Friday, September 30, 2005

September 30, 2005

Host proclaimed that high taxes and limited private property rights are good for the economy. Okay; that makes a lot of sense. Heralded Norway as the ideal place to dwell. He failed to mention that Norway's economy is based on evil OIL! Yes folks, you may have noticed all your neighbors packing up their belongings and shipping out to Norway where the cost of living is quadruple what it is here; because of their nanny state.

Brought up Bill Bennett and took his remarks, not only out of context; but prefaced it by the question "abortion is wrong except for: then inserted Bennetts remarks" Has this host any integrity at all. Even the mooniest leftist bats have to shiver at this theater posing as truthful commentary. I see I am not alone. Even Thom's true believers over in the moon room have their doubts now:

I know 'disgusted' is a bit harsh. Although I consider KPOJ programming to be entertaining at times, I am more often than not disgusted lately. This morning was possibly the final straw. Thom's attempt to spin Bill Bennet's comments as racist went beyond the pale. Thom and Heidi (sp?) both used spin to posture that Mr. Bennet's comments (taken out of context) were in favor of eliminating black crimminals from society through the killing of unborn children. They actually believed Mr. Bennet's use of the word 'reprehensible' was directed at the act of abortion rather than the entire purposely flawed argument posed. Which producer of the show dug up THAT spin?

This is possibly the sickest twisting of a quote on radio that I have ever encountered. I saw Bill Bennet on TV last night, where the entire piece was aired. Mr. Bennet was posing a hypothetically flawed argument. This technique is often used by college professors. He indeed called the 'argument' "reprehensible" (sp?). For Thom and Heidi to spin this quote to their listeners, as Mr. Bennet believing the act of abortion ONLY was reprehensible and THAT was the intention of the example, is disgusting.

I have no problem with Thom and Heidi spinning issues to favor their side's arguments. I do find this example of taking someone's words and twisting them to present someone as vile and evil to be grotesque.

Stop playing the ancient race card, Thom. I am regulary vilified by Air America's offerings. I lean to the right on some issues, but want certain left leaning issues to be addressed. Yet, you constantly say I am a bad person for my beliefs on certain issues. You have intimated that I am a racist by voting Republican. You have claimed I am out to destroy the earth, because I have voted Republican on some issue. I can take those jabs.

I cannot listen to you lie and stir hatred by taking words and twisting them to suit your obviously motivated agenda. To what end, Thom? So more people of color will hate "Republicans"? What a sick goal.

A man who believes he is enlightened could never promote such hatred. Unfortunatley this one comment will forever taint my opinion of you and your views.

You owe Mr Bennet an apology.


It took this for someone to see the light over there. This is a common practice of this host and I for one am disappointed. Even though I disagree with the host 90% of the time; I still thought that he was an honest and honorable person. Maybe it's just desperation setting in as it has in the democrats in congress? No matter what they do or say; it doesn't seem to stick and that must be very frustrating for them.


I could make it through only 2 hours today before feeling ill. I know, I probably missed out on the host telling his moonies how great the economies of Lichtenstein and the formet Soviet Union were so much better than ours and that they had "free" health care and a free range chicken in every pot; but I just couldn't stomach hearing anymore of this person posing as an American telling us how stupid we are for not seeing the light of the Euros.

Save Your Kids From the MOONBATS.



It is never too early to teach your kids about the dangers of pro-abortion, anti-family, tax hiking, race baiting, anti-Americans.

Joke: Uncle Teddy Giving Moral Advice

Friday, Sept. 30, 2005 12:07 a.m. EDT
Bill Bennett Responds to Critics over Black Abortion


Former Reagan administration education secretary Bill Bennett blasted his critics Thursday night, including Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, of whom Bennett said: ""I'll not take instruction from Teddy Kennedy. A young woman likely drowned because of his negligence."

Bennett is on the hot seat for remarks uttered Wednesday during his radio show, "Morning in America," where he was arguing against some of the more extreme justifications for abortion, calling them "ridiculous and morally reprehensible."

Offering an example, Bennett said:

"I do know that it’s true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.”

By Thursday afternoon, prominent Democrats had seized upon the comment.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said last year that the Supreme Court's lone black member was "an embarrassment to the court," is demanding that Bennett "issue an immediate apology not only to African Americans but to the nation.”

Left wing Democrat Ted Kennedy, whose brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, ordered the illegal wiretapping of Martin Luther King, called Bennett a "racist."

And Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, who suggested last year that most blacks hold menial jobs, called Bennett's comments "hateful" and "inflammatory" - and called on him to apologize.

Responding to his critics, Bennett told the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes":

"I'll not take instruction from Teddy Kennedy. A young woman likely drowned because of his negligence . . . . He should make no judgments at all about other people. He shouldn't be in the Senate."

Neither Kennedy nor Dean nor Reid has ever condemned Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, who rose to the rank of Grand Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan based on his ability to recruit new members.

In an autobiography released earlier this year, Byrd said the Klan was a "fraternal group" made up of "upstanding' people" - a characterization which drew no protest from Reid, Kennedy and Dean.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

September 29, 2005

This is a really funny show. The host is going on and on about the phoney Delay indictment. You know the indictment that doesn't even list a crime by Delay. Host took great pride in pointing out that Earle prosecuted 3 times as many demoRATS as he did Republicans. Actually the count is 12-3; which would be 4 times as many. Would someone buy the host a calculator for Christmas? The real story is that he could actually find 3 Republicans in Travis county Texas, the place where the forged Rathergate documents came from. What this really tells you that the demoRATS of that county are 4 times more corrupt than the GOP.

Host also called CHIEF JUSTICE John Roberts a NAZI equating him to Roudolph Hess. Seriously, does anyone really believe this BS? No way.

What I can't wait for is when Ronnie Earle is indicted on Federal charges for misuse of his public office. Then watch the bug-eyed moonbat democrats whine. I hope they do it the same day Bush nominates another great conservative to the Supreme Court.

The rest of the first hour was pretty boring. For some reason the host thinks that milk toast Bill Frist will be the GOP nominee in 2008. The nominee with be the great Senator from Virginia - George Allen.
Ronnie Earle Cleared DeLay Two Weeks Ago: Wonder Who Rang his Phone?

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 11:44 a.m. EDT
Ronnie Earle Cleared DeLay Two Weeks Ago


Travis County prosecutor Ronnie Earle's announcement yesterday that he was indicting House Majority Leader Tom DeLay came a little more than two weeks after Earle gave clear indications that the top Republican was off the hook.

"I have never said that DeLay is a target of the investigation," Earle told the Dallas Morning News on Sept. 10.

Sources familiar with Earle's investigation had agreed that, before yesterday, it didn't look like the top Republican would be indicted.

On Sept. 19, for instance, ace Newsweek sleuth Michael Isikoff reported that it looked like DeLay was in the clear:

"Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle's two-year campaign fund-raising probe is expected to wind down soon without bringing charges against the House majority leader, according to lawyers close to the case who declined to be identified because of legal sensitivities," Isikoff reported.

"Earle doesn't plan to refer evidence to the prosecutor in DeLay's home district either," an Earle spokesman told Newsweek.

So what changed?

DeLay says reports that he was off the hook prompted a firestorm of outrage from national Democrats, who pressured Earle to reverse course.

"Do you really believe that the national Democrat leaders that announced that they were going to take this strategy ... never picked up the phone and talked to Ronnie Earle?" he asked the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Corrupt Democrat Indicts Patriot Delay

The charges have no basis in the facts or the law. This is just another example of Ronnie Earle misusing his office for partisan vendettas. Despite the clearly political agenda of this prosecutor, Congressman DeLay has cooperated with officials throughout the entire process. Even in the last two weeks, Ronnie Earle himself had acknowledged publicly that Mr. DeLay was not a target of his investigation. However, as with many of Ronnie Earle's previous partisan investigations, Ronnie Earle refused to let the facts or the law get in the way of his partisan desire to indict a political foe.

This purely political investigation has been marked by illegal grand jury leaks, a fundraising speech by Ronnie Earle for Texas Democrats that inappropriately focused on the investigation, misuse of his office for partisan purposes, and extortion of money for Earle's pet projects from corporations in exchange for dismissing indictments he brought against them. Ronnie Earle's previous misuse of his office has resulted in failed prosecutions and we trust his partisan grandstanding will strike out again, as it should.

Ronnie Earle's 1994 indictment against Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was quickly dismissed and his charges in the 1980s against former Attorney General Jim Mattox-another political foe of Earle-fell apart at trial.

We regret the people of Texas will once again have their taxpayer dollars wasted on Ronnie Earle's pursuit of headlines and political paybacks. Ronnie Earle began this investigation in 2002, after the Democrat Party lost the Texas state legislature to Republicans. For three years and through numerous grand juries, Ronnie Earle has tried to manufacture charges against Republicans involved in winning those elections using arcane statutes never before utilized in a case in the state. This indictment is nothing more than prosecutorial retribution by a partisan Democrat."

