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Started by oldfolkie, September 02, 2005, 05:11:47 pm
QuoteI am guessing this is just one more reason for you NOT to vote for something like our current administration. It is puzzling how people buy into the double speak; tax cuts for some and increased government spending somehow equal a reduction in government. Even a blind person likely \'sees\' where this road leads and anyone over 35 should be able to remember where it landed us 20 something years ago. The only difference this time around is the industry that power is build on had already been gutted 20 something years ago.Remember gkg, the creation of Homeland Security was a reduction in government accomplished by spending more money and adding more layers.
QuotePhartacus wrote:"idiots like viggo just need to shit the f**k up"OK, the gloves are off. Do not disrespect Viggo Mortensen ever. He is one of my greatest artistic inspirations, and he is a good man. Something, I highly doubt a guy with the screen name "Phartacus" can claim. Listen, Phartacus, you are clearly an angry little man who takes perverse pleasure in spewing your sad, small-minded venom wherever you can. Your lack of compassion is beyond my ability to fathom. Gratefully, you are not the majority. Gratefully, the majority of Americans (and humanity, for that matter) are committed to helping one another with hearts full of love and service. Case in point, we didn\'t elect Bush the first time and we didn\'t elect him the second time. Check the facts on voting fraud in Ohio and elsewhere and you\'ll see that Bush stole the election twice.The fact that our current \'president\' is a completely inept moron will not stop us. Love will prevail. It always does. No amount of hateful words on your part can stop that...Don\'t bother responding with ugly banter...unless you enjoy amassing bad karma.PEACE
Quoteyou think i like all the big government crap congress is passing and the prez is signing into law? man gimme a break you people act as though im some shill for bush just cause i said that pointing fingers at the president is a bunch of BS.
Quoteidiots like viggo just need to shit the fuck up,
Quotethe only thing i can get from this post is that you pretty much say free speech for me but not for thee
Quoteoh goodness no - but they act like if they keep their feet moving we won\'t notice that they\'ve gotten no where.
QuoteVery interesting to see what comes out of the mouths of jetisonned cronies when they no longer have access to their speech-writers, isn\'t it? *whistles*
QuoteFrom NY TimesBROWN: Congressman, to me this has been one of my frustrations over the past three years, has been the emaciation of FEMA. And I don\'t want to debate the issue of whether FEMA should be in or outside the Department of Homeland Security. To me, that\'s missing the point. The point is that FEMA\'s resources have dwindled. FEMA\'s financial resources have dwindled. FEMA\'s personnel resources have dwindled. A combination of two things there. One is a brain drain, as senior-level people find it more attractive to go to the private sector as they get closer to retirement age; that\'s a natural progression. But the inability of us to develop any sort of career path within FEMA that encourages people to join it. And then that\'s exacerbated by the fact that we have stretched the men and women of FEMA so thin, many of them, particularly in the regions, doing two or three jobs, filling two it or three different roles, that I have predicted privately for several years that we were going to reach this point, because of the lack of resources and the lack of attention being paid to what was, certainly when Director Allbaugh and I showed up here, a very robust organization. And that\'s not been, not because the president doesn\'t support FEMA. The president supports FEMA totally. I think the president\'s behind the organization 100 percent. But as we\'ve gone through these changes with the focus on terrorism, as we\'ve gone through the merger and then the 2SR process through DHS, resources have just been moved, used to other things, different priorities have come in place.