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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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