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Mike Brown at FEMA, "I am qualified to run this agency. I ran the International Arabian Horse Assn."

 
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Michael Brown, the blithering idiot in charge of FEMA - a job he trained for by running something called the International Arabian Horse Association - admitted he didn´t know until Thursday that there were 15,000 desperate, dehydrated, hungry, angry, dying victims of Katrina in the New Orleans Convention Center.
Was he sacked instantly? No, our tone-deaf president hailed him in Mobile, Ala., yesterday: "Brownie, you´re doing a heck of a job."
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Brown practiced law in Colorado and Oklahoma, where he served as a bar examiner on ethics and professional responsibility for the Oklahoma Supreme Court and as a hearing examiner for the Colorado Supreme Court. He had been appointed as a special prosecutor in police disciplinary matters. While attending law school he was appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee of the Oklahoma Legislature as the Finance Committee Staff Director, where he oversaw state fiscal issues. His background in state and local government also includes serving as an assistant city manager with emergency services oversight and as a city councilman.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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He was fired from the Horse Assn. job for massive incompetence. Just the kind of pansy FEMA would put in charge.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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I meant patsy not pansy but both probably apply to Brown.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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That´s right. We need a manager down there. Someone who has a B.S.B.A. degree or a M.B.A. and two years of military experience. Not a lawyer who know how to cover his ass and is a politician. Lawyers are like nukes. You get yours and I´ll get mine and we´ll dance.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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"An unmitigated, total fucking disaster." That´s not a quote from Mike Brown, but rather, a quote describing him. And most disturbingly, it´s not even a reference to his dismal performance as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This blunt critique was emailed to me from a regular reader who was apparently attracted to HorsesAss.org by her passion for politics and her love of Arabian horses.

I think I´ve told you that I´m into Arab horses. Well, for 3 years Michael Brown was hired and then fired by our IAHA, the International Arabian Horse Assoc. He was an unmitigated, total fucking disaster. I was shocked as hell when captain clueless put him in charge of FEMA a couple of years ago.

* Goldy at HorsesAss´s diary :: ::
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He or the WH lied on the WH presser announcing him to FEMA. IAHA was never connected to the Olympic Comm, only the half Arab registry then and the governing body to the state and local Arabian horse clubs. He ruined IAHA financially so badly that we had to change the name and combine it with the Purebred registry.

I am telling you this after watching the fucking shipwreck in the Gulf. His incompetence is KILLING people.

Yes, that´s right... the man responsible for directing federal relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, sharpened his emergency management skills as the "Judges and Stewards Commissioner" for the International Arabian Horses Association... a position from which he was forced to resign in the face of mounting litigation and financial disarray.

And what of that misleading White House press release?

From 1991 to 2001, Brown was the Commissioner of the International Arabian Horse Association, an international subsidiary of the national governing organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

I can´t even begin to fact check the dates or IAHA´s alleged relationship to the US Olympic Committee, because of course, the IAHA doesn´t exist anymore, so there´s nothing to Google. But it begs the question... how the hell did his prior job experience prepare Brown to head FEMA?

Well, judging by his agency´s performance over the past few days... it didn´t.

[Cross-posted at HorsesAss.org]
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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OK, I´m a manager, and I have much more management experience than Brown. Am I qualified for the job as FEMA director? Absolutely not.

Would I hire a guy with a couple of years´ experience as an assistant city manager to direct such a massive organization of people and resources such as FEMA? Hell no I wouldn´t!

I think what you are seeing is typical of a manager with no real experience getting in way over his head. Was that his fault? Not really, considering his nearly total lack of experience for the job. In fact, I kind of feel sorry for Brown.

I´d say it´s his boss´s fault. That´s the guy who exercised a monumental lack of competence by hiring in someone unqualified and putting him in the position.

Good going, President Bush.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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Nobody in the bush cabinet, including bush, is qualified for a real job. They´re favor returned jobs. Bad old boys club. Take the money and run club. Partners in greed.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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So we´ve got a horse-fucker in FEMA in charge. Just like the Pigman, Rush (Pills) Limbaugh when he went into rehab
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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HHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm!!!!

Does Michael Brown know ARAB Horse Shit???

Your CHICKENSHIT King george Know Arab Shit !!!

Quite a Match Arabs & Shit & Horse SHIT !!!

