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Old 09-12-2005, 05:53 PM   #61
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notice, all, again, that NO ONE WAS FIRED.

and his reason for resigning was to take the media's heat off the president.
yep. isn't this how it always happens?

scapegoat, check.

not to say that it's unfair to blame him, only that this excuses many other people from blame unfairly.
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So what kind of unqualified boob is Bush going to replace him with?

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The new head of FEMA is a career firefighter. At least it's not one of the guys from Bush's campaigns.
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So what kind of unqualified boob is Bush going to replace him with?

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R. David Paulison, head of FEMA's emergency preparedness force, will lead the beleaguered agency, according to three administration sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made.

Paulison is a career firefighter from Miami who was among emergency workers responding to Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades in 1996, according to a biography posted on FEMA's Web site. He also has led the U.S. Fire Administration since December 2001, according to the site.

As chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, Paulison led 1,900 personnel under a $200 million operating budget. He was also in charge of Dade County's emergency management office, according to his biography.
Although he appears to have much better qualifications than Brown, let's go ahead and pre-judge him anyway just so we can get it out of the way. That way we won't have to go through all of it on the spot the next time we have a crisis.

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That's not real is it?
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I find it hard to laugh at a photoshop pic with people walking through their hometown flooded waist-deep with toxic water. But, oh well.

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Good Job Brownie!
He'll probably get a medal.
My cats applied for the job. They are both more qualified for the position than he was but I don't really think they are up to the long hours.
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Although he appears to have much better qualifications than Brown, let's go ahead and pre-judge him anyway just so we can get it out of the way. That way we won't have to go through all of it on the spot the next time we have a crisis.


he was the man who told us all to buy duct tape to seal off our houses.

as for the pic, a friend of mine sent it to me -- i know it's easy to get sanctimonious about it, but in light of the Bush family's obliviousness to those who suffer, i think it taps into something very real, very sad, and hopefully, as satire is intended to do, create some sort of reaction in the veiwer.
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Then in light of the intention of satire, let's laugh away!

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Then in light of the intention of satire, let's laugh away!

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like at Washington Press Corps dinners when Bush gives a slideshow presentation about searching for WMDs in the White House whilst troops are dying for such fabrications in Iraq?

please.

this man has the death of Americans all over his hands, from the hundreds of signed death warrants in Texas to Iraq to New Orleans.

and all while on vacation.
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like at Washington Press Corps dinners when Bush gives a slideshow presentation about searching for WMDs in the White House whilst troops are dying for such fabrications in Iraq?

please.

this man has the death of Americans all over his hands, from the hundreds of signed death warrants in Texas to Iraq to New Orleans.

and all while on vacation.
My point was more focused ont he NOLA residents in the background. The "blood on his hans" debate is obviously up for worthy discussion; that could said of any U.S. President or member of Congress at any time, for that matter.

And shame on Paulison for the duct tape advisory.

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he was the man who told us all to buy duct tape to seal off our houses.


My father is a huge Bush supporter . The day after the duct tape suggestion, I came home to see our entire downstairs wrapped in plastic and duct tape. Now my father is a smart man and I couldn't understand him listening to all that bullshit and I was cringing. Here it turns out, we were getting some work done on the house that was going to kick up a lot of dust. So the wrap was to protect the house from dust, not terrorist danger.



The timing couldn't have been more perfect. I mean, I know he trusts the President, but...
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I heard on the news that he was the "duct tape guy"

I remember I actually got upset and anxiety ridden when he said that. I couldn't believe I was living in a world like that, it was quite depressing.
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Per MrsSpringsteen's post:



Although he appears to have much better qualifications than Brown, let's go ahead and pre-judge him anyway just so we can get it out of the way. That way we won't have to go through all of it on the spot the next time we have a crisis.

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Well, he doesn't sound so bad .

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he was the man who told us all to buy duct tape to seal off our houses.
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