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Write your Congressmen...DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY!!
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Here's the letter that I wrote to mine (copy or hack away):

Dear Sir,

I am writing you to express my great sadness and anger regarding our Federal Government's handling of the Hurricane Katrina crisis. It is becoming painfully obvious that our government has abandoned tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens and is letting one of our great cities fall to chaos and ruin. I am writing to ask you how, nearly four years after 9/11, we found ourselves without a plan to evacuate the sick, poor and elderly from what has been regarded as our most vulnerable city? As a formerly proud American citizen, I am outraged to see images coming from our own soil that are indistinguishable from those of a third world country. The Federal Government's response to Hurricane Katrina has been irreprehensible and I am asking for your pledge that you will demand the accountability of those responsible. Please be my voice.

Sincerely,

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You might also mention how suspicious it looks that the "calvary" shows up the same day as bush. How low will he stoop for a photo-op?

LET ME EXPLAIN, PLEASE. It is mearly the oppinion from a thought i currently have upon reading this posting. Ill be totally honest in admiting that im not sure how accurate my initial feelling is, on this letter writting suggestion your making. Im just putting into words, my initial thought's and i hope to open dialog on the topic of the matter, that is, writting the letters to congress and the senate.

MEN and WOMEN OF GOOD CONSCIOUS, WHO POSSESS HIGH DEGREE'S OF MORAL INTEGRITY, AND WHO HOLD THESE ELECTED POSITION'S, WILL ALREADY BE MOVING FORWARD IN INITIATING INQUIREY INTO THE FAILURE'S THAT HAVE OCCURED IN NEW ORLEANS!

I think this may be a good opportunity to sit silently and observe, and see just who, within our congress and senate, perform's on behalf of this nation and it's citizen's in the aftermath of this disaster. Good men and women of high moral charicter won't need to be proded into taking the appropriate action, what ever that may turn out to be. This is a perfect time, to sit and observe exactly who is genuinely concerned and subsequently effective with respect to this and the other issues we've been addressing in this site this past summer. I certainly invite any counter view's now. thank you very much.**HUMPHREY**

Scott,

Thank you for posting a differing opinion. But the question remains: if you sit silently and watch are you in fact causing more deaths than if you urge them to do the right thing.

I can see that in certain circumstances, the wait and watch scheme would be very valuable. But in this instance, we need immediate action.

Furthermore, if we write letters and tie in the crux of all these situations: this President has made a number of false jugdements, lied about them, pretended he did no wrong, caused wrongful deaths in Iraq and New Orleans, and follows up his reckless behavior by promoting those who screw up and then refuses to admit responsibility!

The answer remains...What noble cause did Cindy's son die for? What noble cause has led to other childrens' deaths, and now what noble cause has resulted in our National Guard being in Iraq leaving our own citizens to die needlessly!

Exactly, the Iraq death toll just went up. Not only to include our strong military men and women but now our sick, our poor, our elderly and our youngest children.

Those who have ben around here awhile, know that the poster named Humphrey has actually at times denounced peacefull means and have, with carefull tact, called for more assertive citizen measures to be employed under the theory that we actually are beyond dialog ever being sucessfull. Im not calling for the usual passiveness but rather, for us to sit quietly and observe who of our congressional members and senate reps actually submit usefull introduction's that are needed. We already know to some degree what congressional support we have for a resolution of inquirey. but now we have a new set of circumstance's NOT EVER BEFORE OBSERVED WHERE A CERTAIN CLASS OF CITIZENS WERE HUNG OUT TO DRY. I think this incident speaks volumes about our neo-con government, AND THE LARGE DIVIDE BETWEEN THIS ELETE NEO-CON RULING CLASS,(and their attitudes) AND A GOOD MANY OF THE REST OF US.
LET ME TELL YOU ALL THIS. IF THEY(the entire population associated with these particularvivtim's) RISE UP, ILL BE OUT THERE WITH THEM GUIDING THEM TO THE REALLY VALUABLE TARGETS SO THIS TIME THEY WONT BE AN UNORGANIZED MOB! AND IF THERE IS ONLY BLACK LEADERSHIP, LIKE CONYERS, WELL SO BE IT! Ill take him any day any way over what we now got. Him and all the rest of the BLACK CAUCUS!
What i've seen these last three days have sickend me and im angry as hell. Im busting at the seams with ANGER!

