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Taylor: FEMA officials a 'bunch of buttheads'
Sun Herald ^ | June 9, 2008 | By J.R. WELSH

Posted on 06/09/2008 6:46:47 PM PDT by Islander7

An official reaction to FEMA's no-ice policy came from U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor who referred to FEMA officials as a "bunch of buttheads."

Last week, officials were told that FEMA had decided to only supply ice for use in medical emergencies and life-saving reasons. It's left local officials scrambling to figure out ways to make it available for the general public.

During a meeting with Hancock County Board of Supervisors this morning Taylor said he intends to write to FEMA to register his objections to the new policy. He also urged Hancock County supervisors, as well as the city councils of Waveland and Bay St. Louis, to send similar letters of objection.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; democrat; fema; government
"I'm going to write a letter and tell them what a bunch of buttheads they are," said Taylor.

One of the few dems I have any respect for is Gene Taylor.
1 posted on 06/09/2008 6:46:48 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

When did the government start owing me ice.


2 posted on 06/09/2008 6:50:09 PM PDT by blam
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To: Islander7

FEMA has wasted a huge amount of money hauling ice around the country. All things considered its not really necessary in an emergency except for health requirements.

I live in Florida and have been thru hurricanes without ice or air conditioning.


3 posted on 06/09/2008 6:51:49 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Islander7

What ice? Is this talking about after a storm?


4 posted on 06/09/2008 6:51:50 PM PDT by Timeout
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To: Islander7
LOL, he calls 'em like he sees 'em.

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5 posted on 06/09/2008 6:53:04 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: Timeout

They hand it out in the food lines during disasters. it generally melts before you get it home. Instead of using trucks to carry ice it would be more helpful to carry useful things and not things for comfort.


6 posted on 06/09/2008 6:53:42 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Islander7

“No ice a-tall” is what we used to call a woman with a flat butt.


7 posted on 06/09/2008 6:53:47 PM PDT by groanup (Most of my cliche's aren't original.)
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To: Islander7

Forget ice, throw away perishables and get used to being hot and drinking warm water.


8 posted on 06/09/2008 6:56:26 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: blam

The federal government no less. This is a good activity for Christian charity groups during an emergency.


9 posted on 06/09/2008 6:56:32 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: Islander7
chertoff Col. Strummy Klink

Butthead? Naw, Chertoff resembles Col. Klink personally and professionally...

10 posted on 06/09/2008 6:58:04 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Islander7

I’ll never forget this asshat grilling Brownie aftr Katrina.

He ripped the FEMA for not being there before the storm with 5 gallon cans of gas for everybody who may have needed it. He actually said that!


11 posted on 06/09/2008 6:58:51 PM PDT by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: donna
"The federal government no less. This is a good activity for Christian charity groups during an emergency."

I was without electricity for seven day after Katrina...I made my own ice anyway.

12 posted on 06/09/2008 7:04:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: Islander7
Taylor: FEMA officials a 'bunch of buttheads'

They're federal government bureaucrats.

What the hell did he expect?

13 posted on 06/09/2008 7:17:12 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: blam

I was homeless for 5 months after Katrina. God, it was hot for weeks! I lived on Vienna sausages and crackers for most of that time; lost 30 pounds.

I nearly bankrupted myself trying to save my business (I serviced home oxygen patients) while all the welfare folks went to the head of the line for FEMA trailers.

These buttheads are the some ones folks want managing their health care!! What don’t they understand about government waste and inefficiency?

Ice was a minor concern at the time and still is.

I just thought Taylor’s retort was humorous.


14 posted on 06/09/2008 7:23:13 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: driftdiver

Did FEMA ever get that ice to Nawlins?


15 posted on 06/09/2008 7:24:57 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law)
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To: Timeout
The Katrinides want that ice on standby in nearby safe locations ready to go the second the winds move on.

They are incapable of living without ice.