Democrat Blanco is Calling for Tax Cuts

What? Doesn't she know that lowering taxes decreases the amount of funds received by government. The obvious answer and the one demorats use all the time is to raise taxes on the people of New Orleans. What, there's not enough people left in New Orleans to tax? Well then tax the people that are there more. If half the people are in New Orleans - quadruple their taxes to double the income to the government. What do you mean they will leave the state? No way.

You keep talking like this Blanco and you'll be kicked out of the party.

Well then again, tax cuts did revive us from another national disaster - the Clinton recession.

The Great Cynthia McKinney

A cruel wind blows across America, starting in Texas and Montana and sweeping across America's heartland. It settled here in Washington, D.C. And despite our presence today, it continues to buffer, to buffet and batter the American people. This cruel wind blew disenfranchisement into Florida and Ohio. It blew hard-heartedness into the capital, division across our land and wretchedness in high places.

Hey Cynthia - Cheney isn't from Montana.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Call to Voice Your Support for John Roberts

One of the moonbats over yonder has posted this message. Apparently the left wing conspiracy is calling the Senate to get them to vote no on the Robert's confirmation. Seems to be a useless effort since the GOP holds the majority in the Senate and don't need any democrat votes to confirm. Anyway here is the message

The primary toll-free telephone number for Congress (877-762-8762) is mysteriously and suddenly out of commission with just a fast circuit busy signal (try it yourself), even in the middle of the night. Yes, Thom thought that was extremely odd also, especially with so many of us calling to declare our strong opposition to John Roberts. WHAT WE MUST NOW DO is create a permanent record of this situation and use that to generate even more messages and phone calls to the Senate in the next 24 hours. If you are a member of any BLOGS go to ALL of them overnight and start a new thread or article, and/or leave a comment on an existing one. In your own words there are three simple key points we need to make in any order you like:

1) Whether we have in fact overloaded the primary toll-free number with our calls or whether someone deliberately cut the line to slow down the calls, it is in FACT down now.

2) There is a growing ground swell of opposition to the stealth reactionary Roberts that can no longer be ignored.

3) To take action there are two alternative toll-free numbers still working, 888-818-6641 and 888-355-3588, plus an action page that will give you all the direct phone and fax numbers of your own senators, http://www.millionphonemarch.com.

September 27, 2005

A lot of talk about 911; but yet no talk of Able Danger which proved the 911 Commission was a fraud and cover up. Why no talk about this from Thom? Even Rush is not talking about this one. Hmmmmmm.

Also complaining about Bush now doing what they said he should have done during Katrina. Seems the dems weren't worried about federal troops coming into New Orleans during Katrina in order to bash the administration; but now that Bush wants to make it policy to send in the troops, the dems are all hot and bothered. The hypocrisy is deafening.
Mr. Obvious Quote of the Day: Saudi Oil Minister: More Refineries Needed. Duh.

I dont believe Thom is any fan of Ms. Hillary; but this is interesting. Interesting yet not unexpected. The left wing media is priming us for a Hillary presidency. This should scare anyone on the right or left side of the aisle.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 10:51 a.m. EDT
Hillary Insider Writes ABC's 'Commander in Chief'


ABC insiders deny there's any connection between real-life presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and their new TV show "Commander in Chief" - where Geena Davis makes her debut tonight as America's first woman president.

But it turns out the show's lead writer is a longtime Clinton campaign insider who held a top job in Hillary's press office.

"Writer Steve Cohen used to work for her in the 1990s, serving as the then-first lady's deputy communications director," reports the Village Voice.

"I have no doubt she is capable, qualified, and ready to be the president of the United States should she choose to run," Hillary's scriptwriter tells the paper.

In fact, Mr. Cohen goes all the way back with the Clintons to their very first presidential campaign.

"I was Governor Clinton's first campaign volunteer in 1991, fresh out of college, took that journey to the White House and spent two years working for President Clinton in his press office," he told National Public Radio last year.

The "Commander in Chief" writer followed that gig with a three-and-a-half-year stint as Mrs. Clinton's deputy communications director.

In fact, Cohen is so tight with Hillary's top brass that he once shared an apartment with the top Democrat's chief fundraising coordinator, Patti Solis Doyle.

In an interview with Newsweek in 1992, Cohen marveled at the exalted positions he and Doyle had achieved.

"You're doing the scheduling for Hillary Clinton and I'm flying around the country with a person who could be the next president of the United States," he recalled telling her. "Give me a break!"

Despite Cohen's deep Clinton ties, "Commander in Chief" creator Rod Lurie tells the Voice that he modeled his female president not on Hillary, but on Susan Lyne, the former head of ABC who now runs the Martha Stewart empire.

As for Cohen, he insists, "We support the notion of a female president from either side of the aisle

Dysfunctional Louisiana Democrats Caused Failures

Brown Blames 'Dysfunctional' Louisiana
Sep 27 12:30 PM US/Eastern


By LARA JAKES JORDAN
Associated Press Writer


WASHINGTON


Former FEMA director Michael Brown aggressively defended his role in responding to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday and blamed most coordination failures on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

He also said that in the days before the storm, he expressed his concerns that "this is going to be a bad one" in phone conversations and e-mails with President Bush, White House chief of staff Andy Card and deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin.

And he blamed the Department of Homeland Security, the parent agency for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, for not acquiring better equipment ahead of the storm.

His efforts to shift blame drew sharp criticism from Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike.

"I'm happy you left," said Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn. "That kind of look in the lights like a deer tells me you weren't capable of doing that job."

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., told Brown: "The disconnect was, people thought there was some federal expertise out there. There wasn't. Not from you."

Brown appeared before a special congressional panel set up by House Republican leaders to investigate the catastrophe.

"My biggest mistake was not recognizing by Saturday that Louisiana was dysfunctional," two days before the storm hit, Brown told the panel.

Brown, who for many became a symbol of government failures in the natural disaster that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people, rejected accusations that he was too inexperienced for the job.

"I've overseen over 150 presidentially declared disasters. I know what I'm doing, and I think I do a pretty darn good job of it," he said.

Brown resigned as the head of FEMA earlier this month after being removed by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff from responsibility in the stricken areas. Brown will remain on the FEMA payroll for two more weeks, advising the agency, said Russ Knocke, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security.

Brown, who joined FEMA in 2001 and ran it for more than two years, was previously an attorney who held several local government and private posts, including leading the International Arabian Horse Association.

Brown's testimony drew a scathing response from Rep. William Jefferson, D-La.

"I find it absolutely stunning that this hearing would start out with you, Mr. Brown, laying the blame for FEMA's failings at the feet of the governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans."

And in a testy exchange, Shays compared Brown's performance unfavorably with that of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

"So I guess you want me to be the superhero, to step in there and take everyone out of New Orleans," Brown said.

"What I wanted you to do is do your job and coordinate," Shays retorted.

"I'm happy to be called not a Rudy Giuliani...a scapegoat ... if it means that FEMA that I knew when I came here is going to be able to be reborn," Brown said.

Criticized by Shays for not acquiring better equipment in advance that would have let different emergency agencies communicate with each other, Brown blamed the Department of Homeland Security.

"We put that money in our budget request and it was removed by the Department of Homeland Security" before the budget was finalized, he said.

Brown also said he was "just tired and misspoke" when a television interviewer appeared to be the first to tell him that there were desperate residents at the New Orleans Convention Center.

Brown testified that he had already learned, one day before the interview, that people were flocking to the center.

Brown in his opening statement said he had made several "specific mistakes" in dealing with the storm, and listed two.

One, he said, was not having more media briefings.

As to the other, he said: "I very strongly personally regret that I was unable to persuade Gov. Blanco and Mayor Nagin to sit down, get over their differences, and work together. I just couldn't pull that off."

Both Blanco and Nagin are Democrats.

In Baton Rouge, La., Blanco's press secretary, Denise Bottcher, ridiculed Brown's line of attack. "Mike Brown wasn't engaged then, and he surely isn't now. He should have been watching CNN instead of the Disney Channel," Bottcher said.

"The people of FEMA are being tired of being beat up, and they don't deserve it," Brown said.

The hearing was largely boycotted by Democrats, who want an independent investigation conducted into government failures, not one run by congressional Republicans.

But several Democrats from the stricken region, including Jefferson and Taylor, attended.

Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., cautioned against too narrowly assigning blame.

"At the end of the day, I suspect that we'll find that government at all levels failed the people of Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama and the Gulf Coast," said Davis.

He pushed Brown on what he and the agency he led should have done to evacuate New Orleans, restore order in the city and improve communication among law enforcement agencies.

Brown said: "Those are not FEMA roles. FEMA doesn't evacuate communities. FEMA does not do law enforcement. FEMA does not do communications."
In part of his testimony, Brown pumped his hand up and down for emphasis.

Brown said the lack of a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans before the storm was "the tipping point for all the other things that went wrong." Brown said he had personally pushed Louisiana Gov. Blanco to order such an evacuation.

He did not have the authority to order the city evacuated on his own, Brown said.

When asked by Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky, whether the lack of an ordered evacuation was "the proximate cause of most people's misery," Brown said, "Yes."

