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President Addresses Nation, Discusses Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts (Radio Address)
White House ^ | 9/3/05

Posted on 09/03/2005 8:13:57 AM PDT by Brian Mosely

The Rose Garden

10:06 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Yesterday I saw the aftermath of one of the largest natural disasters ever to strike America. A vast coastline of towns and communities are flattened; one of our great cities is submerged. The human costs are incalculable.

In Biloxi I met Bronwynne Bassier and her sister, Kim. Bronwynne told me that the only earthly possessions she has left were the clothes on her back. I also met relief and rescue workers who are performing heroically in difficult circumstances. They've been working around the clock, risking their own lives to save the lives of others. Yet, despite their best efforts, the magnitude of responding to a crisis over a disaster area that is larger than the size of Great Britain has created tremendous problems that have strained state and local capabilities. The result is that many of our citizens simply are not getting the help they need, especially in New Orleans. And that is unacceptable.

During my visit I discussed these problems at length with Governor Riley of Alabama, Governor Barbour of Mississippi, Governor Blanco of Louisiana and Mayor Nagin of New Orleans. Each state will have its own set of challenges and issues to solve. Yet all of us agree that more can be done to improve our ability to restore order and deliver relief in a timely and effective manner.

This morning I received a briefing on the latest developments on the ground. Right now there are more than 21,000 National Guard troops operating in Louisiana and Mississippi, and more are on the way. More than 13,000 of these troops are in Louisiana. The main priority is to restore and maintain law and order, and assist in recovery and evacuation efforts. In addition to these National Guard forces, the Department of Defense has deployed more than 4,000 active duty forces to assist in search and recovery, and provide logistical and medical support.

Hour by hour, the situation on the ground is improving. Yet the enormity of the task requires more resources and more troops. Today I ordered the Department of Defense to deploy additional active duty forces to the region. Over the next 24 to 72 hours, more than 7,000 additional troops from the 82nd Airborne, from the 1st Cavalry, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force will arrive in the affected areas. These forces will be on the ground and operating under the direct command of General Russ Honore.

Our priorities are clear: We will complete the evacuation as quickly and safely as possible. We will not let criminals prey on the vulnerable, and we will not allow bureaucracy to get in the way of saving lives.

Yesterday I also signed a $10.5 billion emergency aid package to fund our ongoing relief efforts. This is a down payment on what will be a sustained federal commitment to our fellow citizens along the Gulf Coast. I want to thank the Congress for their quick, bipartisan action, and I look forward to working with them in the days and weeks ahead.

I know that those of you who have been hit hard by Katrina are suffering. Many are angry and desperate for help. The tasks before us are enormous, but so is the heart of America. In America, we do not abandon our fellow citizens in their hour of need. And the federal government will do its part. Where our response is not working, we'll make it right. Where our response is working, we will duplicate it. We have a responsibility to our brothers and sisters all along the Gulf Coast, and we will not rest until we get this right and the job is done.

This week we've all been humbled by the awesome powers of Mother Nature. And when you stand on the porch steps where a home once stood, or look at row upon row of buildings that are completely under water, it's hard to imagine a bright future. But when you talk to the proud folks in the area, you see a spirit that cannot be broken.

The emergency along the Gulf Coast is ongoing; there's still a lot of difficult work ahead. All Americans can be certain our nation has the character, the resources, and the resolve to overcome this disaster. We will comfort and care for the victims. We will restore the towns and neighborhoods that have been lost in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. We'll rebuild the great city of New Orleans. And we'll once again show the world that the worst adversities bring out the best in America.

May God bless you, and may God continue to bless our country.

END 10:11 A.M. EDT


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bush43; katrina; radioaddress; relief; trascript
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and we will not allow bureaucracy to get in the way of saving lives.

I think a little message is being sent here...

1 posted on 09/03/2005 8:13:57 AM PDT by Brian Mosely
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To: Brian Mosely

God Bless President Bush.


