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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:11 PM
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From Seattle Times on Brownie and horsesass.org
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 12:11 PM by Bumblebee
Now it can be told: the real reason the federal government bungled its disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

It was because of that horse's ass guy. When the defrocked director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Michael Brown, testified to Congress this week, he blamed the usual suspects the governor, the mayor, the media.

But he also fingered a mysterious group with an indelicate name.

"Ironically, it started with an organization called horsesass.org," Brown told Congress, "that on some blog published a false and, frankly, in my opinion, defamatory statement that the media just continued to repeat over and over. ... I guess it's the media's job. But I don't like it. I think it's false. It came at the wrong time. And I think it led potentially to me being pulled out of Louisiana because it made me somewhat ineffective."

So there you have it. The man heading the response to the biggest natural disaster in the history of the most powerful country in the world was neutered by a Web site named for the buttocks of a horse.

Or really for Tim Eyman.

Turns out the "organization" is one 42-year-old guy, an "uptight East Coast Jew" named David Goldstein who lives in Seattle's Seward Park.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/200...
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beingthere Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:16 PM
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1. That's all soooo funny.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:16 PM
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2. Priceless article title!!! This story starts at the rear
http://www.horsesass.org/index.php?p=965

...and deserves a link to the site in question!!!!!
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 PM
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4. this is prime, grade A stuff! KR
from the link

by Goldy, 09/02/2005, 12:34 AM

An unmitigated, total fucking disaster. Thats not a quote from Mike Brown, but rather, a quote describing him. And most disturbingly, its not even a reference to his dismal performance as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This blunt critique was emailed to me from a regular reader who was apparently attracted to HorsesAss.org by her passion for politics and her love of Arabian horses.

>>>I think Ive told you that Im into Arab horses. Well, for 3 years Michael Brown was hired and then fired by our IAHA, the International Arabian Horse Assoc. He was an unmitigated, total fucking disaster. I was shocked as hell when captain clueless put him in charge of FEMA a couple of years ago. He or the WH lied on the WH presser announcing him to FEMA. IAHA was never connected to the Olympic Comm, only the half Arab registry then and the governing body to the state and local Arabian horse clubs. He ruined IAHA financially so badly that we had to change the name and combine it with the Purebred registry.

>>>I am telling you this after watching the fucking shipwreck in the Gulf. His incompetence is KILLING people.


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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:11 PM
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3. kick n/t
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