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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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To: BCrago66

any word on what the du think of this quote? -just curious, but not enough to go look.


121 posted on 09/21/2005 9:49:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Jeff Gordon

He didn't say "over" unless you are listening to something different than I have.

He said, "You are stuck on stupid. Hooah."


See above if you don't believe me. Others heard the good General say "Hooah" twice, as emphasis to what he had said.


122 posted on 09/21/2005 11:08:41 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity (The Katrina disaster area extends miles beyond N.O., but from TV, even FNC, you wouldn't know that!)
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To: txrangerette
txrangerette said: "In NO everything just broke down. And I mean everything, including how to treat legitimate gun owners. "

I think that we can agree, for example, that the NO evacuation plan broke down, given that the school buses sat unused in a flooded parking lot. That was not the plan.

However, we disagree about the plan regarding disarming the evacuees. The plan was always to require that people be disarmed in order to be eligible for government evacuation.

Consider the following scenario: The evacuation buses will be used as per the NO plan. However, even numbered buses will be labelled with a large, red circle with a picture of a gun with a slash through it. Evacuees who wish to have everyone disarmed may board such buses and take comfort that only the government and those who will not obey the rules will be armed.

The odd numbered buses will be labelled with a large, green sign with a picture of a gun on it. Evacuees will be permitted to bring their firearms and will be evacuated to a place where all may be armed.

Now the critical question. Which bus will you board? And will you be armed?

123 posted on 09/21/2005 11:53:54 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: TruthNtegrity
He didn't say "over" unless you are listening to something different than I have.

You are correct. The "Over" is my invention. When I have seen Honore remotely interviewed he often uses the "Over" comm protocol. It is just another aspect of that makes him something very special.

BTW: I am hearing quote on Fox News right now. LOL

124 posted on 09/21/2005 3:59:57 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to MSM: "You are stuck on stupid. Over.")
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To: BCrago66
Honore: That's not your business.

Chortle!

125 posted on 09/21/2005 4:02:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: BCrago66
09-20honore.mp3 http://www.radioblogger.com/images/09-20honore.mp3

The audio version is priceless.

126 posted on 09/21/2005 4:04:05 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: BCrago66; All

Any idea who the S.O.S. reporter was?


127 posted on 09/21/2005 4:04:06 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Borax Queen; sweetliberty
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.

You gotta read it all...this General's a riot!

128 posted on 09/21/2005 4:10:23 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: BCrago66

Oh man, this is GREAT! If Honore isn't on the upcoming Presidential ballot then I'm gonna write him in!


129 posted on 09/21/2005 4:15:21 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: nicmarlo

ok!


130 posted on 09/21/2005 4:22:40 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

: )


131 posted on 09/21/2005 4:23:56 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: sauropod; hellinahandcart

Bwahahahahahaha! (When is this guy up for retirement, and is there any chance he'd be interested in a second career as a Presidential Press Secretary?)


132 posted on 09/21/2005 4:25:33 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: altura

Don't be insulting. I was using the "daddy" term in that it's time someone law down the law and "git r done" withouth the whiney, "mommy" aspects of most pinhead politicians.


133 posted on 09/21/2005 4:28:44 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: BCrago66

Did anyone see this at the end of Brit Hume's show?

It was priceless!


134 posted on 09/21/2005 4:52:44 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: William Tell
I never said anything about giving up one's right to weapons. They must have them. Don't be so foolish and yes If I had understood your post I would not have said that you were confused!
135 posted on 09/21/2005 9:10:15 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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