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Posted: 2/2/2006 11:34:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 1:22:14 PM EDT by crazyhorse705]
maybe just maybe they will realize that maybe mardi gras this year should not happen.

first the hurricane of the century for them did not teach them anything. now 2 tornados touch down last night.


www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11143365/


Two twisters hit parts of New Orleans
What else could happen? airport sees more damage than during Katrina

Updated: 3:15 p.m. ET Feb. 2, 2006

KENNER, La. - Two tornadoes early Thursday tore through New Orleans neighborhoods that were hit hard by Hurricane Katrina just five months earlier, collapsing at least one previously damaged house and battering the airport, authorities said.

Roofs were ripped off and utility poles came down, but no serious injuries were reported.

“Don’t ever ask the question, ‘What else could happen?”’ said Marcia Paul Leone, a mortgage banker who was surveying the new damage to her Katrina-flooded home.

She would go no farther than the front porch of her house Thursday morning. Windows were blown out, and the building appeared to be leaning.

“I’ve been in the mortgage business for 20 years. I know when something’s unsafe,” she said.

Electricity was knocked out for most of the morning at Louis Armstrong International Airport, grounding passenger flights and leaving travelers to wait in a dimly lit terminal powered by generators. The storm also ripped off part of a concourse roof, slammed one jetway into another, and flipped motorized runway luggage carts.

“Everything’s still backed up and the whole day is going to be messed up,” airport spokeswoman Michelle Duffourc said after power returned midday.

“There’s more damage to the terminal than I saw during the hurricane,” she added.

A line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area around 2:30 a.m. Tim Destri, of the National Weather Service, said it appeared the damage was caused by two tornadoes, one that hit the airport and another that moved into New Orleans.

The storm collapsed at least one house in New Orleans’ hurricane-ravaged lakefront, police said.

“I cannot believe this. We were hit twice. It’s not bad enough we got 11 feet of water,” said Maria Kay Chetta, a city grants manager. While her own home was not badly damaged, one across the street lost its roof and another had heavy damage to its front.

Police spokesman Capt. Juan Quinton, who lived in that area, said that gutters were ripped off his already flood-damaged house and that toppled trees blocked the alley behind his house.
A federal trailer was pulled off its moorings and plumbing hookups, he said.

“It’s an act of God and there’s nothing we can do about it, so I just don’t worry about it anymore,” Quinton said.

The wind also blew down a radio tower near a major thoroughfare, authorities said.
© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:36:24 AM EDT
New Orleans the new Soddom and Gomorrah. .............and I'm an athiest.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:36:54 AM EDT
Bush's fault!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:38:04 AM EDT
Halliburton Storm Generator, Mk II
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:38:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:
Bush's fault!



Where is the Hurricane machine???
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:38:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:
Bush's fault!



damn took all of minutes for someone to say that.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:39:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mattl:
New Orleans the new Soddom and Gomorrah. .............and I'm an athiest.



I'm a Christian and I agree with you.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:40:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Halliburton Storm Generator, Mk II



Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:40:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:40:37 AM EDT by macman37]
Mother nature doesn't care about black people

-- Kanye West
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:40:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By Mattl:
New Orleans the new Soddom and Gomorrah. .............and I'm an athiest.



I'm a Christian and I agree with you.



I think most religious, hard working people agree with you.

I don't have any sympathy for a region that is full of wasteful sloths.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:41:47 AM EDT
i saw this on msnbc and i could not stop laughing.


in that part of the south you dont see tornados. but with the wacky shit going on in that city who the hell knows what is next.

massive ice storm.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:42:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:42:52 AM EDT by PreMed_Gunner]

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
i saw this on msnbc and i could not stop laughing.


in that part of the south you dont see tornados. but with the wacky shit going on in that city who the hell knows what is next.

massive ice storm.



fire and brimstone?

perhaps Blackwater will start gunning down US civilians as opposed to just Iraqi ones?

