Conservatives quick to blame the victims, while congratulating themselves


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Asteroid headed for Earth

If an asteroid were headed for Earth and we knew where it would strike - a swath from London-to-Paris and we said "evacuate." Well?

For those living above the poverty line, it seems the same as "let's get in the Lear and get outa here." For those living below the poverty line, it is the same as in the original hypothetical.

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Posted by Matsu on 5 September 2005 - 4:51pm

i think we should wait and see what the commission finds. its too early to jump to conclusions. nagins and the governor arent looking swell either. theres a lot of heat of the moment stuff being said, which is understandable. plan.html

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Posted by anonymous lurker (not verified) on 5 September 2005 - 11:29pm
Wait?! There's been too much waiting already.

American citizens are dying because Bush appointed an imbecile to one of the most important posts in the country. This was the most stunning combination of incompetence, arrogance, ignorance and just plain evil in the history of this country and heads need to roll from the top down.

Support the Women's Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements

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Posted by Morgaine Swann on 6 September 2005 - 3:30am
Barbara Bush thinks the poor are better off (with slight chuckle

From Editor and Publisher

Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans

By E&P Staff

Published: September 05, 2005 7:25 PM ET updated 8:00 PM

NEW YORK Accompanying her husband, former President George

H.W.Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in

Houston, Barbara Bush said today, referring to the

poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated,

"This is working very well for them."

The former First Lady's remarks were aired this

evening on National Public Radio's "Marketplace"


She was part of a group in Houston today at the

Astrodome that included her husband and former

President Bill Clinton, who were chosen by her son,

the current president, to head fundraising efforts for

the recovery. Sen. Hilary Clinton and Sen. Barack

Obama were also present.

In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of

evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: "Almost

everyone I’ve talked to says we're going to move to


Then she added: "What I’m hearing which is sort of

scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is

so overwhelmed by the hospitality.

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you

know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she

chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."

Can't even conservatives find this hard to stomach?

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Posted by gballsout on 6 September 2005 - 6:17am