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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:51 PM
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Tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of Katrina in NOLA but there are 18 threads on Craig & bathroom sex?
And not one on NOLA??

Come on, we're better than that. Let's focus on the really important things - like people who are still homeless, people who never got their insurance or government money, and a city still struggling to begin to rebuild!

Just my thoughts on this - kick if you agree. Thanks.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:52 PM
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1. Craig is more proof the repubs fight back...while the dems usually...you know... nt
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:53 PM
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2. Well, wait until tommorrow.
I'm sure there will be plenty of them then.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:53 PM
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3. So what is this?
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:54 PM
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4. There were a coupla NOLA threads earlier
But sex sells... even on DU.

And 44 years ago MLK said "I have a Dream."
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:55 PM
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5. Yeah, that post is barely surviving too.
Too bad!
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-29-07 12:59 AM
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51. k&r nt
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:58 PM
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6. Here's one....sinkin' like the 9th Ward after Katrina...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:12 PM
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7. Craig is just latest hypocrite republican to be exposed
Not to worry, Katrina will get her due time here.
I think I can speak for everyone here, we will not forget Katrina as the largest domestic failure by the bu$h regime.
But for now, we need to get the word out on yet one more false republican idiot.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:31 PM
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8. Here's a really good one with no replies at all
has Phil Collins ever played at Jazz Fest? :shrug:

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

I've also been considering the illustration given, that the Crescent City's days are numbered. Thanks to its location and the vagaries of human encroachment, the city seems destined to slip beneath the waves of the Gulf. We've blazed that trail ourselves.

But no matter what arises to supplant it, a likely port town on the continental shelf upriver, it will never be what New Orleans once was. A storied and unique place, like the near-mythical cities of Western Civilization. Athens. Rome. Paris. Venice. New Orleans....
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:32 PM
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9. just saw a story on Biloxi and the Casinos are doing great.....not much else
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:34 PM
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10. who`s katrina?
hillary`s secret lover?...i know..i`m sorry.

new orleans will have to wait another year and another year and another year....there`s a war to win
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:41 PM
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11. You are SPOT ON
We are sooo fascinated with sex in any form or fashion. Yes, it's important because it involves a U.S. Senator who has been charged with a crime. However, Katrina.......GOD........how soon we forget. Well......I have not forgotten!
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:43 PM
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12. I started a Katrina thread early this am
Mostly concerning the MGC, but still. I got two replies.
A big Katrina wave to iamjoy and weinerdoggie! Thanks!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:58 PM
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19. i still have pictures and a matchbook cover
from a pier restaurant in biloxi..my family drove down south in 1959 to new orleans and over to biloxi so we could put our feet in the gulf...i was fascinated by the swamps and the moss on the trees...there really is something magical about that land
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:05 PM
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43. I agree
So much has changed, even prior to Katrina. A lot of things disappeared to make way for the casinos. I wonder if your restaurant was the Fiesta something?

I have a great view of back bay and all my trees have spanish moss. I love that stuff!
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:44 PM
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13. David "Diaper Daddy" Vitter is from suburban N.O.
he held Bobby (I initially typed "Booby", and it's not the first time :P ) Jindal's seat in Congress before he ran for Senate.

Before Diapergate, there was the "Canal Street Madam" scandal; it is alleged that said madam has given birth to "Vitty Cent"'s love child.

http://www.samefacts.com/archives/watching_conservative...

It isn't yet public, though apparently it's widely known in Louisiana political circles, that Vitter's commercial romance was blessed with issue. Reportedly his natural child now lives with her mother in Alexandria, VA. That they are receiving financial support from the Senator has not been shown.

Indeed. Kos reports that there may even be another love child, now a toddler. :eyes:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/10/25/0599/1603

The irony is that Vitter dropped out of that governor's race last year because of an affair with a prostitute and has an illegitimate child with another woman. No big scoop -- this is all out in the open and well-known in the state, yet Vitter is still running on a "family values" platform and obviously getting away with it.

So there you have it. Rampant repuke sex, right in greater New Orleans.

Now what's your excuse?
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:49 PM
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14. DU has deteriorated in the past few months.
It seems that there must be a fatigue regarding serious issues. Sensational BS is more popular.

This story got six replies.

