The regime's atrocity propaganda

Murder and rape – fact or fiction?
Gary Younge in Baton Rouge
Tuesday September 6, 2005
The Guardian

There were two babies who had their throats slit. The seven-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in the Superdome. And the corpses laid out amid the excrement in the convention centre.

In a week filled with dreadful scenes of desperation and anger from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina some stories stood out.

But as time goes on many remain unsubstantiated and may yet prove to be apocryphal.

New Orleans police have been unable to confirm the tale of the raped child, or indeed any of the reports of rapes, in the Superdome and convention centre.

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FEMA's crime spree

From Andy and Nancy Johnson:

Can FEMA do anything right?

HOST NOTE: Thanks to Nancy in Jacksonville FL for sending these links. It’s more than incredible; it’s criminal. Many say race was the reason Bush’s team delayed. I believe it was more than that. Louisiana’s governor, Kathleen Blanco, is Democrat; New Orleans’ mayor, Ray Nagin, is Democrat. Mississippi’s governor is Haley Barbour, former Chairman of the Republican Party. Alabama’s governor is Republican.

So, yesterday Bush holds a press conference in Mississippi 50 miles inland from the devastation with Gov. Haley Barbour beside him; Karl Rove in background. Then he flies to Baton Rouge unannounced to meet with Governor Kathleen Blanco. The White House used the lame excuse the phone lines were tied up. The State of Louisiana denies it.

But one thing is for certain and stood out to me yesterday: KARL ROVE was standing behind GEORGE BUSH at every event. I watched him. CBS tried to interview Rove, but he brushed them off. To me, that was clear evidence of what was behind the delay in aid to Louisiana. 10,000 died as a result.

For, it wasn’t only New Orleans neglected, it was all the Louisiana Delta parishes as well — WHITE areas. The math is clear: Mississippi and Alabama FAVORED; Louisiana UNFAVORED. Remember the posting I wrote two years ago, “PROTECTED & UNPROTECTED”? Well, it fits the same pattern.

The delay in rescue was POLITICAL, it’s clear. Everything Bush does is PARTISAN — from “town-hall” meetings where he excludes anyone from attending not Republican, to national disasters. You see, it doesn’t matter how many lives are lost in a war based on lies or a category 5 hurricane where rescue was delayed several days in a deliberate effort to smear state and local officials of the opposing party. It only matters, in Karl Rove’s way of thinking, that the Republican Party remains on track to one-party rule. That’s his stated goal. Read his own writings. So, national disasters, 9/11, Iraq, gays, abortions, religion or any and all nasty prejudices will be brought to center stage to fulfill his and George’s dream. Drive a wedge in the heart of America! All cards are on the table; the lives of thousands are irrelative.

If they handled Katrina in such manner, just think what they’ll do in case of another major terrorist attack? They hire only cronies to head jobs most important to the American people. A guy who ran the American Arabian Horse Association and was fired from that job was hired by Bush to head FEMA. Why? He was a friend of a friend. And now we see the effect.

The list of links below does not include the Canadian Red Cross from Vancouver BC whose planes were blocked by FEMA from entering the U.S. to aid New Orleans. Read their account, if you please; google it. It’s criminal.

Please click on the links and read each case where rescuers, including Wal-Mart, were blocked by FEMA from going into the devastated city. Then read our own Pat Lehmann’s account from Wichita where members of her union attempted to deliver aid and rescue to New Orleans but were blocked by FEMA. I know Pat; she and I met here in Fayetteville several years ago. So, this is not an imagined story created to smear the Bush cartel. It’s real, folks.

I realize your right-wing friends (and mine) will absorb the coming Rove spin and try to lay blame of Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin. Remember, Rove and his pals always lie, always will. But our rescuers from NW Arkansas, Wal-Mart, and Kansas were BLOCKED by the sons-of-bitches! Let’s not forget it when we hear all the drivel from the other side. These are facts that can’t be erased.

Just take a look at this list:

FEMA won’t accept Amtrak’s help in evacuations

FEMA turns away experienced firefighters

FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks

FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel

FEMA won’t let Red Cross deliver food

FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans

FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid

FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board

FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck

FEMA turns away generators

FEMA: “First Responders Urged Not To Respond”

That last one is real —not satire but straight from FEMA’s website.


From R.Miller:

Two of my favorite women activists online, PhoenixWoman and Maia of Failure is Impossible, now have a blog.

Please note the picture of Bush as Marie Antoinette!


Over 10,000 dead, says GOP's Vitter

New Orleans Braces for Staggering Death Toll
Officials are preparing for thousands of dead
By Der Spiegel

09/05/05 — — Over the weekend, New Orleans’s rescue operation turned into a recovery mission to find the city’s dead. There are still no firm estimates for the exact death toll — but most agree it will be out of the ballpark, at least for a natural disaster in an industrial nation. United States Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt is expecting that 1,000 to 2,000 body bags will be filled. But the city’s deeply stressed out mayor, Ray Nagin, who infamously called on President George W. Bush to “fix this goddamned crisis,” offered up a staggering figure in interviews.

