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Mayor Nagin ‘Disgusted’ by 2nd Katrina Video
scrappleface.com ^ | 2006-03-02 | Scott Ott

Posted on 03/02/2006 2:37:08 PM PST by NYTexan

Just hours after the Associated Press (AP) ‘shocked‘ New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin yesterday by showing him video of a FEMA briefing during Hurricane Katrina in which government officials speculate about the impact of the expected Category 5 storm, the AP has shown the mayor a second “alarming and disgusting” video.

The first video shows President George Bush, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and then-FEMA Director Michael Brown, among others, dealing with how to respond to the developing disaster, and what to make of inconsistent reports from New Orleans about the condition of the Lake Pontchatrain levees.

The second video, shot by a parking lot security camera several days earlier, shows row upon row of yellow school buses, sitting idle on a day when thousands of local residents remained in the path of the storm.

“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans. “It makes me ill to think that the federal government failed to intervene to save these people. George Bush had plenty of time, and he did nothing.”

Mr. Nagin, who is the Mayor of New Orleans, noted that local residents “did just what we have trained them to do in a disaster. They watched the hurricane coverage on CNN and waited for a federal official to knock on the door and rescue them.”

“They followed their training,” said Mr. Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans, “but the knock never came. They were helpless, utterly helpless.”

In May 2002, Ray Nagin was elected Mayor of New Orleans, a city which sits below sea level, between the Gulf of Mexico and a large lake.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan today said, “One can always argue after the fact about whether President Bush should have intervened more forcefully to protect New Orleans from this grave threat, but Ray Nagin is the lawfully elected mayor, and whether he remains in office is up to the people of New Orleans, not to the president.”


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1 posted on 03/02/2006 2:37:11 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: half-cajun; Saratogamema; clyde asbury; Jotmo; Sunnyflorida; Alien Gunfighter; Recon Dad; ...

Pinging the usual suspects!



(anyone wanting on or off the satire ping list, let me know!)


2 posted on 03/02/2006 2:38:09 PM PST by NYTexan (Where is MY global warming?)
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To: NYTexan

“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans."

Tell me what to do. Save me. Pathetic.


3 posted on 03/02/2006 2:38:16 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: NYTexan

It sounded so plausible I had to double check to see if it was scrappleface.


4 posted on 03/02/2006 2:38:40 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: kinghorse

dagnabbit you got me!

when talking about radical racial folks nothing is too far fetched. Not fighting fair!


5 posted on 03/02/2006 2:39:05 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: kinghorse

Satire. It's funny....


6 posted on 03/02/2006 2:39:13 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: NYTexan

7 posted on 03/02/2006 2:40:09 PM PST by petercooper (Cemeteries & the ignorant - comprising 2 of the largest Democrat voting blocs for the past 75 years.)
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To: NYTexan
Nagin thought he was "Punked"....

http://www.wwltv.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?vidId=53417&catId=53
8 posted on 03/02/2006 2:40:52 PM PST by LA Woman3 (Drink until Nagin makes sense!)
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To: NYTexan

Thanks. I belived it before I didn't belive it. Or something like that


9 posted on 03/02/2006 2:42:46 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: NYTexan
“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans."

You have GOT to be kidding me.
10 posted on 03/02/2006 2:43:22 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: petercooper

Now we need a photo of the teenager who took it upon himself to take a bus and get some people out of the city.


11 posted on 03/02/2006 2:44:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: NYTexan

Scrappleface is good. About half the time I read one of their articles I start to get pissed then realize I've been had yet once again!


12 posted on 03/02/2006 2:45:06 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: NYTexan

I thought Nagin had attained the pinnacle of nitwithood with his previous statements, but I see I was mistaken. Even assuming Bush knew about the buses, wouldn't he be right to assume that YOU, Ray Nagin, as the highest ranking official of the City of New Orleans would have already acted to mobilize them? I certainly would have operated on that basis.

Anyone voting to reelect this imbecile is participating in a suicide pact.


13 posted on 03/02/2006 2:45:36 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Amazing how this Nagin guy still gets a pass. He should be in jail for murder.

BTW, what ever happened to the reports about cops getting relief in Vegas because they were exhausted?

