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FNC's Major Garrett: Red Cross Blocked by Order of the Louisiana State Government
Hugh Hewitt ^ | 9/7/05 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 09/07/2005 6:23:26 PM PDT by finnman69

The Red Cross Blocked

The Fox News Channel's Major Garrett was just on my show extending the story he had just reported on Brit Hume's show: The Red Cross is confirming to Garrett that it had prepositioned water, food, blankets and hygiene products for delivery to the Superdome and the Convention Center in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but were blocked from delivering those supplies by orders of the Louisiana state government, which did not want to attract people to the Superdome and/or Convention Center. Garrett has no paper trail yet, but will follow up on his verbal confirmation from sources at the highest levels of the Red Cross.


The transcript of the interview will be available at Radioblogger later this afternoon.

And here is a very interesting article from Septmber of 2004:

Debate continues over Superdome as potential hurricane shelter


Seems that the debate over using the Superdome goes back almost a year, and that no one in New Orleans thought it would be a great place in a Cat 4 or 5 hurricane.


Key graphs:

"If we were to lose power, if we were to lose plumbing facilities, if a storm were to hit and create flooding in the area; the Superdome would not be a desirable place to be," he said.

The American Red Cross admits it would not stay in town for a severe hurricane. Workers would offer supplies and training to the Dome but would then leave to ensure aid for the hurricane's aftermath.

Kay Wilkins, spokesperson for the American Red Cross, said, "While we're saying we;re going to move our volunteers and staff out of the risk area into areas where its safer for them to be it doesn't mean we're not going to be here ahead of time for others."

Mayor Nagin said the city has more than 80,000 people without transportation access, and when the next hurricane evacuation there will be thousands of people who will not, or cannot, leave, highlighting the city's urgency of finding the most suitable place for shelter.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blanco; blancofinito; cary; democraps; democrats; hewitt; humanitarianrelief; incompetence; katrina; katrinafacts; katrinafailures; left; liberals; redcross; redtape; superdome
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To: Semi Civil Servant

The link that Drudge has up is currently timing out. Hmm, I wonder if this latest "Blanc-O bombshell" is being picked up by the lamestream at this late hour.


101 posted on 09/07/2005 8:05:17 PM PDT by Skywarner (Enjoying freedom? Thank a Veteran!)
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To: Wiseghy
It is kinda strange..Bill O'Reilly, it was reported here on FR tonight, told his audience that he tried to contact the Louisianna guard to get a time line of their work there, when he was able to make contact he was told that they were NOT ALLOWED to talk to him, or anyone, because blanco has put a GAG ORDER on them.
102 posted on 09/07/2005 8:06:33 PM PDT by Republic (s)
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To: mhking
" I'm going to take a leap: Was Kathleen Blanco attempting genocide?"

On Sunday, when they started herding the unwashed masses into the Super Doom, (not a typo), I went to my 90 year old grandmother's house and turned on the TV. I told her we were about to witness the biggest disaster the U.S. has ever seen. I mentioned to her that I knew she lived through the 'Great Depression' but this would be worse and happen faster.

Then I said I thought the administration in LA was herding the poor, sick, homeless, drug addicts and disabled into the Superdoom, (again, not a typo), to kill them so they didn't have to support them, and then would blame the deaths on Bush for cutting funding and sending troops to Iraq. The libs used them to get their votes, and now they were being sentenced to death, and would use their deaths to get reelected. Oh, and as a bonus, they get a bunch of our tax dollars to rebuild without the burden of caring for those listed above.

Sorry if there are those on this forum that don't like my thinking, but...

That is what I think.

I'm a Kentucky Hillbilly, (proudly stated), and I could have organized an evacuation from NO. This seem deliberate.

Posted: 09/01/2005 12:40:31 AM EDT by DocRock
103 posted on 09/07/2005 8:06:50 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: finnman69

So, Kathleen Blanco doesn't like blacks?


104 posted on 09/07/2005 8:06:59 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: mom.mom

Here's your soundbite: Blanco doesn't like black people.


105 posted on 09/07/2005 8:09:14 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: dmw

GRRRRR!


106 posted on 09/07/2005 8:11:21 PM PDT by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: ArtyFO
I guess it's the state's (Blanco's) decision to starve out the remaining people in NO.

