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Friday, September 16, 2005


a Southern man don't need him around anyhow...

U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

How is it that Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who works out of Lafayette and lives in Metairie, can not vote on Senate Amendment 1660, whose stated purpose is
"To establish a congressional commission to examine the Federal, State, and local response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Region of the United States especially in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other areas impacted in the aftermath and make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses in the future.

How can he lack the balls to vote? How can he not cast a Yea vote? In what reality is this possible? Especially after releasing this lackluster PR statement:
For Immediate Release
August 29, 2005

Vitter Issues Statement on Hurricane Katrina

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement from the Hurricane Command Center:

“While I am extremely grateful that the city of New Orleans didn’t take a direct hit from Hurricane Katrina, many, many families throughout southeast Louisiana have suffered major destruction. My heart and prayers go out to all of the families who have experienced catastrophic loss because of Hurricane Katrina.

“I would like to commend all of the local leaders who helped the people of Louisiana prepare for evacuation and who are working even now to prepare for recovery after the storm subsides. Working together, leaders at the federal, state and local levels, will help the families of Louisiana rebuild their homes and their lives.”

It's because he's gotta toe the party line -
Vote, vote, vote Senator
Vote dee party line
Vote, vote, vote Senator
Vote it all dee time.

Especially since he's a freshman senator -- he's gotta step up and show the rest of the assholes that he can take one for the team.

Friday, September 09, 2005


FEMA Chief Relieved of Katrina Duties - Yahoo! News

Brown will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad w. Allen

The first head to roll. Will it be enough? Will the media lap this up like a good dog, and tout the changes being made by the administration to address problems with the Fucktard Emergency Mismanagement Agency?

And I wonder, how much did Brownie get to walk away quietly, and take it dry and sideways for BushCo...

Listen for the FoxWhores and spin-hacks as they make a bunch of noise over this in order to drown out anything else that comes to light.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs

Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs

Ok, first of all, this outfit, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. (KBR), 'won' this contract. They are a subsidiary of Halliburton, and probably didn't have to do so much as call dibs on this gig. And KBR is the group in charge of restoring Iraqi oil fields -- you know, where all that Iraqi oil comes from, the oil that was supposed to pay for the reconstruction. Right.

Second, KBR scored this gig "to provide "debris removal and other emergency work associated with natural disasters" last July? Now, I don't have a degree in Conspiracy Theory, but damn that smells funny. I mean, FEMA had already, in what was it, 2001, reported that, after a terrorist attack on NYC, the next most devastating catastrophe likely to befall the home of the brave would be, well, Hurricane Katrina. The third item up for bid on that list was a massive earthquake hitting San Francisco.

I wonder if KBR, or any other Halliburton subsidiary, has any kind of contract over there. Because, you know, if God's gonna smite Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama all for a few days of homos whoopin' it up Girls Gone Wild style in N'awlins, then San Francisco's gotta mad shaker comin' from Yahweh the Homophobe.

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

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you
know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she
chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."

What the fuck is that supposed to mean, Babs? "Those" people were poor and underprivileged, and having what little they had destroyed is "working out for them"? What so they can be poor and underprivileged in Texas?

Little Georgie Dubya musta got his razor-sharp mind from you, you dust-crusty whisker biscuit.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


'My Pet Goat'--The Sequel

'My Pet Goat'--The Sequel

John at AmericaBlog posted this and invited readers to "share it widely".

So I am, in full spirit of the name of my blog.
Maybe you've already heard:
  • Dubya cut his vacation short days after Katrina was known to be a threat.

  • Cheney's been on his own vacation in Wyoming.

  • Cuntileeza was have fine time of her own, taking in "Spamalot" on Broadway, and shopping for shoes at Ferragamo's.

  • But maybe you haven't heard. Check out the E&P piece. And definitely check out AmericaBlog for a lot more information.

    I wonder if anyone's got a shot of those new kicks...

    I don't wanna hear another goddamned press conference!

    I heard Mayor Nagen's WWL phone interview on the local Air America affiliate here in San Diego -- 11 minutes, as opposed to whatever soundbites the network and cable news outlets culled from its entirety in order to color the story.

    When Mayor Nagen started getting vociferous with his pleas and his anger, I cheered, thinking, "It's about time someone speaks up and says, 'Enough of the BS! We need help NOW!'" When he was done, there was about 30 seconds of dead air. My eyes were tearing up, in sadness and frustration over what's (not) happening. Then I heard why there was such an extended period of silence on the radio -- both men, the interviewer (a WWL radio host) and Mayor Nagen, were crying, unable to speak. My tears spilled over as I listened to and pictured this proud city mayor reduced to tears of frustration and grief, calling for, pleading for, demanding leadership and assistance.

    I certainly hope this doesn't transpire, but I fear that both Mayor Nagen and the radio host, and possibly WWL, will be punished for broadcasting such raw, unfiltered material, material that hasn't been the subject of focus group studies or FCC scrutiny. At a time when patriotic, conscientious dissent is vilified, and no one is allowed to attend any of Dubya's engagements without pledging support to him, it's very easy to think that the New Orleans Mayor will be criticized for his impassioned response to the lack of response.