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Farrakhan wants govt sued over hurricane response (Moonbat Farrakhan Alert)
Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 15 | Reuters

Posted on 10/15/2005 6:48:02 PM PDT by indcons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan accused the federal government of "criminal neglect" for its slow response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, during a rally on Saturday marking the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Speaking to thousands of African-Americans gathered on the National Mall, he also urged minorities and the poor to work together to improve their lives.

In his speech, the highlight of the daylong event, Farrakhan asked why the government did a better job helping the citizens of Florida last year, and why so few lives were lost, when the state was hit by four major hurricanes.

"I believe that we can charge the government with criminal neglect," he said. "I firmly believe that if the people on those rooftops (in New Orleans) had blond hair and blue eyes and pale skin, something would have been done in a more timely manner. We charge America with criminal neglect," he said from the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

There has been renewed attention on race relations in recent weeks, after Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and devastated the lower Ninth Ward, which was largely populated by black and poor residents.

Farrakhan also said the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security should be sued.

"I think we need to look at a class action (law)suit on behalf of the citizens of New Orleans who have lost everything, and the government is not acting responsibly to give them back what they have lost and return them to their homes," he said.

MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT

This year's event, known as the "Millions More Movement," was a stark contrast to 1995, when only black men were invited to participate to promote black self-reliance and responsibility. On Saturday, women and other minorities were invited, attended and spoke to the crowd.

"For a few years it was good for the men to come out for themselves -- to atone -- but now we need to come together," said Jamillia Lawrence, 35, of Atlantic City.

"This march, particularly, it was for families. It just came from a need. This is what the need is, to have more unity in our families," she said, citing gang violence and black children going astray, with no structure in their families.

Farrakhan, who organized the 1995 event and has made controversial statements in the past, told the crowd that African-Americans should work together to improve their lives.

"The more we are organized, the more we can generate power to change reality. The more we unify, the more power we can generate to change reality," he said.

Farrakhan also urged other minorities and the poor to unite.

"The time has never been more ripe for a strategic relationship between the black, the brown, the Native American and the poor of this nation and the world," he said.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, a former Democratic presidential candidate who also addressed the crowd, called for a move away from violence and for millions to fight against poverty, illiteracy and the kind of suffering that befell the poor in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

"Don't imitate the violence, racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Arabism, gay bashing," he told the crowd. "We need ... millions more to build a multiracial coalition, we need not battle alone to fight poverty and greed and war."

The event appeared smaller than the Million Man March, with crowds dispersed between the U.S. Capitol steps across to the grassy Mall. A decade ago, hundreds of thousands stretched from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: farrakhan; katrina; louisfarrakhan; millionsmoremarch; moonbatalert; nationofislam
I saw Farrakhan's speech for entertainment in between the college football games. At one point, he wanted to start a ministry of defense, a ministry of agriculture, a ministry of trade, and several other "ministries" in order to "help" the "colored people" in America!!

The speaker list read like the who's who? of the moonbats - Jesse Jackson, Sheila Jackson Lee (who wants hurricanes to be named after black people so that they feel "included," Erikah Badu (she had to be almost forced off stage because she loved hogging the limelight so much), Maulana Karenga (the founder of Kwanzaa), Mallik Shabaaz (New Black Panthers Party). Shabazz repeated the charge that the Feds blew up the levees in order to committ genocide!! A laugh riot mostly.

1 posted on 10/15/2005 6:48:07 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

Have to leap over Mayor and Governor first.


2 posted on 10/15/2005 6:50:33 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: indcons

the moonbat alert is pretty much redundant when farakhan's name is already in the title. :)


3 posted on 10/15/2005 6:52:57 PM PDT by gondramB (Conservatism is a positive doctrine. Reactionaryism is a negative doctrine.)
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To: indcons
Louis Farrakhan accused the federal government of "criminal neglect"

Gee, no one saw THAT coming.

Especially from the leader of the Multi-Man March.

4 posted on 10/15/2005 6:53:08 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: golfisnr1

Ummmmm......they are Dimocrats. We know that's never going to happen.


