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  • Military Photo of the Day

    01/06/2014 6:34:29 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 6 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 6 Jan 2014 | MILPOD
    Cpl. Barrett Helzer from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, kneels in front of Canadian soldier Pvt. Alexandre Douville as he fires an 84mm high explosive anti-tank round from a Carl Gustav recoiless rifle. June 2013.U.S. Marine Corps Photo.
  • Obama visit to New Orleans stirs up strife

    10/14/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 65 replies · 2,716+ views ^ | October 14, 2009 | James Gill
    In Norway they may think that President Barack Obama has a great knack for peace, but around here his forte seems to be stirring up strife. New Orleans is mad because Obama's visit tomorrow will be little more than a whistlestop. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is mad because New Orleans gets all the attention, such as it is, while the lingering effects of Katrina over there are ignored. And from southwest Louisiana comes the cry, "What about Rita, Gustav and Ike? The president really needs to take a look at Cameron Parish." Obama is also being denounced for an apparent...
  • FEMA pins blame on Louisiana gluttony. MREs ran out too fast in Gustav

    01/17/2009 1:24:05 PM PST · by BBell · 71 replies · 1,586+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 17, 2009 | Robert Travis Scott
    BATON ROUGE -- Nearly five months after Hurricane Gustav, the public relations battle between Gov. Bobby Jindal and FEMA continues over who was to blame for the exasperating depletion of emergency food and water supplies soon after the storm. At stake is a clear understanding of how to prepare for disasters. FEMA's argument, contained in a retort to comments made by Jindal last week, is that basically the responsibility for the problem lies with the storm victims of Louisiana, who gobbled up food and water at an "extraordinary" rate after Gustav swept through. The federal agency said it worked closely...
  • Gas Pipeline To Atlanta Running At 100 Percent Capacity [Colonial; 1-2 wks till supplies normal]

    09/30/2008 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 22 replies · 754+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | September 30, 2008 | unknown
    ATLANTA -- The pipeline that brings gas to Atlanta from the Gulf Coast is back to 100 percent capacity, Energy Department officials said Tuesday. In addition, 13 of the 15 refineries knocked off line by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav are up and running again. The bad news for metro Atlanta drivers is that even with the Colonial Pipeline running at full steam it will be one to two weeks before supplies across metro Atlanta return to normal. Motorists are rising before dawn so they can be at filling stations when the delivery truck arrives. Some are skipping work or telecommuting....
  • Schooled in Disaster

    09/30/2008 9:39:09 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 173+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 30, 2008 | Lance Nation
    Schooled In Disaster by: Lance Nation, September 30, 2008 In the recent Senate Hearing, the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs attempted to establish whether the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina were effectively implemented along the gulf coast when Hurricane Gustav and Ike hit Louisiana and Texas this past summer. “I have some good news about the federal response,” stated Houston’s Mayor Bill White in his opening testimony. “President Bush, Secretary Chertoff, Administrator Paulison, and the most senior members of [the Federal Emergency Management Administration] and the Corps of...
  • Hurricane Ike destroys 49 oil platforms in Gulf

    09/19/2008 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 586+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 19, 2008 | H. Josef Hebert (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least 49 offshore oil platforms, all with production of less than 1,000 barrels a day, were destroyed by Hurricane Ike as it raced across the Gulf of Mexico, and some may not be rebuilt, the Interior Department said Thursday. It said in the latest hurricane damage assessment that the platforms altogether accounted for 13,000 barrels of oil and 84 million cubic feet of natural gas a day. There are more than 3,800 production platforms in the Gulf producing 1.3 million barrels of oil and 7 billion cubic feet of gas each day. Most remain shut down.
  • Katrina and Gustav-A Grandmother's Moral of Both Storms

