Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Time of Death...

God, grant me the presence of mind not to drive to Washington and throttle George Bush.

In the face of the suffering, dying and dead, he used their horrific situation as an opportunity to get the press to take completely staged pictures of the progress in front of the breached levee that killed so many.

"But perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street levee. Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a single, lonely piece of equipment. The good and decent people of southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast – black and white, rich and poor, young and old – deserve far better from their national government." -- Mary Landrieu

I know that You ask repeatedly for us to help the poor. I also know there's a single reference about supporting leaders in the book of Romans. I'm going to exercise my free will here and tell You that I will not support this idiot. His actions go against everything I believe is compassionate. He is selfish, short sighted, and a dumbass. He's used this country to death. I'm calling it.


At September 07, 2005 4:17 PM, Blogger windspike said...

Jet, you have selected an intersting title for your post- Sounds like you are a medical professional. I think we also have to put our thinking caps on and start determining the time of death for the unfortunate souls in NOLA. That is two numbers become utmost important: 1) those killed by Katrina outright, and 2) those killed because of the pathetic response by the various peoples responsible for helping out. Next we dedicate an army of lawyers to litigate the shit out of the W, Rove and Co. The class action suit of wrongful death cases, no doubt will tumble this house of cards.

Blog on Sister.

At September 07, 2005 4:57 PM, Blogger Matthew61 said...

Amen! Preach it!

At September 07, 2005 5:07 PM, Blogger Jet said...

Sorry, Wind. I'm a bookkeeper by day, cranky blogger by night, Mom 24/7. I guess I feel like our patient is dying because the insurance company is dinking around.

Thanks, Matthew61!

At September 08, 2005 7:02 PM, Blogger ~Betsy said...

I didn't think W could fit any more feet into his mouth, but every day there's a new outrageous utterance from him, and now from his mommy, daddy and wifey-poo. "Poor Georgie is doing the best he can, stop picking on him!


But thank GOD Trent Lott will be rebuilding his house, maybe we can ALL go s(h)it on his front porch! And maybe Condi's new shoes from her NYC shopping spree last Wednesday will help her to outrun the truth... for awhile.

The only good thing to come of this is the inevitable disintegration of this self-righteous administration and their fabric of lies. If they DON'T get a come-uppance, I think American people will storm the Capitol in protest.

I got this from a friend:

Q: How many Bush administration officials does it take to change a light bulb?

A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; its conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the liberal media. There is no shortage of filament. That light bulb has served honorably, and anything you say undermines the lighting effect. Why do you hate freedom? What does your wife do for a living?

(Aside) Somebody get Bob Novak on the phone!

What a legacy...

At September 09, 2005 6:16 AM, Blogger frstlymil said...

You speak my mind. And what Windspike says is interesting. Has there ever been a wrongful death class action suit against the federal government? That would certainly wake up a few idiots.

At September 09, 2005 4:57 PM, Blogger pia savage said...

I think the American people are waking up.

Like what Windspike has to say but it's too much for my one tracked mind


At September 09, 2005 10:36 PM, Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

The entire world is watching us embarrass ourselves. We appear like a 3rd world country, or a collective "goofball" with two right feet in our handling of this disaster and it is a complete shame and DISGRACE!

Incompetence, bickering, and finger-pointing, in the wake of a natural disaster in our own backyard is giving our brothers and sisters from other countries a bird's eye view of how we Americans deal with adversity.

During 9/11, we all held hands and sang "God Bless America" for a few days. No such thing during Katrina.

Speaking of 9/11 vs. Katrina; I've found it equally shocking; the images of the Twin Towers falling AS WELL AS watching American Citizens starve and thirst for 2 days without relief while they hunkered down on 2 world-famous structures in the blistering sun with no law, order, food, or water in sight: I-10 and the Superdome. In both instances, I watched the video feeds in HORROR and SHOCK as I kept thinking to myself; "Is this actually HAPPENING before my eyes in America???"

What can be more embarrassing to a proud American than all of this? Especially when you know the rest of the world is skeptically judging we, the so-called "Superpower"....

At September 10, 2005 5:17 AM, Blogger Jet said...

Betsy, the shoe spree still sticks in my craw. It just revolts me that shoes were such a priority in the face of enormous crises.

The lawsuit idea is interesting.

GTL, I guess it boils down to what the definition of superpower is... greed or leadership. I think we're well down into the greed pool, and that is why we are feeling so ashamed. National honor comes from solid leadership. Leadership is just as much about saying no as saying yes, based on the risk and benefits of the decision.

Our country is behaving like an overgrown, spoiled two year old. We greedily take what we want and we act like we can't understand reason. It truly IS embarrassing.

At September 11, 2005 12:23 AM, Blogger Tom Harper said...

Great post. The sooner this corrupt amoral administration collapses like a house of cards, the better.

