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Old 09-23-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
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Mayor Quimby on Katrina

"What the American people have seen is this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out and those people who were impoverished died."

-- Ted Kennedy




Yes Senator Kennedy, having plenty of money can certainly be useful for all sorts of self preserving causes.
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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I wonder if we'll be quick to blame the Mayor of Houston/Galveston and the Governor of Texas for the failed evacuation efforts. At least the poor had the Superdome in New Orleans. Apparently, there's nothing in Texas.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/23/rit....ap/index.html

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I wonder if we'll be quick to blame the Mayor of Houston/Galveston and the Governor of Texas for the failed evacuation efforts. At least the poor had the Superdome in New Orleans. Apparently, there's nothing in Texas.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/23/rit....ap/index.html

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If they did everything they were supposed to do according to the law, I do not think people will be quick to blame.
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Re: Mayor Quimby on Katrina

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"What the American people have seen is this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out and those people who were impoverished died."

-- Ted Kennedy




Yes Senator Kennedy, having plenty of money can certainly be useful for all sorts of self preserving causes.
Senator Kennedy is very familiar with cars and water under a bridge....and the saving effects of a good name and $$$$.
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If they did everything they were supposed to do according to the law, I do not think people will be quick to blame.
Then how is this any different from New Orleans, where Bush wanted to blame the state and local officials? If anything, Louisiana had MORE of a "plan" than Texas does. The Texan plan seems to be "every man for himself."

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In my mind Bush had a right to blame the local and state officials. If they let the National Guard take over the day of the hurricane I feel the outcome would have been better.
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Then how is this any different from New Orleans, where Bush wanted to blame the state and local officials? If anything, Louisiana had MORE of a "plan" than Texas does. The Texan plan seems to be "every man for himself."

Then who coordinated the bus evacuation?

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I had really hoped to see a photo of the mayor.

That;s all.
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Then how is this any different from New Orleans, where Bush wanted to blame the state and local officials? If anything, Louisiana had MORE of a "plan" than Texas does. The Texan plan seems to be "every man for himself."

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I have not researched the Texas law. I have the LA because clearly the plan was not followed.

Having more of a plan means shite, if the people in power do not enact the plan.

For example



instead of

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Well, it could have been worse...............







Okay, I'm sorry, I've taken too many creative liberties. Ive think I've taken it lightly enough for now.

Thanks for putting up with me.
This is a serious issue, but I guess I have an anticonformity reaction everynow and then.


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Great photos

But aren't we losing sight.

We still had thousands that were screwed.

Who cares by who?

The system as a whole failed.

When the smaller one fails the bigger one needs to step up. That's the system. This didn't happen. They both failed. And now people are dead.




The author of this thread has still not offered the reason for this thread. His title and his quote doesn't mean shit to anything really going on.
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^ I agree with you 100% in every aspect of your post.
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When the smaller one fails the bigger one needs to step up. That's the system. This didn't happen. They both failed. And now people are dead.
I do not see how the photos have anything to do with your comments.


[Q]I wonder if we'll be quick to blame the Mayor of Houston/Galveston and the Governor of Texas for the failed evacuation efforts.[/Q]

I felt this was unfair and uncalled for. I felt it needed a response. If anything my quote down below here sums up how I feel about the situation, but I am going to respond when I see pot shots thrown.
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Let me be blunt: I think there is a double standard of attacking Democratic politicians, while giving the Republican Party a free pass.

That is, Bill Clinton is Satan incarnate when he makes mistakes, but George Bush is just well-intentioned and does everything he can. And looking at the MESS our country is in over the last five years, I do not see how we can continue to give our Republican-dominated government a free pass on everything.

I'm looking for consistency, which I don't see. I respond to pot shots as well.

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