No. 2 al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Iraq

Aide to Al-Qaeda's Zarqawi Killed in Iraq, U.S. Says (Update1)
Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Abu Azzam, a senior aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the No. 2 al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, was shot dead in an apartment in Baghdad Sunday night.

Azzam ``was a significant al-Qaeda leader,'' Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said yesterday. The Iraqi Government may release a statement on Azzam's death, Whitman said.

Also known as Abdallah Nahim or Abu Selwah, Azzam's real name was Abdallah Muhammed Al-Juhaari, U.S. military spokeswoman Lieutenant Michelle Lunato said today in a telephone interview from Baghdad. He was called the al-Qaeda Emir in Baghdad, she said, and had a $50,000 U.S. bounty on his head.

The effect on the insurgency remains to be seen as the death or capture of key al-Zarqawi deputies in the past hasn't led to a decrease in the number of suicide bombings in Iraq.

U.S.-led troops and members of the Iraqi Security Forces raided an apartment in a residential high-rise building in the capital at 4:50 a.m. on Sept. 25 in response to a tip, according to Lunato. They intended to arrest him ``but they were fired upon and returned fire, killing Azzam,'' she said.

An unidentified person was injured in the fighting, Lunato said. Azzam is believed to have been Palestinian and may have entered Iraq in April 2005, Agence France-Presse quoted National Security Advisor Muwafiq al-Rubaie as saying today.

Gatekeeper

``Azzam was the main organizer and gate-keeper of al-Qaeda in Iraq,'' Lunato said. ``Some of the recent terrorists captured by U.S. forces said he was as important as al- Zarqawi.'' She said he personally directed and organized car bombings in recent weeks that killed hundreds of innocent civilians.

Al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most wanted man and leader of al-Qaeda in the country, this month declared ``all-out war'' on Iraq's majority Shiite Muslims in an audiotape broadcast by al- Arabiya.

A suicide bomber today killed eight people by setting off an explosive belt among a crowd outside a police recruitment center in Baquba, north of Baghdad, AFP reported, citing unidentified police. Another 24 people were injured in the attack at about 10 a.m. Baghdad time, AFP said.

Monday, September 26, 2005

September 26, 2005

Right out the chute a giant lie flies out of the mouth of host. Claims the AlGore, divinity school dropout, actually won all of the recounts in Florida in 2000. The fact is that all of the valid recounts went in favor of Bush.
Keeps playing that Takin my Country Back song. Guess he forgets that we took it back in 1994 from the corrupt democrats and we've been taking a little piece back every year since then.
Host and his listeners have their red diapers in a bunch over John Roberts. Tough! Win an election and then you can get more socialists like Ginsberg on the court who believe prostitution is protected under the constitution and that the legal age of consent should be 12. This host actually had the gaul to say that Ginsberg was highly qualified and a MODERATE! You've got to be kidding me. Then he stated that Newt Gingrich fought the confirmation of Ginsberg. Does the host know that only the Senate confirms justices?

Thom did get a conservative on the air in the first hour and like usual hung up on him once he lost the argument.
Thom defended the liar Broussard who made up the story about one of his employee's mothers death. Thom said he just got his days wrong cause he was tired. BULL! The whole story was an effort to make it look like FEMA was responsible for that woman's death. The woman died on MONDAY not Friday; so how does this story about the son calling Monday through Friday make any sense? It was an outright lie by Broussard trying to make political points with this womans death.
The lies continued.... Thommy said that there were 300,000 moonbats in DC this week.



Official counts are around 50,000 moonbats.

NEWS FLASH: BITCH IN THE DITCH ARRESTED

Just look at the pea brained look on her face.

Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests.

Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching.",

Yes Cindy, the whole world is watching your sorry anti American hippies making complete asses of yourselves and putting our troops in greater danger.

Cindy and her moonbat friends wanted Condom Man as President


Imagine this idiot fraud as Commander in Chief. Our lives have been saved by the states of FL and Ohio. Please send them a thank you card.

Thom wonders why the left wing media kept propping up the stories that hundreds of people were being killed in New Orleans. Well Thom, it's pretty easy. The media was latching onto any story that made it look like FEMA or Bush were not doing their jobs. Well it really isn't their jobs to babysit a bunch of people who were too stupid not to get out of harm's way; but Thom and the left wing media think the Presidency is some sort of Daddy for the rest of the country.

Couple of Cindy's Friends



IM A BELIEVER NOW: Streisand Declares Global Warming Emergency

STREISAND DECLARES 'GLOBAL WARMING EMERGENCY'THE SUPERSTAR SONGSTRESS SERENADED SAWYER WITH STORM SEASON ASSERTIONS. BUT TO SOME SHE'LL SOUND MORE LIKE A WINDSOCK SINGING LIBERALISM'S GOLDEN OLDIES! NEW YORK --

This summer's back to back superstorms are proof positive we have entered a new period of "global warming emergency," artist/citizen Barbra Streisand warns.Streisand is back on the scene to promote her reunion disc with Barry Gibb.

As hellstorm "Rita" churned in the Gulf, Streisand sat down for a promotional interview with ABCNEWS's Diane Sawyer. "We are in a global warming emergency state, and these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense," Streisand urgently declares.

But Sawyer did not remind Streisand that a Category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds -- when the singer was five years old, in 1947!
And when Streisand was 8 years old, a Cat 5 hurricane -- named "Dog" -- packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic.
When she was 9, a Cat 5 storm named "Easy" ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds.
Streisand was 13 years old when "Janet" hit Mexico with 150 mph winds.
Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as "Cleo" formed with 140 mph.
At 18, Streisand read news about "Donna" AND "Ethel" -- both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960!
One year later, when Streisand was 19, it happened again: Two Category 5 storms scared the world: "Carla" and "Hattie!" "Carla" maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on "The Jack Paar Show."
And who could forget Hurricane "Camille" -- which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as "Funny Girl" garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.

Up next on the weather warning watch, Streisand says to ABC: "There could be more droughts, dust bowls. You know, it's amazing to hear these facts."

Russert Lets Liar Broussard Off the Hook Again

Jefferson Parish President, Aaron Broussard, meet Tim Russert, Meet the Press and the American public once again.