At September 11, 2005 8:30 AM, Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

When I saw that Bush was refusing to enter the afflicted areas until military convoys of food and supplies arrived, me and my dad both nearly suffered heart-stops. Nobody but a villain would be willing to use such a tragedy as a PR stunt. I am not sure anyone short of Hitler or Stalin would have done such a thing.

At September 11, 2005 8:43 AM, Blogger Jet said...

Thanks, Tom. I think keeping the pressure on is job one right now.

OK Lib, I tend to agree. I'm not much for jumping on the Nazi bandwagon, but using this national tragedy as an opportunity for self promotion is several levels below crass, x pi.

At September 12, 2005 2:10 PM, Blogger mulligan said...

Great post, Jett. I agree with you whole heartedly.

At September 13, 2005 10:19 AM, Blogger CSC5502D said...

LOL....when you can cite an actual objective news report instead of a raving liberal to support your own liberal raving, then you'll have credibility.

Mary Landrieu went on talk shows and scolded everyone about finger pointing after she spent the week on the Senate floor ranting about how it's all Bush's fault.

Yeah, she's the paragon of honesty. Next you should get a quote from Sean Penn about gun control...just edit out that shotgun he's carrying in the picture first...

At September 13, 2005 10:48 AM, Blogger Adam said...

Just because Sean Penn isn't a Republican doesn't mean he's a gun banner. He's owned guns for years. Most Americans support gun rights- even Howard Dean got an 'A' rating from the NRA and opposes federal gun laws.

At September 13, 2005 10:56 AM, Blogger James said...

"those killed because of the pathetic response by the various peoples responsible for helping out."

You DO know that the response time for Katrina was actually faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne. Five days after Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992, the National Guard arrived to assist those who had been devastated by the storm.

1992, I don't think Bush was president then.

"Next we dedicate an army of lawyers to litigate the shit out of the W, Rove and Co. The class action suit of wrongful death cases, no doubt will tumble this house of cards."

So let me get this straight, a natural disaster hit the gulf coast, less than 400 people have been found ACTUALLY dead... and you think a wrongful death suit would hold up in a Federal Court? Why don't we just line up the lawyers now, file a suit every time a storm hits and you don't feel you were serviced "in time", that outta teach them!

"When I saw that Bush was refusing to enter the afflicted areas until military convoys of food and supplies arrived, me and my dad both nearly suffered heart-stops."

Ok, so you're the President of the US, you have to have Secret Service Agents around you wherever you go, and you think they're going to let you march on into a devestated area, where people are looting, and hungry, and shooting at the very people sent to help... Riiiiight.

"Our country is behaving like an overgrown, spoiled two year old."

I'll agree with you on that one, but I'd have to say that the left side of the political scale is on that boat.

At September 13, 2005 11:04 AM, Blogger OTTMANN said...

The idiot democraps were the ones to messed up at the state and local levels, oh foolish one. Landrieu was a deer in the headlights, as was Blanco. Two Stupid liberal women who didn't have a clue about what to do. They will be gone soon!

Every stinkin' democrap should hand over every dime they have to cover for their disaster. Blaming Bush is stupid and democraps will get KILLED at the polls again and again because they transfer blame to everyone but themselves.

The vast MAJORITY see right through the panty-waist whining liberals and are disgusted!!!

The infantile liberals have no clue about reality whatsoever, and never will because they're selfish, emotionally wrecked little bastards who deserve what they have coming, and it's not going to be pretty for the dems.

Stay tuned!

At September 13, 2005 1:26 PM, Blogger Brad said...

"vast majority" = 39 percent

Thanks, Ottmann! You're an idiot!

At September 14, 2005 6:40 AM, Blogger frstlymil said...

Being ever the optimist, I see an end to this madness coming. There's got to be.

At September 14, 2005 7:48 PM, Blogger Jet said...

Sometimes is does feel like one step forward, two steps back, but I agree Mil, at the end of the day, some form of progress is made.

At September 14, 2005 9:58 PM, Blogger Ken Grandlund said...

Good post Jet.

And of course, Ottman is right in there with his ever-present, balanced logic to straighten out the "liberal" mindset. (What a joke...)

The truth is that the faliure in the Gulf is something to be sahred equally by both political parties, the corporate apologists who associate with these corrupt parties, and every one of us on both sides of the aisle who have let apathy and complacency take over our national politics and sully our reputation as a "good country."

This current government is an abject failure in so many areas, but the blame for this disaster is not theirs alone. The utter lack of any leadership qualities is entirely within their sphere of shame though, and they deserve no quarter for continuing, and actively accelerating the sell-out of the American people.

read my post here for another point of view:

At September 15, 2005 4:43 AM, Blogger Jet said...

I think that pinpointing blame on Bush alone won't hold water. The point of the post was simply that using this disater as a PR stunt is not leadership. This is not the first time manipulating facts has usurped actual leadership in this administration.

I've just had enough. His crass selfishness appalls me.

I will, of course, check your post out, Ken. They always give my brain something substantial to chew on.


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