    09/18/2008 8:11:46 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 202+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 9/18/08 | Pat Fish
    In 2005 I began the laborious process of documenting Hurricane Katrina, its effect, the pathetic situation in New Orleans, levees that broke even though endless money had been thrown at the problem, school buses left to ruin in the flood waters, poor people herded into the SuperDome and the lying media who desperately wanted riots and disorder which never really came although they reported it. President Bush was blamed for Katrina only a)Presidents, save possibly future President Obama the Messiah, cannot stop hurricanes, and b)this sort of thing is a local job with the feds expected to come in much...
  • Palin Wows Indians at Convention; Jindal’s Stock Soars

    09/11/2008 11:34:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 517+ views
    India-West ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | RICHARD SPRINGER
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tore through the Republican National Convention like a lead sled in the Iditarod dogsled race, while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who chose to forgo a scheduled convention speech by staying away to deal with Hurricane Gustav, catapulted to the top tier as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016. Indian American Republicans who attended the convention Sept. 1-4 unanimously raved to India-West about Senator John McCain’s vice presidential choice and Palin’s stiletto-like jibes at Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama in her acceptance speech. “She sent a vibrant message to Middle America that she connects...
  • Cuban Dissidents Ask Bush to Aid [Their Hurricane-Stricken Country]

    09/08/2008 9:07:24 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 23 replies · 245+ views
    (English-language translation) HAVANA (AP) - Cuban dissidents sent U.S. President George Bush a letter asking him to temporarily suspend some of the sanctions against the island so aid may be sent following hurricane Gustav. "We ask you that, at least for two months, you lift the restrictions of the embargo that concern the relations between the exiled Cubans and those who live in the island," read a letter signed by Martha Beatriz Roque and Vladimiro Roca on behalf of a small group called Agenda for the Transition. The dissidents asked for permission to send money and packages and for Cuban-Americans...
  • Jindal takes full command in crisis (JindalWatch® Alert)

    09/07/2008 4:09:59 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies · 326+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | September 7, 2008 | Robert Travis Scott
    BATON ROUGE -- At 2 a.m. Aug. 31, with Hurricane Gustav a day away from landfall, Gov. Bobby Jindal called a meeting of the state's high-level emergency command group to face another crisis in the massive evacuation of southern Louisiana. Hearing the news that Gustav was a potential monster storm, several hospitals in the New Orleans area had decided Saturday to evacuate rather than ride out the tempest, and suddenly ambulances with critical-care patients were lining up at Lakefront Airport awaiting airlift for the community's most helpless people. But there weren't nearly enough planes. Jindal knew the storm's initial high...
  • New Orleans - Nagin worries residents could stay if Hurricane Ike threatens

    09/06/2008 5:17:56 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 381+ views (excerpt) ^ | September 6, 2008 | Becky Bohrer
    Excerpt - Even as residents who fled the city ahead of Hurricane Gustav continued to return, Mayor Ray Nagin said Saturday that it appeared the city would need to start worrying about Hurricane Ike. Hurricane Ike grew to Category 4 strength Saturday and could head into the Gulf of Mexico by early next week, putting residents along the Gulf Coast on alert less than a week after Gustav made landfall in south Louisiana. Nagin told reporters he's worried about fast-moving Ike and about the wherewithal of residents who one week ago began leaving ahead of Gustav. Reactions of residents who've...
  • Gustav, God, and Michael Moore: Validations of a Criminal Profile

    09/06/2008 4:05:29 PM PDT · by The Conscience of Kansas · 11 replies · 256+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas ^ | 09-06-08 | Paul A. Ibbetsn
    In the summer of 2007, I constructed a profile and analysis on Michael Moore that illuminated the sociopathic tendencies that encompass the actions of one of the most infamous documentary creators of modern times. Within the article, Michael Moore: A Criminal Profile, which was first released in the New Media Journal and then later around the world, I took careful pains to make sure that readers understood that Moore carries the tendencies of the sociopath while not accusing him of the crimes that some sociopaths actually commit. The thrust of the article was to introduce people to the moral wasteland...
  • McCain's nonparty

