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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:37 AM
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We should have deployed the power of the United States on New Orleans, but we didn't.
This election should be about that,,,, period!
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:42 AM
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1. We should have deployed the power of compassion and support
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 12:43 AM by shance
on New Orleans. Instead they had troops with guns who were given orders to threaten and scare innocent New Orlean residents who were given no water and food for days. They were essentially treated worse than animals.

Not to mention the life threatening toxicity caused by the breached levees.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:43 AM
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2. George was too busy at the time.
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:08 AM by Stephanie



He was very busy that Monday & Tuesday while the storm hit and people were drowning..













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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:46 AM
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3. that last photo is actually the worst one
That's them returning to Crawford on Tuesday night, completely oblivious, smug, tanned and insouciant.

The next morning he does a flyover of NOLA, then on Thursday the aides have to show him a DVD of the news reports because he has no idea what's happened.
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scot Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:12 AM
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6. Is that a guitar with the pres seal?
And what the hell chord is that - a G one fret down. Leave the ax on the stand G.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:55 AM
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9. Welcome to DU!
Here is an older thread with dates and captions.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Yes, while New Orleans drowned on Tuesday August 30th, George Bush was in San Diego on a Navy ship clowning around with a guitar. Oblivious. While the rest of us were glued to CNN screaming "somebody help those people!"
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:53 AM
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4. True!
Kick & Rec

:kick:
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wanpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:58 AM
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5. Amen! The manner in which our own dying and desperate countrymen
was treated is truly evil, despicable, and disgusting. We cannot let the country forget. The gulf coast is still barren and many so desire to return, yet have nothing to return to...
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Vexatious Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:13 AM
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7. We can drop bombs on poor people all over the world
but we couldn't drop food and water on poor people here in the States. Pathetic.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:16 AM
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8. I believe US power had a prior engagement . . .
several, in fact . . . with seemingly more to come . . .
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:54 PM
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10. New Orleans was the smoking gun of this administrations incompetence.
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