Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mike Brown Former FEMA Chief Still on FEMA Payroll as Paid Witness for the Defense

Mike Brown, the former head of FEMA is back on FEMA payroll as a “consultant” (i.e. paid witness for the defense) for the duration of the sham investigation (i.e. whitewash) being conducted by Republicans in Congress (and only two, count them two Democrats amidst a sea of GOP). Yesterday Brown began his under-oath testimony claiming that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin didn’t order the mandatory evacuation of that city. This is an obvious lie. Nagin ordered the first ever mandatory evacuation of New Orleans the Sunday before Hurricane Katrina hit the city as can be read here and numerous other sources. He reissued that order again later as well. Have the Republican Leadership in Congress made any move to sanction or warn or even point out that Mike Brown lied under oath to Congress and the American people?

NO! OF COURSE NOT! The GOP Leadership is counting on Brown and others lying under oath to cover the ineptitude of the Bush Administration in dealing with disasters on their watch. The GOP has made a career out of lying to the American people going all the way back to Watergate, through Iran-Contra, September 11, the Iraq War, the outing of an undercover CIA operative for political payback to their incomprehensible fubar in dealing with Katrina. The Republican Party has become one hundred times worse than the Mafia ever was in strong-arming groups such as Indian Reservations for campaign contributions in exchange for political influence and taking bribes from lobbyists. The GOP leadership should spend the rest of their lives in prison for racketeering and extortion and a host of other crimes they’ve committed while in control of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the Federal Government.

They are unresponsive to the will of the people deeming themselves immune to the responsibilities of a Democratic Republic. More than 4 of every 5 Americans (81%) want an independent investigation of the Federal Government’s response to Katrina. Less than 1 in 5 Americans (18%) trust the Republican led Congress to investigate the Republican led Bush Administration. Naturally the Republicans in Congress are ignoring the wishes of 81% of their constituents and following the wishes of 18% of them. Is that Democracy? There were tens of thousands of reports across the country of voting irregularities in the 2004 general election almost all of them favoring Republican candidates and most involving the new touch screen voting terminals that lack a paper audit trail to guard against vote tampering. The Republicans in Congress blocked any investigation of these, and prevented Democrats in Congress from holding hearings to explore the issue by withholding meeting rooms from them. So we may have had an invalid election, but the GOP doesn’t think that is worth investigating. Instead they hold special Congressional sessions for Terrie Schiavo (the majority of Americans did not want Congress involving themselves in that issue—but they did anyway), but not to find out whether we are still a Democracy! And they claim they are going to export “Democracy” to the rest of the world? Give me a HUGE BREAK! They don’t know what DEMOCRACY is! They don’t care about Democracy or that it is being lost here in the former land of the free and the home of the brave. I want my country back from these thieves and liars.


Blogger Derek Rydall said...

Pretty new to the blog-o-sphere! Didn't realize people had this much to say. I was actually looking for info on writing, but glad I stumbled across this. I'm a screenwriter, script consultant, and I'm always on the lookout for good writing, interesting people, and new ideas. Anyway...thanks!

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Blogger kalisekj said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

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