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Re: Katrina

Postby OperaTenor » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:44 am

Of course, I wouldn't expect anyone on the right side of the aisle to pony up on this one, but didja catch this? It turns out Brownie was "doin' a heckuva job"(well, compared to his boss GWB, anyway) after all!

Video shows Bush Katrina warning

There he sat, like a bump on a log, not asking any questions, being told of all the awful possiblities that were mostly realized, and then claims ignorance of all of it four days later.

Must have been one of his blackouts...
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Re: Katrina

Postby analog » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:00 am

So Mark Twain is still right:
"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it." :p
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Re: Katrina

Postby Shapley » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:48 pm

So, OT, are you going to take back all the awful things you said about Mr. Brown?

I will point out that Mr. Brown has stated that the President was very involved, and that the problems stem from difficulties, primarily with Mr. Chertoff, which were caused, in his view, with placing FEMA under Homeland Security.
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Re: Katrina

Postby OperaTenor » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:31 pm

Originally posted by Shapley:
So, OT, are you going to take back all the awful things you said about Mr. Brown?
Only if you concede that GWB is a twit.

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Postby BigJon@Work » Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:29 pm

Tough houses
Hurray for the free market! It's far ahead of the bureaucracy.
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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:09 am

BigJon@Work wrote:Tough houses
Hurray for the free market! It's far ahead of the bureaucracy.


It won't let me read the article unless I subscribe.
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Postby Shapley » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:53 am

I had no trouble getting to the article, and I don't subscribe to the times.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:32 am

OperaTenor wrote:
Originally posted by Shapley:
So, OT, are you going to take back all the awful things you said about Mr. Brown?
Only if you concede that GWB is a twit.

:p

All politicians are twits. I'm willing to include the Prez. :roll:
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Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:52 am

OperaTenor wrote:
BigJon@Work wrote:Tough houses
Hurray for the free market! It's far ahead of the bureaucracy.


It won't let me read the article unless I subscribe.

Weird, they really are out to get you. That is supposed to be a no-registration link. It worked for me yesterday.

Anyway, that piece of toilet paper called the nytimes isn't worth registering for anyway
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Postby BigJon » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:55 pm

The ill-informed public outcry over Katrina has come home to roost.

You want instant Presidential action in a disaster? Let's write us a law that uses the constitution as toilet paper.
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Postby analog » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:32 pm

Re: The ill-informed public outcry over Katrina has come home to roost.

Last few lines of that article:
All 50 governors signed a letter to Bush in August .........
We are responsible for the safety and welfare of our citizens and are in the best position to coordinate all resources to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters,” the letter says.


That's great news - it's time to cancel FEMA.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Shapley » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:57 pm

Katrina victim sues U.S. for 3 Quadrillion Dollars

The U.S. should countersue the lawyer for wasting our time...

Lawyers for the claimants say the suffering following Katrina is 'unprecedented'. I find that hard to believe. Throughout history, people have been displaced by war, storms, and other natural and non-natural disasters.

Louisiana continues to show itself to be an embarrassment to the rest of the nation.

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Re: Katrina

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:13 pm

Lawyers for the claimants say the suffering following Katrina is 'unprecedented'.

Pompeii? Krakatoa? Tidal waves in Indonesia? Monsoons in Bangladesh? Seems to me these things constitute a precedent.

We have too many lawyers.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:00 pm

just another example of wasting time and money that could be used
to real productive activities.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Haggis@wk » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:45 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
Lawyers for the claimants say the suffering following Katrina is 'unprecedented'.

Pompeii? Krakatoa? Tidal waves in Indonesia? Monsoons in Bangladesh? Seems to me these things constitute a precedent.

We have too many lawyers.


I'm thinking that, with the possible exception of Monsoons, all of those "events" probably eliminated the lawyers at the same time.

I'm surprised none of the holidayers didn't sue the resorts, tho. You almost expect that kind of depressing news.

As for Katrina, that lawsuit's got to be a low in American history. I'm glad Edward's ilk wasn't around at Pearl Harbor.

(Ed. "Let's not forget that we only dodged that same fate after 9/11 by establishing that obscene survivors' fund")
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Re: Katrina

Postby jamiebk » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:48 pm

Shapley wrote:Katrina victim sues U.S. for 3 Quadrillion Dollars

The U.S. should countersue the lawyer for wasting our time...

Lawyers for the claimants say the suffering following Katrina is 'unprecedented'. I find that hard to believe. Throughout history, people have been displaced by war, storms, and other natural and non-natural disasters.

Louisiana continues to show itself to be an embarrassment to the rest of the nation.

V/R
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Shap...how do you manage to find articles/news that just infuriate me? :lol: :twisted:
On second thought....next time we have an earthquake out here in California, I'll be sure to sue the US for it...Sheesh....
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Re: Katrina

Postby Shapley » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:52 pm

I had unprecedented hail damage to my roof last year. Insurance paid for the replacement, but I think I ought to be able to sue the U.S. government for about $ 33,000,000,000,000. It's been nearly a year and the roof isn't replaced yet. That's got to be the government's fault.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Haggis@wk » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:06 pm

Iowa's 500 year flood

You think that several years from now you'll find Iowans still living in FEMA camps and motels?

The difference is not in the severity of the flood, but in the people who confront the flood.
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Re: Katrina

Postby piqaboo » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:32 pm

If we get one, a year from now you'll see me living under my desk at work. :wink:
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Re: Katrina

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:53 pm

piqaboo wrote:If we get one, a year from now you'll see me living under my desk at work. :wink:

Hmmph. Neither the PiqOT household nor mine will suffer excessively from floods: we both live on nifty hills with a low spot nearby. There could be access problems, though. And while Piq has an alternate shelter under her desk at work, my desk is a no-go. My cubicle is at a mean elevation of about nine feet above sea level.

In case of floods, though, I can go look at the rooftops of several shopping centers that were built in various riverbeds. :dunce:
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