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gemlake Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:33 AM
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Video of MTP interview Jefferson Parrish President
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:35 AM
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1. I just saw it on TV here out west. Unbelievable. Un-FUCKING-believable.
How differently is Louisiana being treated compared to Mississippi?
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gennifer6 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:37 AM
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5. Lots of white & wealthy on Mississippi's coast
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:09 PM
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36. Mirror Vid Clip of it here
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 04:45 PM
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58. and here...
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Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:36 AM
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2. I was sobbing like a baby girl when he was done speaking and I'm a
jaded ole cynic!
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:48 PM
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46. Me too (nt)
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 04:11 PM
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56. Oh my god
God help us all
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:37 AM
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3. I bawled like a baby - here's the transcript

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9179790/
MR. RUSSERT: And we are back.

Jefferson Parish President Broussard, let me start with you. You just heard the director of Homeland Security's explanation of what has happened this last week. What is your reaction?

MR. AARON BROUSSARD: We have been abandoned by our own country. Hurricane Katrina will go down in history as one of the worst storms ever to hit an American coast, but the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history. I am personally asking our bipartisan congressional delegation here in Louisiana to immediately begin congressional hearings to find out just what happened here. Why did it happen? Who needs to be fired? And believe me, they need to be fired right away, because we still have weeks to go in this tragedy. We have months to go. We have years to go. And whoever is at the top of this totem pole, that totem pole needs to be chain-sawed off and we've got to start with some new leadership.

It's not just Katrina that caused all these deaths in New Orleans here. Bureaucracy has committed murder here in the greater New Orleans area, and bureaucracy has to stand trial before Congress now. It's so obvious. FEMA needs more congressional funding. It needs more presidential support. It needs to be a Cabinet-level director. It needs to be an independent agency that will be able to fulfill its mission to work in partnership with state and local governments around America. FEMA needs to be empowered to do the things it was created to do. It needs to come somewhere, like New Orleans, with all of its force immediately, without red tape, without bureaucracy, act immediately with common sense and leadership, and save lives. Forget about the property. We can rebuild the property. It's got to be able to come in and save lives.

We need strong leadership at the top of America right now in order to accomplish this and to-- reconstructing FEMA.

MR. RUSSERT: Mr. Broussard, let me ask--I want to ask--should...

MR. BROUSSARD: You know, just some quick examples...

MR. RUSSERT: Hold on. Hold on, sir. Shouldn't the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of New Orleans bear some responsibility? Couldn't they have been much more forceful, much more effective and much more organized in evacuating the area?

MR. BROUSSARD: Sir, they were told like me, every single day, "The cavalry's coming," on a federal level, "The cavalry's coming, the cavalry's coming, the cavalry's coming." I have just begun to hear the hoofs of the cavalry. The cavalry's still not here yet, but I've begun to hear the hoofs, and we're almost a week out.

Let me give you just three quick examples. We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn't need them. This was a week ago. FEMA--we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The Coast Guard said, "Come get the fuel right away." When we got there with our trucks, they got a word. "FEMA says don't give you the fuel." Yesterday--yesterday--FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, "No one is getting near these lines." Sheriff Harry Lee said that if America--American government would have responded like Wal-Mart has responded, we wouldn't be in this crisis.

But I want to thank Governor Blanco for all she's done and all her leadership. She sent in the National Guard. I just repaired a breach on my side of the 17th Street canal that the secretary didn't foresee, a 300-foot breach. I just completed it yesterday with convoys of National Guard and local parish workers and levee board people. It took us two and a half days working 24/7. I just closed it.

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: I'm telling you most importantly I want to thank my public employees...

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: ...that have worked 24/7. They're burned out, the doctors, the nurses. And I want to give you one last story and I'll shut up and let you tell me whatever you want to tell me. The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.

MR. RUSSERT: Mr. President...

MR. BROUSSARD: Nobody's coming to get us. Nobody's coming to get us. The secretary has promised. Everybody's promised. They've had press conferences. I'm sick of the press conferences. For God sakes, shut up and send us somebody.

