Skip to comments.Don't get stuck on stupid (Transcript and audio of Lt. Gen. Honore briefing reporters on Rita)
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.
Here's the video from The Political Teen: http://thepoliticalteen.net/2005/09/20/stuckonstupid/
CNN is Stuck on Stupid! Funniest interview I have ever seen! Hope they replay it on Rush on the Wednesday show!
I love this guy. He smokes reporters like cheap cigars.
He actually gave 2 Hooahs. 1 after the passage you indicated and another one which I seem to recall.
It may be from a joke website, but it is an extremely accurate description of the usage of Hooah.
In case you missed this yesterday --Lt. Gen. Russell Honore has increased the options available to conservatives when they respond to loaded questions.
Click on the audio if you get the chance :-)
PS This morning we find out that the levy shouldn't have been breached except that it was designed and built badly
bwahahaaaaa! Gotta love this guy!
The video is up at http://www.thepoliticalteen.net
As well as a great 'caption this' photo, Dingy Harry and others. Make sure you read the Nagin story (scroll down)
The local police are in charge of law enforcement decisions. The military is not there to make decisions about people and their guns.
For what it's worth, I think a law abiding citizen who had a right to a gun before a hurricane still has the same right after a hurricane. How to implement that is another matter. The system had broken down in just about every way, when rescue boats and helicopters or when firemen and police are SHOT AT by thugs in the aftermath of a hurricane.
The overwhelmed and broken down law enforcement then resorted to a blanket decision that people could not go around with guns in NO. The military is there to execute disaster relief in their prescribed role of support to local Government during a disaster that overwhelmed the locals. General Honore is not some kind of monster or would be tyrannical dictator whose goal is to remove everybody's lawful gun.
The situation is the pits.
If I were a stranded citizen in NO, and people around me had been looting, raping and shooting, I would be very scared to be thrown in with other citizens who were carrying guns, not knowing if they were good guys or bad in that extreme moment.
If I were one of the citizens who had a gun to protect myself from the bad guys, and the government (local decision) took it away from me, I would be very upset about that.
It is a no win, either way it cuts.
In NO everything just broke down. And I mean everything, including how to treat legitimate gun owners. Not a surprise, just understandably troubling.
LOL! I would think that Scott would already pick up on the phrase. The problem that Scott has is that he is a good person with an overdeveloped sense of guilt. The nuns must have been really strict in his school. :D
I say this as I have the same issue- I look guilty even when I am not. LOL!
I can't even watch Scott anymore, it's just to painful. I love the guy, I just hurt for him, those nasty snakes, hissing at such a nice guy.
I DID miss it....Much appreciated ping....Thanks
I love that.
I think we need a special thread entitled GENERAL HONORE containing cool quotes from him. I just love this guy.
See posts #12 and #15.