You should all know about this President of ours. There is a story that has been circulating the liberal blogosphere (or, as I and many other residents like to call it, Left Blogistan) about the usage of firefighters in the Katrina-ravaged area of this country. Daily Kos has a good primer on the situation... Bush used the firefighters as human props. Not as firefighters. Not as skilled, courageous men who were willing, as is their duty, to risk their lives to save others. No. A Photo Op is much more important:
This is the man in charge. A cowardly, dispicable politician of the worst stripe: One who professes to love America, while he acts in outright disregard... or worse, contempt... for Americans. And the GOP spin machine, and the mainstream media... they're going along with it. And so is the American Public
Emphases mine. So, 38% of Americans think "no one is to blame" for the response to Katrina... and 63% think no one need lose their jobs over this. This is fucking disgusting. It makes me absolutely sick to think that a job can be botched so damn bad (I'm already ordering my FEMA: Failure to Effectively Manage Anything t-shirt) and yet, it appears, no one will pay. No one will have to answer it.
Conservative pundits, politicians, and apologists the nation over are using the words "Blame Game," spitting them at anyone who dare level a finger of responsibility at the (*gulp*) federal government. Well guess what? YOU'RE GOD DAMN RIGHT WE'RE GOING TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME. Except, Mr. President, it isn't a fucking game. The death toll is well into 5 digits by now. The city will require tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild... not to mention years. You fucked up bad, pal. Where was all of the planning, all of the preparation, all of the good shit we were told your little pet project, the Department of Homeland Security (yavol!) was up to its elbows in since 9/11? We had days' worth of warning that Katrina is coming... if a dirty bomb goes off in a major American city, we will have a grand total of no fucking time whatsoever worth of warning... what then?
What will this President do to protect America? What has he done? As far as these (admittedly liberal, admittedly Democrat) eyes can see... not one solid god damn thing.
We get it, G-Dubs. You fucked us.
UPDATE 3:59pm: This had better turn out to be bullshit...
Please, please, please, please let this not be true. I really want to believe these people are just wrong about this...