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2005/9/2

As The World Watches

@ 11:23 PM (108 months, 15 days ago)

During election night in 2000, in the midst of the Florida debacle, NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw said "We don't just have egg on our face.  We have an omlette."

Well this time it's not the television networks that have some explaining to. It's our own federal government that needs to explain why it has been so slow to respond to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

And the world is watching.  Specifically, they are taking note that the overwhelming majority of those affected by this disaster are poor African-Americans. Britain's Guardian daily stated: "In one of the poorest states in the country, where black people earn half as much as white people, this has taken on a racial dimension."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050902/ts_nm/weather_katrina_reaction_dc

Kanye West Rips Bush a New One

@ 11:12 PM (108 months, 15 days ago)

Looks like the veil that has protected Bush for much of his farce of a presidency is finally coming off.

Many Americans who wanted to believe the best about their "President" (if you can call him that) are now confronted with the reality that the man who once said he would be "everybody's President" could care less about the least among us.

And finally, people are speaking truth to power.  During a concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina, rapper Kanye West told us how he really feels!  He said "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and that the United States is set up to "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."

Well kudos to Kanye West for having the courage to say what needed to be said; what many people don't wan to say, but feel.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=1092713&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312