In Baghdad, snipers, explosions and automatic weapons fire, as violence claims 51 lives

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:05 PM
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21. my post on this got 1 reply
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


so that`s about 7 replys...sad is`t it
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:13 PM
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46. another reply ------ thanks uppityperson!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:50 PM
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15. this was the biggest story here at du two years ago
i remember sitting here posting about katrina days before the storm , when the storm hit and it`s aftermath. yes it was the biggest story but now as you said it`s bathroom sex...

maybe just maybe there won`t be another storm for enough years to give new orleans a chance to survive. it`s been down and out many times before so there`s always hope it will come back. we need new orleans ,it is our nation`s artery to the heartland and it`s our cultural soul....

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southern_belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:52 PM
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16. kick
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:52 PM
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17. "And not one on NOLA"
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 06:55 PM
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18. Don't you know...
...that queer sex is far more important to "some" than real world events? :sarcasm:

It is truly sad when people forget dates in history. And there is now one thread on this thanks to you. :)
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:03 PM
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20. Welcome to DU.
We are a pretty representative bunch, sad to say.
:kick:

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:06 PM
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22. AND DAMN IT TO HELL
NOLA is not the only city that suffered from Katrina and that is still suffering.

If you are going to post about Katrina, don't neglect her other victims/survivors.


Katrina was a flood to NOLA, it was a Hurricane to Mississippi.

:(

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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:10 PM
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23. Agreed
There are plenty of places still suffering in Katrina & Rita's aftermath. I know personally people that lost their homes and struggled after Rita, but that's hardly every mentioned.

When I think of Katrina, while I invariably think of the devastating flood in NOLA, I also always remember the pictures of towns completely decimated from the hurricane in Mississippi. Unfortunately, NOLA is almost always mentioned while everyone else is not even thought of.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:15 PM
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24. But, but, but, your recovery is going so great...
Edited on Tue Aug-28-07 07:15 PM by KamaAina
...'cause of all that leadership 'n' stuff from your great Republican Governor Haley Barbour who is not the most corrupt SOB on the face of the planet so stop saying that!

:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:

edit: punctuation
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:21 PM
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27. You are so right.
My mistake. Many others were affected by this horrible tragedy and left to deal with it on their own too.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:01 PM
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40. Here, here!
Are you any further along the modular house route than when I left? I saw that neighborhood who voted the family out because they couldn't tell the difference between a modular home and a mobile home. :eyes: I hope it's going more smoothly for you, Dear Friend. :hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:08 PM
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44. Are you kidding me
I still don't have a permit

and no idea when the City will give me a permit, if they will give me a permit.

:(

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:41 PM
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47. Damn them!
:grr: WTF are they waiting for? Recovery is still making me loco, even 1500 miles away!

Well, know that I'm thinking of you and sending you prayers--especially tomorrow. :hug: Smooch your pooches for me and Bear, and eat a steak sandwich at the Project Lounge, too.

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:54 PM
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48. They are trying to squeeze us low moderate income folks
out. :(

Hugs back to you and Bear and usedtobe

:hug: :hi:

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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-29-07 01:01 AM
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52. hugs, merh
:hug: :grouphug:
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:16 PM
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25. You are talking about something (Louisiana) that the American people care nothing about
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:29 PM
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33. We seem to be either rednecks or black thugs to nearly everyone.
Edited on Tue Aug-28-07 07:30 PM by rudy23
That's why every slam of the South on here feels like an ice pick through the heart. That mentality makes us politically expendable, and translates to a very nightmarish reality in places down here.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:18 PM
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26. kick and recommend for MS and LA , here's mine from earlier...
Edited on Tue Aug-28-07 07:19 PM by uppityperson
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:33 PM
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34. If we could investigate Katrina, not only would there be impeachable offenses found, but some of the
most brutal leadership in civilized history would be exposed to the world.

That's why it was so important for Rove to get Leiberman to come to the dark side. The non-investigation of the Federal Katrina Response is the biggest crime B*sh has gotten away with yet.

I don't care how many votes you had going in--that evidence would be impossible to support. I wonder if Brownie will ever spill the beans now that he's been scapegoated. I think he wants to soooo bad.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:22 PM
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28. Tomorrow's the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run.
Not one thread on how that's getting ignored but one thread about how NOLA's getting ignored?

