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Louisiana Constitution: Blanco Blew It
Louisiana State Constitution | 9/3/05

Posted on 09/04/2005 7:12:59 AM PDT by pabianice

State of Louisiana

Constitution

Article IV, Section 5: Duties and Responsibilities of the Governor

Pp (i), section (J): "Commander-in-Chief. The governor shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the state, except when they are called into service of the federal government. He may call out these forces to preserve law and order, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, or in other times of emergency."

Why have none of the Dinosaur Media noted this? Blanco blew it big time. She should have mobilized the Guard imemdiately after the storm instead of crying on TV and doing nothing, waiting for the federal government to save her. While 3,000 LA Guard members are in Iraq, 30,000 others aren't. That dog don't hunt.

The MSM continues its loathsome obfuscation of events.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blanco; eop; katrina

1 posted on 09/04/2005 7:12:59 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

good find!


2 posted on 09/04/2005 7:14:21 AM PDT by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: pabianice

Once again, the mayor and govorner were elected to positions they thought would be largely ceremonial with no thought given to actually managing during a crisis. Their response to this catastrophe was to wait and have someone take care of them, all the while blaming the hand that was going to help.


3 posted on 09/04/2005 7:15:53 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my children may live in peace..Thomas Paine)
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To: pabianice

Ding, ding. We have a winner.


4 posted on 09/04/2005 7:16:10 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: pabianice
Seems like the focus of the MSM is to trash our president instead of examining the incompetence of the Louisiana leadership. Not surprising at all.
5 posted on 09/04/2005 7:16:23 AM PDT by oyez
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To: pabianice

SHE was obviously confused by the language: "HE may call out these forces to preserve law and order, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, or in other times of emergency."

A failure of the state's Founding Fathers/Mothers to properly word their constitution. SHE cannot be at fault.


6 posted on 09/04/2005 7:19:16 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: oyez
Pictures don't lie. Hundreds of flooded school buses, parked in neat rows, that could've moved NOLA citizens to safety. Of course, city employees couldn't be bothered on their day off.
7 posted on 09/04/2005 7:19:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: pabianice
Why have none of the Dinosaur Media noted this?

I'm sure that's just a rhetorical question.

8 posted on 09/04/2005 7:19:52 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: pabianice

No, she should have sent the guard in right after they ordered the mandatory evacuation. You order everyone out and there is a huge vacuum that the local police can not possibly manage (especially when they have families and homes to watch over).


9 posted on 09/04/2005 7:21:10 AM PDT by birddog
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To: pabianice

Careful Landrieu doesn't 'punch you in the mouth'.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1477043/posts


10 posted on 09/04/2005 7:24:06 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: pabianice
P>Thank you, Pabianice. I'm am impressed by the large number of thinking FReepers who have slaughtered the credbility of the DNC ankle-biters looking to cast blame anywhere else except themselves during this tragedy. They won't even wait until we bury the dead and they've bared the knives.

Suffice to say the truth of this natural disaster and the human tragedy that followed will be brought to light.

Who knows...maybe the DNC may learn something from this throughout their death-throws.

11 posted on 09/04/2005 7:32:17 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
why didn't the mayor declair earlier like the Feds were pressing him to, or why did he not activate the 250 school busses in NO, and rather let them sit and get flooded?

250+ Left here


150 municipally-owned NORTA buses left less than a mile from the superdome

302 posted on 09/04/2005 9:16:48 AM CDT by FreedomNeocon

12 posted on 09/04/2005 7:37:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pabianice

But yet, it's Bush's fault. Beam me up!


13 posted on 09/04/2005 7:38:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pabianice

From the Clinton feel-your-pain, do-nothing, and blame-the-GOP playbook. Works like a charm with the MSM.


14 posted on 09/04/2005 7:40:04 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Caipirabob

It's the standard Rat playbook, they know inevitably the truth will come out, so before it does, say the most outlandish things, knowing that enough people in the MSM will buy it.

Then when the truth does come out, it's too late, most people have already made up their minds that the Republicans are the evil ones, and they won't let the facts get in the way.

I still believe most of the country thinks the obviously fake memos that CBS produced about Bush's National Guard, are legit.


15 posted on 09/04/2005 7:41:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pabianice

Bumped and bookmarked!


16 posted on 09/04/2005 7:45:00 AM PDT by Darnright ( Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before)
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To: pabianice

A most excellent "bump".


17 posted on 09/04/2005 7:45:43 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: pabianice

Of course Ms. Blanco should be submitting her resignation ASAP for her severe failure to act in any leadership capacity during this major catastrophe to her State.

All governors should get direct training for disasters from Jeb Bush and George Patki. Mayors should get the training from Rudy Giuliani.

Once the President saw that nothing was getting done by the inept Governor he took charge and made it happen.