MR. RUSSERT: Just take a pause, Mr. President. While you gather yourself in your very emotional times, I understand, let me go to Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:47 AM
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10. I saw that, and the transcript is totally unrepresentative of the reality
on the screen

and that revolting, slimy, fat, callous PRICK Russert. He couldn't have cared LESS about Broussard's breakdown. He couldn't WAIT to start blowing Barbour.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 04:20 PM
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76. yeah, no shit
how ANYONE could sit there and be unaffected by that. no heart at all.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:02 AM
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15. FUCK YOU RUSSERT!!!!!
Emotionless prick.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:09 AM
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22. " Evil Elf " G.E. Boy !
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:08 AM
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19. My God, what has bush done? nt
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:03 PM
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42. Yesterday--FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication line
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chicagiana Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:15 AM
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68. FEMA has turned into ...

FEMA has turned into an ANTI-FEMA. Their job is now to make diasasters WORSE so the president can ride in on a white horse and "annoint" a reconstruction.

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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:37 AM
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4. Hubby is pissed and cursing right now
I cried.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:38 AM
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6. Thanks just watched it on MTP
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 10:43 AM by kliljedahl
My wife's family is still missing, fom Marrero. Powerful stuff, I don't cry often, but this tore me up.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:08 AM
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20. I am so sorry about your wife's family --
My words aren't good enough to convey what is in my heart for you - may your loved ones come home to you safe.

May the angels come swiftly for all those who are still dying - I don't know what else to say.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:09 AM
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21. I am so sorry about your wife's family --
My words aren't good enough to convey what is in my heart for you - may your loved ones come home to you safe.

May the angels come swiftly for all those who are still dying.

I don't know what else to say.

I am so ashamed.
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:40 AM
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7. I just saw it too...
FEMA actually worked against rescue efforts They turned back help. They cut off communications for local rescuers. The local sheriff had to go and physically re-establish that line and had to station armed officers to protect it. WOW!!!
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:43 AM
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8. It's very powerful....
Those who missed it should try to watch it. I don't think Bushies are going to be able to shut folks up like they've done for years. There are going to be more people speaking up in an official capacity who know that FEMA stopped aid from coming to people

FEMA cutting communication lines...and this official rebuilding their own levee while NO sits with one crane which isn't operating to fix their levee when Bush lied about the repair work.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:46 AM
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9. Please recommend. Everybody needs to see this. n/t
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:48 AM
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11. this was as powerful as TV gets (aside from watching people die onair)
you can be CERTAIN that it would be aired all over the place if it had had something to do with the Gore or Kerry administration

don't hold your breath, though
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cloud75 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:57 AM
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14. why in the world would fema turn away truck of supplies and turn off
communication lines this isn't the first story i've heard of fema getting in the way of emergency help....maybe fema was trying to divert business to certain people so they could profit...maybe they had there orders from the top.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:26 PM
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55. I honestly believe they are trying to assure that certain factions
will not have their profits diluted by charity.

The way this has been handled cries out for the people in charge to be arrested for murder.

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chicagiana Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:18 AM
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69. You're DAMN RIGHT THEY HAD ORDERS!!!

THEY HAD ORDERS TO MAKE THE DISASTER WORSE!!!! They had orders to kill AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!!!!

IMPEACH BUSH IN 2006!!!!!

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:49 AM
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12. i recommended this,everyone should see this n/t
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:54 AM
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13. I got home in time to turn it on and see him crying
I didn't know why.



Damn.


:(
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:06 AM
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16. Oh. My. God.
I read the transcript a few minutes ago, and just now watched the clip.

This should be played over and over again on every station in America until everyone has seen it.

The transcript gives no clue that Broussard breaks down the way he does.

Thank you for posting this.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:07 AM
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17. I don't think there's any doubt in my mind anymore.
This was deliberate.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:08 AM
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18. Tim and Shrub need to join the human race.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:17 AM
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23. MSNBC has the clip in rotation every 15 minutes
Amazing that they would repeat it so often.

This man's emotions speaks volumes. It's very damning for bu$h and his cronies.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:19 AM
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24. Thank you!
we need to get this out to everyone.
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ecoflame Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:30 AM
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25. One thing about crying....
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 11:32 AM by ecoflame
Men often criticize women for crying...they don't want to cry because it displays weakness...blah, blah, blah..blah...blah..

I rarely burst out crying. Many times I am so ferociously livid I cry.

I have seen more grown men cry on television this week I'm almost ecstatic because if nothing else, it will demonstrate the utter helplessness felt. On CNN, interviewing people (adults) about how to get in contact with them, it's primarily been the men who have broken down. It's not a criticism, just an observation.