2 posted on 09/03/2005 8:18:26 AM PDT by FreeRep
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To: Brian Mosely

At last he said it.

Now what's the MSM (including Fox) going to do with that statement?


3 posted on 09/03/2005 8:21:49 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Brian Mosely

bump


4 posted on 09/03/2005 8:22:13 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("The pump don't work coz the vandals took the handle")
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To: Brian Mosely

I was just happy to see that the Democrat response was a positive one...for once.


5 posted on 09/03/2005 8:25:39 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: Brian Mosely
President Bush needs to add something new to the federal government's emergency response planning: what needs to be done when the local officials are completely incompetent and the first line of defense is nonexistent.

And Fox News is starting to suck.

6 posted on 09/03/2005 8:27:29 AM PDT by sydbas
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To: squarebarb

Just saw Shep looking like he got a good night of sleep, with a totally positive report on massive convoys and forces staged just outside NO ready to enter the city in force and begin the long process of restoring the city.


7 posted on 09/03/2005 8:29:42 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: cwb

It was? Who gave the Dem response, and what did they say?


8 posted on 09/03/2005 8:30:01 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (2,4,6,8 - a burka makes me look overweight!)
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To: Brian Mosely
.During my visit I discussed these problems at length with Governor Riley of Alabama, Governor Barbour of Mississippi, Governor Blanco of Louisiana and Mayor Nagin of New Orleans. Each state will have its own set of challenges and issues to solve. Yet all of us agree that more can be done to improve our ability to restore order and deliver relief in a timely and effective manner. This morning I received a briefing on the latest developments on the ground. Right now there are more than 21,000 National Guard troops operating in Louisiana and Mississippi, and more are on the way. More than 13,000 of these troops are in Louisiana. The main priority is to restore and maintain law and order, and assist in recovery and evacuation efforts. In addition to these National Guard forces, the Department of Defense has deployed more than 4,000 active duty forces to assist in search and recovery, and provide logistical and medical support. Hour by hour, the situation on the ground is improving. Yet the enormity of the task requires more resources and more troops. Today I ordered the Department of Defense to deploy additional active duty forces to the region. Over the next 24 to 72 hours, more than 7,000 additional troops from the 82nd Airborne, from the 1st Cavalry, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force will arrive in the affected areas. These forces will be on the ground and operating under the direct command of General Russ Honore.

Thank you GOD for this man. FINALLY slapped some sense into the Lousiana Democrats that they NEED US Combat troops there. Bet you anything the forces mentioned do NOT end up anywhere in Alabamha or Mississippi.

9 posted on 09/03/2005 8:33:14 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (If you try to be smarter, I will try to be nicer.)
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To: squarebarb
Now what's the MSM (including Fox) going to do with that statement?

Ignore it like they do so many others?

10 posted on 09/03/2005 8:34:40 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur)
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To: Brian Mosely
Bush Rocks.

"We will not allow bureaucracy to get in the way of saving lives"

11 posted on 09/03/2005 8:38:01 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

I didn't catch his name, but he was a Louisiana congressman. He was actually upbeat, talking rebuilding and and how many people are helping during this time of crisis. Fox even mentioned how they were happy to hear no one blaming others.


12 posted on 09/03/2005 8:41:13 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: cwb

That's encouraging, at least. And unusual. Maybe the ugly rhetoric has crested... I sure hope so. I pray it has.

Thank goodness for President Bush. God bless this man.


13 posted on 09/03/2005 8:46:31 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Bergen County, NJ (northeast corner)
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To: cwb
I didn't catch his name, but he was a Louisiana congressman.

Last night they had an ex-congressman on, I can't remember his name either. He was more in command as an ex-official than the present ones.

