Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Our President calls for corruption free zone at the UN

When President Bush calls for the UN to be corruption free, it's like being lectured on sobriety by a drunk. While an uncorruptable UN would be an honorable goal, President Bush is hardly the one to be lecturing anyone about corruption.
In an article in the Online Lakeland Ledger: http://tinyurl.com/cnjvh they point out -

Brown was not alone in the FEMA ranks when it came to lack of experience. On Friday, The Washington Post reported that five of the top eight FEMA officials have virtually no experience in handling national disasters.

Three of them (Brown, Chief of Staff Patrick J. Rhode and Deputy Chief of Staff Brooks D. Altshuler) had connections to the Bush 2000 campaign or to the White House's advance operation. Two other jobs are filled by the former Republican lieutenant governor of Nebraska, and a former U.S. Chamber of Commerce official who has been a political fund-raiser and campaign adviser.


Fema, the SBLA, the EPA, and most of the other agencies in our federal govt that are usually manned by some of the best and most qualified public servants in the world are now staffed or, understaffed by the likes of Mike "Brownie" Brown.


"If member countries want the United Nations to be respected and effective, they should begin by making sure it is worthy of respect," said Bush today in a speech at the UN.


Bush would do well to take his own advice. Lobbyists have overrun all parts of our federal government, they write our laws to suit their industries, overturning our right to clean air and soil and water for their short term profit. They cut down trees and build intrusive roads in our national forests, are planning the rape of the arctic refuge. They empty our coffers when we are engaged in a war of choice (ugly concept, that) that enriches the mega corporations at the expense of the vanishing middle class.


World to Bush: clean up your own act before you dare to lecture those whose Summit you've just sent your attack dog Bolton to obstruct.

4 Comments:

Anonymous The Fat Lady Sings said...

Don't you just love it that 'Duct Tape Guy' is our fearless leader’s choice to replace Brown at FEMA? I'm just so relieved! I mean, maybe during the next hurricane he can throw plastic sheeting at it. I'm just so sure that would prove useful as all hell!

You know, every time I think the situation can’t get any worse – it does. Please, may the next 3 years go by very, very fast!

www.fatladysings.typepad.com

1:35 AM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Welcome, the Fat Lady Sings,

Maybe we could just hold our houses together with the duct tape!

You know they say that the only things left when civilization falls will be rats, roaches and duct tape...

Lets see, that means Rove Cheney and the gang are covered!

7:54 AM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger roger said...

just you watch what happens with "reconstruction." we will be number one in corruption.

10:58 PM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

You got that right - they're already complaining of the carpetbaggers rushing into the affected areas to feed at the govt trough, and displace local workers in the process!!

9:58 AM, September 18, 2005  

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