Tag Archives: katrina

  rock me like a hurricane

Republicans So Anguished About Border Children, They Will Not Stop Until They Do Nothing About It

Have you heard there is a Katrina at the border, and that Katrina is a hurricane of little brown children, mostly unaccompanied by any adults, who have traveled thousands of miles to escape the violence in their Central American homes? Some people have been kind of spitty about it, with the screaming at the buses full of brown babies, phlegm flying. Other people, meanwhile, have taken a more tempered approach, perhaps realizing that screaming at babies like a crack mom is not a Good Electoral Look. Those more temperate folks have emphasized that we have a humanitarian crisis at our border, and that is true! Luckily, they will not rest until they keep one “President” Barack Obama from doing anything about it. Read more on Republicans So Anguished About Border Children, They Will Not Stop Until They Do Nothing About It…
  Not That Lady Bunny

If This Dog Were Black, The AP Would Say It ‘Looted’ This Wallet

The AP reports — via the Juneau Empire — that Maltese pup “Lady Bunny” “found” a dude’s wallet, which last he saw was right in his pocket. The AP, calling the dog’s deed “great,” does not even question whether Lady Bunny is a fucking pickpocket robber stealer thief — despite ending with the prior bad acts that Lady Bunny regularly perpetrated against her neighbors’ shoes. Read more on If This Dog Were Black, The AP Would Say It ‘Looted’ This Wallet…
  they're tryin' to wash us away

Hey, New Orleans, You Probably Shouldn’t Have Fired Those 7000 Teachers After Katrina. #Payup

So it turns out that Louisiana’s attempt to “remake” public education after Katrina — which mostly consisted of opening up the state’s coffers to grifty charter schools and handing out vouchers for religious schools, regardless of their quality – has run into just a teensy bit of a problem: in their zeal to screw teachers’ unions, they also fired over 7000 teachers without due process, and a court in the teachers’ class-action suit has found that the teachers are entitled to damages. Not the full 5 years’ back pay and benefits the teachers sought, but 2-3 years’ pay, plus benefits for those who were enrolled in them before being fired: Read more on Hey, New Orleans, You Probably Shouldn’t Have Fired Those 7000 Teachers After Katrina. #Payup…
  no really never read the comments

Terrible New Orleans Prosecutors Behave Terribly And Ensure That Terrible New Orleans Cops Get New Trial

Would you rather start your day out with sadness or rage? Fortunately, thanks to the New Orleans Police Department and the United States Department of Justice, you can have both! Yay? Back in 2011, five of NOPD’s not-finest were finally FINALLY convicted for stone cold murdering unarmed people for the extreme crime of heading to the grocery store during Hurricane Katrina. Not only did they go all murder-y, they also engaged in an immediate and epic coverup. They were first prosecuted at the state level, which ended up being a ginormous cock-up. The feds took over and finally secured the convictions, all of which were tossed Tuesday on account of just how badly the DOJ attorneys behaved during the whole thing. Read more on Terrible New Orleans Prosecutors Behave Terribly And Ensure That Terrible New Orleans Cops Get New Trial…
  diaperman's world

Vitter Worried About Mexicans Getting Through Louisana’s Border Fence

Ever been to Louisiana? One interesting thing is that the “Mexico” underneath the state is actually made of seawater (and BP oil). But this hasn’t stopped Diaperman’s campaign from producing this comically offensive ad full of Cheech & Chong extras climbing through the Bayou State’s “border fence.” Read more on Vitter Worried About Mexicans Getting Through Louisana’s Border Fence…
  whoops

22 Million Missing Bush Emails Found, Probably In Alberto Gonzales’ Pants

Hooray, some “White House contractors” have located 22 million emails missing from the Bush Administration’s eight-year crime spree. Some do-gooder group or another sued the White House for access to these obviously incriminating records of daily operations under Bush/Cheney, and whaddya know, 22 million emails were suddenly found, probably on a thumb drive in Alberto Gonzales’ anus, just like in that William Gibson story. Once cleansed by technicians at the National Archives, all references to plotting and perpetuating 9/11, Iraq, Katrina and the assassination of Dumbledore will be removed. Read more on 22 Million Missing Bush Emails Found, Probably In Alberto Gonzales’ Pants…
  slum love

BUT… BUT SOMEONE IS BEING WRONG ON THE INTERNET! Look, OK, we’re trying to find the hot sexy stories here, but the Internet is only serving up annoyance, so our only option is to link you to this annoyance and hopefully ruin your weekend. Alas: long blog posts with multiple “clarifying” updates about ambiguous word choices in speech anecdotes from several days ago? These posts are intrinsically terrifying. Hurricane Katrina was a crisis for a long time, and Bobby Jindal talks funny. NEXT. [Ben Smith, TPM] Read more on …
  but hurricane katrina was so funny!

