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The Worst Disaster Since the Civil War But Not as News Worthy as an Oil Spill
David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | May 6, 20010 | Rhonda Robinson

Posted on 05/06/2010 10:34:04 AM PDT by Rhonda Robinson

While Katie Couric and Michael Bloomberg were surmising that Tea Party Patriots were behind the failed New York bombing, Nashville was waking up to the aftermath of the area’s largest rainfall in 500 years.

The storms began rolling in Saturday afternoon as I watched the radar. By early evening, I was glued to the local news. People were fleeing their cars, as they began to float. A Christian school building was swept away and joined cars and trucks drifting down highway 24.

The damage is devastating, the cost is in the billions; thousands have lost everything, but is it news worthy? Not really, not to the extent it deserves. Some are asking why, but some of us believe the answer is obvious.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; mainstreammedia; nashvilleflood; newsblackout
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1 posted on 05/06/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT by Rhonda Robinson
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Nashville is full of Tea Party patriots....didn’t they just have a Tea Party convention in Nashville???

as is such they are a threat to emperor obama hence he will not help and his errand boys in the criminal liberal media have no time to cover this disaster...


2 posted on 05/06/2010 10:36:50 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Obama is only President of the people and the states that voted for him. He’s made that abundantly clear already.


3 posted on 05/06/2010 10:37:02 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Rhonda Robinson

“Nashville was waking up to the aftermath of the area’s largest rainfall in 500 years.”

Wow. They found records going back to 1510. I didn’t know.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 10:37:03 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

OBAMA’S K A T R I N A


5 posted on 05/06/2010 10:37:47 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Thank you. I knew there was flooding in Nashville, but not to the degree you revealed. And I think you’re absolutely right, BTW.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 10:39:20 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

BHOLeg


7 posted on 05/06/2010 10:41:44 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: carton253

I’m amazed that I am seeing no news crews (except for the local stations) around the downtown area.

When I talk to people outside the Nashville area they have no clue how bad it is here.


8 posted on 05/06/2010 10:42:30 AM PDT by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

I seem to remember some bad floods last year in the upper midwest. As bad as Katrina. Obama sat on his hands, and the press said little or nothing.


9 posted on 05/06/2010 10:42:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nashvegas

I’m in Cincinnati, and I had no idea. No local coverage at all.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 10:46:16 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

I was in Memphis the day the Sadaam brothers were captured. What didn’t make the news that day was an unbelievable straight line wind storm in Memphis that knocked the city off its hinges for about 3 weeks ... 200 year old trees down everywhere, huge damage, etc. But not a “peep” in the national media ... not a peep in the local media either because there was no electricity. So I know how these folks must feel ... they should be FRONT PAGE NEWS. God bless them.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 10:49:16 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

It’s the Bible Belt.

For Obama, it’s like sunlight is to vampires.


12 posted on 05/06/2010 10:51:17 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

If this disaster would have happened in Harlem, we would have been inundated by 24 hour newscasts, telethons and weeping celebrities the very first day.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 10:52:36 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: Nashvegas
When I talk to people outside the Nashville area they have no clue how bad it is here.

I had no idea how bad it was until people started posting about it on some of the music forums I participate in. Gibson Guitars is underwater. Many of the Nashville studios that house irreplaceable, vintage gear underwater. While obviously not even comparing to the tragic loss of life, just the loss to the music world is unimaginable.

14 posted on 05/06/2010 10:53:42 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Thanks for posting this.


15 posted on 05/06/2010 10:53:44 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Cicero

Those would be the floods that threatened Fargo ND. The people of Fargo joined the NG in putting up sandbags against the swollen river. They were all White people, not waiting for the feds to come save them. This happened two years in a row and Obama said nothing.


16 posted on 05/06/2010 10:59:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Drew68
“...Gibson Guitars is underwater...”

Sorry to hear that as well as all of the other losses.

Fortunately OUR Gibson Guitar is NOT under water, just snow covered.

Gibson has an acoustic guitar plant here in Bozeman, MT.

17 posted on 05/06/2010 10:59:59 AM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Where’s Al Gore?


18 posted on 05/06/2010 11:00:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

My heart goes out to the people in Nashville. The media and lack of DC response makes me furious! I fear this is a preview of what will happen if my area has a hurricane this summer since our rep voted against Obamacare.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 11:02:33 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Where’s Al Gore?

Now that you mention it, didn't he just buy and move into a new home in California? Just in time to miss this record breaking rainfall and flood in his "native" Tennessee.

Coincidence? I think not!

20 posted on 05/06/2010 11:10:14 AM PDT by Stegall Tx (Joined the Obama economy on 19 March, 2010.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Where’s Schlep Smith?


21 posted on 05/06/2010 11:13:32 AM PDT by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: AT7Saluki

“Where’s Schlep Smith?”

