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Don't get stuck on stupid (Transcript and audio of Lt. Gen. Honore briefing reporters on Rita)
Press Conference ^ | 9/20/05 | Lt. Gen. Russel Honore

Posted on 09/20/2005 5:06:52 PM PDT by BCrago66

Honore: And Mr. Mayor, let's go back, because I can see right now, we're setting this up as he said, he said, we said. All right? We are not going to go, by order of the mayor and the governor, and open the convention center for people to come in. There are buses there. Is that clear to you? Buses parked. There are 4,000 troops there. People come, they get on a bus, they get on a truck, they move on. Is that clear? Is that clear to the public?

Female reporter: Where do they move on...

Honore: That's not your business.

Male reporter: But General, that didn't work the first time...

Honore: Wait a minute. It didn't work the first time. This ain't the first time. Okay? If...we don't control Rita, you understand? So there are a lot of pieces of it that's going to be worked out. You got good public servants working through it. Let's get a little trust here, because you're starting to act like this is your problem. You are carrying the message, okay? What we're going to do is have the buses staged. The initial place is at the convention center. We're not going to announce other places at this time, until we get a plan set, and we'll let people know where those locations are, through the government, and through public announcements. Right now, to handle the number of people that want to leave, we've got the capacity. You will come to the convention center. There are soldiers there from the 82nd Airborne, and from the Louisiana National Guard. People will be told to get on the bus, and we will take care of them. And where they go will be dependent on the capacity in this state. We've got our communications up. And we'll tell them where to go. And when they get there, they'll be able to get a chance, an opportunity to get registered, and so they can let their families know where they are. But don't start panic here. Okay? We've got a location. It is in the front of the convention center, and that's where we will use to migrate people from it, into the system.

Male reporter: General Honore, we were told that Berman Stadium on the west bank would be another staging area...

Honore: Not to my knowledge. Again, the current place, I just told you one time, is the convention center. Once we complete the plan with the mayor, and is approved by the governor, then we'll start that in the next 12-24 hours. And we understand that there's a problem in getting communications out. That's where we need your help. But let's not confuse the questions with the answers. Buses at the convention center will move our citizens, for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...and we'll move them on. Let's not get stuck on the last storm. You're asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don't confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don't understand, maybe you'll confuse it to the people. That's why we like follow-up questions. But right now, it's the convention center, and move on.

Male reporter: General, a little bit more about why that's happening this time, though, and did not have that last time...

Honore: You are stuck on stupid. I'm not going to answer that question. We are going to deal with Rita. This is public information that people are depending on the government to put out. This is the way we've got to do it. So please. I apologize to you, but let's talk about the future. Rita is happening. And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. And we can have a conversation on the side about the past, in a couple of months.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: d; dgsos; evacuation; honore; kayak; msm; rita; russellhonore; sos
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Click on the audio, then enjoy the way Lt. Gen. Russel Honore handles these reporters.
1 posted on 09/20/2005 5:06:53 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: holdonnow

Ping! Here's the Honore transcript. Great show tonight!


2 posted on 09/20/2005 5:09:12 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: Lil'freeper

Ping


3 posted on 09/20/2005 5:09:14 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: BCrago66; holdonnow

BTTT!

I believe you were looking for this? ;o)


4 posted on 09/20/2005 5:09:25 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms)
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To: BCrago66

I just saw this, this guy knows how to put these so-called "journalists" in their place. They were asking some of the dumbest questions of all time- such as why they were moving people out from the convention center. That had NOTHING to do with anything. I'm glad this guy smacked the press upside the head.


5 posted on 09/20/2005 5:11:00 PM PDT by SunnyD1182
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To: BCrago66

I think I may be in love.....


6 posted on 09/20/2005 5:12:40 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: big'ol_freeper

Stuck on I love it!


7 posted on 09/20/2005 5:12:46 PM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: BCrago66
Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters.

They are stuck on stupid and have been for some time now!

8 posted on 09/20/2005 5:12:46 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: BCrago66

audio link doesn't work


9 posted on 09/20/2005 5:13:03 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: BCrago66

http://www.radioblogger.com/


Audio


10 posted on 09/20/2005 5:13:37 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: SunnyD1182

Why is it that the only ones brave enough to answer the stupid media the way they deserve to be answered are high ranking military commanders? Wish our elected repubs had half the courage of this man!


11 posted on 09/20/2005 5:13:51 PM PDT by Vermonter
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To: Bushbacker1

The guy's like a high-IQ version of Foghorn Leghorn. Showing reporters just the amount of respect they deserve.


12 posted on 09/20/2005 5:14:09 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: bnelson44

never mind, it was my system


13 posted on 09/20/2005 5:14:38 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: BCrago66

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore is never going to be reelected with that attitude towards the media.


14 posted on 09/20/2005 5:14:55 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: BCrago66

Honore might be a good candidate for public office. I understand he hails from Louisiana. Sounds like he'd be a straight-talker like Jesse Ventura, but probably more effective? Worth thinking about.


15 posted on 09/20/2005 5:14:59 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: BCrago66
A caller to Hugh Hewitt just said we need to refer to this as

S.O.S.


16 posted on 09/20/2005 5:15:00 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: SunnyD1182

I have to laugh at his "hearfelt" apology to the newsy. Tell it like it is General.


17 posted on 09/20/2005 5:15:05 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Never draw to an inside straight.)
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To: BCrago66

"Stuck on stupid"

This is going to be big!

(hugh even)


18 posted on 09/20/2005 5:15:41 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: BCrago66

Run this guy for president. It's about time we got a father again and not a whiney, whimpy "I feel your pain" "compassionate conservative".

It's time for daddy to spand the kids, put them in the corner and make them clean up their rooms.

I'd love to hear him at a Congressional hearing. There's another bunch of spoiled children in need of a good whoopin'.

It's time to push the Oprah folks back into they abyss.


19 posted on 09/20/2005 5:16:41 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I've totally given up on the possibility any politicians can govern....left or right or middle.)
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To: Vermonter

"Why is it that the only ones brave enough to answer the stupid media the way they deserve to be answered are high ranking military commanders?"

Cause they have the guns?


20 posted on 09/20/2005 5:16:44 PM PDT by frankjr
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