ah.. who cares... it is all good
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:43:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Mother nature doesn't care about black people

-- Kanye West




mac that is so wrong.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:46:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:47:05 AM EDT by PreMed_Gunner]

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Mother nature Goddoesn't care about black people

-- Kanye West




mac that is so wrong.



fixed
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:47:08 AM EDT
I thought it was "God Hates Nag(in)s".
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:48:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:48:56 AM EDT by txwxgirl]
Wow! I just mentioned that last night! I stopped watching before they hit. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=433237
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:51:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Wow! I just mentioned that last night! I stopped watching before they hit. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=433237




good thing you posted the link . that one is about the rain this one is about the tornados that hit after the rain.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:03:53 PM EDT
Do we want the meteor shower to be before or after the icestorm?[/size=2]
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:05:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By N_FL_Mountaineer:
Do we want the meteor shower to be before or after the icestorm?


I believe frogs and locas are next on the flowchart.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:14:29 PM EDT
God, I hope my father is ok.

There are some people hard at work down there trying to fix this cluster fuck.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:18:56 PM EDT
Chocolate tornado's?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:36:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

Originally Posted By N_FL_Mountaineer:
Do we want the meteor shower to be before or after the icestorm?


I believe frogs and locas are next on the flowchart.



What about the boils and the death of the first born sons?.....wait, wrong smiting...
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:39:26 PM EDT
I broke the levee.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:44:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 12:45:24 PM EDT by txwxgirl]

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Wow! I just mentioned that last night! I stopped watching before they hit. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=433237




good thing you posted the link . that one is about the rain this one is about the tornados that hit after the rain.


I referenced the watch and "cleansing" before the tornados.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:47:37 PM EDT
was it white tornoadoes?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:47:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Mother nature doesn't care about black Chocolate people

-- Kanye 'Nagin' West



Minor repairs for relativity
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:55:56 PM EDT
Okay, now we just gotta wait for the water to turn to blood, swarms of locusts, biting flies, frogs, boils, hailstorms, livestock (or pet) deaths, and the death of the first-born sons.

Next up, Vegas gets smote with holy hellfire and San Francisco falls into the sea, followed by half the DNC turning into pillars of salt.

w00t! Let's get old testament on their heathen asses!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 1:04:33 PM EDT
The obvious solution here is more federal funding...
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 1:11:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LVMIKE:
The obvious solution here is more federal funding...



why not its all ready going to cost in the hundreds of billions to repair katrina's shit.

they could get another 10 billion per tornado if they play their cards right and blame bush.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:02:30 PM EDT
BTT for night crew
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:12:47 PM EDT
I am insulted by your BW comment. When you put your ass on the line for a change let me know.



Originally Posted By PreMed_Gunner:

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
i saw this on msnbc and i could not stop laughing.


in that part of the south you dont see tornados. but with the wacky shit going on in that city who the hell knows what is next.

massive ice storm.



fire and brimstone?

perhaps Blackwater will start gunning down US civilians as opposed to just Iraqi ones?

ah.. who cares... it is all good

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:18:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
maybe just maybe they will realize that maybe mardi gras this year should not happen.

first the hurricane of the century for them did not teach them anything. now 2 tornados touch down last night.


i think god or someone up there is telling them to knock their shit off.

with blaming the goverment for their problems.


You are one sick person. One of my co-workers is struggling to put her Lakeview house back together, and one of these tornados that you seem to be so pleased about caused even more damage.

Jeez, I can't believe all the hatred for N.O. and LA here. I'm assuming it's simply because most of you folks cannot comprehend the amount of destruction that has taken place. The New Orleans area is not all welfare recipients freeloading off the taxpayers and demanding to know why Bush didn't personally drive down in a bus to get them out a day before the storm. There are plenty of decent people around here who are working hard to put their lives back together.

