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  •  I'm trying to track it down (4.00)
    but I heard a report late last night (as I was falling asleep), that the relief scene that Bush appeared at in Mississippi was the Katrina equivalent of the plastic turkey -- Bush posed with 50 firefighters who could've been out finding folks, and after Bush left, so did all the frickin' trucks.

    Busy Googling, but no luck yet...

    "It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously." -- Bill Bryson

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 07:15:54 AM PDT

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    •  try Talking Points Memo (4.00)
      Josh has a link I think

      "Every act of becoming conscious is an unnatural act." - Adrienne Rich

      by marjo on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 07:44:43 AM PDT

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      •  I'll take a look (4.00)
        My Google search of "asshat George W. Bush fucking media spin" sure wasn't working...

        "It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously." -- Bill Bryson

        by Cali Scribe on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 08:17:43 AM PDT

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        •  You don't hafta work if your PR does! (4.00)
          Frustrated: Fire crews to hand out fliers for FEMA
                        Sept. 6, 2005

          Not long after some 1,000 firefighters sat down for eight hours of training, the whispering began: "What are we doing here?"
             As New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded on national television for firefighters - his own are exhausted after working around the clock for a week - a battalion of highly trained men and women sat idle Sunday in a muggy Sheraton Hotel conference room in Atlanta.
              Many of the firefighters, assembled from Utah and throughout the United States by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, thought they were going to be deployed as emergency workers.
              Instead, they have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA, shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone number: 1-800-621-FEMA.
              On Monday, some firefighters stuck in the staging area at the Sheraton peeled off their FEMA-issued shirts and stuffed them in backpacks, saying they refuse to represent the federal agency.
              Federal officials are unapologetic.
              "I would go back and ask the firefighter to revisit his commitment to FEMA, to firefighting and to the citizens of this country," said FEMA spokeswoman Mary Hudak. ....

          GOP: Invading personal privacy ©¿©¬ and proud of it!

          by PBen on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 10:40:24 AM PDT

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          •  Oh my God (4.00)
            Everytime I think they have stooped to their lowest level, they surprise me.

            I try to read a lot of the diaries about the disaster, honestly. But I can't. In the middle of the diaries or the comments I get a hollow feeling in my stomach and I feel that anger will overwhelm me. Then I remember that it's not about me or my feelings, but about the people who are hurt and suffering.

            I've donated what I can. But they need so much more. It makes me feel so helpless.

            I know the good part of America will try and help them. But the bad part is holding the reins of power and doing all it can to increase the suffering. I pray that people will read the news and finally realise what monsters they have governing them.

            Their privileged existence of wealthy debauchery had not prepared them for the next few moments. Carnacki

            by sersan on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 10:55:49 AM PDT

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    •  You mean this? (4.00)
      It was a photo op that stalled provisions getting to people:

      Three tons of food ready for delivery by air to refugees in St. Bernard Parish and on Algiers Point sat on the Crescent City Connection bridge Friday afternoon as air traffic was halted because of President Bush's visit to New Orleans, officials said.

      The provisions, secured by U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and state Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom, baked in the afternoon sun as Bush surveyed damage across southeast Louisiana five days after Katrina made landfall as a Category 4 storm, said Melancon's chief of staff, Casey O'Shea.

      "We had arrangements to airlift food by helicopter to these folks, and now the food is sitting in trucks because they won't let helicopters fly," O'Shea said Friday afternoon.

      The food was expected to be in the hands of storm survivors after the president left the devastated region Friday night, he said.

      Bush visit halts food delivery

      "Part of the facts is understanding we have a problem, and part of the facts is what you're going to do about it."-- G.W. Bush, April 15, 2005

      by flashlass on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 09:35:01 AM PDT

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