    09/06/2008 3:44:56 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 9 replies · 202+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain will not be elected on his oratorical skills — compared to his opponent, they are weak and flat. He may, however, win over voters with the power of his personal story. So it went in his acceptance speech. His words lit up the Xcel Center in Minneapolis, and he himself grew noticeably more enthused as he talked about his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, how he fell in love with America and became a more humble man while held in Hanoi. The Republican National Convention started out as a bust, with a...
  • Publicly assisted evacuees in Jefferson begin arriving to mixed reviews - (Jindals fault)

    09/06/2008 12:11:32 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 12 replies · 128+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | 9//5/08 | Barri Bronston and Chris Kirkham
    (SNIP) "This is not Jefferson Parish's responsibility; it was dumped on us by the State of Louisiana at the last minute," said Bonano. "Obviously people at the state level were making decisions for us without even asking us. We're up to our eyeballs in issues right now trying to get these people out of here." (SNIP) "We thought that with my brother being disabled, this would be easier. But it was chaotic. Next time we'll use our own transportation." Holmes said she and 3,000 other people were housed in a vacant Sam's Club warehouse, where they slept on cots and...
  • Media bias against republican convention

    09/06/2008 11:41:50 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 9/06/08 | mainestategop
    Been away for awhile, busy at work. I wanted to point out today some observations I made about the republican convention. The news media and Katie "Koran" Couric have presented the Democratic convention in glitz and glamor with touching family scenes with Obama and his little girls and with big talk about the past 8 years being crap. (never mind that the 8 years previous with Clinton, the fact we are at war, and the rat congress are mostly to blame. Especially Clinton and the Dems. Lets not forget the RINOS.) All the Democrats are bringing up how their policies...
  • EBR Curfew Still in Effect

    09/06/2008 11:18:55 AM PDT · by clee1 · 5 replies · 219+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 9/6/08 | Advocate Staff Reporter
    The curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish is still in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff said Saturday. Although more and more people are getting power, a large percentage of people still don’t have it, LeDuff said, adding that the nighttime hours are the most dangerous.
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-06-08

    09/06/2008 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 241+ views ^ | 09-06-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 6, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Energy      In Focus: Hurricane PreparednessTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Throughout the past week, Americans anxiously watched weather conditions in the Gulf Coast region. The people of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas were well prepared for Hurricane Gustav -- and the coordination between these States and the Federal government was strong. Now, we're focusing on the relief effort. Gustav caused damage to infrastructure, forced tens of thousands into shelters, and left more than a million people without power. The Federal government is...
  • Ike looks like it could be heading towards the big easy.

    09/05/2008 11:11:54 PM PDT · by lt.america · 26 replies · 153+ views
    Ike heading towards the gulf.
  • McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences( RNC Most Watched Convention Ever)

    09/05/2008 8:27:49 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 19 replies · 328+ views ^ | Sept. 5th | David Bauder
    The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the most-watched convention on television ever, beating a standard set by the Democrats a week earlier.
  • Clips: O'Reilly & Obama together at last

    09/04/2008 4:11:19 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 36 replies · 401+ views
    ST. PAUL -- Fox News "opinionater" Bill O'Reilly finally got his man. Barack Obama appears on his show this evening at 9 p.m. after an earlier taped one-on-one session with the self-proclaimed king of pithy comments. Here is a clip of Obama and O'Reilly going to eyeball to eyeball on tonight's show which is sure to raise a lot of eyebrows among the left and the right
  • VIDEO - Former DNC comments on Hurricane Gustav: What side is the DNC on?

    09/04/2008 2:14:58 PM PDT · by proud to be an american · 5 replies · 165+ views
    No BO 2008 Campaign ^ | 4 Sept 08 | Proud to be an American
    Here is a link to the video - just made it the other day - more on the way... :) Have an awesome American Day! Click here for the video on the DNC Comments
  • GOP delights in Jindal's cool during crisis

    09/04/2008 2:07:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 253+ views
    The Times-Picayune) ^ | Thursday September 04, 2008 | Jonathan Tilove
    Even in absentia, Gov. Bobby Jindal has emerged as a star of the Republican National Convention. His in-command handling of Hurricane Gustav has become a point of pride for a party that feared another Hurricane Katrina could wreck their week in Minnesota. "Thank God for Bobby Jindal," said U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico, issuing what has become something like a salutation at the convention this week. Jindal, a first-term governor, was prominently mentioned as a potential running mate for Arizona Sen. John McCain, and before Hurricane Gustav, Jindal was slated for a prime speaking role Wednesday night. But...
  • Gustav revives question: Is New Orleans worth it?