On Sunday's popular news-information program, Broussard engaged in hand to hand combat with the King of Surprise and Interrogation, Tim Russert.
To be nice, it was brutal and bloody.
Somebody should have told Broussard that his stock around the state and even in his own parish has made a nosedive since Hurricane Katrina and Meet The Press. To think that he would once again allow himself to be abused, make wild allegations, become emotional fodder, be the joke of the town is strong evidence that he is operating under extreme stress, lacks sleep, has terrible political advisors and needs a complete rehiring of his staff.
Today, he was off praising the federal government and others when suddenly he was hijacked by his own statements from a few weeks ago. At that time, he made an incredible emotional appeal calling the federal government and the bureaucracy murderers.
Interestingly, although virtually everyone under the sun had seen the replay of the Broussard breakdown, he said today, he had not.
Russert then challenged him on the facts regarding the allegations of the death of one of his key employee's mother whom Broussard had claimed on national television was murdered by the lack of federal and administrative intervention. Unfortunately, the elderly lady had died in the now infamous St. Rita's nursing home days before.
In short, Broussard had received erroneous information from his staff and made this information public and in doing so shouted murder and mayhem.
But, it was not just looking foolish again on national television that makes one wonder if this very talented and politically astute man has what it takes to meet the media nationally. As he cried weeks ago on the same show, shut up, after reading his interview from today, perhaps he might take some of his same advice, shut up! Perhaps, Peter has met his own Peter Principle and it's time to do what he does best, the Parish's business.
Here are some select comments from Jefferson Parish President, Aaron Broussard:
Mr. Broussard: I´ve never watched this. Why are they taking me here? Mr. Russert: Mr. Broussard, obviously that was a very painful, emotional moment, but let me show you some of the... Mr. Broussard: Sir, I´ve never looked at that. I´ve never heard that. I´m sorry. You take me to a sad place when you let me hear that. Mr. Russert: ...that our viewers see that again because MSNBC and other blog organizations have looked into the facts behind your comments and these are the conclusions, and I´ll read it for you and our viewers. It says: "An emotional moment and a misunderstanding. Since the broadcast of [Meet the Press] interview...a number of bloggers have questioned the validity of Broussard´s story. Subsequent reporting identified the man whom Broussard was referring to...as Thomas Rodrigue, the Jefferson Parish emergency services director. ...Rodrigue acknowledged that his 92-year-old mother and more than 30 other people died in the St. Rita nursing home. They had not been evacuated and the flood waters overtook the residence. ... When told of the sequence of phone calls that Broussard described, Rodrigue said `No, no, that´s not true. ...I contacted the nursing home two days before the storm [on Saturday, Aug. 27th] and again on [Sunday] the 28th. ...At the same time I talked to the nursing home I had also talked to the emergency manager...to encourage that nursing home to evacuate...´ Rodrigue says he never made any calls after Monday, the day he figures his mother died... Officials believe the residents of St. Rita´s died on Monday, the 29th, not on Friday, Sept. 2, as Broussard has suggested."
Mr. Broussard: Sir, this gentleman´s mother died on that Friday before I came on the show. My own staff came up to me and said what had happened. I had no idea his mother was in the nursing home. It was related to me by my own staff, who had tears in their eyes, what had happened. That´s what they told me. I went to that man, who I love very much and respect very much, and he had collapsed like a deck of cards. And I took him and put him in my hospital room with my prayer books and told him to sit there and cry out and pray away and give honor to his mother with his tears and his prayers.
Now, everything that was told to me about the preface of that was told to me by my own employees. Do you think I would interrogate a man whose mother just died and said, "Tommy, I want to know everything about why your mother just died"? The staff, his own staff, told me those words. Sir, that woman is the epitome of abandonment. She was left in that nursing home. She died in that nursing home. Tommy will tell you that he tried to rescue her and could not get her rescued. Tommy could tell you that he sent messages there through the EOC and through, I think, the sheriff´s department, "Tell Mama everything´s going to be OK. Tell Mama we´re coming to get her."
Listen, sir, somebody wants to nitpick a man´s tragic loss of a mother because she was abandoned in a nursing home? Are you kidding? What kind of sick mind, what kind of black-hearted people want to nitpick a man´s mother´s death? They just buried Eva last week. I was there at the wake. Are you kidding me? That wasn´t a box of Cheerios they buried last week. That was a man´s mother whose story, if it is entirely broadcast, will be the epitome of abandonment. It will be the saddest tale you ever heard, a man who was responsible for safekeeping of a half a million people, mother´s died in the next parish because she was abandoned there and he can´t get to her and he tried to get to her through EOC. He tried to get through the sheriff´s office. He tries every way he can to get there. Somebody wants to debate those things? My God, what sick-minded person wants to do that?
What kind of agenda is going on here? Mother Nature doesn´t have a political party. Mother Nature can vote a person dead and Mother Nature can vote a community out of existence. But Mother Nature is not playing any political games here. Somebody better wake up. You want to come and live in this community and see the tragedy we´re living in? Are you sitting there having your coffee, you´re in a place where toilets flush and lights go on and everything´s a dream and you pick up your paper and you want to battle ideology and political chess games? Man, get out of my face. Whoever wants to do that, get out of my face. Mr. Russert: Mr. Broussard, the people who are questioning your comments are saying that you accused the federal government and the bureaucracy of murder, specifically calling on the secretary of Homeland Security and using this as an example to denounce the federal government. And what they´re saying is, in fact, it was the local government that did not evacuate Eva Rodrigue on Friday or on Saturday. And they´re making that, in fact... Mr. Broussard: Sir... Mr. Russert: Let me just finish. I´ll give you a chance to respond. Mr. Broussard: Yes. Mr. Russert: And, in fact, the owners of the nursing home, Salvador and Mable Mangano, have been indicted with 34 counts of negligent homicide by the Louisiana state attorney general. So it was the owners of the nursing home and the local government that are responsible for the lack of evacuation and not the federal government. Is that fair? Mr. Broussard: Sir, with everything I said on Meet the Press, the last punctuation of my statements were the story that I was going to tell in about maybe two sentences. It just got emotional for me, sir. Talk about the context of everything I said. Were we abandoned by the federal government? Absolutely we were. Were there more people that abandoned us? Make the list. The list can go on for miles. That´s for history to document. That´s what Congress does best, burn witches. Let Congress do their hearings. Let them find the witches. Let them burn them. The media burns witches better than anybody. Let the media go find the witches and burn them. But as I stood on the ground, sir, for day after day after day after day, nobody came here, sir. Nobody came. The federal government didn´t come. The Red Cross didn´t come. I´ll give you a list of people that didn´t come here, sir, and I was here.
So anybody that´s saying, "Oh, they were all here," you know, they weren´t living on my planet, there weren´t living in my parish. They did not come. I can´t make it any more clearer than that. Did inefficiencies, did bureaucracy commit murder here? Absolutely, it did. And Congress and the media will flush it out and find it out and those people will be held accountable. You´ve already given an example. These people in the nursing home in St. Bernard, they´re getting indicted. Good. They ought to be indicted. They ought to get good old-fashioned Western justice. They ought to be taken out and administered to like they did in the old West.
Yes, there´s a lot of people that they´re going to find that are going to be villains in this situation, but they´re also going to find for the most part that the Peter Principle was squared. The Peter Principle is you promote somebody to the level of incompetency, but when you promote somebody to the level of incompetency in a life or death department, then those people should be ousted. Those people should be strung up. Those people should be burned at the stake. And I´m sure Congress and the press is going to do that.
Mr. Russert: At the local, state and federal level.
Mr. Broussard: Sir, at every level. Are you kidding? This is a jigsaw puzzle. This is a mosaic. The blame will be shared by everybody. The heroic deeds will be magnified as individual stories of heroics come out from different people and agencies that did eventually come here. Sir, this is chaos. It´s organized chaos at best. There are plenty of heroes that have to be uncovered. There are plenty of villains that have to be uncovered. Let the process go on. Let it happen. I don´t have time to do it, sir. I didn´t even watch my own broadcast that you played to me in my ear. It pained me to hear that again because Tommy Rodrigue is a friend of mine. He works for me. I was at his mother´s wake.
When somebody wants to nit-pick these details, I don´t know what sick minds creates this black-hearted agenda, but it´s sick. I mean, let us recover. Let us rebuild. If somebody wants me to debate them on national TV, hey, buddy, be my guest. Make my day. Put me at a podium when I got a full night´s sleep and you will not like matching me against anybody that you want. That person is going to be in trouble. If this station or anybody else or any other station wants to do that, you just give me a full night´s sleep, sir. I haven´t had one in about 30 days. But you wind me up with a full night´s sleep, I´ll debate every detail of everything you want, sir.
Mr. Russert: Aaron Broussard, the president of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, we thank you for coming on and correcting the record and putting it in context. And we wish you well and to all your people in the recovery. And we hope to talk to you again. Mr. Broussard: Thank you, sir.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Where's the Millions the Witch in the Ditch Predicted?


Looks like they only managed to scrounge together around 40 - 50 thousand nutball marxists for her little march on Washington. I've bolded the funnier parts of the article.



Anti-War Protesters March in Washington



By JENNIFER C. KERR
The Associated Press
Saturday, September 24, 2005; 1:53 PM

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the war in Iraq marched by the tens of thousands Saturday in a clamorous day of protest, song and remembrance of the dead, some showing surprisingly diverse political views even as they spoke with one loud voice in wanting U.S. troops home.

The surging crowd, shouting "Bush out now" and "Peace now," marched in front of the White House and then toward the Washington Monument in an 11-hour marathon of dissent.

They were young people with green hair, nuns whose anti-war activism dates to Vietnam, parents mourning their children in uniform lost in Iraq, and uncountable families motivated for the first time to protest.

President Bush himself was out of town, monitoring hurricane recovery efforts from Colorado and Texas. The protesters shouted for his impeachment.

"We have to get involved," said Erika McCroskey, 27, who came from Des Moines, Iowa, with her younger sister and mother for her first demonstration, traveling in just one of the buses that poured into the capital from far-flung places.

"Bush Lied, Thousands Died," said one sign. "End the Occupation," said another.

While united against the war, political beliefs varied in the Washington crowd. Paul Rutherford, 60, of Vandalia, Mich., said he is a Republican who supported Bush in the last election and still does _ except for the war.

"President Bush needs to admit he made a mistake in the war and bring the troops home, and let's move on," Rutherford said. His wife, Judy, 58, called the removal of Saddam Hussein "a noble mission" but said U.S. troops should have left when claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction proved unfounded.

"We found that there were none and yet we still stay there and innocent people are dying daily," she said.

Arthur Pollock, 47, of Cecil County, Md., said he was against the war from the beginning. He wants the soldiers out, but not all at once.

"They've got to leave slowly," said Pollock, attending his first protest. "It will be utter chaos in that country if we pull them out all at once."

From the stage, though, the speeches were hard-edged and critical of Bush on far more fronts than Iraq. Groups representing a bazaar of causes attacked administration policies on the poor, on hurricane response, on the Cuban embargo and much more.
The protest in the capital showcased a series of demonstrations in foreign and other U.S. cities. A crowd in London, estimated by police at 10,000, marched in support of withdrawing British troops from Iraq. Highlighting the need to get out, protesters said, were violent clashes between insurgents and British troops in the southern Iraq city of Basra.

Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who drew thousands of demonstrators to her 26-day vigil outside Bush's Texas ranch last month, won a roar of approval when she took the stage before the march. Her 24-year-old son, Casey, was killed in Iraq last year.

"Shame on you," Sheehan admonished, directing that portion of her remarks to members of Congress who backed Bush on the war. "How many more of other people's children are you willing to sacrifice?

She led the crowd in chanting, "Not one more."

Separately, hundreds of opponents of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund danced to the beat of drums in the Dupont Circle part of the city before marching toward the White House to join the anti-war protesters coming from the Ellipse.

"Probably the justification offered for most wars is tied in with economics," said Jack Brady, 57, a Washington architect in the anti-IMF protest. "And the losers are the people, for the most part."

