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HEY, Hollywood, the Media and Musicians. Where's the BUZZ About BENEFITS for IOWA FLOOD VICTIMS?
Associated Content ^ | June 25th, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse

Posted on 06/25/2008 8:11:27 AM PDT by stillafreemind

I'm an Iowan. My feet are dry.. all Praise to God. So, I will say what is on the minds of a lot of Iowans that are busy trying to hold their families together right now. These flood victims are no less worthy of help than New Orleans residents. To totally ignore them is like an elephant in the room. Why are you ignoring us? Are we too humble? Are we too unworthy because we help ourselves and each other? Are we the wrong class? The wrong color? The wrong location? Are we too quiet? Or are we not something that you can exploit politically and monetarily? Hmmm.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: benefit; flyovercountry; hollyweird; hollywood; hollywoodreds; iowaflood; limousineliberals; musicians
The pic in the article shows a hog confinement under water. Maybe they all forgot that the "food" is underwater in the Midwest!
1 posted on 06/25/2008 8:11:27 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
Why are you ignoring us? Are we too humble? Are we too unworthy because we help ourselves and each other? Are we the wrong class? The wrong color? The wrong location? Are we too quiet? Or are we not something that you can exploit politically and monetarily?

DING DING DING - we have a winner, no more calls, please...

2 posted on 06/25/2008 8:20:14 AM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: stillafreemind
^5 to Jay Leno for the 2 benefits...

Hollyflakes are most likely still donating to a lost cause somewhere else... understand that many Katrina victims are still on the dole three years later...

Of course, they were on the dole before Katrina hit... it's a life-long entitlement that these folks expect.

And, if the contributions don't continue to come, "that's racist".

3 posted on 06/25/2008 8:20:27 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: stillafreemind; Diana in Wisconsin

From an email I received this morning:

Just wondering...

Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?

Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn’t solved the problem?

Why isn’t the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels in Chicago?

When will Louie Farakhan say that the Federal Government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?

Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?

Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and big screen television sets?

When will we hear the mayor of Cedar Rapids say that he wants to rebuild a “vanilla” city, because that’s the way God wants it?

Where is the ranting and raving 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of cannibalism?

Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural people?

Why the huge cover-up of all you Iowans and Missourians and other ‘fly-over-ites’ shooting at rescue helicopters?

Why are you Midwesterners a bunch of kool-aid drinkers…when you’re told that danger is approaching and you need to evacuate your homes for your family’s safety, you guys go and…well… leave.

Why do I know that in 2 weeks we will never see anything on Iowa or Missouri and the rebuilding and the people getting on with their lives on the liberal news.

Bless all the folks affected by this disaster, and know that the thoughts of millions of Americans are with you. Some real Americans do notice the differences…we have been discussing them privately. For some reason none of this can be talked about publicly.


4 posted on 06/25/2008 8:21:26 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: stillafreemind

Maybe if they blamed George Bush, Globull Warming, Israel and Iraq for the flood.....


5 posted on 06/25/2008 8:22:03 AM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: stillafreemind
" ... HEY HOLLYWOOD, THE MEDIA AND MUSICIANS!!! When are the benefits going to start firing up? Inquisitive Iowa minds want to know."


Excuse me?

Inquiring minds already know ... The Left is against anything American, and for anything that will tear Her down.

You, my friend, are undoubtably an American.

I, and every other American, wish you well, and a speedy recovery.

6 posted on 06/25/2008 8:22:09 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: stillafreemind
I hope they got the hogs to higher ground.

Carolyn

7 posted on 06/25/2008 8:24:09 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: stillafreemind

“The pic in the article shows a hog confinement under water. Maybe they all forgot that the “food” is underwater in the Midwest!”

The Hollywood types would be more likely to go after the farmer for letting his hog operation pollute the new, pristine “wetlands”.


8 posted on 06/25/2008 8:27:08 AM PDT by Nakota
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To: CDHart

Some estimated there were 30,000+ hogs in the bottoms and they got all but about 1,500 hauled out. The rest were let go to try and make it..some did.

It was a massive undertaking to find somewhere that would take them all. But farmers up to 200 miles away were taking them in.


9 posted on 06/25/2008 8:28:55 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

All I have heard is from my church, and from the local school district. Both are gathering materials for you. The school says it is for Cedar Rapids. The church is more general.


10 posted on 06/25/2008 8:29:39 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: stillafreemind

D. All the above

BTW, Oakville is still underwater.


11 posted on 06/25/2008 8:30:48 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. Fight back or STFU!!!)
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To: stillafreemind

“Why are you ignoring us? Are we too humble? Are we too unworthy because we help ourselves and each other?”

