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Sen. Mary Landrieu: Did she Insult 9-11 Heroes on Anniversary? [and Rush ping]
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Posted on 09/12/2005 9:32:23 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March

Please forgive any errors.

Rush is about to discuss her remarks in the next segment. Wanted to add the ping.

[The following is just my 2 Cents]

Yesterday was no ordinary day. It was the fourth anniversary of 9-11-01. A day for reverence. A day to ponder infamy. A day to remember the victims families. And a day to honor America's heroes.

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu made an outrageous remark on the fourth anniversary date of 9-11-01. I AX this question: did she insult 9-11-01 heroes on the fourth anniversary of 9-11-01?

Yesterday, Sunday, she said, "Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane."

What an insult to government workers, the bulk of America's remaining unions, and one of the strongest bases of the democrat party. What an insult to all the heroic government workers in the city of New York, many of whom are [or were] 9-11 heroes.

I AX you: what do other senators think? Does Hillary agree with her, for example? Does Hillary think that the government workers in New York, for example, deserve that venomous insult? What about Chuckie Schumer? Does he agree? And Lousyburg from New Jersey, for that matter? AND SHOULD THE SENATE CONDEMN HER?

What an insult to the heroes of 9-11-01--- ON THE ANNIVERSARY!


TOPICS: US: Louisiana; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 109th; fourthanniversary; la; landrieu; no; nola; rush; sunnyday
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1 posted on 09/12/2005 9:32:28 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: All

[My two cents as in Arthur's freep-remarks]


2 posted on 09/12/2005 9:33:15 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Well, 9-11-01 was a beautiful sunny day. Those cops and firefighters probably would have stayed home if it had been raining and whatnot. < /sarcasm >
3 posted on 09/12/2005 9:36:02 AM PDT by Sloth (Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Maybe she should punch herself in the mouth.


4 posted on 09/12/2005 9:36:26 AM PDT by siunevada
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Rush talking about her now.


5 posted on 09/12/2005 9:37:07 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Sloth

Rush is nailing this!


6 posted on 09/12/2005 9:37:34 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: siunevada

She would miss.


7 posted on 09/12/2005 9:38:17 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: siunevada

literally


8 posted on 09/12/2005 9:38:17 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur)
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To: siunevada

Rush is asking if this is the 'soft bigotry of low expectations?'


9 posted on 09/12/2005 9:38:31 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Landrieu dodges


10 posted on 09/12/2005 9:38:45 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Her answer was ridiculous


11 posted on 09/12/2005 9:39:38 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Rush is playing this clip now. He is laughing saying if a white Senator or white Governor of the Republican party said this the "racist" comment would be blasting her.

She is implying that the black employees won't work even on a sunny day. Imagine if Trent Lott had said this?


12 posted on 09/12/2005 9:39:45 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Ask the then mayor of New York - Rudy Guiliani how hard it was to get his people to work on the sunny days after September 11th. 2001.

What a disgrace this Landrieu woman is. Let us ensure that her remarks are not forgotten.

13 posted on 09/12/2005 9:40:05 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Sloth

"Those cops and firefighters probably would have stayed home if it had been raining and whatnot. < /sarcasm >"

Thank you. It is an insult to our nation's heroes. I imagine there are heroic bus drivers, too-- all across the country, and even in NOLA.


14 posted on 09/12/2005 9:40:22 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I've thought about what she said, and as she followed up with a commenta bout mass transportation, I've reached the conclusion that "their people" is not a reference to the city emplyees, it is a reference to the entire population of the city.

Having a hard time getting the people to work on a sunny day describes traffic snarls, accident response, etc.

Plus, it is just like a liberal to think of the entire population as "theirs."

15 posted on 09/12/2005 9:40:32 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Republican Red

All LA politicians are reading from the same script--CYA


16 posted on 09/12/2005 9:41:28 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane."

"and it's all Bush's fault ..."

17 posted on 09/12/2005 9:41:33 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Is it just me, or do others see the once fairly attractive Mary Landreau looking more, and more, like the Hidabeaste in appearance as she grows older and more liberal?


18 posted on 09/12/2005 9:42:15 AM PDT by meandog
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
She avoided answering a number of questions but she did filibuster. That's what democrats when they're they don't want to answer questions.

