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Mauritian Goldie
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 5:19am | IP Logged
i read that too and wanted to post it here!!
here's something else i read:


MichaelMoore.com
Mike's Letter
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageD ate=2005-09-02

Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Vacation is Over... an open letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush


Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Dear Mr. Bush:

Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.

Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her!

I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?

And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ!

On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that.

There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.

No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!

You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit.

Yours,

Michael Moore
[email protected]
www.MichaelMoore.com

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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 6:13am | IP Logged
Blue can I say one thing India is not a third world countryEmbarrassed I read it in grade 9 it's an idustrilizing countryBig smile But u r right Mumbai was much better than New OrleansSmile
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 7:34am | IP Logged
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 7:36am | IP Logged
hey my bhoot soldier kets where have u been missing for 2days. u deserted ur commander on weekend. kya karti ho yaar.
so tomm u wud be updatin kyaa
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 7:55am | IP Logged

Originally posted by chatterbox

hey my bhoot soldier kets where have u been missing for 2days. u deserted ur commander on weekend. kya karti ho yaar.
so tomm u wud be updatin kyaa

aree yaar dekho naa... Its my computer. Its been behaving like Jassi after the makover. didnt allow me to connect to net...

yeah actually i will be updating today and rumi tomoro'.

hope my silly comp wont ditch me on 'ain muhurat'! Tongue 

 

vasamv Goldie
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 8:40am | IP Logged
Bush was ambushed by Katrina(not the actress,but the Fury".
shaparu Newbie
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 10:48am | IP Logged
You guys also have to realize that New Orleans is a city below sea level. It's not meant to be inhabited by people it's supposed to be a giant lake. Although the floods in Mumbai were much worse, and even then I read some articles about how the city of Mumbai should be better built to handle floods, any mass amount of water to hit New Orleans would have been a disaster. This was a disaster that people have been predicting for a LONG time...in a way it's a miracle the city lasted as long as it did. As for the killing and looting that went on in New Orleans...some of it was out of madness and the rest out of desperation. You have to realize that the poverty level in New Orleans is very high. A lot of these people are dependant on drugs and went on a craze when they didn't have access to them after several days. Other people looted simply for food and water, as a means to stay alive. I'm not trying to justify the madness in the Gulf, simply trying to point out that the situations in Mumbai and New Orleans were under very different circumstances.
pdesh Senior Member
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 11:18am | IP Logged
Well said Shaparu. Agree with you 100%.
I still love Mumbai!!! Smile

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