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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

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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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: BCrago66

You are the messenger, Thats it, Thats what you are supposed to be. You are not there to make the news , to slant the news, to panic the people Just deliver the message. IF only the media could really do that, instead of trying to run this country from some Editors desk.


21 posted on 09/20/2005 5:17:30 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: BCrago66
And liberals want the "Occupation of New Orleans" to stop?
22 posted on 09/20/2005 5:17:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Roscoe Karns

Maybe the video of this exchange is archived on C-Span. Checking now...


23 posted on 09/20/2005 5:17:42 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66
Let's get a little trust here, because you're starting to act like this is your problem. You are carrying the message, okay?

R E P O R T E R - GET IT?

24 posted on 09/20/2005 5:17:59 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: BCrago66
LOL, I like it...

A lot.

25 posted on 09/20/2005 5:18:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07 ("Don't get stuck on stupid!" General Honore to twit reporter)
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To: BCrago66

This guy is great.


26 posted on 09/20/2005 5:18:30 PM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: crazyhorse691

You are probably correct, More the shame to the media. This man could sit down and eat at my table anytime!


27 posted on 09/20/2005 5:18:36 PM PDT by rocksblues (I support the war on terror)
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To: Bushbacker1
Stupid is as Stupid does!

-F. Gump-

28 posted on 09/20/2005 5:18:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BCrago66
It takes Senate confirmation to receive additional stars. 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?

-PJ

29 posted on 09/20/2005 5:18:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: BCrago66
Thank you, I missed this earlier!

I nominate Gen. Honore as WH Press Secretary!

30 posted on 09/20/2005 5:20:12 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Free Republic.........On the cutting edge of news!)
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To: BCrago66; All

from Powerline

A word from Major E.

Major E. writes:

I just wanted to check in from Baghdad. I am only here for a short while longer until heading back home, Lord willing, for the birth of our first child. Thus, I doubt there will be many updates since I am here for a short time and not expecting to go out on missions.

One interesting meeting occured, though, at a recent meeting with the leadership of the 3rd Infantry Division here on Camp Victory. When the army colonel who is chief of operations walked into the room, I thought that his appearance and speech resembled someone. After seeing "Honore" on his nametag, I wondered if he was related to the National Guard general from Lousiana. Sure enough, they are cousins, and the one here said of the one there, "I think Russ may be on his way to becoming governor of Louisiana."

Afterwards, I thought about the likely competition for that position, and their post-hurricane job performances: a governor whose only plan, it seems, was to blame Bush; the mayor of New Orleans who let his bus fleet drown while letting legal concerns delay his call for a mandatory evacuation; and, the congressman who represents New Orleans, who commandered a five-ton truck and several soldiers to take him to his house while people still needed rescuing.

He tried to say he was only going to check on his constituents, but the tracks from the five-ton are still in his front lawn. I was hoping that the media would hammer him for abusing his power and preventing the military from saving lives, rather than saving his suitcases, but I just noted his party affiliation so understanding seems more likely than hammering.

Anyway, if the most likely contenders for the governorship are these, then maybe Russ will indeed run -- and win.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Major E.

UPDATE: Dennis Akers writes with a correction:

Love your blog and it is not often that I find something to disagree with or comment on, but Major E got it wrong on Lt.G. Honore. Lt.G. Honore is not in the Lousiana National Guard. He is an active duty general who commanded the 2d Infantry Division in Korea as a Major General when I was there and most recently received some notoriety for limited involvement in Guantanamo. He is indeed from Louisiana, known as the "Raging Cajun" and is a blunt, tough talking general who is almost God like to the many soldiers who have served under him.

And Lt. Col. Ray Stickler (USAF Reserve, ret.) writes:

Guys - Some additional information on LTG Honore (I retired form his staff at the end of July):

He is the Commander of 1st Army, Ft Gillem Georgia, which has two main responsibilities: training and mobilizing Army personnel for deployment, and providing Military Support to Civilian Agencies (MSCA). 1st Army is responsible for states east of the Mississippi, and 5th Army in Texas provides the same support for west of the Mississippi. Being that this hurricane hit along the Mississippi, I would say that 5th Army is in a support role to 1st Army.

For every disaster, either man-made or natural, there is a lead federal agency - in this case FEMA. If FEMA needs military support, they send their request to NORTHCOM, which sends the request to 1st Army. 1st Army will then see what supplies and units it has available, and task them to support the mission. These units and supplies are spread around the US, so you could have tents coming from New York, cots form Kentucky, MREs from North Carolina, and personnel from Minnesota. It is a monumental task to get these units and supplies mobilized and moved into the disaster area. If anyone can do it, the Ragin' Cajun and his staff will. HUAH!


http://powerlineblog.com/archives/011680.php


31 posted on 09/20/2005 5:20:38 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: BCrago66
"You are stuck on stupid."

