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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: Vermonter

No kidding. I was a big fan of Ari Fleischer. I really liked his style of handling the WH press whores.


51 posted on 09/20/2005 5:36:41 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: BCrago66
for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...and we'll move them on

Is it me, or did he give out a hooah after the word 'defend' in this sentence?!
52 posted on 09/20/2005 5:38:36 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: BCrago66

Beeeautiful !


53 posted on 09/20/2005 5:38:51 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: frankjr

The Admiral loved it!


54 posted on 09/20/2005 5:40:35 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: BCrago66

I love him.


55 posted on 09/20/2005 5:43:46 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: BCrago66
HONORE IN 2008!
56 posted on 09/20/2005 5:45:27 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: BCrago66
for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...and we'll move them on

Okay, I've listened to this a few times, and he definitely says:

for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...Hooah...and we'll move them on

And, towards the end of the transcript, he says this:

And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use.

Listening to the audio, he clearly says:

And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. Hooah!

I freakin' love this guy! Hooah!
57 posted on 09/20/2005 5:45:51 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: BCrago66

BOOKMARKED!


58 posted on 09/20/2005 5:46:20 PM PDT by RasterMaster (I'm not ignoring you, just multitasking!)
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To: BCrago66

bump for a great press conference.

Stuck on stupid. I love it.


59 posted on 09/20/2005 5:46:27 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: bnelson44

Honore - Setting the standard....


60 posted on 09/20/2005 5:46:46 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (THIS IS WAR AND I MEAN TO WIN IT.)
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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?

The General is used to giving intructions, once, and having them carried out. He understands that the lowest private understands this. So, he can't figure out why these reporters, mostly college graduates, have to be corrected, over and over, on the same stupid questions, over and over.

I nominate Gen Honore for White House Press Secretary.

61 posted on 09/20/2005 5:49:21 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: BCrago66

This guy rocks!


62 posted on 09/20/2005 5:49:49 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (If fire fighters fight fire and crime fighters fight crime what do freedom fighters fight?)
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To: BCrago66
Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to MSM: "You are stuck on stupid. Over."

Worthy for use of as a tag line.

63 posted on 09/20/2005 5:51:15 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to MSM: "You are stuck on stupid. Over.")
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To: FlyVet

"I nominate Gen Honore for White House Press Secretary."

What did he do to you?


64 posted on 09/20/2005 5:52:27 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: BCrago66

VIDEO HERE:

http://thepoliticalteen.net/2005/09/20/stuckonstupid/


65 posted on 09/20/2005 5:55:52 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: Jeff Gordon

more quotes
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/russel_honore.html

"He can snap in a minute," one aide explained.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0909/p01s01-usmi.html


66 posted on 09/20/2005 5:56:28 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: andyk

Hooah!


67 posted on 09/20/2005 6:00:40 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: RummyChick

The general himself talks of Katrina - which caused potentially thousands of fatalities, displaced an estimated 1 million people, and wrecked at least 140,000 homes - as an enemy. "It was a classic military attack," he says here at Camp Shelby, the US Northern Command forward headquarters in the Katrina effort. "He destroyed communications and moved barges across roads. He created shock and paralysis."


68 posted on 09/20/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: frankjr
"SUCK ON STUPID!!!!"

How did Bill and Monica get into this discussion?

69 posted on 09/20/2005 6:00:59 PM PDT by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: BCrago66

Gotta love that...


70 posted on 09/20/2005 6:02:05 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Pessimist

Dictionary Definition of hooah
















hooah (hoo ah) adj., adv., n., v., conj., interj., excla. [Orig. unknown] Slang. 1. Referring to or meaning anything and everything except "no". 2. What to say when at a loss for words. 3.a. Good copy. b. Roger. c. Solid copy. d. Good. e. Great. f. Message received. g. Understood. h. Acknowledged. 4.a. Glad to meet you. b. Welcome. 5. "All right!" 6.a. I don't know the answer, but I'll check on it. b. I haven't the foggiest idea. 7. I am not listening. 8. "That is enough of your drivel; sit down!" 9. Yes. 10. "You've got to be kidding me!" 11. Thank you. 12. Go to the next slide. 13. You've taken the correct action. 14. I don't know what that means, but I'm too embarassed to ask for clarification. 15. Squared away (He's pretty hooah.) 16. Amen!


71 posted on 09/20/2005 6:06:24 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

1st time I've ever seen anyone go to a dictionary written by pencil neck geeks to define hooah. You know, I don't like it.


72 posted on 09/20/2005 6:07:50 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: RummyChick

The definition I mean


73 posted on 09/20/2005 6:08:02 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: Enterprise

""SUCK ON STUPID!!!!"

How did Bill and Monica get into this discussion?""


LOL.

When I was typing I think I was sTuck on stupid. I think my hands were still shaking after watching Lt. Gen. Honore giving the reporter a tongue lashing.


