Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 06-30-2017, 06:46 PM
Saint Cad Saint Cad is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N of Denver & S of Sanity
Posts: 12,218
This discussion of FEMA neglects a crucial point. Our nation's emergency management system is set up to always deal with the last disaster. In 2005 it was ready for another 9/11, not a natural disaster.
  #52  
Old 07-01-2017, 08:37 AM
Blank Slate Blank Slate is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saint Cad View Post
This discussion of FEMA neglects a crucial point. Our nation's emergency management system is set up to always deal with the last disaster. In 2005 it was ready for another 9/11, not a natural disaster.
This is one of the most absurd things I have ever read. Apologist nonsense.

FEMA was "set up" for another 9/11 because the U.S. never has floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters? FEMA failed because of terrible management, both within, and above in the Bush administration.
  #53  
Old 07-17-2017, 09:34 AM
Saint Cad Saint Cad is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N of Denver & S of Sanity
Posts: 12,218
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blank Slate View Post
This is one of the most absurd things I have ever read. Apologist nonsense.
You'll hate to know that many in Emergency Management academia disagree with you and it's a known problem in the EM field.
  #54  
Old 07-19-2017, 01:25 AM
septimus septimus is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Land of Smiles
Posts: 14,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by Procrustus View Post
Foreign policy blunders?
You're joking, right? It's widely accepted that the Massacre at Benghazi was one of the three biggest American tragedies of the past century. It cost at least 3000 milli-Americans their lives(*), compared with only 2.4 kilo-Americans at Pearl Harbor and less than 3 kilo-Americans on 9/11. Congress certainly thought it more significant, spending more effort investigating Benghazi than it did Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined. (* 4000 milli-Americans if we include Antonin Scalia, his assassination part of the same crypto-jihadist plot.)

Yes, the Tragedy of Benghazi occurred during the 2nd-term election campaign rather than the 2nd term itself, but even the despicable Killary-Hussein team wouldn't have stooped that low except as part of some heinous re-election strategy.

Americans will never forget the date September 11, 2012. (Schoolchildren don't even learn December 7 anymore, and the date of 9/11 is remembered only because it happened coincidentally on Benghazi Day.)
  #55  
Old 07-21-2017, 05:46 PM
Two Many Cats Two Many Cats is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by asahi View Post
I doubt it.

Abraham Lincoln was the only leader at the time with the vision to temper the North's desire for revenge while resolving to see that the union come together under a new order. Even had he survived, those first 4 years would have been tumultuous, but the Andrew Johnson presidency essentially ensured that white supremacy would influence politics of the former CSA for the next 100 years.
So, say Lincoln loses re-election in 1865 to McClellan, who wanted to continue the war to restore the Union but was happy to let the South keep their slaves. Let's say Booth gets antsy anyway, and shoots McClellan in the head.

How does George H. Pendleton do as president?
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017