I DEMAND George Bush's resignation. I DEMAND IT!!! GODDAMNIT!!
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 07:08 PM by growlypants
I just finished watching the interview on Tim Russert with the President of Jefferon Parish, Aaron Broussard. Now, my head is about to LIETRALLY explode off my shoulders and create quite a fine mess on the ceiling. I'm furious beyond belief. I truly am. For a WEEK now, the anger has buliding up inside of me and I'm about to meltdown like Chernobyl. So if your're readin this, I'll give you time to locate a lead shield and to position yourself behind it.
I simply cannot comprehend what has happened down in New Orleans. I cant wrap my mind around it. I cant fathom it. It doesnt register. This is America, yet we have somehow reverted to the 17th century. Unable to send even the most RUDIMENTARY help to our desperate citizenry. Actually, let me rephrase that.....UNWILLING to send even the most rudimentary help. UN-FUCKING-WILLING. And YES, I AM going to breakdown into a complete stream of cursing in about 5 minutes. Start counting, cuz I feel it buliding up like steam pressure. This whole cluster fuck is the most absolutely embarassing, inept, incompetent, CRIMINAL action I have ever witnessed in my ENTIRE life. At least the fire that burned down all of Chicago could be blamed on a cow. This can only be blamed on a JACKASS. It cant be blamed on those too poor or too sick to evacuate. This cant be blamed on the mayor, the governor OR the state government. This cant be blamed on Clinton, Clintons PENIS, or ANY democrat. The responsibility for this epic FUCK UP rests solely on the shoulders of yours truly, GEORGE W. BU$H
So where is the huge outcry from my fellow Americans?? Oh sure I hear plenty of condemnation here on DU, but I'm refering to the regular old American public. Have they taken to the streets en massse to protest the illegal, immoral action being perpetrated upon their fellow Americans BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT. No. Do you know what they are complaining about?? Whats keeping them up at night, filling them with rage and anger?? The price of fucking gasoline. Oh boo hoo. Then park that behemouth you drive and GET ON A FUCKING BIKE you out of shape ASSHOLE!!!!! SOME EXERCISE WILL DO YOUR BIG ASS SOME GOOD. I swear next time I hear some Bush/Cheyney supporting asshole even open his or her mouth even the SLIGHTTEST BIT to complain about gas prices, Im gonna shove my fist so far down their yellow throat that Im gonna tear their heart out, soak it in petrol and LIGHT IT ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then Im gonna strip naked and do a fire dance. FUCK THESE PEOPLE. And the next person who opens their racist, ignorant FRIGHTENED mouth and says "well, these blacks, they're all waiting for a welfare handout anyway".....I'm gonna kill them too. I I have officially had it. I HATE THESE DAMN MOTHERF******!!!!! I HATE THEM!!!
This country is quickly going to the shitter. WE're through. They have ruined my once fine coutry. They win. Within a few weeks, this whole "edpisode" will be forgotten and the sheep in this country will be bleating about some other inane topic. (and the price of gas). And I will be dead. So fairwell my fellow DU'ers. Keep up the fight. I dont think the duct tape is gonna hold too much longer, my head feels like its starting to seperate from my shoulders. Maybe I'm going insane.
Wake-Up Call To quote the Cuinning realist: "If you have not seen the video of Fox's Shepard Smith and Geraldo Rivera screaming about the incompetence of the relief effort in New Orleans, it is truly compelling and a must-see. The link is here.
At the risk of overstating the integrity or importance of FNC/Smith/Rivera, watching that strengthens my suspicion that the past few days will mark a Walter Cronkite/Vietnam type of tipping point in public opinion about the Bush administration."
But looking back at that, Cronkite said that Vietnam was a "stalemate" in 1968... and though it may have been a factor in Johnson not seeking election, the war itself did not end for 7 years. I hope the US public is ready to effect change much quicker this time.
I am just so angry and frustrated watching what is happening with the approval of some Americans, that I have become unable to concentrate on my own life in many instances. It is really outrageous and NOTHING EVER HAPPENS TO HIM.
22. I want BUSH & CHENEY BOTH! AND THEIR WHOLE BUNCH
be impeached. BUT....I just read, can't give the link. So much to read and remember , that The GALLUP POLL refused to put this on a poll. Perhaps a big DU blast of requests to do so would help put this very important question on a national poll? What do you think?
