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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

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    Do you really have to politicize everything? Have some basic human decency.
    Sure. Why not?
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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Though the flooding is surely devastating, where is the comparison between increased semi-annual flooding and a city 300,000 being submerged due to a Hurricane?

    We are having a heat wave in Southern California. I am sure a handful of old folks will die of heat stroke as they always do. Should Obama hold a press conference?

    We have local governments for a reason.
    And that was the point of the Katrina response. The local governments were supposed to do what people expected FEMA to do. The locals failed and FEMA kicked in later than the locals should have.

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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    And that was the point of the Katrina response. The local governments were supposed to do what people expected FEMA to do. The locals failed and FEMA kicked in later than the locals should have.
    The Libbos had to figure out some way to blame everything on Bush. I wouldn't be surprised if Blanco and Nagin sabotaged the state and local response, just so the could finger Bush. It was that, or they're both incredibly stupid. Both possibilities are highly plausible.

    I'll never forget Kathy Blanco calling the president and telling him everything was just fine...two hours after the 17th Street canal breached it's levee. That was classic stupidity.
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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    And that was the point of the Katrina response. The local governments were supposed to do what people expected FEMA to do. The locals failed and FEMA kicked in later than the locals should have.
    So why the call for an Obama press conference in this case? Shouldn't any press conference come from the local governments?
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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Libbos had to figure out some way to blame everything on Bush. I wouldn't be surprised if Blanco and Nagin sabotaged the state and local response, just so the could finger Bush. It was that, or they're both incredibly stupid. Both possibilities are highly plausible.
    I highly doubt any conspiracy took place. They were either ignorant, stubborn, or had those types of people reporting incorrect information to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'll never forget Kathy Blanco calling the president and telling him everything was just fine...two hours after the 17th Street canal breached it's levee. That was classic stupidity.
    Oh please. Was she supposed to predict the levee's were going to break two hours later?
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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Let me understand your argument. "NUH UH, YOU STARTED IT!!!"
    Am I right?
    No, more like "your exception is, at best, hypocritical."

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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    No, more like "your exception is, at best, hypocritical."
    You don't know what I said about Katrina now, do you?
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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Um, this is a state's issue. If the state needs help, they need to call on the national government for that help. Why aren't you calling out the governor of Georgia? I would be surprised if the national guard wasn't already in there doing what they can to help. If they aren't, that is the governor's call, not Obama's. If further assistance is needed, then they call Obama for it. See how that works? This is not about a 300,000 person city by the way. The flooding is restricted to small areas. Should they be protected? yes. Do we need to mobilize FEMA, not yet.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I highly doubt any conspiracy took place. They were either ignorant, stubborn, or had those types of people reporting incorrect information to them.
    I don't doubt the stupidity involved at the state and local levels.


    Oh please. Was she supposed to predict the levee's were going to break two hours later?
    You might want to go back and re-read my post
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    Re: Death toll rises to 8 in Southeast floods

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    Where is Obama? No press conference?
    Are you guys kidding? Why should Obama talk to me about 8 people dying 1,000 miles from my home? What does that have to do with the president. 8 people were shot in LA last night. More than 8 people drowned in their bath tubs last night. This isn't a national emergency. If he said anything about it, you'd have then claimed he was using a tragedy for his political advantage. Even I know Obama can't play God and what, denounce the flood for being a killer? GiveMeABreak...
    and so it goes...

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