The protests unfolded peacefully under the eye of ubiquitous police, who had deployed a full force and brought in reinforcements from New York.

Supporters of Bush's policy in Iraq assembled in smaller numbers to get their voice heard in the day's anti-war din. About 150 of them rallied at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

Gary Qualls, 48, of Temple, Texas, whose Marine reservist son, Louis, died last year in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, asked: "If you bring them home now, who's going to be responsible for all the atrocities that are fixing to happen over there? Cindy Sheehan?"

Friday, September 23, 2005

Thanks Again to the Corrupt Louisiana DemoRATS

Water Pours Into New Orleans' Ninth Ward


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Water poured over a patched levee Friday, cascading into one of the city's lowest-lying neighborhoods and heightening fears that Hurricane Rita would re-flood this devastated city.

"Our worst fears came true. The levee will breach if we keep on the path we are on right now, which will fill the area that was flooded earlier," Barry Guidry with the Georgia National Guard.

Dozens of blocks in the Ninth Ward were under water as a waterfall at least 30 feet wide poured over a dike that had been used to patch breaks in the Industrial Canal. On the street that runs parallel to the canal, the water ran waist-deep and was rising fast.

The impoverished neighborhood was one of the areas of the city hit hardest by Katrina's floodwaters and finally had been pumped dry before Hurricane Rita struck.

Mitch Frazier, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, said water is rushing over part of the levee that previously was breached.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

September 22, 2005

NUTBALL ALERT! NUTBALL ALERT!

Just in the first 10 minutes of the show the host said:

1. Humans are causing global warming. Hmmm, Mars is experiencing global warming also. Are there humans on Mars? Wonder if the rocket scientists on the left will figure out what these two planets have in common. Could it be that big orange ball in the sky that is getting hotter? Na, has to be greenhouse gasses. If these people weren't so dangerous, they'd be funny
2. Bush is drunk
3. Bush is on coke
4. Karl Rove is a treasonist

Must have been up all night reading dailykos last night. He uses as his source the National Enquirer. Yes my friends, they have stooped this low.


Where is Thommy? He wanted this blog re-created and yet we have not seen hide nor hair of him yet. We know why.

Good to see that Thommy is criticizing the Clinton administration's FEMA that never responded within the time frame of 72 hours required by the department. The host said "That's unacceptable". Welcome aboard Thom.

Thom continued to blame the slow response on our President. He even took one call from someone who disagreed with him. Of course, he hung up on him as soon as he started losing the argument. Funny how Thom is always in the 10% of losers on every subject. Maybe he should take a look at how normal America views the response of Bush.



Another reason to elect Republicans.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

What them Democrats have done in the past

Subject: What them Democrats have done in the past.


WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID...

Things that make you think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the
month of January. That's just one American city,
about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
have started this war, state the following:

a. FDR led us into World War II.

b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ..
an average of 112,500 per year.

c. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea.
North Korea never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ...
an average of 18,334 per year.

d John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.

e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ..
an average of 5,800 per year.

f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
multiple occasions.

g. In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush
has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled
al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and North
Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining
about how long the war is taking.
But ..
It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno
to take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51-day operation.

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons
in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find
the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick

It took less time to take Iraq than it took
to count the votes in Florida!!!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB!
The Military Morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
to realize the facts


But Wait there's more!

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don't understand why military personnel
do what they do for a living. This exchange between
Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum
is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one
man's explanation of why men and women in the armed
services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what
some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
"How can you run for Senate
when you've never held a real job?"

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
"I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.
I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different
occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my
checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the
daily cash receipts to the bank."

"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day...
to a veteran's hospital and look those men
with their mangled bodies .. in the eye, and tell THEM
they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA
and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans
of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee...
and you look those kids in the eye and tell them
that their DADS didn't hold a job.

100 Pro AIDS Companies to BAN.

Below is the list of companies scoring a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2005 Corporate Quality Index, with policies beneficial toward homosexuals:


Aetna
Agilent Technologies
Alston & Bird
American Airlines
American Express
Apple Computer
AT&T
Avaya
Bausch & Lomb
Best Buy
Borders Group
BP America
California State Automobile Association
Capital One Financial
Cargill
Charles Schwab
Chevron
ChoicePoint
Chubb
Cisco Systems
Citigroup
CMP Media
Corning
Credit Suisse First Boston
Cummins
Daimler Chrysler
Dell
Deutsche Bank
Dominion Resources
Dow Chemical
Eastman Kodak
Ernst & Young
Estee Lauder Companies
Faegre & Benson
Ford Motor Co.
Freescale Semiconductor
Gap Inc.
General Mills
GlaxoSmithKline
Global Hyatt
Goldman Sachs Group
Hewlett-Packard
Intel
IBM
Intuit
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Jenner & Block
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Keyspan
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
KPMG
Kraft Foods
Lehman Brothers Holdings
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lexmark International
Lincoln National
Lucent Technologies
Mellon Financial
Merrill Lynch
MetLife
Microsoft
Miller Brewing
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams
Molson Coors Brewing
Morrison & Foerster
Motorola
Nationwide
NCR Corp.
New York Times Co.
Nike
Nordstrom
Northern Trust
The Olivia Companies
Owens Corning
Pepsico
Pfizer
PG&E
Prudential Financial
Raytheon
Replacements
SBC Communications
SC Johnson & Son
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Southern California Edison
Sprint
Sun Microsystems
SunTrust Banks
Tech Data Corp.
Toyota
UBS
Unisys
US Airways
Viacom
Walgreens
Washington Mutual
Wells Fargo
Whirlpool
Worldspan Technologies
Wyndham International
Xerox

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

September 20, 2005

Host actually said that we should raise taxes to pay for Katrina instead of cutting pork barrel and medicare spending. I'm assuming he wants to assure there is more money to the feds to pay for Katrina. Well if this is his purpose, then why isn't he pushing for more tax cuts; since every time we cut tax rates the flow of money to the bloated government increases?

I'll tell you why. It's because he is the typical class warfare, entitlement class, socialist lib who thinks that someone else has his slice of the pie.

Also blamed Reagan for the deficits during the Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2 terms and that Reagan was the first president to place SSI into the general fund. Probably just a pure lack of historical knowledge on his part; but LBJ, the worst president prior to Clinton, opened up SSI to support his failed Vietnam policy.

Clinton is always trying to redefine what his legacy is. I guess he doesn't realize that this is it. Clinton Legacy

The third hour should be good as this economic genius goes head to head with someone who knows something about economics.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Where's the Apology from Tim Russert?

The NBC liberal sure didn't waste any time getting this guy on his program just to make it look like Bush was at fault for the deaths of people in this nursing home. Now that the story was an outright lie, where is the apology for this sloppy journalism? Now that we know that was the fault of the governor, the mayor and yes the people themselves for not evacuating, where are the retractions from the fascist left media?


MSNBC.com
An emotional moment and a misunderstanding
Story of a mother’s desperate calls from nursing home skewed

MSNBC and NBC News
Updated: 10:55 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2005


WASHINGTON - The Jefferson Parish president's emotional retelling of a mother's desperate calls from a New Orleans nursing home included details that conflict with the timeline of the tragedy.

The story, of a colleague's mother begging her son for rescue as flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, came to prominence on Sunday, Sept. 4, when Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, was interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)

New details and interviews with the son whose mother died in the flood show that the tragedy unfolded from Saturday through Monday, Aug. 29 — not Monday through Friday, Sept. 2 as recounted by Broussard. The owners of the nursing home were indicted Tuesday for the deaths of more than 30 residents, which officials say occurred on Aug. 29.

In the course of the interview, in which Broussard was expressing frustration with the slow-footed response by the federal government to the hurricane, he related the personal story of a man whose mother had died in the flooding caused by Katrina. Broussard, who did not identify the man by name at the time, broke down in tears as he related the story. As the Meet the Press transcript shows, Russert paused the interview to allow Broussard to compose himself.

BROUSSARD: ... The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.

RUSSERT: Mr. President...

BROUSSARD: Nobody's coming to get us. Nobody's coming to get us. The secretary has promised. Everybody's promised. They've had press conferences. I'm sick of the press conferences. For God sakes, shut up and send us somebody.

RUSSERT: Just take a pause, Mr. President. While you gather yourself in your very emotional times, I understand, let me go to Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

Since the broadcast of the interview, which elevated Broussard to national prominence, a number of bloggers have questioned the validity of Broussard’s story.



Subsequent reporting identified the man whom Broussard was referring to in the Meet the Press interview as Thomas Rodrigue, the Jefferson Parish emergency services director. Contacted on Friday by MSNBC.com, Rodrigue acknowledged that his 92-year-old mother and more than 30 other people died in the St. Rita nursing home. They had not been evacuated and the flood waters overtook the residence.

The chronology of the phone calls described by Broussard came under particular scrutiny by bloggers.

Rodrigue said he didn’t see or hear Broussard’s comments on Meet the Press. When told of the sequence of phone calls that Broussard described on Meet the Press, Rodrigue said “No, no, that’s not true.”

“I can’t tell you what he said that day, why he was confused, I’m assuming he was under a tremendous amount of pressure,” Rodrigue told MSNBC.

