Thursday, September 01, 2005

Time to Pull Together

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There's really not much that can be said about a disaster of this magnitude. Americans are dying and suffering badly. Other than the areas directly hit, the rest of us are going to suffer indirectly through energy prices and a damaged economy. But in times like this, America shines. This is where we get to show the world how we band together, put politics and ideological differences behind us and work together as a team to heal ourselves, right? Well, almost. Fortunately, the vast majority of Americans are pitching in and helping in any way possible. But unfortunately, not unlike 9-11, there are some that can't help themselves but to take any tragedy and politicize it for personal gain. Maybe I'm overly sensitive to this and am somewhat blinded by partisanship, but so far, the libs have a commanding lead in the category of irresponsible rhetoric and pathetic finger pointing. Former Clintonista and probable keeper of the sacred Vince Foster hard drive, Sid "the weasel" Blumenthal, wrote an article for Spiegel yesterday in which he blatantly blames the Bush administration for the tragedy because funding was cut recently for the Army Core of Engineers for a study on the Levy problem in New Orleans. Similarly, Robert Kennedy Jr. displayed his inbreeding by also insanely blaming Republicans for Global warming resulting in the huricane, also, many of the hardcore lefties in the media like CNN, have had emotional melt downs in their coverage of the tragedy by ranting against the government - specifically President Bush. Of course there are many reasons for frustration and fear, but the irresponsible and wrong thing to do is to try to blame anyone for this. The left needs to exercise a little bit of discipline and try to shut up and help with their hands, not tear down with their mouths.
I encourage everyone to donate money at the very least, to a good charity like the Red Cross or Feed the Children.

10 comments:

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scud said...

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Jeff said...

I would have chimed in sooner, but this blog has given me a lot to think about. For example, there are over 280 million Americans and I'm unable to name two with less relevence to the situation in NOLA than Blumenthal and Bobby Kennedy Jr.

Big Dick Hurtzer said...

Flyover Fraud mistitled his post. It should read...

Time to Feign Pulling Together

Mr. Ithurtswhenipee said...

Scud's gonna help the people of New Orleans. I guess that means a new addition for his SUV. I wonder what color the "Support NOLA" magnets will be?

scud said...

I gotta' hand it to you guys, you're consistent in your relentless aversion to anything that resembles common sense values. Jeff, the irrelevance of Kennedy and Blumenthal is exactly my point, and that two worthless maggots like them would get media time at all, and then use it for political advantage is beyond comprehension. So, again, thank you for making my point. Now get away from your keyboard and do something with your life! Try donating something to help others. You'll be surprised how good it might feel for you guys to take the focus off yourselves and think about someone else's needs for a change.

Jeff said...

What political advantage? Neither Kennedy nor Blumenthal holds an elected office. Kennedy does chair an environmental group but he's so brash that he's alienated many of his allies. This is a complete non-issue that was probably meant as a smoke screen. The Federal government's response to this disaster was nothing short of pathetic.

Thanks for your concern about my charitable contributions. My company is organizing a global contribution among its 15,000 employees. I plan to give a sizeable donation through them. It may also interest you to know that the CEO was a contributor to the John Kerry campaign. Oops. That probably won't register since liberals are maggots....

scud said...

How sad for you, Jeff. You must be horribly conflicted as a good liberal, knowing that you are a meaningless cog in an evil coporation only meant to profit the rich and line the pockets of the priveledged class. Yeah, I worked corporate for 10 years, and I know of their evil, life sucking ways. Their boardrooms are full of limousene liberals consumed with guilt over their undeserved wealth. the fact that your CEO was a Kerry supporter is only evidence of either his stupidity or corruption, or both. I would look for different employment if I were you.

Jeff said...

There is nothing "evil" - whatever that means - about corporations. Large ticket items require large organizations. The corporate structure performs well in this role but I'd propose a single change: no corporate officers on corporate boards. With that simple change, I think you'll find salaries better reflect performance and scandals dissipate.

On support for Bush: the president doesn't score well among people who evaluate performance based on quantifiable data. Sure Bush looked great when he hugged one of Sodom's finest, but where do you place that in a performance matrix?

scud said...

I agree with you about corporate boards. eliminate the "good ol' boy network".
Last I checked, hugs were never on any performance matrix, nor should they be. However, knowing your president is sincere in his concern for the plight of citizens is important; unlike the former pretender in chief, mr. clinton ala the Brown funeral - laugh, laugh, laugh, oops there's a camera- sad face, tear. Old "I feel your pain" Bill was never sincere about anything except feeling up chicks. At least this president, while not perfect, has an authentic sincerity to him. the performance matrix for him would be filled with positive achievements like protecting the country from those who would do us harm; rebuilding the economy - tax cuts, job growth, etc.; taking steps to restructure Social Security; returning the court system to it's constitutional position in Government. Of course there are more, but that's what comes to mind first. Yes, there are many things I dissagree with like the border situation but hopefully that will be addressed soon also. It hasn't ever been addressed any differently by any other administration so let's not blame everything on this one now.