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News Conference on Hurricane Rita: Lt. Gen. Honore: 'Don't get stuck on stupid, reporter.' (audio)
Radio Blogger ^ | 9.20.05

Posted on 09/20/2005 11:20:01 PM PDT by rvoitier

Impromptu press briefing


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: honore; rita
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This was the kind of leadership sorely lacking in the crucial days of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

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1 posted on 09/20/2005 11:20:01 PM PDT by rvoitier
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To: rvoitier

There is no way he could ever hold elected office... The PC crowd would demand he be fired! He reminds me of Patton and I loved Patton.


2 posted on 09/20/2005 11:40:54 PM PDT by Humidston (It's Bush's fault)
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To: rvoitier

bttt


3 posted on 09/20/2005 11:58:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: rvoitier
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.

Touchdown !.
4 posted on 09/21/2005 12:08:38 AM PDT by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin
Honore: You are stuck on stupid.

When this happens to me (frequently) I want to let it dawn on me in private as I contemplate my navel not in full public view or recorded by cameras and microphones.
5 posted on 09/21/2005 1:32:37 AM PDT by carumba
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To: rvoitier
News Conference on Hurricane Rita: Lt. Gen. Honore: 'Don't get stuck on stupid, reporter'.

The general has a way with words.

I have to wonder if the mike missed one word and Lt Gen Honore actually said "Don't get stuck on stupid, stupid reporter".

6 posted on 09/21/2005 2:44:36 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: rvoitier

A clear-thinking general goes up against a bunch of muddled-thinking, agenda-driven and self-serving reporters.


7 posted on 09/21/2005 4:12:57 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Loyal Buckeye

"You are acting like this is YOUR problem. You are the MESSENGER."

I love it! Harry Truman/Patton lives! They ought to let nobody else hold press conferences until the emergency is over.


8 posted on 09/21/2005 4:32:33 AM PDT by KateatRFM
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To: rvoitier

Honore / Rice 2008!


9 posted on 09/21/2005 4:34:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: rvoitier

Bravo, John Wayne Dude!


10 posted on 09/21/2005 4:40:22 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best things happen just before the thread snaps.)
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Bookmark


11 posted on 09/21/2005 4:40:42 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: KateatRFM
"You are acting like this is YOUR problem. You are the MESSENGER."

Amen.

There is a media story where they wrote this:

Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, head of the active duty forces responding to Hurricane Katrina, bristled when asked why anyone would expect that things go smoother just three weeks after the last disaster. "That's not your business," he told a reporter. "It didn't work the first time. This isn't the first time. Let's not get stuck on the last storm." Honore told reporters their job was not to question how the last hurricane was handled but to send out official messages.

You can almost see the disdain on their faces. What? We in the media are not King and Queen of the Earth? We are just supposed to relay official messages? This is beneath us!

Some other "Honore'-isms"

1. I can get an epileptic monkey to do your job!

2. Der is gunna be an ass whippin' of Biblical proportions!

3. You go get 'em Tiger! Dat's it Killer! Dank you berry much! (when you do good).

12 posted on 09/21/2005 4:43:43 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: rvoitier

tagline change


13 posted on 09/21/2005 4:44:00 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The Mainstream Media is "Stuck on stupid". (Gen. Honore))
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To: rvoitier

I was watching this when it took place. Does anyone know who the reporter was?


14 posted on 09/21/2005 4:48:45 AM PDT by Spaghetti Man (NJ politics suck (and apparently so do some of the politicians!))
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To: Spaghetti Man
I don't know the reporter who got "spanked"--there were apparently 2 that got chewed out.

Some other "Honore'-isms:"

4. "You're lookin' at the damn calender, and I'm lookin' at my watch! Over!"

5. What in da HELL is dat! Sounds like sumthin' da ho's do in the French Quarter at Mardi Gras!

15 posted on 09/21/2005 5:22:52 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Rebelbase

Like your new tag line.


16 posted on 09/21/2005 5:26:19 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: rvoitier

Kicking liberal MSM arse BUMP!!


17 posted on 09/21/2005 5:26:33 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner
They had this exchange "You are STUCK in STUPID reporter!" on CNN about 4am EST.