    09/04/2008 1:28:31 PM PDT · by BGHater · 48 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Sep 2008 | Laura Jakes Jordan
    Those who love New Orleans say Hurricane Gustav is proof that the billions of dollars spent to protect the city and bring it back to life after the devastating 2005 storm season was worth it. But what if Gustav had been stronger, a category 4 instead of a 2, and hit the city directly instead of 70 miles to the west? Would it be worth the cost to rebuild New Orleans again if the storm caused widespread destruction as Katrina did? "That's a question that was there before and after (Hurricane) Katrina, and I think is going to come to...
  • Hedge funds caught out as Hurricane Gustav fails to lift oil price(Gustav destroys hedge funds)

    09/03/2008 6:53:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 314+ views
    Times of London ^ | 09/04/08 | Miles Costello
    Hedge funds caught out as Hurricane Gustav fails to lift oil price Miles Costello Several hedge funds face big financial losses after wrongly predicting that oil and gas prices would rise as a result of Hurricane Gustav slamming into the Gulf coast of the US earlier this week. As Gustav swept towards New Orleans on Monday, catastrophe experts were predicting insured losses of up to $7 billion (£3.9 billion) as offshore oil rigs faced destruction and the storm threatened energy supplies. Commodities hedge funds saw the glum prediction as an opportunity, betting heavily, using the futures market, that prices would...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-3-08

    09/03/2008 5:02:22 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 60 replies · 271+ views
    Today President Bush traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to meet with first-responders and state officials and to personally thank them for the work they’re doing in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. (Transcript) I can't thank you all enough for working as hard as you are. Looking around, I can see that some people may not have had much sleep recently. (Laughter.) The people of your state care a lot about the fact that you are working as hard as you are. And if this helps you keep going, I want to thank you, and I want to thank all the...
  • Photos of Hurricane Gustav hitting Biloxi, MS area

    09/03/2008 7:37:52 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 18 replies · 581+ views
    A friend of a friend of a friend's camera | 9/3/08
    More at slideshow here
  • Storm keeps Jindal 'star' in Louisiana (Governor addresses public safety, not convention)

    09/02/2008 11:09:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 157+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2008 | Jennifer Harper
    Stormy weather brought Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal into the full media limelight. His gaze steady in the camera, Mr. Jindal offered calm consistency and a ready, accurate array of facts about rescue efforts and public safety to an eager press as Hurricane Gustav came and went through his state. Mr. Jindal's ongoing presence in the news media in the past 72 hours provided a stark contrast to the dicey appearances of his predecessor Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, a Democrat, and former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast three years ago. Mrs....
  • CBS Poll: Public Backs GOP's Gustav Change

    09/02/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 177+ views
    CBS ^ | Sept. 2, 2008
    As Hurricane Gustav prepared to strike the Gulf Coast, the Republican Party and the McCain campaign decided to curtail most of the planned activities of the first day of their convention in St. Paul, Minn. According to a new CBS News Poll, three-quarters of Americans approve of that decision. Ten percent disapproved of the changes. Americans also approve of President Bush’s handling of the response to Gustav, according to the poll. Fifty percent of Americans who know enough to say approve of Mr. Bush, compared to 19 percent who do not. However, 31 percent of those interviewed Monday and early...
  • The Real Difference Between Gustav and Katrina