“I contacted the nursing home two days before the storm [on Aug. 27th] and again on the 28th of August,” Rodrigue said. “At the same time I talked to the nursing home I also talked to the emergency manager for St. Bernard Parish,” Rodrigue said, “to encourage that nursing home to evacuate like they were supposed to and they didn’t until it was too late.”

Broussard must have been confused “because I was calling, not my mother calling me, I was calling her,” Rodrigue said. Further, Rodrigue says he never made any calls after Monday, the day he figures his mother died, based on conversations he’s had with another person who had a family member perish inside St. Rita’s. Officials believe that the residents of St. Rita’s died on Monday, Aug. 29, not on Friday, Sept. 2, as Broussard had suggested.

Broussard could not be reached for comment Friday, but Jackie Bauer, a spokeswoman for Broussard who was present during the Meet the Press interview, said "it was a misunderstanding."

Late on Friday, Bauer told MSNBC.com: "I was there when he (Broussard) was doing that, when he was saying that, I think he was meaning that he was calling, he was calling and trying to talk to Tommy and telling him ‘don’t worry,' trying to console Tommy, 'don’t worry, we’ll get her out, don’t worry we’ll get her out.'"

When asked how Broussard could have gotten the details of his mother’s story so wrong, Rodrigue said, Broussard “was emotional, absolutely and he was from the time that he found out that, you know, that my mother had died and I was here doing what I’m required to do for the citizens for Jefferson Parish.”

Rodrigue said he hasn’t spoken with Broussard since the Meet the Press broadcast. “He’s been busy, I’ve been busy,” Rodrigue said. “I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and talk to him.”

The husband and wife owners of St. Rita’s nursing home in the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette have been charged with homicide in the case.

“The pathetic thing in this case was that they were asked if they wanted to move them and they did not,” Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti said Tuesday. “They were warned repeatedly that this storm was coming. In effect, their inaction resulted in the deaths of these people.”

“They had a duty and a standard of care to people who could not care for themselves,” Foti said of the owners. “If you or I decided we are going to stay, we do it of our own free will. ... The people at the nursing home don’t have that choice.”

“Thirty-four people drowned in a nursing home when it should have been evacuated. I cannot say it any plainer than that,” Foti said, his voice rising with anger.

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September 19, 2005

Host proclaims that Blanco is being Swift Boated. Finally he realizes that her critics are correct about Blanco's failed response. Nothing the Swift Boat Heros said about J. Fraud Kerry has been challenged by the Kerry campaign; so obviously they are being truthful.

Not sure how he can defend Blanco when she herself said that she should have requested troops earlier; thus taking full blamce for everything that happened. Hartmann says that it is a lie that GW called Blanco and begged her to declare a national emergency and accept federal troops. Well how can that be a lie when Blanco herself states that she denied federal troops until the Wednesday after Katrina hit. This host is a liar.

Host also says that buying a house in another state by Mayor Nagin doesn't mean he is moving. What? I wonder how much FEMA money went into buying that house. He also states that Nagins home was destroyed. I find this hard to believe unless he lives in one of the ghettos he and his party have created over the past 60 years.

BTW, Nagin is complaining now the FEMA is taking over his mayorship. Well, someone has to do the job. It sure as hell won't be him. Maybe FEMA can make him a bus driver if he is qualified for the job.

The Liberal Pro-Abortion Mind

Found this over on the message board. If you've ever wondered what mindset it takes to beleive that killing innocent children is not only okay; but advantageous to society, this will answer the question "What would you be willing to die for?" Someone gave the obvious answer of "I'd die for my kids"; which brought this response:

I'm not sure either, but I do think there's enough kids to go around.

Enough kids to go around. Guess they are expendible. Well anyway the Earth is too crowded and then there's all that sprawl going on and just think of all the CO2 (plant food) that these little bastards will create over their life span.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - A Dangerous Idiot

Linking Katrina to 'Global Warming' Called 'Shameless'
Marc Morano
Senior Staff Writer

Washington (CNSNews.com) - Environmentalists seeking to form a link between Hurricane Katrina and any human-caused climate change are engaged in "shameless opportunism," according to a spokesman for the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis.

"That is pure politics," the Center's Sterling Burnett told Cybercast News Service Wednesday, 16 days after the hurricane demolished Gulf Coast towns in Louisiana and Mississippi and breached levees in New Orleans, resulting in the flooding of almost the entire city.

"The science is pretty consistent in saying that we are seeing some increased hurricanes right now and it has nothing to do with climate change," Burnett said. "It has to do with natural cycles that fluctuate on the order of 10 to 30 years."



Burnett held a briefing at the National Press Club on Wednesday to release a study entitled "Living with Global Warming." The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) alleges that the costs of trying to prevent global warming far exceed any potential benefits.

Burnett singled out environmentalists like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, who wrote the day after the hurricane hit New Orleans that "Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children" by failing to support treaties like the Kyoto Protocol.

The European Commission, the World Bank and some world leaders have also warned that U.S. failure to support the Kyoto Protocol, aimed at reducing greenhouse gases thought by many scientists to cause "global warming," will make future hurricanes worse.

"They (environmentalists) should be ashamed of themselves. People living along the coast have enough to worry about," Burnett said. He added that green groups should stop "diverting attention from the real problems with hurricanes by pointing them towards chimera and ghosts -- these mythical things that they say are causing hurricanes.

"We should be directing our attention to the real problems these people face, helping people on the ground rather than squandering billions of dollars trying to prevent a marginal increase in global temperature, which will have no effect on hurricanes," he added. The Kyoto Protocol will also be prohibitively expensive for participating countries, Burnett argued, costing them an estimated $165 billion a year.

But David Tuft, campaign director for the Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate Center, said Hurricane Katrina was "an indicator" of future hurricanes if nothing is done to halt climate change

"You can't really say a specific incident, a specific hurricane activity or climate event is caused by global warming, but it is a sign of what global warming could do and it certainly fits what models say global warming [will be] in the future," Tuft told Cybercast News Service."We take it as a cautionary tale of what's going to happen if we don't do anything about it."

Tuft also sounded an ominous warning if nothing is done to stop what he regards as human-caused global warming.

"Storm intensity will increase, coastal flooding with the sea level rise will make the effects of the damage, much, much worse," he said.

"We've got to start the processes like the framework of Kyoto, we need a domestic program in the U.S. to stop the pollution and to get on the path of reduced emissions," Tuft added.

But Burnett of the NCPA noted that there were more severe hurricanes in the 1920s, 40s and 50s than in the 1990s.

"According to climate scientists, we go through peaks and lulls of hurricanes. That's a natural cycle," Burnett said. "We know that hurricanes are going to happen no matter what we do. We should deal with them smarter in the future by not putting as many [people] at risk."

Increased hurricane activity and the tragic results from those hurricanes will probably last for another decade, Burnett said, "and it will have nothing to do with climate change.

"It has to do with oscillations of the ocean," he added.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Could Cindy Sheehan Submit to a Drug Test?

CINDY SHEEHAN CALLS FOR U.S TO 'PULL OUR TROOPS OUT OF OCCUPIED NEW ORLEANS'
Mon Sep 12 2005 12:42:11 ET

Celebrity anti-war protester, fresh off inking a lucrative deal with Speaker's Bureau, has demanded at the HUFFINGTON POST and MICHAEL MOORE'S website that the United States military must immediately leave 'occupied' New Orleans.

"I donÕt care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I donÕt care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I donÕt care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they donÕt fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest."

Sheehan is in the middle of a bus trip across America in support of her cause.

September 16, 2005

It's Borsch with Bernie day on the show. The funniest thing said in this segment was said by Sanders. He something to the effect of "the US is the worst country in the world at distributing wealth". Well Bernie, GOOD! That's why we are the greatest country on Earth. Maybe Bernie would like us to be like Germany that has double digit unemployment and 0% growth; because of their socialist system of government. Alas though, even Germany has figured out this failing and will elect a Conservative this election. Will Bernie or Thom ever figure out that socialism doesn't work? Doubtful.

Just a hint guys, wealth is earned not distributed; that is unless you are a Kennedy.
The two lamented the suspension of Davis-Bacon. The act that was created by the corrupt democrat labor unions to keep blacks on the welfare plantation by pricing them out of the job market. What better place to suspend this nonsense than in New Orleans where socialist laws like Davis-Bacon have worked so well in destroying the black community. What kills the demoRats is that the poor blacks are figuring out who did this to them now and the dems will pay a huge price for their racism.

More Dem Lies for Political Gain

Here's another story that the left wing media and talk shows jumped on to make FEMA look bad. The same FEMA that responded faster than any of Clinton's FEMA ever did. The left wing has over reached again and they are paying the price for their petty, childish, hateful reporting.


Thursday, September 15, 2005
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Politician caught in tearful lie
Parish prez fabricates claim about feds leaving coworker's mom to die
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The president of a Louisiana parish tearfully told a national TV audience the heartbreaking story of a coworker whose mother was left to die in a flooded nursing home days after Hurricane Katrina immobilized New Orleans – but, as it turns out, the story isn't true.

