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Friday, September 02, 2005

Okay All You Bush-Hating Fucktards...

...Here's the scoop.

You can jump on the bandwagon and use the disaster in the south as another excuse to slam Bush all you want, but I swear to Christ! I get so fucking tired of whiney-assed morons who don't have a fucking clue.

Bush is there, get over it. He may not be the best man for the job in your opinion, but he is the one doing the job. I don't know who the best man for the job would be. It sure as fuck ain't Kerry. That moron couldn't find his asshole with two hands and a funnel.

Now George is not solely responsible for every single rescue or relief operation. In fact, what it comes down to is that ultimately, he isn't responsible for any of them. He is the figurehead, he is the one held accountable as the figurehead, but the responsibility has been relegated waaaayyyy down the chain of command, and there are thousands of people entrusted to do what for some reason, finger-pointing idiots think George should be doing.

There are many people and agencies involved who are doing the best they can do. They are the ones trainded to do it. Just because they aren't doing it fast enough in some peoples eyes, doesn't mean dubya is to blame.

If you want to bitch to someone about not doing things fast enough, bitch to your own goverors, senators, mayors, whoever. Maybe they should be stepping up to the plate and offering some transportation and shelters to the 'refugees' from the south.

Good gawd-a-fucking mighty.


p.s.: Let me dispell any confusion. Just because you hate Bush, you aren't necessarily a fucktard. I don't give a shit about that. You have your opinion, I have mine.
What makes you a fucktard is to think A), that he fucked everything up in this country, and B) that he is going to fix every fucked thing in this country, right fucking now.


Update: Jeff (mind if I call you Jeff?) says exactly what I was trying to say, only better and without the cussin'.:
"To blame the resultant chaos in the immediate aftermath on the Bushies is to argue implicitly that you expect your federal government to act as a surrogate parent, not as a smaller, hands off federal entity that defers power to local governments.

To be clear: I’m not saying the feds shouldn’t doing everything they can to help; but what I am saying is that too many people seem to think they have magic powers, and that their failure to have all the problems in New Orleans solved by now—in the absence of an infrastructure on which to operate—is an institutional failing rather than an obvious certainty of terrestrial physics."
I guess that's why he gets thousands of readers a day.

7 comments:

MAD ROB said...

I'm glad someone is speeking up.

Caleab said...

I couldn't agree with you more about not blaming Bush, even though the man is dumber than Dan Quail, an admitted cokehead, alcoholic, and liar. However, to argue with such emotion that you fail to recognize that the federal government did not prepare for this magnitude of destruction is to give license to their excuses on what they could or could not have known about effects of the hurricane. Clearly the Bush administration did not think this through. New Orleans experienced a cat 4 hurricane. Their levees alone could only withstand a 1-2 cat. Surely they could have foreseen the eventual destruction and got on the phone immediately to make sure that whoever was in charge down in New Orleans was ready to go in after the storm hit. But, to allow 4 days to pass before FEMA came to the rescue with much needed supplies is a "goddamn" travesty, to use your vocabulary. To Bush's credit he did repremand his admin by saying that the level of help, or lack thereof, is not acceptable, and clearly those remarks did not go unheard. But, this is the first time the president has even remotely spoke up and scolded his admin, even after countless mistakes, ie. Rumsfeld and Rove.
Furthermore, the president's word runs farther than your post gives him credit for. Surely if he got on the phone and briefed those in charge down in New Orleans and made sure they were ready, he wouldn't be dealing with half of the criticism he's receiving now.
If this is our level of preparedness, especially after we've spent billions and billions of dollars on Homeland security, God help us all.
To conclude, Jeff's argument is a classic example of the hipocracy of the Republican party (and don't confuse me with a liberal democrat, I have no party affiliation and the Dems have their own problems). I use common sense, not party line doctrines. The Republicans are always talking about how the government needs to stay out of people's private lives or local governmental affairs, that is unless it conflicts with their personal beliefs. What happened in the Terry Schaivo case is that a Republican controlled government, including George Bush, interferred with local government rulings and desperately tried to interfere with one man's private life. Thus, Jeff's comment has no merit with me.
The question from here is not whether Bush is to blame, or if New Orleans should or should not receive assitance from the government, but why after they have paid billions of dollars into a system that is supposed to protect them in cases like this, are they not receiving it? Whether or not you or Jeff like to admit it, that is the current system and until it changes, get those people the money and help they have paid for.

curmudgeon said...

caleab,

In your roundabout way, it seems we agree. At least on the point that it is the administration who is at fault here. That's my point. The finger pointing at Bush is what irritates me. People need to quit sqawking about Bush and talk to their local governments. Bush ain't going to hold everyone's hand.

As for New Orleans, the federal government shouldn't have had to prepare them for this disaster. The federal government isn't or at least shouldn't be, omnipotent. They can't decide better than local governments which is best for the people of a particular area.
If they get that sort of power, well, welcome to the third world.

We agree that the country is ill prepareds for a major disaster like this, what with all the money spent on Homeland Security.
But obviously, that money has not gone to the proper areas. Knowing the government, it has mostly gone towards studies, analysis, and payoffs.
The Transportation 'Safety' (cough cough) Administration is a bunch of wannabe cops who still haven;t figured out how to effectively get anyone through a line without stripping them naked.
So yes. There are issues that need to be addressed. We'll just have to wait and see if they are.

Australopithecus_africanus said...

I liked it with the cussin' better.Did'nt they make this movie about 3 or 4 years ago? Saw it on the si-fi channel,I think.

Pooke said...

Cleab- You bore me. Honestly I couldn't get through you post before I puked.

The whole premise you base your argument on is as stupid as anything I've ever heard. What in the fuck (feel free to use that) does the DOD and PAS have to do with disaster relief)? Please, either you are a tart or I am. Nah, It's you.

That somehow the administration is to blame for this disaster is perposterous at the least. Those levys were in place for DECADES (during about 9 different admins) but somehow YOU PEOPLE find a way to blame the SHRUB, who is apparently responsible for every damn thing.

Get over it; moonbat, See you in Sadaam's chipper.

curmudgeon said...

If there is any blame to be placed at all for the New Orleans flooding, it is on the city of New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, whoever it is/was that built the levees and pump system, or failed to build or maintain them properly.
The local government should have built them to withstand the worst-case scenario hurricane, not a level 2 or level 3 as they were designed and built.
And the local government should have been better prepared to handle a disaster of any unanticipated magnitude. It should not have been left up to te federal government, FEMA, Bush, or anyone else getting pointed at right now.

shoes said...

you cannot blame thisa disaster on the administration. they have no control over the weather. you can blame the city for not maintaining the dykes and pumps but you cant blame them for things that were built 100 years ago. also remember that new orleans is the 9th poorest city in america in a very poor state. what we can blame this administration for is not responding quickly enough when the hurricane passed. we had supplies into the tsunami areas faster than new orleans. thats a shame. we can also blame the president for appointing someone to head up fema that has no idea what hes doing. if this was clinton you guys would screaming that its all his fault so dont blame democrats entirely. its not entirely bush's fault but he has some blame in how it was handled