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  • Honore: U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner

    01/16/2010 11:53:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies · 1,416+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/16/2010 | Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- The retired general who took charge of relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina said Thursday that the U.S. military should have arrived in earthquake-devastated Haiti 24 hours earlier. "The good Samaritans who moved early on the first day are to be applauded. They made a difference," said Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, a CNN contributor. "What we've got to do now is get the heavy equipment in. I thought the U.S. military could have been there a day earlier. They're on the ground now, and they have a brigade en route, and that's going to...
  • U.S. Military Expected to Have Nearly 10,000 Personnel in Haiti by Monday - Video 1/14/10

    01/15/2010 5:11:22 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 633+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the plan for close to 10,000 U.S. Military Personnel to be on the ground in Haiti, or on ships just offshore by Monday. The speed with which everything can be put in place is being hampered there by the fact that the Port-Au-Prince Airport has only one usable runway, and there are so many planes needing to use it. An entire brigade of 3,500 from the 82nd Airborne is expected to be on the ground by this weekend to provide security in the devastated area. The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson should arrive on...
  • Honore: U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner

    01/15/2010 4:39:13 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 79 replies · 2,053+ views
    cnn ^ | 01/14/10 | cnn
    Washington (CNN) -- The retired general who took charge of relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina said Thursday that the U.S. military should have arrived in earthquake-devastated Haiti 24 hours earlier. "The good Samaritans who moved early on the first day are to be applauded. They made a difference," said Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, a CNN contributor. "What we've got to do now is get the heavy equipment in. I thought the U.S. military could have been there a day earlier. They're on the ground now, and they have a brigade en route, and that's going to...
  • General noted for Katrina (Russ Honore)work to be speaker here (NAACP Banquet)

    08/30/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | August 30, 2008 | John Andrew Prine
    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, the blunt-talking, cigar-chomping military leader who stepped into the political feuding that followed Hurricane Katrina and sorted matters out, will be guest speaker at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Shreveport Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. snip
  • General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

    08/29/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies · 3,084+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | August 28, 2009 | Christopher Tidmore
    In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run." The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David...
  • A fresh face on the GOP bench?

    08/29/2009 5:09:36 PM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 978+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | August 29, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    The palpable hunger for new leadership in the GOP makes most interesting the 2010 Senate run in Louisiana reportedly being mulled by Hurricane Katrina hero General Russell L. Honoré, for the seat currently held by David Vitter, seriously damaged by his name turning up in the client list of a prostitution ring in Washington DC, in 2007. One primary opponent announced yesterday, US Rep. Charlie Melancon. Shortly afterward, this intriguing post appeared in Bayoubuzz.com: The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S....
  • "All He Has To Say Is 'Stuck on Stupid', And (Senator) Vitter Is Toast."

    08/29/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Quaker · 35 replies · 1,399+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 29, 2009 | George
    Retired Lt.General Russell Honore is considering running in a primary race against Senator David Vitter (R – Louisiana).
  • General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

    08/28/2009 7:33:57 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 1,281+ views
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 08/28/09 | Christopher Tidmore
    In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run." The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David...
  • Honoré scolds La. on storms (Gen. Honore, Louisiana)

    08/26/2009 4:59:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    WBRZ ^ | 8-26-09 | CHARLES LUSSIER
    The military commander who helped bring order to New Orleans in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told people at a Baton Rouge luncheon on hurricane preparedness issues Saturday to start right away getting ready for the next potential disaster. “I often say people in south Louisiana get more excited about getting ready for football season than getting ready for hurricane season,” retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré said. He was addressing a crowd of about 100 representatives of church groups and faith-based organizations at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Baton Rouge. But the cost of waiting to...
  • Honore: Ex-La. governor halted hospital reopening

    07/14/2009 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 7 replies · 872+ views
    AP ^ | 14 July 2009 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Weeks after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans and worsened the medical plight of the city's poor, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco said the publicly run Charity Hospital would not reopen, even though the military had scrubbed the building to medical-ready standards, the retired Army general who oversaw the work said. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore said Blanco told him in late September 2005 the 20-story building that served the region's poor residents would not reopen. "'Ma'am, we got the hospital clean, my people report ... if you want to use it,'"...
  • Ex-La. governor (MeeMaw Blanco) halted hospital reopening (Katrina news)

    07/14/2009 6:45:04 PM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 782+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2009 | Cain Burdeau
    Weeks after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans and worsened the medical plight of the city's poor, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco said the publicly run Charity Hospital would not reopen, even though the military had scrubbed the building to medical-ready standards, the retired Army general who oversaw the work said. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore said Blanco told him in late September 2005 the 20-story building that served the region's poor residents would not reopen. "'Ma'am, we got the hospital clean, my people report ... if you want to use it,'" Honore recalled telling Blanco....
  • Feelin' Groovy