    09/02/2008 6:05:15 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 235+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/02/08 | Purple Mountains
    Katrina was the biggest natural disaster that ever hit the United States. Noone anticipated or was prepared for such damage. Besides being a smaller hurricane that did not hit New Orleans directly, Gustav was managed by a competent Republican governor who heeded the warnings and took appropriate measures to protect the city and its people. Those whose vision are not clouded by the need to "get" President Bush will remember that the incompetent mayor of the city, Ray Nagin, ignored the warnings of the Bush Administration to evacuate the city. Who can forget the pictures of the hundreds of empty...
  • Frigid reception for the GOP convention

    09/02/2008 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 23 replies · 118+ views
    ST. PAUL - The hospitality at the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center is decidedly chilly, thanks to an air conditioning system that has reporters layering jackets to ward off the Alaskan-type temperatures inside the GOP's convention hall. "We are just getting to ready to have a hockey game just as soon as you folks leave here," said Dale, an usher wearing shorts and completely unaffected by the well below comfortable temperatures in the convention hall.
  • "While McCain Raises Money For Hurricane Victims Obama Set To Jet Off For Geneva"

    09/02/2008 12:47:49 PM PDT · by austinaero · 43 replies · 402+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept 2,2008 | Reuters Blogger
    "I think it’s bad enough that Obama is campaigning and fund raising so much on foreign soil. The trip through Europe? Now an elitist-of-the-elite gathering in Switzerland? But refusing to call off, or even just delay, the event while your political colleagues are focused on what could have been another major disaster in the gulf coast region just takes the cake."
  • Canadian Forces Continue Assistance with U.S. Hurricane Response Efforts

    09/02/2008 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Clive · 20 replies · 524+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2008-09-01 | (press release)
    News ReleaseCanadian Forces Continue Assistance with U.S. Hurricane Response EffortsNR#08.008 - September 1, 2008OTTAWA - The Government of Canada, in response to a request from the United States Government, deployed additional aircraft today to Florida to assist with search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Two CC-130 Hercules aircraft deployed from 14 Wing, Greenwood, N.S. and 17 Wing, Winnipeg, to provide assistance with the next phase of hurricane relief efforts. The two planes were sent to the United States under the provisions of the Civil Assistance Plan as part of Operation UNIFY, the official designation for the...
  • New Orleans mayor: Please don't come home yet

    09/02/2008 10:52:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 235+ views | AP ^ | 9/2/08 | ROBERT TANNER and VICKI SMITH
    NEW ORLEANS — Anxious evacuees across the country clamored to come home Tuesday after Hurricane Gustav largely spared New Orleans and southern Louisiana, but were cautioned to wait for the restoration of power and other critical services knocked out by the storm.
  • Republicans for Change

    09/02/2008 9:56:36 AM PDT · by tbpiper · 2 replies · 102+ views
    9/2/08 | tbpiper
    With the recent arrival of Gustav, the governmental response has been noticeably different, and better. With Katrina, the big roadblocks were the Democrat mayor of New Orleans and the Democrat governor of Louisiana. In Mississippi and Alabama, it seems the Republican governors managed to handle the situation quite well on their own understanding that it was their duty to act first and not wait on Washington to lead.. Yes it was better because Washington altered its response protocol and Louisiana altered its gubernatorial party and got rid of a bad Democrat. Now that’s change I can believe in.
  • Gustav Reminds U.S. of Oil Vulnerabilities

    09/02/2008 9:06:20 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies · 265+ views
    Rig Zone ^ | September 02, 2008 | United Press International
    Hurricane Gustav's rampage through the Gulf of Mexico was a stark reminder that U.S. oil supplies are vulnerable to major storms, analysts said. The downgrading of Gustav's strength eased concerns about major supply disruptions, Frank Verrastro of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told The Washington Post. However, the storm shut down operations at the largest U.S. oil import terminal, the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, and interrupted flow of about 1.2 million barrels of oil a day, the Post reported. On Monday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, requested President Bush release oil supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Bush has...
  • Dick Morris: Hurricane Gustav Helps GOP

