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  •  They suck ass so bad. (24+ / 0-)

    I'm like someone else who posted the other day.  I can't stand to see that smirking bastard's face or hear his whiney, twangy voice.  That simpering twit Laura isn't much better.

    •  I saw a shot of them waiting (10+ / 0-)

      For the ceremony to start earlier this morning.  Clearly not pleased to be there -- not their favorite thing to do, not wanting to waste their beautiful minds hearing these disaster stories.  So messy, you know.

      It's no disgrace not to be able to run a country nowadays, but it is a disgrace to keep on trying when you know you can't. ~ Will Rogers

      by vigilant meerkat on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 11:01:45 AM PDT

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    •  If you get a chance, watch Spike Lee interview (9+ / 0-)

      He did an interview on Charlie Rose show that was replayed on our PBS channel last night. His comments about wanting to interview the feds were entertaining. He did interview Michael Brown, but said straight out that Brown was the scapegoat and he really wanted time with Chertoff or Rice. Rose asked him what his questions would have been and Spike immediately started in about Rice's shoe-shopping.  When Rose asked what his question to Chertoff would have been, Spike said (bleeped) that he would have been in his a** with two big Air Jordans.  

      "Our attitude was- the revolution can't start until we find our hair gel." Joe Strummer

      by histopresto on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 11:31:38 AM PDT

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    •  Laura, (3+ / 0-)
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      was nothing but talking points on the morning talk shows.  Nothing of substance, and question non-answers.

      "But your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"--Prine Pay attention Georgie - 2610+ dead Americans. Jesus Christ, make it stop already.

      by Miss Blue on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 11:42:29 AM PDT

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    •  I've been that way for over a year now (5+ / 0-)

      I can't bear the sound of his voice.  It makes my flesh crawl.  I turn off the radio or TV the instant he comes on.

      There's just something about it... uggh.

      Yes, there are still FEMINISTS on Daily Kos! Join the fabulous Supervixens every Thurs. night.

      by hrh on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 11:44:33 AM PDT

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    •  Your point about the fraud (5+ / 0-)

      In which you said:

      Stories of wasted FEMA money by individuals have been splashed all over the news.  Our fellow countrymen are indignant about some poor slob going to a strip club with his FEMA check.  Nobody is having a cow about the no-bid contracts for the Bush Administration pals that are wasting a buttload of money.  The idiocy of paying a contractor $25 to haul debris which then subcontracts for $20 and so on until the actual price of a load becomes $3 is barely noted anywhere but political blogs.

      I think that is key. They trumpet to the skies all documented incidents of individual fraud to spread the propaganda that it is an improper use of government to help tragically affected citizens. To me it is merely a testament to how badly government works when run by people invested in it working badly, with no sense of governing and responsible management of public funds. And as you point out, the same spotlight of fraud is conveniently never shown on the Halliburtons of the world, the many Republican-subsidized corporations which care nothing for the welfare of the people, and everything for their balance sheet bottom lines.

      Thank you for your fine diary, NOLAWitch. Please keep speaking out so eloquently!

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

      by BeninSC on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 11:59:14 AM PDT

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      •  If going to a strip club gave the guy comfort, (8+ / 0-)

        more power to him.  After we got installed in Alexandria, we were looking for comfort too and we didn't even have half the misery to contend with that others did.  I remember being dragged to a Wal*Mart, which I freaking hate, and looking for the alcohol aisle.  Someone said, "This is Pineville.  You can't buy alcohol here."  I started railing, "I'm from New Orleans and I need alcohol, damnit!  We just went through a freaking hurricane!"

        Fuck that!  We used our temporary Food Stamp card to buy steaks.  Nobody had better give us one iota of shit about it.  Now that we're home, we're back to scrimping and saving and helping others when we can.

        How dare they make a big deal out of individual fraud when their cronies are making enough for an additional vacation home, a new private jet and a fatter Cayman Island bank account.

        •  I agree with you. (2+ / 0-)
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          NOLAWitch, luckydog

          Moreover, it isn't being less responsible with money than is a federal government which pays for things out of deficits it intentionally and purposefully cultivates so it can lower taxes to pander to its rich base ...

          I don't begrudge Katrina-area citizens whatever relief they can find from the stresses of that experience, and from the stresses of the ongoing experience with this miserably indifferent government.

          "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

          by BeninSC on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 12:41:22 PM PDT

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