responsible for appointed Mike Brown to the head post at FEMA.
This is a man who has honed his leadership skills at the
International Arabian Horse Association , a position which he
was forced to resign due to mismanagement. What qualifications
he has for this position....
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
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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
I am telling you this after watching the
fucking shipwreck in the Gulf. His incompetence is KILLING
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?
judging by his agency's performance over the past few days...
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