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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Cash Rules Everything Around Me


C.R.E.A.M suckers. When you have any doubt,
hook up the Wu Tang, and you'll understand
how my crew does shit.

Dolla dolla bills ya'll

UAE Gave $100 Million for Katrina Relief

(AP) Weeks before one of its companies sought U.S. approval for its ports deal, the United Arab Emirates contributed $100 million to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, officials confirmed Thursday.

The Bush administration said the money it received from the United Arab Emirates was nearly four times as much as it received from all other countries combined.
Other countries, including some in the Middle East, also pledged large contributions but have not yet sent the money.

The White House said the $100 million for storm victims demonstrates the close relationship between the two governments now caught in a firestorm over the potential security risks of state-owned Dubai Ports World running operations at six major U.S. ports.

The money from the United Arab Emirates was previously described by the State Department only as a "very large" contribution. The White House said so far it has received $126 million in international donations, including the UAE money.

.......................

The United Arab Emirates sent its $100 million Katrina donation on Sept. 21 using an electronic transfer to an account at the State Department, the White House said. Two-thirds of the money was given to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help coordinate aid to 100,000 families. The rest was sent to the Education Department to help rebuild schools and universities near New Orleans that were damaged by the storm.

The United Arab Emirates has long-standing ties to the Bush family. Records show the UAE and one of its sheikhs contributed at least $1 million before 1995 to the Bush Library Foundation, which established the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. The executive chairman of Dubai Ports World, Ahmed bin Sulayem, is not listed among donors.
You know, it's easy to jump on rappers like Stanley Crouch does, but it seems the Bush Administration works on the same moral compass.

Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

It's easy to jump on poor kids for lacking a moral compass and placing money above all else. What is Bush's excuse?

Because that $100m sure looks hinky.

When we catch poor kids who only care about making their pockets fat, we toss their greedy asses in jail.

So what do we do when the President is willing to veto a bill to protect American ports to protect his family's pockets?

Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

posted by Steve @ 1:03:00 AM

1:03:00 AM

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