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Landrieu chastises Senate for focusing on defense, not Katrina (she ticks me off to no end)
KATC ^ | Oct 6 2005 | KATC

Posted on 10/07/2005 7:52:45 AM PDT by Former Military Chick

WASHINGTON Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu chastised the Senate today for working to pass defense legislation while refusing to deal with the immediate needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Landrieu says two-thirds of the 63 (b) billion dollars that Congress already has provided in hurricane relief has not been spent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Landrieu says Congress should redirect 14-point-seven (b) billion dollars of the money already appropriated to provide health care for evacuees, pay the salaries of public employees, and provide relief and help to public schools, hospitals and small businesses.

And she said lawmakers need to act this week, before Congress leaves for a week-long recess.

Landrieu said the White House offered last night to provide 300 (m) million dollars from the already approved relief funds to help cities like New Orleans pay their policemen, firefighters and other public employees.

But Landrieu said that is not enough.

The Louisiana Democrat took the floor while the Senate was waiting for members to offer amendments to the defense spending bill for fiscal 2006. Her speech also coincided with President Bush's defense of his Iraq policy in a speech to the National Endowment for Democracy.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 109th; defense; katrina; landrieu; marylandrieu
This at least puts into perspective what I had to endure prior to the vote on the defense bill.

She went on and on and on about how she was being denied emergency funds and that the Gulf States were essentially having to pay a "higher interest" rate in her mind.

She cannot be trusted with a penny let alone millions.

1 posted on 10/07/2005 7:52:46 AM PDT by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick

What an a$$. The rest of the world doen't stop just because Louisianna has troubles. Arrogant egocentric tripe.


2 posted on 10/07/2005 7:54:31 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Former Military Chick

Be careful, I've heard that dignified, classy Mary has a mean left hook. No one is safe from her wrath, including the US president.


3 posted on 10/07/2005 7:54:54 AM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: Former Military Chick
She will lambaste everyone in her CONTINUAL, on-going and unrepentant DENIAL that SHE was to blame for having absolutely ZERO leadership qualities and not even an ounce of administrative capabilities.
She is an a*****e of the first order.
4 posted on 10/07/2005 7:56:28 AM PDT by starfish923 (It's never right to do wrong. Socrates)
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To: traderrob6

On the other hand, she is fighting for her constituents......She IS supposed to represent them, right?

Just a thought..........


5 posted on 10/07/2005 7:57:43 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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To: Patriot from Philly
Be careful, I've heard that dignified, classy Mary has a mean left hook. No one is safe from her wrath, including the US president.

Hillary also likes to physically beat on men -- unless they fight back. Then, she doesn't.

6 posted on 10/07/2005 7:59:27 AM PDT by starfish923 (It's never right to do wrong. Socrates)
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To: Former Military Chick

I love how Rush refers to her "baby fat."


7 posted on 10/07/2005 8:00:44 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: Former Military Chick

8 posted on 10/07/2005 8:01:13 AM PDT by Colonial Warrior ("I've entered the snapdragon part of my life....Part of me has snapped...the rest is draggin'.")
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To: traderrob6

What really pissed me off was her inclusion of Mississippi, Texas, Alabama in her rant this morning as she blamed the republicans for not giving them money for the emergency services needed in those areas. Really it was all about her but to boost her request injecting the other's was to help her case. I guess she thought it would work, it just pissed me off more.


9 posted on 10/07/2005 8:01:19 AM PDT by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: WhiteGuy

Yeah, she's fighting to repopulate the Ninth Ward so her bought and paid for vote is there come the next election. Without that pocket vote, bought and paid for, LA Dem pols like Katrina Mary and BLANK-O Blanco are toast.


10 posted on 10/07/2005 8:02:45 AM PDT by Neville72
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To: WhiteGuy
On the other hand, she is fighting for her constituents......She IS supposed to represent them, right?

Just like she fought for them when she redirected monies from the levy project to the Port of Iberia? Just a thought.

11 posted on 10/07/2005 8:04:15 AM PDT by River_Wrangler (You can't be lost if you don't care where you're at !)
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To: WhiteGuy

"she is fighting for her constituents......She IS supposed to represent them, right?"

Not if it's at the expense of the entire nation.


12 posted on 10/07/2005 8:04:55 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Neville72

Sen. Landrieu is nothing like Blanco or Nagin. She rants and rambles in an attempt to appear like she's "working for the citizens of her state", that way she can try to take credit come election time. She's a pretty good Senator though -- votes along Republican lines on many issues. Lets not forget how conservative Lousisiana is, even more so now that the state's liberal bastion has been turned upside down.


13 posted on 10/07/2005 8:07:19 AM PDT by cchandler
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To: WhiteGuy

Don't they need defense protection too?


14 posted on 10/07/2005 8:10:15 AM PDT by twigs
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To: twigs

Measure this infidel for a burka


15 posted on 10/07/2005 8:25:42 AM PDT by battleax
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To: Former Military Chick

Gee, is that the same Federal Government you were bad-mouthing on TV? Isn't it amazing they aren't lining up to send you and your corrupt pal pols more money. You are truly stupid, Senator.


16 posted on 10/07/2005 8:42:21 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Former Military Chick

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1493302/posts
FR Exclusive: John Kerry, Mary Landrieu, MoveOn DNC and Katrina


17 posted on 10/07/2005 8:44:01 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Former Military Chick
The Internet can be FUN!

MASH HERE then click "individual". The enter stuff like:

Mary Landrieu

Mark Landrieu

Sherri Landrieu

Nagin

Blanco

These people look to be too busy with all their various ventures to complain much about a busy government.....

18 posted on 10/07/2005 9:05:24 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't get stuck on stupid - Lt. General Honore)
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To: WhiteGuy
On the other hand, she is fighting for her constituents......She IS supposed to represent them, right?

As a senator,she's suppposed to represent her state.The house represents the citizens.In any case,she is loathe to discuss national security/military issues,which is what the federal government is for,and wants to discuss a nice soft,warm motherly domestic issue,for which the federal government was not intended.And so it is with women(and girly-men)in government.

19 posted on 10/07/2005 9:47:18 AM PDT by hschliemann
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To: Former Military Chick
Senator Mary Landrieu, We Ask You to Please Shut Your Pie Hole

"Most people know Mary Landrieu as the Senator who from time to time pretends to be a naive school girl, even-though she is pushing 50; let me put it this way, you would not want to see her without her make-up on"

20 posted on 10/07/2005 10:02:05 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: Former Military Chick

(cough)(cough) tax whore! (cough)(ahem)


21 posted on 10/07/2005 10:18:30 AM PDT by Blogatron (- Automated Freeping Device. (Please insert 2 cents for the next rightist harangue))
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To: isthisnickcool
Isn't it ironic that a part of the web address in your link is "paygate" ?!!
22 posted on 10/07/2005 11:24:06 AM PDT by rockrr (Never argue with a man who buys ammo in bulk...)
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To: rockrr

funny eh?


23 posted on 10/07/2005 1:57:29 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't get stuck on stupid - Lt. General Honore)
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To: WhiteGuy
"On the other hand, she is fighting for her constituents......She IS supposed to represent them, right?

You are assuming her constituents will actually get any of the money after it filters through the pockets of corrupt Mary and her cronies.

24 posted on 10/07/2005 6:40:35 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (Stop the ACLU - Support the Public Expression of Religion Act 2005 - Call your congressmen.)
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