As just reported on O'Reilly, forcing out the people is apparently her strategy, and it contradicts the Mayor's wishes.

107 posted on 09/07/2005 8:12:09 PM PDT by CedarDave (MLKing, Jr: "I have a dream!", Howard Dean: "I have a scream!", Jesse Jackson: "I have a scheme!")
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Meanwhile AFP has had as one of its main news stories today an article that is not only biased but actually blames "Federal Officials" for putting people in the convention center.

Federal officials faltered badly when they herded displaced New Orleans residents into a dangerously overcrowded convention center without adequate supplies or sanitation, critics said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050907/pl_afp/usweatherplanning
108 posted on 09/07/2005 8:12:58 PM PDT by Da Mav
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To: Dog

If there is anyone in Washington with a backbone there will be. They asked for it loudly. I think they are going to get it. They trapped themselves.


109 posted on 09/07/2005 8:13:24 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Stultis

The explanation on the Red Cross site is not new; its been up for many days, probably since the end of last week.


110 posted on 09/07/2005 8:14:34 PM PDT by CedarDave (MLKing, Jr: "I have a dream!", Howard Dean: "I have a scream!", Jesse Jackson: "I have a scheme!")
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To: salmon76
I'm glad Lucianne is still reading here. This is from a few days ago.

http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi3.html
MIDI - THIS DIAMOND RING

Who wants to buy this submerged bus
It is in fair condition, well, except for all the rust

This submerged bus had been used by our school kids
And those little rascals made bus drivers flip their lids
So come on down...a good deal is in store
I have hundreds more

Who wants to buy this submerged bus
You'll get a 6-month warranty...I'm someone you can trust

This submerged bus had been used by our school kids
And those little rascals made bus drivers flip their lids
So come on down...a good deal is in store
I have hundreds more

(musical break)

This submerged bus had been used by our school kids
And those little rascals made bus drivers flip their lids
So come on down...a good deal is in store
I have hundreds more

This submerged bus had been used by our school kids
And those little rascals made bus drivers flip their lids
So come on down...a good deal is in store
I have hundreds more

This submerged bus had been used by our school kids
And those little rascals made bus drivers flip their lids
So come on down (fade out)

111 posted on 09/07/2005 8:16:31 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: DocRock

Im not excusing your thinking...I thought the same

Think about it...if the storm had stayed on track and NO had the severity of destruction that MS took....just think about it....


112 posted on 09/07/2005 8:17:17 PM PDT by del4hope (Freedom of the Press is not a license to manipulate the public)
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To: del4hope

Drudge now has this up.


113 posted on 09/07/2005 8:27:44 PM PDT by jbstrick (Behold the visage of the omnipotent Flying Spaghetti Monster)
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To: finnman69

bump to watch later


114 posted on 09/07/2005 8:27:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: show me state

ping


115 posted on 09/07/2005 8:34:06 PM PDT by BizzeeMom
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To: mystery-ak

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who believes Hillary is trying to protect Blanco - but I think it's because Hillary needs to protect the black vote. It's beginning to slip away and if the Gov and Mayor are found to be negligent .. it could swing a whole community over to the repubs (they love Gov Perry - and Houston).


116 posted on 09/07/2005 8:37:37 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: Happy2BMe; Memother; chesty_puller; Bigun; JohnHuang2; mhking; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Howlin; ...

Just Damn is right !


117 posted on 09/07/2005 8:42:05 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (secus acutulus exspiro ab Acheron bipes actio absol ab Acheron supplico)
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To: mhking
Sounds like a Charlie Foxtrot on the part of the state officials, governor, etc.
If the Superdome was a stand and defend position, it should have been better equipped.
When the Red Cross leaves, I leave.
But they do have to get the water out, and the longer people stay, the worse the sewage problem gets, and the more people will be sick.
118 posted on 09/07/2005 8:45:13 PM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Thanks for the ping!


119 posted on 09/07/2005 8:50:57 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Enchante

How can Hillary and the Dems get away with that????

Just holding hearing on the federal mistakes and not the state & local ones?

Did she really call for that?


