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  • Ray Nagin - "Good and Hard"

    05/26/2006 9:21:17 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 80 replies · 2,261+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 26 May 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I’ll be brief this time about Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans. Due to stupidity and incompetence, he did not carry out the evacuation plan for his city. As a result, more than a thousand of his constituents died, and tens of thousands suffered personal disaster, and had to be rescued by the Coast Guard and the National Guard. There was an established evacuation plan for Southern Louisiana, dated 1 January, 2004. Local and national media were incompetent in not reporting this plan and its details. The salient point was that the mandatory evacuation had to be called early, to...
  • Kathleen Blanco: Beyond Gross Public Dumb

    09/20/2005 11:35:05 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 113 replies · 6,298+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 24 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The US military has categories of stupidity. The highest is “gross public dumb.” But a higher category is needed for moments like the “bus interview” by Louisiana Governor Blanco. It is spectacularly stupid. You’ve got to see this to believe it. Interview of Governor Blanco by John Hill of Louisiana Gannett News, 19 September, 2005 “GANNETT: In hindsight, what would you have done differently in the first response? “BLANCO: Well, I would have placed less confidence in a structure elsewhere (the Federal Emergency Management Association) and depended more on ourselves. As an example, when buses were not delivered in a...
  • The AP: Never Have So Few Kept So Many in the Dark for So Long

    09/17/2005 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 73 replies · 4,168+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 17 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    With the all-but-corporate death of the UPI, the AP is the main American source for news in the United States. Associated Press articles are mindlessly quoted by newspapers across the nation. Many local radio and TV stations rip and read either directly from the AP, or indirectly from local newspapers which use the AP. Therefore, it’s reprehensible that the AP, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit, has not found out that there WAS an Evacuation Plan for New Orleans and southern Louisiana which was not followed. The Plan is on the Internet and available to anyone who can push a...
  • Why Didn't Louisiana Follow its Required Emergency Plan?

    09/04/2005 3:48:32 PM PDT · by Sonar5 · 312 replies · 36,265+ views
    Self | September 4, 2005 | Joseph Ranos
    1) Why Didn't Louisiana Follow it's Emergency Plan? Why isn't anyone talking about this? 2) Why hasn't anyone mentioned that a Pre-Requisite for a Federal Response BY LAW is that State Law is Executed and the Emergency Plan is Executed FIRST? 3) Why did the Governor abandon the City of New Orleans for the Safety of Baton Rouge, before the Plan was Executed? 4) Why, when the federal Government was acting in accordance with the Stafford Act, did the State of Louisiana, by its Governors acts, delay making requests when being told this storm was going to hit? 5) Why...
  • Mayor Nagin: 10,000 Counts of Manslaughter

    09/08/2005 11:35:48 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 134 replies · 4,313+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said in an obscenity-laced tirade on WWL radio last Thursday that the federal government should have sent “Greyhound buses” to evacuate his city. He said school buses were inadequate because they lack bathrooms. There was an Evacuation Plan, written in 2000 and updated since. It states that New Orleans should be evacuated at the Mayor’s order. He should declare that “48 hours in advance.” It also states he should use “public buses” including transit and school buses. One of the duties of any Mayor of New Orleans is to know his obligations under this Plan,...