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Obama: FEMA's future undecided(unbelievable)
Times Picayune ^ | March 12 2009 | Bruce Alpert

Posted on 03/12/2009 7:26:47 AM PDT by BBell

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he has not decided whether to restore the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a stand-alone department but promises that his administration is committed to robust Gulf Coast recovery efforts regardless of the agency's status.

"We're going to be focused on New Orleans' reconstruction, and we're going to be paying a lot of attention to the systems that are in place to protect from hurricanes in the future," Obama said during a White House interview Wednesday with The Times-Picayune and other regional newspapers.

In the far-ranging interview, Obama made a case for continuing Justice Department review of Southern elections, particularly the drawing of districts under the Voting Rights Act. He also said there has been a "sense of drift" at NASA and that he will appoint a new director soon whose mission will be to return a "sense of excitement and interest" to the nation's space program.

On hurricane recovery, Obama said he is not ready to say when he will visit New Orleans. He said he is "still just trying to figure out my schedule tomorrow."

And while he said he has not decided whether FEMA should be an independent agency, as it was during the Clinton administration, or remain part of the Department of Homeland Security, he said his nominee to run FEMA, Craig Fugate, should provide people with confidence.

"When you got Haley Barbour (Mississippi's Republican governor), Jeb Bush (Florida's former GOP governor) and Democrats in Congress agreeing on somebody, they know what they're doing," he said.

--- On Voting Rights Act, NASA ---

On the Voting Rights Act, Obama said he knows that, by and large, communities are no longer imposing a poll tax or having county clerks turn away African-American voters. But he said there is still a

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: fema; nasa; polltax; votingrightsact
Read the whole article.

Bambi thinks that somewhere in the South there are still poll taxes and there are still evil white county clerks turning away blacks.

The article also touches on NASA, the voting rights act,the economy,GITMO,the budget and Mexico.I know it's a short insight into Bambi but it shows how he thinks.

He's worried that an at-large system of electing city council or county board members might result in black and Hispanic candidates not being elected. So what are we going to have? Set asides for minorities only? Marion Barry got elected to an at large seat, after his jail time and second stint as Mayor. In New Orleans you won't be elected to any at large seat if you are not black.

This is a guy who was elected in a predominantly white country and he's worried about white racism. Try running as a non-black in a black majority area and see how you do.

1 posted on 03/12/2009 7:26:47 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell
President Barack Obama says he has not decided....

pay grade issue

2 posted on 03/12/2009 7:31:26 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BBell
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/nagin-obama-can-win-early-in-south/

Ray Nagin says Obama can win early in the south by concentrating on NO now.

3 posted on 03/12/2009 7:31:34 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: BBell

“Try running as a non-black in a black majority area and see how you do.”

I don’t think that a white candidate would have a chance against a black candidate in an area that had a sizable black majority. Yet the news industry would never see racism, no matter how different the qualifications of the two candidates.


5 posted on 03/12/2009 7:36:44 AM PDT by ChessExpert (The Dow was at 12,400 when Democrats took control of Congress. What is it today?)
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To: BBell

Considering Illinois’ experience with the Big Dig, I expect to see New Orleans slide off into the Gulf of Mexico any time now.


6 posted on 03/12/2009 7:40:47 AM PDT by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: BBell
Try running as a non-black in a black majority area and see how you do.

Zero actually had that choice and you see he chose to run as a black man.
7 posted on 03/12/2009 7:40:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: BBell
He said he is "still just trying to figure out my schedule tomorrow."

This idiot is in so far over his head.

8 posted on 03/12/2009 7:43:31 AM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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...said he knows that, by and large, communities are no longer imposing a poll tax or having county clerks turn away African-American voters.

By and large?

Oh Great ONE, please divulge the name(s) and location(s) of the remaining persecutors of our brethren so that we may smite them.

Is this guy series? I mean, this is hugh. Paging Rev. Jackson - Paging Rev. Sharpton - the ONE has a mission for you somewhere in the South. Set your Beebers to stune.

9 posted on 03/12/2009 7:43:36 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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The mighty 0 reminds me of my former boss, and other senior managment on up to the company president. This inside clique refused to accept past decisions that had been made by prior company management as binding, especially contractual ones made with individual employees, not understanding that it was the company that made those agreements, because those agreements were consistent with the company's guidelines; the previous management who made those agreements were merely the contracting agents for the company. This led to numerous breaches that cost the company a lot of money in employee claims; and, we lost some very good employees.

