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The Left on Katrina: Well They Were Red States Anyway

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In this time of national crisis, it is once again shown that there are those who, instead of uniting to help, are using the event to push their ideologies and their hate. I present this unfiltered defecation on the United States from the Left.

“And nothing about the president’s demeanor yesterday – which seemed casual to the point of carelessness – suggested that he understood the depth of the current crisis.” New York Times Lead Editorial – 9/1/01 (A day after saying “But this seems like the wrong moment to dwell on fault-finding”)

“Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and–now–Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Bush made the hurricanes! We’ll skip past Prof. Gray and Prof. Emanuel who are experts in the field who say this is crap.)

“Two things happened in one day that tell much about the abysmal failure of the Bush administration to get a handle on poverty in America. The first was the tragic and disgraceful shots of hordes of New Orleans residents scurrying down the city’s Hurricane ravaged streets with their arms loaded with food, clothes, appliances, and in some cases guns, that they looted from stores and shops.” Earl Hutchinson. (Now Bush is responsible for those who choose a life of crime).

“The president’s 35-minute Air Force One flyover of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama was the perfect metaphor for his entire presidency: detached, disconnected, and disengaged. Preferring to take in America’s suffering — whether caused by the war in Iraq or Hurricane Katrina — from a distance. In this case, 2,500 feet.” Arianna Huffington (As opposed to Arianna watching the destruction from a distance of 2500 miles).

“OK, you billionaires who have taken advantage of the very unchristian greed fest that is the hallmark of the Bush administration, it’s time to step up and give some of that money back. CEO’s should pony up and pay for the recovery of New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi, and the rest of the hurricane-devastated Deep South.” Robert Smith on why he can’t afford to help because he has to pay for his son’s education at Rice.

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  • Your mock Internet morality is exposed when you write stuff like this.

    Must you really cheapen tragedy and the loss of human life by making everything about partisan politics and ideology? Must you foul and embitter a humanitarian nightmare with your hatred?

    That is all.

  • The Parson

    Nice try billy. By “god’s” I’m assuming you mean the “god of this world” [?]

    If so, then I would surmise that you are correct.

  • I’ve got some fabulous window treatments in store for the double wides along the bayou. This is, of course, provided that major corporations don’t scoop all the shorefront property for commercial and tourist development thus shutting out the little guy from the restoration process.

  • The religious nuts in Louisiana are going to be praying for homos when they need some help redecorating their state, Silas.


  • billy

    Maybe it was god’s way of punishing a red state for being conservative. I get it, the terrorists want to attack the blue states, god wants to attack the red states. Im glad im part of the blue states.

  • Blessed are the homos, for they shall make fabulous floral displays in Heaven. And, yes, JB, Jesus wants the abortionists and gays dead so they can join Him in a happier place where they won’t be judged and treated like scum as they are here on Earth. Feel better now?

  • Pathetic.

  • JB

    Wasn’t the hurricane Jesus’s way of going after the sinners (abortionists and gays) of New Orleans? That is what I heard some right wingers spew…..a la Pat Robertson.

  • You’re right, Ms. Davis. What I fear is that the political infrastructure in this country will rush a bunch of things through without any thought in rebuilding the entire area. We can’t let that happen. I know that Americans tend to be impatient. We like the instant gratification. But in this case thousands of people are getting a second chance at life that otherwise they would not have. As much of a tragedy as this is, there is far more good, constructive stuff to come out of it. I just wish that we all could see the potential here for doing some great things.

  • Kurt

    Again, more Boogie-Man paranoid ravings from this kook that belittle and divide my beloved nation – as Jon Stewart told the “Crossfire” gang, “Please, stop it!”
    BTW, the data came out this week: the average American CEO now earns 463 times the annual salary of his (her) employee’s average salary – up 100 fold since last year…

  • Mr. Bambenek, I tend to ignore your rantings, but this could not pass. Lots of good people live in the red states. No decent person wants to see harm befall anyone, whatever their political beliefs. Statements about why the nation was not better prepared to handle Katrina and why the administration’s priorities leave much to be desired have their place — in fact, the whole situation cries out for critical scrutiny. But that has no bearing on the fact that the vast majority of people here and on other shores want only good things for the victims.

  • gonzo, dude, that was precious. You are the bright spot in my dark day today.

  • gonzo marx

    definition of Irony…read comment #8 and note that the last line is…

    *All these phonies also have another thing in common; they only have scathing criticism, and ZERO real solutions.*

    wait for it….

    ok, now clean the liquid off yer monitaur


  • Nancy

    Ariana Huffington is no hero of mine, or anybody else I know, either left OR right. Ditto any Kennedy. In fact, I am on public record as despising all overprivileged & wealthy maggots, starting with the ones at the top; the bigger the bank account, the bigger the thief.

  • He wears a sweater vest? Oh my Gawd. That is so effeminate.

  • ss

    Is there anything a conservative can’t (STILL) blame on Clinton.
    Turn about’s fair play Bambi, try not to sob to loudly. It might attract the sexual deviants you seem certain are all around you.
    (Refering to every post you made up until two weeks ago, when you were publicly reduced to tears over a joke about your sweater vest.)

  • You ever notice most of the heroes of the left are people like Ms. Huffington, who lives in a mansion that consumes the fossil fuel of 5 hummers running 24/7, and owes her fortune to her ex-husbands oil money; yet criticizes Joe six-pack for driving 1 SUV. Or how about Robert Kennedy who is always suing the government for phony pollution claims, but also sued to stop an offshore wind farm because it might soil his privileged view at his waterfront mansion. Or how about Michael Moore, who made the film Roger and Me; but uses non union help only. All these phonies also have another thing in common; they only have scathing criticism, and ZERO real solutions.

  • I agree with that one, Nancy. I also think that any CEO of a publicly traded company should not get a windfall bonus without the majority approval of stockholders, either.

  • Nancy

    Actually, I do like the idea of levying a $10 million each ($100mill for the really rich ones) on every overpaid, overprivileged CEO & multinational board member that wants to continue to do business w/the US. Talk about just desserts.

  • I believe his opening paragraph qualifies.


  • what more could you ask for?

    actual writing.

  • Hey, Bambenek is bashing everyone here, including corporate CEOs, and sharing with us all the wisdom of the left – what more could you ask for?


  • JR

    Oh boy, another Bambenek post. That’ll pull this country together.

    As a pro-secessionist I just wanna say, “Keep up the great work!”

  • alethinos59

    I’d say that your blindness is pathetic but it’s been said before… Yes. It is ALL the fault of the “Left” as you say. All those people on the supposed “Right” are sinless. They never do harm to the US. Their intentions are ALWAYS perfectly in line with what Jesus would have them do, were He to have an office on K Street…

    How odd that the you are so guilty of the very thing you accuse the other side of being… And are completely unable to see it…

    None are so blind…

    Let those that have eyes see… Those that have ears, hear…