I was just wondering the same thing. He should be there, crying and blubbering all over himself.


22 posted on 05/06/2010 11:16:21 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: blueyon

Kabama!


23 posted on 05/06/2010 11:20:45 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Nashville? That’s in the Bible Belt. Probably full of Bitter Clingers and Militia types. Too much God and too many guns. All those Country Music stars, and aside from Charlie Pride, can’t recall one of color. Nothing to see here, move along....


24 posted on 05/06/2010 11:23:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rhonda Robinson
Neither the MSM nor the Obama regime care about what happens in places such as Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Louisiana (except New Orleans). The only reason that it cared about New Orleans was because they could blame Bush for Katrina. Unless it has something to do with perceived racism, gays, guns, or militia, the Southern states do not matter. There are only three states that the libs care about: New York, California, and Florida. I suspect they care about Florida because of the large Jewish and Hispanic populations in that state. White Protestants do not count when it comes to the MSM or Obamacrats.
25 posted on 05/06/2010 11:35:24 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Rhonda Robinson

This thread has tons of photos of the flooding in Millington, Dyer, Jackson, and some links to photos of the twisters that hit AR and MS. Links with in links to earlier posted threads just scroll down.

The Navy base where the Bureau of Personnel is housed at Millington was flooded when the Big Creek Levy gave way. Navy housing was evacuated. So we have a number of Military families in need. Shady Oaks trailer court had 300+ trailers under 7-8 feet of water, they evacuated it too. Other trailer parks had damage along with business.

Storm deluge thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2507886/posts


26 posted on 05/06/2010 11:41:44 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: God luvs America

We threw our own Tea Party several years ago to prevent an UNCONSTITUTIONAL State Income Tax. The governor then called out the Storm Troopers then to surround the Capitol bldg...I was there that day.


27 posted on 05/06/2010 11:43:33 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Compared to the hysterical tone of the coverage of the floods of the Northeast a few weeks ago, I would venture the scale of this disaster is mainly unknown to those here in the NorthEast.


28 posted on 05/06/2010 11:44:50 AM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Rhonda Robinson
Is this the Kanye West equivalent of “Obama don't care about white people”?
29 posted on 05/06/2010 11:45:07 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Don’t forget the ICE STORM that did millions in damage years before the Wind Storm.


30 posted on 05/06/2010 11:45:58 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Nashvegas; AtlantaBelle

Ditto for Millington, Dyer Co, Jackson, etc. Only local news coverage. We had footage of Dyersberg on News 5 in Memphis.


31 posted on 05/06/2010 11:50:07 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Barry hates white people and wants them to die.


32 posted on 05/06/2010 12:00:21 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (I won't be happy until Jet-A is less than $2.00 a gallon)
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To: GailA

I saw quite a bit on Millington on Fri here in Nashville. They were covering it closely on the news. Then.....Saturday the world fell on Nashville


33 posted on 05/06/2010 12:27:13 PM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: AtlantaBelle

http://www.wreg.com/
Choose the video Flood Victims find little to salvage

Several other videos on the damage

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/tennessee/050510_millington-pastor-counts-his-blessings

29 dead, 5 missing in 3 states
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12439071


34 posted on 05/06/2010 12:50:59 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

We are seeing both here in Memphis. The entire corridor from Memphis to Nashville is effected.


35 posted on 05/06/2010 12:51:58 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Nashvegas

***When I talk to people outside the Nashville area they have no clue how bad it is here.***

I have kin in Nashville. My Aunt was almost trapped in the flooding on Briley Parkway. She sent me pictures of the devestation in downtown Nashville and Opryland.

It is bad!


36 posted on 05/06/2010 1:01:58 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (And if we wait a day or two, the rain will go away..)
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To: GailA

I was just out earlier this afternoon and went from West End Ave to Goodlettsville back thru downtown.
IT STINKS in some areas..I mean it REALLY REALLY STINKS. The smell is overwhelming in some areas that look perfectly NORMAL. It smells of sewage and damp. Horrible. I had my AC on and windows up and could STILL smell it.

There are dumpsters full of damaged wet, soggy, nasty possesions. Peoples LIVES…gone.

I went thru downtown..part of Lower Broadway is open..from 4thAveN to the river is CLOSED and still without power. It was weird to see business open and people out just a couple of blocks from there.

Bridgestone Arena was supposed to host the Natl Day of Prayer..they are all sitting outside on folding chairs competing with some of the sounds from the reopened few bars.

Overall, on the major thoroughfares, it looks “normal”. Then you go in a couple of blocks and things begin to look “different”..then the SMELL hits you.

