'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a yawing hole in a battered head
And the scuppers clogged with rotting red
And there they lay I damn me eyes
All lookouts clapped on Paradise
All souls bound just contrarywise, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Anyone know how to become a Canadian? America is going to be a third world country pretty soon.
What has been made by QQ can be unmade by QQ!!!
And the "if he can lie we can lie!" argument is the absolute worst.
Both sides do it. Let's all agree to let the bullshit go uncalled as we sit on the sidelines and pat ourselves on the back for being so impartial and above the fray, even as we piss and moan incessantly about how worried we are about the future of the country.
Apparently it is okay for obama to call out the Bush administration for ignoring Louisiana when a hurricane hits......and then he does the exact same thing. If the numbers are correct , he is actually making Louisiana pay more to get aid. I am sure more news of this will be forthcoming.
How much damage has Isaac caused in comparison?
The Stafford Act requires states and localities to add their own money to federal funds disbursed for rebuilding after disasters. The amount of required matching funds can vary up to 25 percent, under the law.
According to Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, the president has responded to the August landfall of Hurricane Isaac, which devastated several parishes in Louisiana, by requiring local governments to provide the maximum allowable 25 percent matching funds to receive their federal aid, instead of the 10 percent match that served as the Bush administration’s guideline in the aftermath of Katrina.
So the state wants help. But obama doesn't want them to get the same help as before. And you say, the current President can decide they pay the maximum 25% after he made a huge deal about the same state having to pay 10%, which--when he made the speech about it--was already being paid by the federal government. And you are okay with a President who has a double standard for when he is running for office, and when he is in office?
I'm not sure why you think we're not following. Why don't you actually address what we said, which is that extreme events like Katrina warrant different treatment than more run of the mill disasters.
Play not blame, my bad.what do you mean blame the outrage game?
Oh get the hell out if you're going to be like this. You damn well know what I'm saying.So hurricanes are run of the mill disasters?
Hurricaine Katrina is over 125 Billion in damages
So the difference is that Isaac caused about 1.25% the damage of Katrina.