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Time To Get The Gov't Off Trent Lott's Back  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2202 times:

http://www.boston.com/news/weather/a...uscle_may_get_1st_shot_at_funding/

A triumvirate of Republican power brokers may give Mississippi first dibs in the post-Hurricane Katrina grab for federal disaster funds even though the US government focused its initial response on New Orleans.

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Now isn't this some b/s?
Trent Lott, one of the biggest advocates of small government gets first of the goodies from the feds. This emergency money is not given out on a need basis but on a political influence. This is insult to injury and is wrong!
I know Trent Lott lost his house and all but why can't Trent rely soley on the private sector and funds that he put aside?

[Edited 2005-09-07 21:49:59]


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20785 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2187 times:

I could post something about recalling how Trent Lott lost his position as senate majority leader for making segregationist comments at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, but that'd just be  stirthepot 


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2182 times:

If you'd seen the coastline of the state of MS you'd understand that the need there is as dire for rebuilding as in LA....

it's gone, dude. Half of the buildings in several cities along the coasts are either damaged heavily or plain gone.

They need the money as much as anyone else in this disaster.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2181 times:

So he was asked to step down from that role in the Senate. Guess what?
He is still a Senator and has lots of power and influence in the Senate.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2176 times:

Not to worry! Trent Lott will still have that bad hair but we the suckers , the taxpayers will pay for his new and improved digs. Bush already wants to sit on Lott's porch swing. Amazing, be careful what you wish for because you just may get it. Bush getting re-elected that is.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2168 times:

DOI21:
We all know how bad Mississippi was hit by Katrina.
Can you please explain to us why Trent Lott gets priority over Louisiana and Alabama?



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20785 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2166 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
So he was asked to step down from that role in the Senate. Guess what?
He is still a Senator and has lots of power and influence in the Senate.

Yup, my point exactly. And now (supposedly) receiving preferential treatment for his state. Don't you find it odd that after all the calls about racial influences in this disaster, Trent Lott of all people, is at the front of the federal trough?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
Yup, my point exactly. And now (supposedly) receiving preferential treatment for his state. Don't you find it odd that after all the calls about racial influences in this disaster, Trent Lott of all people, is at the front of the federal trough?

It's him & Bush's way of saying the Colored folks will have to sit in the back of the bus and wait for what funds are left to 'trickle-down' to them.





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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2159 times:

But oh dear, what happened to the small government, the help yourself ethic, and "government is the problem" clap trap?

Why, oh why, does Trent Lott (and all his voters) live near a hurricane prone shoreline?

Let's just do away with government, cut taxes, and let people just help themselves. The extra $ 500 a year the average tax payer would get would surely help him get back on his feet. And the big bucks Trent gets should surely let him help himself.

So why are Trent Lott et al now begging at the big liberal govt trough? The big dildo should be able to help himself, shouldn't he?


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20785 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2155 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 8):
The big dildo should be able to help himself, shouldn't he?

But don't you realize how expensive it is to maintain "big hair"?  Wink



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
Can you please explain to us why Trent Lott gets priority over Louisiana and Alabama?

I don't know that he'll get any kind of priority, as I'm certain that the report is based on reports...not actualities. He's duty bound as a Senator from that state to represent them and seek out assistance for them. Do you think he shouldn't?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
It's him & Bush's way of saying the Colored folks will have to sit in the back of the bus and wait for what funds are left to 'trickle-down' to them.

That cartoon by Luckovich is despicable. He has zero good reason to make that insinuation, and I am not surprised that a McKinney supporter is so quick to help stir that pot. It's BS.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2141 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
He's duty bound as a Senator from that state to represent them and seek out assistance for them. Do you think he shouldn't?

Hmmm when Democratic Senators do it, it's called pork-barrel spending or government waste.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
That cartoon by Luckovich is despicable

The way our own government treated it's own people in New Orleans is despicable. Hurrican Katrina was just a reminder that Blacks are still 2nd. class citizens.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):


Hmmm when Democratic Senators do it, it's called pork-barrel spending or government waste.