The blog WuzzaDem.com uncovered the truth-stretching rhetoric of Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard's account he shared on "Meet the Press" Sept. 4 as he emotionally complained about lack of federal response to Katrina victims.

Here is Broussard's story broadcast on the NBC news show:

The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in a St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.
The Friday night Broussard is talking about was Sept. 2, but it turns out the woman actually died Aug. 29, the previous Monday, when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.


Aaron Broussard's tearful outburst.


MSNBC reported the man Broussard was talking about is Thomas Rodrigue, who told "Dateline" that his 92-year-old mother was one of 32 elderly people found dead at the St. Rita's nursing home. The New York Times reported the 32 residents, out of 60 total, died Aug. 29.

CNN reported Rodrigue, as he worked the hurricane watch Aug. 28, called the nursing home in St. Bernard to plead with the management to evacuate the residents. He also says he contacted St. Bernard Parish officials asking them to send sheriff's office personnel to the facility to evacuate his mother and the others – but to no avail. Over half the residents were killed Monday when Katrina came ashore.

Reported WuzzaDem.com: "Broussard claims Rodrigue was talking to his mother for four days after she died, promising here some nebulous 'cavalry' was on the way. His story doesn't jibe with the reporting of CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, or even Thomas Rodrigue's own account.

"Why would he lie about such a thing?


"Aaron Broussard's crocodile tears came at the tail-end of a tirade against FEMA, in response to a question from [host] Tim Russert asking whether the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana could have been 'more forceful, much more effective and much more organized in evacuating the area.'"

The site claims Broussard, a Democrat, was "trying to score political points" by blaming federal officials when Louisiana's emergency plan explicitly designates local officials as those responsible for pre-disaster evacuation and for responding directly after an event.
The website Lies.com also reported on Broussard's fabrication, saying, "Assuming the MSNBC story is accurate, Broussard’s story was at least significantly embellished. ... Broussard, for all the apparent sincerity in his emotional on-air breakdown, was willing to lie in order to make his story work better as political theater."




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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bush Bathroom Break Photo a Fraud

Just like the Photshopped upside down My Pet Goat book photo promoted by the left wing facsist media; Reuters admits the potty break photo is a fraud. Of course Thommy will delete his ridiculous post off of his little message board:

Reuters Explains Photo Of Bush Bathroom Note

September 15, 2005
By Daryl Lang

Don't blame the photographer.

That's the message from Gary Hershorn, a picture editor for Reuters, about the photo yesterday that shows President George W. Bush writing an all-too-human note during a UN meeting.

Bush is shown writing: "I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible."

The photo, which quickly became fodder for blogs and e-mails among friends, was taken by Rick Wilking, a contract photographer based in Denver who recently covered the flooding in New Orleans.

Hershorn, Reuters' news editor for pictures for the Americas, says he's responsible for zooming in on the note and deciding to transmit the photo to Reuters clients. He says Wilking didn't know what the note said when he shot the picture.

"I'm so adamant that Rick has nothing to do with this. He was just the guy who pushed the button," Hershorn says.

In response to the attention the photo is getting, Reuters' spokeswoman in London released a two-sentence statement about the picture: "The photographer and editors on this story were looking for other angles in their coverage of this event, something that went beyond the stock pictures of talking heads that these kind of forums usually offer. This picture certainly does that."

So how did the picture happen?

According to Hershorn, Wilking was one of several photographers covering the United Nations Security Council meeting between about 11 and noon yesterday. He was part of a pool stationed on a balcony that faced Bush's back; a group of White House photographers was on a balcony facing the president.

Wilking shot about 200 images and sent two memory cards to the press room at the U.N., where Hershorn was working. Hershorn looked at the images on a computer and initially decided not to send any of them.

But a few hours later, he started to wonder about a note that Bush was seen writing in three of the pictures. Out of curiosity, he zoomed in to see if he could read it.

Once he saw what it said, Hershorn decided the note was interesting and worth publishing. The white parts of the picture were overexposed, so a Reuters processor used Photoshop to burn down the note. This is a standard practice for news photos, Hershorn says, and the picture was not manipulated in any other way.

Around 4:30 p.m., Reuters transmitted two versions of the photo, including one that was tightly cropped around the note and Bush's hand.

The caption says that Bush was writing the note to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice; Hershorn says Wilking saw Bush write the note and hand the note to Rice.

Hershorn says heads of state seldom attend Security Council meetings, and it's possible that Bush was simply asking his secretary of state what the proper protocol was to be excused.

Online, some accused Reuters, and the media in general, of being insulting or juvenile. A letter writer to Editor & Publisher wrote, "You ought to all be ashamed of yourselves for this stupid trivia and childish focus."

It's unclear how widely the picture was published; Hershorn says The (Toronto) Globe and Mail published it but he wasn't sure of any other outlets. Hershorn says he decided to transmit the picture because it was interesting.

"There was no malicious intent," he says. "That's not what we do."

Blanco Praises Bush's Response and Takes Full Responsibility

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005 12:35 p.m. EDT

Kathleen Blanco: I Should Have Called the Military

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco's abrupt decision Wednesday night to take responsibility for her state's inadequate response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster followed an inadvertent confession that was caught on camera where Blanco admitted she blew it.

"I really should have called for the military," Blanco said, while chatting with her press secretary in between TV interviews. "I really should have started that in the first call."
Unbeknownst to Blanco, her bombshell acknowledgment was recorded on a network satellite feed, and by Tuesday the clip was getting wide exposure in Louisiana news broadcasts.

In the early days of the Katrina crisis, disaster management experts repeatedly blamed the failure to send in the National Guard for the city's descent into chaos.

Most observers blamed the White House for the blunder - a misconception that was thoroughly dispelled by the governor's inadvertent confession.
Some say Blanco's blooper was responsible for the abrupt change of tone in her speech Wednesday night to the Louisiana legislature.

Where earlier she and her aides had openly blamed the Bush administration for bungling Katrina rescue efforts, Blanco announced: "The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility."

Just as surprising were Blanco's words of praise for the White House: "I want the people of Louisiana to know that we have a friend and a partner in President George W. Bush. I thank you, Mr. President."

Got a Letter from Scream Dean This Afternoon

This is a preview of an op-ed piece some liberal rag will run tomorrow. Since it's full of leftist lies and propaganda, I'll translate it for you in italics.

Dean: The Verdict on John Roberts
Governor Dean wrote the following op-ed for national distribution:

John Roberts is a decent family man and a bright, articulate, thoughtful judge. He has a quality absent in previous right wing candidates like Antonin Scalia and Robert Bork, namely a judicial temperament that makes litigants feel that they have been respectfully heard whether they are on the winning or losing side of a verdict.

Scalia and Borck are evil right wing killers who don't believe the Constitution is a living document. Not only that; but they are not decent family men and word has it that they have eaten their young in the past..

But John Roberts is the wrong man for the job. Despite the fact that the White House has withheld key documents either out of incompetence or a fear that those documents might prove embarrassing, we have learned enough from the files on Roberts at the Reagan Library to make it clear that he should be rejected.

Provided the committee with 75,000 pages of documents. He worked for the Devil Reagan; so he is not qualified. Oh yea and he probably has Alzheimers too.

This conclusion has only been solidified by Roberts' testimony during this week's hearings. He has been a polished performer, but in failing to present clear answers to straightforward questions, Roberts missed a crucial opportunity to answer legitimate concerns about his record and show compassion for those who have been excluded from the American Dream. The consistent mark of Roberts' career is a lack of commitment to making the Constitution's promise of equal protection a reality for all Americans, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.

See, he's just an actor like Reagan was and he won't bend the rules for the poor.

He has opposed laws protecting the rights of girls and young women to have the same opportunities in sports as boys and young men. He has argued that politicians, not individual women themselves, ought to control women's reproductive health care. He has opposed various remedies for the racial injustices which have occurred in America since slavery and which persist today. He has consistently joined the radical right in seeking to weaken voting rights protections, in essence attacking the rights of black and Hispanic voters to cast their ballot without paying poll taxes or being subjected to intimidation or gerrymandering. He fought against protecting all Americans from workplace discrimination. Most worrisome, he refused to answer questions on his limited view of the right to personal privacy that most Americans take for granted.

He's talking about Title 9 here folks. You know the garbage piece of law that has raised your kid's tuition 50% in the past 5 years by demanding that colleges spend as much money on the woman's lacrosse team as it does on it's football program. Pay never mind that noone wants to watch woman's lacrosse (clothed that is) and that the football program actually makes money for the school.

Poll taxes? Is Scream Dean living in the 40's or is he just a nutball? Well maybe both. Oh yea, and Roberts doesn't support racial quotas so he's a racist


Over the last half century, we have made great progress in promoting equal opportunity for all Americans, but there is still much work to be done. Hurricane Katrina was more than the most catastrophic natural disaster in American history. Those who have in so many ways been denied the opportunity for full participation in our society once again suffered disproportionately in this tragedy -- seniors, African-Americans and those burdened by poverty.

