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I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of my city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding of the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here, but we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this country have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single one of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their counterparts in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for rebuilding. It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one of the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is what we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans, and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose. This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise again. My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





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NOYB wrote:
I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of my city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding of the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here, but we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this country have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single one of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their counterparts in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for rebuilding. It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one of the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is what we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans, and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose. This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise again. My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



I've got a great idea:

Let's rebuild the Gulf Coast (estimated cost about $150 billion, and
growing) with the money we're sending to Iraq. We can continue funding
the Iraq war with "faith based contributions" (amount collected from
pirvate charities and churches so far is about 3/4 of one billion). At
the rate we're going, we'll never get enough faith-based contribuitons
to do the rebuild, but we're spending that much in Iraq every 90 days.

So, instead of gutting the treasury to build roads, schools, hospitals,
etc in Iraq let's use that money to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Bush can
still have his war, he'll just have to rely on
the generous spirit of the American people and faith-based
contributions. :-)

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On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 20:08:30 GMT, "NOYB" wrote:

I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of my city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding of the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here, but we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this country have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single one of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their counterparts in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for rebuilding. It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one of the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is what we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans, and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose. This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise again. My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The feds are doing a lot of work. But, the press is going to continue eating
them alive. Today's Washington Post is replete with anecdotal accounts of the
feds inaction.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...referrer=email

One of the better one's is:

*************************************
Mary Joseph, 63, a custodian from Violet, La., in a new apartment in Northland
Woods off Beltway 8, is 17 miles from downtown: "We spend $30 for gas every few
days, and we don't know where we are going."
*************************************

Of course, this is Bush's fault, because this lady, and those with her, cannot
read a map.

This is my favorite:

**************************************
In Mississippi, people waiting for promised housing in the form of mobile homes
or trailers found themselves in a Catch-22 situation: Even as local officials
said they were waiting for FEMA to provide the shelters, officials at the
federal agency said they were waiting for local officials to provide the right
locations.
*************************************

And, of course, this is Bush's fault because he should just take a chunk of land
with no facilities and dump the shelter's there.

The absolute best was Tim Russert this morning who was repeating that FEMA
should have prepositioned all these shelters and supplies.

Imagine the bureaucracy and resources we could pay for if we had all these huge
storage sites within a hundred miles of any place in the USA that 'could'
experience a natural/man-made disaster!

--
John H

"All decisions are the result of binary thinking."
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NOYB wrote:

I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of my city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding of the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here, but we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this country have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single one of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their counterparts in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for rebuilding. It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one of the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is what we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans, and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose. This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise again. My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




I've got a great idea:

Let's rebuild the Gulf Coast (estimated cost about $150 billion, and
growing) with the money we're sending to Iraq. We can continue funding
the Iraq war with "faith based contributions" (amount collected from
pirvate charities and churches so far is about 3/4 of one billion). At
the rate we're going, we'll never get enough faith-based contribuitons
to do the rebuild, but we're spending that much in Iraq every 90 days.

So, instead of gutting the treasury to build roads, schools, hospitals,
etc in Iraq let's use that money to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Bush can
still have his war, he'll just have to rely on
the generous spirit of the American people and faith-based
contributions. :-)

Very good...those who really want the war can pay for it. I'd vote for
that.
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Old September 18th 05, 03:27 PM
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PocoLoco wrote:




The feds are doing a lot of work. But, the press is going to continue eating
them alive. Today's Washington Post is replete with anecdotal accounts of the
feds inaction.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...referrer=email

One of the better one's is:

*************************************
Mary Joseph, 63, a custodian from Violet, La., in a new apartment in Northland
Woods off Beltway 8, is 17 miles from downtown: "We spend $30 for gas every few
days, and we don't know where we are going."
*************************************

Of course, this is Bush's fault, because this lady, and those with her, cannot
read a map.