Those poor victims,(these CREOLE PEOPLE) this entire time, showed great humanity,AND DIGNITY, and im ready to go to war here to assure that this type of neglict(but i think it goes deeper than mear neglict) NEVER EVER OCCURES AGAIN!! And your hearing this from a SOMEWHAT PRIVLIDGED WHITE BOY! A PISSED OFF WHITE BOY! AT THAT!

All i heard today from FEMA was EXCUSES! NOT EXCEPTIBLE!

So, the reason i say quietly observe is to watch to see who in our congress and senate now comes forward and supports something other than mear dialog.

THIS WEEK WE MAY HAVE SEEN A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE FOR ALL OF US IF WE DON'T TAKE COMMAND OF OUR FUTURE. BUT WE GOT TO KNOW WHO IN WASHINGTON DC HAS THE INTERREST'S OF ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS THEIR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY. I SAY SIT QUIETLY, AND IF IT IS THERE, LET IT, ON ITS OWN INITIATVE, FLOW OUT FREELY ,ON THE BASIS OF INTREGRITY WITHIN THOSE OF OUR REPRESENTITIVE'S. HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IS AN ATRIBUTE THAT SHOULDNT NEED TO BE PRODDED OUT OF OUR REPRESENTITIVE'S. THAT IS THE BASIS FOR MY ORIGINAL THEORY POSTED ABOVE. Again, thank-you all very much,**HUMPHREY**

BY THEN THE RESCUE EFFORTS WERE FALLING INTO PLACE FOR THE SURVIVOR'S' Writting letters of demand BEGINING FRIDAY AFTERNOON then seemed moot, in view that the rescue assets that are arriving. as of yesterday. This morning i've verbally attacked FEMA DIRECTOR BROWN in todays new articles located at the upper areas of todays page one.(ive already forgotten their titles)

The purpose of passave silence now, and for a week or two is to allow for usefull debate to begin and to see who among our elected officials begin to see for themselve's, on their own initiative, without being proded, to see what naturaly comes out of the senate and house of representitives. If a representitive does some good only because he was proded into acting with only his reelection prospect's as his motivation for acting positivly, and not from his own conscience and good integrety motivating him or her, "that was the atribute i was desireing to see come naturally from those who possess good integrity. Don't worry, im not wussin out on anyone. Just taking up a position to silently observe what happens next and by whom.
**HUMPHREY**

Upon observing the buildup of dessention nationally, i concede that perhaps circumstances moved faster than even i originally thought. therefore a 3:00am this morn(9-4-2005) i wrote a email letter to my U S Senator, BARAK OBAMA expressing my absolute disgust with the negligence and the aftermath. Seeing FOX NEWS COROSPONDENT'S REVERIA AND SMITH there at the sewer dome, hearing their descriptions of these survivors being held under the gun, like common criminals, has enradged me to admit i may have been incorrect and that it was now appropriate to apply presure on our representitive's.

Rest assured i transmitted a very compelling communication.
Essentially, the crux of my statements were that simply put, it is abundently clear that we can no longer tolorate any more of the BUSH ADMINISTRATION. I stated further we now have crossed into a new threshold, the result of which, has resulted in criminal negligence that resulted in the needless death of american citizens pointed out all the DEAD BODIE'S LYING ABOUT, AND BEING EATEN BY RAT'S AND GATOR'S.

