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The Story Of The Hurricane Cowboy Who Fiddled While New Orleans Drowned


The Story Of The Hurricane Cowboy Who Fiddled While New Orleans Drowned

By Amanda Lang, PhD

09/02/05 "ICH" -- -- Why did Bush vacation – cut wood, clear brush, bike, and read -- for days while the world watched Katrina develop, then slam as a category 4 hurricane into the Gulf Coast? Just as he did on September 11, 2001, he froze. They don’t have cable or telephones in Crawford? The unfolding catastrophe has Bush leadership skills, or lack thereof, written all over it. He treats his own citizens with the same contempt and callousness as he does the Iraqi civilians – as “collateral damage.

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Nothing to add you said it all. Cowboy Hurricane is an insult to cowboys.

"An Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire", by Arundhati Roy

This is a slim read of only 118 pages but very powerful....
Quote from the book:
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Some of you may think it bad manners for a person like me, officially entered into the Big Book of Modern Nations as an "Indian citizen", to criticize the U.S. government. Speaking for myself, I'm no flag-waver, no patriot, and am fully aware that venality, brutality, and hypocrisy are imprinted on the leaden soul of every state. But when a country ceases to be merely a country and becomes an empire, then the scale of operations changes dramatically. So may I clarify that I speak as a subject of the American empire? I speak as a slave who presumes to criticize her king.

In 1988 the U.S.S. Vincennes, a missile cruiser stationed in the Persian Gulf, accidentally shot down an Iranian airliner and killed 290 civilian passengers. George Bush the First was asked to comment on the incident. He said, "I will never apologize for the United States. I don't care what the facts are."

I don't care what the facts are. What a perfect maxim for the New American Empire. Perhaps a slight variation on the theme would be more relevant: The facts can be whatever we want them to be.

Just what do think Congress can do? Do you have idea what their function is??? I don't think you do! The approve the funding for FEMA...that's it...FEMA already had the money...Congress gave them more to be able to to carry out there mission in the future. IDIOT!!!

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