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White House shifts blame for Katrina response
Washington Post MSNBC ^ | Sept. 4, 2005 | Manuel Roig-Franzia and Spencer Hsu

Posted on 09/04/2005 11:29:44 PM PDT by onyx eyes

If I get this pasted go to the near bottom of the Washington Post article and see how K. Blanco thought it better to avoid Martial Law declared in her state than to save the lives of her people.

and - she is advised by the law firm of Clintoon's ex, former director Witt in how to avoid a "takeover"

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9189916


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blame; blamegame; blanco; cary; federalpaperwork; katrina; katrinafailures; refuses; request; whitehouse
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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9189916 so this is what Mike Chertoff has been trying to say or trying not to say all day. The woman refused on FRIDAY to let the federal agencies come in (guess they thought she had it handled .....) pass this along guys...
1 posted on 09/04/2005 11:29:44 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes

...why aint my thingie -paste of url working?

ok somebody got to type it out and then paste it properly because in the article by the Wapo it says that she - Blanco refused because she could be "blamed" for whatever happened...


2 posted on 09/04/2005 11:33:38 PM PDT by onyx eyes (.... we make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.)
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To: onyx eyes
Blanco Refuses White House Request For Federal Paperwork On Friday

OK, fine, then get off his back about it.

3 posted on 09/04/2005 11:34:37 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: onyx eyes
...why aint my thingie -paste of url working?

A working knowledge of basic HTML helps. :)

Here ya go: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9189916

5 posted on 09/04/2005 11:35:56 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: onyx eyes

http://www.msm.com/id/9189916

I did it. I think I got it pasted this time. Sorry I'm an idjit


6 posted on 09/04/2005 11:36:31 PM PDT by onyx eyes (.... we make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.)
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To: onyx eyes
White House shifts blame for Katrina response- Administration, embattled FEMA chief point to state, local officials
7 posted on 09/04/2005 11:37:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (GITMO IS TOO GOOD FOR THE 911 TRAITORS -- SEND THEM ALL TO EGYPT FOR QUESTIONING.)
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To: onyx eyes

No biggie, we fixed it.


8 posted on 09/04/2005 11:37:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: onyx eyes; Admin Moderator

I had the admin add the URL to your article space above :)

Thanks, A.M.!


9 posted on 09/04/2005 11:38:56 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: cgk

Thanky, thanky. Hey I dont like MSNBC any more than you do. Just happened to see it on there that's all.
They buried it quick though.


10 posted on 09/04/2005 11:39:15 PM PDT by onyx eyes (.... we make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.)
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To: cgk
In a Washington briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said one reason federal assets were not used more quickly was "because our constitutional system really places the primary authority in each state with the governor."

I never thought it would come to this that I would want the federal government to have the means to overrule a governor... but I think they need a mechanism where the federal government can consult neighboring governors to get a consensus of the region and overrule an individual governor in a natural disaster or the like. Or they just need a provision that lets them bag a crazy witch and federalize the whole corrupt stinkin' thing.

11 posted on 09/04/2005 11:41:13 PM PDT by Siobhan (Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.)
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To: onyx eyes; Grampa Dave; Travis McGee; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; B4Ranch; Howlin; onyx


http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9189916
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12 posted on 09/04/2005 11:41:38 PM PDT by devolve (------- warning -- do not check out my lame FR profile page -----)
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To: onyx eyes

I liked Scarborough. But something happened to him :(


13 posted on 09/04/2005 11:41:54 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: cgk

You're welcome.


14 posted on 09/04/2005 11:41:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: cgk

He get the Shep-Jerry syndrome?


15 posted on 09/04/2005 11:42:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: onyx eyes
I heard or read a story that the voters of NOLA voted down TWICE in the last 2 election cycles a ballot measure to fund the necessary upkeep and maintenance costs of the levee system because it would lead to higher taxes for the city.

None of the "Blame Bush First" crowd even bothers with that factoid. Liberals steer clear of facts anyway as it is. What do you expect? NOLA is run by a bunch of corrupt DUmmies.

16 posted on 09/04/2005 11:43:03 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: cgk

this text is from the Washington Post...


17 posted on 09/04/2005 11:43:30 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: onyx eyes

Be Nice, This is a very difficult time for many.


18 posted on 09/04/2005 11:44:39 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Admin Moderator

Pretty close I hear. He was shaking his head at Bush Admin today I read elsewhere here on FR. But the word on FR has him "going to the dark side" long before Katrina.


19 posted on 09/04/2005 11:44:53 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Correct- if you follow the MSNBC link they've published the compost story. Is that becoming more common, or did I just never notice before?


20 posted on 09/04/2005 11:46:02 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: Siobhan
I strongly disagree - that is a VERY dangerous path to take.

At the end of the day do you think that Mayor Nagin was hired because of his leadership abilities or because of the color of his skin.

Therein lies the problem.

Multiculturism, diversity and political correctness kill.

21 posted on 09/04/2005 11:46:13 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Siobhan
Or they just need a provision that lets them bag a crazy witch and federalize the whole corrupt stinkin' thing

Now THAT I like the sound of.

22 posted on 09/04/2005 11:46:42 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: cgk

Please don't post unexcerpted articles as replies.


23 posted on 09/04/2005 11:47:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: cgk

Bookmarking


24 posted on 09/04/2005 11:48:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Death to Islamo-Fascists ...)
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry! I thought because I excerpted it, and there was no excerpt above in the first post, it was okay?

