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Paper: Fire every FEMA official!
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 4, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com

Posted on 09/04/2005 8:52:51 PM PDT by Jacob Kell

New Orleans' local newspaper, the Times-Picayune, is blasting President Bush for his handling of response to Hurricane Katrina, and is calling for heads to roll within his administration.

"Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially," the paper states today in an open letter to Bush in its print edition.

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1 posted on 09/04/2005 8:52:52 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Pot, meet kettle.

Let's start by firing their worthless mayor, and the state's incompetent governor.


2 posted on 09/04/2005 8:56:13 PM PDT by bigbob (2)
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To: Jacob Kell



I think the biggest breakdown in America is in the educational system. How is it so many people are so utterly IGNORANT of the way the Government works?


3 posted on 09/04/2005 8:58:08 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: bigbob

Have to agree with you bigbob.


4 posted on 09/04/2005 9:05:22 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Jacob Kell

Proof that the Times/Picayune has no contact with the civilized world.


5 posted on 09/04/2005 9:07:11 PM PDT by BIRDS
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To: Jacob Kell
Original piece:

An Angry 'Times-Picayune' Calls for Firing of FEMA Chief and Others in Open Letter to President On Sunday

6 posted on 09/04/2005 9:08:01 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jacob Kell
I hope that sooner or later the MSM discovers that New Orleans did have a written emergency plan to cover the evacuation of the poor, but that the idiot mayor of New Orleans ignored it, and allowed the evacuation buses to be ruined by the flood, forgotten.

The city leaders had at least two full days to use these hundreds of buses to evac the poor, exactly as their own emergency management plan called for.

Here's the southeast Louisiana evac plan supplement, most recently revised in 2000. Go to page 13, read paragraph 5. It states:

5. The primary means of hurricane evacuation will be personal vehicles. School and municipal buses, government-owned vehicles and vehicles provided by volunteer agencies may be used to provide transportation for individuals who lack transportation and require assistance in evacuating.


7 posted on 09/04/2005 9:10:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Jacob Kell

To the Times-Picayune:

Let's start by dumping every 'Rat politician and journalist in LA, then we can talk. YOU have had DECADES to prepare for this past week, and the problems reflect most upon local leadership. YOU're the ones choosing to live below sea level in one of the most vulnerable places in the world, at least you ought to have the decency to adequately prepare for the well-known forms of adversity. What happened to personal responsibility and preparedness. Oh, I forgot, you're corrupt and decadent 'Rats, you don't have to try to live by rational policies....


8 posted on 09/04/2005 9:10:51 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: msnimje

What you said...


9 posted on 09/04/2005 9:11:02 PM PDT by FinallyBackInNH
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To: Enchante

AMEN<AMEN< AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 09/04/2005 9:12:15 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: Jacob Kell

That paper is irrelevent now


11 posted on 09/04/2005 9:12:43 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: Travis McGee

bttt


12 posted on 09/04/2005 9:14:20 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: Jacob Kell

FEMA may have had their problems but the biggest share goes straight to the local and state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 09/04/2005 9:16:50 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: cd jones

Please see the info and three New Orleans bus photos above at #7.

Analogy: imagine the media covering the Titanic sinking, and focusing on the slow rescue, but never ever mentioning the lifeboat issue.

It's amazing that the media has either "overlooked" (or is spiking) the fact that New Orleans' own emergency management plan called for them to use their 100s of transit and school buses to evacuate the poor.

But they simply forgot to open their emergency plan, forgot their buses, and stranded thousands in hell holes like the Superdome without food or water.


14 posted on 09/04/2005 9:18:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: bigbob
Let's start by firing their worthless mayor, and the state's incompetent governor."""

By all means- and THEN fire the head of FEMA. They were incompetent, along with mayor and gov., and accountability is appropriate for all of them. Michelle MAlkin- no BUsh-basher - has blasted FEMA's head. Conservatives should believe in accounatability.

