Monday, June 20, 2011

After 140 Years of Not Being in Control, This is What NC Republicans Have Given Us

This is the first time in 140 years that the Republican Party has been in control of both the NC Senate and House. And what they have given us, as a present, is a massively diminished public education system and massive cuts to public mental health.

Heckuva job, Brownie.

(see: Wikipedia, Michael D. Brown):

Resignation from FEMA

On September 12, 2005, in the wake of what was widely believed to be incompetent handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by state, local and federal officials, Brown resigned, saying that it was "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president."[13] His standing had also been damaged when the Boston Herald revealed his meager experience in disaster management before joining FEMA. .....

By the time he resigned from FEMA, Brown had already been discharged from his functions as coordinator of the federal efforts in New Orleans and Gulf Coast by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and was sent back to Washington to continue FEMA's central operations. Bush, who had appointed Brown in 2003, praised Brown shortly after the storm hit, saying "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job,"[15] but later deflected questions about the resignation, except to deny having discussed the resignation with him.

At least one reliable source, The Economist, recognized the likelihood that Brown was "pushed" out by the administration rather than having resigned voluntarily, although internal e-mails from Brown indicated that he was already planning to leave FEMA at the time Katrina hit.[16]"

I guess this means that the Republicans---and the Fabulous Five Democrats who drove their budget over Perdue's veto----will now 'get scarce' (like Brownie did around the time that Katrina hit New Orleans) since they've done a maximum amount of damage:

(On Governor Perdue): Last week, she made history again by placing a red veto stamp on the two-year budget bill, which became law when Republicans — in charge of both chambers for the first time in 140 years — overrode her with the help of a handful of Democrats."

You GO, Bev Perdue.


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