This is my favorite:

**************************************
In Mississippi, people waiting for promised housing in the form of mobile homes
or trailers found themselves in a Catch-22 situation: Even as local officials
said they were waiting for FEMA to provide the shelters, officials at the
federal agency said they were waiting for local officials to provide the right
locations.
*************************************

And, of course, this is Bush's fault because he should just take a chunk of land
with no facilities and dump the shelter's there.

The absolute best was Tim Russert this morning who was repeating that FEMA
should have prepositioned all these shelters and supplies.

Imagine the bureaucracy and resources we could pay for if we had all these huge
storage sites within a hundred miles of any place in the USA that 'could'
experience a natural/man-made disaster!


What we have to do is get some of the old retired know-it-alls from the
Army to come in and setup facilities. If they can arrange to camp tens
of thousands of troops in a foreign land...why not the same amount of
displaced citizens right in America? It should be easier, because with
no one shooting at them the old fart officers could actually get close
to the action instead of hiding miles away.


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Old September 18th 05, 03:43 PM
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Harry Krause wrote:


Yes! Get the useless o.f.'s like John Herring involved...after all, he
and his fellow officers did such a wonderful job for us in Vietnam, and
it would be a welcome respite for John away from the danger of the
schools where he substitutes and does not teach!

The whole exercise could be plotted on computers Hertvik claims he can
build faster, better, and cheaper, and security could be provided by
Bert Robbins, the former marine and disciplinary case who was never
posted overseas. Get Smithers-Starbuck involved; he could walk around
and make snarky comments about the survivors trying to put their lives
back together.

Dammit, Don...that's a hell of an idea!


Darn...I forgot about that mess in Vietnam. Those characters may not be
suitable if they have to produce a resume.
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Old September 18th 05, 05:19 PM
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"Don White" wrote in message
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wrote:
NOYB wrote:

I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my
family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of my
city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its
famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have
lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am
not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked
pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching
him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and
the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding of
the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here, but
we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of
tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in
New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this country
have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra
comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single one
of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is
those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their counterparts
in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout
troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step
forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for rebuilding.
It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one of
the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear
that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part
of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is what
we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't
really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans,
and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose.
This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until
the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last
family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and
mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise again.
My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it
will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots
again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




I've got a great idea:

Let's rebuild the Gulf Coast (estimated cost about $150 billion, and
growing) with the money we're sending to Iraq. We can continue funding
the Iraq war with "faith based contributions" (amount collected from
pirvate charities and churches so far is about 3/4 of one billion). At
the rate we're going, we'll never get enough faith-based contribuitons
to do the rebuild, but we're spending that much in Iraq every 90 days.

So, instead of gutting the treasury to build roads, schools, hospitals,
etc in Iraq let's use that money to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Bush can
still have his war, he'll just have to rely on
the generous spirit of the American people and faith-based
contributions. :-)

Very good...those who really want the war can pay for it. I'd vote for
that.


And those who don't want the war can reap the likely repercussions: higher
gas prices and your friendly Islamic terrorist car-bombing in the downtown
local schoolyard or police station.


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Old September 18th 05, 05:21 PM
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"Harry Krause" wrote in message
...
Don White wrote:
PocoLoco wrote:



Of course, this is Bush's fault, because this lady, and those with her,
cannot
read a map.


What we have to do is get some of the old retired know-it-alls from the
Army to come in and setup facilities.


Yes! Get the useless o.f.'s like John Herring involved


US veterans? You're referring to them as o.f.'s (old ****s)?

And you have the audacity to call me a piece of crap?


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NOYB wrote:
"Don White" wrote in message
...
wrote:
NOYB wrote:

I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my
family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of my
city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its
famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have
lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am
not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked
pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching
him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and
the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding of
the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here, but
we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of
tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in
New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this country
have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra
comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single one
of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is
those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their counterparts
in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout
troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step
forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for rebuilding.
It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one of
the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear
that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part
of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is what
we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't
really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be Americans,
and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose.
This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop until
the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last
family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and
mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise again.
My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it
will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots
again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



I've got a great idea:

Let's rebuild the Gulf Coast (estimated cost about $150 billion, and
growing) with the money we're sending to Iraq. We can continue funding
the Iraq war with "faith based contributions" (amount collected from
pirvate charities and churches so far is about 3/4 of one billion). At
the rate we're going, we'll never get enough faith-based contribuitons
to do the rebuild, but we're spending that much in Iraq every 90 days.