14 posted on 09/03/2005 8:50:01 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (LET NO ONE BE FORGOTTEN, LET NO ONE FORGET)
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To: Brian Mosely

15 posted on 09/03/2005 8:51:26 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: Brian Mosely
I just spoke to my son and passed along good wishes to everyone who is going.
16 posted on 09/03/2005 8:51:41 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Brian Mosely
Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-03-05


For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 3, 2005

President Addresses Nation, Discusses Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
The Rose Garden

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President's Remarks
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     Fact sheetIn Focus: Hurricane Relief

10:06 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Yesterday I saw the aftermath of one of the largest natural disasters ever to strike America. A vast coastline of towns and communities are flattened; one of our great cities is submerged. The human costs are incalculable.

In Biloxi I met Bronwynne Bassier and her sister, Kim. Bronwynne told me that the only earthly possessions she has left were the clothes on her back. I also met relief and rescue workers who are performing heroically in difficult circumstances. They've been working around the clock, risking their own lives to save the lives of others. Yet, despite their best efforts, the magnitude of responding to a crisis over a disaster area that is larger than the size of Great Britain has created tremendous problems that have strained state and local capabilities. The result is that many of our citizens simply are not getting the help they need, especially in New Orleans. And that is unacceptable.

President George W. Bush speaks to the nation during a weekly radio address, live from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 3, 2005. Accompanying the president are (L to R) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff.  White House photo by Paul Morse During my visit I discussed these problems at length with Governor Riley of Alabama, Governor Barbour of Mississippi, Governor Blanco of Louisiana and Mayor Nagin of New Orleans. Each state will have its own set of challenges and issues to solve. Yet all of us agree that more can be done to improve our ability to restore order and deliver relief in a timely and effective manner.

This morning I received a briefing on the latest developments on the ground. Right now there are more than 21,000 National Guard troops operating in Louisiana and Mississippi, and more are on the way. More than 13,000 of these troops are in Louisiana. The main priority is to restore and maintain law and order, and assist in recovery and evacuation efforts. In addition to these National Guard forces, the Department of Defense has deployed more than 4,000 active duty forces to assist in search and recovery, and provide logistical and medical support.

Hour by hour, the situation on the ground is improving. Yet the enormity of the task requires more resources and more troops. Today I ordered the Department of Defense to deploy additional active duty forces to the region. Over the next 24 to 72 hours, more than 7,000 additional troops from the 82nd Airborne, from the 1st Cavalry, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force will arrive in the affected areas. These forces will be on the ground and operating under the direct command of General Russ Honore.

Our priorities are clear: We will complete the evacuation as quickly and safely as possible. We will not let criminals prey on the vulnerable, and we will not allow bureaucracy to get in the way of saving lives.

Yesterday I also signed a $10.5 billion emergency aid package to fund our ongoing relief efforts. This is a down payment on what will be a sustained federal commitment to our fellow citizens along the Gulf Coast. I want to thank the Congress for their quick, bipartisan action, and I look forward to working with them in the days and weeks ahead.


President George W. Bush speaks to the nation during a weekly radio address, live from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 3, 2005. Accompanying the president are (L to R) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff.  White House photo by Paul Morse I know that those of you who have been hit hard by Katrina are suffering. Many are angry and desperate for help. The tasks before us are enormous, but so is the heart of America. In America, we do not abandon our fellow citizens in their hour of need. And the federal government will do its part. Where our response is not working, we'll make it right. Where our response is working, we will duplicate it. We have a responsibility to our brothers and sisters all along the Gulf Coast, and we will not rest until we get this right and the job is done.

This week we've all been humbled by the awesome powers of Mother Nature. And when you stand on the porch steps where a home once stood, or look at row upon row of buildings that are completely under water, it's hard to imagine a bright future. But when you talk to the proud folks in the area, you see a spirit that cannot be broken.

The emergency along the Gulf Coast is ongoing; there's still a lot of difficult work ahead. All Americans can be certain our nation has the character, the resources, and the resolve to overcome this disaster. We will comfort and care for the victims. We will restore the towns and neighborhoods that have been lost in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. We'll rebuild the great city of New Orleans. And we'll once again show the world that the worst adversities bring out the best in America.

May God bless you, and may God continue to bless our country.

