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1 posted on 02/06/2006 6:52:00 PM PST by Ellesu
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2 posted on 02/06/2006 6:52:42 PM PST by Ellesu (www.thedeadpelican.com)
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To: Ellesu

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.


3 posted on 02/06/2006 6:54:12 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Ellesu
If no effort is made to guarantee our fair share of royalties, I have warned the federal government that we will be forced to block the August sale of off-shore oil and gas leases.

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.

4 posted on 02/06/2006 6:54:46 PM PST by dirtboy (I'm fat, I sleep most of the winter and I saw my shadow yesterday. Does that make me a groundhog?)
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To: Ellesu
If no effort is made to guarantee our fair share of royalties, I have warned the federal government that we will be forced to block the August sale of off-shore oil and gas leases. Industry leaders understand our predicament. It's time to play hardball, as I believe that's the only game Washington understands.

Bring it on. Extortion is always good for one's image and creates massive sympathy for the extortionist.

Idiot.

6 posted on 02/06/2006 7:05:44 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Ellesu; Howlin; Miss Marple
"Anyone who wants to sacrifice the good of our people to politics and cronyism needs to rethink their actions. Louisiana can no longer tolerate the perception that you must pay to play if you expect to do business in this state. We must put the sins of the past behind us and use our recovery as an opportunity to earn the trust and confidence of the nation."

Though she's looking to lay blame at Wash DC, this looks like an admission of guilt, if you ask me.

7 posted on 02/06/2006 7:07:26 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Ellesu

Did she cry at any point while giving this speech?


8 posted on 02/06/2006 7:09:27 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Ellesu

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.


14 posted on 02/06/2006 7:27:36 PM PST by Cate
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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.


20 posted on 02/06/2006 7:39:59 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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This dame is more worthless than my dog's empty ballsack!


32 posted on 02/06/2006 8:33:47 PM PST by Dionysius (ACLU is the enemy)
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To: Ellesu

Reminds me of the Queen from Alice in Wonderland.


37 posted on 02/06/2006 8:41:26 PM PST by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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"Louisiana has weathered the largest natural disaster in American history."

I'd just like to remind people that over six thousand people lost their lives to the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston Island.

38 posted on 02/06/2006 8:44:36 PM PST by SaveTheChief
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Again. The more this lady and the rest of the politicians in Louisiana speak, the less sympathy they get from the rest of the country.
50 posted on 02/07/2006 6:26:33 AM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Ellesu
First, let us secure our communities by strengthening our levees. The levees are federal levees.

It is inexcusable that our people - hardworking and patriotic American taxpayers - were asked to entrust their lives and property to a worn and broken system. We must replace false security with a reliable 21st Century hurricane protection system based on today's engineering and technology.

The state has a responsibility, too. As the Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans know, if we expect Washington to make the lasting investment to rebuild the federal levees, then we must do our part.

You approved the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The CPRA is charged with overseeing levee boards statewide and developing a master plan for coastal and flood protection. Now let's take the next step.

By consolidating the levee boards in Southeast Louisiana, we have an opportunity to improve the oversight and maintenance of hurricane protection levees. Some levee boards work better than others. Some have diverted attention away from flood control to various levels of corruption and cronyism.

The people of Southeast Louisiana want and deserve a single levee board run by professionals devoted exclusively to flood protection


I'm confused......... If these are federal levees then what did the local levee boards do, what authority did they have and how was it that they spent the money allocated to levee construction and maintenance?..... Either the locals were involved in the control/decision process or they weren't.

Sounds like the Gov. is trying to insulate responsibility from the previous levee boards by saying it is federal. Where are the investigations of the prior levee boards and their actions, where are the charges, if warranted, against the previous boards/members?

Sounds like the Gov., the State Attorney General and others have some ground work to do to show the nation they are sincere.....

I think her statement in the address is appriopriate but needs action rather than just some rheotric:

Louisiana the ball is in your court.....

54 posted on 02/07/2006 6:43:40 AM PST by deport
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