15 posted on 09/04/2005 9:18:35 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: BIRDS
Isn't it amazing they did all those articles stating just how imperiled NO was by cat3 certified levees, then when the worst happens, they just give responsible parties a "pass"? I'm stunned, but then friends down there have always told me the Picayune is part of the Demo "machine".
16 posted on 09/04/2005 9:19:41 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: msnimje

Exactly, and intentional.


17 posted on 09/04/2005 9:20:19 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: cd jones

PS: Twenty year old Jabbar Gibson is being lauded for taking a New Orleans school bus, picking up 70 strangers at random, and saving them.

He also saved one New Orleans school bus. The rest are ruined, lost in the flood, forgotten.

And not one mention of the forgotten buses in the mainstream media. There are over 400 of them in those pictures, on two city parking lots.

Imagine covering the Titanic story, and leaving out "the lifeboat angle."


18 posted on 09/04/2005 9:22:20 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Jacob Kell

For getting supplies to 90,000 square miles of devastation within two days, FEMA officials should get John Kerry's medals.


19 posted on 09/04/2005 9:22:38 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Jacob Kell
Great Idea fire them so they can't clean up the mess that Nagin and Blanco created. The Times-Picayune must have endorsed them both.
20 posted on 09/04/2005 9:23:10 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Jacob Kell
Paper: Fire every FEMA official!

I'd love to see President Bush actually follow their advice... "Okay, I've fierd all the FEMA officials [show FEMA grinding to a complete halt and devolving into useless chaos] -- *now* what do you suggest?"

21 posted on 09/04/2005 9:23:18 PM PDT by Ichneumon
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To: Jacob Kell

One thing is for sure - - I am not donating a penny to anything that benefits New Orleans.
Donations that I make will strictly benefit Mississippi, where the people are picking themselves up and doing what they need to do rather than holding out their hands and whining that "the government" isn't doing enough.


22 posted on 09/04/2005 9:25:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

i didn't see that FEMA had done such a bad job either, particularly since local governments are told they must shoulder the burden for 72 to 96 hours before the Federal Government can get there.


23 posted on 09/04/2005 9:35:14 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Jacob Kell

Maybe if they fire their Mayor and Governor, we'll consider it then. Until then, residents should try to buy a clue.


24 posted on 09/04/2005 9:36:48 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: Ichneumon

Just tell them that now "Its your job! You take care of it."


25 posted on 09/04/2005 9:38:41 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Jacob Kell

Leave it to the RATS to try and make political hay out of something that is their sole responsibility and problem.

New Orleans is primarily an example of the failure of Liberalism and Socialism....anything else,is just an excuse to cover it up.


26 posted on 09/04/2005 9:39:05 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: Jacob Kell

Bookmark


27 posted on 09/04/2005 9:40:00 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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To: Travis McGee

Please send these pictures to all the major media outlets. At least then, they won't be able to say that they were unaware of the bus situation in NO.


28 posted on 09/04/2005 9:42:38 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: churchillbuff
Sorry, but you are wrong, they might have seemed slow, but the truth is that Governor Blanco and her staff have stood in their way at every step. They did not stabilize the civil disorder, and had to wait for the Arkansas National Guard to do it for them, they did not evacuate their citizens before or even in the 18 hours after the storm passed and the city was not underwater. They did not stage adequate supplies to hold them over until the federal response arrived.
It is amazing how much they have been able to accomplish under those circumstances, and dealing with a disaster that stretched across three other states. The fault is not with FEMA, but with the state and local governments in Louisiana. Just because Malkin is a conservative does not mean that she cannot be wrong, in this case I do believe she is wrong, and she is letting all of the crying by the panty-wads on TV effect her opinion, not reasoned thought.
29 posted on 09/04/2005 9:51:06 PM PDT by Sthitch
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To: msnimje

I think the biggest breakdown in America is in the educational system. How is it so many people are so utterly IGNORANT of the way the Government works?