It just seems like there is an overwhelming sense of anger here that Federal dollars are being spent on the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast. Louisiana, like most states, does not have the money to recover from such an unprecedented disaster without lots of help. If your state of North Carolina was wiped out by a hurricane, I'd have no problem at all with my tax dollars going towards recovery.

As I indicated in a post on this topic last night, I guess I have a lot of catching up to do around here, as I'm quite surprised at the lack of compassion. Just because Blanco and Nagin are incompetent and are blaming everything on Bush, does not mean everyone who lives in southeast Louisiana should be thrown under the bus.

--Mike
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:49:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 9:50:16 PM EDT by crazyhorse705]

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
maybe just maybe they will realize that maybe mardi gras this year should not happen.

first the hurricane of the century for them did not teach them anything. now 2 tornados touch down last night.


i think god or someone up there is telling them to knock their shit off.

with blaming the goverment for their problems.


You are one sick person. One of my co-workers is struggling to put her Lakeview house back together, and one of these tornados that you seem to be so pleased about caused even more damage.

Jeez, I can't believe all the hatred for N.O. and LA here. I'm assuming it's simply because most of you folks cannot comprehend the amount of destruction that has taken place. The New Orleans area is not all welfare recipients freeloading off the taxpayers and demanding to know why Bush didn't personally drive down in a bus to get them out a day before the storm. There are plenty of decent people around here who are working hard to put their lives back together.

It just seems like there is an overwhelming sense of anger here that Federal dollars are being spent on the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast. Louisiana, like most states, does not have the money to recover from such an unprecedented disaster without lots of help. If your state of North Carolina was wiped out by a hurricane, I'd have no problem at all with my tax dollars going towards recovery.

As I indicated in a post on this topic last night, I guess I have a lot of catching up to do around here, as I'm quite surprised at the lack of compassion. Just because Blanco and Nagin are incompetent and are blaming everything on Bush, does not mean everyone who lives in southeast Louisiana should be thrown under the bus.

--Mike



if north carolina was ever hit by that big of a storm i would hope our people here would have the common sense to leave.most do we have not had many hurricane related deaths because even if it is or was a cat 1 hurricane they leave the low lying areas.

our governer even though he is a democrat makes sure from the get go that our low lying areas our evacuated. if they dont leave after that it their own fault.

what you guys governer and mayor did was sit or their ass while that city was destroyed. 500 plus busses could have been used to evac the people. were they no. when i like so many here watched the news we saw busses swimming and people bitching and moaning about the lack of fedral help.

and you wonder why we make jokes sometimes.its not about the people that our hard working to rebuild it is about the ones that chose to bitch and moan about it.

we have 3 major bases that if need be would be called up that is if the 82nd or the marines are not tied up in iraq doing what needs to be done over there.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:56:13 PM EDT
Sorry Mike we weren't talking about your friend,but the tornado picked up a lot of brown dirt with it and deposited upon the landscape! More of Nagins makeing this a chocolate city!

What that all about?

Bob
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:04:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:
God, I hope my father is ok.

There are some people hard at work down there trying to fix this cluster fuck.



Prayers sent for your Dad. Patty
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:18:43 PM EDT
I wonder if the tornados were racist like the hurricane was?

Did any black areas get hit?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:21:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Halliburton Storm Generator, Mk II Mod 0

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:23:17 PM EDT
This is mother nature's way of saying "Ya'll need to move, you're starting to piss me off".
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:37:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
This is mother nature's way of saying "Ya'll need to move, you're starting to piss me off".



+1

No shit. Get the hell out of there you stupid people. Should have gotten out the first time though. Some people will never learn. Tornadoes are one thing...they just happen...hurricanes come with projection maps. If you're stupid you stay...if you're smart you leave.

Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:04:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
if north carolina was ever hit by that big of a storm i would hope our people here would have the common sense to leave.most do we have not had many hurricane related deaths because even if it is or was a cat 1 hurricane they leave the low lying areas.

our governer even though he is a democrat makes sure from the get go that our low lying areas our evacuated. if they dont leave after that it their own fault.


