Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Gov Kathleen Blanco's Connections

Gov Kathleen Babineaux Blanco has close ties to the old Huey Long Democratic Machine. Want to read the entire post, click on the Title Link . . .

At the time when it became obvious that a catastrophic hurricane was bearing down on New Orleans, the Louisiana National Guard had 65% of its members available for state missions. Only 3,700 were in Iraq. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco had several thousand guards specifically trained for support during civil emergencies at her disposal to save the people of New Orleans. There were several hundred public school and transit authority buses in New Orleans which could have been driven by those guards. And those guards could have completely prevented the raping and looting. And Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dragged her feet. Why? The Red Cross was barred by state officials from bringing food and water into New Orleans. Why?

How better for the white Cajun political machine to show the black people of New Orleans that a reformist black mayor could not protect them, and that they needed to remain subservient to the power structure? The SuperDome may indeed have looked like the hold of a slave ship, but it was not a federal slave ship, and it was not a Republican slave ship. It was a slave ship captained by the southern Democrat white masters.

The Real Mayor Nagin - Lets Citizens Drown

UPDATE

Yolanda Hubert's mother was one of the 34 citizens who died at a New Orleans nursing home. Her aunt excaped by walking out, through water that was over her head. The 34 deaths were from drowning . . . after the nursing home owners abandoned them. According to Ms. Hurbert, who was in direct contact with the owners just prior to Katrina hitting, the plan was to use school buses to evac the residents. But Mayor Nagin never issued the order to use the school buses! Those poor people drowned after piling furniture and mattresses against doors and windows trying to keep the water out. Now the owners are in jail. Nagin should be in jail with them.

Michael Gaynor lets us know just what type of person Nagin is . . . read more at the link provided

Ray Nagin Is NOT America's Mayor
By Michael J. GaynorMichNews.comSep 6, 2005

Rudy Giuliani became America's Mayor as a result of the calm and positive way he responded to the September 11 terrorist attack.

Ray Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans, will not be known as America's Mayor.

He will be remembered as the man who waited too long to order and implement a mandatory evaluation. And then blamed others, including the federal government, even though President Bush had urged him to order mandatory evacuation and he had dawdled.

New Orleans Broke! Nagin Cuts & Runs

Not only did Mayor Nagin cut and run by moving his family to Dallas, TX and buying a house there, now he's announced the city is broke, out of cash and unable to pay it's employees. How can a city have only two weeks of cash on hand to meet payroll, payroll taxes, utilities, buy supplies, purchase fuel for vehicles? This all sounds impossible, but true. Looks like the federal government now owns a defunct city. And where is Nagin, safe in Dallas with with family and new house. Bet his salary is still being paid.

Mayor Nagin Should Be Charged With Murder

While Mayor Nagin was cutting and running to get his family to Dallas and buy a new house, 34 weak and helpless persons were allowed to die in a nursing home. Had Nagin used the city school buses to evacuate the most helpless citizens, many, if not all of those 34 would still be alive.
Nagin should be charged and found guilty of manslauter, if not murder!

Rapper Kanye West

What Kanye West has done in recent days can only be described as "Down Low"!

I can't take credit for this . . . found on another blog, but its great . . . and what an excellent analysis of Kanye West's psyche! Sounds like the licks to a new rap song . . .

Im dry and loving it!!!!

It's amazing what living ABOVE sea level does for your health.

Kanye West is a problem that most black performers in America suffer from.

That is the "I've got to create a bigger louder disturbance then the other black Man syndrome".

If they are not seen as the biggest loudest n****r on the block,

then they are a nobody.

He's just a richer version of the people that are homeless in New Orleans.

I already paid my taxes and refuse to give any money to help the people from New Orleans because I don't
want to encourage them to move back.

We should not rebuild New Orleans and the Govt. should not give money to rebuild. Whats the point???

If this happens again, all the blacks are gonna blame the whites and say we gave them money to rebuild to kill off the black race.

Bah!!!

I've had enough.

Here's my version

Working Title: Kanye's Lament

Im dry and loving it!!!!

Mazin' livin' ABOVE sea level and da shit

Kanye suffer from da nigger disease

Gotta shout louder than other nigger, be on my knees

They be nobody, don't ax

I already pay my tax

Jus richer, but black an da same

Low down in da 9th Ward game

Build it back with whitey's doe

Nigger come back with money and ho

GAS FREE SUNDAYS

GAS FREE SUNDAYS!

