National Preparedness Month-September 2004
Throughout September 2004, the US Department of Homeland Security, American Red Cross, American Prepared Campaign, the National Association of Broadcasters, the US Department of Education and other partners, will host a series of events to highlight the importance of citizen emergency preparedness.
During National Preparedness Month, coalition partners will promote the basic steps all Americans can take to prepare for emergencies through a variety of activities. You are encouraged to heighten your awareness and preparedness. For a good resource on personal and family readiness, visit www.Ready.gov, or www.OPM.gov. Great information is available and should be accessed to Get a Kit, then Make a Plan and Be Prepared.
Should you have any questions about personal preparedness and also what GSA is doing to help this agency be prepared, contact your regional Emergency Coordinator or the Office of Emergency Management at (202) 501-0012.
No, the Department of Homeland Security "doesn't do politics" at all. Here is their press release on this Propaganda Bonanza.
Crap like this makes it nearly inpossible to believe there is ever any motive that's not pure politics (as opposed to, say, actual policy) coming from this Administration. Oh, and I'm glad to see the Democrat's Ranking Sucker Sen. Joe Lieberman is along for the parade.
This Modern World hits it on the head:
This is transparently a continuation of the Bush campaign by other means, financed with everyone's tax dollars, out of funds that could be used, say, to hire more actual first-responders, Pushtun translators, or troops to replace the exhausted guardsmen.
Bush should be called out on this, and now, by journalists, by the Kerry campaign, and by everyone who prefers actual security over campaign propaganda.
The media's gonna eat this shit up. The only way Bush could get more free publicity is for him to link Scott Peterson to al queda.
Oh, and before Tom Ridge resigns due to extreme financial hardship, I need to say I'm going to miss having the old b/w Superman as Mr. Homeland Security. Faster than a speeding bullet.. No wonder we haven't had any attacks.