5 posted on 10/15/2005 6:53:30 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: gondramB

Good point :)


6 posted on 10/15/2005 6:54:09 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: indcons

What he said.

7 posted on 10/15/2005 6:56:19 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you're not willing to give Harriett Miers a hearing, I don't give a damn what you think.)
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To: indcons
I believe that we can charge the government with criminal neglect," he said. "

This Idiot in all his "wisdom" does not realize that one can not sue the Government...period.
Do not get me wrong, I would like that idea, but it will never happened.

8 posted on 10/15/2005 7:01:25 PM PDT by danmar ("Reason obeys itself, and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" Thomas Paine)
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To: indcons
So he wants to start 'their' own government? Does he have someplace in mind? Money to start the government? etc. I say, if he does don't let the door hit any of them on the way out.

No one has more opportunity for advancement in this country than blacks. All they have to do is take advantage of a free education, study hard, get good grades and they'll get a scholarship to college.

I'm amused that Oprah has suddenly discovered poverty in America. How many millions has she given away to Africa?

She was born in Mississippi and, by her own admission, grew up poor, did she not consider with all her pay it forward stuff about reaching back down to Mississippi and helping some of the people there? or, is it easier to chastise the white man over the poverty?

9 posted on 10/15/2005 7:07:38 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Money to start the government?
Oh......he has thought everything out. Heexplained that the money from reparations will be used to fund the government. He also appealed for contributions to tide things over till the reparations money came in....LOL.
11 posted on 10/15/2005 7:10:04 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: indcons

Seems we have boatloads of idiots for the "Running of the Out There" contest this year.


12 posted on 10/15/2005 7:10:08 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (Politics just plain sucks.)
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To: danmar

He wanted to sue FEMA and DHS.


13 posted on 10/15/2005 7:10:37 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: danmar

This Idiot in all his "wisdom" does not realize that one can not sue the Government...period.

Ah, but one can sue the government. You just have to obtain permission first.

14 posted on 10/15/2005 7:10:56 PM PDT by Sarajevo
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To: indcons
Well, I want Louie summarily shot for being stuck on stupid, but I'm not going to get that either, am I?
15 posted on 10/15/2005 7:11:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud?)
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To: indcons
Farrakhan's message to blacks is..NOBODY CARES about you because you are BLACK.
The fact that so many consider this pathetic loser their leader is REALLY sad. What a waste of life.
16 posted on 10/15/2005 7:15:24 PM PDT by Jorge (Q)
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To: indcons

OK, I got this from Rush's website - this is real, guys. It is from an interview with David Asnan of Fox.

CALYPSO LOUIE (Farakhan): I was in a tiny village in Tepoztlan in Mexico on the 17th of September, 1985, and I had a vision-like experience climbing a mountain there on the top of which is a temple to the Mesoamerican Christ figure, Quetzalcoatl. And one of these little UFOs came over that mountain, and I was signaled from a group of persons to come, and I was beamed up into that small vehicle and carried to a larger vehicle where I heard the voice of my leader and teacher, the Honorable Elijah Mohammed saying these words to me.

In early September, the president met with his Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a war. He didn't tell me who the war was against or what not, but later in the next -- early in the next year, it came to me while I was in Ghana that this war was against Libya and Libya's leader, Moammar Khadafy. So I went there and warned him of what was about to take place, and it did take place.


17 posted on 10/15/2005 7:15:35 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: RichInOC

Beam Screwy Farrakhan back up to the mothership. Then blow it out of the sky. LOL


18 posted on 10/15/2005 7:15:45 PM PDT by conservative_brother (www.wakeupblackamerica.blogspot.com)
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To: Jorge

I was really surprised at the strident Islamic tone during a large part of the rally. It was Allahu Akbar, bismillahs, and salaam aleikums all around.


19 posted on 10/15/2005 7:18:31 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: indcons

Just emailed the puke to ask him about Nagin, Blanco and Broussard.


20 posted on 10/15/2005 7:21:30 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: indcons

Where are they all going? The mothership in the sky? How soon? Might be worth funding?


