Democrats, a word to the wise.
Stop talking about tornadoes.

During his visit to the town on June 3, Vice President Al Gore promised millions of dollars in federal funds which was used to help the storm victims’ immediate needs as well as the actual rebuilding of Spencer’s streets, schools, library and ball field.
- SDPB (recall of 1988 spencer tornado)
Footnote - The only problem was that Spencer didn't have a library. And I'm not so sure it had a school. Or a ball field. I know there was at least one paved road, but don't ask me about more than that.

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed"
- Senator Barack Obama, May 8, 2007
Footnote - 12. It was 12 people that died.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Wow....pp was able to find 2 mistatments made by dems in the last 9 years. Anyone want to bet that Bush made more mistakes then that so far this morning?
Anonymous said…
Three. It has been 19 years.
Anonymous said…
Yea, that is what we need another school to fund.
Anonymous said…
You can extend that to the Dem Gov of Kansas, who jumped the gun on diversion of National Guard resources to Iraq vs. tornado cleanup. Yesterday's New York Times reported a bit of a backpedal on that.
Anonymous said…
Obama got quite carried away with his 10,000 dead. That's more than 9/11.

But you could fill a whole book with dumb ass stuff that Bush has said. In fact, there is a book.
Anonymous said…
Spencer did not have a library or school, but it did have a ball field.
Anonymous said…
9:05 - that would be PP's mistake. The spencer tornado was in 1998.
Anonymous said…
9:47 More than 9/11? Did the terrorists start that Kansas tornado? Just as I thought. The dirty bastards! Let's nuke em.
Douglas said…
Another tornado in a teapot.

I was going to write

"Another tornado in a PPpot", but even PP doesn't deserve that.

What amazes me about tornado coverage is not usually the political blather, but the stuff that goes like this:

Person standing in the devastation of a tornado that has ripped their house or church up into the sky and shredded it saying, "It was just an act of God that I am alive".

I guess tornadoes are the work of the devil...something in common with politician's "The Devil made me do it."
Anonymous said…
Hey, don't you know the tornado was All Bush's Fault???
Anonymous said…
Regarding the Governor of Kansas and Backpedling --

WH Press Secretary Tony Snow on May 8, 2007 - "If you don’t request it, you’re not going to get it. … As far as we know, the only thing the governor has requested are FM radios. There have been no requests to the National Guard for heavy equipment. … We are eager to provide what Kansas needs. But again there are also - you also have to go through the process of making the request first."

He said she never made any requests for equipment due to the deployments. It turns out she had.

Dec. 30, 2005: Sebelius writes to Rumsfeld requesting new equipment

Jan. 23, 2006: Sebelius personally urges Bush to increase National Guard funding.

June 28, 2006: Sebelius sends Army Secretary list of equipment lost in war.

Sept. 2006: Sebelius lobbies for replacement of National Guard equipment sent to Iraq.

Feb. 27, 2007: Sebelius pushes White House and Congress for more funding for National Guard equipment.

So yeah... there was some backpeddling....

Snow said she never asked. In fact, she saw the problem coming long before the tornadoes touched down.
Anonymous said…
This tornado was clearly caused by children being taught about condoms in public schools.
Liberalis Ignoramus Maximus said…
Democrats don't make mistakes or mistatements...except Ted Kennedy. Oh and Hillary, Joe Biden, William Jefferson, Bill Clinton...hmm, I guess the Dems aren't all that smart after all. Besides, an articulate, honest and intelligent Dem is called a Republican so quit trying to make Bush out to be the idiot.
jack said…
Oh, PP... this is too easy.

You found two quotes from 1998 to 2007 about two events. To be completely fair, I'll only list examples of Republicans talking about a single Hurricane back in 2005.

Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." –President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." –President Bush, on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina

"Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005

"Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005

"Well, I think if you look at what actually happened, I remember on Tuesday morning picking up newspapers and I saw headlines, 'New Orleans Dodged the Bullet.' Because if you recall, the storm moved to the east and then continued on and appeared to pass with considerable damage but nothing worse." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, blaming media coverage for the government's failings, "Meet the Press," Sept. 4, 2005

"What didn't go right?'" –President Bush, as quoted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), after she urged him to fire FEMA Director Michael Brown "because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right" in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort

"We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." –Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) to lobbyists, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal