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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:27 PM
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44. Yes, the taboo against men crying adds to the impact when one of us does
I think this video will get it through how desperate things are down there.
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:37 AM
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26. thank u for the links
I wasnt able to get msnbc's link to work.
gutwrenching.:cry:
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:38 AM
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27. I Just Posted this Elsewhere
Thank you DU. Now I know why I don't have a social life anymore.

Call me Steppenwolf
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:41 AM
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28. Bush needs to be tarred & feathered and dragged through the streets
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 11:43 AM by graywarrior
for this!!!!!

That son of a bitch!!!! Aaaaaaarrrrrrghhhhh!
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RightSightBrightLite Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:50 AM
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29. audio from JeffParish shelter 'we are not allowed to leave-martial law"
Martial law does not mean you treat the people like martians, does it?

thanks for posting that to the web so fast, including the transcript.

shocking Keepin It Real moment indeed

helped me fathom the true horror ocurring in the Gulf, due to indifference, bungling, misguided 'objectives', who knows as Shepard Smith in exasperation, lamented in frustration.

when you have news blackouts, censorship coupled with the manipulative, anesthitizing power of the deceit FULL corporate/elite spin machine- people are duped, misled PEOPLE SUFFER, cuz the rest of us do not know what exactly is going on and we cannot do our duty to bring the pressure to bear on the gov. or the media to stop this and do something !

one wonders if this federal usurpation is not practice for your region when any reason can be justified for wider clampdowns?

this person along with 60 others is stuck in squalid, inhumane conditions and called a radio station in a desperate plea for HELP

this is from the morning of september 4th


Just received a message that people are being kept from leaving this location by FEMA!

Harry truman school. 5417 Ehret Road Marrero, LA 70072 Jefferson County Phone: (504) 341-0961 Don Boyle and Danny Walker are at Harry Truman Middle School in Marrero LA, under MARITAL law...living in feces and filth..ppl are dying around him..the GOVT won't let him go....they are DYING..all 60..they had 362 down to 60 still alive...no water, no ice...23 murders, 123 rapes...
(rapes, murders report from caller who heard that from JParish police officer)

listen @ http://www.savefile.com/files.php?fid=9974595




civilization is coming...just wait.....
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Prodemsouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:07 PM
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34. That is it. This redneck liberal is going out to buy another gun
today
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:13 PM
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50. Wow...
They won't let them LEAVE??? This is murder, pure and simple.
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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:55 AM
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30. I was hoping someone would post this.
I knew I'd be seeing it again.
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Yellow Horse Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:00 PM
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31. Kick for this interview. WATCH. THIS. NOW.
:kick:
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carpediem Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:01 PM
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32. heartbreaking. everyone needs to see this. n/t
.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:02 PM
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33. Very POwerful! Needs to be seen by all!
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:09 PM
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35. I am shaking with anger right now. Michael Brown needs to be FIRED NOW.
RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
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minkyboodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:15 PM
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37. another mirror
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:16 PM
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38. kicked and nominated. amazing interview
:cry:
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:22 PM
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39. Tim Russert, media whore extraordinaire ,
should be fired for attempting to pin this on state and local govt.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:34 PM
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40. 'She drowned on Friday!'
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 01:42 PM
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41. Kick
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:10 PM
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43. This is really a must-watch video
"She drowned on Friday" made me cry.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:30 PM
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45. every apologist needs to watch this video
this is/needs to be the end of this administration!
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:53 PM
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47. Must be viewed by everyone in US!!!!! n/t
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:57 PM
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48. Russert is a pig.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:20 PM
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54. I wouldn't insult the pigs
I'll make it a little stronger

Russert is a fornicating rectal crevice.
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A Brand New World Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:10 PM
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49. This piece of video is one of the most powerful indictment of Bush and his
minions that I have seen. That interview sent chills throughout my body. I've been on the verge of hysterics this whole week.

That FEMA director should be fired immediately. He is evidently not qualified to be in the position that he is. I've heard of his prior job as the director of some horse organization. How in the world does that qualify him as the head of THE national disaster preparedness/emergency management agency? Any local fire department chief would be more qualified than that. As the days go on, he's looking more and more like a "deer in the headlights" look. Ineffecutual idiot.

Just another one of Bush's buddies who received a job, not because of their qualifications, but because of their loyalty to the BFEE.
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chicagiana Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:26 AM
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71. FEMA DIRECTOR SHOULD BE IMPRISONED!!!!

The Director of FEMA as well as Michael Chertoff should be indicted and tossed in jail on reckless homicide charges. They were ACTIVELY preventing aid from reaching the city. They were ACTIVELY preventing the levees from being repaired before the city had flooded.

