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  •  "a damn shame" (1+ / 0-)
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    I appreciate the sentiment but it is, of course, much worse than "a damn shame." It is criminal neglect and a blatant capitalist exploitation amounting to ethnic cleansing.

    None of that, of course, is aimed at you, HoustonTim. I just get so very fucking angry when I think about what is being allowed to happen to one of the greatest of American cities.  

    Gary Trauner, WY's progressive candidate. Kick out Barbara Cubin!

    by kainah on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 08:18:02 PM PDT

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    •  Have the Dems Pitch In (3+ / 0-)
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      Olds88, kainah, obeah

      Throw up tents or trailers, bring Habitat for Humanity into the planning and have the Dems actually help with the rebuilding. Speeches can be made out in public like Dubya's staged event, and if there's really a contest for a candidate, set it up like a reality show - have both sides rebuild a block, and have the former residents decide the winner.

      •  Habitat for Humanity (4+ / 0-)
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        is absolutely brilliant.

        Here is the big picture: Conventions are a joke. The don't decide shit. EVERYONE on Earth knows this. It's just a week of political theater-- bad, boring theater. So let's change the formula. Let's make it really accomplish something. Rebuilding a small portion of New Orleans would be great.

        Let's see Hillary sweat like a pig. Let's see Clark up to his knees in mud. Let's see if Kerry can install a toilet. Let's see something positive come out of this circus.

        You'll also get a whole new generation of Democrats attending.

        Or alternatively, we can once again turn on our TVs and watch some suits talk to whoever took over Peter Jenning's chair in an air-conditioned sky booth "high over the convention floor" in some convention center in downtown Whothehellcares.

        Don't get Amwayed.

        by Olds88 on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 09:15:54 PM PDT

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    •  So off-topic it's a damn shame, but... (0+ / 0-)

      As horrible as it all is, I think it's pretty clear that a year later, New Orleans is no longer home for a lot of these people. It's time to make do somewhere else.

      And at the same time it's time to get rid of the corrupt bastards that run that state and FEMA.

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