President Bush Leads Nation to Healing and Recovery

  1. President Bush addressed our nation last evening September 15, 2005 from New Orleans vowing to lead an unprecidented recovery of the Gulf coast after the largest national disaster in our history.

    During his 4th visit to the disaster areas President Bush delivered a monumental, uplifting and compassionate speech addressing several issues including rebuilding, poverty, inequality and most of all hope.

    Marie

    The following is a link to "the path to recovery for the Gulf Coast"
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea...0050915-7.html
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  3. by   directcare4me
    Quote from Mkue
    President Bush addressed our nation last evening September 15, 2005 from New Orleans vowing to lead an unprecidented recovery of the Gulf coast after the largest national disaster in our history.

    During his 4th visit to the disaster areas President Bush delivered a monumental, uplifting and compassionate speech addressing several issues including rebuilding, poverty, inequality and most of all hope.

    Marie
    I thought it was great and that the plans are also.
  4. by   Tweety
    Of course that website is a bit biased.

    But definately sounds good on paper.

    I'm sorry Marie, the speech writer may have written a compassionate speech, but there isn't a compassionate bone in Mr. Bush's body. (Sorry, I just had to slam him, but I do give the speech it's props.) In the end actions speak lounder than words.

    I've no doubt that we as a nation will do the right thing and in the end all will be well.
  5. by   URO-RN
    Quote from Mkue
    President Bush addressed our nation last evening September 15, 2005 from New Orleans vowing to lead an unprecidented recovery of the Gulf coast after the largest national disaster in our history.

    During his 4th visit to the disaster areas President Bush delivered a monumental, uplifting and compassionate speech addressing several issues including rebuilding, poverty, inequality and most of all hope.

    Marie
    ditto.
  6. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from Tweety
    Of course that website is a bit biased.

    But definately sounds good on paper.

    I'm sorry Marie, the speech writer may have written a compassionate speech, but there isn't a compassionate bone in Mr. Bush's body. (Sorry, I just had to slam him, but I do give the speech it's props.) In the end actions speak lounder than words.

    I've no doubt that we as a nation will do the right thing and in the end all will be well.
    Have to agree with you. And I certainly hope that New Orleans doesn't have the same experience that Charlotte County has had, with obtaining FEMAs funding for rebuilding our seven damaged schools. It is now one year and they are still debating. And seven schools are still in portables.

    Grannynurse
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    Have to agree with you. And I certainly hope that New Orleans doesn't have the same experience that Charlotte County has had, with obtaining FEMAs funding for rebuilding our seven damaged schools. It is now one year and they are still debating. And seven schools are still in portables.

    Grannynurse
    I hope not. I think what going to be interesting is that as people jump on the "Katrina" bandwagon and millions and billions of funds roll in, there's going to be some jealousy. Because it's now politically correct to give Katrina victims and New Orelans everything and anything they want and quickly, but they never did the same to all of Florida's victims. I said before, did the displaced farm workers from Charley living in shelters for weeks and months get $2000 to spend? It's also going to be interesting to see what happens when the next hurricane hits.

    That's probably totally politically incorrect of me and will undoubtably offend. I'm in no way saying Katrina victims aren't deserving. But seeing the red carpet now rolled out for them irritates me that it should have happened here too. Flame suit securely on.
  8. by   Mkue
    Quote from Tweety
    Of course that website is a bit biased.

    But definately sounds good on paper.

    I'm sorry Marie, the speech writer may have written a compassionate speech, but there isn't a compassionate bone in Mr. Bush's body. (Sorry, I just had to slam him, but I do give the speech it's props.) In the end actions speak lounder than words.

    I've no doubt that we as a nation will do the right thing and in the end all will be well.
    Tweety, isn't bias in the eye of the beholder? kind of like beauty. Anyway.. yeah it was a compassionate speech I agree and the backdrop was awesome.
  9. by   Mkue
    Quote from Tweety
    I hope not. I think what going to be interesting is that as people jump on the "Katrina" bandwagon and millions and billions of funds roll in, there's going to be some jealousy. Because it's now politically correct to give Katrina victims and New Orelans everything and anything they want and quickly, but they never did the same to all of Florida's victims. I said before, did the displaced farm workers from Charley living in shelters for weeks and months get $2000 to spend? It's also going to be interesting to see what happens when the next hurricane hits.

    That's probably totally politically incorrect of me and will undoubtably offend. I'm in no way saying Katrina victims aren't deserving. But seeing the red carpet now rolled out for them irritates me that it should have happened here too. Flame suit securely on.
    Don't we have a duty to help areas that suffer poverty and racism? No matter what it takes? I think we do.. I'm not trying to be a bleeding heart but i can't imagine anyone in New Orleans actually enjoyed living below the poverty line. And it upsets me that the State of La tucked so many poor away for so long..what would a State have to gain from doing that? the schools were a shambles, the state focused on casinos and tourism which didn't provide high paying jobs.
  10. by   Tweety
    Quote from Mkue
    Don't we have a duty to help areas that suffer poverty and racism? No matter what it takes? I think we do.. I'm not trying to be a bleeding heart but i can't imagine anyone in New Orleans actually enjoyed living below the poverty line. And it upsets me that the State of La tucked so many poor away for so long..what would a State have to gain from doing that? the schools were a shambles, the state focused on casinos and tourism which didn't provide high paying jobs.

    The legal migrant workers in Florida that whose lives were destroyed by Charley are below the poverty line too Marie. That's what I'm saying, Louisiana isn't the only state with people living below the poverty line that's been affected by a hurricane.

    I'm certainly not saying they aren't worthy and this wasn't a necessary wake up call.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from Mkue
    Tweety, isn't bias in the eye of the beholder? kind of like beauty. Anyway.. yeah it was a compassionate speech I agree and the backdrop was awesome.
    Marie, the website is GWB's personal website from the White House, how biased is that?

    Not to belittle your opinion, as there are a lot of people that were moved by his speech. He does put on a good show. Now let's see some action! He's the only president I have, and I'm counting on him.
  12. by   Mkue
    Quote from Tweety
    Marie, the website is GWB's personal website from the White House, how biased is that?

    Not to belittle your opinion, as there are a lot of people that were moved by his speech. He does put on a good show. Now let's see some action! He's the only president I have, and I'm counting on him.
    Like I said.."bias is in the eye of the beholder".
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Hmmmmmm........so why was the song "Too Much Too Little Too Late" playing in my head while the speech was going on??
  14. by   Tweety
    Quote from Mkue
    Like I said.."bias is in the eye of the beholder".

    I agree 100% with you Marie. I think I've even said that before recently.

    But even you have to admit that Mr. Bush's personal website isn't going to have nothing but a glowing review of his speech. Please give me that much. It certainly wouldn't say he was cold and smug, which is how I find him.
    Last edit by Tweety on Sep 16, '05

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