The oil companies, some of which are owned by foreign companies are making record profits. There are virtually no independent gas stations anymore, most being company owned. Not only are they gouging us on gas prices, but the convience store products are adding to the profits.

What I ask is that everyone simply avoid purchasing gasoline on Sundays and cut back driving about 10%. This reduced demand will may help lower the prices. Since you must have gas to drive to work, purchase it on a day other than Sunday, and when you want a soda or coffee, purchase it someplace other than the convience store.

GAS FREE SUNDAYS!

New York Times Gets Katrina Facts Wrong, Again

In the Sunday NY Times, Here are the headlines,

Breakdowns Marked Path From Hurricane to Anarchy

(and in a subtitle, "In Crisis, Federal Authorities Hesitated - Local Officials Were Overwhelmed")

Published: September 11, 2005
It seems the NYTimes wishes everyone to believe Mayor Nagin and Gov Blanco were simply overwhelmed by the storm, and the Feds did nothing but sit on their asses. This is an absolute lie! Read the other postings in this blog and have the facts - that Nagin was grossly incompetent at his job, and won't be a man and take the heat. Blanco is nothing more than an idiot who can not make a decision.

Nagin Moves Family To Dallas, Buys House There

New Orleans Mayor Nagin has purchased a house in Dallas, TX and move his family there. The asshole isn't even willing to live in NO anymore! What a jerk-weed!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina New Orleans Refugees Kanye West

Well now we know the truth, now we know the facts. With a major hurricane bearing down on the greatest party city ever, Mayor Nagin did nothing to save the city's poor. These were the same people Nagin convinced to vote him into office, and he did nothing. He didn't use the city school buses and vehicles to evac the people least able to take care of themselves. He could have evac'd a lot of the poor to the NO airport, which is on high ground. No, the Mayor told the city's poor to simply make their way to the Superdome and the Convention Center, areas he knew would be surrounded with water. Nagin did manage to get his rich friends out of the city, on the very helicopters that should have been taking the sick and injuried. This is just criminal. The Governor was no better. You think these are lies, go look at the emergency plans for the city and the state. The lies were told by the Governor and the Mayor, and now they are playing the blame game. Want to test for who is guilty . . . look to those who blame others . . . why isn't Nagin being a man and admit he screwed up.
Want to deny there are people out there who are insensitive to the plight of others . . . well here's one for you . . .
Sep 3, 6:08 AM (ET)By FRAZIER MOORE

NEW YORK (AP) - It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt and dignified benefit aired on NBC and other networks Friday night, took an unexpected turn thanks to the outspoken rapper Kanye West.
Appearing two-thirds through the program, he claimed "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and said America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."
The show, simulcast from New York on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Pax, was aired live to the East Coast, enabling the Grammy-winning rapper's outburst to go out uncensored.
Now, here is where West is coming from . . . he was snubbed and angry . . .
While allowing that "the Red Cross is doing everything they can," West - who delivered an emotional outburst at the American Music Awards after he was snubbed for an award - declared that government authorities are intentionally dragging their feet on aid to the Gulf Coast. Without getting specific, he added, "They've given them permission to go down and shoot us."
Why is it that the only news network reporting the story about the New Orleans Mayor sending his high-roller buddies out ahead of the needy is FOX News? Because the story doesn't fit the "model" the liberal media wants to show. However, the citizens of New Orleans now know the facts, their Mayor was more interested in getting his high-roller friends to the head of the evacuation line than in the welfare of his most needy citizens. Where was Jesse Jackson when this story broke, probably not watching FOX News!
New Orleans Mayor Nagin has the Primary responsibility for the safety of his citizens. Who better would have know that 250,000 of the citizens did not have the ability to evacuate ahead of a CAT 4 hurricane? The Mayor. Who should have used the city's school buses to evac those citizens? The Mayor. Who could have called on the Governor to send National Guard in ahead of the storm? The Mayor. We now know that the Mayor was only looking out for his high-roller friends, and now wants to play the blame game.
Geraldo Rivera (Whoraldo to many) is ignoring the fact that several parrishes around New Orleans are being overlooked by the city and state emergency organizations. Rivera was interviewing a gentleman from one of those parrishes and refused to listen to his complaint. That complaint was that those parrishes are being bypassed by city and state emergency organizations because they are primarily "White". Now, I ask you, is that fair and balanced? Last night we saw Whoraldo with tears in his eyes as he lamented the plight of those in New Orleans, today, he refuses to listen to a white person.
Also, no one is giving any details on the ongoing armed black gangs that are killing, raping and looting in New Orleans. Why? Because they are afraid of the race issue, plain and simple.
Did anyone seek Ted Koppel's interview with Mike Brown, head of FEMA?
Ted out-did himself as he asked repeatedly mean questions of Brown. Here was Ted "Krapful" asking why the response took so long, why FEMA didn't quess that Katrina would be as bad as it is. If anyone ever doubted the liberal bias isn't present in mainstream media, they should have seen Koppel. But ol' Ted will be missing in inaction when it comes to questioning the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans about his lack of emergency response. Ted won't be around to report on the black gangs that are terrorizing blacks in New Orleans. Ted will not be there when it comes to questioning the Democratic Governor about the state's lack of emergency response.
Then there's Ted's partners, the Congressional Black Caucus, holding a press conference to claim that the emergency response was slow because the refugees in New Orleans are "Black".
If you compare reporting at CNN vs FOX, here's how it goes . . .
CNN reports only that the federal government (read Bush administration) is not responding quickly enough and that nearly all those in New Orleans are black.
FOX reports that relief efforts are getting water and food to those who need it the most, the blacks in New Orleans, that there are 8-mile long convoys of National Guard troops to bring relief and order.
Now we hear that the Mayor of New Orleans arranged for a group of his high-roller buddies to go to the head of the line to get out of town.