END 10:11 A.M. EDT



17 posted on 09/03/2005 8:52:38 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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18 posted on 09/03/2005 8:54:13 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sydbas
That is not the role of the federal government. The state governments need to wake up and realize that is THIER responsibility. The state of LA should have had a back-up plan in place and executable in the event the city plan did not work. The federal government's role should be limited to responding to requests from the state, not dictating or managing that state's responsibilities.

It is no good pointing fingers now, but this should be a wake-up call to the STATE governments. FEMA was on the ground by Saturday and could do nothing, NOTHING, because of the state's inability to respond with a proper plan. A breakdown in all communications, a lack of military will on the part of the leadership (in this case, Gov. Blanco, who is in charge of the LA National Guard - she, not anyone else), and a shortsighted politically correct hope that all would work out. As Bush said - THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
19 posted on 09/03/2005 8:56:43 AM PDT by Amalie (FREEDOM had NEVER been another word for nothing left to lose...)
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To: Fudd Fan

I'm begining to think that the ONLY reason it has crested is because the Democrats are finally realizing how incompetently the state and local Dems in Louisiana responded to this disaster...before and after. A black lady on Fox was just holding a sign with Ray Nagin's name on it, as she tore him up.


20 posted on 09/03/2005 9:03:57 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: sydbas
And Fox News is starting to suck.

They are not living up to their MOTTO of "fair and Balanced" during this catastrophe.

21 posted on 09/03/2005 9:05:05 AM PDT by msnimje (TAKE CNN OFF YOUR REMOTE - THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE US)
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To: cwb
I was just happy to see that the Democrat response was a positive one...for once.

Really? Could you fill me in on it? (I went out to do grocery shopping after the President's address, hoping to miss the Dem answer because I shuddered at the thought of what it might be.)

22 posted on 09/03/2005 9:05:52 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Fudd Fan

Based on what I am reading around the net the rhetoric has far from crested. The left is whipped up into a fury attempting to blame Bush everything from the storm itself (global warming), the break in the levees (which were never designed to handle a hurricane of this magnitude) to the inadequacy of the response. They are doing their best to play the race card in all this, condemning on the one hand the lack of national guard, and in the same breath claiming that black folk are being bullied by it.

What I do hope is that that the echo chorus on places like Free Republic will come to an end and people will take a careful look at the facts as they emerge. It is my impression that Bush acted pro-actively on this, was hamstrung by local officials who did not plan or execute well, and was finally forced to step in personally and take charge. It's hard to understand what kind of problem people will be able to find with that.

Imagine if Bush had taken "personal command" the first day. People would have been screaming about fascism and seeing black helicopters on every corner. He simply did not have the authority to override local officials and wisely IMO did not attempt to exercise it until it became clear that they were not getting the job done.

I am a Bush supporter, but hardly an uncritical one, and I have disagreed on many occasions with this President. But this is not one of them. And if we do not speak up in support of how he handled this, the default will be to hang the entire crisis around his neck. That is neither fair nor wise.


23 posted on 09/03/2005 9:08:56 AM PDT by Da Mav
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To: squarebarb

Fox has become as big a disappointment as the moderate GOP leaders. More and more Fox seems to be straying from the cutting edge conservative news that set them apart. Lately. they are just a different variation of the same cookie cutter MSM . Alas


24 posted on 09/03/2005 9:10:30 AM PDT by Cindy_Cin
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To: Amalie
The state governments need to wake up and realize that is THIER responsibility

Do you think a reporter is ever going to call the Mayor or the Governor on this like they have the President and the military?
Also, I believe they will both be voted out of office (Blanco and Nagin) unless they step up to the plate, admit their failures and promise to improve the lives of those affected.

25 posted on 09/03/2005 9:13:11 AM PDT by msnimje (TAKE CNN OFF YOUR REMOTE - THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE US)
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To: Da Mav

Yes I completely agree.