"There are a lot of lessons we want to learn out of this process in terms of what works. I think we are in fact on our way to getting on top of the whole Katrina exercise." –Vice President Dick Cheney, Sept. 10, 2005

"I have not heard a report of thousands of people in the convention center who don't have food and water." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, on NPR's "All Things Considered," Sept. 1, 2005

"FEMA is not going to hesitate at all in this storm. We are not going to sit back and make this a bureaucratic process. We are going to move fast, we are going to move quick, and we are going to do whatever it takes to help disaster victims." -FEMA Director Michael Brown, Aug. 28, 2005

We just learned of the convention center – we being the federal government – today." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, to ABC's Ted Koppel, Sept. 1, 2005, to which Koppel responded: "Don't you guys watch television? Don't you guys listen to the radio? Our reporters have been reporting on it for more than just today.

"If you'll look at my lovely FEMA attire you'll really vomit. I am a fashion god ... Anything specific I need to do or tweak? Do you know of anyone who dog-sits? ... Can I quit now? Can I come home? ... I'm trapped now, please rescue me." --FEMA Director Michael Brown, in various emails to colleagues and friends in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

"Judge Roberts can, maybe, you know, be thankful that a tragedy has brought him some good." –Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, arguing that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts stands to benefit from Hurricane Katrina because "inflamed rhetoric in the United States Senate is just not going to play well now," Sept. 1, 2005

"This is the largest disaster in the history of the United States, over an area twice the size of Europe. People have to understand this is a big, big problem.'' –Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Sept. 6, 2005

"Bureaucracy is not going to stand in the way of getting the job done for the people." –President Bush, Sept. 6, 2005

"Our Nation is prepared, as never before, to deal quickly and capably with the consequences of disasters and other domestic incidents." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, March 9, 2005

There are more, but I think you get the point...
Anonymous said…
You neglected to add that before the end of his speech Mr Obama caught his mistake and apologized....explaining that it is easy to make mistakes when one is stressed and tired. Amazing how the press is making much of the mistake, but little mention is made of the immediate self-correction.
Anonymous said…
Bush is a smart dude. He went to Yale and he speaks Mexican
Anonymous said…
I didn't know Mexican is a language
Anonymous said…
It's like speaking American, hey PP thanks for lobbing a softball for the Democrats
Anonymous said…
2:21 Exactly.
Apparently 2:06 doesn't get out much.
Anonymous said…
If people are going to blast FEMA. Don't forget to blast the Mayor of New Orleans and the governor. As the city did not use federal funds they were given for storm walls against the sea.

How do you say opps to regulations! O heck lets spend it how we want it is only American tax dollars....
Anonymous said…
PP, maybe Osama Obama knows something we don't know about the after-life as it pertains to tornado victims. If a homicide bomber kills himself, he gets 70 virgins. Barrack Hussein Osama Obama, do victims of tornados get 833 virgins?
Anonymous said…
11:47 What a bigot. Do you have a white robe and hood in your closet, a**h*le?
mpeachw said…
Hey GOP Fatheads! How's that Iraq Occupation workin' out for ya?
Anonymous said…
Maybe you should consider
folding this tent, PP.

Sadly, you and your most fervent
posters have become, umm... irrelevant.

When you keep choosing to make
all the wrong choices, the only thing
left to say is,"Nighty night."
Anonymous said…
I don't think PP was referring to all the mistakes the Dems have said and made. He was just refering to a couple or as you say three.
I see that there is some real mature language on here. If you can't stick to the topic attack like grade school children.
Anonymous said…
2:59 See what I mean?

How pathetic can you get?

The topic has been scrupulously tracked.

PP wanted to make something out of a couple of
Democrat flubs. It was a gutless ploy and he got called on it. End of story.

Oh, and if you don't like the language, go watch the Disney channel.

But don't—at the same time— lecture us about maturity.

Here's a clue.

When you grow up, one gets to use some of the "bad" words. ...especially if they help best express one's intent.

"Shame, shaming" is what "parents" do to "childern."

We're all adults here.

So drop the maternal/paternal BS, ok?
Anonymous said…
I hope that Jack notices when cities in Kansas, and Aberdeen for that matter, get cleaned up, fixed up, and back on track quickly while the lazies in New Orleans are still laying around waiting for the government to do all the work for them.

At some point, you need to take responsibility for yourself, rather than waiting for someone else to do it for you. I understand that's how the libs have taught them to act, but sooner or later they ought to figure it out.

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