Katrina Blame Explained (Hint: Its Blanco and Nagin)

Who is to Blame? Lay it at the feet of Mayor Nagin and Gov. Blanco.
Citizens died, and are suffering in New Orleans due to the failure of Louisiana's governor, Kathleen Blanco, and the city's mayor, Ray Nagin. In fact, those who died or are suffering are those who were least able to take care of themselves. These are the same poor, sick and elderly (mostly black, but some white) citizens the Mayor and Governor are pledged to help.
The primary responsibility for emergency response is not with the federal government, but is the responsibility of local and state officials who are charged by law with the management of the initial response to disasters.
First lets look at Ray Nagin's lack of response. He of all people knew what would happen to his citizens, especially to those too poor or too ill to evacuate themselves. He knew this because in 1998 14,000 citizens were evacuated to the Superdome and the result was widespread theft and looting. Last year as Hurricane Ivan was headed toward New Orleans, Nagin did nothing to use city school buses and other vehicles to evacuate the poor and sick. The very people Nagin promised to protect were left without any means of getting out, and the Mayor had the means, but not the character or competence to do so. Nagin's own emergency plan, still on the internet for all to see, projects 300,000 people would need transportation for a hurricane like Katrina.
Last year state and local emergency response officials conducted an exercise for a major hurricane. The exercise simulated the evacuation of 300,000 from New Orleans using all available public transportation, school buses and other public vehicles. The Mayor and Governor participated in this exercise, so they knew.
In addition to the plans, local, state and federal officials held a simulated hurricane drill 13 months ago, in which widespread flooding supposedly trapped 300,000 people inside New Orleans. The exercise simulated the evacuation of more than a million residents. The problems identified in the simulation apparently were not solved.
A year ago, as Hurricane Ivan approached, New Orleans ordered an evacuation but did not use city or school buses to help people evacuate. As a result many of the poorest citizens were unable to evacuate. Fortunately, the hurricane changed course and did not hit New Orleans. Again, Blanco and Nagin knew what they were facing with Katrina, but did nothing.
Mayor Nagin, not the federal government is responsible for ordering a mandatory evacuation and in coordination with the Governor, evacuating citizens to safety. Nagin waited until it was too late to finally order a mandatory evacuation. It was then too late to help those who most needed the help, the mostly poor and sick blacks of New Orleans.
The city's evacuation plan states: "The city of New Orleans will utilize all available resources to quickly and safely evacuate threatened areas." But even though the city has enough school and transit buses to evacuate 12,000 citizens per fleet run, the mayor did not use them. To compound the problem, the buses were not moved to high ground and were flooded. The plan also states that "special arrangements will be made to evacuate persons unable to transport themselves or who require specific lifesaving assistance. Additional personnel will be recruited to assist in evacuation procedures as needed." This was not done.
The evacuation plan warned that "if an evacuation order is issued without the mechanisms needed to disseminate the information to the affected persons, then we face the possibility of having large numbers of people either stranded and left to the mercy of a storm, or left in an area impacted by toxic materials." That is precisely what happened because of the mayor's failure.
Instead of evacuating the people, the mayor ordered the refugees to the Superdome and Convention Center without adequate security and no provisions for food, water and sanitary conditions. As a result people died, and there was even rape committed, in these facilities. Mayor Nagin failed in his responsibility to provide public safety and to manage the orderly evacuation of the citizens of New Orleans.
Only Governor Blanco can order the National Guard to respond to an emergency. Blanco did not order the National Guard to mobilize. Blanco would not allow the Red Cross to take food and water to the Superdome.
Bush does not have the authority to order the state National Guard to response, only the Governor has that authority. Bush had declared an emergency prior to Katrina landfall. All Blanco had to do was request the federal assistance the state needed. She did not do this.
FEMA has taken a lot of the liberal media blame, but FEMA cannot go into a state until the Governor asks for help. Blanco did not do this.
I encourage everyone who visits this blog to read the first three responses, they all claim all the facts are lies. Judge for yourself.