(being that it was an MSNBC excerpt of a WaPo article, another excerpt?)


25 posted on 09/04/2005 11:49:08 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: cgk

:)


27 posted on 09/04/2005 11:49:50 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: cgk

MSNBC and WaPo both need excerpting, even if they're copied from alternative sources. In a nutshell, yep.

Bookmark this, we keep it updated.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts


28 posted on 09/04/2005 11:51:56 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: AForrest

This is an accurate assesment. Beware of what you read.


29 posted on 09/04/2005 11:52:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Siobhan
I never thought it would come to this that I would want the federal government to have the means to overrule a governor... but I think they need a mechanism where the federal government can consult neighboring governors to get a consensus of the region and overrule an individual governor in a natural disaster or the like.

Actually, the mechanism was already put in place by the President: The National Response Plan.

The plan includes the following:

Standard procedures regarding requests for assistance may be expedited or, under extreme circumstances, suspended in the immediate aftermath of an event of catastrophic magnitude.

30 posted on 09/04/2005 11:53:20 PM PDT by uberPatriot
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To: AForrest

The Mayor of the Parrish is in charge of DP! There was no indication this was done.


31 posted on 09/04/2005 11:53:28 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: AForrest

Welcome aboard!


32 posted on 09/04/2005 11:53:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you for the link: I did know about MSNBC and WaPo... but yes, it needs bookmarking for the new adds/rules.

I actually did excerpt my reply - 1/4 of a 2 page article. Was the excerpt too long? Is that what was wrong? Or can we not post excerpts AS replies?


33 posted on 09/04/2005 11:53:49 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: AForrest

What? Haven't you watched TV?

Bush and Laura were on vacation watching TV as black people suffered and died.

You know Bush hates Blacks don't you?

He also refused to give money to blacks for their levees.

And he did not sign Kyoto, which he knew would kill people, and he loves killing.

There is NO spinning, it is fact.

I heard it on TV.


34 posted on 09/04/2005 11:55:09 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: cgk

I didn't know for sure, you didn't post a link. If it's only a quarter, no problem, I'll restore it, but in those situations, a link is always good.


35 posted on 09/04/2005 11:55:22 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: uberPatriot
Is there any exploration of what "extreme" means?

Perhaps this had to happen so the next time, this could be invoked with "You don't want another New Orleans, do you?"

Thanks very much for the link.

36 posted on 09/04/2005 11:56:54 PM PDT by Siobhan (Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.)
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To: roses of sharon

You are kidding me?


37 posted on 09/04/2005 11:57:16 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

roses of sharon was kidding rofl


38 posted on 09/04/2005 11:58:20 PM PDT by Mon
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To: Admin Moderator
Ahh... sorry. I posted an excerpt from the link that was provided for the main thread: The actual article is 2 pages long. I know you don't have the time to run off and read every source and do a word count. I promise to properly source excerpts and say that they are excerpts in not just threads but replies.

placemark, night! (and thank you again)

(properly chastened... seriously... and now I hope to retire using the word "excerpt" in all my posts for 24 hours.) :-)

39 posted on 09/04/2005 11:58:50 PM PDT by cgk (Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina! www.adoptastormfamily.com.)
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To: Mon

I thought so.........


40 posted on 09/04/2005 11:59:08 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

was a good one haha. But so true! People believe everything that they hear, argh!


41 posted on 09/05/2005 12:00:27 AM PDT by Mon
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To: expatguy
At the end of the day do you think that Mayor Nagin was hired because of his leadership abilities or because of the color of his skin.

He wasn't hired. He was elected through the second-most corrupt political system in America which means something else entirely and is unrelated to either his abilities or race but rather his ability to serve the Democratic Party of Louisiana.

42 posted on 09/05/2005 12:01:57 AM PDT by Siobhan (Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.)
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To: cgk

Hey, I'm not ripping on you. You asked for some help for this poster, I started reading the thread, and well, we started talking. You didn't do anything wrong really, and maybe I reacted as a mod and not my freeper self. Remember, we're always freepers first. Good talk though.


43 posted on 09/05/2005 12:02:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Mon

Very True, I wish people would could unite in a situation as hard as this.


44 posted on 09/05/2005 12:02:42 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Admin Moderator

That trip to Vegas might still happen for you after all!


45 posted on 09/05/2005 12:02:49 AM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: onyx eyes
"she is advised by the law firm of Clintoon's ex former director Witt in how to avoid a takeover."

Why am I not surprised the name of Clinton has turned up?

46 posted on 09/05/2005 12:03:45 AM PDT by Pajamajan (The Fox news team saved more lives than the elected officials of New Orleans,& Louisiana.)
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To: eyedigress

Yup!


48 posted on 09/05/2005 12:04:42 AM PDT by Mon
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Nobody wants to talk about it because that kind of proposal would require personal responsibility for their particular bad idea (living below sea level), instead of demanding and expecting that the federal government pick up the tab, send a check and don't ask questions about where the money is going.
49 posted on 09/05/2005 12:06:46 AM PDT by Bernard (Liberals like to talk about poll results because election results are too painful for them.)
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To: Mon

This Country is founded upon freedom. Finding the common bond is not hard. (If You Try)


50 posted on 09/05/2005 12:08:13 AM PDT by eyedigress
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