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LT. GENERAL RUSSEL "RAGIN CAJUN" HONORE TAKES THE PRESS TO THE WOODSHED
Federal Review ^ | 09/05/2005 | marblehead17

Posted on 09/05/2005 8:31:13 PM PDT by marblehead17

"That's B.S. It's B.S.," Honore raged.

See the links to the story and the video of the press conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at federalreview.com ...


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KEYWORDS: honore; katrina; press; slapped
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1 posted on 09/05/2005 8:31:14 PM PDT by marblehead17
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To: marblehead17
I heard the cussing and the Southern accent, and I thought it was Nagin. Was very surprised to see an Army uniform on the person so "agitated".
2 posted on 09/05/2005 8:36:53 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal
You have heard ( correct me if I am wrong ) him say the other day, " were not stuck on stupid " . lol.
3 posted on 09/05/2005 8:38:57 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: marblehead17

I think I am in love! :-) In other words, the media are liars and causing more harm to victims because of it by scaring off would be rescue workers and volunteers.


4 posted on 09/05/2005 8:39:53 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftist=Anti American!)
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To: Humal

Personally, I find the general to be a breath of fresh air even with the cigar. He says it like it is, doesn't suffer fools and isn't afraid to get dirty.


5 posted on 09/05/2005 8:41:07 PM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: ladyinred

Watch him spank the media fools:


www.cnn.com


6 posted on 09/05/2005 8:41:43 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: marblehead17
Why the hell are you trying to make that the issue, if you can help, get there and help," he said, saying that people were being scared away by reports of violence.

My thoughts all along. If the press can get into New Orleans, with trucks, cars, taxis, whatever, WITH their camera crews, why in the h*ll aren't they taking in food and water instead of telling everyone how bad it is?

I know it's a rhetorical question, but one that needs to be answered, or at least, asked.

7 posted on 09/05/2005 8:41:47 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: marblehead17
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1478005/posts
8 posted on 09/05/2005 8:42:37 PM PDT by lunarbicep (Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy - T. Marshall)
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To: Desdemona

he smokes a cigar? I wonder what brand?


9 posted on 09/05/2005 8:44:35 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Bring in Emeril to kick it up a notch in NOLA!)
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To: marblehead17
From the comments on the Federal Review site:

Wow, what a great story - except that he WASN'T TALKING ABOUT THE PRESS. Read the article... oh heck, here:

The comments that sparked Honore's verbal blast were apparently made by US Representative Bobby Jindal, who represents a New Orleans district.

"The bureaucracy needs to do more than one thing at a time. It's appropriate to save people with helicopters, but it can't be done to the exclusion of everything else," Jindal was quoted by Time magazine as saying.

Honore did not discount that Jindal may be basing his complaints on "isolated" incidents, and said he would follow up with him.

Meanwhile, the (only recently turned) Democratic Mayor of NO has been full of praise for Honore since the day he hopped off the plane:

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin dubbed Honore 'one John Wayne dude' in admiration for his efforts when he showed up in the city last week.

"He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving," Nagin said in a radio interview on Thursday.

DFL | Homepage | 09.05.05 - 10:08 pm | #

10 posted on 09/05/2005 8:45:30 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Carpe Sharpei!)
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To: marblehead17

I heard and saw him this afternoon.... He was amazing. No PC stuff for this guy! *chuckle*


11 posted on 09/05/2005 8:47:59 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: marblehead17

Way to go General! I say this on FOX, I bet it was not shown anywhere else.


12 posted on 09/05/2005 8:48:42 PM PDT by Fiddle E. Dee (There is no substitute for competence.)
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To: marblehead17

Love Honore, Hate the Media..

Pretty much says it all.


13 posted on 09/05/2005 8:49:21 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

"him say the other day, " were not stuck on stupid ".."

He's the one who said that? LOL It's just such a shock to hear an officer talk like he did today in public. Officers may use that kind of language to the men/women in the military, but you don't hear it in public (I've never been in the service BTW). I'm not criticizing him, just surprised.


14 posted on 09/05/2005 8:49:48 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Fiddle E. Dee

" I say this on FOX, I bet it was not shown anywhere else."

I saw it on CNN.


15 posted on 09/05/2005 8:51:36 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: marblehead17

A star is born.


16 posted on 09/05/2005 8:53:16 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: Ready4Freddy

Did you see the response? Here it is.

