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President Bush & Katrina

Postby beenhere10years » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 7:13 am

This was sent to me by a friend, a staunch democrat. It is by a well known conservative in the US, Ben Stein. Before you bring the ire of the gods to smite me in my house -- please remeber I'm only the messenger. I thought it would be a good idea to hear from the other side:

A few truths, for those who have ears and eyes and care to know the truth:

1.) The hurricane that hit New Orleans and Mississippi and Alabama was an
astonishing tragedy. The suffering and loss of life and peace of mind of the
residents of those areas is acutely horrifying.

2.) George Bush did not cause the hurricane. Hurricanes have been happening
for eons. George Bush did not create them or unleash this one.

3.) George Bush did not make this one worse than others. There have been far
worse hurricanes than this before George Bush was born.

4.) There is no overwhelming evidence that global warming exists as a
man-made phenomenon. There is no clear-cut evidence that global warming even
exists. There is no clear evidence that if it does exist it makes hurricanes
more powerful or makes them aim at cities with large numbers of poor people.
If global warming is a real phenomenon, which it may well be, it started
long before George Bush was inaugurated, and would not have been affected at
all by the Kyoto treaty, considering that Kyoto does not cover the world's
worst polluters -- China, India, and Brazil. In a word, George Bush had zero
to do with causing this hurricane. To speculate otherwise is belief in
sorcery.

5.) George Bush had nothing to do with the hurricane contingency plans for
New Orleans. Those are drawn up by New Orleans and Louisiana. In any event,
the plans were perfectly good: mandatory evacuation. It is in no way at all
George Bush's fault that about 20 percent of New Orleans neglected to follow
the plan. It is not his fault that many persons in New Orleans were too
confused to realize how dangerous the hurricane would be. They were
certainly warned. It's not George Bush's fault that there were sick people
and old people and people without cars in New Orleans. His job description
does not include making sure every adult in America has a car, is in good
health, has good sense, and is mobile.

6.) George Bush did not cause gangsters to shoot at rescue helicopters
taking people from rooftops, did not make gang bangers rape young girls in
the Superdome, did not make looters steal hundreds of weapons, in short make
New Orleans into a living hell.

7.) George Bush is the least racist President in mind and soul there has
ever been and this is shown in his appointments over and over. To say
otherwise is scandalously untrue.

8.) George Bush is rushing every bit of help he can to New Orleans and
Mississippi and Alabama as soon as he can. He is not a magician. It takes
time to organize huge convoys of food and now they are starting to arrive.
That they get in at all considering the lawlessness of the city is a miracle
of bravery and organization.

9.) There is not the slightest evidence at all that the war in Iraq has
diminished the response of the government to the emergency. To say otherwise
is pure slander.

10.) If the energy the news media puts into blaming Bush for an Act of God
worsened by stupendous incompetence by the New Orleans city authorities and
the malevolence of the criminals of the city were directed to helping the
morale of the nation, we would all be a lot better off.

11.) New Orleans is a great city with many great people. It will recover and
be greater than ever. Sticking pins into an effigy of George Bush that does
not resemble him in the slightest will not speed the process by one day.

12.) The entire episode is a dramatic lesson in the breathtaking callousness
of government officials at the ground level. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had
gotten her way and they were in charge of your health care.

God bless all of those dear people who are suffering so much, and God bless
those helping them, starting with George Bush.


Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills
and Malibu. He also writes "Ben Stein's Diary" in every issue of The
American Spectator. Please click here to subscribe.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 7:50 am

An excellent example of rhetoric. Ignore the facts or invent a completely new set of facts. Ignore the fact that all responsibility ultimately lies with the president... something Bush has been conveniently ducking. Change the subject. Make it look like a personal attack of George Bush when it is his actions and policies that are under attack.

Nothing new here. This is what the Pubes have been doing since Karl Rove took office, perhaps the most dangerous man in America.

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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 8:37 am

Points 1, 2, 3: I can agree.
As for the rest: WOW!!!

I don't have time to elaborate too much.
Just give you one fact for the moment:

Pollution - Carbon Dioxide from fossil fuels (2000)

Definition: Includes carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and the flaring of natural gas

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Pollution - Carbon Dioxide from fossil fuels 2000 (per capita)

Definition: Includes carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and the flaring of natural gas. Per capita figures expressed per 1000000 population.

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Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Annual, 2002, and International Energy Outlook, 2001


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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 9:13 am

This one surely resolved my constipation problems, although now I keep running to the toilet everytime I try and read it again.

If this is the voice of conservative America, I am very worried about its future.

What a complete nonsense. This guy is a lawyer in Beverly Hills, right? Ok, that explains.

Is he in any way related to Michael Jackson?

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Postby beenhere10years » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 9:48 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:If this is the voice of conservative America, I am very worried about its future. Eric


Eric -- I'll try again:

not 'the' voice of an American conservative. 'A' voice. Singular. One.

Yes, it's crap in my opinion too -- but not indicative of American conservatism, just one voice with a large magephone.
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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 9:52 am

*sigh*

If this represents the sentiment of conservative America, I am very worried for America's future.

Can I now leave class and go home misses bh10y? :mrgreen:

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Postby banana » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 10:32 am

I want my 5 minutes back.
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Postby Wham » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 12:27 pm

Been here 10 years. Thank you for that enlightened little summary. For the most part he is right. It is heartwarming to know that there are a few intelligent people out there.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 1:24 pm

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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 1:26 pm

Thank God there is Americans like you SE.... :wink:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 5:01 pm

Says it all, don't you think?

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Postby beenhere10years » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 5:10 pm

The visuals are stupendous, keep 'em coming... :D
When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.



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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 6:25 pm

brilliant pics SE!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 7:55 am

One more... Pat Oliphant is my favorite.

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Postby aurele » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 10:00 am

[quote="Strong Eagle"]Says it all, don't you think?[quote]

So it is true? G.Bush is not a very good verbal communicator and that's why his thoughts have to be expressed with an aid of a banner [-(

Why does he need the help of others to say what he wants to say?? It is a shame for a man who is so arrogant and full of his miserable self, knows only few words when it comes to expressing himself.......! mind you he is only gifted with few human emotions and the ONLY WAY HE CAN EXPRESS ONE OF THESE LIMITED EMOTIONS IS WITH THE HELP OF THAT BIG PATHETIC GRIN ON HIS FACE :shock: AND WHENEVER HE OPENS HIS MOUTH HE ONLY MUMBLES OR BLABBERS LOAD OF SHIT!

Heheheheeeeeeeeeeha [/quote]


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