14 posted on 03/02/2006 2:45:49 PM PST by AGreatPer
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To: NYTexan
“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor

Did they teach Civics when that nutcase went to school? The mayor of the city, a county commissionor, or even the governor of the state had all the required authority to do this. The President really didn't at the time. The Federal government does not control city, county, or state assets.

From whence cometh these loonies?

15 posted on 03/02/2006 2:46:32 PM PST by GingisK
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To: John Jorsett

Whoops, Scrappleface. It's a testament to Nagin that it sounds exactly like something he would say.


16 posted on 03/02/2006 2:47:02 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: OldFriend

Me too. I got pretty far along before I started to suspect that this might be satire.


17 posted on 03/02/2006 2:47:02 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: NYTexan
satire ping list

You enourmous fart, you! ;-D

18 posted on 03/02/2006 2:48:31 PM PST by GingisK
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To: pcottraux

i honestly dont think this guy can change his underwear without someone inspecting it and telling him too...

if the white house has to ORDER buses, why are the good people of NO paying for his sorry ass ...i mean what does he do..

sit watching a phone wondering when the white house will call to tell him he can leave his desk...what a complete big girls blouse...


19 posted on 03/02/2006 2:49:11 PM PST by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: NYTexan

I almost had a heart attack. I was halfway through to coming unglued before I realized it was scrappleface.


20 posted on 03/02/2006 2:49:36 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: NYTexan

21 posted on 03/02/2006 2:50:18 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: NYTexan

YES!we need to federalize all bus drivers!


22 posted on 03/02/2006 2:51:32 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: NYTexan
Mr. Nagin, who is the Mayor of New Orleans, noted that local residents “did just what we have trained them to do in a disaster. They watched the hurricane coverage on CNN and waited for a federal official to knock on the door and rescue them.”

Maybe they should've skipped the cable and saved and BOUGHT A CAR to get out of town. Just a thought.

23 posted on 03/02/2006 2:53:35 PM PST by oldleft
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To: petercooper

This pic was taken much later than the original that showed about 6" of water and intentionally created the impression that nothing could be done about these flooded vehicles...CNN if I recall correctly. The first pic was on Tuesday PM and any county employee that could drive a stick could have driven to the dome to ferry people out. In fact, some people commandeered a bus and drove themselves to Houston, chipping in for fuel along the way. This whole mess was the result of liberal Democratic policies of the last 60 years in LA to the point that people couldn't even help themselves, choosing to wait to be rescued. Classic.


24 posted on 03/02/2006 2:53:43 PM PST by vigilence
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To: petercooper

Evidence!


25 posted on 03/02/2006 2:56:18 PM PST by ThirstyMan (hysteria: the elixir of the Left that trumps all reason)
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To: Blue Jays
FOLKS, IT IS ONLY COMEDY!

26 posted on 03/02/2006 2:59:08 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: pcottraux

It's Scrappleface.


27 posted on 03/02/2006 3:01:57 PM PST by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: NYTexan

every one knows that these are the school buses that only get used on election day.


28 posted on 03/02/2006 3:03:21 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: GingisK

Gotcha!


"You enourmous fart, you! ;-D"

Hey....I resemble that remark!


29 posted on 03/02/2006 3:04:02 PM PST by NYTexan (Where is MY global warming?)
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To: NYTexan

Sucked in yet again by a Scrappleface posting in News


30 posted on 03/02/2006 3:04:46 PM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: NYTexan
White House spokesman Scott McClellan today said, “One can always argue after the fact about whether President Bush should have intervened more forcefully to protect New Orleans from this grave threat, but Ray Nagin is the lawfully elected mayor, and whether he remains in office is up to the people of New Orleans, not to the president.”

Nice job, Scott.

31 posted on 03/02/2006 3:09:09 PM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: NYTexan

Nagin is the lowest form of life.


32 posted on 03/02/2006 3:09:57 PM PST by dinodino
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To: dinodino

Aw, crap: scrappleface. Nailed again!


33 posted on 03/02/2006 3:10:34 PM PST by dinodino
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To: OldFriend

LOL. It's gotten to the point where the satirical lines are so blurred that you never know.