What's the deal, yo?
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:24 PM
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29. ONLY 18? Seems like more. K&R
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NancyBreen Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:26 PM
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30. With pleasure I recommend.
This should be in everyone's mind as well as the folks in the south and midwest going through violent weather. It's great when government is on vacation and these victims are getting things done with a little help from their neighbors and state governments instead of waiting around George's incompetent nincompoops to fuck everything up.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:26 PM
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31. I bought Terence Blanchard's Katrina album last night.
In case any one is curious, he wrote the soundtrack for Spike Lee's documentary. Beautiful, haunting, sad, sad music.
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:28 PM
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32. I wonder more where our Democratic leaders have been on Katrina for 2 years, besides Edwards?
Can't they do something to help things along in N.O.?
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misanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:42 PM
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35. kick**nm
**
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:51 PM
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36. on my way to a katrina rally right now here in LA. speakers and films and a
general get-together to talk about it. Robert Greenwald just did a new film about Katrina.
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:52 PM
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37. I jus wanna no if the cop hadda video er wore a wire.
:evilgrin:

Threadcount can be a poor measure of import to all.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:56 PM
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38. Its the hypocrisy
also, as you may have noticed some folks were truly afraid their wee ones were at danger

Nothing brings the human animal more to a fighting stance than the fear of family being in danger

As to NOLA... yep, it is important, and I wish I could do more right at the moment

But believe it or not, exposing the hypocrisy will help NOLA in the long run
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 07:59 PM
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39. !*!*!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:02 PM
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41. In a word: Priorities.
In two words:

Mixed priorities.

K&R
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:04 PM
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42. There was a story about formaldehyde in trailers bought by
Phelps Dodge in AZ making families sick. Phelp's gave them "air cleaners." Fucking air cleaners. Wonder if trailers were same being used by victims of NOLA. Do you know?
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 08:12 PM
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45. For the housewives et all
Oprah is doing a new show about Katrina tomorrow. "If this was your city"

Well, it is. I remain haunted and it's another shaving of the face of the myth of the "greatest country on earth." Yeah, sure it is. Look at how GREAT we are.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 09:42 PM
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49. And let us never forget this:
White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm
By Eric Lipton
The New York Times

Friday 10 February 2006

Washington - In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when they were told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans.

But Congressional investigators have now learned that an eyewitness account of the flooding from a federal emergency official reached the Homeland Security Department's headquarters starting at 9:27 p.m. the day before, and the White House itself at midnight.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency official, Marty Bahamonde, first heard of a major levee breach Monday morning. By late Monday afternoon, Mr. Bahamonde had hitched a ride on a Coast Guard helicopter over the breach at the 17th Street Canal to confirm the extensive flooding. He then telephoned his report to FEMA headquarters in Washington, which notified the Homeland Security Department.

"FYI from FEMA," said an e-mail message from the agency's public affairs staff describing the helicopter flight, sent Monday night at 9:27 to the chief of staff of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and recently unearthed by investigators. Conditions, the message said, "are far more serious than media reports are currently reflecting. Finding extensive flooding and more stranded people than they had thought - also a number of fires."

http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/47...

That little prick * plans on trying to appoint Skeletor as AG!!!! Fuck no!
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 09:49 PM
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50. And yet...
Where was the oversight? The arrests? The reprimands and firings? Lawsuits? Nothing happened! Talk about adding insult to injury! :mad:
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 11:16 AM
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54. I don't believe they even reported iit in the M$M.
They aren't incompetent at all.

All they've done has gone exactly as they planned, 9/11, Iraq, Katrina, etc., etc... :nuke:
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uncertainty1999 Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-29-07 01:12 AM
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53. there IS a connection between these events...
... Bush and the Republicans spent all of the 2004 campaign talking about gaymarriagegaymarriagegaymarriage... and then the day after the election, Bush does a 180 and makes his "I have political capital and I'm going to spend it" on .. PRIVATIZING SOCIAL SECURITY! Thank goodness that did not happen, but gay marriage was the bait ... and the voters took it, and what did they get? A leader who hates govt so much that he wants to drown it in a bathtub, and seems to be succeeding through either neglect, privatization, or some combination of these forces. Katrina is the perfect example of the administration's inability or unwillingness to be effective for the people.
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