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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Those missing helicopters

Michael Moore fires off an open letter to George W. Bush. Moore is always worth a read as he's mastered the knack of making political dissent relevant, timely and populist:

"Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing - NOTHING - to do with this!"

13 Comments:

Blogger Shabadoo said...

Oh, puh-LEEZE. You're quoting Michael Moore now? I always gave you at least some credit for intelligence, even if your mind works in mysterious ways. But quoting Moore is the last refuge of a lazy mind...

Memo to Mikey: just 10 % of the American military is in Iraq. Bush told the Mayor of N.O. to evacuate the entire city the Thursday before, but Nagin let hundreds of schoolbuses get flooded and everyone go to the Superdome instead. But it's not Nagin's fault -- after all, he's black and a democrat, can't blame him! And New Orleans is one of the most corrupt places in the first world, with a terrifyingly bad police force and an economy based solely on tourism. But we can't blame the locals for that, after all, they're black! And Democrats! Officials on the ground have known for decades that this would happen one day, and the blame lies mostly with them for not dealing with this sooner. Should the feds have gotten in sooner? Sure, but Michael Moore is a cretin, and if anything is racist it's the assumption that a bunch of black folk in N.O. need whitey to come and bail them out.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 9:30:00 am  
Blogger weezil said...

shabadoo, you tease Antony like you love him. When will you get over your schoolyard ranting phase? Why don't you just come out and tell Antony that you want to be his monkey of love and get it over with?

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:02:00 am  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Shab, your response is typical. Don't like what someone says, attempt to discredit them. Insult their intelligence. Question their background.

Predictable, mate. And a fallacy.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:08:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

And, most hilariously, he still comes to the rescue to those most to blame. Some of those still exist?
Yawn...

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:38:00 am  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

"Still comes to the rescue of those most to blame"? Sorry, wha...? Didn't I write, "Should the feds have gotten in sooner? Sure...". Hardly sounds like absolution to me.

I love the way you lefties see the deaths of ten thousand blacks in N.O. as nothing more than a way to beat up Bush, and totally ignore the local incompetence that let this happen. DBO, how about acknowledging the fact that my post was filled with facts, Ant's with nothing but rhetoric?

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:50:00 am  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

p.s. Again, Bush told Nagin to evacuate the city Thursday, but he didn't, despite having the ability to do so. The schoolbusses in those photos weren't under Bush's command...

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:53:00 am  
Blogger Rich Bowden said...

Shabadoo...take an aspirin and have a good lie down mate....

Unfortunately despite S's rantings, it seems race and class has a lot to do with the chances of surviving this week's tragedy in N.O. Interesting though to see the normally compliant "let's all support the Prez" media changing their tune and actually criticizing the Bush administration for a change. Maybe this is what has got Shab all worried!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:56:00 am  
Blogger Rich Bowden said...

Shabadoo...take an aspirin and have a good lie down mate....

Unfortunately despite S's rantings, it seems race and class has a lot to do with the chances of surviving this week's tragedy in N.O. Interesting though to see the normally compliant "let's all support the Prez" media changing their tune and actually criticizing the Bush administration for a change. Maybe this is what has got Shab all worried!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:56:00 am  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

Yes, absolutely race and class had a lot to do with it...people with means could get out, people without got left behind. And the local government had a 250-pge plan but failed to implement it, and thousands may have died as a result. It's a horrifying tragedy. The feds should've gotten the military on the ground sooner, but that does not excuse the fundamental failure of NO and La. government to clear out the city in the first place.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:01:00 pm  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Imagine how many hits your own blog will have, Shab.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:05:00 pm  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

Way to engage the argument, DBO...

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:08:00 pm  
Blogger Rich Bowden said...

...and the feds diverting funds from the financing of a higher flood levee for such activitoes as a little beating up in Iraq? S'pose that was the poor blacks fault too?

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:10:00 pm  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Happy to engage, Shab, but when someone types something as idiotic as this:

"I love the way you lefties see the deaths of ten thousand blacks in N.O. as nothing more than a way to beat up Bush..."

...I really don't see the point. Do you honestly believe that?

Why don't you just admit you are here to stir up an argument, whatever the topic?

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:32:00 pm  

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