Because they have been taught to stand there with a big sob story and their hand out. It has worked for over 40 years. The welfare system and the "War on Poverty" have produced exactly what you are seeing on TV today in the shooters, looters, and the "mayor" and "governor" who are as clueless about doing their job as I would be trying to be Pope.
As a woman, I am utterly embarrassed by the chronic "deer in the headlights" posture of Blanco, and I think Nagin is waaaaayyy off his meds. Not sure if his meds are self prescribed, or if there really is a scrip involved, tho.
When able bodied men and women can lay for 3+ days next to or near dead bodies and not assemble enough of themselves to remove the dead person to a quiet corner or a higher row of nosebleed seats in the Superdome, it is beyond pathetic.
We have spent trillions of $$$ teaching these people that they can demand "services" from anyone or any part of government to satisfy their "needs", and they are mentally and emotionally crippled when the S*%t hits the moving blades.
I can still hear my dad saying: Do something when there is a problem or an emergency... EVEN IF IT IS DEAN WRONG...DO SOMETHING!!! He would be madder if we stalled out and did nothing at all. These people totally stalled out.
I don't see any reason to fire a single FEMA official or employee. I wouldn't go into what was rapidly becoming a battle zone unarmed, either. Why should I expect them to do so?


30 posted on 09/04/2005 10:00:14 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: BurbankKarl

That paper is irrelevent now""

They have been holed up too long together and smelling each other faaaarrr too long now.


31 posted on 09/04/2005 10:02:05 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: Jacob Kell

Failure of leadership at the local level.


32 posted on 09/04/2005 10:04:24 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Nagin Cried, People died.)
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To: Jacob Kell
"New Orleans' local newspaper, the Times-Picayune, is blasting President Bush..

But! But! But! I thought New Orleans was under water and most of the living have been evacuated.

Are they going to load these newspapers in boats and deliver them to the dead so in the after life they will know IT IS BUSH'S FAULT. < /sarcasm off >

33 posted on 09/04/2005 10:05:25 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Travis McGee
Twenty year old Jabbar Gibson is being lauded for taking a New Orleans school bus, picking up 70 strangers at random, and saving them.

The media just can't see that Mayor Nagin and Gov. Blanco didn't have one person in their combined administrations that were as resourceful as this one kid. Too easy for them to ask for the federal gov. to bail them out and take all the heat for what went wrong.

34 posted on 09/04/2005 10:06:39 PM PDT by eggman (Democrat party - The black hole of liberalism from which no rational thought can escape.)
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To: Jacob Kell
The Times-Picayune as a company, as an editorial board, has made it's bed long ago, that even in this time of great tragedy they aren't willing to be forthright with the truth, and break their implicit agreements with NO and LA's political establishment, speaks volumes for the levels of depravity of which this organization is willing to bear, to maintain it's prominent place within the city's power structure as the sanctioned lapdog town criers.

I'm tired and that's a horrible run on sentence, but that's what is plainly apparent from anyone looking upon this from a distance.

35 posted on 09/04/2005 10:10:41 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Jacob Kell
Time for the loser left to give up the ghost.

Hearings are in fact coming, and in the words of that smarter than Nagin chimp Dr. Zaius, "You may not like what you find."

36 posted on 09/04/2005 10:10:59 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Jacob Kell

Gee, I wonder why this rag did not encourage their mayor to go get those buses, or I wonder if the "reporters" flew down to their thirsty citizens to bring some water.

If not, then they hate blacks, that's what I heard on TV.


37 posted on 09/04/2005 10:11:06 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Jacob Kell

Pardon me, but how the F#CK can it have a print edition when it's city is under water because its mayor is an idiot?


38 posted on 09/04/2005 10:11:07 PM PDT by No Longer Free State (There's more to city administration than just hosting a good party once a year.)
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To: Jacob Kell
OK, tell me where I am wrong here.

Responsibly starts at the local level, then moves to state level and finally to the federal level. SO what did the local DEMS do for the people?

Listening for an answer or at best an answer that saved lives...

39 posted on 09/04/2005 10:11:49 PM PDT by SledgeCS (Why are Liberals/Democrats ashamed to be American and support the USA???)
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To: bigbob

FEMA should not exist.

