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  •  Oh Jesus (4.00)
    On CNN. A busload of people in the bus outside the Astrodome are not being let in by security.

    "We must all hang together or assuredly we will all hang seperately." - Ben Franklin

    by RandyMI on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 09:05:43 PM PDT

    •  Another screw-up! (4.00)
      They knew the buses were coming, so why weren't they ready??? Oh, no matter, it's just "those folks" from the Superdome. These poor people-screwed again!!
    •  That's not how I understood the situation (none)
      It was my understanding that evacuees who escaped in private vehicles (SUVs and minivans, from the look of it) were directed to head for the Astrodome by FEMA.

      Said evacuees, upon arriving at the Astrodome, were then informed that only those unfortunate enough to have taken refuge at the Superdome would be allowed into the Astrodome.

      This represents yet another logistical failure affecting thousands.  It appears that the FEMA/state-of-TX effort to fit out the Astrodome for refugees was planned to handle exactly the number of people who had checked into the Superdome.

      Welcome to Bush-league America, folks -- where anyone who's self-sufficient enough to get their own ass out of NOLA in one piece is presumed able to fend for themselves, and turned away at the gate.

      I'm not a Christian, but most of BushCo professes to be -- and after days like today, I find myself wishing for somebody to show up and smite these motherfuckers Old Testament style.

      -AG

      You are so evolved it boggles my fragile little mind. Now give me a 4, fucker. (Bill In Portland Maine, to Meteor Blades)

      by AlphaGeek on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 10:20:17 PM PDT

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      •  Convert NOW! (none)
        and smite the motherfuckers!

        Bring another soul to Jeeeeessusssss and get the super discount package, including plague pestilence and locusts.

        Best reason I've heard yet.

        Thanks for the laugh amid the fucking disaster that is Bush League America.

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