Actually, the vast majority of residents DID leave. There were some "hey, I rode out Betsy and Camille, I can ride this one out too" people, but aside from that, those who remained were people who couldn't get themselves out (such as poor people who had no transportation).


what you guys governer and mayor did was sit or their ass while that city was destroyed. 500 plus busses could have been used to evac the people. were they no. when i like so many here watched the news we saw busses swimming and people bitching and moaning about the lack of fedral help.

Can't really argue with you there. To his credit, Nagin did ORDER a mandatory evacuation of the city, which apparently was a big legal ordeal that had never been done before. He took this storm seriously, but obviously not seriously enough.

One thing that I find EXTREMELY aggravating is both Nagin and Blanco's total and complete deflection of blame. As you mentioned, had Nagin known almost the entire city would be underwater, surely he would have utilized those hundreds of buses to get the people out. During his testimony a day or two ago at the Senate hearings, he indicated that this really wasn't within his power to do... those buses were under the control of the school board, and until the actual state of emergency existed, he could not simply take the buses. B.S. The fact that the city is about to suffer catastrophic flooding is enough to consider it a state of emergency beforehand. This, to me, indicates that he, like most of us, were in denial that this could actually happen.

But maybe he DID recognize that it would be that bad, but also realized that, with only a 2 day window, there was really nothing he could do about it. How do you mobilize hundreds of bus drivers, organize logistics like fuel for the buses, and water for the passengers in such a short period of time? The obvious answer is that you CAN'T. He was faced with an impossible situation. Sure, some other leaders could have done better, but no matter what, this was going to turn out bad.

But what really bothers me is that he and Blanco do not grant the same level of understanding to the federal government... for instance, they expected FEMA to pull 200 buses out of its ass within a day or two, and screamed when it didn't happen.


and you wonder why we make jokes sometimes.its not about the people that our hard working to rebuild it is about the ones that chose to bitch and moan about it.

We're ALL "bitching and moaning" about it because things are just so fucked up around here. My town, a suburb of New Orleans that was actually hit harder by the storm, but did not have the standing water for 3 - 4 weeks, is recovering well. That's because the most severe damage was spotty... my neighborhood and a few others suffered minor flooding, there was some roof damage, and the upper-class neighborhoods near the lake had catastrophic flooding. Power poles and trees were down all over the place. But the town was relatively intact. 4 months later, it's looking pretty good.

But again, the worst damage was limited to just certain areas.

In contrast, almost ALL of Lakeview (a large upper-middle class neighborhood in N.O. that was considered to be probably the best place to live within the city limits) is destroyed. When I was helping some friends / co-workers clear out their flooded homes, I realized that every two houses in this neighborhood represented probably $1 million in lost property (counting the houses themselves, and the furnishings within). Multiply that times a couple thousand.

Then, you have Chalmette, which is a middle-class town adjacent to New Orleans. CHALMETTE was flooded. Not certain neighborhoods, but the entire town... gone.

The devastation is so widespread, hard work alone is not going to be enough for these areas to come back. A massive amount of money is needed, and that's just the way it is.

Me? Compared to these people, I'm sitting pretty. My house had some water in it, but I'm almost done with the repairs. I didn't even bother to get a FEMA trailer, because I knew that by the time it arrived, I'd be pretty much done with the house (I've been mostly unemployed for the past 4 months, so I had lots of time on my hands to get the work done). Fortunately, our business is starting to come back. A week ago, we finally moved back into our building, which is just outside the French Quarter and suffered no damage at all. The work is starting to trickle back in. I worry about finances, but I'm also optimistic that things will work out.

I don't need any additional aid. I got the $4000 or so from FEMA, which helped tremendously, and we've been living off of MREs which I collected in the weeks following the storm (along with some given to me by neighbors who got sick of them). But I, like pretty much everyone in this area, personally know several people who were not so fortunate as to just have moderate damage to their homes... they lost everything.

