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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:08 AM
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Brown: FEMA don't do windows.
Just listening to the rebroadcast of that hearing yesterday, and this guy just lists on and on the things he didn't see as his job. Not once does he give a coherent description of what his job was beyond "coordinating" and having committee meetings.
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:14 AM
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1. If Bush Fires Somene - He/She was Good Fundraiser...
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:33 AM by Peter Frank
...& nothing more.

edit "is" to "was" in headline
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:17 AM
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2. Press conferences.
He was supposed to do lots and lots of press conferences.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:17 AM
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3. job description for cronies
political hacks don't really ever think they should WORK for god's sake. They are there for the paycheck and bennies - it is their due. Look at Chertoff - he honors us with his presence at press conferences and not much more.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:18 AM
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4. delete - dupe
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:19 AM by KT2000
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:18 AM
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5. delete
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:21 AM by KT2000
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 AM
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6. Apparently FEMA is supposed to do magic shows...illusions.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:14 AM by cornermouse
After the little bit I saw, I think experiencing prison as an inmate would be a good place for Michael Brown. He still doesn't seem to understand that a lot of people who survived Katrina died afterwards because of his own neglect and ignorance.

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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:01 AM
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7. according to him FEMA isnt responsible for much of anything.
F ederal
E mergency
M anagement
A gency

Uhh. They dont do anything else? Where did all the money go?
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durablend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:12 AM
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8. The just do photo ops
That and collect their paychecks.

Anything else would be too much hard werk.

:sarcasm:
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:17 AM
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9. "It's not my job." Is not the sort of thing you want to hear when ...
your standing on a roof and the water is rising.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:18 AM
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10. LOL No wonder Shays lit into him
He HAD to or look like a fool.
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Oerdin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 AM
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11. See how FEMA's mission statement has changed.
The Rude Pundit has an excellent comparision to how FEMA's statement of what it is supposed to do has radically changed from under Clinton to Bush's new take. It really is disgusting to see how they've tried to wiggle out of their sole reason for existance.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2005/09/femas-long-term-...


So, to summarize here, the Strategic Goals of FEMA have shifted from definite measures of effectiveness in emergencies, including the responsibility to feed, hydrate, and shelter victims in the first couple of days after a disaster, to a business-speak that leaves weasel room for any screw-ups. To put it plainly, FEMA had been neutered by the Bush administration, dehumanized and made robotic. Is it any wonder how Michael Brown could sit there today with a straight face and claim he did his job?

And when you read even the dry minimal performance goals, and you compare it to Brown's testimony, you quickly realize he simply didn't care.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:04 AM
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12. If you have no experience in handling disasters, then this is what you
talk about. Anyone with education and experience would know that you do what you have to do to get the job done.
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