edited on Thu Sep-01-05 07:20 AM by fujiyama
It was pretty disgusting.

I was just starting to admire her for atleast being there the whole time and I understand this has been difficult for her.

Dems like her that have backed Bush's budgets over the years are unlikely to criticize Bush because they know they share the blame.
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blue sky at night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:30 AM
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5. How does the old saying go.........
about killing the messenger? Wake up America, the emperor has no clothing, no brain, no heart, no clue.
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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:33 AM
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7. Bush is a BASTARD! Kicked and Nominated! nt
:mad:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:36 AM
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9. Bush fire somebody who would criticize him?
I'm shocked I tell you, shocked!

:sarcasm:
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:38 AM
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11. nominated
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:39 AM
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12. Bookmarked, recommended
and kicked.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:58 AM
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16. "watch what you say."
"who cares what you think?"
"for us, or against us"

Good find, Cocoa. Thanks for sharing it.

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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:58 AM
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17. We can NOT afford
BU**SH** anymore. too much pain for US and our world.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:55 AM
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24. This is a DEVASTATING article for bushfuck**....
Edited on Thu Sep-01-05 07:55 AM by leftchick
AND NEEDS TO BE SCREAMED ON CNN AND MSRNC! I just saw James Carville on CNN and he did not go anywhere near these facts. :grr:

WASHINGTON -- Despite continuous warnings that a catastrophic hurricane could hit New Orleans, the Bush administration and Congress in recent years have repeatedly cut funding for hurricane preparation and flood control.

<snip>

Fred Caver, who retired in June as the corps' deputy director of civil works, said there is always competition for funding and "you're never going to get everything you want."

But he said a reluctance to invest in unglamorous public works projects and especially heavy demands on the budget, from the war in Iraq and entitlement programs, have added to the difficulty in securing funding for corps projects.

Scott Milburn, a spokesman for the White House Office of Management and Budget, declined to comment about the specific allegations regarding funding for hurricane-related projects in Louisiana. However, he said, "The president signed into law a $100 million increase for the corps for the current fiscal year compared to the previous year's level."







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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:30 AM
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26. kickity kick above looting crap
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:13 AM
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27. BUSH: "if you're not with us..." How many CIA agents did Goss fire??
This is Bush's method of runnibg the government, if you speak the truth or disagree with this incompetant president, you're history, fired, demothed, asked to resign. And this dude has no checks & Balances or accountability to answer to,

Bush goes on tv to attempt to regain falling numbers and even then he was a day late!

http://downingstreetmemo.com/
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:20 AM
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29. Bush is a piece of shit traitor.
Every day, I hate him more, and I thought I was at capacity over five years ago.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:58 AM
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33. will the Corporate Media make this public knowledge??
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:59 AM
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34. Kicked and nominated
It sure as hell IS time for political finger-pointing. When your policies are directly responsible for neglecting preparedness for a major American city to be as ready as possible for an event like this (which has been predicted and warned about for YEARS), it is DEFINITELY time for accountability.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:00 PM
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35. but will the Corporate Media make this public knowledge??
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AceAlmighty82 Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:45 PM
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36. This can't go on much longer...
I'd like to believe that something will get done but knowing Bush..but no matter where he turns..someone dies or has died..Iraq, New Orleans, 9/11, I don't know how he sleeps at night knowing its his fault
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:47 PM
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37. I hope this guy comes forward and comes tells the whole country
Everybody needs to know.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:49 PM
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38. Truth gets you fired, lies get you in jail
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 05:10 PM
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39. Not gonna let this one sink....NO WAY.
.
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