Now This Is Funny... Laura Criticizes Myanmar's Response to Crisis?

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    Well, funny in an ironic way, anyhow, since I don't recall her being concerned for the people of NOLA. :eusa_doh:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-05-05-laura-bush_N.htm

    On a side note, does anyone know why USA Today is refusing to call it Myanmar and is calling it Burma? Just curious.
     
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    I guess laura and this administration feel closer to Burma/Myanmar than to New Orleans?

    I guess the reason for the name confusion is a military junta took over the country, so maybe some think it is still up in the air?
     
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    At least someone is condemning the response. A lot of people are dead over there.

    I don't know why USA today would call it Burma, but I know a lot of human rights organizations and individuals call it Burma as sort of a symbolic refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the military junta there. They don't get to change the name because they are a bunch of illegitimate fuckheads who have totally trashed the country.
     
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    I have no quarrel with condemning the response. And yes, 22,000+ people are dead there. I was merely pointing out the irony of her concern for this issue when she was silent about the response to New Orleans. (I think we can agree on that).

    And, yes, they do get to change the name even if they're a bunch of fuckheads...unfortunately.
     
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    Explain to me again exactly what Laura Bush was supposed to do about New Orleans.

    Prevent the flooding? Shoot looters? Perhaps use her own money to build houses better than the shitholes the poor people were squatting in before the flood, and let them live there free of charge while they looted the rest of the city?
     
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    touché
     
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    Still not an answer to the question. What, exactly, was she supposed to do?
     
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    Give a shit? Kick her husband in the ass? Express concern over the terrible response by the US Government? Tell Barbra Bush to take a flying fuck?

    Any and all would have been good.
     
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    But then she'd have been contradicting her mother in law who said the poor people of NOLA were much better off. :rolleyes:
     
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