[percy-l] Countdown to a Meltdown
ttbrader at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 10 13:53:22 EDT 2005
Perhaps I shouldn't try and speak for Ken, but I took
his use of the word 'retarded' to be used in its
original meaning: 'to slow up, especially by
preventing or hindering advance or accomplishment'.
--- Patrick Lynch <padraig at well.com> wrote:
> While I agree with what you say mostly, I would hope
> a list such as
> this would avoid this kind of rhetoric. I know my
> disabled uncle would have given the shirt off his
> back to anyone in
> pain so I have difficulty calling the federal lack
> of response
> "retarded." Negligent and pain-causing, yes, but not
> On Sep 10, 2005, at 5:25 AM, Ken Armstrong wrote:
> > Thanks to the character of the oversight provided
> > by Michael Brown, the federal response was
> retarded, and this
> > situation
> > could not tolerate a retarded response.
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