Mike Brown Gone; Gov Blanco In Hiding; Mayor Nagin Found Incompetent

Mike Brown was never competent enough to be head of FEMA. This does not make FEMA a bad organization. The career emergency management personnel, not the top three, four or even five levels of management, but those personnel who get the job done on the ground never warmed to Mikey. In an organization that values paying dues on the ground, Mike Brown simply was not competent to run FEMA. What's needed is a recognized leader with a proven history of successful emergency management operations.
But the real story is not what Mike Brown was not competent to do, the real story is how the front line responders, namely Gov Blanco and Mayor Nagin were also incompetent to manage an emergency. The Mayor had a plan, knew the response that was needed, but failed to act. The buses that could have evacuated 15,000 New Orleans citizens per run were never used. They now sit in four feet of water. Over a two day period, Nagin could have evacuated every citizen that was incapable of getting themselves out. And get this, nearly all the police vehicles are under water, not to mention the other emergency vehicles like fire engines. Nagin should stand up on his own two hind legs, and like a real man, admit he screwed up. Then he should step down.
Blanco is the most incompetent of the three and she has gone into hiding.

Many Blacks Do Not Want To Return to New Orleans

It's starting to happen sooner that I thought. Many of the younger blacks won't be returning to New Orleans. In a Reuters story filed by Adam Tanner from Camp Williams, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, numerous blacks related why they won't be returning to New Orleans. Here are some of the excerpts:
By Adam Tanner
For the mostly poor, black refugees evacuated from New Orleans, few places are as geographically remote and culturally alien as this corner of Utah, where 0.2 percent of the population in the nearest town is black.
Still, some refugees, especially younger adults, say they are ready to make a new start in the region even though they did not know they were coming until the doors shut on the airplane evacuating them from New Orleans.
"I'm planning a whole new life," said Phillip Johnson II, 23, who has already arranged an apartment in Salt Lake City. "It's an opportunity knocking for me out here."
He said even though the population of New Orleans was two-thirds black, his appearance with dreadlocks and a goatee still worked against him. "In New Orleans, being a young black man, you get harassed a lot, stereotyped a lot," he said.
Evans said he would remain in Utah, and would like to work either as a handyman or as a highway patrolman.
His ex-wife Tanya Andrews, 44, said race played a part in their escape from flooded New Orleans, an adventure which she said included looting food, a television and a boat to get to higher land.
So far the local community has welcomed the refugees with open arms, although they say they face an adjustment to life in Utah, stronghold of the socially conservative Mormon Church.
"Any time you go in where you are in the minority -- and I'm experienced in this -- it's going to be more difficult," said Wayne Mortimer, mayor of Bluffdale next to Camp Williams.
He cited his past missionary work in Canada when he was a relatively rare Mormon. Mortimer said his town of 6,500, a well-to-do bedroom community of Salt Lake City, had 20 low-income housing units available for the refugees.
"When you are an affluent community like we have, the greatest blessing we can have is to lift someone else," he said in an interview.
Larry Andrew's brother Adrian and sister Tanya, despite initial shock about being sent to Utah, say they will remain in Utah. Even Larry, despite his doubts, says the state is offering him a unique chance.
"According to what I see, it will be beneficial to me economically, even socially," he said. "But how would they adapt to me?"