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#1 Anastashia

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:04 PM

Not much more on this other than the report.

Also reported at the same time that 45 bodies were found at a hospital that was evacuated a week ago. I'm wondering if these were patients left to die or were they already in the morgue?
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:07 PM

It's on CNN too.  Not surprising...probably one of those "resignations."  You know what a "resignation" is, don't you? ;)
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:13 PM

Re: Brown's resignation -- Good riddance. He was no more qualified to head FEMA than I am.

About the patients found dead...  :(

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:15 PM

about bloody time.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:16 PM

Past bloody time.
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:32 PM

Saw the writing on the wall with last week's disclosures about the "exaggerations"
on Brown's resume...

On those 45 bodies....are you talking about at a hospital or that nursing home?  If it's the nursing home, they need to prosecute the owners who abandoned all those elderly to save their own necks...and yes, the authorities are looking for them

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:44 PM

Yeah, I'm thinkin' he "resigned" in the same way John F. Kennedy "committed suicide."   :whistle:  If so, at least the administration finally did something right.

I wonder how he's going to pad his resume now.  I can just see him, working at a Waffle House somewhere, doing the ol' Sean Hannity trick, where they claim to have had so many jobs that the list changes every time they tell it.  His workmates are going to have to listen to endless speils of "Yeah, I used to head FEMA.  Before that, I was a professor of Egyptology and Cartoon-Physics.  I also washed windows on a submarine, was a 'fluffer' for several movies, was a Jet Ski mechanic, and was the ambassador to Latveria.  Yeah, I also used to be in charge of Home Depot (you know that 'Spackle Madness' promotion they do every spring?  Completely my idea, yeah, that was my baby.  In fact, that's why I quit; got tired of dealing with everybody's jealousy).  Oh, I stress-tested Depends Undergarmets, I was in the roller derby and represented the U.S. in croquet for the 1993 Olympics.  And, oh yeah, I invented Pop Rocks.  Perhaps you've heard some of my music; I used to play bass for Whitesnake.  Then I was the drummer for Def Leppard.   After my arm grew back, I fought SpiderMan in the guise of the Lizard.  Of course, all of this was after I decided I needed less stress in my life and quit my position as a double-nought spy!"

It'll all come out in his new book, I Was Rumsfeld's Paperweight.

Sad, silly bastard.  What he needs is a lil' jail time.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:00 PM

Zwolf666, on Sep 12 2005, 11:44 AM, said:

His workmates are going to have to listen to endless speils of "Yeah, I used to head FEMA.  Before that, I was a professor of Egyptology and Cartoon-Physics.  I also washed windows on a submarine, was a 'fluffer' for several movies, was a Jet Ski mechanic, and was the ambassador to Latveria.  Yeah, I also used to be in charge of Home Depot (you know that 'Spackle Madness' promotion they do every spring?  Completely my idea, yeah, that was my baby.  In fact, that's why I quit; got tired of dealing with everybody's jealousy).  Oh, I stress-tested Depends Undergarmets, I was in the roller derby and represented the U.S. in croquet for the 1993 Olympics.  And, oh yeah, I invented Pop Rocks.  Perhaps you've heard some of my music; I used to play bass for Whitesnake.  Then I was the drummer for Def Leppard.   After my arm grew back, I fought SpiderMan in the guise of the Lizard.  Of course, all of this was after I decided I needed less stress in my life and quit my position as a double-nought spy!"
I'd believe the stress tester one.  :oh:

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#10 Lin731

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:09 PM

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Or a lot.


Oh I'm thinking ALOT .

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:20 PM

Way past bloody time.
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 04:26 PM

If the WH wanted to look like it was really back in charge and had control over the situation, Mike Brown should have been publicly fired.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 05:03 PM

I sincerely hope that Mr. Brown looked deep inside himself, recognized that he was not supposed to be doing the job he had been given, accepted responsibility to the extent that is reasonable for the loss of life under his management, and resigned.  Whatever political spin is given this - I hope that that's what happened.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 05:03 PM

Gambler, on Sep 12 2005, 09:26 PM, said:

If the WH wanted to look like it was really back in charge and had control over the situation, Mike Brown should have been publicly fired.

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That would be admitting some measure of responsibility on the federal level and we all know that isn't very likely to happen.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 05:20 PM

I was almost starting to feel sorry for the guy until I saw his self-pitying email to friends that the Denver Post got a hold of.  He seemed to think that he was the real victim of Hurricane Katrina.
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 05:28 PM

trikay, on Sep 12 2005, 03:32 PM, said:

Saw the writing on the wall with last week's disclosures about the "exaggerations"
on Brown's resume...

On those 45 bodies....are you talking about at a hospital or that nursing home?  If it's the nursing home, they need to prosecute the owners who abandoned all those elderly to save their own necks...and yes, the authorities are looking for them

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I think this is someplace else because it sounded like there bodies had just been discovered today.

6:35 - CBS is now reporting the hospital is saying these elderly patients died during the evacuation. So what will the autopsies say is the question now.

Edited by Anastashia, 12 September 2005 - 05:41 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 05:53 PM

Probably had to get the federal attorneys involved before they fired/suggested he resigned.  It is standard procedure in municipalities when any employee is dismissed.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 05:58 PM

Actually in most situations like this, the person is given the chance to resign first. Pretty standard procedure.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 06:19 PM

And the head of the US Fire Adminstration has been tapped to replace him.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9315184/

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WASHINGTON - The White House picked a top FEMA official with three decades of firefighting experience to be FEMA's new director, senior administration sources said Monday.

R. David Paulison, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s emergency preparedness force, will lead the beleaguered agency, according to three administration sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made.

Bush's decision followed FEMA Director Mike Brown's announcement that he was resigning “in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president,” three days after losing his on-site command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Paulison is a career firefighter from Miami who was among emergency workers responding to Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades in 1996, according to a biography posted on FEMA's Web site. He also has led the U.S. Fire Administration since December 2001, according to the site.

As chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, Paulison led 1,900 personnel under a $200 million operating budget. He was also in charge of Dade County's emergency management office, according to his biography.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 06:55 PM

Paulison sounds like a great candidate...not only emergency experience from a management position but also actual hands on, in the field experience.

Now if he gets approved, let's see how he does.

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