Daniel
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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<< I kind of feel sorry for Brown.>>

I don´t. How could he have been unaware until Thursday that people were suffering and dying in the Superdome? He said he wasn´t aware of it! WE all knew! It was all over the news for days. Was he not interested enough to find out what was going on? That is unbelievable, inexcusable, out of touch, insane.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Brown practiced law in Colorado and Oklahoma,.

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And who pulled the string to put this monkey into this position?
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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I could pick a team of 20 people from GLP that would of had these people with aid and in no fear within 12 hours of passover.

I´m not kidding!
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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Brown pushed from last job:
Horse group: FEMA chief had to be `asked to resign´
By Brett Arends
Saturday, September 3, 2005 - Updated: 02:01 PM EST

The federal official in charge of the bungled New Orleans rescue was fired from his last private-sector job overseeing horse shows.
And before joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a deputy director in 2001, GOP activist Mike Brown had no significant experience that would have qualified him for the position.
The Oklahoman got the job through an old college friend who at the time was heading up FEMA.
The agency, run by Brown since 2003, is now at the center of a growing fury over the handling of the New Orleans disaster.
``I look at FEMA and I shake my head,´´ said a furious Gov. Mitt Romney yesterday, calling the response ``an embarrassment.´´
President Bush, after touring the Big Easy, said he was ``not satisfied´´ with the emergency response to Hurricane Katrina´s devastation.
And U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch predicted there would be hearings on Capitol Hill over the mishandled operation.
Brown - formerly an estates and family lawyer - this week has has made several shocking public admissions, including interviews where he suggested FEMA was unaware of the misery and desperation of refugees stranded at the New Orleans convention center.
Before joining the Bush administration in 2001, Brown spent 11 years as the commissioner of judges and stewards for the International Arabian Horse Association, a breeders´ and horse-show organization based in Colorado.
``We do disciplinary actions, certification of (show trial) judges. We hold classes to train people to become judges and stewards. And we keep records,´´ explained a spokeswoman for the IAHA commissioner´s office. ``This was his full-time job . . . for 11 years,´´ she added.
Brown was forced out of the position after a spate of lawsuits over alleged supervision failures.
``He was asked to resign,´´ Bill Pennington, president of the IAHA at the time, confirmed last night.
Soon after, Brown was invited to join the administration by his old Oklahoma college roommate Joseph Allbaugh, the previous head of FEMA until he quit in 2003 to work for the president´s re-election campaign.
The White House last night defended Brown´s appointment. A spokesman noted Brown served as FEMA deputy director and general counsel before taking the top job, and that he has now overseen the response to ``more than 164 declared disasters and emergencies,´´ including last year´s record-setting hurricane season.

www.bostonherald.com
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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OMG 1497, thats just trajic!!!!

Many heads should roll for allowing Brown to be put into this position, with the responsability of possibly 10´s of millions of people on his life.

This guy has no training and held the position for status quo knowing full well that if the shit hit the fan (as it inevitably would) that he would not be able to handle the job.

Jesus he probably cant even read the weather or dosnt have links into NOAA. What the heck was doing holding that position for so long.

Cripes, I can´t beleive none of us picked this up before (or maybe they did?).
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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BROWNbutt:dubya:
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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If your one of the boyz, you qualify.

Care for a "Brownie??" butt
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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Brown, has never had any experience with crisis management, other than being removed as an executive of the International Arabian Horse Association for, as the numerous lawsuits filed against him state, “for intentional interference with prospective business advantage; 3) defamation; and 4) violation of the Colorado Consumer Products Act.” This ugly business can be found in public records, viz

David C. Boggs vs. IAHA, Michael Brown, Tom Connelly, and Mary Anne Grimmell

Civil Action No. 99-CV-3430, Division 3,District Court, Arapahoe County, State of Colorado October, 1999

When Brown was elevated to high political office by Bush’s order, the press release read:

“From 1991 to 2001, Brown was the Commissioner of the International Arabian Horse Association, an international subsidiary of the national governing organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee.”

IAHA was never connected to the Olympic Committee, but then, the White House never tells the truth either.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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I hear Brown´s replacement is gonna be some guy who followed the Circus elephants and scooped up thier shit and sold peanuts during the show.
At least he has some experience in food distribution and clean up.
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12/08/2005 10:20 AM
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Incompetence, undeserving. Mind you, he runs FEMA like Dubya runs the country. NOT!!

Takes more than one to screw things up, as we´ve seen time and time again.

But...it fits. Par for the course.

If humanity is the best (or the only)representation of "intelligence" in the universe, well...nuff said?





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