Update 10/29 8:23am Eastern. Monday morning and the FEMA photoshop fun continues…
From Potfry at The Nose on Your Face…
And from DelosWorld:
Satirist Scott Ott has a sneak peek at FEMA’s fabricated folly to come: Next, FEMA Plans to Stage “Natural” Disasters. Wouldn’t put it past them.
Update 8:07pm Eastern 10/28. Another FEMA photoshop submission from Common Sense Journal…
Update 9:43am 10/28: Rob at Peenie Wallie sends some more new FEMA logos. Heh:
Update: Mike Chertoff works himself up into a strong lather over the FEMA FUBAR:
The homeland security chief on Saturday tore into his own employees for staging a phony news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I’ve seen since I’ve been in government,” Michael Chertoff said.
“I have made unambiguously clear, in Anglo-Saxon prose, that it is not to ever happen again and there will be appropriate disciplinary action taken against those people who exhibited what I regard as extraordinarily poor judgment,” he added.
Asked specifically if he planned to fire anyone at FEMA, which is part of his department, Chertoff declined to say, citing personnel rules.
“There will be appropriate discipline,” he told reporters at a news conference with New York’s governor where they announced an agreement on a driver’s license plan.
Yes, Chertoff has the nerve to call FEMA dumb while he was striking a DHS deal with New York to allow illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses.
More: FEMA official grovels.
Update: Reader Ron R. sends his FEMA logo Photoshop. I like:
What does FEMA stand for?
Send me your suggestions or leave comments below.
And if you’re better at Photoshop than me, send me your FEMA logo redesigns.
The U.S. government’s main disaster-response agency apologized on Friday for having its employees pose as reporters in a hastily called news conference on California’s wildfires that no news organizations attended.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, still struggling to restore its image after the bungled handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, issued the apology after The Washington Post published details of the Tuesday briefing.
“We can and must do better, and apologize for this error in judgment,” FEMA deputy administrator Harvey Johnson, who conducted the briefing, said in a statement. “Our intent was to provide useful information and be responsive to the many questions we have received.”
No actual reporter attended the news conference in person, agency spokesman Aaron Walker said.
A spokeswoman for Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who has authority over FEMA, called the incident “inexcusable and offensive to the secretary.”
“We have made it clear that stunts such as this will not be tolerated or repeated,” spokeswoman Laura Keehner said. She said the department was looking at the possibility of reprimanding those responsible.
No, entirely believable. The spirit of Michael Brown lives on. Remember?