Skip to comments.LT. GENERAL RUSSEL "RAGIN CAJUN" HONORE TAKES THE PRESS TO THE WOODSHED
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.
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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.
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.
Watch him spank the media fools:
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.
he smokes a cigar? I wonder what brand?
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.
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I heard and saw him this afternoon.... He was amazing. No PC stuff for this guy! *chuckle*
Way to go General! I say this on FOX, I bet it was not shown anywhere else.
Love Honore, Hate the Media..
Pretty much says it all.
"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.
" I say this on FOX, I bet it was not shown anywhere else."
I saw it on CNN.
A star is born.
Did you see the response? Here it is.
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.
Honore is an infantry commander. He probably toned it down a little.
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.
"He probably toned it down a little."
LOL! My! I don't know what to say. :-)
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.
Give 'em Hell, Russel!!!
Nagin "screwed the pooch". So did Blanco.
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.
I know....when men were MEN. *swoon* You forgot wimmen's lib.....they destroyed their fair share, as well....
I know I'm in love. LOL
I always have liked strong blunt men. :-)
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, its a sign of weakness."...John Wayne as Capt. Nathan Brittles in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."
I am firmly convinced that the "press" does more harm than good, and should be excluded from war and disaster zones.
What kind of accent is that he has?
They could have loaded some of the buses with food and water for the dome also.
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!
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."
A Creole, rather than a Cajun. Two very distinct cultures.
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
"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.
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!
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:
If you hear an unbelievable story about MG Patton, they're probably true anyway.
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.
His exact phrase was: "We ain't stuck on stupid.
A hell of a commander.
That sounds like it would make a great bumper sticker: "Real Americans-We ain't stuck on stupid."
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.
Maybe I gotten both Georges mixed up,, George C. Scott was the actor who played Patton in the movie, what a character.
Yup..... dam the PC crowd.
When real men are in charge the PC crowd and the sensitivity cow down and run like roaches that they are.
That explains it. Art imitating life, or vice versa.
Yup... the PC crowd and the sensitivity crowd is going to love him. lol.