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Mississippi River could crest Monday at Memphis (Entitlement idiocy on display)
Yahoo News ^ | Mon May 9, 10:52 am ET | ADRIAN SAINZ

Posted on 05/09/2011 10:11:18 PM PDT by Spktyr

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late Monday at Memphis — hours sooner than previously predicted — but the mayor says the city's ready for it.

Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he's confident that precautions such as door-to-door warnings have prepared the city.

"We don't have as much time, but fortunately we're ready for it," Wharton told The Early Show on CBS Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freeloaders; gimmegimmegimme; looters; memphis
Here's the money quotes from the article:

For Cedric Blue, the flooding in his south Memphis neighborhood near the overflowing Nonconnah Creek is a source of frustration and anger.

Blue, 39, has watched as the water engulfed three homes on his street, including that of an older woman who had to be rescued in a boat because she had refused to leave.

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Blue said he wants the city, county or the federal government to give him a hotel voucher so he does not have to go to a shelter.

"I just want a new life and relocation," Blue said. "I would like the elected officials to come down here to see this with their own eyes and see what we're going through."

1 posted on 05/09/2011 10:11:22 PM PDT by Spktyr
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To: Spktyr

Just let me know... is the Barbeque okay?


2 posted on 05/09/2011 10:13:40 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: fwdude

I don’t live there, but I am pretty sure it’ll be fine.


3 posted on 05/09/2011 10:14:51 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Well Mr. Blue, a good Democrat is president. You can’t blame your problems on Bush.


4 posted on 05/09/2011 10:20:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Spktyr
The Memphis mayor said disasters such as Katrina have shown that you can't simply get the word out by issuing warnings on TV

TV warnings are just fine. The problem is that people are stupid. There's that old joke about God sending a boat and a helicopter to a guy who was clueless why he drowned.

A few years ago, I watched the sky, listened to the warnings, and watched the water level. When it was time, we got out. Others were clueless and to this day don't understand how I knew to get out. Idiots.

5 posted on 05/09/2011 10:28:54 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Spktyr
Have they started blaming Bush yet? They were blaming him before Katrina had even reached land.
6 posted on 05/09/2011 10:29:25 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (RINO's are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in defeating Marxists.)
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To: bgill

What’s really funny is that this guy is literally watching the water slowly inundate his house after swallowing three neighboring houses - and he’s waiting for someone to come give him a freebie before he’ll leave. How about he, you know, just leaves?


7 posted on 05/09/2011 10:30:24 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

No - after all, what can they say? Obama hates black people? :P


8 posted on 05/09/2011 10:30:56 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Come on, there’s priorities. Now he can tell all the kin folk he got on the tee vee!


9 posted on 05/09/2011 10:41:59 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Spktyr
"I just want a new life and relocation," Blue said. "I would like the elected officials to come down here to see this with their own eyes and see what we're going through."

It's nice to see bad things happen to bad people once and a while. I read this guys story twice because I could not believe someone would say that. What a POS. And it isn't even his house, he is freeloading off his mom at age 39. I wonder what this dope would do if something really bad happened.

11 posted on 05/09/2011 10:59:32 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: bgill; AlexW
" listened to the warnings"

I once lived 100yards from the Mississippi levee and have seen that creek rise pretty good, once.

Heard an interesting factoid on the Weather Channel. The river was at 48 ft. above flood stage in Memphis. That means that every river or creek in the vicinity and hundreds of miles downstream that empties into the Mississippi in the next few days will be backed up to at least that elevation upstream.

Anyone who lives in a valley or holler or next to a bayou or creek should be able to check their elevation relative to the Mississippi.

If they open the Morganza spillway to flood the Atchafalaya Swamp, that whole basin to Morgan City and Houma will be flooded.

This is a big one. The Bonnet Carre Spillway just north of New Orleans has already been opened to divert the river into Lake Pontchartrain.

yitbos

12 posted on 05/09/2011 11:30:15 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bgill
that stupidity has a name...Its called normalcy bias..Seems to be prevalent among Democrats and elitists as well as just plain dumb-asses....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normalcy_bias

13 posted on 05/09/2011 11:30:17 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: bruinbirdman
If they open the Morganza spillway to flood the Atchafalaya Swamp, that whole basin to Morgan City and Houma will be flooded.

