So Nancy Pelosi is supposed to be a friend of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast.
Show me proof, dammit.
Here's the "100 hours" list of things that the Democratic legislature will supposedly do:
In the first 100 hours:
We will start by cleaning up Congress, breaking the link between lobbyists and legislation and commit to pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending.
We will make our nation safer and we will begin by implementing the recommendations of the independent, bipartisan 9/11 Commission.
We will make our economy fairer, and we will begin by raising the minimum wage. We will not pass a pay raise for Congress until there is an increase in the minimum wage.
We will make health care more affordable for all Americans, and we will begin by fixing the Medicare prescription drug program, putting seniors first by negotiating lower drug prices. We will also promote stem cell research to offer real hope to the millions of American families who suffer from devastating diseases.
We will broaden college opportunity, and we will begin by cutting interest rates for student loans in half.
We will energize America by achieving energy independence, and we will begin by rolling back the multi-billion dollar subsidies for Big Oil.
We will guarantee a dignified retirement, and we will begin by fighting any attempt to privatize Social Security.
We will introduce this legislation on the first day of the new Congress, we will pass it within the first 100 legislative hours. This new direction represents the priorities of a unified Democratic Party. This is our pledge to the American people.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? WE ARE FUCKING AMERICANS TOO, DAMMIT!!!
8. Maybe a little about Iraq, especially in how it relates to Katrina
10. A 30-way tie for last, including most everything important to the rest of the country, plus Katrina, minus stem cells (we don't even have doctors).
So how about some promises for levees, floodwalls, and wetlands? How about some promises of oil lease money coming back here? Katrina and the Gulf Coast are obvious by their absence. Howzabout you spend a little more time, and give us some protection, fuckmooks.
What about that Marshall Plan for the Gulf Coast? WHAT ABOUT US, DAMMIT?
Oh, btw, if you could, Nancy, let me refinance MY student loans at half interest, where I'm locked in at 8%.