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Old 09-07-2005, 09:32 AM   #121
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My exact phrase from one post was:

I thought that was clear, or am I wrong?
That bit was clear, but your initial response to my question wasn't clear.
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Old 09-07-2005, 09:34 AM   #122
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Wait, so if you think she mis-spoke or was quoted wrong, what exactly was she trying to say then? What was she really trying to convey? Because all the alternatives sound just as bad.

And I don't buy this "Oh, she's priviledged. She's disconnected." I grew up in an upper-class neighborhood and I would NEVER say something like that.

This all reminds me of the parable Jesus tells in the Bible and forgive me if I get the details wrong. He is telling the story of two people -- a rich man and a poor woman -- who give money at the temple. The rich man may have given more but it is the poor woman who has made the bigger sacrifice because she gave all she could whereas the rich man was giving some change in his pocket. Same with this disaster. A rich man could lose his house and all his belongings but he still has money for a down payment on a new place from his insurance company. He still has a second home in the mountains to go to. He still has a huge sail boat he can stay on if need be.

Meanwhile, the poor woman may also completely lose her house but she has NOTHING left. She couldn't afford insurance so she has to wait for the government to get its ass in gear [and you want to trust this government now]. She has to wait for assistance with thousands of other people. She has nowhere else to go and no way to get there. She doesn't have a second home. She can't afford a rental car to drive anywhere or the gas to drive it. She has absolutely nothing.

Now you tell me -- Babs said this woman is lucky because she's getting new stuff. Well, rich people are getting new houses too.

That being said, you can buy a house or a car or whatever, but, rich or poor, no matter who you were, there are things that were destroyed that you can never replace. I think that's the bigger loss.
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There are some distinctions between public/private life.

And we are engaged in a public discussion.

And I know that we do not like people to suggest standards to which they will not live themselves.


she is free to retract her comments at any time.

also, no one cares what i think.

many people care what the mother and wife of a president thinks.
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Old 09-07-2005, 09:35 AM   #124
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Now you tell me -- Babs said this woman is lucky because she's getting new stuff. Well, rich people are getting new houses too.


yes.

W is really looking forward to sitting on Trent Lott's brand new porch one day.
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Who is Trent Lott?
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No amount of government-assisted funding is going to make things right or shiny for these people. They aren't going to all of the sudden be given an ATM card and keys to a Buick
Just read on CNN they are in fact going to be given ATM cards.

LOL
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Who is Trent Lott?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Lott
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Just read on CNN they are in fact going to be given ATM cards.

LOL
Katrina Victims to Get $2K Debit Cards

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The federal government plans to begin doling out debit cards worth $2,000 each to adult victims of Hurricane Katrina, The Associated Press has learned.

Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff descibed the plan in a conference call with state officials Wednesday morning. The unprecedented cash card program initially will benefit stranded people who have been moved to major rescue centers such as the Houston Astrodome.

"They are going to start issuing debit cards, $2,000 per adult, today at the Astrodome," said Kathy Walt, a spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

The cards could be used to buy food, transportation, gas and other essentials the displaced people need, according to a state official who was on the call and requested anonymity because the program has not been publicly announced.
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But what about the power and comm lines needed to use these things at a store?
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there is power in Houston and the other places where the survivors have been evacuated to



McClellan, at the White House briefing, said: "I think she was making a personal observation on some of the comments that people were making that she was running into. ... But what we're focused on is helping these people who are in need."

Asked if Bush agreed with his mother, McClellan said: "I think that the observation is based on someone or some people that were talking to her that were in need of a lot of assistance, people that have gone through a lot of trauma and been through a very difficult and trying time. And all of a sudden, they are now getting great help in the state of Texas from some of the shelters."
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I am sorry....she is on audio tape...ther eis NO Misquoting....There is no retraction....it was not waht I would expect anyone to say.
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I am sorry....she is on audio tape...ther eis NO Misquoting....There is no retraction....it was not waht I would expect anyone to say.
Yeah, there's no getting aroung the "were underprivileged anyway" part of the sentence .

The sad thing is, she's not the only person who would say something like this. You'd be surprised at what comes out of some peoples' mouths. Like at a staff meeting today for instance . . . .
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Yeah, there's no getting aroung the "were underprivileged anyway" part of the sentence .

well she IS an arrogant, haughty bitch.

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The sad thing is, she's not the only person who would say something like this. You'd be surprised at what comes out of some peoples' mouths. Like at a staff meeting today for instance . . . .


eeewwww that doesn't sound good, kelly.
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I am sorry....she is on audio tape...ther eis NO Misquoting....There is no retraction....it was not waht I would expect anyone to say.
Yeah, I don't know how anyone could say she was misquoted or misinterpreted or anything like that.

She's not a bad person or anything - she just said something stupid without thinking about the consequences first.
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She's not a bad person or anything -
That may be the kindest thing said about Barbara Bush on FYM to date!
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