Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tom Delay: Indicted On Criminal Conspiracy Charges

The bugman gets his due:

DeLay indicted, steps down
He could get up to two years if convicted

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A Travis County grand jury today indicted U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on one count of criminal conspiracy, prompting the Sugar Land Republican to give up his leadership post in Congress.

"I have notified (House Speaker Dennis Hastert) that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County District Attorney today," DeLay said in a statement.

The charge, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years incarceration, stems from his role with his political committee, Texans for a Republican Majority, a now-defunct organization that already had been indicted on charges of illegally using corporate money during the 2002 legislative elections. (...)

Sunday, September 04, 2005


NOLA's Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, this morning in "Meet the Press."

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Time to Rant

I'm too angry and too tired to properly express my frustration at what's unfolding in NOLA, still six days after the hurricane hit. Words truly fail me.

For that reason, I'll let Steve Gilliard say it for me. Check out his priceless rant at his blog:

Steve Gilliard: We Told You So

Friday, September 02, 2005

Blaming the Victims

Unreal. Simply unreal:

FEMA chief: Victims bear some responsibility

Brown pleased with effort: 'Things are going relatively well'

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Even arch-conservative Jack Cafferty is raving mad about the situation in NOLA

Must-see video posted at Crooks & Liars, here:


In the meantime, you can donate here:

Katrina Red Cross Relief

And also here:

Liberal Blogs for Hurricane Relief

Bush: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees"

He had the gall to say that this morning on Good Morning America. Video available here:


You gotta be f*cking kidding me!

He is giving the same answer to his inept response to the Katrina disaster that Condi Rice gave to her inept response to 9/11:

"I don't think anyone could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center"

Ari Fleishcher also echoed the same official line:

"Never did we imagine what would take place on September 11 where people use those airplanes as missiles and weapons."

Bush himself said the same freaking thing on April 18, 2004:

"Nobody in our government, at least, and I don't think the prior government, could envision flying airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale."

Same tired old line. Apparently they know nothing, and they couldn't have foreseen anything at all. This line worked for them back then, and they are recycling it now that it's clear their mismanagement has made Katrina an even worse disaster.

Well, according to Atrios and Echidne blog, there have been countless predictions of the NOLA levee breaking and flooding the city, yet the Bush administration irresponsibly CUT THE BUDGET for the levee maintenance.



Bush even FIRED the guy who predicted this outcome:


And then Bush himself cut the funding for the levee maintenance:


Even Popular Mechanics wrote about this possibility a few years back (note the ominous date the article was published):


Salon.com also covered this massive failure of leadership in an excellent overview of the situation:

    Anatomy of an unnatural disaster

The amount of chutzpah used by these people is just too much. They lie with the upmost impunity in face of overwhelming evidence against their bullcrap. I hope the media, for once, hold their feet to the fire... but we shouldn't expect much, as usual.

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