74 posted on 09/20/2005 6:08:23 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: crazyhorse691
Lt. Gen. Russel Honore is never going to be reelected with that attitude towards the media.

LOL

75 posted on 09/20/2005 6:10:02 PM PDT by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Vermonter

The high ranking military commanders who speak to the press the way they deserve, do not care how the press "feels" about the information provided.
They already know the press is "compromised", and must be forced to perform their mission.


76 posted on 09/20/2005 6:10:21 PM PDT by sarasmom (As President Bush is more powerful than God-we must all redirect our prayers/.sarcasm)
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To: bnelson44

its a joke site.


77 posted on 09/20/2005 6:12:27 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: BCrago66

A don't get stuck on stupid bump

I like this guy

"shut up and get in the truck"


78 posted on 09/20/2005 6:13:04 PM PDT by DenCos
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To: RummyChick

I knew that (he said sheepishly) ;)


79 posted on 09/20/2005 6:13:39 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: Jeff Gordon

My Mom went bonkers for that line on the audi clip; America has a Modern Day General Patton in this Man.


80 posted on 09/20/2005 6:16:24 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush)
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To: BCrago66

This man always puts a smile on my face. Dang he's good.


81 posted on 09/20/2005 6:28:24 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: Fledermaus

Sorry, but you're stuck on stupid.

If you want Daddy, fine.

I like our current CIC.


82 posted on 09/20/2005 6:36:49 PM PDT by altura
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To: BCrago66

BTTT


83 posted on 09/20/2005 6:41:31 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: frankjr

I know. I didn't hear the interview, but the transcript was outstanding ! (Every now and then I goof on a simple typing or spelling and get ribbed for it too.)


84 posted on 09/20/2005 6:42:24 PM PDT by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: SunnyD1182

I think we found a replacement for Scott!


85 posted on 09/20/2005 6:43:49 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: BCrago66

"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. .... "

Wow. I see the makings of a great Press Secretary here!!


86 posted on 09/20/2005 6:46:07 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: pogo101

I do believe the governors office will be vacant in the next few months......


87 posted on 09/20/2005 6:47:47 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: All

I think we need a special thread entitled GENERAL HONORE containing cool quotes from him. I just love this guy. Cracks me up big time.


88 posted on 09/20/2005 6:49:35 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: Political Junkie Too
After the way that he talked to reporters, do you think that Senate Democrats will feel that he's too mean, like John Bolton, to deserve a promotion?

Doesn't matter, democrats are the minority.

89 posted on 09/20/2005 6:50:47 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: blogblogginaway
Start one up. I'll post a couple of vids to it.
90 posted on 09/20/2005 6:51:58 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Sort of reminds me of Chesty Puller.
:)


91 posted on 09/20/2005 6:57:06 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: SunnyD1182

This exchange shows the media in their true light....clueless. They keep thinking about the next question they want to ask or about ways to try to trip up the speaker rather than do what is necessary...get out clear info on what the people are to do! Honore knows what the mass media SHOULD know..that if you put out alot of names of places out there, you're going to have confusion...and people will go to the wrong place and we'll be right back where we were last time.
Meanwhile the little reporters and reporterettes try to get some face time and sound important


92 posted on 09/20/2005 7:01:50 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: DocRock

Done!


93 posted on 09/20/2005 7:03:46 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway
When you get it up and running, PING me to it please.
94 posted on 09/20/2005 7:11:13 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I doubt the promoter will be able to pull it off. But still, can you imagine how many dollars for the relief effort that a professional wrestling match featuring the tag teams of Admiral Allen & General Honore against Micheal Chertoff & Mayor Nagin could raise?


95 posted on 09/20/2005 7:14:19 PM PDT by RXSalesman
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To: frankjr

I keep picturing the skit from SNL with Rumsfeld and the reporters!!


96 posted on 09/20/2005 7:33:24 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: BCrago66
From the article: "Buses at the convention center will move our citizens, for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend..."

Is the General confused? I thought that he swore an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Given the necessity of disarming everyone before helping them, I would have to be naked, in freezing weather, and having lost half my body weight before accepting such help. I would rather be among those whose doors are kicked in by the jack-booted-thugs. I am sure that we will fare as well as those who are officially "helped".

97 posted on 09/20/2005 8:13:44 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

I think you are confused!


98 posted on 09/20/2005 8:19:30 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: BCrago66
because you're starting to act like this is your problem. You are carrying the message, okay?

Whoa!! I wish Pres. Bush would smack reporters upside the head like this sometimes.

99 posted on 09/20/2005 8:31:09 PM PDT by radiohead (Proud member of the 'arrogant supermagt')
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Empireoftheatom48 said: "I think you are confused!"

Really?

Which part of the Constitution states that the government's job is to help people survive hurricanes, but that people must give up their arms to receive such help?

100 posted on 09/20/2005 9:15:32 PM PDT by William Tell
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