Forgive me for sounding like a socialist, but I have genuine compassion for these people, and will fight right along with them to help them get back on their feet.

--Mike
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:22:01 AM EDT
Nagin: "God wants this to be a chocolate city!"

God: "Sucker!"
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:43:18 AM EDT
I am presently employed as an attorney for a federal agency that is arranging loans and grants for Americans whose lives were shattered by these storms.

I talk with folks from New Orleans, and elsewhere about the affected areas of the Gulf Coast, on a daily basis.

If you knew anything about these people, you would shut your pie-hole and thank God that we are a nation that takes care of our own, and that we have the ability to do so without whining, bitching, pissing, and moaning.

Well, except for the usual and unavoidable (it appears) whining, bitching, pissing, and moaning that we can always find on this Board.

Want to 'pull the plug' on New Orleans?

Of course, such an idiotic thing would never be contemplated by right-thinking people, but then right thinking people may not always be in the majority around here.

Every year, the Port of New Orleans receives more than 50,000 river barges arriving at its docks.

These river barges carry, depending upon their size, between 50 and 100 tractor-trailer size loads of produce and goods from upriver....meaning, basically, the Midwest.

The Midwest, you know, the 'breadbasket of the Free World.'

To replace those 50,000 river barges, Midwestern farmers, ranchers, and other producers, would need an additional 3,750,000 tractor-trailers on US highways to deliver their produce and goods to market, based upon an average of 75 tractor-trailer loads on each river barge.

IF that were even remotely 'economical', but let's go way out on a limb and say it could be done....

What would these additional 3,750,000 trailers on US highways do to fuel costs? Wear and tear on our highway infrastructure? Additional congestion on our roads?

Who wants to find out?

But, again, do not worry, for thoughtful men have already decided that it would bankrupt farmers and ranchers throughout this country IF we permitted the Port of New Orleans to close down.

And the rippling effect of the higher costs or fuel, food, and other goods and commodities that would be brought about should we lose the Port of New Orleans would make the Great Depression of the 1930s appear mild by comparison.

I am very sad to see that 'the War Between the States' is still alive and well and kicking in some folks' minds.

Very well, we can return to the days when whoever controlled New Orleans controlled half of the United States....

Napoleon understood that. Thomas Jefferson understood that. Major General Sir Edward Pakenham and the British War Office understood that. President Lincoln and US Commodores Farragut and Porter understood that.

But, incredibly, some of y'all don't!

Fine, cut Louisiana its traveling papers, take down your flags to a muffled drumbeat, and leave the way you came.....

And, so, to paraphrase another fine fellow who spent some time in New Orleans...Davy Crockett....

Y'all can go to Hell. I'm going to New Orleans.

Eric The(ChivalryIsNotDead,ThoseWhoPracticedIt,Are­)Hun
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:58:58 AM EDT
yes i can understand what the ports do for this country i think every one can. but i know alot of people can not see marti gras happening. i mean half of new orleans police force either quit or walked off the job after the hurricane.


how can they possible have margi gras when it took the whole police being there for drunken crowd control.

yeah i know the phrench quarter did not get hit hard but still if your going to do some type of party make it smaller and maybe to honor the people that did die during or after katrinia.

Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:59:31 AM EDT
EricTheHun post +1
and lets not forget about the oil and gas.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 3:02:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By phylodog:
Chocolate tornado's?



I think I found a new sig line.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 3:14:44 AM EDT
it was 3 evil tornados they updated it this morning.

Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:45:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
it was 3 evil tornados they updated it this morning.



It'll be a dozen if it get them more attention and more money.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:59:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
snip

Eric The(ChivalryIsNotDead,ThoseWhoPracticedIt,Are­)Hun



Eric I know you're a long time New Orleans fan... And I was impressed when I went there in 2004.