26 posted on 09/03/2005 9:15:36 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Bergen County, NJ (northeast corner)
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To: Salvation
The tasks before us are enormous, but so is the heart of America. In America, we do not abandon our fellow citizens in their hour of need.

That is very true. Also, God bless Houston, TX. The people of that fine city are true heros.
27 posted on 09/03/2005 9:22:18 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Fudd Fan

Where is the venom in the media for the mayor and govenor?
Anywhere?

Lexis-nexus 95-5? Bush bashing?


28 posted on 09/03/2005 9:23:06 AM PDT by listenhillary
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To: Brian Mosely
Hour by hour, the situation on the ground is improving.

That's right, and that's where we need to keep our focus. The corner will turn, things will be better -- and often these turning points can be hit far faster than one might think, even dramatically so. Even if in this case it is turns out to be a slower version, it will happen.

29 posted on 09/03/2005 9:25:32 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Brian Mosely
we will not allow bureaucracy to get in the way of saving lives.

It's a crying damn shame, but it already has. Governor Blanco of Louisiana and Mayor Nagin of New Orleans are the pluperfect examples of the ravages of the Peter Principle*.

For a couple of RATS, their collective performance has been, classical, typical, illustrative and exemplary.

*The Principle states: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
The Corollary states: In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties.

30 posted on 09/03/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Fudd Fan

I think all the criticism from every corner yesterday, must have been direct from Democrat talking point. It was being spread by every channel.

I think there was aid available, it just didn't get coordinated.


31 posted on 09/03/2005 9:27:35 AM PDT by go-ken-go
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To: Cindy_Cin
More and more Fox seems to be straying from the cutting edge conservative news that set them apart.

IMO Fox was never designed to be a conservative network. The fair & balanced is still much more to the left overall even from its beginnings. I have never understood why an all conservative network has not evolved but then again this "Two-Party Cartel" in Washington, indirectly run by the elites, has no desire to see a truly conservative agenda flourish. Think of the bucks an all conservative network would make. They would get 50% of the viewership. So money isn't the motivator in this regard.

32 posted on 09/03/2005 9:31:48 AM PDT by Digger (Outsource CONgress)
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To: Cindy_Cin

I saw a report that said Fox had actually gained 34%

But you have to ask --- of what kind of viewers?

Are the mentally-lazy consumers of the 'Girls Gone Wild' sort of programming turning to Fox, and the people who want real information turning away?


33 posted on 09/03/2005 9:50:21 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: cwb
I'm begining to think that the ONLY reason it has crested is because the Democrats are finally realizing how incompetently the state and local Dems in Louisiana responded to this disaster.

Can anyone really doubt that if Bush had jumped into the fray on Tuesday, that the CBC and other dems would have jumped his case big-time, accusing him of stealing the spotlight from local officials and trying to usurp local authority?

34 posted on 09/03/2005 9:58:30 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Al-Jazeera is to the Iraqi War as CBS was to the Vietnam War.)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Was it former Senator Landrieau? Mary's father?


35 posted on 09/03/2005 10:23:32 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cwb

**A black lady on Fox was just holding a sign with Ray Nagin's name on it, as she tore him up.**

This is great that the people are also understanding how Blanco and Naggin (my spelling) did not heed the evaucation orders!


36 posted on 09/03/2005 10:25:11 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: msnimje

Can you give specific example?

I think they have done a great job of showing the good as well as the bad.

(No other station is doing that!!!!)


37 posted on 09/03/2005 10:26:12 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Da Mav

** It is my impression that Bush acted pro-actively on this, was hamstrung by local officials who did not plan or execute well, and was finally forced to step in personally and take charge. It's hard to understand what kind of problem people will be able to find with that.**

Fairi and Balanced observation!


38 posted on 09/03/2005 10:27:42 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: advance_copy

**That is very true. Also, God bless Houston, TX. The people of that fine city are true heros.**

Absolutely!


39 posted on 09/03/2005 10:28:36 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Was it former Senator Landrieau? Mary's father?