Hilarious Racist Email Gets GOP Official Fired

One thing Republicans like to do is send racist shit to each other, whether funny black-face minstrel songs about the “magic negro” (the president) or funny newsletters about the watermelon and fried chicken certain black people (the president) always consume, or especially funny racist jokes about how black people are so lazy but they sho’ nuff gets to shufflin’ mighty quickly comes ta pass a colored (the president) becomes the president. Read more on Hilarious Racist Email Gets GOP Official Fired…
  funny jokes about poor black people who drowned

John McCain Laughs About Katrina, FEMA

Oh god that horrible imitation of a human laugh. “Well, heh heh heh, at least no Arabian horses died. Heh heh heh heh.” HILARIOUS. Only thousands of poor black people died, after Katrina. And McCain made a super funny joke about how doomed flunkie Michael Brown — the FEMA chief who previously worked for an Arabian horse club — at least hadn’t killed any precious horses owned by billionaires! Read more on John McCain Laughs About Katrina, FEMA…
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Hurricane Will Ruin Entire GOP Convention

Greetings from Austin, Minnesota — the home of Hormel’s famous SPAM food product, which Hawaiians such as Barack Obama eat a dozen times a day, with caviar. We are very close to St. Paul and our fancy suites, and will be there Sunday morning in time for so many cocktail parties. The question is this: Will anybody from the Republican Party show up? Read more on Hurricane Will Ruin Entire GOP Convention…
 

NYT: Michelle Obama Just Like Barbara Bush Sr.

New first lady Michelle Obama is a young, stylish, beautiful and successful corporate attorney from humble south-side-of-Chicago beginnings. In other words, she’s just like ancient yankee matron aristocrat Barbara Bush. Read more on NYT: Michelle Obama Just Like Barbara Bush Sr….
 

Howie Kurtz Compares Bad NH Coverage to Epic Natural Disaster

Yes, Howie, the media got all self- important about Barry and blew it on New Hamsters election night. But at least they didn’t compare their silly failures to a natural disaster that ruined the lives of many poor people. So thank you for getting on that. Also: do they pay you for this? [WP] Read more on Howie Kurtz Compares Bad NH Coverage to Epic Natural Disaster…
 

Brownie to Save World, Yet Again

People of Southern California who are on fire: Have no fear, for disaster relief (in the form of a human disaster) is on the way! Former FEMA Director Michael “Heckuva Job” “Brownie” “Abortion of a Human” Brown, the guy who hosted a Hurricane Party with fresh margs for himself during Katrina, is hopping on a jet plane to SoCal and will fix you AND your forests. Shit, he might even bring a hose! See, he’s not so incompetent when it’s white people asking for disaster relief. Brownie, You’ve Got a Heckuva Job [WSJ via Political Machine] Read more on Brownie to Save World, Yet Again…
 

Cheney Tries To Finish Off New Orleans, With Nuclear Bombs

Whoops, ha ha, a B-52 bomber filled with live nuclear warheads was flown from North Dakota to Louisiana on Thursday, just a little fuckup, sorry about that! The “Advanced Cruise Missiles” were mounted on the plane’s wings. Probably would’ve been tough for the nukes to detonate if the plane crashed, but who knows? Ha ha ha. Nuclear warheads mistakenly flown on B-52 [USA Today] Read more on Cheney Tries To Finish Off New Orleans, With Nuclear Bombs…
 

George W. Bush Wishes New Orleans a Very Happy Katrina Birthday

You’d never guess our little Katrina is two years old today. Why? Because it looks like that hurricane and terrible flooding happened just days ago! Who would think a major American city would still be in ruins two fucking years after it was deluged and half-abandoned? Read more on George W. Bush Wishes New Orleans a Very Happy Katrina Birthday…
 

Despised, Incompetent Ghoul Is Top Pick For Attorney General

A widely hated cretin is the White House’s top choice for attorney general, experts said today. Michael Chertoff is known for his bizarre threats against America and his tenure at the biggest fucking joke agency in American history, the “department of homeland security.” Despised by Republicans, Democrats and actual humans, Chertoff is just the kind of loathsome creep the Bush Administration is likely to choose to be AG for a few weeks until the whole gang is rounded up and sent to Gitmo. Read more on Despised, Incompetent Ghoul Is Top Pick For Attorney General…
 

Bush authorizes massive U.S. federal aid for Mexican victims of Hurricane Dean. [AP/Yahoo]
 

George W. Bush Would Like the Negroes To Clean Up

Congress joined the Bush Administration for a nice little barbecue on the South Lawn last night. The theme was Mardi Gras, so everybody could enjoy memories of New Orleans being destroyed by the Bush Administration and then pretty much left in that same condition years later. Read more on George W. Bush Would Like the Negroes To Clean Up…
 

When Rudy’s Prez, All of America Will Be Ground Zero!

Rudy Giuliani took a break from forcing abortions upon Christian women today and issued an exciting “Ten Commandments” for America — but Rudy thinks he’s better than God, so he had to make Twelve Commandments. Read more on When Rudy’s Prez, All of America Will Be Ground Zero!…