There is much history in New Orleans. And there are a lot of great people there. But we saw some rough, raw, base ugliness this past year when Katrina hit them. Finger pointing- at US! For not INSISTING we build bigger, better levees... And accusations that we didn't act fast enough, or in a big enough way. Ignoring the facts, such as the casinos and the plane that the levee commission invested in rather than, oh, levees. The entitlement mentality was staggering.

It certainly turned me off. When hurricane Hugo hit Charleston we saw tragedy as well, but I did not see people on the news accusing everyone of the things that Katrina victims accused the rest of the US of. I didn't see people killing each other and mutilating the bodies. I didn't turn the TV on and see Charleston's mayor acting stupid and saying any idiotic thing that came to his mind. I didn't hear any of that...

The humanitarian aid to New Orleans was MASSIVE... Everyone is going to get a shiny new house out of it whether they deserve it or not. But even now- as of a couple weeks ago, I heard an NPR blurb about a guy who says it's America's DUTY to rebuild New Orleans better than it was.

Of course we are going to rebuild New Orleans. And to protect the investment I'm quite sure we will build better levees, ignoring the fact that it's not the best idea to build a city below sea level that's virtually on the ocean.

So at least understand where people are coming from when we roll our eyes and mock Ray Nagin. There are lots of reasons to do so. NO will be rebuilt better than it was, even if it shouldn't be.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:33:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
yes i can understand what the ports do for this country i think every one can. but i know alot of people can not see marti gras happening. i mean half of new orleans police force either quit or walked off the job after the hurricane.


how can they possible have margi gras when it took the whole police being there for drunken crowd control.

yeah i know the phrench quarter did not get hit hard but still if your going to do some type of party make it smaller and maybe to honor the people that did die during or after katrinia.


That's a typical attitude about New Orleans....

It's all about Mardi Gras and the French Quarter and po-boys!

What a pedestrian attitude.

What struck me when I lived and worked in and around New Orleans is how many natives had never even gone to the French Quarter!

'It's for college kids and tourists' they would always say.

Apparently, some folks in the area have lives far removed from such issues as Mardi Gras and whether you and your friends can get smashed in the Quarter!

Imagine that!

Eric The(TryingToBeCivil)Hun
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:54:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 9:10:37 AM EDT by EricTheHun]

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
snip

Eric The(ChivalryIsNotDead,ThoseWhoPracticedIt,Are­)Hun



Eric I know you're a long time New Orleans fan... And I was impressed when I went there in 2004.

There is much history in New Orleans. And there are a lot of great people there. But we saw some rough, raw, base ugliness this past year when Katrina hit them. Finger pointing- at US! For not INSISTING we build bigger, better levees... And accusations that we didn't act fast enough, or in a big enough way. Ignoring the facts, such as the casinos and the plane that the levee commission invested in rather than, oh, levees. The entitlement mentality was staggering.

It certainly turned me off. When hurricane Hugo hit Charleston we saw tragedy as well, but I did not see people on the news accusing everyone of the things that Katrina victims accused the rest of the US of. I didn't see people killing each other and mutilating the bodies. I didn't turn the TV on and see Charleston's mayor acting stupid and saying any idiotic thing that came to his mind. I didn't hear any of that...

The humanitarian aid to New Orleans was MASSIVE... Everyone is going to get a shiny new house out of it whether they deserve it or not. But even now- as of a couple weeks ago, I heard an NPR blurb about a guy who says it's America's DUTY to rebuild New Orleans better than it was.

Of course we are going to rebuild New Orleans. And to protect the investment I'm quite sure we will build better levees, ignoring the fact that it's not the best idea to build a city below sea level that's virtually on the ocean.

So at least understand where people are coming from when we roll our eyes and mock Ray Nagin. There are lots of reasons to do so. NO will be rebuilt better than it was, even if it shouldn't be.


