Skip to comments.Huge Dilemma Between Wash DC & New Orleans
Posted on 01/29/2009 4:14:41 PM PST by ajay_kumar
This is impossible!
.....well, the two million weren't standing around with their thumbs up their butts waiting for George Bush to personally come and carry them out on his back?
Amphibious school buses?
Because they wanted to stay in New Orleans and the political leaders who were more worried about the racial makeup of the city encoruged it.
Your post makes no sense whatsoever. It has no link, no subject, and no direction on what you are talking about. Either rewrite it or ask the admin moderators to pull it.
It is a vanity post.....based on facts all over the news.
It is a perfect example of why FR has gone down hill in the last few years. FR used to be a site that could be relied on to have lucid discussion, with intelligent citatiations and great discussion that you could use.
3 years ago, this post would have been zotted so fast, your head would spin.
Why should actual facts be considered bad? Is’nt this what actually happened? Millions crowded in to DC for Inauguration of president Obama. It is horrendously expensive in DC. A simple dinner meal costs $50. Yet people managed to get there, stay there, attend the inauguration and lots of parties. A good majority were blacks. Yet president Bush was blamed for inability of 200,000 people to get out of New Orleans after FOUR days warning. Makes no sense to me. This is a such a huge paradox.
You darn kids get off my lawn!!!!
“It is a vanity post.....based on facts all over the news.”
If it is based on facts all over the news you should have no trouble providing me with a source that says 200,000 African Americans stayed in New Orleans with Katrina coming.
Are you trying to imply that because they were black, they were incapable of an orderly arrival into DC from all over, because the African-Americans were incapable of an orderly departure from New Orleans in advance of Katrina?
Obviously you don’t know the power of “the one”
When “the one” says, “come” it just happens
Pres. Bush is just a mere mortal like you & I, BUT, “the one” has higher powers.
Didn’t you read that just having “the one” inaugurated improved black test scores tremendously. It was in the news just this week.
at this point he’ll probably be made a Saint Barack by next month
You want me to Google it for you? That news has been in every major newspaper, every major news magazine, every major TV news channels. This need for a link for news which is known world wide is illogical. If you have not heard that news, obviously you have not kept yourself up-to-date on news about Katrina.
Besides providing some link to a minuscule publication somewhere does not mean a darn thing. Just because there is some link to a article in a irrelevant publication hardly makes it a fact with certitude.
I live down here. I KNOW the facts. You brought it up, you show me in what MAJOR news organization or MAJOR news magazine it says that 200,000 African Americans remained in New Orleans during Katrina. You can’t because it doesn’t exist. People like you throw this crap out there and then when asked to prove it throw the old “google” word around. Prove it.
Just on the contrary, I admire the ability of blacks to gather in such huge numbers in DC in a very short period. The last time I was in DC was in mid-80’s. I had a hard time finding dinner costing under $30. God knows what it costs now. So I ADMIRE THE BLACKS TO PULL IT OFF.
My paradox is why 200,000 blacks were unable to move out of New Orleans after 4 days of incessant warnings.
Did you see how many people were crowded in the Super Dome?
It was packed! And people had to be rescued by helicopters and boats from their house roof tops.
The problem in New Orleans was less about the poor population and more about the incompetence of the local and state governments to deal with the looming crisis. They were frozen by the politics of Bush Derangement Syndrome. Blanco was more concerned about how the federal response would reflect on Bush, so she felt the need to double-check every step with the DNC before issuing orders within the state.
Nagin was just unprepared for the massive job ahead, and was unfamiliar with state emergency preparedness plans that were in existence at the time.
You throw up an unsubstantiated vanity post, then argue it with straw arguments, refusing to give an cites, and expect the FR population to accept all that you say as truth. That dog just do not fly around here.
A post, any post, has to be well written, fully documented, and be able to be defended by the author. This one fails on all counts.
Ok here is just ONE of HUNDREDS of links available from Google. Are you happy now?
You are the type of person who will ask me to provide a link to prove that Hiroshima & Nagasaki were nuked during WW II. Come on man links are hardly necessary about the debacle due to Katrina of people stranded. I googles and found hundreds of links, and I posted one above.
You really should give this up. You are making a fool of yourself. What is missing in that article you linked? Oh yeah, the part that says 200,000 African Americans stayed in New Orleans during Katrina. Come on now. Surely you realize this is going nowhere?
10 years ago posters would be embarrassed to post such lameness
Yep, that is why I have only 160 threads posted and over 6,000 replies.
I do not have the energy to put all that is required into an intelligent post.
Don't mean to confuse you
People even in remote countries have heard about Katrina. What do you suppose the major debacle was during Katrina? Do you think Katrina would become so infamous if ALL RESIDENTS HAD MOVED OUT AFTER 4 DAYS of incessant warnings?
Katrina’s main devastation was not just the destruction of properties, but loss of life and miserable living conditions endured by people who did not get out.
So that brings me back to my paradox....people had no problem crowding into DC in a short time, but people had problems getting out of New Orleans with 4 days of warnings.
Not at all. I was saying that I do not post very much, just answer threads. Bet I havn’t done 20 vanities in my entire FR career, and most of them were my stupid humor stories.
Since you are hung up on the 200,000 number, here is a link which should make you happy...
But you are missing my point...which is...blacks crowded in much larger numbers to DC which is a expensive place, in a short time. Yet blacks did not evacuate from New Orleans in much smaller numbers stranded. The exact count is immaterial since there were no census takers in N.O. during Katrina for the exact head count. Don’t spend time looking at the trees since you will then get lost in the forest.
why are you even arguing this?
It is reasonable to believe that at least a hundred thousand stayed in New Orleans knowing full damn and well that Katrina was on the way.
It is a fact that many did evacuate, I know this because before Katrina hit I got my best friend / sister out of the City.
I know for a fact that MY local news people were telling us that we were in deep trouble, and that Margaret Orr was on tv telling the residents of NO that they would be getting “a little wind, a little rain.”
Was poverty the main reason that so many were trapped or died? No. the main reason was a butt load of incompetent, moronic City AND State leaders and that after the storm went through they sat on their ignorant, ‘assets’ and poor mouthed and laid blame instead of doing something just as they are STILL doing.
Now argue with me. Someone who lived in Orleans, Tammany, and Jefferson Parishes for over 20 years.
Well, first off, the looting had to take place which took time finding a shopping cart. Secondly they needed to wait on the 2000 debit card in order to pay for implants and buy those plasma TV’s. At least that is my thoughts on it.
Thank you for a logical and fact based post.
It’s a joke that’s been going around.
You need to learn Econ 101 to improve your personal finances.