So, instead of gutting the treasury to build roads, schools, hospitals,
etc in Iraq let's use that money to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Bush can
still have his war, he'll just have to rely on
the generous spirit of the American people and faith-based
contributions. :-)

Very good...those who really want the war can pay for it. I'd vote for
that.


And those who don't want the war can reap the likely repercussions: higher
gas prices and your friendly Islamic terrorist car-bombing in the downtown
local schoolyard or police station.



NOYB, you are always so refreshingly honest and once again you do not
let us down.
Thank you for admitting that the war in Iraq is primarily about the
price of gas, and a fear that if we don't kill enough of our
unidentifiable enemies fast enough that they will come here and
do the same to us.

As for the price of gas: we just had a fabulous demonstration of where
the culprits lie. What was that state back east that temporarily
removed a 16-cent gas tax, (to help bring down the cost of gas to the
public) only to have the refineries *raise* the price of gas 14-cents
in response? Don't see too many Arabs involved in that one, do we?

As far as the terrorists go; there are far more now than when we
invaded Iraq. We have created them faster than we have killed them.
While you might argue, "but they're all in Iraq......" don't forget
that it takes less than 2-dozen of these guys to bring down the WTC,
attack the Pentagon, and crash a jetliner. Thanks to Bush's policy and
the disinformation that rallied a fearful nation to war there are more
terrorists now than ever before. Even if 98% of them are in Iraq and 2%
of them are in the US, we're in deep krapperoo.

I think we're all reaping the very real repercussions- and a darn shame
it is, too.

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NOYB wrote:

I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President

By Donna Brazile
Saturday, September 17, 2005; A21



New Orleans is my hometown. It is the place where I grew up, where my
family
still lives. For me, it is a place of comfort and memories. It is
home.

Now my home needs your help, and the help of every American. Much of
my
city
is still underwater. Its historical buildings have been wrecked, its
famous
streets turned to rivers and, worst of all, so many of its wonderful
people -- including members of my own family and my neighbors -- have
lost
everything.

On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I
am
not
a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked
pretty
hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after
watching
him
speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president
and
the
plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild
the
Gulf Coast.

Bush called on every American to stand up and support the rebuilding
of
the
region. He told us that New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast would
rise
from the ruins stronger than before. He enunciated something that we
all
need to remember: This is America. We are not immune to tragedy here,
but
we
are strong because of our industriousness, our ingenuity and, most
important, because of our compassion for one another. We are a nation
of
rebuilders and a nation of givers. We do not give up in the face of
tragedy,
we stand up, and we reach out to help those who cannot stand up on
their
own.

The president called on every American to reach out to my neighbors in
New
Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast. The great people of this
country
have
already opened their hearts in the immediate aftermath of the storm,
and
their tremendous generosity has done more than just provide extra
comfort --
it has saved lives. Now the crisis of survival is over. But the task
of
rebuilding remains, and the president made it clear that every single
one
of
us has a role to play.

Each of us belongs to some group -- a church, a union or a fraternal
organization, or even a book club -- that can make a difference. It is
those
groups that can pool resources and then reach out to their
counterparts
in
the stricken states and ask, "What can we do?" Schools, Girl Scout
troops,
Rotary clubs -- this is the time for every community group to step
forward
to lend a helping hand. We need it.

The president also laid out the federal government's goal for
rebuilding.
It
is unprecedented in its scope and ambition, matching destruction that
is
unprecedented as well. He made the challenge clear: This will be one
of
the
biggest reconstruction projects in history. But he also made it clear
that
we can and will do this. New Orleans, Biloxi, all of the Gulf Coast
will
rise again. And the residents are ready to pitch in and do their part.