Heck, the GOP still touts fellatiogate Pres. Clinton with that bovine intern.
Give me a break.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
The way our own government treated it's own people in New Orleans is despicable. Hurrican Katrina was just a reminder that Blacks are still 2nd. class citizens.

Add in anyone else that is not your typical Republican.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2131 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
He's duty bound as a Senator from that state to represent them and seek out assistance for them. Do you think he shouldn't?

Hmmm when Democratic Senators do it, it's called pork-barrel spending or government waste.

I think there's a difference between typical pork barrel crap, i.e. local parks and unneeded highways or research grants for the exploration of titmouse mating habits and seeking aid after a disaster. There's economic benefit to the entire country in helping the affected people in LA, MS and AL get back on their feet.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
That cartoon by Luckovich is despicable

The way our own government treated it's own people in New Orleans is despicable. Hurrican Katrina was just a reminder that Blacks are still 2nd. class citizens.

That's a complete load of crap. Get off the cross, Jesus needs the room.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
A triumvirate of Republican power brokers may give Mississippi first dibs in the post-Hurricane Katrina grab for federal disaster funds even though the US government focused its initial response on New Orleans.

Gee, maybe because MISSISSIPPI was hit far harder by the hurricane than NOLA was?

Mississippi's political muscle follows decades of being in the shadow of Louisiana, clout-wise, on Capitol Hill.

That's another reason.

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 8):
Let's just do away with government, cut taxes, and let people just help themselves.

Oh, I agree. And watch the private charity skyrocket and help with far greater efficiency than bumbling governments ever could.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Come on, guys, Lott has three or four houses to rebuild!  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Had Strom Thurmond been elected President in 1948, we wouldn't be havin' all theez problems.

Signed
Trent Lott



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Had Strom Thurmond been elected President in 1948, we wouldn't be havin' all theez problems.

Signed
Trent Lott

I'm waiting for the bad hair Republican politico to proclaim that if Pat Buchanan as President and Newt Gingrich as Vice President there is still hope to make the USA lilly white, Christian and REPUBLICAN!



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User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 8):
Let's just do away with government, cut taxes, and let people just help themselves.

That would be called anarchy, and only the few people with money would survive and no government would be there to protect the less fortunate.


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
It's him & Bush's way of saying the Colored folks will have to sit in the back of the bus and wait for what funds are left to 'trickle-down' to them.

Put a sock in this drivel... So you are saying there are no black people on the coastline of MS? I bet if you look at the numbers there isn't a signifigant difference in number of minorities along the coast from Houston all the way to Pensacola.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 19):
So you are saying there are no black people on the coastline of MS? I bet if you look at the numbers there isn't a signifigant difference in number of minorities along the coast from Houston all the way to Pensacola.

Already know that but that region has a higher percentage of Whites unlike the city of New Orleans.
Next time, think before you spout out your drivel.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting B744F (Reply 18):
That would be called anarchy, and only the few people with money would survive and no government would be there to protect the less fortunate.

And yet before FDR, America had an enormous private charity system that was far more effective than government ever has been or ever will be.


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2597 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

That's one of the most simple yet powerful political cartoons i've seen in a long time.

Thanks for posting it.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):
If you'd seen the coastline of the state of MS you'd understand that the need there is as dire for rebuilding as in LA....

it's gone, dude. Half of the buildings in several cities along the coasts are either damaged heavily or plain gone.

They need the money as much as anyone else in this disaster.

Agreed. Not to take any attention away from the horrific plight in NOLA, but Mississippi and Alabama have been absolutely leveled by this storm, maybe moreso then Louisiana, outside of the NOLA area. It's just devistating.

So on this one, simply bringing up Trent Lott's name as a way to scorn Miss. getting aid is as bad as GuitrThree scorning Mrs. Clinton in that other thread-it's just politics as usual.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 13):
Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
He's duty bound as a Senator from that state to represent them and seek out assistance for them. Do you think he shouldn't?

Hmmm when Democratic Senators do it, it's called pork-barrel spending or government waste.

