Tag Archives: Katrina

Let Gibbs Be Gibbs

When I first saw him during the primaries, I liked now-WH Press Secretary Gibbs, and I liked the fact that Obama had him on his team. He can’t hit home runs everyday but he did this day. This tidbit of … Continue reading

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News, News Everywhere

On leaving last night’s party, I called to Eric the just to make sure we were copacetic. Then the above-described hypothetical-fact discussion occurred. One of the last points I made was the usability of blogs to “winnow” fact from fiction. … Continue reading

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Headline News

Justifying a five-week vacation, a petulant Bush said: I think the people want the president to be in a position to make good, crisp decisions and to stay healthy. Then Katrina hit, and we saw what “good, crisp decisions”, Bush-style, … Continue reading

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Break Time: A Couple of “Funnies”

Daily Dose of Durst September 16, 2005 Between 2001 and 2004, 4.1 million more Americans slipped into poverty while the upper 2% of the the country’s richest became 55% wealthier. So, say what you will about Bush’s policies. They’re working. … Continue reading

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Conservatives in the 21st Century

For all those who vote for republicans because of your conservative/libertarian ideology: HA HA!. Boy, are you a bunch of stupid assholes! My God! Have you read a book published post-reconstruction? (I mean, after the civil war, not Katrina.) Here … Continue reading

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Statesmanship vs. Politics

This is a speech by Senator Robert Byrd extolling us to look beyond parochial/partisan interest. On the other hand, this guy has been in the Senate longer than I have been alive, so what the fuck has he accomplished? Anyway, … Continue reading

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New Orleans = Privatization

The republicans have been hi-jacked. I don’t hate republicans; I hate republicans who vote for republicans. The republican party was once the party of Lincoln, but as with all political movements, it could have been, and was, co-opted. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Desktop

Well, early this morning I got the itch to comment on recent events. I was all fire and brimstone at first, but for the last five hours I have been distracted by the roommates, and so have not accomplished as … Continue reading

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Brian Williams

This is a great post about Katrina from Brian Williams of MSNBC from Sept. 5. He has done some good work during this disaster, as have many journalists. Why they got a backbone and will they keep it is a … Continue reading

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More Conspiracy Theory

This comes from a site devoted to conspiracy theories (aliens, black helicopters, etc.), but this is a first-hand account with little editorializing and no screwy conclusions. It tells of FEMA’s actions and plans to deal with some of the homeless … Continue reading

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