I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems
that
our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel
so
different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all
part
of
the same family. But we are one nation. We are a family. And this is
what
we
do. When the president asked us to pitch in Thursday night, he wasn't
really
asking us to do anything spectacular. He was asking us to be
Americans,
and
to do what Americans always do.

The president has set a national goal and defined a national purpose.
This
is something I believe with all my heart: When we are united, nothing
can
stop us. We will not waver, we will not tire, and we will not stop
until
the
streets are clean, every last brick has been replaced and every last
family
has its home back.

Bush talked about how we bury our family and friends. We grieve and
mourn.
We march to a solemn song and then we rejoice and step out and form
the
second line. That line is now open to every American to join us in
rebuilding a great region of this country. New Orleans will rise
again.
My
hometown is down but not out, and with the help of every American, it
will
be back on its feet, bigger and brighter than ever.

Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots
again.
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000
presidential campaign.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



I've got a great idea:

Let's rebuild the Gulf Coast (estimated cost about $150 billion, and
growing) with the money we're sending to Iraq. We can continue funding
the Iraq war with "faith based contributions" (amount collected from
pirvate charities and churches so far is about 3/4 of one billion). At
the rate we're going, we'll never get enough faith-based contribuitons
to do the rebuild, but we're spending that much in Iraq every 90 days.

So, instead of gutting the treasury to build roads, schools,
hospitals,
etc in Iraq let's use that money to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Bush can
still have his war, he'll just have to rely on
the generous spirit of the American people and faith-based
contributions. :-)

Very good...those who really want the war can pay for it. I'd vote for
that.


And those who don't want the war can reap the likely repercussions:
higher
gas prices and your friendly Islamic terrorist car-bombing in the
downtown
local schoolyard or police station.



NOYB, you are always so refreshingly honest and once again you do not
let us down.
Thank you for admitting that the war in Iraq is primarily about the
price of gas, and a fear that if we don't kill enough of our
unidentifiable enemies fast enough that they will come here and
do the same to us.


Of course!




As for the price of gas: we just had a fabulous demonstration of where
the culprits lie. What was that state back east that temporarily
removed a 16-cent gas tax, (to help bring down the cost of gas to the
public) only to have the refineries *raise* the price of gas 14-cents
in response?


I dunno. I don't listen to the lie-beral news stations. Down here, gas has
come down 25-30 cents per gallon in the last week.




Don't see too many Arabs involved in that one, do we?

As far as the terrorists go; there are far more now than when we
invaded Iraq.


That's ridiculous. A terrorist is a terrorist. Just because he's not
actively engaged in combat at any particular time, doesn't mean he stops
being a terrorist. Terrorists are born and bred in the madrassas. They are
opportunists...just waiting for the right time to strike. It's easier for
them to flood from Syria and Iran into Iraq to blow themselves up around
Americans, than it is for them to get to the US. Of course, the really
hardcore ones we're facing in Iraq would be working to get to America if
they didn't have an easier opportunity over there.

The other benefit (besides luring them in like flies to ****) of having
troops over there is that it gives our intel agencies more bases from which
to operate clandestine operations into neighboring countries.






We have created them faster than we have killed them.


Horsepoop. You don't "create" terrorists...you "expose" them and bring them
out into the open.

Your analogy would be like saying that I "create" fish when I put a chum bag
over the side...and I am suddenly surrounded by yellowtails.




While you might argue, "but they're all in Iraq.....


They're not all in Iraq. But the opportunistic ones are there.

don't forget
that it takes less than 2-dozen of these guys to bring down the WTC,
attack the Pentagon, and crash a jetliner.


Only with help from outside nation-state funding and intel.


Thanks to Bush's policy and
the disinformation that rallied a fearful nation to war there are more
terrorists now than ever before. Even if 98% of them are in Iraq and 2%
of them are in the US, we're in deep krapperoo.


2% are in Guantanamo...not the US. But your side is working hard to change
that!


I think we're all reaping the very real repercussions- and a darn shame
it is, too.






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