Across the country, Americans have watched with helpless horror, stunned as the lives of millions in the Gulf coast region were plunged into a desperate state of misery in the face of a natural disaster unprecedented in our history. What Nature unleashed, however, is nothing compared to the misery inflicted by the massive incompetence of our own leaders and their feeble response to this disaster. We have discovered our federal, state and local governments will do very little for us in a national emergency and may actually go out of their way to further exacerbate our suffering.
And why? Because there is no one in command. Instead, a thousand pencil pushing mid-level managers who couldn't manage an orderly evacuation of a public lavatory in a shitstorm have been given the responsibility to protect the lives of ordinary citizens. Lord protect us from our own government agencies.
They waited for authorizations that never came, for paperwork that was never filled out, for help that never arrived. Through it all, there were heroes who defied the quagmire of red tape that impeded the rescue efforts. Mayor Nagin who had to tell the president of the United States to get off his ass and send help to New Orleans. General Honore' who plowed into New Orleans 4 days after the storm ready to make up for lost time--who ordered his troops not to point their guns at American citizens. Jabbar the 20 year old kid who hotwired a bus at the Superdome and drove 100 people to Houston only to be arrested for theft. The police and Coast Guard rescuers who stayed at their jobs throughout the ordeal. The medical professionals who worked under impossible conditions. The ordinary people who helped one another survive. These people are the heroes.
The president of the United States and his director of FEMA came to the area like real estate developers after the fact. Faced with all the human misery around him, the president could only speculate about what a great development opportunity had presented itself. He vowed to rebuild Mississippi Senator Trent Lott's beachplace and vowed to make the Gulf Coast area better than it was before. Like a carpetbagger, the president was so transparent in his desire to use the disaster to his advantage that he staged photo-ops to impress the world of his deep and sincere concern for his fellow Americans. Again and again, he stressed that re-opening oil refineries and other businesses were among his first priorities. The suffering of millions of poor victims seems not to have affected him at all.
For his utter disregard for the safety of Americans, for his incompetence and his inability to provide responsible leadership, he deserves to be fired. He failed to do his job. The question before us now is not whether he will accept responsibility for his inaction, for we know he won't, but will he step down and let others more competent take control?
Or will he flail about in a panic pointing the finger of blame at everyone but himself? Blame the opposition party for not fighting hard enough for the funding to strengthen infrastructure in our country. Blame career civil servants in lesser positions of power because they were left helpless by bureauocratic bungling largely created by his appointment of unqualified cronies to positions they had no expertise to fill. Finally, and most despicably, blame the victims themselves. For being poor. And sick. And unable to save themselves.
I feel like I am living a double life. I have to go to work & pretend like I am happy, & yet I am steaming! Every once in awhile it gets to be too much & I blow a gasket. This is how it has been since November of last year. I was upset before then, but ever since Bush was re-elected things just set me off. Now that I am seeing the horrible things going on in NO, I keep wondering when I am really going to blow. So I understand how you feel completely. I worry about the gas prices because of how they are going to hurt the poor, though. Has anyone thought about another reason why the poor people didn't get out of NO? Maybe they couldn't afford gas for their cars. It's very possible. Or maybe they didn't have cars at all. This is why people who say "Why didn't they get out?" just really piss me off.
Nothing Compared To our Brothers And Sisters in The Gulf, But Remember When Someone said America is in a Funk? What are we in now???? Way past Funk!!!!!! This is life or death for the American people! We have to fight back!
36. Your head is exploding, a small part of it has to be Tim Russert's
inability to respond to the president of Jefferson parish in even the most basic human level. He simply could NOT leave his persona for even a half second on behalf of this immense tragedy. I am also pissed at Tim Russert's cutting him off and then not getting back to him because it was JUST TOO RAW, TOO REAL.
"reality shows" are anything but. TV can't handle reality. It's all a big pose taken in response to stipulated facts "reported" to us.
41. Suggestion: Convert this into an article or LTTE, and soon.
Edited on Mon Sep-05-05 01:51 AM by stevietheman
We may not have much of a time window to call for resignation. I'm writing an article myself now... should be finished by Monday evening (I hope).
Also: Bottling up the anger won't do much good for the nation. Converting it to something that will convince others of your position will actually do a lot of good. And it will probably make you feel better too.
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