"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours." -Sir Charles Napier
BigEarth of New Mexico sez, The warmest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great national moment, reserve their neutrality.
Bill Whittle's mom sez, If you can’t say anything of deep and meaningful scientific or political import that is not supported by fact, reason, historical precedent and in-depth step-by-step logical analysis then don’t say anything at all!
:: Saturday, October 8 ::
-----Original Message----- From: john Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 1:26 AM To: mfp Subject:
Seems you left the blogging a wee early. Loved the administration's response to Katrina... truly illustrated the 'compassionate Republican' agenda. How much did you 'reflect' on that?
Hello, Rev. John, I blogged to get my local friends in on the discussion. Few posted comments, and I was writing the same opinion daily. Still, thanks for noticing the dusty old blog... maybe it will be reactvated.
Louisiana received $1.9 Billion in federal money during the first five years of Bush's administration. Bush declared an emergency early. He also has 49 other states to oversee.
This was a time for charitable America to prove itself again. Faith-based volunteerism and plain goodness, whatever the motivation, outdid goverment work, even by those in government who bothered to read the plan, as they always have and always will.
"Compassion" voted in a mayor and a governor because of how they looked rather than for their ability to read the plan and handle an emergency.