34 posted on 03/02/2006 3:10:53 PM PST by kenth (Phil! Phil Connors! I thought that was you!)
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To: John Jorsett

It sure does. His actual reactions to the video haven't been any saner than this. He's pissed that the Bush administration KNEW that those levees could fail, and didn't declare some sort of national emergency in advance (which would have involved what? pushing the city and state officials aside so FEMA workers could commandeer the school buses and drive people out of there before the storm hit?). Nagin's actual words after he saw the video were: "It seems they were aware of everything ... that we would need lots of help. Why was the response so slow?" This is the same Mayor Nagin who was spouting away on national TV a couple of hours AFTER the hurricane had passed, that the city had "gotten lucky" and just had some clean-up to do. If the Bush administration made one big mistake, it was assuming that Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco had a combined IQ above room temperature, and that their first-hand accounts of the just-post-hurricane situation must have had some basis in fact.


35 posted on 03/02/2006 3:24:44 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: NYTexan
"Mayor Ray Nagin told a crowd gathered at City Hall on Monday for a march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that New Orleans will be "chocolate" again."


REMEMBER THOSE WORDS! :O)

36 posted on 03/02/2006 3:34:12 PM PST by LUV W (In... military families, I have seen the character of a great nation: decent, idealistic, strong.GWB)
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To: NYTexan
Wow. Read this without checking the source and had no clue it was satire. Was going to post this:


“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans. “It makes me ill to think that the federal government failed to intervene to save these people. George Bush had plenty of time, and he did nothing."

What a bastard.


Well, my comment still holds. :)
37 posted on 03/02/2006 3:37:01 PM PST by Rastus
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To: NYTexan

One thing about Nagin - he KNOWS disgusting when he sees it. And he sees it everyday in his mirror!


38 posted on 03/02/2006 3:47:15 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Irishguy

Did you hear that Mayor Nagin was recently asked about his opinion of Roe vs. Wade and his answer was that he didn't care how his people got back to New Orleans, he just wanted them home.


39 posted on 03/02/2006 4:13:26 PM PST by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: kenth

Hard to tell farce from fiction when it comes to Nagin.


40 posted on 03/02/2006 4:39:22 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: NYTexan

41 posted on 03/02/2006 5:21:51 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: COUNTrecount

The President has ZERO need to worry about using school buses to evacuate locals.

THAT AUTHORITY RESTS AT CITY LEVEL.

BURN IN HELL, RAY NAGIN.


42 posted on 03/02/2006 8:17:30 PM PST by Emmet Fitzhume (Nagin is to stupidity as Blanco is to incompetence!!!)
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To: saganite
>>>Scrappleface is good.<<<

Scrappleface....Free Republic's most effective drive-by shooter.

43 posted on 03/02/2006 8:21:38 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: NYTexan
Mr. Nagin, who is the Mayor of New Orleans, noted that local residents “did just what we have trained them to do in a disaster. They watched the hurricane coverage on CNN and waited for a federal official to knock on the door and rescue them.”

Man, right on target! LOL!

44 posted on 03/02/2006 8:30:03 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: NYTexan
“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans.

Says it all.

45 posted on 03/02/2006 9:54:45 PM PST by Alien Gunfighter (Isolationism now! This ain't the 40s!)
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To: kinghorse
Owww!!! They got me too.

Sad thing is that it is totally believeable.

46 posted on 03/02/2006 9:56:43 PM PST by Alien Gunfighter (Isolationism now! This ain't the 40s!)
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To: kinghorse

He should have done that himself. Nagin should be arrested and cahrged with criminally neglegent homicide.


47 posted on 03/02/2006 9:58:21 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: kinghorse
“Someone at the White House should have given the order to use those school buses to evacuate the city before Katrina hit,” said the Mayor, who is the top local government official in New Orleans.

Yeah, no kidding!

I suppose Nagin wants W to come down and put fresh undies and PJs on too before bed! Then perhaps Laura can wake little pookie up and give him a bath before she dresses him for work and gives him a little pat on his Democratic ass on his way out the door.

Ei, yei, yei!

48 posted on 03/02/2006 9:59:26 PM PST by Fruitbat
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To: NYTexan

Please ping me to all satire. Thank you


49 posted on 03/03/2006 11:45:30 AM PST by ChandyB71 (Often, it's wiser to wait until u know the beat, before dancing 2 tunes the media & politicians play)
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To: NYTexan
"We trained those people to sit and wait to die no matter what happened," Nagin said from his home in Dallas.

"Plus there was other training in looting and rioting," he added. /sarcasm

50 posted on 03/03/2006 11:54:39 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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