I think there's a difference between typical pork barrel crap, i.e. local parks and unneeded highways or research grants for the exploration of titmouse mating habits and seeking aid after a disaster.

Again, agreed. Unfortunately, Superfly, you're making it sound like Miss and Ala should get NOTHING simply BECAUSE Mr. Lott is there. That's as much horseshit as those turning politics the other way right now. This isn't "pork barrel" right now, dude-it's literally a matter of life and death, in a 3-state area. If I were from Mississippi, and I'd have seen all the attention focused on NOLA, and only passing reference to what's going on in Mississippi, I'd use my clout, too, just to make sure my state got what it needed.

And why, Superfly, since Trent Lott lost his home in this storm, shouldn't he get government assistance? Because you and I don't like his political lean? Because he might be a racist son of a bitch? He lost his home-it's gone, and he should be assisted, just like any other American who has weathered this calamity.

They say that such disasters bring out the best and worst in people. Well, sadly, in many ways, as shown by 'Fly here, and GuitrThree on his thread, it seems to have brought out the worst in some of us.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 21):
And yet before FDR, America had an enormous private charity system that was far more effective than government ever has been or ever will be.

and please describe this enormous private charity system along with some sources....



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25 Post contains links and images ANCFlyer : The way Lousiana's Government and the New Orleans City Government treated it's own population is despicable, completely and utterly inexcuseable. If
26 Post contains images AeroWesty : I've noticed no one's reserved a smilie for President and his cronies who've let 600 first responders from Peoria to Orlando sit for days playing foo
27 Post contains images Superfly : Falcon84: Stop putting words in my mouth. I never said Trent Lott or Mississippi shouldn't get anything. ANCFlyer: What is with the 'Kool-Aid' referen
28 Post contains links MD-90 : Mississippi took the brunt of it. Alabama actually got less hurricane damage than Lousiana did, I think. As we say in Alabama, and I can now say in M
29 AeroWesty : I'm surprised, your being from San Francisco, you don't know of Jim Jones and the mass suicides in Guyana.
30 Post contains images Superfly : Well aware of it. I was like 6 years old when it happened. Obviously I didn't drink his Kool-Aid.
31 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I concur . . . all levels have screwed the pooch. What I can't stand is some of these A-Netters simply look at PotUS and company with blinders refusi
32 Post contains images AeroWesty : So why no smilie for President and crew? I mean, that would only be fair and balanced.
33 Falcon84 : Actually, you did: "I know Trent Lott lost his house and all but why can't Trent rely soley on the private sector and funds that he put aside?" In ot
34 Post contains images Superfly : ANCFlyer: I haven't had Kool-Aid since I was like 9 years old. Dentist warned me that all that sugar would rot out my teeth and I didn't want to be a
35 Falcon84 : Come on, man! They've been looking at THIS VERY SCENARIO for 30 years! Ever since Camille hit the area, everyone has been studying it! Local, state a
36 Superfly : Agreed.
37 ANCFlyer : I want one for Chertoff and Brown - the real fuckups . . . give me some and I'll use them . . . . Superfly, this phrase of yours should read: Chertof
38 Post contains images AeroWesty : Dammit, man, I'm still searching for one of Yosemite Sam, but I'll add em to my list.
39 B744F : And yet his administration introduced Government agencies to set prices and other examples to make sure people had enough income to survive. I don't
40 Captoveur : Wow all this bitching in this thread sure has accomplished a lot.
41 Post contains images Superfly : Yet you couldn't even answer a simple question.
42 DL021 : chirp...chirp...chirp....grasshoppers must be out.. BS....people here were commenting on the predictions about the coming disaster, including the poss
43 Superfly : Hate to call you on this but no one blamed Bush for hurricane Katrina.
44 DL021 : OK..let me clarify....those who immediately blamed every problem including the levees breaking and the place not being evacuated and the people there
45 ANCFlyer : Superfly . . . perhaps you'd be so kind as to indulge me? Thanks . . .
46 MD-90 : That is so wrong I don't know where to begin. Increased productivity and competition is the only thing that has raised the average pay levels and mad
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