120 posted on 09/07/2005 8:55:09 PM PDT by Collier
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To: Dog Gone
I saw the look in Bush's eye this morning when he said he definitely wanted an investigation

They did two bad things Dog Gone

1. They hurt American citizen and

2. They said he didn't care about those citizens

There will be an investigation and I guarantee you he will get to the very bottom of the corruption in that state and when NO is rebuilt, it's going to be a clean town in more ways than one.

121 posted on 09/07/2005 9:05:14 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Contrast the power struggle between Blank-0 and [empty]Noggin, with Guiliani and Pataki -- who were not the best of political allies to say the least, but ended up embracing eacher other literally after dealing with the wake of 9/11. The people of Louisiana deserve soooo much better than this. They certainly didn't deserve to pay with their lives for this B.S.


122 posted on 09/07/2005 9:07:31 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush!)
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To: Stultis

""But Bush is just a dummy, right? That's what the 'Rats still appear to believe. Funny thing is the smarter the 'Rats get, and the dumber Bush gets, the more elected posts shift from the blue column to the red. Eventually the 'Rats will get so smart they'll cease to exist altogether.""

Do you think we can get this accomplished before '08 or should we start a grassworks movement to allow W to run for a third term!!
If only we could get him set right on the border and some of this spending I think we could get enough support.


123 posted on 09/07/2005 9:24:00 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.teamamericapac.org)
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To: DocRock

Doc, in reference to your post, you get no argument from me. And it's about high time this gets bumped to the heavens, exactly what the left is in this country.


124 posted on 09/07/2005 9:24:36 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (The modern Democratic Party: Attacking our defenders and defending our attackers.)
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To: finnman69

Mayor Moonbat and Governor Dingbat should both be prosecuted, but of the two I think she has the greater guilt because she has the greater power.
All we need is somebody to prosecute, and that's rather unlikely.


125 posted on 09/07/2005 9:24:53 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Graymatter

I noticed that Drudge dropped the link to the story from his page. Hopefully this will get more play in other places.


126 posted on 09/07/2005 9:27:01 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Christian4Bush
"Doc, in reference to your post, you get no argument from me. And it's about high time this gets bumped to the heavens, exactly what the left is in this country."

What I find really scary is that if this happened 20 or 30 years ago, they might have succeeded. Thanks to the "new media", we won't let it happen.
127 posted on 09/07/2005 9:28:32 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: Ken H

The Governor is blaming the Mayor! Who's in charge, Governor? Lord, these people are stupid.


128 posted on 09/07/2005 9:42:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: McGavin999

"There will be an investigation and I guarantee you he will get to the very bottom of the corruption in that state and when NO is rebuilt, it's going to be a clean town in more ways than one."

Today I started asserting to friends and family that LA residents will rapidly know the truth of the matter and that soon LA will be a red state and will remain so for a good long time. Now I am more convinced than ever. Great to see this is getting out.


129 posted on 09/07/2005 9:45:28 PM PDT by SolomoninSouthDakota (Daschle is gone.)
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To: Republic

Hey, I wonder what would happen to Blanco if we actually had an honest MSM?


130 posted on 09/07/2005 9:47:36 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: finnman69

Bump.


131 posted on 09/07/2005 9:50:06 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Casey was proud to be a soldier." Patrick Sheehan, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan's father)
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To: Da Mav

These people moved into the Convention Center on their own. And it makes no difference, since Governor Blanco wouldn't have fed them, anyway.


132 posted on 09/07/2005 9:50:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: DocRock

Your thoughts have been my thoughts also...

This goes higher than just the Gov and Mayor of LA....and I don't mean the President either. Cause he is not a democrat.

Did anyone see the reporter interview a man who said there was no water coming over the levee at 17th Street Canal until a barge hit it? The reporter ask if the wind blew it or if someone was guiding it?

Boy...My thoughts are racing on that question.


133 posted on 09/07/2005 9:51:01 PM PDT by Freedoms Chaser (Doing the "right thing" builds character...doing the "wrong thing" breeds corruption.)
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To: finnman69

Bookmarking


134 posted on 09/07/2005 9:53:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Death to Islamo-Fascists ...)
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To: Dog
It's because of this....what was done here is criminal.