21 posted on 10/15/2005 7:25:29 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: indcons
I was really surprised at the strident Islamic tone during a large part of the rally. It was Allahu Akbar, bismillahs, and salaam aleikums all around.

Well, those who want to see blacks stay powerless and on the bottom rung of society, should love to see them chanting these Islamic mantras for losers.
These people are going nowhere.

22 posted on 10/15/2005 7:26:42 PM PDT by Jorge (Q)
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To: TonyRo76

Oh Loooouie, oh Looooouie, the Mother Ship awaits!


23 posted on 10/15/2005 7:30:03 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Money to start the government?

Money? Yes, he addressed that. He said the federal government should pay for it. After all we are descendants of people who enslaved them etc and are reaping the benefits from slavery. He also addressed reparations but I think the money for his ministries would be in addition to reparations but I could be wrong. Kind of hard to follow if you know what I mean. Fascinating speech by the way. Good entertainment value.

24 posted on 10/15/2005 7:34:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: indcons

25 posted on 10/15/2005 7:36:43 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: indcons
I was watching the MMM on C-Span a little while ago. I was wondering, does anyone know why everyone refers to each other as "brother" and "sister"?
26 posted on 10/15/2005 7:40:12 PM PDT by Nazarene (Keep on coming, I'll keep reloading!!)
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To: indcons

Sounds like the same bovine fecal matter I've heard for the last forty years. And this time it's going to work, right?


27 posted on 10/15/2005 7:44:15 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Sarajevo
Ah, but one can sue the government. You just have to obtain permission first.

First, were in the Constitution sez an individual can sue the Government.
Are you suing yourself, since the Government is periodically elected by you the voter?
Pretty dumb ass statement of Farrakhan and you if you asked me.

Furthermore, since you are so smart, would you consider to name the source told you to get a permit to sue the Federal Government?

29 posted on 10/15/2005 7:51:06 PM PDT by danmar ("Reason obeys itself, and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" Thomas Paine)
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To: plain talk

Guess he needs a history lesson: every American isn't decended from slave owners since not every ancestor lived in America during that period, but came after... and for those of us who's ancestors were here not all were slave owners. The true bigots in this country are not white.


30 posted on 10/15/2005 7:55:57 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: indcons
+=
31 posted on 10/15/2005 8:06:13 PM PDT by HHKrepublican_2 (you cant spell liberal without an L an I and an E...If the first ammendment doesnt work, use the 2nd)
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To: Boazo

LOL....great job.


32 posted on 10/15/2005 8:43:26 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: indcons
Farrakhan also said the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security should be sued.

Ahhh. So THAT'S why it was called "Millions More".

34 posted on 10/15/2005 9:47:48 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Stingy Dog

Yes, He's a Moonbat.


35 posted on 10/16/2005 10:11:14 AM PDT by HHKrepublican_2 (you cant spell liberal without an L an I and an E...If the first ammendment doesnt work, use the 2nd)
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To: indcons

I don't remember the name of the woman, but when I turned on C-Span, there was a black woman singing a spiritual. She was wearing some sort of hat which, when combined with her dreadlocks, made her look like she was wearing an uprooted tree upside down on her head! Couple that with the attendance was MAYBE 1,000 and what a non-event it was!


37 posted on 10/17/2005 6:55:43 AM PDT by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: indcons

I want to sue Louie, for wasting our prescious oxygen just so he can breathe.


38 posted on 10/17/2005 6:58:17 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: indcons

An interesting read found by another poster.
(You need to read this Farrakhan)


http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2005/10/katrina-facts-fiction-on-racism.html


39 posted on 10/19/2005 12:59:36 PM PDT by WasDougsLamb (Just my opinion.Go easy on me........)
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To: indcons

Lookin' for a handout -- not a hand.


40 posted on 10/19/2005 1:13:38 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: indcons

Like I've said previously, ever notice how Louis Farrakhan has a habit of dressing up like PeeWee Herman?


41 posted on 10/23/2005 1:43:20 AM PDT by John Frum
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