16 posted on 06/09/2008 7:32:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Islander7

He’s a jerk and moron as well. Our expectations of the fed are increasing too rapidly for me. Make your own ice!


17 posted on 06/09/2008 8:24:12 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Islander7

Wow, was the title of this article:

“FINALLY A POLITICIAN SPEAKS THE TRUTH!”


18 posted on 06/09/2008 8:24:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jimfree
"....He’s a jerk and moron as well. Our expectations of the fed are increasing too rapidly for me. Make your own ice!..."

No problem. Now, where did I last the see fridge...???

Home Sweet Home...

This was my home.
19 posted on 06/09/2008 8:32:10 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: jimfree

While I’m no fan of FEMA, I have to agree that it’s almost funny that some of my fellow Americans think that no matter how serious and severe the major disaster, they shall NOT be inconvenienced.


20 posted on 06/09/2008 8:38:34 PM PDT by TNdandelion (It's Buh-rack Uh-bama for uh hope and uh change.)
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To: blam

Every year the Florida the govt has a lot of stuff trying to get people to prepare for a hurricane. The news stories here told people they needed to have 3 days worth of food and water. To expect nothing from the govt for 3 days.

I’m ok with that. Some folks were whining about how they couldn’t afford that and the govt should provide it. made blood shoot out my eyeballs.


21 posted on 06/10/2008 4:07:44 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Islander7

I feel for ya. Was ice really your biggest concern?


22 posted on 06/10/2008 4:09:22 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Oztrich Boy

They did get the ice there but the demand had fallen and numerous truckloads were put into storage. After a year or so of paying for freezer space FEMA decided to let the ice melt.


23 posted on 06/10/2008 6:40:01 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver
"Some folks were whining about how they couldn’t afford that and the govt should provide it. made blood shoot out my eyeballs."

You're mainly talking about the Black folks who even during good times won't get off their front porch to help themselves.

24 posted on 06/10/2008 7:04:07 AM PDT by blam
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To: driftdiver

I feel for ya. Was ice really your biggest concern?

No! Survival was my biggest concern. Getting oxygen to my home patients, finding gas, eating, avoiding heat stroke, avoiding life threatening infections, helping my family members who lost everything, going bankrupt was a concern, fighting looters and scam artists was a concern, but not ice.


25 posted on 06/10/2008 9:13:13 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7

I was without power for 3 wks after Katrina. Not nearly as dire as your situation, but-—let’s just say— “very uncomfortable”.

As for ice, I’m still not clear what he thinks FEMA should do. I wouldn’t want the ice pre-stored right here in town. As soon as the power goes out during the storm...well, so much for the ice.

Anyway, the point is not to get ice IMMEDIATELY. Everyone knows to make/buy ice before the storm. That ice, in coolers, can keep items cold for a couple of days at least. (Frankly, many people have a generator to at least keep the fridge running.)

It should suffice for FEMA to start handing out ice by the second-—maybe even third-—day. If someone is demanding FEMA bring in ice faster than that....well, that would be nice but it’s absurd to say it’s critical.


26 posted on 06/11/2008 6:45:35 AM PDT by Timeout
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To: Islander7

FEMA should be disbanded - the taxpayers in about 48 states are not getting their money’s worth out of that group.


27 posted on 06/11/2008 6:53:51 AM PDT by meyer (Government is the problem, not the solution.)
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To: Timeout

“.....As for ice, I’m still not clear what he thinks FEMA should do....”

The dirty little secret is this: The welfare class received assistance before the tax payers did. I visited many homes of my patient’s that were stuffed with relief supplies. Literally huge piles of MREs, cleaning supplies, you name it.

The police, firefighters and medical personnel who were WORKING the disaster, took back seat to the WANTS of the welfare class vs their actual NEEDS. They WANT ice, food, a bed, shelter, etc. right NOW!! So the avoid riots, they go to the head of the line. He, Taylor, is only responding to the demands of one of his biggest constituencies.


28 posted on 06/11/2008 1:07:33 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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