Posts Tagged: FEMA

Pipelines more important than hospitals to Dick Cheney

According to the Hattiesburg America, a small Mississippi newspaper, Dick Cheney’s office called the South Mississippi Electric Power Association and ordered them to prioritize restoring power to Colonial Pipeline Co. before restoring power to two rural hospitals. “I considered it a presidential directive to get those pipelines operating,” said Jim Compton, general manager of the

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I’m more qualified to run FEMA than Michael Brown

Newsday and Time magazine are both doing investigations into FEMA (Fucking Everything More than it is Already) Director Michael Brown’s background, and discovering a bit of resume padding. To put it lightly. They’re checking each bullet point on his FEMA bio and contacting the businesses, universities and associations he claimed to work for and asking

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It’s about a nuclear terrorist attack, stupid.

Forget about who did or didn’t fix the levees, how long we knew about Katrina coming, people who refused to evacuate, building below sea level; forget all of that — because it’s just noise from the Republican spin machine. In the event of a nuclear terrorist attack, your President and Republican-run federal government would do

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8 great lies the Bush Administration is telling

Media Matters examines the facts surrounding each of these bogus Republican claims. 1. Bush: “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees” 2. Chertoff strained credulity in defense of Bush, claimed levee breaks and massive flooding came as a surprise — more than 12 hours after local media reported them 3. Brown: “We’ve

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Sen. Landrieu Threatens to ‘Punch’ President

From Editor and Publisher: Sen. Landrieu Threatens to ‘Punch’ President if He Keeps Hitting Local Response to Katrina Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat of Louisiana (whose father was a mayor of New Orleans), appears to have finally found her voice after offering only cautious criticism of the federal relief effort in the hurricane catastrophe earlier

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