The president became CEO for a brief period of time, and he surrounded himself with yes-men, practically prohibiting any kind of discussion or dissent on far-reaching issues.

Where is he now? The board fired him, and his loyalists either left or have been re-assigned to less dangerous roles.

10 posted on 03/12/2009 7:47:39 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The only thing standing between us and complete victory over the evildoers is POLITICS!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I read your link. Nagin does not realize how many people in the South resent all the attention New Orleans gets. Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and the rest of Louisiana all know that that NOLA is a black whole for government money and if it has not rebuilt it's self by now it's a waste of time, money and effort to keep trying. That rebuild New Orleans crap works best up North.

Nagin gives some credit to Jindal. Nagin once endorsed Jindal. He went against his party but he knows that Jindal is a go getter. This doesn't mean I like Nagin, but NOLA could have worse.

11 posted on 03/12/2009 7:55:01 AM PDT by BBell
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To: An.American.Expatriate
I'm sure in bambi’s mind there are still lynchings and black church's burning and whippings etc. After all, when those kids hung those nooses in that tree in Jena that was kind of like a lynching, wasn't it?
12 posted on 03/12/2009 8:30:18 AM PDT by BBell
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To: George Smiley
If NOLA slides into the gulf I hope it does not take me with it. However, it could give me a nice view.
13 posted on 03/12/2009 8:33:51 AM PDT by BBell
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I'm sure in bambi’s mind there are still lynchings and black church's burning and whippings etc. After all, when those kids hung those nooses in that tree in Jena that was kind of like a lynching, wasn't it?

Yeah, and I remember a couple of incidents in Maryland and NYC of blacks being harassed by nooses as well. I think the nooses we out to get them. I hear that nooses are related to mooses, and, although mooses are bad (one once tried to eat my sister), nooses are EVIL.

14 posted on 03/12/2009 8:34:47 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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"We're going to be focused on New Orleans' reconstruction, and we're going to be paying a lot of attention to the systems that are in place to protect from hurricanes in the future," Obama said during a White House interview Wednesday with The Times-Picayune and other regional newspapers.

Yet there were no earmarks for New Orleans in $2.5 trillion of stimulus spending.

15 posted on 03/12/2009 8:38:19 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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I am not sure if I understand what Obama is trying to do..

Is he now saying that because of Katrina.. FEMA is to become a “welfare” organization to a region.

The man is stating things in that article that he can not keep his promises. I wonder what will happen if a Earthquake or other serious emergency happens somewhere else.

16 posted on 03/12/2009 8:39:16 AM PDT by Kitanis
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To: An.American.Expatriate
How about a moose on a noose!

A moose got loose so he got the noose. I think he bit someones sister too. While in the shower of course.

17 posted on 03/12/2009 8:48:59 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

as I said - nooses are really EVIL.


18 posted on 03/12/2009 8:57:42 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: BBell
On hurricane recovery, Obama said he is not ready to say when he will visit New Orleans. He said he is "still just trying to figure out my schedule tomorrow."

It is true that some of the detainees are violent and have threatened to harm the United States, but Obama said "once captured they are similar to criminals who have engaged in violence of other types. . . .

"I haven't drawn any conclusions yet. I don't have a particular tipping point in mind," he said. But he said that "it's unacceptable" when foreign drug gangs "are crossing our borders and killing our citizens."



Obama is totally incompetent and not fit to lead! Just imagine if ANY other president would have made quotes like this!


19 posted on 03/12/2009 9:10:32 AM PDT by Wolf-Lake
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To: An.American.Expatriate

The sole reason for keeping the voting rights act is to keep liberal federal judges in charge of any change in voting laws. The practical effect of this is that Louisiana is unable to pass a voter id requirement.


20 posted on 03/12/2009 9:15:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Wolf-Lake
"Obama is totally incompetent"

There was a reason I added "unbelievable" to the headline. He's unbelievably incompetent.

And the American people fell for it.

21 posted on 03/12/2009 9:16:35 AM PDT by BBell
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To: sportutegrl
You are required to have a photo I.D. to vote in Louisiana.

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/elect/taskfc/voteridreq.htm

22 posted on 03/12/2009 9:20:06 AM PDT by BBell
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