The CNN anchor who was reading the news desk turned looked like she was going to be sick. She halted her speech and moved onto the next story.

18 posted on 09/21/2005 5:29:19 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: rvoitier

Reporters ask stupid questions. I think it comes from everyone actually believeing the old saying "there's no such thing as a stupid question". When I was training Army Warrant Officer Candidates many moons ago I told them that that old saying was stupid and yes there were stupid questions and I had better not hear any from them or there would be hell to pay. It made them put their brain in gear before they engaged their mouth. The result was a WO candidate who could and would think for himself. Same should apply to reporters, but then again I know that's asking a lot of some of them.


19 posted on 09/21/2005 5:31:18 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: SkyPilot

LOL! They can't handle the truth, and I love every minute of it.


20 posted on 09/21/2005 5:31:30 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner
Amen.

By the way, did you listen to the General say "Hooah?!"

Many people don't know that that stands for:

1. Heard
2. Understood
3. Acknowledged

21 posted on 09/21/2005 5:36:35 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Myself included in not knowing. Thanks for the heads up on "Hooah" BUMP.


22 posted on 09/21/2005 5:40:00 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner

No worries--I just learned that about a month ago. I am just a stupid pilot.


23 posted on 09/21/2005 5:41:49 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: rvoitier

Thanks for helping start my day off right!

If LTG Honore' wants to run, I will vote for him for mayor of NOLA, governor of LA, POTUS, or even king!

But the job I would most like to see him take - press secretary for Bush. Helen Thomas would drop dead on hearing the reply to her first question.

Picture a drill instructor, running from the podium to get his face one inch from hers, as he screams "Don't get stuck on stupid, Helen".


24 posted on 09/21/2005 5:42:13 AM PDT by Mister Da (Nuke 'em til they glow!)
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To: SkyPilot

Thanks! Now "Hooah" makes sense! Not that it didn't make sense, but now it DOES make sense


aw-- you know what I mean!


25 posted on 09/21/2005 5:43:25 AM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: rvoitier

26 posted on 09/21/2005 5:45:10 AM PDT by StoneGiant (Power without morality is disaster. Morality without power is useless.)
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To: Mister Da

Helen Thomas would have a cow!!...oh dear, silly me...Helen Thomas is a cow!!!


27 posted on 09/21/2005 5:46:07 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: rvoitier
One of the funniest Honore moments was a press conference he did with Chertoff a few weeks ago. Some reporter made a statement about slow response. Honore jumped all over the reporter. Truly funny listening to the reporters get an earful. Then Chertoff says he'll take one more question. A reporter starts his question when Honore walks off the stage muttering that he had more important things to do. Chertoff, in the middle of the reporters question, walks off the stage saying "I'm going with him".
28 posted on 09/21/2005 5:47:01 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: Mister Da

bttt :)


29 posted on 09/21/2005 5:49:35 AM PDT by Guenevere (God bless our military!...and God bless the President of the United States!)
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To: Guenevere
Excuse my ignorance, but what does bttt mean & where can I get some learning on these mysteries.
30 posted on 09/21/2005 5:54:55 AM PDT by Mister Da (Nuke 'em til they glow!)
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To: rvoitier

I like him in the same way as I did Schwartzkopf during Desert Storm. I'd drop everything to hear Stormin Norman's 3:00 briefings. :-)

Thanks for the link, this gentleman is truly a breath of fresh air!


31 posted on 09/21/2005 6:03:12 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Mister Da
bttt means:

Back To The Top

32 posted on 09/21/2005 6:08:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Mister Da; All
bttt means ....bump to the top....

..that keeps the Thread...(thread is what you are posting to)...viable...

In other words....you just posted to me...

..so the Thread will stay on Page 1 of the forum if others see it and continue to post to it.

otherwise, it will fall out of page1 category.

I know someone else can explain this better than me...

..Anyone want to give it a try?

33 posted on 09/21/2005 6:11:55 AM PDT by Guenevere (God bless our military!...and God bless the President of the United States!)
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To: SkyPilot

bttt


34 posted on 09/21/2005 6:12:34 AM PDT by LilDarlin (Being very feminine got me this far; it will get me the rest of the way, too!)
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To: SkyPilot; lightingguy
By the way, did you listen to the General say "Hooah?!"

