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By Joseph Cannon on 9/8/2005 4:02pm PT  

Guest blogged by Joseph Cannon

I am the very model of a modern FEMA handle-er
Corrupt as any character you'll find in Raymond Chandle-er
Accomplished very little since I shot past Mummy's labia
Just bummed around until I found some horsies from Arabia

I lost the horsie gig when all the lawsuits started loading up
And then the Bushies asked if I would like to be their toading pup
I got this job because I know the asses that are kissable
I also know the color of the people who are missable.

Who cares about the puling putrid pesky proletariat?
The blacks are just a burden and no longer will we carry it.
The mother of our Fearless One is so aristocratical
And Rove will blame our own misdeeds on forces Democratical.

Denying food and water may have been a little frightening
But there's a city in the south that badly needed whitening.
Our ultimate intention is replacement of democracy --
Here comes a fundamentalist Dominionist theocracy!




Bush Would Lose To All Modern Presidents
By David Edwards on 9/8/2005 11:08am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Zogby Internation published its latest poll of Bush job approval today. The poll found that at 41% approval, an all time low, Bush "would lose to every modern president."

President Bush�s job approval rating took a hit in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, dropping to a historic low of 41%, a new Zogby America poll reveals. The same survey found the nation�s forty-third president would lose election contests against all of his predecessors since Jimmy Carter.

...
The 41% approval rating marks a precipitous drop in the President�s job rating, which has been slumping in a gradual trend that began in late February.


 

Positive

Excellent

Good

Negative

Fair

Poor

9-07-05

41

15

26

59

22

37

7-30-05

45

19

26

55

27

28

6-22-05

44

15

29

56

22

34

5-25-05

46

18

28

53

23

30

4-18-05

46

19

27

53

23

30

2-25-05

47

21

26

53

22

31

2-14-05

50

24

26

50

18

32

The poll also found that the public had a negative view of the president's handling of the Katrina disaster. Only 36% of people gave Bush passing marks. Only 32% of people gave passing marks to government in general.




By David Edwards on 9/8/2005 9:00am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

As the right-wing talking heads began their lockstep effort to deflect blame and obscure truth about hurricane relief efforts, Media Matters has been monitoring the lies, distractions and talking points. Media Matters has alerted the media about their continuing efforts of helping to enable the spread of these malicious falsehoods:

In the past week, Bush administration officials and conservative commentators have repeatedly used the national media to spread misinformation about the federal government's widely criticized response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

1. Bush: "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees"

2. Chertoff strained credulity in defense of Bush, claimed levee breaks and massive flooding came as a surprise --- more than 12 hours after local media reported them

3. Brown: "We've provided food to the people at the Convention Center so that they've gotten at least one, if not two meals, every single day"

4. Chertoff: "Apparently, some time on Wednesday, people started to go to the convention center spontaneously"

5. Chertoff pointed fingers: "New Orleans officials and the state officials ... called for the Superdome to be the refuge of last resort"

6. Chertoff falsely minimized federal government's role in Katrina response as subordinate to states

7. Wash. Post, Newsweek, Gingrich falsely claimed that Blanco did not declare a state of emergency

8. Gingrich falsely claimed that Nagin could "have kept water pumped out" of city had he ensured that pumps worked

Read the Media Matters article and learn how each of the corporate media organizations quickly went from being the brave first-responders we saw reporting the Katrina story to a mere tool for spreading Bush Administration propagana.

Crooks and Liars also has nice video from MSNBC showing the timeline of lies.




By David Edwards on 9/8/2005 8:33am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

CNN's Betty Nguyen reports that Houston's Reliant Center including the Astrodome has been 'locked down'. Without notice, all gates have been locked. No one (including press?) is allowed in or out of the center.

I have to tell you about something that's happened right now. We are under a lockdown at the Reliant Center which houses the Astrodome and three of the main shelters.

...
As of now there is a lockdown until further notice.

...
You're right, it does seem like a pretty extreme measure and actually it happened all of the sudden. All of the gates are locked down meaning that no one can get in or leave this Reliant Park area.

We were really given very little information about this. It's a temporary lockdown but will take place until further notice. We were also told by the Joint Information Center that it's basically to ensure the safety of all the people... There was no mention of people coming here to harass folks...