DFL,

I read the article because I linked the damn thing. He wasn't talking about the press, HE WAS TALKING TO THEM!. The press was asking dumbass questions and Lt. General Honore took them to task. More need to do the same.

And if Nagin had the same "can do attitude" he would have used the 500+ busses he had at his disposal. Didn't Nagin read his city's own damned disaster manual that clearly stated that these busses would be a significant part of any evacuation. Let me know if you want the pdf file, I have it. Instead, the busses are flooded and people died because of it.


17 posted on 09/05/2005 8:54:32 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: Humal
It's just such a shock to hear an officer talk like he did today in public.

Honore is an infantry commander. He probably toned it down a little.

18 posted on 09/05/2005 8:55:14 PM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: LaineyDee
Our Country used to be populated by a Majority of these Men, then PC, Multiculturalism and Diversity weeded them out of Leadership positions, he is a Minority Minority and we are lucky that he survived the purges.

TT
19 posted on 09/05/2005 8:56:30 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: marblehead17

I caught part of what Honore said. Right on, two thumbs up, cheers and good for him. There ought to be more like him and then the country wouldn't be in the mess its in.


20 posted on 09/05/2005 8:56:50 PM PDT by luvmysuv
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To: Desdemona

"He probably toned it down a little."

LOL! My! I don't know what to say. :-)


21 posted on 09/05/2005 8:57:16 PM PDT by Humal
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To: marblehead17
The Southern Louisiana Evacuation Plan specifically stated that people without private transportation were to be transported on public buses. Here is the original post of the plan

There were not just "200 buses". There were 200 buses in just one photo and Freepers studying the post-Katrina satellite images have counted over 400 buses altogether at other city parking.

At 70 people per bus that is 28,000 people per round trip that could have been taken out of the storm surge area in the 48 hours prior the Katrina striking.

After the storm hit, what makes you think that buses sent from outside of New Orleans could drive through the flooded mess any better than the 145 New Orleans city buses that were parked 1.2 miles away from the Superdome?

Was Scotty supposed to beam the outside buses to the Superdome and them beam them back out so that they would not have to drive through impassable roads?

The time to evacuate those 200,000 low-income people on public buses OUT OF THE STORM SURGE ZONE was BEFORE the Category 4 storm struck.

That was what the Southern Louisiana Evacuation Plan for New Orleans specifically called for.

The Democrat Governor and the Democrat Mayor did NOTHING to carry out that portion of the plan. They left 200,000 low-income resident abandoned and they now blame the Federal Government for not having Scotty beam down a massive logistics effort after a human disaster of their own making.

22 posted on 09/05/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: marblehead17

Give 'em Hell, Russel!!!


23 posted on 09/05/2005 8:57:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ckilmer

Yep,

Nagin "screwed the pooch". So did Blanco.


24 posted on 09/05/2005 9:03:02 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: marblehead17

Did you all catch how the news conference ended? Chertoff was making some final remarks and the General said, "I'm leaving."

Chertoff then says something like: we're going with the General. Gotta love this guy. He's what you need in this situation: some serious nads.


25 posted on 09/05/2005 9:05:19 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: marblehead17
WHY o WHY didn't W drop him off a the super dome at the beginning...He would've whipped that place into shape!! QUICKO!
26 posted on 09/05/2005 9:11:06 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: TexasTransplant
Our Country used to be populated by a Majority of these Men

I know....when men were MEN. *swoon* You forgot wimmen's lib.....they destroyed their fair share, as well....

27 posted on 09/05/2005 9:11:06 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Jedidah
People do not know the complexity of responding to a disaster. Safety of the responders is the first priority, you do not want to add to the problem. It takes a "global" assessment to the most local assessment before you know how to deploy your very limited resources.
28 posted on 09/05/2005 9:23:47 PM PDT by Fiddle E. Dee (There is no substitute for competence.)
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To: ladyinred

I know I'm in love. LOL

I always have liked strong blunt men. :-)


29 posted on 09/05/2005 9:42:58 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: TexasTransplant
Our Country used to be populated by a Majority of these Men, then PC, Multiculturalism and Diversity weeded them out of Leadership positions...

Absolutely agree with your observation, but I would have started the list with Feminism. That's what really started destroying masculinity in the U.S.

"Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness."...John Wayne as Capt. Nathan Brittles in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."

30 posted on 09/05/2005 10:39:45 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SouthTexas

I am firmly convinced that the "press" does more harm than good, and should be excluded from war and disaster zones.