18 posted on 09/04/2005 7:49:03 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Its time to spend some political capital... Ouch that has to hurt liberals.)
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To: sweetliberty
Blanco blew it big time. She should have mobilized the Guard imemdiately after the storm instead of crying on TV and doing nothing, waiting for the federal government to save her. While 3,000 LA Guard members are in Iraq, 30,000 others aren't.

ping

19 posted on 09/04/2005 7:50:06 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

Blanco,, Blanked. Maybe she is an illegal alien????


20 posted on 09/04/2005 7:55:17 AM PDT by timdel33
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We should swamp all the media with pictures of the flooded buses. make them ask the NO officilas why they weren't used!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 09/04/2005 7:56:12 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: TomGuy
>"why didn't the mayor declair earlier like the Feds were pressing him to, or why did he not activate the 250 school busses in NO, and rather let them sit and get flooded?"

Those aren't busses.... That's Nagin's Navy docked on Lake Blanco!





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22 posted on 09/04/2005 7:56:23 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black send it back." Homer's guide to drinking in Springfield)
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To: nicmarlo

Well, it's good to know that some are recognizing and reporting the truth.


23 posted on 09/04/2005 8:02:28 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: timdel33

That's an insult to the illegal aliens....and I don't say that lightly.


24 posted on 09/04/2005 8:04:46 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: sweetliberty

Some, but not enough.


25 posted on 09/04/2005 8:07:07 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: pabianice

Golly.

Lots of smoking guns around here. Wonder if the MSM will catch on if we do ALL their work for them? /sar.


26 posted on 09/04/2005 8:07:46 AM PDT by Wiseghy (Nay sayers, be darned)
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To: Bigh4u2

Hope she enjoys her little visit with the MIB over that statement.


27 posted on 09/04/2005 8:10:14 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: pabianice
And all the MSM are doing polls asking if the people in Louisiana were well served by their Governor.

Just dreaming.

28 posted on 09/04/2005 8:29:39 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: pabianice
Pp (i), section (J): "Commander-in-Chief. The governor shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the state, except when they are called into service of the federal government. He, she, or it may call out these forces to preserve law and order, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, or in other times of emergency."

There, that should fix it for now.

29 posted on 09/04/2005 8:38:54 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Some say what's good for others, the others make the goods; it's the meddlers against the peddlers)
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To: pabianice

I read over the pertinent portions of the Louisiana Constitution yesterday. From what I could see, there is every reason for Blanco and Nagin to be impeached.


30 posted on 09/04/2005 8:40:48 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: nicmarlo
Well, I'm shooting back (pardon the pun) when people around me whine or try and blame yet another human catastrophe on the president. I might even go so far as to say "by all means, criticize the president where criticism is due....like his failure to protect our borders, or his efforts to be the biggest spender to ever occupy the White House, but don't blame him for this! He did his job. There is plenty of blame to go around on this one and he cannot regulate the incompetence, foolishness and downright stupity of others, and contrary to popular belief, he cannot call down natural disasters on a city where poor blacks are in the majority."

I am so over the MSM, the "civil rights" leaders, the whining, do nothing socialists and the morons out of Hollywood who think their appearances and opinions actually matter. They have the combined effect of fingernails on a chalk board, screaming tires, boom boxes that vibrate your windows, yapping dogs and that horrible clunking of metal when something suddenly goes seriously wrong with your car. The scriptural reference to "sounding gongs and clashing cymbals" comes to mind, too. I have a heartfelt message for these bloviating buffoons.....

.


31 posted on 09/04/2005 8:46:05 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: sweetliberty

Mega dittos.....to EVERYTHING you said, sl. I agree 100%.


32 posted on 09/04/2005 9:00:49 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: pabianice

good find. bookmarked.


33 posted on 09/04/2005 12:49:17 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: pabianice

"He... or in other times of emergency."

I guess the Gov and reports were pissed that the LA Constitution is sexist and chose to ignore the whole thing. [SAR]


34 posted on 09/04/2005 6:19:15 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Anyone who votes for Democrats after Aug. 28, 2005 are just plain ignorant.)
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To: rollo tomasi

reports = reporters


35 posted on 09/04/2005 6:19:50 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Anyone who votes for Democrats after Aug. 28, 2005 are just plain ignorant.)
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To: pabianice
Ah, but note that it says, "He may call out these forces..." So, Ms Blanco goes free on a technicality.
36 posted on 09/04/2005 6:24:55 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: pabianice
While 3,000 LA Guard members are in Iraq, 30,000 others aren't.

You might want to double-check your numbers.

I've seen the 3,000 deployed figure but those reports indicated that the total LA NG strength is 11,000 rather than 33,000. Sorry I don't have a link but I'll see if I can find one. On the other hand, that 30,000 figure might be the total available to LA including those coming in from other states.

37 posted on 09/04/2005 6:26:35 PM PDT by Bob
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To: rawcatslyentist

In the pic of the muni buses appears to be a parking lot full of cars that also appear to be dry. I wonder if some of the city workers were able to save their cars?


38 posted on 09/07/2005 5:53:00 PM PDT by e_castillo
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