I essentially stated to OBAMA that if he and the rest of the senate, and congress refuse to employ the rule of law, or allow the BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO SUBVERT THE RULE OF LAW THEN IT WOULD BE UP TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY, BLACK AND WHITE, TO BAND TOGETHER, AS A REVOLUTIONARY PARAMILLITARY FORCE AND EXCERCIZE FIRST AMENDMENT AUTHORITY AND RETAKE THIS GOVERNMENT BY FORCE AND ARREST THOSE CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE.

I WANT TO MAKE THIS ONE POINT. I AM NOT AN ARMED CITIZEN. BUT SUBSEQUENTLY, THERE ARE SUFFICIENT NUMBERS WHO ARE. AND, ALTHOUGH NO REASONABLE PERSON WOULD DESIRE THIS, WE HAVE CROSSED OVER INTO NEW AREAS AND WE ARE NOW TRAVERSEING DOWN A PATH WE DO NOT KNOW. WE SIMPLY CANNOT SIT PASSIVELY WHILE WE SEE DEAD BODIES IN AN AMERICAN CITY WHILE WE LISTEN TO THE USUAL EXCUSE MAKING THIS ADMINISTRATION IS SO NOTED FOR! IT'S SIMPLY UNEXCEPTIBLE! **HUMPHREY**

Due to the racism of our dear country the only men and women of high moral character who will call for investigation will be black. I, myself, am white. Wait and see.

I thought the same thing myself

SOO SOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOO VERY... GOOOOOOOOOOOD

I hope this isn't exactly the letter you sent, since there is no such word as "irreprehensible"; the word is just "reprehensible".

Must be the former teacher in me. (But hopefully it was the person's first draft and someone edited it for him.)

I already wrote to my Rep. asking for Bush's resignation.

Smirking

Have been watch Bush speaks from the last 2 days and something amazes me: can't he stop smirking?!?

He's been smirking in every single interview or speech for the past 48 hours. Does he have the slightest ideia about that the heck is going on?

Bush is in his 7 minutes of looking into space and thinking what do I do now Daddy

Bush is in his 7 minutes of looking into space and thinking what do I do now Daddy

After seeing the incident down here in Florida that demonstrates how confidential your letter to your congressman is, I doubt that I will ever write my congressman. Obviously they dont read them, some intern or secretary opens them. And then, if you write something gritty enough, they send your letter off to the news media, publish it in papers, and you are made into a public fool.

Of course, that might just be the congressmen here that do that.

Well, there is one good thing coming out of all of this. Higher gas prices! Now I can laugh at all of those people who drive around those big gas guzzling SUVs that will probably never even see an off road environment!

Bushco is turning America into a 3rd world country. It became obvious years ago with the huge loss of manufacturing jobs.As Kerry pointed out, this republican/dem congress passed laws which made it easier for corporations to outsource jobs (with tax breaks?)

This doesn't seem very patriotic, but as with everything the radical reich says about themselves you can count on the opposite being true. They are only concerned with consolidating wealth and power for their base which keeps them in power.There is a revolving door between the upper ranks of multinational corporations and this administration. Its becoming the normal state of affairs. Its a corpratocracy (sp)

Our govt is now owned by multinational corporations. Take a look at the legislation pushed thru this one party govt. The dems are not a lot better, but a little more sane,patriotic and compassionate, as a group. They too are controlled by the money that puts them in power. With exceptions. This is why they all ignore us. We are irrelevant unless we speak up in numbers too large to ignore. Cindy lite the spark, but only millions can change the course. This is democracy.
We are losing our country. Goddam it, Dont people see this.???

America is now "fair game" and there is a lot left to squeeze.
Since the end of WWII we developed foreign policies which allowed us to invade and exploit a number of "3" world countries. We set up govts. dictators, and/or elite and/or militaristic regimes which then allowed our corporations to go in and exploit the people and steal their resources; These govts took their cut; the people got screwed.
These policies are now being directed towards this country(USA),its resources and its lower and middle class. More later.