Many people don't know that that stands for:

1. Heard 2. Understood 3. Acknowledged

I had NO idea, thank you very much!

LG, ping to the Honore thread on what you told me about yesterday. :)

35 posted on 09/21/2005 6:16:56 AM PDT by agrace (Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me if you know so much. Job 38:4)
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To: ladtx
Well stated. I can't help but think of the Sean Connery character in "Finding Forrester" chastising the Rob Thomas character after being asked if he goes outside: “That isn’t a soup question is it— it fails the basic criteria of a question in that it does not solicit information that is important to you.”

"Soup" questions dominate our media and culture. I think it is a symptom of people wanting to hear themselves talk.

Gwjack

36 posted on 09/21/2005 6:18:00 AM PDT by gwjack (I love the smell of democrats in the morning. It smells like VICTORY!)
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To: rvoitier
Thanks for the info rvoitier.

Honore: "Reporter your are stuck on stupid."

We need more politicians like Honore.

37 posted on 09/21/2005 6:18:06 AM PDT by Major_Risktaker
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To: Major_Risktaker
VIDEO HERE--scroll about 1/4 down and download.
38 posted on 09/21/2005 6:34:55 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: agrace

39 posted on 09/21/2005 6:40:58 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I love "...let's not confuse the questions with the answers."

Perfect!


40 posted on 09/21/2005 7:21:09 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Free Speech is a Right. Being Wrong is Just...Wrong.)
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To: rvoitier
What General Honore did to those reporters is something a lot of Americans wished they could do to the MSM.

General Honore and too many Americans--> <-- MSM

41 posted on 09/21/2005 7:31:44 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: SkyPilot; Rebelbase

Like mine better... ;>))


42 posted on 09/21/2005 7:46:23 AM PDT by CedarDave ("I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter" -- Lt. Gen. Honoré)
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To: CedarDave

I like that. It has a certain "Shermanesque" quality about it.


43 posted on 09/21/2005 8:19:24 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The Mainstream Media is "Stuck on stupid". (Gen. Honore))
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To: rvoitier
I'm glad Honore confronted the reporters' stupidity, which really is a disguise for their predatoriness.

In August of 2004, nasty reporters repeatedly questioned Bush about the government's delayed response to Hurricane Andrew, which had occurred back in 1992.

GWB's adminstration was doing well handling hurricanes in 2004, but the libs' concubines (MSM) needed to associate the Bush administration with incompetence so they dredged up a hurricane from 12 years before..

They call themselves reporters. I call them predators.

44 posted on 09/21/2005 8:28:50 AM PDT by syriacus (Galloway blusters w/ such a "cute" accent. Did Germans think Hitler's Austrian accent was cute?)
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To: rvoitier

Stuck on Stupid Ping


45 posted on 09/21/2005 9:25:28 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko
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To: SkyPilot

I also use Hooah to refer to some people who are Head Up A$$.


46 posted on 09/21/2005 9:57:30 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk
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To: KateatRFM

""You are acting like this is YOUR problem. You are the MESSENGER." "

Those words made me smile :) Honore let the dirtbag "journalist" know what he and most of America thinks of them.


47 posted on 09/21/2005 10:09:25 AM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: John Lenin; rvoitier

And the extreme un-PCness of this needs to be emphasized: the quote was "YOU ARE stuck on stupid...", not "Don't get...."

I 1st heard it - several times - on Rush's show. "Don't get..." just doesn't have quite the punch that "YOU *ARE* (stupid)" does.

Make sure the accurate word gets out!


48 posted on 09/21/2005 11:14:40 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Mister Da
Excuse my ignorance, but what does bttt mean & where can I get some learning on these mysteries

Fifth Edition of the Lexicon of FreeRepublic * * A helpful FR dictionary for newcomers * *

This is a fun place to look for stuff like that.

49 posted on 09/21/2005 3:57:37 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: SkyPilot

Thanks for the Hooah!


50 posted on 09/21/2005 4:05:54 PM PDT by rvoitier (SMILE! There's a NYT reporter in jail.)
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