That's all well and good, Mr. mac, but rather narrow, don't you think?

We are allowing the national news media to tell us the thoughts and asperations of folks in New Orleans?

We are listening to those losers who manage to position themselves in front of a camera, or weasel their way into an NPR studio (!), to speak for the common folks of New Orleans?

Disregard Mayor Nagin because he's just a political hack trying to hold to the vestiges of relevance by speaking to his black supporters who are now living in Texas and Oklahoma, and elsewhere, and who have no intention of ever returning.

If he was saying that the failure of evacuation, and the human catastrophe afterwards, was his own fault and possibly that of Governor Blanco, but certainly not that of President Bush, the national mass media wouldn't be giving him the time of day.

The good citizens of New Orleans are going on about their business and have little time to spend in front of cameras and in radio stations, even if their plain-spoken views were prized by the liberal media.

What do you wish for the good citizens and your fellow Americans residing in New Orleans?

That the federal assistance programs that are available to every citizen in this country, in times of declared disaster, should NOT be available to them?

To fight the War Between the States again, but this time with Louisiana all by itself on the other side?

To tell you the truth, I would be ashamed if Texas did not choose to stand beside Louisiana in such a dispicable circumstance!

And I would think that so would Alabama...and Georgia...and Florida...and the Carolinas...and....

Well, you get the picture.

Eric The(BestTwoOutOfThree?)Hun
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:02:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyhorse705:
maybe just maybe they will realize that maybe mardi gras this year should not happen.

first the hurricane of the century for them did not teach them anything. now 2 tornados touch down last night.


i think god or someone up there is telling them to knock their shit off.

with blaming the goverment for their problems.



www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11143365/


Two twisters hit parts of New Orleans
‘What else could happen?’; airport sees more damage than during Katrina


Updated: 3:15 p.m. ET Feb. 2, 2006

KENNER, La. - Two tornadoes early Thursday tore through New Orleans neighborhoods that were hit hard by Hurricane Katrina just five months earlier, collapsing at least one previously damaged house and battering the airport, authorities said.

Roofs were ripped off and utility poles came down, but no serious injuries were reported.

“Don’t ever ask the question, ‘What else could happen?”’ said Marcia Paul Leone, a mortgage banker who was surveying the new damage to her Katrina-flooded home.

She would go no farther than the front porch of her house Thursday morning. Windows were blown out, and the building appeared to be leaning.

“I’ve been in the mortgage business for 20 years. I know when something’s unsafe,” she said.

Electricity was knocked out for most of the morning at Louis Armstrong International Airport, grounding passenger flights and leaving travelers to wait in a dimly lit terminal powered by generators. The storm also ripped off part of a concourse roof, slammed one jetway into another, and flipped motorized runway luggage carts.

“Everything’s still backed up and the whole day is going to be messed up,” airport spokeswoman Michelle Duffourc said after power returned midday.

“There’s more damage to the terminal than I saw during the hurricane,” she added.

A line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area around 2:30 a.m. Tim Destri, of the National Weather Service, said it appeared the damage was caused by two tornadoes, one that hit the airport and another that moved into New Orleans.

The storm collapsed at least one house in New Orleans’ hurricane-ravaged lakefront, police said.

“I cannot believe this. We were hit twice. It’s not bad enough we got 11 feet of water,” said Maria Kay Chetta, a city grants manager. While her own home was not badly damaged, one across the street lost its roof and another had heavy damage to its front.

Police spokesman Capt. Juan Quinton, who lived in that area, said that gutters were ripped off his already flood-damaged house and that toppled trees blocked the alley behind his house.
A federal trailer was pulled off its moorings and plumbing hookups, he said.

“It’s an act of God and there’s nothing we can do about it, so I just don’t worry about it anymore,” Quinton said.

The wind also blew down a radio tower near a major thoroughfare, authorities said.
© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.




You're pathetic. I wish we still had the bear pit. fucker.
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