See John Perkins "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" These policies were hidden behind foreign aid. This explains the odious debt that many countries now owe. It also explains why one of the chief amoral neocons, Paul Wolfowitz (in wolves clothing) was rewarded for helping start this war with an appointment by bush to Head of the World Bank. Bet the 3rd World is thrilled!! (all head no heart)

Initially, after 1945, the companies were mostly American. Now they are multinationals. This is a simplistic description. The story changes from country to country. Often the natives rise up and protest or otherwise try to change their corrupt govts which we support/prop up/put in power or assassinate depending upon whether they serve our "national interests" or not. This is ugly America.

We support corrupt govts in order to rip off the countries resources: When revolution happens,people rise up; they are called communists or socialists; now they are insurgents or "turrorisssts" " This generic term should last quite a while. Its great for endless war,endless profits. Whoever opposes our policies are turrrirurursts. Then we )arm,or "standup" troops help train death squads at the college of the americas(its been renamed) and go in and help them kill the people opposing the policies. Bin Ladin is enraged by our support of the corrupt decadent Saud family who rule Saudi Arabia. This goes back to 1946 Its based on guaranteed access to their oil.

Decent, moral govts. which try to take care of and protect the people and which do not go along with US policies (like Venezuala"s Pres. Chavez )are attacked, undermined, sanctioned and have often by sujected to hits or (assassination) by intelligence"jackals"

See Howard Zinns People's History of the United States. Attacking indigenous cultures is an old European trade picked up by US; just watch an old western.

Lately, exposure of the criminal nature of these wars has forced them underground. They are often funded by drug traffic as Congress cant legally fund illegal or immoral wars (until Iraq).This was essence of the Iran/Contra scandal during the Reagan admin. Many of the players in that scandal like Negroponte are back on the play list. He is heading our new National Intelligence Agency( secret police) which no one; not even Amy Goodman knows much about. He supervised the use of death squads in Guatamala and El Salvador. Thousands of innocent civilians died.

In a nutshell we invaded countries killed people and stole their stuff. Thats how we got to be numeo uno. The dems are in on it too which is why they dont oppose this war. Its euphemistically referred to as "our national interest" That was then; This is now.
In whose interest and for what Noble Cause is this war in Iraq? Its for the tiny percent that are making money on war profiteering and no bid contracting. In no way is this in our "national interest"

Is immoral illegal, criminal, violent behavior really in our national interest? Is this really who we are as a country? Is this the best use of our resources and people? NO its NOT. Not in our Name. No justice: No peace Its much more in our national interest to end it as quickly as possible. Any friend (if we still have any) would tell us that. They tried to.

These policies are how we are 5% of the worlds population using 45% of the worlds resources. Its not our freedoms they hate its our greedy criminal foreign policies. Of course these things change. In time they morph. This is a very simplistic version with many parts left out.Its a small box. It also does not describe our policies during WW2. That is also a different post.

It also does not deny that other countries like China and Russia might do the same thing in Iraq if they could. But those are not our countries. They are not America. We are responsible for our own government, and our own country's policies. We will experience the consequences of these policies. We already have.

Just the other day Speaker Hastert was accused of taking money from the opium trade in Afghanistan. Interesting how the largest opium production in the world is back in business in Afganistan yet barely warrents a whisper in MSM. Where are all those billions going.Why are we in Afhganistan again?; Besides cheney's pipeline.

Why did we give Kahn of Pakistan a slap on the wrist for spreading all those nuclear secrets around?. The reporter who uncovered the irancontra cocaine connection was killed. There have been as many reporters killed in Iraq as during the entire Vietnam war. What dont they want us to know about Iraq? Why the complete blackout about whats going on over there? Secretiveness means something to hide. Thats not democracy. Bush has destroyed a lot of America already.

The illegal nature of these type wars has become more and more apparent to the whole world. Its why they hate us. Its not our freedoms and our discos they hate. Its not brittiny spears or paris hilton's bellybuttons. Its bunkerbusters, shock and awe and depleted uranium. They fear us. Fear creates anger. We are killing them in order to steal or control their stuff Why ? Cuz we can. Because noone ...to date, can stop us. Thats why they hate us. Russia and China conduct joint military exercises.