Video of CNN's lockdown report (Windows Media).

UPDATE: At 11:20am ET, CNN reports that the Astrodome lockdown has been lifted and they were given no further details about the situation.




By Winter Patriot on 9/7/2005 9:11pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

We got an interesting question from a BRAD BLOG reader named Bob, who asked why Brad all of a sudden stopped calling for impeachment.

I don't know, Bob. I'm pretty sure it's not indicative of a change of policy around here. So let's speculate for a moment, shall we?

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Brad is on the road and hasn't been blogging very much... Maybe the guest bloggers are more concerned with bringing you news and analysis than simply repeating the often-repeated call for impeachment... Maybe it's because we think you already know where we stand... But on the other hand, maybe it's just because we forgot...

So maybe it's time for an IMPEACHMENT thread.

I pose the following questions: Is impeachment a viable option? If so, where are the votes going to come from? And if not, what other option(s) do you see as viable?




Bush shrugs: 'What didn't go right?'
By David Edwards on 9/7/2005 4:38pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Democrats criticized the Bush Administration's response to Hurricane Katrina earlier today.

Nancy Pelosi's comments were directly critical of the president:

She related that she urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire Brown.

"He said 'Why would I do that?'" Pelosi said.

"'I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right last week.' And he said 'What didn't go right?'"

"Oblivious, in denial, dangerous," she added.

Crooks and Liars has the video of Pelosi's comments.




By David Edwards on 9/7/2005 3:47pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Think Progress has a good Katrina Timeline complete with links to source articles.




By Chris Floyd on 9/7/2005 9:49am PT  

Guest blogged by Chris Floyd

{Introduction by Winter Patriot: Chris Floyd joins us again for another guest spot, this time with news about Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Please note that Chris has a new website, Chris-Floyd.com. I suggest you modify your bookmarks accordingly. And without further ado... here's Chris:}

"Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, "This land is condemned,
All the way from New Orleans
To Jerusalem."
--- Dylan, "Blind Willie McTell"

From the Gulf of Mexico to the Persian Gulf, Bush is busy earning his new title: Master of Disaster. Here we catch up with one of his most sordid --- and unsung --- war crimes: using radioactive "dirty bombs" and chemical weapons in Iraq. The item below was published in the Sept. 2 edition of The Moscow Times.

It was the one great fear that trumped all the others, the nightmare scenario that overrode reason, skepticism, and all political debate, stampeding the nation into war: the thought of terrorists wielding weapons of mass destruction --- "dirty bombs" packed with cancerous nukestuff and gene-warping chemical poisons that would kill, maim and deform the innocent.

This was the horror that George W. Bush and his supporters held up --- and still hold up --- before the American people as the moral imperative behind his invasion of Iraq, and the justification for any so-called "abuses" that might be committed in his desperate, noble, no-holds-barred defense of the realm against this ungodly terror.

And despite all the critics and nay-sayers, the president has indeed proven to be a prophet: the nightmare has come true. There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq --- dirty bombs and poison shells --- and they are being used by terrorist leaders to kill and maim Americans, including newborn children. But the "liberal media" are completely burying the story, in a shameless act of treasonous complicity with these enemies of civilization.

--- Click here for REST OF STORY!... ---




By David Edwards on 9/7/2005 8:37am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Jon Stewart and Ed Henry examine the response of Bush's administration and FEMA in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. As usual, the Daily Show finds humor in an otherwise sad situation.

Streaming video (Real Media format)

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Download video (Windows Media)




By David Edwards on 9/6/2005 7:03pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Brad was a guest on the "conservative" Lars Larson Show earlier today. The topic was the failed hurricane disaster relief and which officials might be responsible.

Brad comes on air about 2 minutes into this audio clip (MP3).




By David Edwards on 9/6/2005 5:06pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Call in to the Lars Larson show and toss some softballs to Brad!

Toll Free: 1 (866) HEY-LARS




Body recovery expected to take 30 to 120 days
By David Edwards on 9/6/2005 10:20am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette is now reporting:

A co-owner of Shelbyville-based Gowen-Smith Chapel has been deployed to Gulfport, Miss., to help with recovery since Hurricane Katrina, and his business partner here has described the grim task there.

