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Ray Nagin: School Busses Not Enough, Send Greyhound!
NewsMax ^ | 8 Sep 05

Posted on 09/08/2005 11:21:49 AM PDT by Birdstrike

The more this guy opens his mouth, the deeper the hole...

Ray Nagin: School Buses Not Good Enough

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin garnered a ton of publicity with a profanity-laced interview he gave to WWL radio last Thursday, where he blasted President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco for not coming to rescue his city in time.

However, Nagin's most newsworthy comments - where he explained why he didn't use hundreds of city school buses to evacuate his city's flood victims - went almost unnoticed. Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead.

"I need 500 buses, man," he told WWL. "One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know, public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here."

Nagin described his response: "I'm like - you've got to be kidding me. This is a natural disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."

While Nagin was waiting for his Greyhound fleet, Katrina's floodwaters swamped his school buses, rendering them unusable.

'You can't make it up' What else is this guy hiding that's going to come out?


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KEYWORDS: buses; busses; cary; democrats; disaster; evacuation; flood; katrina; left; liberals; mayor; nagin; neworleans; schoolbusses
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Sound wisdom has two sides. Whenever the New Orleans Mayor speaks, you have to get the 'other side' if you want to determine the truth. Case in point - turns out that over 2000 school busses in New Orleans could have been used to evacuate citizens -but were not -because the Mayor vetoed the proposal in favor of obtaining more plush Greyhound busses. You can't make it up! What else is this guy hiding that's going to come out?
1 posted on 09/08/2005 11:21:51 AM PDT by Birdstrike
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To: Birdstrike

Someone needs to vote Nagin's ass out off office.


2 posted on 09/08/2005 11:23:30 AM PDT by Enterprise (When Rats govern they screw up and people die. Then, the Rats want to punch the President.)
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To: Birdstrike

3 posted on 09/08/2005 11:24:12 AM PDT by burzum ("Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people."--Adm Rickover)
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To: Birdstrike

Maybe it was more practical than that. His drivers had boogied out of town when he moved his feets to Baton Rouge ahead of the storm. I bet they would not let non-union drivers do it either. The plan was to use those busses but I bet noone told the drivers or put it in their contracts. Anyone with access to those sorts of labor agreements?


4 posted on 09/08/2005 11:24:46 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Birdstrike

The other day in an interview, Nagin excused the criminals who were robbing drugs from pharmacies, because he said it was understandable that they had to feed their habits. Then he added that he was not high on drugs himself.

I wonder. I suspect this guy has probably fried his brains, and that's one reason why he is so totally out of it. Great mayor!


5 posted on 09/08/2005 11:24:50 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Birdstrike

I don't think Mayor Nagin could close an umbrella. mUch less open one. What a bonehead.


6 posted on 09/08/2005 11:24:51 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: Enterprise
Someone needs to vote Nagin's ass out off office.

He needs to face charges for criminal malfeasance.

7 posted on 09/08/2005 11:24:55 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Enterprise
No one federal dime until Nagin passes urinalysis.
8 posted on 09/08/2005 11:25:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: Birdstrike

"turns out that over 2000 school busses in New Orleans.."

I can't believe that figure. Sure you don't mean 200?


9 posted on 09/08/2005 11:25:25 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Birdstrike
The most corrupt, incompetent, city-destroying Mayor in the USA (and that includes Detroit!)


10 posted on 09/08/2005 11:25:40 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Enterprise

Vote him out of office? Hell, he's gonna be lucky they don't string him up. Or if they don't, the scrutiny that is just now beginning, is gonna make him wish he had been strung up.


11 posted on 09/08/2005 11:26:01 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots)
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To: epluribus_2
Maybe it was more practical than that. His drivers had boogied out of town when he moved his feets to Baton Rouge ahead of the storm. I bet they would not let non-union drivers do it either. The plan was to use those busses but I bet noone told the drivers or put it in their contracts. Anyone with access to those sorts of labor agreements?

Excuses are useless.

12 posted on 09/08/2005 11:26:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Birdstrike

Sheesh, Nagin isn't competent to be dog catcher.


13 posted on 09/08/2005 11:26:28 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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He must have thought HE was going to have to ride on the buses.


14 posted on 09/08/2005 11:26:36 AM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: Enterprise

Funny thing is that even here on FR a lot of us thought Nagin was a decent, "DINO" conservative Dem back in '02. He may be on the individual issues but he's still a race-baiting, whining, incompetent fool.


15 posted on 09/08/2005 11:27:11 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: Birdstrike

What makes him think he has a right to demand and commandeer the buses belonging to Greyhound. He not only thinks the federal government has to come in and do what the city was supposed to do for itself, he thinks he has a right to demand that private citizens do for New Orleaneans.


16 posted on 09/08/2005 11:27:31 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: atomicpossum

This is actually a very useful defense (for sanity) from this useless idiot. Sure, that plays. A Cat-5 storm is baring down on you and the buses, 1 mile away, don't provide the right comfort level that the upscale Greyhounds do. Let him (and the MSM) stay with that defense.


17 posted on 09/08/2005 11:27:50 AM PDT by Swanks
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To: Birdstrike
What else is this guy hiding that's going to come out?

There was his very strange comment during the interview wherein he proclaimed "i am not a drug addict". WTH did a mayor have to say that for...?
18 posted on 09/08/2005 11:28:23 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Birdstrike

WOW! Just wow.....

Ever notice how little we hear about the people in Mississippi? They got the worst of the storm....

The difference in leadership between La and Miss is startling! Disturbing even....


19 posted on 09/08/2005 11:28:26 AM PDT by GOPRaleigh (Barbour '08)
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To: Birdstrike

20 posted on 09/08/2005 11:28:43 AM PDT by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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