No, you’re TOO WHITE, TOO MIDDLE CLASS, and TOO MIDDLE AMERICA.


12 posted on 06/25/2008 8:32:53 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: CDHart

Many, but not all. Here is a local article on it:

http://www.thehawkeye.com/Story/Flood-Oakville-061908


13 posted on 06/25/2008 8:35:25 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. Fight back or STFU!!!)
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To: stillafreemind
Thank you. I always worry about the "critters." :^)

Carolyn

14 posted on 06/25/2008 8:35:43 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: All

Thanks everyone. Like I said..we are on higher ground. It’s just hard to see everyone so scattered and without their homes. And if ya go talk to them..its’ “hey, that family over there needs something more than we do..go help them first.”

My Iowa neighbors take my breath away. And yes, Oakville is very much under water.


15 posted on 06/25/2008 8:38:47 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: Nakota; george76; jazusamo; CrappieLuck; Diana in Wisconsin; Grammy

I get emailed news alerts from the Humane Society of the U.S., and they haven’t said a thing about this (grin).

Of course these hogs are meat, and they don’t believe in eating meat, so that may be it.

They are using the floods to raise money, though. They said if you send them some money they’ll save some dogs and cats (probably throw the local shelters a few crates, you know, as props for the photos they’ll take of their “rescue” efforts).


16 posted on 06/25/2008 8:41:22 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: stillafreemind

Sharon Stone commented on this recently. I believe she said “Is this karma? When you’re a red state, do bad things happen to you?”


17 posted on 06/25/2008 8:45:35 AM PDT by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: stillafreemind

I know an old guy who, in his youth, lived in the area. He noted some cornfields that flooded so frequently that they could be confused with rice paddies.

He also noted that there was never any serious effort to do anything about it.

When he moved out West to Phoenix, he made sure to get land on high ground away from the Salt River, which had been dry for 70 years. A decade later it had its first flood, which destroyed many of the buildings foolishly built in the river bottom. They said it was a “hundred year flood.”

A few years later it flooded again. This time they said it was a “five hundred year flood”. Then it flooded two more times in ten years.

That was enough for the Arizonans. They channelized the river bottom so much that a full dam would have to break to flood out of the river bottom again. And they didn’t care that it might be another 100 years before the next flood.

He said that was the difference between Iowans and Arizonans.


18 posted on 06/25/2008 8:51:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: stillafreemind
Are we the wrong class? The wrong color?

Even if you didn't see it on TV, most of the people harmed in the Katrina floods were nice white folks like you probably are. What's the difference between them and you?

For one thing, in our case, the federal flood control structures failed -- because of poor design and construction, as admitted by the Corps of Engineers in sworn testimony before Congress. Almost all of the recent flooding has been from levees being overtopped -- which never happened in NOLA. Levees are not designed to be structurally sound once they're overtopped.

Second: $Billions of the "aid" received in NOLA consisted of flood insurance payouts. We pay premiums for that coverage, and have for years. What percentage of the current flood victims are policyholders? Not as many as here, friend -- no place in the US has a higher participation rate.

That said -- I don't begrudge whatever aid is sent your way. But spare us the crybaby complaints.

19 posted on 06/25/2008 8:56:07 AM PDT by Romulus ("Ira enim viri iustitiam Dei non operatur")
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To: stillafreemind

That’s because the people in that part of the country have a set. They don’t wait for the gubmint to hand them out.


20 posted on 06/25/2008 8:56:42 AM PDT by kickonly88
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To: girlangler

Got that yesterday. So true too.


21 posted on 06/25/2008 8:56:46 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Romulus

LOL..have a great shopping experience at the grocery store in the next year or five.


22 posted on 06/25/2008 9:04:36 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Hollywood doesn’t care about white people in flyover country.


23 posted on 06/25/2008 9:05:53 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: girlangler

Doesn’t surprise me the HSUS is using the floods to raise money, they’re pathetic.

I got that email yesterday too, it’s right on the mark.


24 posted on 06/25/2008 9:10:50 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: vladimir998

Iowa went to Bush by a slim margin last election. Perhaps the Left wants some Republican voters out of the pool.


25 posted on 06/25/2008 9:11:29 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

You’re talking about the Mississippi though. You simply couldn’t do here what your talking about, it’s a mile wide in some places here in SE Iowa. They do keep a channel dredged in the middle of it though for the barges.

