Things That Should be Doused in Clorox, Put into a Trash Compacter, Then Set Afire1) Barbara Bush’s filthy mouth.
26) Laura Bush’s filthy mouth. ("...doesn't really look like what we're seeing on television.") Stupidity uttered while relief operations in the Cajundome were shut down for eight hours.
34) Michael Brown’s (FEMA Chief) brain
4) Condoleeza Rice’s new shoes. And while we’re at it, why not throw her conscience in there as well? Not like she uses it or anything.
5) George W. Bush’s guitar. Hell, let’s just throw in the whole kit and caboodle.
61)American ideal image of beauty.
77) Ann Coulter’s Adam’s apple.
8) This thing:
Ahhhh, disembodied female parts are so comforting, aren't they?
90) Hugh Hefner’s fossilized genitalia.
10) The word “compassionate” in the phrase “compassionate Conservative.”
ADDENDUM to #26: A good friend of my oldest daughter, C.J., a native New Orleanian whose dad once made the run for mayor, just arrived (to Rochester) from that area -- he helped with the relief efforts the day following Katrina. He was there when the levees broke. He lost his great aunt and uncle, both of whom lived in the least talked about, yet one of the hardest hit portions (besides Grand Isle, which is completely gone, according to C.J.), Plaquemines Parish. He saw unspeakable things, heard and smelled and tasted horrors beyond all comprehension. He saw Red Cross being turned away by the National Guard when they tried to enter N.O. (Red Cross had in fact been there at the very start, had even helped out at first, but the Guard inexplicably revoked permission, even though journalists, among various others, entered and left the area with no problems -- he knows this to be true because he is a Red Cross volunteer). He and his fellow relief workers heard rumors of atrocities being committed in the convention center, of people dying -- and they begged the Guard to allow them to help. They were refused. He doesn't know why.
C.J. is seventeen years old.
I have asked C.J. to please, please blog here about his experiences when he gets the chance. It may be some time before he is able, as he is going back to Louisiana in another week or so to resume relief work.
Laura Bush, C.J. would like you to know that you are wrong, madam, so sadly, horribly wrong. It is like they show on TV. Yet it isn't...It's much, much worse than any sane human being could ever imagine.