5/5/2006

Katrina Contractors Bilk Taxpayers

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Katrina,Politics — 8:19 am

While removing enough debris to cover Britain, contractors working on hurricane recovery have overbilled the government in a $63 billion operation that only will get more expensive, according to a House report Thursday.

4/25/2006

FEMA’s Dirty Little Secret: A Rare Look Inside the Renaissance Village Trailer Park, Home to Over 2,000 Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Katrina — 3:05 pm

During Democracy Now’s recent trip to New Orleans, we managed to get inside the largest FEMA trailer park set up after Hurricane Katrina. Shortly after we interviewed hurricane evacuee Donna Azeez, we were kicked out of the park by security guards working for Corporate Security Solutions, the private company hired by FEMA to police Renaissance Village.

3/8/2006

Bush Presses Congress for Billions for La.

Filed under: Katrina,Technology — 11:43 am

President Bush, visiting a still-suffering Gulf Coast, said Wednesday that Congress must help this ravaged city recover from Hurricane Katrina by approving billions he has requested for levee repair and compensation for Louisianans who lost homes.

3/5/2006

Chertoff Has ‘Few Days Left,’ Sources Say John Gizzi

Filed under: Katrina,Politics,Public Service — 11:10 am

Wishful thinking??

In the aftermath of the public revelation of the presidential “teleconference” and mounting criticism of the performance of Michael Chertoff, Administration sources told HUMAN EVENTS today that the secretary of Homeland Security has “only a few days left” in the Bush Cabinet.

3/4/2006

FEMA critic’s shirt gets him tangled up in ticket

Filed under: Katrina,Politics — 11:27 am

George Barisich, president of the United Commercial Fisherman’s Association, has been selling anti-FEMA T-shirts since last fall, a reflection of his frustration with the federal government’s response to the storm that left him homeless and unemployed.

But on Feb. 1, when he handed a shirt to a fellow Katrina victim as he was picking up canned goods at a charity’s relief tent, Barisich found himself in trouble with the government .

3/2/2006

Tape: Bush, Chertoff Warned Before Katrina

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Conspiracy,Katrina — 12:25 am

This is old news, but well worth repeating..One can only hope that this matter continues to be newsworthy, no matter what Dumbya says.

In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans’ Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.

Bush didn’t ask a single question during the final briefing before Katrina struck on Aug. 29, but he assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: “We are fully prepared.

3/1/2006

Jeb Bush Asked to Explain Cruise Ship Deal

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Katrina — 4:22 pm

Bush Asked to Explain Cruise Ship Deal – Forbes.com detailing Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s role in pushing a $236 million federal contract for Carnival Cruise LinesJeb to house Hurricane Katrina victims.

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