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Subject: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 07:48 AM

A 'Catter sent me a variation of this story this morning. I didn't believe it and had to Google it myself. So, in the end, according to Barbie, Katrina was a good thing. Holy CRAP! What planet are these people living on? Of course she is worried that all these po' folk are planning to stay in Texas - there goes the neighborhood!
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/07/national/nationalspecial/07barbara.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 08:32 AM

From Editor & Publisher, the context & the quotes:

Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans

By E&P Staff

Published: September 05, 2005 7:25 PM ET updated 8:00 PM

NEW YORK Accompanying her husband, former President George
H.W.Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in
Houston, Barbara Bush said today, referring to the
poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, "This is working very well for them."

The former First Lady's remarks were aired this
evening on American Public Media's "Marketplace"
program.

She was part of a group in Houston today at the
Astrodome that included her husband and former
President Bill Clinton, who were chosen by her son,
the current president, to head fundraising efforts for
the recovery. Sen. Hilary Clinton and Sen. Barack
Obama were also present.

In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of
evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: "Almost
everyone I've talked to says we're going to move to
Houston."

Then she added: "What I'm hearing which is sort of
scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is
so overwhelmed by the hospitality.

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you
know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she
chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."
________________

More Bush family "silver foot in mouth" syndrome.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 10:06 AM

Being an arsehole must run in the family.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Peace
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 10:08 AM

Class. She got class.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 10:44 AM

I think she flunked on that one. Just like she did with her infamous "beautiful mind" statement:

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

****

Does she have a beautiful mind??? I don't think so.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 10:47 AM

Aw, come on. The woman had just been confronted with mass confusion and suffering. She was probably shaken. She isn't accustomed to being on TV. So she didn't fine-tune every word she said.

Yes, having all those new poor people is "sort of scary" for Texas. No doubt Texas has more poor people than it can deal with already. Where is the money going to come from for medicine, housing, food and employment services for this new population?

"working well for them?" You bet. Anybody who refuses to return to New Orleans, the city where the river was high and the buildings were low,is making a good move.

The business section of my paper had a big article about how New Orleans must be rebuilt. Baloney. These poor people may have less education, but they have more sense.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 11:04 AM

Isn't New Orleans supposed to be really cultured, and all the people full of wise and witty aphorisms - they'll probably all go back home for some decent conversation when the mess has been cleared up.

Whereas Texas....the reputation is more for monosyllabic cowboy types.

I've never been to either place, but theres no place like home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: jeffp
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 11:05 AM

She spent 8 years as the Vice President's wife and 4 years as the President's wife. She is certainly accustomed to being on TV.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 12:39 PM

It would appear that the Haves and the HaveMores are simply not capable of empathy.

I keep feeling that we are in a modern version of a feudal society. A society where neither side is able to imagine what is being discussed by the other side at the dinner table.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 01:51 PM

(I assume anyone who actually went to the NY Times site was allowing unlimited cookies to be set...I tried to say "no", and gave up after 50-60 clicks...it was an effort to just go 'back' and quit trying)

as to Barbara Bush, I think some people just have a mindset that says "put a positive spin on EVERYTHING and be cheerful & optimistic" She just wanted thinks to be 'ok', so they were.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 02:14 PM

well thinking anything about Barbara Bush is beautiful is too much positive spin for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Peace
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 02:53 PM

Looks like we have misunderestimated her, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Beer
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 11:36 PM

You make a very good point jeffp.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 03:42 AM

But didn't she spearhead the campaign to get the country learning to read so they could all get better jobs? I remember her on Sesame Street, teaching Elmo to read.... or was that a beer induced dream?

Didn't work too well with her son though did it.. he was spotted in a kindergarten years ago, reading with a pupil. Guess which one was holding the book upsidedown....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 05:04 AM

"feudal" - I agree http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/bushborg.jpg


"beautiful mind" - I agree http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/ghettomom.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Peace
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 02:24 PM

These folks connected with Washington jus' seem to go from strength to strength, don't they?


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 02:26 PM

Yep. They have strong mouths.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Amos
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 02:44 PM

A first-rate argument for rampant misogyny, to anyone stupid enough to want to go there! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 03:34 PM

It's the 'let them eat cake' mentality. Consider the source, as they say.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 06:25 PM

More an argument for legalized abortion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: saulgoldie
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 12:30 PM

Karen Hughes is reported to have compared the looters to the 9/11 terrorists. Perhaps it was said in an interview on the Chris Matthews Show?? Can't find a link, but it was sent to me by someone who is pretty reliable. Anyone else heard of this?

This--"W" & company--really is a crowd of white elitists. (And the pretense of Christianity is just that--an opportunistic pretense.) I really don't understand why anyone who isn't wealthy, connected, and white would want to support them.

I chuckle when they suggest that their is a place at the table for people of color, as if there is anything in the party for them. The only "place at the table" they want a black person is standing, with a towel over their arm waiting to take your plate away (or serving or cooking the food). (Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas don't count as people of color. They just plain aren't.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Barbie explains it all
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:38 PM

I wonder how much 'Barbie" knows about Houston.
One night returning from the dock area of Houston, we took the wrong turnoff and got into the Hispanic barrios. They seemed to go on for miles. An area seldon seen by many Houstonians although they have stories about its dangers.

Looking up the population breakdown of the 2 million assigned to Houston, whites 49%, black 25%, Hispanic 37%. This adds up to 111% but this is because of the overlap of Latino and white in the way the figures are put together. I never have quite figured out how this works.
The metro population of Houston is close to 5 million; dunno how the percentages would translate for the whole area. I would guess that the percentage of whites is higher in metro, since this is where many white communities (inc. gated) have grown over the past 50 years.


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