You know the area and you are right.
Could get very bad down here depending on how long they leave the Morganza open.

14 posted on 05/09/2011 11:45:41 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
"You know the area "

Will they be catching redfish in Baton Rouge?

What is the forcast down there? When will it arrive?

PS - I lived in River Ridge down from NO International and in Lafayette. Married a French speaking Cajun from Church Point.

yitbos

15 posted on 05/09/2011 11:53:17 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Spktyr

It may or may not be the case with these great flooding, but I wonder how many houses are built on what was at one time a no build flood plain. My son, years back found a great piece of land and when he checked it out it was designated flood plain for a near by river....people are sometimes ignorant of what they are buying...


16 posted on 05/10/2011 12:01:33 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: bruinbirdman
I live in North Lafourche parish, should be ok.
The people in Houma And Morgan City will probably have big problems. Remember back in the early 70's when water was over the roads in Houma and a lot of the outskirts of Morgan City along Hwy. 90 were flooded during a Morganza opening, this time is supposed to be worse.
People with fishing camps south and north of the Intracoastal canal are trying to get their generators and other movables out.
I also remember not being able to tell the Intracoastal canal from the marsh surrounding it. You could run with your large motor down and fish a mile in the marsh without hitting anything, was something to behold.
17 posted on 05/10/2011 12:10:16 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Spktyr

Old Man River doing what he’s been doing since the last glacier melted.


18 posted on 05/10/2011 12:29:00 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: goat granny
Nothing surprises me anymore. $50 Billion (or was it $100 Billion) went to N.O. after Katrina. I call it Guilt Money, just so they could rebuild Houses BELOW SEA LEVEL.

Don't want those poor folks having to deal with moving out of their neighborhoods you know, even if it saves their lives.

With all that money they could have relocated the entire population and built them brand new housing on higher ground. All the Government knows how to do is waste other people's money.

I loved it when they gave out $2,000 Debit cards so the Strip Clubs and Gucci could get in the action.

19 posted on 05/10/2011 12:43:50 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It seems like the government wants to keep the stupid off the Darwin Award list....Way back when, these people just died off by reason of being dumb and stupid...


20 posted on 05/10/2011 12:48:44 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
They have to keep them going, they need the Votes.

When my Father was a kid in New Jersey, he said the Union guys would pass out $5 Bills on Election Day to insure the right people got voted in.

The price has gone way up since then.

21 posted on 05/10/2011 12:53:35 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Spktyr

New Orleans’ syndrome goes north up the river.

If the Old River Structures fail and the Mississippi River diverts, New Orleans won’t have to worry about flooding for a few hundred years.


22 posted on 05/10/2011 1:10:59 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Spktyr

NOLA is already asking for money ...


23 posted on 05/10/2011 3:57:07 AM PDT by dmam2011
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To: bruinbirdman; The Cajun

Not looking to good for lower Acadiana and I’m afraid the spillways will not be able to divert enough water and that they will dynamite the levee at St. Bernard or Plaquemines.


24 posted on 05/10/2011 4:19:20 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Spktyr
"I just want a new life and relocation," Blue said. "I would like the elected officials to come down here to see this with their own eyes and see what we're going through."

Tip: don't live next to a river, deadbeat.

25 posted on 05/10/2011 4:22:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AlexW
Memphis was a fine city until the W/B ratio went from 60/40 to 40/60.

A former class mate of mine was robbed and murdered on the streets of Memphis, in broad day light in 1970, age 25. That I am aware of, his killer has never been caught.

26 posted on 05/10/2011 4:38:33 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Trump - Romney, without the Mormon baggage.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I just want a new life and relocation,” Blue said. “I would like the elected officials to come down here to see this with their own eyes and see what we’re going through.”


Floods, tornados, etc, used to be acts of God. But since we are now gods, we are responsible.


27 posted on 05/10/2011 5:09:34 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Well Mr. Blue, a good Democrat is president. You can’t blame your problems on Bush.

And this time they really are blowing the levees.

28 posted on 05/10/2011 6:09:27 AM PDT by bkepley
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