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PresClay_00

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2005, 07:41:58 AM »
I am just sick of folks blaming the feds for New Orleans, people have to take actions for themselves.  I have no sympathy for people who refuse to help themselves or accept responsibility for bad decisions they have made. 

So, no, I probably will not work in public interest if powdering the asses of lazy people is what that job entails. 

not to mention it's starting to come to light that the locals were even more to blame - the NO Levee Board spent millinons on projects like bridges to the casinos, casino access, investigating a local radio guy who called them out, etc. 

gailrules

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2005, 07:42:15 AM »
I am just sick of folks blaming the feds for New Orleans, people have to take actions for themselves. I have no sympathy for people who refuse to help themselves or accept responsibility for bad decisions they have made.

So, no, I probably will not work in public interest if powdering the asses of lazy people is what that job entails.


I don't really feel like being too serious today, but I just want to point out that it's a big leap from not thinking Bush deserves all the blame for the hurricane response, to concluding we shouldn't bother helping the victims.

I'm not a Bush fan myself. But I think his failures are only the tip of the iceberg, and that if he's getting heat, a hell of a lot more people should get it too.

And get real. The people who state in New Orleans did so because they didn't have a car to take them anywhere, nor did they have any place to go. They probably work damn hard at a job that doesn't pay very well or give them benefits. They didn't leave because they COULDN'T, not because they were lazy.

gailrules

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2005, 07:43:45 AM »
I am just sick of folks blaming the feds for New Orleans, people have to take actions for themselves.  I have no sympathy for people who refuse to help themselves or accept responsibility for bad decisions they have made. 

So, no, I probably will not work in public interest if powdering the asses of lazy people is what that job entails. 

not to mention it's starting to come to light that the locals were even more to blame - the NO Levee Board spent millinons on projects like bridges to the casinos, casino access, investigating a local radio guy who called them out, etc.


I TOTALLY agree with you Pres. The failure was at soooo many levels it's sickening. It was bad, short-sighted planning.

Protecting the levy just wasn't sexy enough to deserve the funding.

PresClay_00

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2005, 07:44:43 AM »
but there were upwards of 500+ public school buses to be used, not to mention the mass transit buses- what gives?

gailrules

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2005, 07:49:35 AM »
but there were upwards of 500+ public school buses to be used, not to mention the mass transit buses- what gives?

Blame the people in charge at the local level, yes, but the people who were stranded....?

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Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2005, 07:51:43 AM »
Gaily,

I would be willing to bet any amount of money that the vast majority of those lefy behind had no job, relied on public assistance, and had been relying on it for years (if not generations).  Go to any major city and watch the people milling around the streets all day doing nothing, those are the people that were left behind(ill, elderly, children excepted). 



I don't really feel like being too serious today, but I just want to point out that it's a big leap from not thinking Bush deserves all the blame for the hurricane response, to concluding we shouldn't bother helping the victims.

I'm not a Bush fan myself. But I think his failures are only the tip of the iceberg, and that if he's getting heat, a hell of a lot more people should get it too.

And get real. The people who state in New Orleans did so because they didn't have a car to take them anywhere, nor did they have any place to go. They probably work damn hard at a job that doesn't pay very well or give them benefits. They didn't leave because they COULDN'T, not because they were lazy.
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gailrules

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2005, 07:54:48 AM »
Gaily,

I would be willing to bet any amount of money that the vast majority of those lefy behind had no job, relied on public assistance, and had been relying on it for years (if not generations). Go to any major city and watch the people milling around the streets all day doing nothing, those are the people that were left behind(ill, elderly, children excepted).


Why don't you go validate that statement with some actual information. You might learn something. Like how poor you have to be to receive public assitance.

But I understand your point of view, stereotypes make life much easier.

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Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2005, 07:56:22 AM »
whatever, go through life being naive, no skin off my back.

gailrules

Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2005, 07:58:57 AM »
If spending a summer volunteering at a pro bono legal clinic makes me naive, then ok.

You say tomato, I say tomahto.  ;)

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Re: do you feel safer with BUSH at the helm?
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2005, 08:02:56 AM »
my mom was on public assistance when I was a kid (and got off of it), I've been poor.  I don't know that volunteering for a summer gives you as much of a perspective as living it might have.