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Race and Katrina

Here’s a new angle, from a reader (I’m not going to format all the links):

On lunch at work, but still would prefer no identification if referenced.

Thought you might like to experience what our elite fire and hazmat volunteers are going through. This is insane.

It appears that all people under FEMA for over two weeks must take “awareness and prevention of sexual harassment,” “equal rights officer orientation,” and “valuing diversity” training programs. The programs total 3-4 hours. The mandatory training matrix is here: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/downloads/Mandatory05Matrix.doc

The letter adopting the matrix is here: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/downloads/Mandatory TrainingII.doc

Powerpoints for the trainings:

http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/downloads/DF506/DF 506 Sexual Harassment Visuals.PPT

http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/downloads/Df434/DF 434 Intro to Equal Rights Powerpoints.ppt

http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/downloads/DF416/DF 416 Diversity.ppt

Publicizing this nonsense may not be good for the GOP or president, but may be good for those who believe government should be pared down. Unfortunately, the former pair and the latter appear to be completely distinct entities at this point.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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