Friday, September 02, 2005


Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bubble Boy visited his best bud, former head of the GOP, Gov. Haley Barbour. I know this dude. According to Brill's Report and a phone call I got from one of the NY Time's women editors, this is the man who flew to NYC to tell the owner of that paper to shut me down. Specifically, the research I was doing on the Skull and Bones Geronimo Skull matter and the AWOL issue. I was shut down.

He is a jerk and it doesn't surprize me at all to read this today: From Yahoo:
"I'm not looking forward to this trip," Bush said as he set out for a firsthand look at the destruction in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

"It's as if the entire Gulf Coast were obliterated by the worst kind of weapon you can imagine," the president said.

Bush opened the day at the White House where he expressed unhappiness with the efforts so far to provide food and water to hurricane victims and to stop looting and lawlessness in New Orleans. "The results are not acceptable," said Bush, who rarely admits failure.

The president's comments came after New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin lashed out at federal officials, telling a local radio station "they don't have a clue what's going on down here."

Even Republicans were criticizing Bush and his administration for the sluggish relief effort. "I think it puts into question all of the Homeland Security and Northern Command planning for the last four years, because if we can't respond faster than this to an event we saw coming across the Gulf for days, then why do we think we're prepared to respond to a nuclear or biological attack?" said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

He urged Bush to name former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as the White House point person for relief efforts. "We need to get the job done now, and I don't think anybody is better prepared to do that psychologically and otherwise than Rudy Giuliani," Gingrich told The Associated Press.

Bush got a warm reception in Mobile from Govs. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Bob Riley of Alabama. Both praised the federal government's response. Still, Barbour said, "We've suffered a grievous blow that we won't recover from for a long while."
So, Bubble Boy now feels better. His little boo-boo to his ego healed. The Big Brothers petted him and told him it was going just fine. No need to talk to the mayor of New Orleans. He is angry with Baby Bubblekins. So now, erect, Bush and resume his favorite pastime: attacking Social Security and Iran.
Bush hoped that his tour of the hurricane-ravaged states would boost the spirits of increasingly desperate storm victims and their tired rescuers, and his visit was aimed at tamping down the ever-angrier criticism that he has engineered a too-little, too-late response.
Gads. He wants too do something? Show up at the Super Dome. He knows perfectly well where that is. He has been there more than once. His killer housewife is going to Cajun neighborhoods to cheer up displaced white folk. You can bet, all those moms in the Super Dome won't see her. They's black.

From the NYT:
The nation's airlines have been mobilized to fly up to 25,000 refugees out of New Orleans beginning today, under an emergency plan put into effect for the first time by the Department of Homeland Security.
You know, this should have happened about seven days ago. Many tourists were stranded in New Orleans because their connecting flights or vacation or business flights were suddenly pulled without warning. No attempt was made to get any of them out. The airport should have been secured by the military within six hours of the rain stopping. They should have been poised to do this with all the stuff nearby for activation....gads. This disgusts me.

We parade around the planet pretending we are these organized, orderly, hard working, great planners, people to be relied upon when danger strikes, no? Eh? What???

Once again, our soft underbelly lies expose to the world. Everyone can plainly see we care dead in the water, quite literally. Our utter helplessness in the face of disaster means next time we saber rattle with the Chinese, they will laugh in our faces.

We are a clown show because our leader is Pinnochio.

From Atrios:

Bubble Boy with his frat buddies:We've got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we're going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we're going to help these communities rebuild. The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)
Hahaha. No WMD here! Now watch this drive!

Now, I also want to say something about the compassion of the people of Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana and surrounding states. I want to thank you for your compassion. Now is the time to love a neighbor like you'd like to be loved yourselves.
Oh, we are going to helicopter all those people to the golf retirement community in Arizona or to the White House or maybe Crawford?
My dad and Bill Clinton are going to raise money for governors' funds. The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will have monies available to them to help deal with the long-term consequences of this storm.
Doesn't he sound like a junior high brat?
Again, I want to thank you all for -- and, Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. The FEMA Director is working 24 -- (applause) -- they're working 24 hours a day.

Again, my attitude is, if it's not going exactly right, we're going to make it go exactly right. If there's problems, we're going to address the problems. And that's what I've come down to assure people of. And again, I want to thank everybody.
What is this? The Apocalypse Academy Awards? Did he thank his Best Boy, Rove, too? Arf.

Just in time for Cannes, too.

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