Daily Archives: September 14, 2005

Shrub’s brain to lead NOLA rebuilding effort

Over on talking points memo Josh Marshall has an item about shrub assigning Karl Rove to assemble the team to determine how to rebuild New Orleans.

Priorities on display, from the Post

Bush already has dispatched his top strategist, Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and other aides to assemble ideas from agencies, conservative think tanks, GOP lawmakers and state officials to guide the rebuilding of New Orleans and relocation of flood victims. The idea, aides said, is twofold: provide a quick federal response that comports with Bush’s governing philosophy, and prevent Katrina from swamping his second-term ambitions on Social Security, taxes and Middle East democracy-building.

Head of effort, Karl Rove.
Sources of ideas, Agencies, conservative think tanks, GOP lawmakers.
The aim, quick response that squares with conservatism.
Aim, part II, not getting distracted from real priorities.

Anybody with 2 brain cells to rub together would problably gather some urban planning experts and architects and maybe sociologists to figure out how best to rebuild a devestated city. But shrub gets his main political strategist and conservative activists to decide how the city should be reconstructed. As usual everything comes down to the republican political agenda and how to move it forward. This is yet another display of shrub’s atrocious judgement. Why would anyone trust anything this man says or does?

Great idea from Dave Slusher

Listening to the Sept 11 edition of Evil Genius Chronicles this morning Dave had the following tag lines for haliburton:

Haliburton, We’re # 1 in the misery business

This show sponsered by Haliburton. If you’re fucked, we’ll make money on it

Dave Slusher, Sept 11 2005

Dave had a great suggestion for a protest on his Sept 11 podcast. Anyone who finds themself within earshot of dick cheney should yell “Go fuck yourself!!” and anyone within earshot of shrub should yell out “Major League Asshole”. Just a little way of demonstrating the lack of support for these bozos.

Bombs, gunmen kill over 150 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber lured a crowd of Shi’ite day laborers to his minivan and blew it up in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 114 people and wounding more than 156 in
Iraq’s second deadliest bombing since the war began.

Is this what nearly 2000 american troops and countless 10s of thousands of Iraqi’s have died for? Why does Don Rumsfeld still have a job? Why does Shrub still have a job? Why does anyone trust this asshole to do anything right? Call your senators now and usrge them to reject John Roberts and any other bush judicial nominees!! It is really critical that we not trust shrub to nominate anyone, especially lifetime appointments like the federal courts.