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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:29 AM
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Tom DeLay Says Failure Was At Local/State Level, Not Federal
Edited on Wed Sep-07-05 09:31 AM by the dogfish
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/07/katrina.congress/index.html

Says Republicans in Miss. & Alabama did much better job.

Seriously. Read it.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:30 AM
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1. Go here for all your debunking needs:
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:31 AM
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2. Hey DeLay! You're WRONG! Somebody show him this, please:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:32 AM
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3. No Tom..your shit for brains party left those people there
for a week and there is NO GETTING AROUND THAT
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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:33 AM
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4. More links (mine :) )
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:34 AM
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5. Not ONE real man amongst them. Not surprised.
:banghead:
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:35 AM
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6. Actually, they are doing a crappy job elsewhere too
But not being below sea level and cut off is an advantage.

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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:36 AM
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7. LOL, Tom Delay is SO yesterday's news
This catastrophe is so far beyond Delay now, he can bluster all he wants, it won't work anymore. If anyone actually saw him on television last night, you could see even he knew it.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:36 AM
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8. To Republicans, "states rights"
Edited on Wed Sep-07-05 09:37 AM by ComerPerro
means that each state has the right to go to hell and suffer without assistance.

Unless that state happens to be Florida
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:36 AM
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9. Tom DeLay is a failure, and really should be excusing himself
...from any comments about anything! He can not exculpate his own crimes any further by pointing figures at others.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:38 AM
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10. No shit, Sherlock!
As you expected him to say anything else. But take a look at this press release, Tom--it officially puts your boss in full charge of Katrina as of Friday, August 26--THREE DAYS before landfall!

The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the parishes located in the path of Hurricane Katrina beginning on August 26, 2005, and continuing.

The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts
which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures...

In other words--smoke, meet gun.

:headbang:
rocknation

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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:44 AM
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11. Hey Tom didn't you hear?
Now is not the time to play the blame game.
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M155Y_A1CH Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:52 AM
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12. What a stupid concept!
The destroyed areas are somehow required to get their communications restored and coordinate a rescue for themselves?

If we don't have federal disaster planning and interagency cooperation yet, after the rights and freedoms we gave up post 9/11 to enable it....

I want my federal tax payment back.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:54 AM
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13. Tom Delay is a stupid fucking prick...
..who one day, if my prayers get answered, will spend eternity being sodomized by rabid dogs....

The words simply do not exist to adaquately express the level of contempt I have for this disgusting, hypocritical, gutless coward....

:grr:
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:55 AM
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14. Lying through his teeth. FEMA took control on Aug. 26th.
FEMA had all command and control responsibility, and actively avoided doing anything resembling aid in New Orleans.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:57 AM
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15. Tom Delay is engaging in partisan politics
Turn their Blame Game around on them
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 11:13 AM
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16. Fine, it's the Gov' and Mayor's fault(whatever), that does not excuse the
Edited on Wed Sep-07-05 11:14 AM by Blue State Native
slow response by the Federal Gov. in coming to the aid of those stranded by Katrina in NOLA. What a bunch of assholes! Why, when they knew that a monumental disaster was fixing to befall the city of NO, did the Federal Gov not employ all it's resources to evacuate it's inhabitants? Why did the Mayor and Gov even half to ask for assistance in the first place? Why leave the citizens of a City, where more than half had not the means to evacuate, to the mercy of state and local gov with limited resources? Pinhead** knew that a Mother of a storm was bearing down on NO and he did nothing to get people with no means to evacuate, out! He should have, before Katrina made landfall, sent all of the Federal Gov, resources to evacuate the city! Chew on that, FReepers!
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