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Posted: 9/7/2005 4:10:28 PM EDT
Major Garret reported on the "Grape Vine" that the Lousiana State Homeland Security Department - not the Federal Agency, refused the Red Cross entry in to the area just after the storm all the while the Gov and Mayor were screaming for food and water... The Red Cross's plan was to send trucks loaded with food, water, and hygine supplies to the Superdome and Convention Center. He also said that the Gov wouldn't federalize the NG and allow FEMA trucks in. Oops. Me thinks this government is doomed...
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:15:01 PM EDT
A US red cross rep said on the Fox Report that the Red Cross was ready to send food and water immediately to the Convention Center and Superdome but were denied access by the Louisiana State Homeland Security people. The stated reason was the State did not want these two sites to attract more people and sending food and water would do just that.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:16:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cool-e:
A US red cross rep said on the Fox Report that the Red Cross was ready to send food and water immediately to the Convention Center and Superdome but were denied access by the Louisiana State Homeland Security people. The stated reason was the State did not want these two sites to attract more people and sending food and water would do just that.



Louisiana State Homeland Security = Governor

She cannot hide what she has done much longer.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:20:25 PM EDT
All people in this country need to call for the govenor, mayor, and fema director resignations. They are all a disgrace.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:29:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
All people in this country need to call for the govenor, mayor, and fema director resignations. They are all a disgrace.



Still trying to figure out what FEMA has done so that warrants the bile directed at then.

Repeating over and over FEMA screwed up does not make it true. The Federal response got there within 3-5 days as was expected before the storm. I am sure FEMA made mistakes but it appears nothing major.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:29:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
All people in this country need to call for the govenor, mayor, and fema director resignations. They are all a disgrace.



Two out of three ain't bad. FEMA pulled the other two out of the fire.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:29:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 4:31:38 PM EDT by Charging_Handle]

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
All people in this country need to call for the govenor, mayor, and fema director resignations. They are all the mayor and governor are a disgrace.



Fixed it for you.

The Federal government did EXACTLY what they were supposed to do in the situation. The Federal government (FEMA) is not a first response agency, rather a follow on agency. The intial response is the local and state government's puppy. They were the ones who dropped the ball by not following their own disaster plan. The mayor had the buses to evacuate the city. Why were they not used? Why were the city's shelters not stocked with any food and water? Again, that type of stuff is a local issue, not a Federal one.

In every case where problems arose, you can trace said problems directly to incompetence in the state and local government.

It is the city and state's job to handle the situation initially. The Federal government's job is to come in and back them up and support them. But they are not and never have been first responders. The first response phase is where all the fuck up's happened. The Federal government did exactly what they are supposed to do.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:39:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 4:39:56 PM EDT by MissouriBob]
You need to realize that the democraps are all about first impressions. They are trying to throw every card they don't have on the table because they want that to stick in people's heads. You know that most of the news media WILL NOT give any time or space to stories about how all those yelling initially were actually at fault. This is a carefully orchestrated effort by the Democratic leadership. Sure the mayor and governor will fall (as they deserve), but the message, the race baiting, the Bush bashing will have left an impression on the most impressionable.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:40:22 PM EDT
If anyone finds this in writing please post it here. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:52:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Planerench:

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
All people in this country need to call for the govenor, mayor, and fema director resignations. They are all a disgrace.



Two out of three ain't bad. FEMA pulled the other two out of the fire.



Actually, the US Military and NG pulled EVERYONE out of the fire.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:29:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 6:30:43 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By MissouriBob:
You need to realize that the democraps are all about first impressions.

Yep.

No matter how many mountains of proof to the contrary surfaces, Hurricane Katrina will ALWAYS be known to popular culture as "George Bush's Failure".

The left controls the media fed to the MAJORITY of the country and in time the majority WILL come to blame GWBush for the post-hurricane disaster of New Orleans 2005 just like they blame him for the "lies, deaths and disgrace" in Iraq.


It's up to US to counter as much we can that extremely powerful first-impression implanted by the Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media.

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:41:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 6:42:17 PM EDT by warlord]
The_Macallan: I disagree. The left-wing dominated news media has lost a lot of power due to the internet and forums like ARFCOM. Look how long it took to out Dan Rather and his transgressions, in the past it would've taken weeks or months to uncover the truth, if at all. In this case the truth will prevail, whomever's fault it is. The Lib and Dems can initially spin this stuff anyway they want to, but it will get straighten out and somone will end up with egg on their faces.
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