They also like to lie a lot.
19 posted on 09/12/2005 9:43:03 AM PDT by BMC1
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Her comment was dumb, but Newsmax, in Newsmax fashion, took the line out of context. She meant that because of the "Bush budget cuts" to mass transit, cities couldn't transport their people to work on a good day, no less move people during a hurricane. She's still an idiot making an idiotic comment, but Newsmax' staff either has a comprehension problem or is deliberately trying to foster a false understanding of what she said.


20 posted on 09/12/2005 9:43:08 AM PDT by RogueIsland
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To: Churchillspirit
Ask the then mayor of New York - Rudy Guiliani how hard it was to get his people to work on the sunny days after September 11th. 2001.

As I mentioned above, I think Landrieu's reference to "getting their people to work on a sunny day" is a reference to the transportation infrastucture; and not a reference to the city employees.

Her answer in that context is still a non sequitur; but I'd be cautious about accusing her of insulting the city employees.

21 posted on 09/12/2005 9:43:15 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Churchillspirit

"What a disgrace this Landrieu woman is. Let us ensure that her remarks are not forgotten."

And is party loyalty more important to democrat senators than standing up for American heroes? Obviously that will be the case. But political pressures from the union bosses may twist their arms in the end. FRegards....


22 posted on 09/12/2005 9:43:41 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Also, this happened on a weekend. They didn't want to lose tourist money by calling for evacuations on Saturday.


23 posted on 09/12/2005 9:44:16 AM PDT by LA Woman3 (On election day, they were driven to the polls...On evacuation day, they had to fend for themselves)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I heard that !!! Excellent response by Rush. Like he said, "imagine if a REPUBLICAN Senator had said that !!!":

Talk about "insulting" the citizens of New Orleans.


24 posted on 09/12/2005 9:44:40 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister
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To: RogueIsland

"...but Newsmax, in Newsmax fashion, took the line out of context..."

Actually, I'm looking at this quote from the context of Laura Ingraham, my own take, and Rush. I see the words and what they say. I believe words mean things.


25 posted on 09/12/2005 9:45:28 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: LA Woman3

Apparently the expectation is that New Orleans municipal workers are there just to collect paychecks and not to do any work.


26 posted on 09/12/2005 9:46:03 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: RogueIsland
Her comment was dumb, but Newsmax, in Newsmax fashion, took the line out of context. She meant that because of the "Bush budget cuts" to mass transit, cities couldn't transport their people to work on a good day, no less move people during a hurricane. She's still an idiot making an idiotic comment, but Newsmax' staff either has a comprehension problem or is deliberately trying to foster a false understanding of what she said.

I agree with your conclusion. Limbaugh is attributing the wrong meaning to her statement too, and he's usually a cut or three above NewsMax.

Her answer was a non sequitur to the question; why not use the buses? "Because the mayor has an imperfect transporation infrastructure."

27 posted on 09/12/2005 9:46:06 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

"...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work..."

Broad-sweeping, general statement.


28 posted on 09/12/2005 9:46:39 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Cboldt

I disagree. Had she been referring to budgetary constraints, there would not have been a reference to "on a sunny day". Sorry, you are WRONG on this one. I heard the exchange when it happened and she insulted the New Orleans public workers.


29 posted on 09/12/2005 9:47:15 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

September 11th is just another day for a Democratic Politician trying desperately to save her mangy hide.

If you listened to Landrieu's interview with Chris Wallace, Landrieu doesn't have a clue and is looking to blame everyone excpet her.

Jack.


30 posted on 09/12/2005 9:47:24 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: Cboldt
What difference would a sunny day make to transportation?
31 posted on 09/12/2005 9:48:15 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: meandog

I called both of my United States senators this morning to complain about their colleague Miss Mary - one of whom is a RAT, and one a Republican.

Complain to your senators of both parties. It will help. All they are hearing is the DC echo chamber of it all being Bush's fault.


32 posted on 09/12/2005 9:48:53 AM PDT by mwl1
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To: Cboldt; Churchillspirit

If she confused anyone with her remark, it's her job to clarify. Unlike the rats, we will hear her out.


33 posted on 09/12/2005 9:48:53 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Churchillspirit

Bingo !


34 posted on 09/12/2005 9:48:56 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister
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To: Rosemont

Apparently the expectation is that New Orleans municipal workers are there just to collect paychecks and not to do any work.


They also have to vote for the Democrats....


35 posted on 09/12/2005 9:48:59 AM PDT by LA Woman3 (On election day, they were driven to the polls...On evacuation day, they had to fend for themselves)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I'm looking at this quote from the context of Laura Ingraham, my own take, and Rush. I see the words and what they say. I believe words mean things.

