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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/8/2005 6:08:03 AM EDT
Well, since we (America) and Bush hate all the black people and left them to die after katrina hit and did nothing to evacuate them before the storm........Where were all these black groups and do gooders before the storm hit? They did nothing to evacuate these people before the storm hit.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:25:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:34:52 AM EDT
This is probably a dupe, but it fits here...



Politics over duty

This is a post from a fellow over in Merritt Is, FL, a reporter who's been
researching what went on before the storm hit

I think all of Nagin's pomp and posturing is going to bite him hard in the
near future as the lies and distortions of his interviews are coming to
light.

On Friday night before the storm hit Max Mayfield of the National Hurricane
Center took the unprecedented action of calling Nagin and Blanco personally
to plead with them to begin MANDATORY evacuation of NO and they said they'd
take it under consideration. This was after the NOAA buoy 240 miles south
had recorded 68' waves before it was destroyed.

President Bush spent Friday afternoon and evening in meetings with his
advisors and administrators drafting all of the paperwork required for a
state to request federal assistance (and not be in violation of the Posse
Comitatus Act or having to enact the Insurgency Act). Just before midnight
Friday evening the President called Governor Blanco and pleaded with her to
sign the request papers so the federal government and the military could
legally begin mobilization and call up. He was told that they didn't think
it necessary for the federal government to be involved yet. After the
President's final call to the governor she held meetings with her staff to
discuss the political ramifications of bringing federal forces. It was
decided that if they allowed federal assistance it would make it look as if
they had failed so it was agreed upon that the feds would not be invited in.

Saturday before the storm hit the President again called Blanco and Nagin
requesting they please sign the papers requesting federal assistance, that
they declare the state an emergency area, and begin mandatory evacuation.
After a personal plea from the President Nagin agreed to order an
evacuation, but it would not be a full mandatory evacuation, and the
governor still refused t! o sign t he papers requesting and authorizing federal
action. In frustration the President declared the area a national disaster
area before the state of Louisiana did so he could legally begin some
advanced preparations. Rumor has it that the President's legal advisers were
looking into the ramifications of using the insurgency act to bypass the
Constitutional requirement that a state request federal aid before the
federal government can move into state with troops - but that had not been
done since 1906 and the Constitutionality of it was called into question to
use before the disaster.

Throw in that over half the federal aid of the past decade to NO for levee
construction, maintenance, and repair was diverted to fund a marina and
support the gambling ships. Toss in the investigation that will look into
why the emergency preparedness plan submitted to the federal government for
funding and published on the city's website was never implemented and in
fact may have been bogus for the purpose of gaining additional federal
funding as we now learn that the organizations identified in the plan were
never contacted or coordinating into any planning - though the document
implies that they were.

The suffering people of NO need to be asking some hard questions as do we
all, but they better start with why Blanco refused to even sign the
multi-state mutual aid pack activation documents until Wednesday which
further delayed the legal deployment of National Guard from adjoining
states. Or maybe ask why Nagin keeps harping that the President should have
commandeered 500 Greyhound busses to help him when according to his own
emergency plan and documents he claimed to have over 500 busses at his
disposal to use between the local school busses and the city transportation
busses - but he never raised a finger to prepare them or activate them.

This is a sad time for all of us to see that a major city has all but been
destroyed and thous! ands of people have died with hundreds of thousands more
suffering, but it's certainly not a time for people to be pointing fingers
and trying to find a bigger dog to blame for local corruption and
incompetence. Pray to God for the survivors that they can start their lives
anew as fast as possible and we learn from all the mistakes to avoid them in
the future

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:37:31 AM EDT




Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:38:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
So why was it not a big enough problem to use the school buses before, but the rest of the country has to send every Greyhound to NO after the storm?

Because they're broke! 'Nawlins is over 60% black, do you think they have money? Of course not. They're a socialist welfare basket case totally dependent on 'gubment.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:51:44 AM EDT
I'm getting tired of people saying that if they were all white, the Katrina aftermath would have been handled differently.

Oh really?

Well guess who's opening their pocketbooks and donating time and whatnot to help them get back on their feet?

Ingratitude is what is going to cause a racial rift here, not some uncalled-for perceived discrimination...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:04:30 AM EDT
My taxi driver yesterday was listening to an African-American themed radio station. The speaker (who had an islamic name) called for trial of Bush for crimes against humanity, mass murder and genocide for intentionally letting black people drown in N.O.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:05:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dustin98SS:
Well, since we (America) and Bush hate all the black people and left them to die after katrina hit and did nothing to evacuate them before the storm........Where were all these black groups and do gooders before the storm hit? They did nothing to evacuate these people before the storm hit.



Who do you think you are trying to bring logic into the mix?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:07:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dustin98SS:
Well, since we (America) and Bush hate all the black people and left them to die after katrina hit and did nothing to evacuate them before the storm........



In all fairness we "don't care about black people." Kanye never said we hated them. Kanye would not appreciate you putting words in his mouth.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:07:27 AM EDT
They were given plenty of warning. The Orleans had ample opportunity to prepare for survival and evacuation. A few liters of water and a box or two of granola bars would have been enough to get a family to the evacuation points. We're talking survival, not comfort.

If there was a road to bring in emergency supplies, then there was a road to walk out of the disaster area. Sitting on the edge of the road, waiting for days on end to be carried out was flat out stupid.

Jesse Jackson and the CBC stupidly played the race card without understanding the situation. That mistake will haunt them for a long time.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:16:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
They were given plenty of warning. The Orleans had ample opportunity to prepare for survival and evacuation. A few liters of water and a box or two of granola bars would have been enough to get a family to the evacuation points. We're talking survival, not comfort.

If there was a road to bring in emergency supplies, then there was a road to walk out of the disaster area. Sitting on the edge of the road, waiting for days on end to be carried out was flat out stupid.

Jesse Jackson and the CBC stupidly played the race card without understanding the situation. That mistake will haunt them for a long time.



Did you see when "Rev. Jesse" showed up to offer comfort and assurance that help was on the way?

Many of the people were glad to see him but there was one black woman hollering at him "Get yo' arse out of the way so the supplies can make it here!"

SOLID!

Jesse showed up and didn't bring one thing with him...except his own personal camera crew!

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