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  •  Wow that was pretty lame... (4.00)
    "This level of outrage is over the top. This criticism especially at this volume makes it seem like we are blaming Bush for the weather."

    Are you fucking kidding me?  Do you really believe anyone here, especially the author sees this as a political opportunity?  Give me a fucking break....some times the intellectual dishonesty or abject ignorance of people makes me want to puke...

    Let me spell it out for you because you obviously....don'

    The outrage is not at the weather or at Bush for causing the weather, do you think everyone here has the mental capacity of a child?  The outrage is that people have died and are dying RIGHT NOW and many more are being left in the dark, stranded on top of their houses for the night, all because the strength of our National Guard is fighting a needless war somewhere else.  Let me point out the obvious - the National Guard is meant to Guard the Nation... get it?!?!?  Isn't that nifty how they just switched the words around <sigh>

    Can anyone honestly say that the interests of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida are being better served tonight by having their guard and reserves sent off, and stop-lossed along the way, to a war we didn't have to be in???

    Sorry if my outrage is too loud for you but don't come in here, either as a troll or as a supposedly well meaning centrist hand-wringer and try to accuse people of having no morals and trying to advance an agenda during a very serious time of is morally despicable and you should be ashamed of yourself...

    "But we have to stay angry and keep objecting. It's like staying awake in the freezing cold. If we sleep, we're dead." - Mary Julia (dKos poster)

    by I Want My American Pride Back on Tue Aug 30, 2005 at 02:06:19 AM PDT

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    •  Outrage is totally appropriate (4.00)
      I've been watching this whole tragedy unfold with intense interest, as I have friends and former students that live in New Orleans.

      I've spent the last few days watching Bush sit on his ass at the ranch and pretty much do NOTHING to prepare for this. He could have mobilized the remaining NG troops in surrounding states - or at least asked governors to put them on alert to respond quickly to the need for assistance.

      Instead, he's out slinging his bullshit, talking to the citizens of this country like they are children (or brain damaged at best). He's jacking around with his varmint rooting dogs on the ranch while Louisiana and parts of Alabama had a full-on (but unfortunately incomplete) exodus from the face of that storm.

      I heard an interview on NPR yesterday with a man who simply could not afford to get out. He had no car, and no cash for mass transportation. So he stayed - unable to catch a ride.

      The fact that he (and thousands of others) had to stay is just one more example of how Bush has utterly and consistently shit all over the working class and lower income people of this country since 2001.

      I'm usually patient, and fairly reserved about letting the temper go, but after what I've seen since this weekend, I've had it.

      Fuck him. It's time to take back this country. The man is the modern equivalent of Nero, and I can't watch the country burn any longer.

      I'm scheduling meetings today to talk to the local Dem leadership, it's time to get involved.

      •  Did we lose any of the people who couldn't leave? (none)

        As far as I can tell, all those who couldn't leave the city were offered shelter and survived.  That leaves mainly those who decided to try to tough it out in their houses.  There were probably some who couldn't leave their houses, but getting them would fall to local authorities, not federal.

        Besides the argument about NG troops tied up in Iraq, I'm not sure to what extent Bush is to blame here.

      •  it's taken you this long (none)
        to get involved? Good god, what have you been doing til now?

        Bush economy = not all have means to flee hurricane = now I'm really pissed off & calling local dem leadership.

        That's an odd formulation given all the truly horrendous crimes Bush has committed.

        All extremists are irrational and should be exposed

        by SeanF on Tue Aug 30, 2005 at 08:14:48 AM PDT

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    •  your self-satisfaction (none)
      is as thick as creamy butter. But this is not the way to disagree with someone. It's amazing I'm "morally despicable" for suggesting this: BRINGING IRAQ INTO THIS TRAGEDY AS PEOPLE ARE DYING IS DISTASTEFUL and bad politics to boot.

      And it doesn't help anyone who is sitting on their rooftop! Go out and donate or something. Once the immediate devestation is over, we'll all be in a better position to rationally spread blame.

      Oh wait, I hear the herd coming back. Being. Run. Over. By . Group. Think!!


      All extremists are irrational and should be exposed

      by SeanF on Tue Aug 30, 2005 at 07:59:57 AM PDT

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      •  its funny you say this cause I agree with you (none)

        I watched bush give his press conference on the hurricane and he spent a minute or 2 about needing to evacuate then went on for a while about how well iraq was doing with their constitution.

        yeah it was distastful

        what is wrong with pointing out the obvious?

        1. our protectors are fighting and dying in an elective, illegal lied about war instead of being here with their equipment and skills saving helpless civilians.   Even the LA national guard was calling for the return of their equipment on aug 1st

        2. bush and its administration cut 71 million in funding from hurricane protection projects for

        It goes on and on and on......
    •  Florida National Guard (none)
        My son (In Afghanistan) traveled 8 weeks straight last summer with our Florida Hurricanes. The very sad thing is that they spent more time sitting on their butts in Civic Centers, tents, etc. and weren't utilized anyway from lack of direction by Jeb Bush! Very frustrating for them when they are there to help and do their job!

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