No, I didn't see him. It was a man with black hair, probably in his 50's-60's.

40 posted on 09/03/2005 10:30:50 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (LET NO ONE BE FORGOTTEN, LET NO ONE FORGET)
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To: squarebarb

**But you have to ask --- of what kind of viewers? **

Everyone now knows that they will get a fair shake and the complete picture of the news by tuning in to Fox News Channel! So they do it in crisis situations, and then go back to their bias-left-leaning habits.

But in the crisis -- they tune in Fox News Channel!


41 posted on 09/03/2005 10:31:26 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: maryz

Mary, I posted a little of it on post #12. I didn't listen to everything he said, just noted how he didn't attack any Republicans.


42 posted on 09/03/2005 10:32:50 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: cwb

Thanks -- from what you say, if I had heard it, I would have been in too much shock to recall the details too! ;-)


43 posted on 09/03/2005 10:36:38 AM PDT by maryz
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To: cwb; All

Don't know if anyone supplied the name yet, but the Congressman who gave the Dem reply was Charlie Melancon (soft C). Don't know his district, but he has quite a few constituents affected. That said, I really didn't listen to him, I was just checking to see what his name is, when C-Span re-broadcast the radio address.


44 posted on 09/03/2005 10:56:41 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: Salvation
Can you give specific example?

Sure I can.
Last night Geraldo was crying saying that people were stuck at the Convention center for 6 days with not help.
1) Hurricane hit MONDAY (Mon to Friday is 5 Days) with no immediate serious damage to New Orleans other than windows knocked out in Sky Scrapers and trees Down.
2) Levees Broke on TUESDAY (Tuesday to Friday is 4 days) causing flooding.
3) Up until Wednesday people were not going to the Convention Center but rather Superdome.
4) FEMA learned of people beginning to gather at Convention Center on Thursday Morning and on Thursday afternoon they had Food and Water delivered.
5)He neglected to mention that a great many of those people were saved from a certain death by the Coast Guard which has saved over 10,000 people at the rate of 100 per hour, 24 hours per day.
I could go on and on but I won't. He is SHOWING ONE SIDE and being dishonest saying those people at the Convention center were neglected.
The reality is there are people in New Orleans who are worse off than those at the Convention center and their right to rescue from certain death trumps the CC folks right to a bus ride to a more comfortable location.

45 posted on 09/03/2005 11:04:52 AM PDT by msnimje (TAKE CNN OFF YOUR REMOTE - THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE US)
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To: sydbas

***President Bush needs to add something new to the federal government's emergency response planning: what needs to be done when the local officials are completely incompetent and the first line of defense is nonexistent.***

It take a decision of the SUPREME COURT to override the present law on the government's emergency response when it comes to forcing a state governor to take action.


46 posted on 09/03/2005 11:37:38 AM PDT by kitkat ("We're not going to let anybody frighten us from our great love of freedom." GWB, 7/22/05))
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To: Da Mav

Man, Bush will never get re-elected now.


47 posted on 09/03/2005 12:25:15 PM PDT by wildcatf4f3 (Purge the land of Leftists and deadbeats)
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To: Brian Mosely
We'll rebuild the great city of New Orleans.

Assuming there's anyone left to occupy it

48 posted on 09/03/2005 12:26:43 PM PDT by drlevy88
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To: Amalie

Fine it is the states fault but it isn't the time to point fingers. Come election time, you can point all the fingers you want. The dems are going to get the beat in LA. Now let's get help to these people first.


49 posted on 09/03/2005 12:28:37 PM PDT by bubman
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To: Brian Mosely
And the federal government will do its part.

Another message. The federal government is not going to do it all for them.

I heard Nagin on Fox again, saying he told the President what to do. He wants to see the help keep coming.

At least Blanco has had the sense to keep her mouth shut for a bit.

Becki

50 posted on 09/03/2005 12:52:03 PM PDT by Becki (Save the environment. Eat a cow.)
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