Not near as criminal as when they did NOT used the "sub-marine" school buses and other public transit vehicles Friday, Saturday and Sunday to evacuate the people to safe places BEFORE Katrina hit NOLA!! HAD that been coordinated and executed, thousands of lives would have been saved and there would NOT had been the panic at the shelters!!!
135 posted on 09/07/2005 9:59:44 PM PDT by danamco
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To: finnman69

OK, the mayor encourages people o go to Superdome as a last resort but the Gov WITHOLDS supplies on purpose.

CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE!


And, wouldn't you say that that is certainly seen as race related??? Hmmmm!!!


136 posted on 09/07/2005 10:02:37 PM PDT by danamco
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To: McGavin999
There will be an investigation and I guarantee you he will get to the very bottom of the corruption in that state and when NO is rebuilt, it's going to be a clean town in more ways than one.

Looks like the heavy hitter has been tapped:

Bush Taps Cheney to Assess Recovery Effort (LA Times)

137 posted on 09/07/2005 10:10:58 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: doug from upland

Nancy Pelosi is looking like a very BIG Fool Now!


138 posted on 09/07/2005 10:22:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Stultis
Bush is smart enough to understand this. Even when he has to roll over or work around incompetents and idiots like Blanco and Nagin to get the job done, and even when they prove to be backstabbing ingrates, Bush will still maintain every appearance of genial cooperation.


Those idiots think that President Bush don't understand all the red tapes and they totally forget that he was a two term Governor himself over the largest State in the U.S.!!!
139 posted on 09/07/2005 10:27:33 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Freedoms Chaser
I did see the reporter with the man about the barge hitting the levee.........reporter glossed over it......

here's my take on the Governor......you know, in reality, all those people should have been moved even if it was to an empty parking lot or stadium or whatever.....

people should not have been told or hinted at to go a place where by all accounts was subject to flooding anyway...

In a well run society.....we would have gone in there and forcibly removed people or at least their children if they refused to leave...

this nonsense of picking up people one by one by rescue helicoptors is INSANE....

too many decisions left up to the people when in reality, the govt should have taken charge and got them the hell out of there....now look how prolonged the "rescue" attempts are going.....I'll bet its costing us 1 billion just for that....

in truth, no one should have been given the "out" of going to the Superdome.....

there should have no decisions or "choices" left to the people.....

they should have just been told to get the hell out of Dodge!

140 posted on 09/07/2005 10:28:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Ken H; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Brad's Gramma; BurbankKarl; bd476; ...

It's gonna get real interesting!


141 posted on 09/07/2005 10:33:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: del4hope
I see where Hillary only wants this investigated on the Fed side. Doesnt want any dem blamed, it is obvious.


But she has NO say, because her ass party (D) is still the minority party left behind!!!
142 posted on 09/07/2005 10:39:49 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"It's gonna get real interesting!

Bush Country's satellite photo of the dome, buses and other stuff is making it very interesting for the rats. They can't even control the Red Cross and some of their news outlets.


143 posted on 09/07/2005 10:40:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: shield

OPERATION BLESSING.


For me too, 99.2% goes to the relief efforts!!!


144 posted on 09/07/2005 10:44:16 PM PDT by danamco
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To: mhking
I'm going to take a leap: Was Kathleen Blanco attempting genocide?



Or, how about this echoing the rapper that she does NOT like black people!??!
145 posted on 09/07/2005 10:50:01 PM PDT by danamco
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To: finnman69

ping


146 posted on 09/07/2005 10:55:04 PM PDT by MarketR ("We are pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things")
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To: Grampa Dave
That is a great Photo Collage.....

Wonder what Pelosi will have to say tomorrow,....?
147 posted on 09/07/2005 10:58:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: CyberAnt
it could swing a whole community over to the repubs (they love Gov Perry - and Houston).


It probably would be more than a landslide nationwide, finally open the eyes of the blacks to realize what they actually are getting from the democratic party!??! And maybe some Jews also would see the light???
148 posted on 09/07/2005 11:00:12 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Grampa Dave
The Blog Captain's Quarter is all over this as well:

New Orleans And Louisiana Blocking Aid To Refugees In City

If you have the time do read the comments....

149 posted on 09/07/2005 11:01:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pelosi Galore will continue to win points with the maggots who elect her every two years, and she will turn off more voters in the middle with the same hatred.


150 posted on 09/07/2005 11:02:24 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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