Yeah, but take it in context. Her conclusion related to mass transporation - something that an entire populae uses.

Her "his people" could refer to the entire populace of NOLA, and I believe that is exactly what she had in mind when she said it. A bad choice of words, to be sure, but I think the meaning you are ascribing is incorrect. I'll concede they are naturally taken the way you are taking them, but that doesn't mean your interpretation comprehends the talker's intention.

36 posted on 09/12/2005 9:49:25 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: RogueIsland
Her comment was dumb, but Newsmax, in Newsmax fashion, took the line out of context. She meant that because of the "Bush budget cuts" to mass transit, cities couldn't transport their people to work on a good day, no less move people during a hurricane.

This is how I saw it as well, especially since right afterwards, she went on a tirade about how the president and this administration does not support public transit.

I think Rush is blowing it on this one -- there are far more opportunities to show the subtle racism of low expectations. This just ain't one, sorry!

37 posted on 09/12/2005 9:50:34 AM PDT by pettifogger (donate now (or again) to your favorite relief organization)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Link to Landreau's Fox interview with Chris Wallace at Political Teen:

Liberals' soft bias exposed again!

38 posted on 09/12/2005 9:50:54 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: Churchillspirit
What difference would a sunny day make to transportation?

The road system works better on a sunny day than on a stormy day. That's all.

39 posted on 09/12/2005 9:50:56 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I saw this pitiful woman being interviewed by Chris Wallace yesterday on FoxNews. What a POS--but Chris nailed her on the local reaction to Katrina. He played a clip of her Bush-bashing on the floor of the Senate to lead it. She did not want to talk about the locals--at all. Excuses for them, but no quarter for Dubya.

THEN--she had the NERVE to say the Republicans were doing the finger pointing, to whcih Chris looked at her in amazement and said "But it was YOU who was doing the finger-pointing on the Senate floor." He got her *ss good.

40 posted on 09/12/2005 9:51:10 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: Cboldt
Mass transportation is part of the problem.

If you have your own car you can leave.

If you are dependent on mass transportation you are at the mercy of the bureaucracy.
41 posted on 09/12/2005 9:54:01 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Nagin Cried, People died.)
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To: Mayflower Sister
Had she been referring to budgetary constraints, there would not have been a reference to "on a sunny day". Sorry, you are WRONG on this one. I heard the exchange when it happened and she insulted the New Orleans public workers.

I heard the exchane on replay, and taped it, and watched it several times.

"Sunny day" describes the best circumstance for the operation of transportation infrastructure. It actually is a relevant variable. And mass evacuations would have been more effective if there was a massive, operatine mass transportation system. But there wasn't.

There were those buses.

Her excuse is a lame one, but I don't believe she was impugning the workings in NOLA, Orlando, or whatever other cities she named. She was blaming the Feds for not making better transportation infrastructure.

42 posted on 09/12/2005 9:54:15 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
She meant that because of the "Bush budget cuts" to mass transit, cities couldn't transport their people to work on a good day

So on a day when everything's working as well as possible, most cities in the USA can't get (all?) their people to work.

That sounds like a real accurate assessment. She's weaseling in a different direction than indicated by Newsmax but weaseling as hard as she can.

43 posted on 09/12/2005 9:54:17 AM PDT by siunevada
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To: Mayflower Sister

Now Rush is bringing up the 'cooking the books' by Senator Landrieu, how she schemed to funnel the funding.


44 posted on 09/12/2005 9:54:30 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
If she confused anyone with her remark, it's her job to clarify.

She will. Meanwhile, quite a few people are jumping to what is likely a false accusation. Better to ask her to clarify than accuse her of impugning the city workers.

45 posted on 09/12/2005 9:56:15 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

The Landrieu political family is a curse on the state of LA.


46 posted on 09/12/2005 9:57:06 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: manwiththehands

I imagine Bush could use the SAME excuse

FEMA is a government acgency, isn't it,Miss Landrieu


47 posted on 09/12/2005 9:58:20 AM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

That's what Rush should be focusing on. MARY COOKED THE BOOKS!


48 posted on 09/12/2005 9:58:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cboldt

"Meanwhile, quite a few people are jumping to what is likely a false accusation."

Clarification starts with questions. I'm AXing them.


49 posted on 09/12/2005 9:59:35 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("...most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day...")
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To: Cboldt

Consider Rush's statement "Just imagine if a REPUBLICAN had said that !"


50 posted on 09/12/2005 10:00:46 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister
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