Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
Moron Meet-Ups
MI/Midwest Meet-up:
10/5-10/6/2018

It has a website!

SoCal Meet-up: 8/25/2018 In Irvine CA
Contact Jim

NY/NJ MoMe: 8/23/2018, 6pm-9pm in Hoboken
Contact CBD

Central NJ MoMe: 10/13/2018: Hillsborough-Somerset County
Contact fenelonspoke

SW Ohio MoMe: 10/20/2018, 7-10pm in Dayton OH
Contact ibguy

Texas MoMe: 10/20/18
Contact Ben Had
'There Is No Distance in Waveland Anymore' or 'How I learned to Stop Thinking and Love Anderson Cooper: Weepy, All-Human Missionary.' | Main | Completely Narcissistic Post
September 15, 2005

Live Thread: Presidential Address on Katrina

I won't be liveblogging this; I'll be watching Survivor, currently being recorded.

Prediction for the speech: Bush will do what he always does when he feels political heat. Spend, baby. Spend like the wind.

In the current situation, I'm not sure that money spent on rebuilding the ravaged Gulf Coast is wasted or "liberal." If my city got whacked -- wait it minute, it did get whacked pretty nicely, didn't it? -- I'd want America to pitch in and rebuild.

But what's all this talk of dedicating ourselves anew to eradicating the scourge of poverty? Yes, it's a nice goal. But what the hell does job training have to do with rebuilding New Orleans?

If you can't get a job in New Orleans in the coming year, with all the thousands of major construction operations that will be going on, you don't need job training. You need a clue.

Anyway. That's Bush. Everytime he gets caught politically flat-footed, he opens up our collective wallet to buy himself out of trouble.

No Liveblogging: I was liveblogging last night's Hitchens debate for ten minutes before I realized I was just transcribing (badly) what everyone else was listening to. In fact, I seemed to have a delay of some sort; stuff showed up in the comments before I heard it mysefl.

In other words, I felt like a complete asswipe, but perservered, just out of stubborness.

So I won't be liveblogging. Liveblogging something being broadcast on the radio or tv is just, how you say, moronic.


digg this
posted by Ace at 08:29 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
buzzion: "[I] 361 I just read the story from the UK about ..."

Loneranger: "Making a pot a feu, simple version. Some root veg ..."

Mega: "Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 19, 2018 03:39 PM ..."

Tom Servo: "I just read the story from the UK about Stormy Dan ..."

JTB: "I was an adult before eating liver pate but grew u ..."

gp: ""a view that places the individual at the center o ..."

Duncanthrax: "[i]Skip puts beans and vodka on his French Toast, ..."

thathalfrican - GOOD: "I met the Vikings running back Adrian Peterson thr ..."

JT: "Wow. Great thread. Sorry I missed it. ..."

Weak Geek: "I'm lucky to be here, tapping on this phone. I cou ..."

Bruce: "Store sells pizza dough that they also use for piz ..."

JimK: "Back in 78 or 79 I was working as a bike meseenger ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64