The 20 Most Obnoxious Hurricane Katrina Quotes
“You 60 million losers who voted for this loser open YOUR wallets. This president declared war on the poor long ago, and while some of us cared enough to vote for someone who gave a d@mn, you buried your heads in the sand, babbled about abortion and family values, and voted for the doofus.
And now you want to act all high and mighty and come asking me for a buck or two to help these poor people? Sorry, Charlie. Take an extra buck or two out of the fund you set aside to buy seventeen Support Our Troops magnets to stick all over your car to show how patriotic you are.
You want disaster relief? Impeach George W. Bush.” — Blunderford at Blogcritics
“This accusation that the levees were blown for political reasons fits with an overall pattern consistantly persued by this administration. Indeed, it fits with the objectives outlined by many in the neo-con camp, with the past support of the Bush family of eugenics, and with the recent callous remarks…” — Daily Kos Diarist Brenda speculates that the levees in New Orleans were deliberately blown to flood the city
“And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this — this is working very well for them.” — Barbara Bush on the people sleeping in the Astrodome
“You literally cannot continue to exist unless we blue-staters give you money. The situation is that simple. You have been leeching off of us for years, and now you depend on our charity for your very lives. So if you Jesusmaniac simpletons really want that cash, you will just sit there and SHUT UP and not say ONE D@MN WORD in your defense. BUSH CAUSED THIS DISASTER. YOU CAUSED THIS DISASTER BY VOTING FOR BUSH. You don’t like that message? Then don’t take our money! If I read ONE MORE article in which a science-hating red state pundit attacks progressives, I’m going to take the money I was going to donate to disaster relief and spend it on a nice Thai meal. And I’m going to suggest that all other progressives do likewise. I’m going to say “DROWN AND DIE, YOU ARROGANT HILLBILLY SOUTHERN-FRIED LEECHES!!” — Joseph Cannon from Cannonfire explains his views on disaster relief
“I’m still waiting on the floating corpses. To that end, I have sent away for five pounds of Chocolate Babies to act as ‘floaters’ in the new drink I’ll be inventing this week: The Floating Corpse. … I’m thinking Creme de Cacao, Kahlua, some rum, maybe a little cream and a floating Chocolate Baby.
“Of course, I’ll fine tune that and come up with a ‘secret ingredient’ or two, but that’s the general cocktail framework that I’m thinking of presently. Sort of a Mudslide, without the mud. More of a Muddy Waters.” — Chicago radio host, Steve Dahl
You know, some people are stealing and they’re making a big deal out of it. Oh, they’re stealing 20 pair of jeans or they’re stealing television sets. Who cares? They’re not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they’re so poor they’ve never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once.” — Celine Dion
“New Orleans is the first of the cities going to tumble down… unless America changes its course. It is the wickedness of the people of America and the government of America that is bringing the wrath of God down.” — Louis Farrakhan explains what happened in New Orleans was divine punishment for America
“If it was a bunch on white people on roofs in the Hamptons, I don’t have any f[bleep]ing doubt there would have been every single helicopter, every plane, every single means that the government has to help these people.” — Colin Farrell
“What I am going to say now is that there are thousands who are dying and dead. They will be scandal and rioting and rightly so in my opinion as the “Negroes” of New Orleans and tourists were left to drown. And that’s what happened to a lot of people but the news media and the public is slow to announce and realize the obvious. I am not going to apologize for being perceptive and reading between the lines. If you can’t see that the poor people were herded into the unsafe Superdome because no one cares about them then that is not a problem I can address.” — From a column called “Put the N*ggers in the Superdome: Part II,” by Daily Kos diarist Flip Floss
“If the majority of the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were white people, they would not have gone for days without food and water, forcing many to steal for mere survival. Their bodies would not have been left to float in putrid water.” — Nancy Giles on CBS’s Sunday Morning
“Today, as the President comes to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi for his ceremonial trip to look at the victims of the devastation, he would do well to have a plan more significant than a ceremonial tour. His whole response is unacceptable. How can blacks be locked out of the leadership, and trapped in the suffering?” — Jesse Jackson calls for Affirmative Action in the hurricane rescue efforts
“As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2.
In March of 2001, just two days after EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman’s strong statement affirming Bush’s CO2 promise former RNC Chief Barbour responded with an urgent memo to the White House.
…Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and–now–Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.
In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God. Perhaps it was Barbour’s memo that caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast.” — Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
“If one person criticizes [our sheriffs], or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me – one more word about it after this show airs and I – I might likely have to punch him – literally.” — Sen. Mary Landrieu
“Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane.” — Part of Sen. Mary Landrieu’s explanation for why New Orleans didn’t use city buses to evacuate
“As I saw the African Americans, mostly African American families ripped apart, I could only think about slavery, families ripped apart, herded into what looked like concentration camps.” — Cynthia McKinney on the rescue efforts
“This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they’re poor, or if he thinks they’re in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people…” — Air America’s Randi Rhodes
“Out of this tragedy, the focus of America is going to be on these [hurricane] victims, and inflamed rhetoric in the United States Senate is just not going to play well now. This is a time of healing and compassion and reaching out to people….Judge Roberts can, maybe, you know, be thankful that a tragedy has brought him some good.” — Pat Robertson
“It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.” — Randall Robinson at the Huffington Post
“In contrast to New Orleans, there was only minimal looting after the horrendous 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan—because, when you get down to it, Japanese aren’t blacks.” — Steve Sailer
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people…They’re giving the Army permission to go down and shoot us.” — Kayne West
*** Update #1 ***: Here’s a bonus quote from Calypso Louis:
“FEMA is too white to represent us and so is the Red Cross, so we’re going to demand our place at the table.” — Louis Farrakhan
If I run across any other really sterling quotes tonight, I’ll add them in here.
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