Here’s his equation: The city has close to 500,000 residents and if you conservatively assume that 5 percent remained in New Orleans after the flooding, the numbers could go through the roof. “So you probably have another 50-60,000 out there,” he said. “You do the math, man, what do you think? Five percent is unreasonable? Ten percent? Twenty percent? It’s going to be a big number.” Louisiana’s Republican Senator, David Vitter said he believes the figure will exceed 10,000.

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Bush's FEMA kills

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
04 September 2005

Aaron Broussard’s comments on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ –Tim Russert interviews Jefferson Parish President, Aaron Broussard 04 Sep 2005 “AARON BROUSSARD: We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn’t need them. This was a week ago. FEMA–we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The Coast Guard said, ‘Come get the fuel right away.’ When we got there with our trucks, they got a word. ‘FEMA says don’t give you the fuel.’ Yesterday–yesterday–FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, ‘No one is getting near these lines.'”


A word from Bush's base

I did not, and could not, make this up.

Thank God for Katrina

New Orleans, symbol of America, seen for what it is: a putrid, toxic, stinking cesspool of fag fecal matter.

“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupt; they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more; the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it, but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores; they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.” Isaiah 1:4-6.

America is irreversibly doomed. It is a sin to pray for the good of this evil fag nation.

“Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear thee.” Jeremiah 7:16.

It is a sin NOT to rejoice when God executes His wrath and vengeance upon America.

“The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.” Psalm 58:10,11.

Pray for more dead bodies floating on the fag-semen-rancid waters of New Orleans.

Pray for more American bodies blown to smithereens by cheap home made Iraqi IEDs – like the IED America bombed WBC with August 20, 1995, hoping thereby to terrorize us into silence about America’s fag sins.

“And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath. And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast; they shall die of a great pestilence.” Jeremiah 21:5,6.

America became WBC’s terrorist. So, God, in retaliation, became America’s Terrorist.



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Cheney's chilling

From the Washington Post:

Where’s Cheney?

Vice President Cheney, who has spent part of August at his home outside scenic Jackson, Wyo., remains there today — although his spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, doesn’t call it vacation.

“He’s working from Wyoming today,” McBride told me this morning.

So what is his day like in Jackson? Any fly-fishing on the Snake River during his work day?

“He’s already had his morning briefings,” McBride said. “He’ll have some other internal staff meetings.” Beyond that, McBride said, she would have to check and get back to me. I missed her call back but will try to reach her again.

And when is he coming back? “He will certainly be coming back. I’m not able to tell you the day right now. I don’t have that handy.”


Ferragamo's is now lying

From R. Miller:


Jessica Coen stands by her story and says she called and confirmed the story with Ferragamo on 5th Ave.

I called and was told the manager was named Donna. Donna denied all knowledge of the incident as of 5 pm.

Don’t let the cover-up continue!!!!

Please call Donna and ask why the discrepancy…and call Amy Robb of corporate and ask her as well (numbers below):


Condi Rice was buying thousand dollar shoes while people drown in New Orleans.

A true patriot gave her a dressing down since she should’ve been attending to getting some foreign aid for our catastrophic disaster in New Orleans.

And as if the true patriot and American Citizen and Ferragamo’s customer where a SERF she was KICKED OUT for speaking her mind to our errant public servant.

And now the store is lying through their teeth that the incident even took place.

Call, people! Call as if our democracy depended on it!!

DONNA, manager, 5th Ave, Ferragamo’s, 212-759-3822

AMY ROBB, public relations, corporate, Ferragamo’s, 212-754-5200


Schwarzenegger's taking calls!!!

Help persuade him to sign this bill….

Date: September 1, 2005 2:19:20 PM EDT

Imagine if we hadn’t had four, let alone eight, years of an Administration that denied global warming and planned a war for a decade, then launched it, but said it couldn’t plan for breaking levees or planes going into buildings because it couldn’t even imagine such things – though it had received written warning of both. Election fraud helped a compliant public create, not mitigate, the suffering in our midst.

SB 370 has gone to Arnold for signature.


*the VVPAT — Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail. The word Audit is in there for a reason, Guv’nor!

He can veto it, sign it, or do nothing and let it become law.

Signature suggests a commitment to fair fights and honest elections.

Veto suggests a commitment to Somebody other than Californians.

Doing nothing suggests – exhaustion? Not having fun anymore?

Phone: 916-445-2841 Fax: 916-445-4633

When you call, you reach a voice mail system that includes touch-tone “vote” in opposition to or support of SB 370 and AB 1636! (AB 1636 has not arrived on his desk, but probably because they’ve recieved votes on it due to our Action Alert, it’s included with SB 370 on the voice mail!)

The Governor’s Staff is awake and counting! Do Rove minions know? Are their ground troops calling in (being paid for it?) Who knows? Let’s hope there’s no secret code in the touch-tone tabulation! ALL OF US MUST MAKE A CALL!

1) SB370/BOWEN: IN THE EVENT OF A RECOUNT, THE RECOUNT IS OF THE PAPER, (the VVPAT — Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail – and the word Audit is in there for a reason, Guv’nor! ) NOT ELECTRONIC, RECORD.


Mimi Kennedy, PDA Chair
Marcy Winograd, PDLA President