The Office of Civil Defense should be reinstated, and FEMA eliminated.


40 posted on 09/04/2005 10:13:29 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: bigbob

Let's start by firing their worthless mayor, and the state's incompetent governor.


Thats the ticket right there !


41 posted on 09/04/2005 10:14:33 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (secus acutulus exspiro ab Acheron bipes actio absol ab Acheron supplico)
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To: Sthitch
Sorry, but you are wrong, they might have seemed slow, but the truth is that Governor Blanco and her staff have stood in their way at every step

How true that is. I'll never forget the Larry King show last Wednesday which showed a split screen: Blanco live on one side and looting videos on the other. Larry King would keep asking about the looting, but Mayor Blanco answered his questions as if she did not hear him...it's as if she was in complete denial about the looting. Probably because she was afraid it was politically incorrect to do so as most of the looters were black (IMO).

42 posted on 09/04/2005 10:15:33 PM PDT by HennepinPrisoner
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To: Jacob Kell

How 'bout we fire hizdishonner da mayor, that whinging idiot of a governor, and all the incompetent, corrupt, criminal morons they appointed to their respective governments?


43 posted on 09/04/2005 10:16:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Every FEMA official?



Even the ones that have nothing to do with NOLA?


And what about the local and state government? No problem there?


44 posted on 09/04/2005 10:16:54 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Life is short, dance nekkid and wiggle your butt!)
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To: Lancey Howard
Donations that I make will strictly benefit Mississippi, where the people are picking themselves up and doing what they need to do rather than holding out their hands and whining that "the government" isn't doing enough.

Well, there complaining in Mississip' too, but there isn't enough MSM reporters to go around to hear all the whining!

Yet, I was thinking the same thing....send my money to those efforts directly involved in Mississip' and 'bama, and let NO go back to the gators...at least the people of ole Miss ain't shootin' and lootin' like it was Mardi Gras in September.

By the way....send the money to the Salvation Army....as far as I can tell, the Red Cross isn't doing a whole bunch down there. (Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...)

45 posted on 09/04/2005 10:19:29 PM PDT by Ronzo
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To: Jacob Kell

I don't know if the President has the power to do this, but if he did he should Fire the Governor and the Mayor, have them executed or deported.


46 posted on 09/04/2005 10:20:34 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Jewels1091

FEMA's job starts around 24 hours after the end of the event. They need reports by the state to indicate what is required and where to put forces. The city and state in this case...delivered zero. The city couldn't even muster evacuation of the residents...and used the SuperDome as the solution...which was ok for 12 hours...but it never used meant to be a 72-hour solution. Even if you had 1,000 Guardsmen in Baton Rouge at the start of the hurricane...I doubt seriously that anything would have been different.

And one must ask the biggest question...if another hurricane whips up next week against Florida...will we have the same results?


47 posted on 09/04/2005 10:20:53 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: hedgetrimmer

The Office of Civil Defense should be reinstated, and FEMA eliminated.

My thoughts EXACTLY!!!!

48 posted on 09/04/2005 10:21:49 PM PDT by Ronzo
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To: Travis McGee
Analogy: imagine the media covering the Titanic sinking, and focusing on the slow rescue, but never ever mentioning the lifeboat issue.

Great comment.

49 posted on 09/04/2005 10:23:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (A person who will lie for you will lie against you.)
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To: singfreedom

"i didn't see that FEMA had done such a bad job either, particularly since local governments are told they must shoulder the burden for 72 to 96 hours before the Federal Government can get there."

I am looking at this from a number of different angles. The evacuation was 16 hours in advance and was MANDATORY. FEMA did their job, it is up to the state and locals to enforce the evacuation. The reality is that some people, the old and the sick could not get out and that is tragic. The whole thing sucks. But I wonder how many people died or almost died by not listening to the mandatory evacuation?


50 posted on 09/04/2005 10:24:27 PM PDT by iThinkBig
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