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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:31 PM
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There's been much speculation about Bush's Thursday primetime address

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=dom...

Bush readying new initiatives for Katrina speech


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, stung by criticism of a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, was preparing new initiatives to announce for storm-devastated areas in a nationally televised address on Thursday.

"This speech will be an opportunity for the president to update the American people about the latest developments of our recovery and talk about the way forward as we begin rebuilding," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

Bush believes the vision for rebuilding should be "locally inspired," but that the country as a whole needs to be committed to that longer-term effort, McClellan told reporters on Air Force One returning to Washington from New York, where the president attended the U.N. summit.

"There will be some new initiatives that he will talk about in the remarks as well," he said, but declined to provide details.


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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:33 PM
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1. Have no desire to see the idiot chimp-king BS America.
I've had enough of their posturing. I'll read the reviews.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:33 PM
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2. Sounds like Halliburton is getting more contract!!!
Bush believes the vision for rebuilding should be "locally inspired," but that the country as a whole needs to be committed to that longer-term effort, McClellan told reporters on Air Force One
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:34 PM
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3. Uh-oh....
"New initiatives..." you mean like creating the useless Department of Homeland Security or the Patriot Act or "democracy" for Iran?

:scared: :nuke:
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NorCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:44 PM
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4. Hahaha...
hilarious!!

well done Jawja :rofl:
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 08:33 PM
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9. Thanks, Bush in Berkeley
:hi:
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dave502d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:46 PM
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5. Faith-Based and Community Initiative.
Edited on Wed Sep-14-05 06:46 PM by dave502d
Is this what the little man is going to talk about?

President George W. Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative represents a fresh start and bold new approach to government's role in helping those in need. Too often the government has ignored or impeded the efforts of faith-based and community organizations. Their compassionate efforts to improve their communities have been needlessly and improperly inhibited by bureaucratic red tape and restrictions placed on funding.

The White House Office and the Centers for the Faith-Based and Community Initiative -- located in ten Federal agencies -- are working to support the essential work of these important organizations. Their goal is to make sure that grassroots leaders can compete on an equal footing for federal dollars, receive greater private support, and face fewer bureaucratic barriers.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/fbci/
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 06:46 PM
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6. "Locally Inspired" "Faith Based"
Edited on Wed Sep-14-05 06:47 PM by Beetwasher
IOW, "New Orleans you're on your own, suckers unless you let my religious shukster buddies take all your cash."

And "gimmee more power, because I just proved I'm so competent!"
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 07:10 PM
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7. The broadcast media will be singing his praises - full-throat. Fox "News"
will have a full crew just like on election night screaming his praises.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 07:23 PM
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8. I won't be watching it. Instead,
I'll be following his speech, play-by-play right here.

Somebody will be commenting on the speech, and there will be lots of fun posts on the thread.

You see, my TV is gone. All because of Bush.

See you here tomorrow eve.
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