Words that needed to be said to just the right people.

32 posted on 09/20/2005 5:20:54 PM PDT by etcetera
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To: BCrago66
Scott McClellan needs to get some pointers from the general on how to deal with the press. :)
33 posted on 09/20/2005 5:21:18 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: CAluvdubya

Check this out :-)

Political Teen has the video. Scroll down just a tad:

http://www.thepoliticalteen.net/


34 posted on 09/20/2005 5:21:30 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Roscoe Karns

"This is going to be big!

(hugh even)"

Possibly even series!


35 posted on 09/20/2005 5:21:31 PM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: BCrago66
Surely this guy has a press officer or a dog robber we can send a letter of thanks to.

I would love to send him a note thanking him for his work, leadership, and commitment to results.

Wouldn't you like to work for a guy like this??? Several great smackdowns. Hooah!

Love the "stuck on stupid"
36 posted on 09/20/2005 5:24:15 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: BCrago66
Perfect! Thanks for the link.

I love this guy!

37 posted on 09/20/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Free Republic.........On the cutting edge of news!)
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To: BCrago66
The guy's like a high-IQ version of Foghorn Leghorn. Showing reporters just the amount of respect they deserve.

"Adios, you chicken-plucking little stinker."

38 posted on 09/20/2005 5:26:36 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: BCrago66

I'm liking this guy more and more...


39 posted on 09/20/2005 5:26:38 PM PDT by null and void (Poor America! So far from God; So close to Mexico...)
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To: BCrago66

As Honore said to the reporter, "Hey, you're stuck on stupid!" He's quickly becoming my hero and I'm into hero worship! He's up ther with John Wayne, Pres. Reagan and W!














40 posted on 09/20/2005 5:26:58 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: BCrago66

That video is great!!! I am pretty sure the reporter crapped his pants (I almost did just watching it). I also like the way Allen was smiling in the back. Honore rocks!!!!!


SUCK ON STUPID!!!!


41 posted on 09/20/2005 5:27:30 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: BCrago66

Don't get stuck on stupid Hooah!


42 posted on 09/20/2005 5:28:16 PM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: Blueflag

Then video is even better; he points to the hapless offscreen reporter when he accuses him of being Stuck on Stupid. And the guy behind him is smiling, and I think I see Mayor Nagin is there smiling too, but Nagin is 1/2 offscreen.


43 posted on 09/20/2005 5:28:23 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Just have to change my tagline! :)


44 posted on 09/20/2005 5:29:46 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("You are stuck on stupid!". Gen. Honore 9-20-05)
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To: BCrago66

I love this guy! I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!

'Let's not get stuck on stupid' could be the new talking point/catch phrase for conservatives everywhere!


45 posted on 09/20/2005 5:30:27 PM PDT by golas1964 ("He tasks me... He tasks me, and I shall have him!")
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To: frankjr

I meant Stuck not Suck.


46 posted on 09/20/2005 5:30:56 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: pogo101

A straight talker like Jesse Ventura?

Pardon me while I compose myself from ROFLOL.

That idiot made one promise going into office. Give the taxpayers of Minnesota back the surplus. As soon as he got elected he turned into a politician and decided we'd get 1/3 back, 1/3 would go into a "rainy day fund" and the State Legislature could spend the other 1/3. Great idea. That one time spending increase meant the State's budget increased huge that year. Now the mandated increases each year get added on top of that one. I believe the number that year was a 14% spending increase.

He's a liberal in a Reform Party suit. He spent more time in Hollywood and NY on television than he did in the State. He kissed Algore's feet. He said religion was a crutch for weak people.

The people that work at the Governor's Mansion tell horror stories about his rotton kid and his alcohol parties with idiots running around busting up things and vomiting all over the place leaving it for them to clean up.

Jesse's reaction? Kids will be kids ya know. The media is always picking on me.

I voted for this idiot. I had the idiot as Gov. for four years. I wouldn't vote for him to clean Gov. Blanco's toilets if he ran again.

His wife, on the other hand, seems to be a real nice lady. Go figure.

(sorry...rant off)


47 posted on 09/20/2005 5:31:06 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Bushbacker1
They are stuck on stupid and have been for some time now!

At least since the late 1960's.

48 posted on 09/20/2005 5:34:15 PM PDT by meyer (The DNC prefers advancing the party at the expense of human lives.)
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To: Roscoe Karns
I can see a reporters face on a "Hooked on Phonics" box saying "Stuck on Stupid". Sounds like a job for Sacred Cow.

Just don't use that ugly ole hag White House reporter what's her name...

49 posted on 09/20/2005 5:34:40 PM PDT by chemicalman (Finally an answer for the prisoner problem at Abu Ghraib: Don't take any.)
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To: BCrago66

I wonder if President Bush has seen this?


50 posted on 09/20/2005 5:36:22 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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