I didnt get to the Opryland Hotel area, I will try to go there tomorrow. Continue to use the following resources for updates:

wlac.com
tennessean.com
wsvm.com (LIVE STREAMING TELETHON TONIGHT 7-10PM CST)


37 posted on 05/06/2010 1:22:03 PM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: Rhonda Robinson; All
 Nashville Flood 2010: The Disaster You May Not Have Heard About...roundup
38 posted on 05/06/2010 1:35:16 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: AtlantaBelle

I haven’t been back to Millington since day after, I suspect it is as bad. Millington took the brunt of Shelby County’s damage. And the rest of Memphis looks like business as usual.

Wonder when the country music stars do fund raisers for Nashville that the rest of the state will be supported too?


39 posted on 05/06/2010 1:49:08 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: backhoe

Thanks Backhoe, could you post some thing about the Navy base in Millington being hard hit as was Millington, which took the brunt of the flooding in Shelby Co. Just go back through the threads on the links I put on the thread.


40 posted on 05/06/2010 1:57:54 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

http://www.google.com/#q=millington+tn+naval+base+2010+flood&hl=en&prmd=v&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=ni3jS8P6OMT48AaqgLXsDA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CCoQqwQwBA&fp=92247cea9b82331

LOTS OF PHOTOS


41 posted on 05/06/2010 2:06:00 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Rhonda Robinson

Red Cross Link:

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=f9d514273cb68210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD


42 posted on 05/06/2010 2:07:13 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: backhoe

http://www.americantowns.com/tn/millington/videos

http://www.topix.com/album/detail/osceola-ar/PKQ3O8BL60FRNNB9

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157623858733433/

http://article.wn.com/view/2010/05/05/Rescuers_search_for_victims_as_Tennessee_flood_recedes/


43 posted on 05/06/2010 2:08:13 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

WOW..just got this from my neighborhood listserv...and I will be buying TIDE from now on for my laundry!

Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:20 PM

Tide Loads for Hope trucks are coming to Nashville on Wednesday, May 12.

The Tide staff will literally wash, dry, and fold clothes for our
neighbors who need it.
Locations to be announced: Please contact Tide at 800-879-8433 (press 0
for operator) and let them know Nashville needs Loads of Hope.
The more calls they receive the bigger priority we...... become.

Flooded Victims Guidelines - Metro Nashville Public Schools

* Students who have been displaced from their homes and currently
reside elsewhere are allowed to remain in their current school
regardless of where they reside now, even if it’s outside of Davidson
County.

* If a family needs special transportation to remain at the current
school, instruct them to contact the Customer Service Center at 259-INFO
to discuss transportation options.

* Students who lost their standard school attire should not be
expected to meet our guidelines immediately upon returning to school.
Families needing assistance with SSA should contact the Homeless Office.
If the appropriate sizes are available, clothing will be sent to the
child at school. Please note at this point in the year our SSA
inventory is very low.

* Students who have been displaced from their homes will now
qualify for free/reduced price lunches. The Homeless Office staff will
complete approved free lunch forms for all eligible students upon
receipt of the completed Student Residency Questionnaire.

* Students displaced from their homes who now reside elsewhere
(either temporarily or permanently) have two choices of schools: the
school in which they are now enrolled, or the school into whose zone
they have moved. It is not necessary to submit an emergency hardship
transfer to attend either of these two schools.

* If parents are requesting a school different from the 2 mentioned
above, they will need to seek an emergency hardship transfer.

* Some schools may receive students displaced from other counties.
These students should be permitted to enroll as long as they provide an
address in your zone.

* In situations where the family intends to return to their flooded
residence, but who may want their mail to go temporarily to another
address, the school will simply change the mailing address in Chancery.

* All students who are absent because of the floods should be
marked as excused absences. It is not permissible to mark students
present who are not attending school, regardless of the reason.

* It is not necessary for students to return flood-destroyed
textbooks to schools. We do not want to spread mold into our schools.


44 posted on 05/06/2010 2:09:17 PM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: AtlantaBelle

13 tornadoes touched down

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-nws-13-tornadoes-report-story,0,3155303.story


45 posted on 05/06/2010 2:47:37 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

You betcha...


46 posted on 05/06/2010 2:56:04 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: backhoe

Thank you Kenny Chesney for standing up for Tennessee! You have to wait through the commercial to see the interview, and footage Kenny took.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/05/06/ac.kenny.chesney.intv.cnn

This may deserve a thread of it’s own.


47 posted on 05/06/2010 3:18:40 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: backhoe

Went ahead and gave it a thread of it’s own.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2508292/posts


48 posted on 05/06/2010 3:37:43 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Very Important! 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) Call FEMA to report damage. Sumner County really needs to get on the Fed Disaster List. Even those that have flood policies need to contact FEMA asap. VERY IMPORTANT!


49 posted on 05/06/2010 3:42:52 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Thanks, I will add that too.


50 posted on 05/06/2010 3:46:22 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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