    09/02/2008 11:59:18 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 21 replies · 252+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/2/08 | Jim Meyers
    Political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax that neither Hurricane Gustav nor the pregnancy of Sarah Palin’s daughter will have a negative effect on Republican efforts as the November election draws closer.
  • CNN Larry King Live: Gustav Makes Landfall; Sarah Palin's Teenage Daughter Pregnant

    09/02/2008 5:55:54 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 22 replies · 259+ views ^ | September 1, 2008 | CNN Transcript
    THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) LARRY KING, CNN ANCHOR (voice over): Tonight, he's not gone yet. Gustav hammers away, with fierce winds and ferocious rains, almost a million people are without power. Local curfews remain in effect. But the storm's impact is wide spread. All of us will feel it. Plus, has a family secret become a public scandal? Sarah Palin's daughter unmarried, in high school, pregnant. The 17-year-old is keeping the baby. Will the GOP ticket pay a price?
  • With little damage to oil patch, prices dip

    09/02/2008 5:05:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 36 replies · 285+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 2, 2008 | BRETT CLANTON
    The oil and gas industry breathed a tentative sigh of relief Monday after preliminary reports suggested Hurricane Gustav did little damage to energy facilities both onshore and off, helping send oil prices sharply downward. Early updates from Gulf of Mexico drillers and oil and natural gas producers were "very promising," with no major damage reported, said Lars Herbst, regional director for Minerals Management Service, the Interior Department office that regulates the offshore oil and gas industry. Refiners were beginning to send crews Monday to assess facilities in Louisiana, meanwhile, and hoped to resume operations quickly. But Herbst and energy companies...
  • Cindy McCain and Laura Bush, Day One of RNC

    09/02/2008 3:43:26 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 32 replies · 370+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo news ^ | September 1,2008
    Cindy McCain (L), wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and U.S. first lady Laura Bush appear in front of a screen appealing for relief for victims of Hurricane Gustav at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
  • Sarah Palin and the narcissistic wounds of the Left

    09/02/2008 1:31:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies · 1,403+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 02, 2008 | James Lewis
    Former Democrat national chairman Don Fowler admitted to ABC News that he rejoiced at the prospect of Hurricane Gustav hitting New Orleans during the Republican National Convention. "The hurricane's going to hit New Orleans about the time they (the GOP) start. The timing is -- at least it appears now that it'll be there Monday. That just demonstrates that God's on our side. [Laughter] Everything's cool."  In customary Leftist fashion, Fowler half-way apologized when he was caught on tape. "If this offended anybody, I personally apologize," Fowler told ABC News. "It was a mistake, and it was a satirical statement...
  • The Tragedy Obama & Democrats Forgot! 3 Months W/ No Flood Relief Bill!

    09/02/2008 9:34:42 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 78+ views
    PDOP ^ | 09/02/2008 | Jarid Brown
    With the natural disasters of Hurricane Gustav and the expectations of Hurricane Hanna and possible a third hurricane, perhaps we should take time to recall a tragic disaster which this Democratic Controlled Congress has still failed to address. From April to the first weeks of June Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Indiana and states throughout the Midwest suffered through some of the worst flooding in 100 years. Iowa, in particular was especially hard hit with nearly 1/5th of the States' land being underwater in early June. Yet, despite the media attention of early June and promises of quick relief by both...
  • Obama Copycats McCain In Effort To Keep Himself From Looking Like An Ass.

    09/02/2008 8:37:41 AM PDT · by vaper69 · 7 replies · 265+ views
    Fail … As you all know McCain decided to focus on the victims of Gustav rather than the GOP convention while Obama only took a phone call on the storm, and continued to campaign. Now Obama is realizing that he has made a giant ass out of himself, and is trying to show he’s compassionate by completely copying everything McCain has already said about the victims of Gustav.
  • Another unscripted moment for the Messiah?

