September 07, 2005

A Bunch Of DKos Links

Posters at DKos have started to collect the Katrina "Hall of Shame", which includes various disgusting quotes from people about the hurricane and its fallout. One of my favorites: "Out of the rubbles (sic) 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" -- President Bush.

Here's another Katrina related link, which coincidentally is another disgustingly cynical thing Bush has done. The shorter version: Hurricane hits, destroys city. Firefighters from around the country heroically volunteer to help. The government sends a lot of them to some bullshit training in community relations and sexual harrassment in Atlanta. Others are assigned to walk next to Bush as he tours the disaster areas. Seriously, look at some of those pictures. As kos says, this isn't the most costly thing he's done by any measure, but to take guys that volunteered to help the sick and injured and use them as human props for the cameras is just sick.

And on one up note; so close, so very very close.


Jason said...

My favorite quote comes from Barbara Bush:

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this -- this [she chuckles slightly] is working very well for them."

-- Barbara Bush, quoted by on American Public Radio's Marketplace program, on New Orleans residents evacuated and re-located to the Astrodome in Houston

Noumena said...

Think Progress gives us a timeline of the events immediately before and after Katrina. Unlike the timeline prepared by the conservative site, linked to by a conservative commenter earlier, TP's timeline provides nonpartisan sources for all of its claims, does not editorialize, and covers the crucial period between Katrina's landfall Monday and Wednesday in copious, horrifying detail. I highly recommend this collection of links as an objective source of information.