They used to dredge many of the smaller rivers for steamboat and barge travel in the 1800’s. Problem is it has to be constantly done - all those rivers are filled in and went back to their undredged state decades ago.

BTW, the Hawkeye out of Burlington has good flood coverage of SE Iowa. Lots of pics:

http://www.thehawkeye.com/


26 posted on 06/25/2008 9:11:43 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. Fight back or STFU!!!)
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To: stillafreemind

A very good and piquant post. Just hope enough people in this country are really paying attention.


27 posted on 06/25/2008 9:14:07 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Romulus

How about these folks,

From the Times-Pic. N.O. today:

N.O. church on flood mission
Episcopalians return kindness after storm Wednesday, June 25, 2008From staff reports
A team of New Orleans Episcopal volunteers is scheduled to leave New Orleans this morning to help flood victims in Quincy, Ill., a community that reached out to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

The four-day trip by the Rev. Jerry Kramer and seven companions from the Free Church of the Annunciation will deliver money and personal cleaning supplies into the Midwestern flood zone, said Duane Nettles, pastoral associate at the church.

It’s also a reconnaissance mission to see what further help the New Orleans church might provide, he said.

The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, although one of the poorest in the area, sent more than 20 teams of relief workers to help homeowners in the Church of the Annunciation’s Broadmoor neighborhood, Nettles said.

“They’ve been tremendous in support of us,” he said.

He said the New Orleanians will sleep on the floor of an Episcopal church “just like their people did for us.”


28 posted on 06/25/2008 9:14:53 AM PDT by nola61 (Don't tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your GOD is.)
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To: weegee

Hollywood = Hypocrites


29 posted on 06/25/2008 9:25:37 AM PDT by cowdog77
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To: stillafreemind

I have been asking myself the same question and I guess the answer is unfortunately pretty obvious. That said, there are plenty of Americans that are very concerned about what our citizens in the Midwest have endured.


30 posted on 06/25/2008 9:36:13 AM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: stillafreemind

I don’t think I understand you.


31 posted on 06/25/2008 9:51:25 AM PDT by Romulus ("Ira enim viri iustitiam Dei non operatur")
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To: stillafreemind

I wondered about the same thing. Where are all those Hollywood types who went into a frenzy over problems overseas? Has anyone seen those evangelists who solicit funds for alleged overseas aid become concerned about Iowa? At the least, the government should divert some of the foreign aid to Iowa.


32 posted on 06/25/2008 9:51:37 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Romulus

“But spare us the crybaby complaints.”

I don’t care who you are, that thar is just funny. For someone from NOLA to talk about crybaby complaints is friggin hilarious. Seems just last week I saw a crybaby story about some NOLA resident complaining about getting kicked out of her FEMA provided trailor.


33 posted on 06/25/2008 10:32:07 AM PDT by CSM (Hey if a small tax increase didn't work, a bigger tax increase should not work even BETTER!)
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To: stillafreemind
Some estimated there were 30,000+ hogs in the bottoms and they got all but about 1,500 hauled out. The rest were let go to try and make it..some did.

It was a massive undertaking to find somewhere that would take them all. But farmers up to 200 miles away were taking them in.

Did they use school buses?

34 posted on 06/25/2008 10:41:13 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: CSM

Obviously you know nothing of the facts and have no wish to.


35 posted on 06/25/2008 11:02:12 AM PDT by Romulus ("Ira enim viri iustitiam Dei non operatur")
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To: Free Vulcan

On the plus side, the dredge matter can be used to build increasingly large levees. Preferably used with wired rock barriers to increase volume and strength.

At that point, the biggest problem would man made restrictions on the river, which unless raised to match the levees would be submerged.


36 posted on 06/25/2008 11:26:32 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Romulus

Romulus, most here only know what the MSM fed them for weeks. Unfortunate, but true. They don’t know that all of NOLA doesn’t consist of whiners, or that most did indeed evacuate prior to the hurricane. (As a resident of Baton Rouge, I can attest to that as our roads were blocked with evacuees’ cars for days). Nor are they aware that most likely most Iowans have access to working transportation, which those caught in the levee catastrophe in NOLA did not. (Witness the unused school buses, which could have carried these same people to safety - but did not and were left to flood.) It’s rather difficult to evacuate when you have no transportation and your own local government is sitting around wringing its’ hands. The situation makes ripe targets for the race-baiters like Sharpton and Jackson as people are frightened, desperate and, yes, largely uneducated. No, this was not NOLA, but only a portion - but it’s all most here know or wish to know about the situation. Sad, but true.


37 posted on 07/04/2008 2:06:43 PM PDT by JLLH
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