    09/01/2008 7:47:55 PM PDT · by scdown · 49 replies · 141+ views
    The Messiah appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 this evening, and was asked about the response to Hurricane Gustav. When asked specifically whether he thought the Bush administration had learned its lessons from Katrina, he launched into a litany of his own "accomplishments" in this area, ignoring the actual question. Did anyone else hear Him repeat the phrase, "...when I was a U.S. Senator..."?
  • A Tst for Louisiana's Young Governor

    09/01/2008 10:28:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 165+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 2 2008 | Andrew Ward
    Bobby Jindal was supposed to be one of the stars of the Republican national convention in Minnesota this week. Instead, the 37-year-old governor of Louisiana was forced to stay home to prepare for hurricane Gustav and deal with its aftermath. The storm has confronted Mr Jindal with his biggest test of leadership since becoming the first Indian-American governor of a US state last October. Successful handling of Gustav would burnish his reputation as one of the brightest young talents in US politics, while failure could dent his prospects. Mr Jindal had been considered a contender to become John McCain's vice-presidential...
  • ‘These people want to go home’

    09/02/2008 2:09:31 AM PDT · by paudio · 9 replies · 268+ views ^ | 9/2/03
    TYLER, Texas - Hurricane Gustav didn't barrel ashore as the devastating terror everyone feared, leaving some of the 2 million people who evacuated second-guessing their decision to flee. Better safe than sorry? Definitely, evacuees said. But better home than stranded elsewhere, too.
  • Help those affected by Hurricane Gustav

    09/01/2008 10:24:19 PM PDT · by BellStar · 21 replies · 216+ views
    Email ^ | Sept. 1st. 2008 | John and Cindy McCain
    Friends, Like all Americans, we are closely monitoring Hurricane Gustav and are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of the residents in the Gulf States. Cindy and I are asking our most loyal friends and supporters to join our call for action to put Country First and support our fellow Americans affected by Hurricane Gustav. Now is the time to help our fellow citizens through this tragedy and disaster. Together, we must reach out our hands, our hearts and our wallets to help the people who are under threat from this natural disaster. Several organizations have been formed to...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 09-01-08

    09/01/2008 8:39:28 PM PDT · by snugs · 37 replies · 347+ views
    The President spent today in Texas where he recived updates on the progress of Hurrican Gustav returning to the White House later in the day. First Lady Laura Bush spent the day talking to delegates at the RNC with John McCain's wife Cindy. She also did a few TV interviews as well in which she praised John McCain choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. The First Lady and First lady hopeful talked about the hurricane and efforts that are in palce to assist people affected. Pray for President Bush - Day - 2909 & McCain/Palin - Day -...
  • Biden For President? [Freudian Slip Alert!]

    09/01/2008 6:30:59 PM PDT · by melt · 29 replies · 274+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/1/08 | Aaron Bruns
    SCRANTON, PA — It’s no secret he wanted the job, but Joe Biden may let his true feelings out in a Scranton slip. Biden told the crowd at an Italian festival downtown that he wouldn’t be doing as much campaigning today as hed promised. “I will be back, I’ll be back to campaign in earnest, but today is not the moment for me to campaign,” he said. “Today is the moment for me as a United States senator running for president to put aside the national politics and focus on what’s happening down there.”
  • VIDEO: Laura Bush and Cindy McCain at RNC Convention

    09/01/2008 5:59:09 PM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 318+ views
    C-Span ^ | 9/1/08
    Before the 2008 GOP Convention adjourned for the day, First Lady Laura Bush introduced a video about Hurricane Gustav relief efforts, with statements by governors of four Gulf Coast states. She and Cindy McCain encouraged delegates to support recovery efforts.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush...August 30 and 31, 2008

    08/31/2008 9:59:16 AM PDT · by daisyscarlett · 58 replies · 926+ views
    yahoo news;;various | daisyscarlett
    On Friday evening, President and Mrs. Bush attended Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington. On Saturday, President Bush delivered his weekly radio address. The address once again focused on the economy and is reprinted in full further down.On Saturday, President Bush phoned the governors of TX, LA and MS to discuss the impending storms that are expected to strike their areas as a result of Hurricane Gustav.