Nagin is right.
It makes much more sense to wait for a Greyhound Bus to come from Seattle or Portland, ME to come and pick me up than to take a ratty school bus from a halfmile away.
posted on 09/08/2005 8:50:03 AM PDT
(God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
The president was in charge?
Date: 27 Aug 2005
Quote: The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the parishes of Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, Catahoula, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, and Winn.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding.
posted on 09/08/2005 8:53:14 AM PDT
Nagin is not a leader at all. The way he talks in the news conferences shows how lame he is, along with his blame at all costs... anyone!
posted on 09/08/2005 8:57:29 AM PDT
( President Bush, You are being prayed for along with our country daily, by millions of us.)
"It makes much more sense to wait for a Greyhound Bus to come from Seattle or Portland, ME to come and pick me up than to take a ratty school bus from a halfmile away"
Actually, he was waiting for the Concordes to show up -- he felt only "first class" at supersonic speeds would be good enough for his evacuees.... when it was pointed out to him that (1) Concordes are no longer in service, and (2) there never were enough Concordes in existence to do the job anyway, and (3) landing aircraft at the NOLA airport would not help folks at the Superdome, he finally relented and said he would wait for Greyhound to arrive from Seattle, Boston, etc.
posted on 09/08/2005 9:00:43 AM PDT
NO is simply a loser of a town. You can't count on anything...from the mayor, the cops, the council, the emergency plans, etc. I've never seen a major city like this. You'd be safer in Baghdad on a Saturday night. The mayor of Baghdad is probably more competent than Nagin. At least the cops in Baghdad will shoot you if you threaten them.
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