Skip to comments.Gov. Blanco's speech to the Louisiana Legislature
Posted on 02/06/2006 6:51:58 PM PST by Ellesu
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I'm totally guessing on this, but...
In short she's saying something like, "WAAAHHHHH! WE NEED MORE MOOOOONEY!!"
How wrong am I? Just curious.
Go ahead and block them. Cut the throats of the offshore roughnecks who would otherwise be working from your state.
And turn Americans against you.
Blanco must go.
So let's blame ALL our troubles on Washington.
Sorry Blankho, Bush is not responsible for your utter incompetence to be governor of anything except your local Moose lodge.
Bring it on. Extortion is always good for one's image and creates massive sympathy for the extortionist.
Though she's looking to lay blame at Wash DC, this looks like an admission of guilt, if you ask me.
Did she cry at any point while giving this speech?
To be honest thats not just what she is saying. The things she is talking about ,the big 4 proposals, have Republican support also. Reforming New ORleans Govt is Huge. Tackling the LEvve Boards is huge. Again this what we are doing down here to correct the problems. Not a bad spech on the whole. Again alot of these reforms measures are good govt conservative reforms. The key is will she be able to pull it off. Thats what I am holding my breath on. The NOLA Dem delegation is already screaming.
She is talking about the sins mainly from the Edwards years that still plage us. People forget that alot of this LOuisiana corruption charge comes from that era. Besides the Romer administration that starting nailing the coffin on corruption people forget we just came out of 8 years of Republican rule in the Governorship(MIke Foster). There were real no scandels then.
This might have support by the Republican delegation. Its sort of the NUclear option. Again these funds would go to specific purposes. I dont think its going to happen buts it being considered I know that.
She didn't evacuate New Orleans. She's hopelessly incompetent.
I don't care what they say the tolls will be used for. They can't do it.
The ends don't justify the means, and that axiom has been around a long time because it's true.
Excuse me, thats a heck of a lot of billions..... geesshh.... well I guess my checkbook is EASIER to balance as it has not near the zeroes as hers does.
80 percent of the city got out. Compared to when I evaced in the 90's where it was chaos and only half got out it was a success. It was an Disaster. I guess I thought alot of the blame game for NOLA was silly. NEvertheless she is the Gov. These are major reforms and she will face Democractic opposition to some of this stuff. Republicans agree with most of this reform package. We have been wanting it for years. If we can help her get it its best for the State.
Its a question of basic fairness. This deal was done in the Truman administration when a Racist power hungry idiot named Perez refused to blink in dealing with Truman and we got screwed. It took an excommunication from the Catholic Church down here to get him under control. We have brought this up for decades. Again the oil revenues are a complicated issue. IF the money goes to coastal erosion it makes sense since it protects the life and property of the very people who make who work in this industry. Its a moral question at heart
She didn't? That's funny. I could have sworn the interstates were used for contra flow and more people then ever evacuated. Must have dreamed it.
Yes, it's a moral question. Can Louisiana extort the profits from someone else's land or not?
May I rob your house if I promise to use the proceeds to prevent coastal erosion?
It's only fair!
Did people evacuate? Um Yes, a Cat 5 hurricane was headed their way.
The idiots can't wait to repopulate the soup bowl in time for the next cat 3, 4, or 5 Hurricane so they can have another go at those buses.
If they really cared about the black population they would advise them to stay the hell out of N.O. because the next Hurricane might finish the job and kill them. The talk about the chocolate city is a suicide pact with its leaders.
They should advise them of their chances for survival before asking them to move back under incompetent leadership and a city that needs to be moved to higher ground.
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