"DMort is telling us to expect up to 40,000 bodies," Dan Buckner said, quoting officials with the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, a volunteer arm of Homeland Security.

...
"Until they search each and every remaining house and remove all the fallen materials ... they will not know how many people are there," Buckner said.

...
"My personal opinion is they will be recovering bodies for 30 ... to 120 days," Buckner said.

We pray that this number is the "worst case scenario".




Cobb & Badnarik take case to N.M. Supreme Court
By David Edwards on 9/6/2005 5:40am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

On Monday September 5, lawyers representing presidential candidates David Cobb of the Green Party and Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian petitioned New Mexico's highest court to order a recount of 2004 election.

This appeal to New Mexico's Supreme Court came after refusals of the state Canvassing Board and Gov. Bill Richardson to conduct a recount as set forth under New Mexico election law.

John Boyd, a lawyer for Cobb and Badnarik, said a recount of paper ballots and a recheck of voting machine results was still needed to highlight problems with New Mexico's election system.

"There is no more important issue than the purity of elections in this state," Boyd told justices during an hour-long hearing. "And I will tell ... the court that the elections are not pure."

...
Cobb and Badnarik said the canvassing board had exceeded its powers in demanding more than $1 million in advance. The candidates filed a lawsuit, lost in district court and then appealed.

Boyd, the lawyer for Cobb and Badnarik, said the court should decide the case dispute because similar problems could occur in future elections if the canvassing board has "unfettered discretion" in deciding how much to charge candidates in advance for a recount.




The Sun Has Set...
And Here We Is In Texas Yet.
By Brad Friedman on 9/5/2005 7:40pm PT  

Wholly hell this is a big state! We're still working our way westward and may stop in the mountains if we can find any (we hear rumors there are some in NW Texas) to cool off for a day or three along the way.

So the bulk of the BRADBLOGGING will be done by our fine bevy of Guest Bloggers who will be paid double for their extended duty.

Speaking of which, any opinions on how you all like the generally increased amount of BRAD BLOG items in my general absense now that we've got the GB's cranking it out with a bit more regularity than I do when I'm running the usual one-man-band here? Should we continue with the additional voices even when I'm finally back? Your thoughts are appreciated...




By David Edwards on 9/5/2005 7:17pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Tonight, on MSNBC's countdown, Kieth Olbermann nailed the Bush Administration and other officials for their handling of the Katrina disaster in New Orleans:

The seeming definition of our time and our leaders had been their insistence on slashing federal budgets for projects that might�ve saved New Orleans. The seeming characterization of our government that it was on vacation when the city was lost, and could barely tear itself away from commemorating V.J. Day and watching Monty Python's Flying Circus, to at least pretend to get back to work. The seeming identification of these hapless bureaucrats: their pathetic use of the future tense in terms of relief they could�ve brought last Monday and Tuesday � like the President, whose statements have looked like they�re being transmitted to us by some kind of four-day tape-delay.

...
But, nationally, these are leaders who won re-election last year largely by portraying their opponents as incapable of keeping the country safe. These are leaders who regularly pressure the news media in this country to report the reopening of a school or a power station in Iraq, and defies its citizens not to stand up and cheer. Yet they couldn't even keep one school or power station from being devastated by infrastructure collapse in New Orleans � even though the government had heard all the "chatter" from the scientists and city planners and hurricane centers and some group whose purposes the government couldn't quite discern... a group called The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

And most chillingly of all, this is the Law and Order and Terror government. It promised protection � or at least amelioration � against all threats: conventional, radiological, or biological.

It has just proved that it cannot save its citizens from a biological weapon called standing water.

...
Mr. Bush has now twice insisted that, "we are not satisfied," with the response to the manifold tragedies along the Gulf Coast. I wonder which "we" he thinks he's speaking for on this point. Perhaps it's the administration, although we still don't know where some of them are. Anybody seen the Vice President lately? The man whose message this time last year was, 'I'll Protect You, The Other Guy Will Let You Die'?

You can find the rest of the remarks in Keith Olbermann's Blog. A video clip of the statement is here (Windows Media).




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