Yea progress like promoting gay marriage and taking God out of the Pledge of allegiance or maybe even reparations for slavery. In case Howie hasn't heard, New Orleans has been ruled by Democrats for 80 years. Now who put those poor people in poverty? Oh yea, John Roberts. Of course.

Now is not the time for a Chief Justice who is bent on turning back the progress we have made in moving America forward.

Judge Roberts is said to love the law, but loving the law without loving the American people enough to protect their individual rights and freedoms will make our American community weaker. And the exercise of the law without compassion -- something that Judge Roberts and so many on the far right have consistently been guilty of -- undermines the grace and wisdom of the founders whose sense of balance and fairness made this country great.

What does compassion have to do with the law? You mean if a killer says they are sorry, we should let them off?

In the past few weeks we have seen what happens when politics and indifference supercede compassion and organization. The enduring lesson of Hurricane Katrina is that there still are too many Americans who are disproportionately vulnerable. Despite the fact that they worked hard and played by the rules, their luck ran out. Americans are a compassionate, fair-minded people. Our nation is great and strong because of that compassion, not just because we have a strong military. We also have strong moral values which include an innate sense of justice often absent in many other parts of the world.

Yep Howie, we sure did see what happens when the mayor of a city and the governor of that state don't care enough about their citizens to get them out of harm's way. If they worked hard and played by the rules or maybe if 80% of them didn't have illegitimate children, they wouldn't be poor.

Our Government today shrinks from compassion. In doing so they have first diminished America in the eyes of the rest of the world, and now they have diminished America in the eyes of our own people. This is a time for justice tempered with mercy and understanding. There is no evidence of either in Judge Roberts's career. The President should be denied this confirmation.

Ask Iraq, Africa or Afganistan how incompassionate we are.


PS.
By the way Howard, noone cares what you think. And you misspelled "supersede"

September 15, 2005

Can't bear to listen the lies today. Here's an example of the type of posts that make the message board over there in Bizarro Land posted by the host himself.

Here's another goodie:

His approval rating was about 37% before Katrina. If we keep global warming, the tax cuts on the levee appropriations, the slow responce etc. he could lose a quter of his remaining supporters. Jeb, how are you gonna steal the 2006 elections when your brother has a 28% approval rating?

Saw this on one of the other left wing boards. This is what the dems will run on in 2006? No wonder they lose. If Howard Dean has a notebook, these would be the tabs in that notebook.

Global warming (we ain't causing it and we can't stop it)
Pollution of the enviornment (have we ever been cleaner?)
Deforestation (Sierra Club lingo for sprawl. Gotta stop progress at any cost)
Shortage of resources (where? not in ANWR, thats for sure)
Nuclear proliferation (thanks to Bush, we will stop this)
Unresponsive, thuggish government (thuggish?)
Preemptive war (one for the moveon.org crowd)
Outsourcing of jobs (thanks unions)
A downward-spiraling economy (what country do they live in. haven't had that since 2000)
Corporate greed and malfeasance (yes profit is greed)
Declining social safety nets for poor (have they seen the budget lately?)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

September 14, 2005

Let's see what the DNC spokesman is lying about today:

Host is lamenting Bush not apoligizing for anything. I'll make a deal with this idiot; when Clinton apologizes for any one of the following items, I'll join his side:

1. 9/11
2. Not taking Bin Laden when he was offered to him by Sudan on a silver platter.
3. Recession of 2000-2001 caused by massive tax hikes in the 90s.
4. WACO executions
5. The killing of Ron Brown and the countless other victoms of the Clinton Mafia.
6. Slow response of FEMA of up to 2 months after disaters struck.
7. Raising taxes on SSI recipients
8. ENRON, Global Crossing and WorldCom (All occured under Clinton)
9. Slashing of the military which resulted in our troops being under armored in Iraq.
10.No Energy plan. Thanks for the $3.oo gas Billy.
11.Hillary
12.Unleashing global terrorism by allowing attacks to go unanswered in WTC 1993, Somalia 1993, Riyadh 1995, Oklahoma City 1995, Dhahran 1996, Kenya and Tanzania 1998 and the U.S.S. Cole 2000. Gee wonder why the terrorists thought they could get away with 911?
13.Hillary

The host is still calling the heroic Swift Boat Vets liars. As of this date not one of their allegations have been disputed. Typical libs, if you don't like the message attack the messenger.


What the Hell is Bush Apologizing for Anyway?
From the respected halls of Newsmax.com
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005 1:11 p.m. EDT
George Bush's Misplaced Katrina Apology

President Bush hasn't yet taken Oprah Winfrey's advice last week and apologized for the federal government's so-called bungling of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

But judging from Bush's tone yesterday, it sounds like an abject apology is just around the corner.

"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush told reporters. "And to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility."
Bush's public handwringing shows that he still hasn't learned his lesson from the Abu Ghraib fiasco, where countless presidential apologies only seemed to feed the media's faux outrage. [Leading news outlets are currently suing to have even more gruesome Abu Ghraib photos released by military censors.]

More frustrating still, it appears that Bush and everybody else associated with Katrina's federal rescue effort has precious little to apologize for.

In fact, as chronicled over the weekend by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Jack Kelly, the so-called villainous, incompetent feds actually performed quite well this time - in comparison with past efforts.

"The federal response here was faster than [in Hurricane] Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne," a National Guardsman involved in the Katrina rescue effort told Kelly.

"The federal government pretty much met its standard timelines, but the volume of support provided during the [first] 72-96 hour[s] was unprecedented."

After Hurricane Andrew hit Florida in 1992, National Guard troops didn't arrive on the scene in strength for five days.

And as NewsMax noted last week, FEMA's response to Hurricane Floyd in 1999 - with the agency then under the vaunted leadership of President Clinton's appointee James Lee Witt - was fraught with month-long delays.

After Katrina's floodwaters hit, however, the National Guard, the Coast Guard and, yes, FEMA - was on the scene in force in three days.

In just the first week after New Orleans' levees had been breached:

• More than 32,000 people had been rescued by Coast Guard helicopters.

• Shelter, food and medical care had been provided to more than 180,000 evacuees.

• The Army Corps of Engineers had all but repaired the breaches and had begun pumping water out of New Orleans.

Unnoted by columnist Kelly is the fact that the extraordinary first week's effort took place while roving bands of Katrina "victims" were shooting at the rescuers.

Considering the complete collapse of city and state rescue efforts - where even the most basic stipulations of New Orleans' evacuation plan were ignored - the federal operation was a model of efficiency.

It's just too bad that the head of the federal government can't muster the political courage to say so out loud.

Was This Bush's Fault? Don't Believe the Hartmann LIES.



These busses are 1 mile from the Super Dome. Who was closer Governor Babba Blanco or our great president George W. Bush? Bush may have been closer to them than the Mayor was since the Mayor fled the storm to Houston; where by the way he has just purchased a mansion. Do New Orleans a favor Nagin - STAY THERE!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

September 13, 2005

More lies as usual. The host continues to present the lie that the delay in aid to New Orleans was a national FEMA problem. This is absurd considering that Blanco herself said that she should have requested troops in her first request to President Bush. Of course that host leaves that part out of his rant and only quotes from the left wing Washington Post of a few days ago.

This show has gotten so desperate for ratings that the host has a RUSH alert segment where he takes 2 or 3 words out of an entire paragraph from the Limbaugh show and then pieces them together to fit his agenda. It is pitiful folks. I actually heard with my own ears on this show that Strom Thurman raped one of the family's black servants. Is this unbelievable?


Thom called the saving of 9000 people from roof tops where the mayor and governor had left them by FEMA a disaster. Now this is turning into just a joke. There is no way in hell this guy actually believes this crap. My bet is he has gone off the deep edge to attract attention from Airhead America. Well it seems that this ploy has worked and this show has been added to the loser list on AA. Oops, seems that Airhead America is going out of business. Too bad Thom; you just got picked up by this moronic network and now it is going away. Don't worry George Soros will bail you out.

Katrina - Left Wing Failure from the Start aka Things you didn't hear on Thommy's show today:

Strike 1. In 1967 after the last big Hurricane, LBJ ordered the building of large locks to withstand category 5 storms. What happened? Well as usual the marxist environmentalists stopped the projects because it would harm the red scaled nut washer or some useless species of aquatic life.

Stike 2. Mayor Dumbass orders an evacuation to people who have no way to evacuate. Leave 100s of busses to flood which could have been used to move "his" people. What was his answer to this? He said on Fox Sunday, "Where would we move them to?" How about out of NOLA dumbass? Take em to Disney World. Who cares where; just get them out. Of course the great mayor was in Houston buying a new home, far away from "his" people who were suffering.

Strike 3. Amtrak offered to evacuate hundreds of people on Saturday. Request denied.

Strike 4. The Red Cross's busses were ordered not to unload goods to the folks trapped in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Why you ask? The state authorities didn't want to attract any more of "those" people to the site; so in effect they wanted to starve them out.

Strike 5. Gov. Baba Blanco failed to ask for troop support in her request to our President; thus mass looting and shootings took place making it impossible for FEMA, who were prepositioned by the President.

Thanks again Libs. First 9/11 now this. Still wonder why you are not in charge?