September 3rd, 2005

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Fox News' novel experiment -- reality.

If you haven't seen the video of Shepard Smith and Geraldo Rivera broadcasting live from the Convention Center in New Orleans on Fox News' Hannity and Colmes, you should.

I never liked either Rivera or Smith as reporters, but damn... they were obviously overwhelmed and outraged by what was going on at the Convention Center. The difference between the reality and the conservative fantasy had to have opened a lot of people's eyes.

Food and medical care is all well and good, but let's face it... those people need out of that place immediately. None of the food supplies arrived for these people, but even if they did have food, they'd still be overcrowded in a building with no ventilation, forced to live in their own filth, and surrounded by dead bodies.

Instead, they're locked in there, and can't leave New Orleans. Who's brilliant idea was this?! If our people treated Iraqi prisoners like this, there'd be hell to pay... but these are Americans. Let them go... or help them to go NOW!
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Maybe the Germans hate our freedom too?!

From a German news story at
http://www.tagesschau.de/aktuell/meldungen/0,1185,OID4692830,00.html

ARD-Korrespondentin Christine Adelhardt, die Bushs Visite in Biloxi erlebte, zeigte sich geschockt über das Ausmaß der Inszenierung seines Auftritts. Mit dem Präsidenten seien die Räumfahrzeuge und Leichensuchtrupps gekommen, auf die Biloxi seit Tagen gewartet hatte. Sie hätten allerdings nicht dort gearbeitet, wo sich die Opfer aufhielten, sondern lediglich für medienwirksame Bilder in abgelegeneren Teilen des Orts gesorgt, erklärte sie. Am Montag will Bush erneut in die betroffenen Staaten reisen.

Translation:

ARD correspondent Christine Adelhardt, who witnessed Bush's visit to Biloxi, was shocked about the extent to which the event was staged. The President brought with him vehicles to cut though the debris and rescue search teams, for which Biloxi had waited for days. But they did not go to work where the victims were, but only served as photogenic background props in remote areas of the town, she reported. Bush plans another victim to the effected states on Monday.

Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La, also reports that the federal government slapped a ban on helicopter flights during the entire time Bush was visiting the state, thereby further stalling the delivery of food and supplies.

"It was more show than substance," Melancon said. "Frankly, we needed action days ago."

I don't know... Maybe we should encourage him to go back on vacation afterall.
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Oh dear.

Chief Justice William Rehnquist has died.

Guess God does like Pat Robertson. He prays to God that Supreme Court justices should "retire", and they start falling like flies. Or perhaps Pat Robertson is just a blaspheming, antichristian prick who wishes death upon others. Your choice.

...or maybe this is God having a laugh at Robertson by killing a justice that was already pretty conservative. Pray harder Pat.

Anyone looking forward to Bush making more important decisions for this country?!