Friday, November 11, 2005

Oh, look. GOP corruption and waste.

At this point, you can't be even remotely surprised by this:

To the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the modular classrooms lined up next to the soon-to-be demolished former school show, as the billboard out front boasts, "Katrina Recovery in Progress."

But to critics, the 450 portable classrooms being installed across Mississippi are prime examples in their case against FEMA and its federal partner, the Army Corps of Engineers, for wasteful spending and favoritism in the $62 billion hurricane relief effort.

Provided by a politically connected Alaskan-owned business under a $40 million no-bid contract, the classrooms cost FEMA nearly $90,000 each, including transportation, according to contracting documents. That is double the wholesale price and nearly 60 percent higher than the price offered by two small Mississippi businesses dropped from the deal.

Shocked, shocked I am, that the GOP would be funneling massive profits to their political pals. Oh, fuck, no. I'm not shocked at all. And neither are you.


v said...

Hi CC! Hey, you hate Bush and the Iraq war, right? Me too. Anyhoo, didja see Warren K's exceptional post? Holy shit, Paul Martin sounds like Cheney!

* "I really think Canada should get over to Iraq as quickly as possible." - (Paul Martin, North Bay Nugget, April 30, 2003).

* "I don't think there is any doubt, if there ever was... that [Saddam Hussein] does have weapons of mass destruction. ...he had lied and that he is continuing to lie."
- (Paul Martin, Calgary Herald, March 7, 2003)

* "The problem is...we know well that there is proliferation of nuclear weapons and that many of the weapons that Saddam Hussein had, for example, we do not know where they are, so that means the terrorists have access to all that." - (Paul Martin, Globe and Mail, May 11, 2004)

* "Once the war in Iraq began, Canada was far from neutral." - (Paul Martin, CTV News, May 21, 2004)

"I really think Canada should get over to Iraq as quickly as possible." Get that? Paul Martin said that. Not Harper or Layton or Duceppe. Paul Martin. Get to war, and get to war fast. Said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, too.

On this Remembrance Day, it's useful to remember - as Paul Martin cravenly seeks to depict his opponent as pro-war - that, once upon a time, Paul Martin favoured George W. Bush's illegal war in Iraq, too."

CC said...

You seem to be under the delusion that I like Paul Martin. Please disabuse yourself of this notion.

M@ said...

But CC! You're a slobbering leftist commie! You have to defend all the Liberals and agree with Warren Kinsella all the time!!!1!

You have no choice but to support the war in Iraq. Start from that point and work backwards -- it's a lot easier that way. Just ask Dubya.