The use of mercenaries of which there are 25,000 in Iraq, allows some extralegal warfare ie not subject to the same visibility and accountability as our military; although Attn Gen gonzales is changing those standards as well. Is America about torture now?
Is this who we are as a country? What happened to the rule of law?

These exploitative policies used on other countries are now being extended to this country as well. There is plenty left to squeeze. America, it's workers and our resources are all now fair game(to quote kurlrove, a psychotic if there ever was one) We are fair game. Our citizens are now vulnerable to a corrupt govt with more power than ever previously existed? One can presume they will treat us as they treat Iraq's citizens if given the chance. If you are not terrorized you are not paying attention. There are camps. There is a 3rd Patriot act already written. Dissent is not appreciated at all
Everyone that has dissented has been smeared slandered attacked with a viciousness i have never seen in my life. Rove.

Unless we educate ourselves, and put a lot more pressure on the Congress we will continue to become like a 3rd world country. bushco is trying to keep all these changes as secretive as possible. Do any of us read all that legislation they have been passing late at night.
(see Thomas Register) We are beginning to see the consequences.
The disastor in New Orleans gave us a foreshadowing of things to come. This is a direct result of cuts in services which were in place to protect Americans until bush cut them. He has made a lot of other cuts to social programs, education, etc as well.

They are about the accumulation of wealth and power and nothing else.
For example, halliburton has its offices off shore to avoid paying taxes while sucking up billions of american tax dollars Isnt it worth noticing that dickucheney is still receiving a salary as ex-CEO of Halliburton. Can you remember when this would have been a LARGE
SCANDAL? Dear red folks, what the hell is patriotic about that??????
Have we sunk so low that there are no morals or ethics in public life anymore?. How does this happen in America? Is it apathy or ignorance? What is it? Is it fear? This scandal is criminal. Its also just one of the more blatant examples of what has become standard practice.

Bushco uses words like loyalty, freedom, patriotism, and liberty because most Americans still love our country and our way of life.
We still believe in these values and rightly so. Unfortunately many people are not aware that this admin holds to none of these values. We cant remain ignorant of their intentions. Everyday we get new evidence of where they are really coming from, and where they want to take us.

Bush DOES NOT CARE about America. His actions indicate a hatred for many elements of what was an accepted part of American life. He wants to completly dismantle social security and medicare. Its about power,wealth, and priviledge thru violence. These are extreme statements. This is a very extreme regime. They are not christian, They are not "conservatives" They are not really republicans either.

Unless we wake up we will become more and more like a 3rd world country. Mexico is ruled by wealthy people. The citizens were poor, powerless, hopeless, apathetic and apolitical for many many years. They did not vote because they believe it didnt make any difference. They accepted that their govt was corrupt and there was nothing they could do about it. This has been a very prevelant opinion until very recently. They have been contolled by corrupt govts. for hundreds of years. Recently there is a huge "socialist" movement in South America but thats another post.

In Mexico many many kids have asthma because there are no environmental controls on toxic pollution. Public education is minimally funded. There is no social security, and very poor medical care. People are afraid of the police who are part of the corruption. The wealth of corporations determines public policies.

This is the direction buscho and the radical rich are taking us in. Welcome to the 3rd world."Bush's ownership society means your are on your own" (Al Franken) On our own, like the people suffering and dying in Louisiana and Mississipi. Please educate yourselves. Please join us in putting pressure on Congress. We are losing our country.

This DSM site offers many easy ways to e-mail petitions to Congress media, the executive branch etc. It is activism which produces real effects. "Congress may not be able to see the light but they can feel the heat" Who said that? Troops>Home: Bush>Prison Citizen G

You must have spent considerable time and thought getting it all down so well. If the mods here are listening so late in the evening, this one deserves "elevation" to the front page IMHO.

When is Congress going to have enuf of this?

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