31 posted on 09/05/2005 11:16:42 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: TexasTransplant
Patton lives.
We need more like him.
Joe McCarthy, George C. Patton, and Douglas MacArthur were right after all.
32 posted on 09/05/2005 11:18:31 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Humal

What kind of accent is that he has?


33 posted on 09/05/2005 11:19:50 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: ckilmer

They could have loaded some of the buses with food and water for the dome also.


34 posted on 09/05/2005 11:28:29 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Howlin

I heard on Fox he is a Louisana native, so he sounds a bit Cajun accent to me like a lot of LA native do. He is definitely no Metrosexual!


35 posted on 09/05/2005 11:42:46 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: Citizen Soldier

Somebody said today that they wouldn't be surprised if he pulled out his pistol, shot the reporter and said, "Take that, you commie b*st*rd."


36 posted on 09/05/2005 11:44:41 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: marblehead17

A Creole, rather than a Cajun. Two very distinct cultures.


37 posted on 09/05/2005 11:45:41 PM PDT by kms61
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To: Howlin

LOL! Just like Gen. Patton. Wonder if he has a pearl handled pistol? He is a "kicking a@ses and taking names" kind of person


38 posted on 09/05/2005 11:52:11 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: Desdemona

"Personally, I find the general to be a breath of fresh air even with the cigar. He says it like it is, doesn't suffer fools and isn't afraid to get dirty."

I just love the part...doesn't suffer fools. We need more men like him down there.


39 posted on 09/06/2005 12:25:38 AM PDT by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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To: marblehead17
Yeah, I'm sorry, but he's got Arizona State like at #50-something. Obviously, football's not his forte.

BTW, the PTB finally made up their mind regarding this week's game with LSU -- it's gonna be in Tempe, and I've got season tickets on the 40-yard line. GO DEVILS!

40 posted on 09/06/2005 12:39:42 AM PDT by IrishRainy
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

George S., but I get your point.

I also heard LTG Russell L. Honore use the term, "We're not stuck on stupid" the other day. I'm afraid I'm going to wear it out at work.

BTW, here is a short item from a year ago on the death of MG George S. Patton III:

http://www.dcmilitary.com/army/pentagram/9_36/features/30956-1.html

If you hear an unbelievable story about MG Patton, they're probably true anyway.


41 posted on 09/06/2005 12:45:12 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness."...John Wayne as Capt. Nathan Brittles in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."

I use that line all the time with my soldiers. I'll bust them out for a real or perceived screw-up, and when they start to apologize I'll toss that line out. They usually look at me like I've lost my mind. I love it.

42 posted on 09/06/2005 12:49:42 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Calvinism is the Gospel and nothing else." C.H Spurgeon)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

His exact phrase was: "We ain't stuck on stupid.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9177884/

A hell of a commander.


43 posted on 09/06/2005 1:05:29 AM PDT by walkerk
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To: walkerk

That sounds like it would make a great bumper sticker: "Real Americans-We ain't stuck on stupid."


44 posted on 09/06/2005 1:10:09 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: IrishRainy

LSU has the talent to go head to head with anyone in the country, including USC. How all this will affect them is anybody's guess. They could come out flat, or they could come out on a mission.

Although a lot of LSU fans were disappointed that the game was moved--most of the emergency operations based on the LSU campus will be winding up this week--it was at least arguable that it was the right decision. Rumor has it, however, that our SEC brethren are going to use the same ploy to try to avoid playing in Baton Rouge this year. I wouldn't put it past them, particularly that slimy SOB from Tennessee, Philip Fulmer.


45 posted on 09/06/2005 1:18:45 AM PDT by kms61
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To: leadpenny

Maybe I gotten both Georges mixed up,, George C. Scott was the actor who played Patton in the movie, what a character.


46 posted on 09/06/2005 1:22:06 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: walkerk

Yup..... dam the PC crowd.


47 posted on 09/06/2005 1:24:09 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: walkerk

When real men are in charge the PC crowd and the sensitivity cow down and run like roaches that they are.


48 posted on 09/06/2005 1:31:01 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

That explains it. Art imitating life, or vice versa.


49 posted on 09/06/2005 1:31:50 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: LaineyDee

Yup... the PC crowd and the sensitivity crowd is going to love him. lol.


50 posted on 09/06/2005 1:31:52 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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