Thursday, April 8, 2010

Presidential Proclamation - New National Holiday August 29th Let Them Eat Cake Day

August 29th 2005 is the day Hurricane Katrina made it’s landfall with the gulf coast / Louisiana. We all know about the debacle, loss of life and decades leading up to it of the government ignoring the levee issues. What I didn’t know until recently was that in addition to appointing an incompetent buddy to be in charge of FEMA, America’s great and brilliant leader George W. Bush also tried (for two days) to make the case that the disaster was not the federal government’s responsibility / jurisdiction including spreading mis-information that Louisiana had not properly requested assistance.

What the *uck is the damned government for and why do we pay so much in taxes then? Duh…, that’s right we pay taxes for people to have cushy / secure bureaucratic jobs, finance wars, finance laws / agencies to protect us from ourselves and so guys like Bush and Cheney can further enrich themselves and their friends.

Even Nero did a better job than Bush after Rome burned, therefore, I proclaim August 29th shall be a national holiday where we can remember all those who perished as well as not forget the brilliance of the Bush administration.

A few quotes on Katrina of note...

(before it happened)
“It appears that the money has been moved in the president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq.” Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, speaking to New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2004

“If terrorists had achieved this result, it would rank as the greatest terrorist success in history.”

Somthing to think about and apologies I don't have the 2010 numbers but I highly doubt it has decreased...
  • U.S. military spending for FY 2008 is larger than military spending by all of the other nations in the world combined.
  • At $141.7 billion, this year's proposed spending on the Iraq war is larger than the military budgets of China and Russia combined.
  • Total U.S. military spending for FY2008 is roughly ten times the military budget of the second largest military spending country in the world, China.

Imagine what could be done for the unemployed, schools, homeless, and hungry in this country with some of that...Oh yeah, but according to us we are the greatest and most civilized country in the world...

And finally, some top Bush Katrina Quotes:
  • "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." –President Bush, on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina
  • "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." –President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005
  • "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005
  • "We've got a lot of rebuilding to do ... The good news is — and it's hard for some to see it now — that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house — he's lost his entire house — there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch." (Laughter) —President Bush, touring hurricane damage, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005
  • "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." –Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) to lobbyists, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal

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