Bush needs to be IMPEACHED!!!!

Democrats need to grow a fucking spine and make the 2006 election into a "recall by impeachment" election against Bush. Force all those Republicans fuckers to defend the Bush administrations CRIMINAL behavior!!!! Because all the Republicans will do is be a rubber stamp to this murderer!!!

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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:13 PM
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51. Blitzer cut off Broussard's damning indictment of Bush
showing only Broussard's telling the story of the woman having died after being told to wait day after day by her son. Then Blitzer switched topics to money. It was truly disgusting.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:20 PM
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52. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
If this doesn't make someone angry, I don't know what does.

I could see the look of despair in Mr. Broussard's face.

Hell, I'd be crying too.

This is an INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE.


For Mr. Broussard: :hug:

For me: :cry:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:20 PM
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53. I heard this clip on NPR. You have to actually hear it to believe it.
I wish I were rich and could fly there and buy a boat and go personally rescue some of these people. I don't care who they are, what color, rich or poor, what age, criminals or law-abiding. NONE of them deserve this malicious neglect.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 04:44 PM
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57. Yep--worth another kick (nt)
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expatriate Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 05:03 PM
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59. I know President Broussard.
He is a rock. He is usually imperturbable. He's dealt with some very trying and tragic situations in his time as Jefferson Parish President.

For him to break like that ...

The desperation that those who ARE trying to help in New Orleans and the surrounding area has got to be enough to drive them mad.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 05:51 PM
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60. Nother kick as people are asking for it and posting dupes (nt)
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 05:59 PM
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61. kick
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:38 PM
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62. and a kick right back at ya
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:43 PM
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63. I've sent this video to my Representative & Senators in an email
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BamaBecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:24 PM
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64. I' mad as hell about all this FEMASHIT...I hope to high heaven
the rest of America gets mad with the rest of us here. I hope and pray they start paying attention and waking up. They have got to stop trusting the government and the media.....

Why Gods Name is FEMA cutting communication lines? Why in Gods name are they "turning around" or stopping all forms of help? Why in God's name was jefferson Parrish not allowed by FEMA TO USE THE FUEL?

If there is a reason that makes sense to anybody out there in DU land, please explain it to me.

From where I sit......and I can't believe I'm thinking this.....they want people to die....so they will have fewer people to care for.

Why should I be surprised?.....they are behind 911 too....

Bama

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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:32 PM
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65. I can't understand any of this. It makes no sense.
What would be the motive for FEMA to do this? What could they hope to accomplish by cutting communication lines and turning back supplies of water and fuel?

It is the most disturbing, bizzare thing I have ever heard in my life.
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chicagiana Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:31 AM
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72. They're trying to bring the locals to their knees ...
... they are trying to bring the governor and mayor to their knees so that they will sign capitulate and make New Orleans a federal zone under Bush's martial law. Afterwards, they will simply blame EVERYTHING on the locals when it was Bush's homeland security department that was actively TRYING to finish what the hurricane had started.


I wouldn't be surprised if Bush's thugs went out in the middle of the night and blew those levees themselves.

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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:18 AM
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74. there is specific HISTORY of dynamiting levees (directing floodwaters)
and of shooting anyone on sight who might be doing something to levees (hey, what does this say about those "mysterious" shooting incidents involving "contractors"?)

James Carville wrote all this history in 1997, in salon:
http://www.salon.com/april97/columnists/carville970407.html
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:46 PM
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66. Kick. All America needs to see this. n/t
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:55 AM
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67. I cry every time I see him
This is an absolute tragedy! (Understatement, I know.)

I thought that Haley Barbour appearing just after this man broke down was an opportunity to see how slick Barbour is. It was so obvious. He is one slick slimy dude and if Bush stopped short, Haley would be covered in shit up to his elbows.

God help the people of Jefferson Parish.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:20 AM
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70. Link doesn't work, bandwidth problems I guess
Here's another source: http://www.canofun.com/blog/default.asp

And it's still up at Crooks and Liars
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 04:16 PM
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75. I put it up at leftandrightfight.com as well
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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:55 AM
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73. kick
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:43 PM
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77. Kick for the late-night crew
Edited on Mon Sep-05-05 08:46 PM by Spiffarino
Back to the top with this one since it's too late to recommend it.

YOU.MUST.SEE.THIS!
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