    06/04/2009 1:08:46 PM PDT · by joeystoy · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Give 'n Go ^ | 6-4-2009 | J. Martini
    In his landmark book, Future Shock, Alvin Toffler postulated that it was not the nature of change that would cause the downfall of modern civilization, but the speed of change. Poor Alvin. How could he have envisioned the world we inhabit today? On the surface, the pace of modern life is accelerating exponentially. There's never enough time. We're always rushing. A short delay in the daily sprint causes road rage, high blood pressure and hemorrhoids. Poor, poor us. So it was with a combination of curiosity and skepticism that I picked up "In Praise of Slowness" by Carl Honoré. The...
  • THE LESSON OF KATRINA

    08/29/2006 8:27:05 AM PDT · by shortstop · 40 replies · 1,162+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/29/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    The lingering lesson of Hurricane Katrina is the great value of self-reliance and the terrible danger of dependence. It was a huge storm. Possibly the largest natural disaster ever to hit the United States. It was the storm of the century. But it taught us more about human nature than it did about the power of nature. More frightening than the storm itself, was the widespread personal failure demonstrated in its wake. It was a peek into the entitlement culture and a sad display of the unwillingness and inability of some Americans to take the slightest responsibility for themselves and...
  • Commander: Southeast La. Still in Crisis

    10/02/2005 6:30:51 AM PDT · by Jackknife · 16 replies · 540+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 10-2-05 | By DAN SEWELL
    Commander: Southeast La. Still in CrisisPORT SULPHUR, La. - The commander of the military's hurricane-relief effort saw firsthand Saturday the double punishment dealt by Katrina and then Rita to the land running southeast of New Orleans down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. "To these people, the crisis is still going on," said Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, touring Plaquemines Parish by truck and helicopter. "They haven't gotten to the recovery part yet." Parish President Benny Rousselle said about 16,000 of 28,000 residents remained displaced. The parish, a major seafood producer and home for oil refineries, took a...
  • Democrats 'Stuck on Stupid'

    09/23/2005 5:02:52 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 9 replies · 946+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Friday, Sept. 23, 2005 | David Limbaugh
    "I believe General Russel Honore's classic admonition to reporters, "Don't get stuck on stupid," was one of the best lines so far of the new millennium. Part of its enduring value is its uncanny applicability to politics these days." *snip* "Indeed, the real challenge for Democrats, politically, is whether they'll be able to unstick themselves from stupid as we approach the 2008 elections – not to mention 2006. Are they capable of thinking clearly again? Can they offer alternative solutions to the nation's problems, beyond carping at President Bush – who won't be running – and tearing down Republican ideas?...
  • Reluctant Hero of Katrina Recovery Aims to Keep Focus on Mission

    09/22/2005 6:25:01 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 8 replies · 693+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 9/20/2005 | Jeff Duncan
    Lt. Gen. Russel Honore at a command post set up in New Orleans to help the region recover. (Photo by Alex Brandon)  Reluctant Hero of Katrina Recovery Aims to Keep Focus on Mission BY JEFF DUNCAN NEW ORLEANS -- As he strides through the rubble that once was this city's downtown, the sturdy caramel-skinned man with the aviator sunglasses and the black beret brandishing three shiny silver stars is the focus of all eyes. Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, the commanding general of Joint Task Force Katrina, is on the scene -- and everybody knows it. Police officers, relief workers...
  • Lieutenant General Honore - Knows How To Handle The Press

    09/21/2005 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 11 replies · 887+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | September 21, 2005 | John Kuethe
    This morning I was listening to the Laura Ingraham Show and heard her play clips of Lieutenant General Honore addressing reporters about New Orleans evacuation plan for Hurricane Rita. I agree with her assessment that this is the type of no-nonsense, take control person who should be handling press conferences regarding the war in Iraq. Here is an excerpt: "You're asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don't confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get...
  • News Conference on Hurricane Rita: Lt. Gen. Honore: 'Don't get stuck on stupid, reporter.' (audio)

    09/20/2005 11:20:01 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 51 replies · 2,798+ views
    Radio Blogger ^ | 9.20.05
    Impromptu press briefing
  • GENERAL HONORE QUOTES

    09/20/2005 7:03:14 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 43 replies · 2,379+ views
    Sep 20, 2005 | me
    I thought it would be a neat idea to dedicate a thread to quotes from General Honore. This guy is so cool he just cracks me up big time and I think he deserves to have a thread dedicated to his 'tell it like it is' verbiage. Please add to the list! I'll start with today's "Honore" quote.......... Don't get stuck on stupid!
  • Don't get stuck on stupid (Transcript and audio of Lt. Gen. Honore briefing reporters on Rita)

    09/20/2005 5:06:52 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 134 replies · 8,365+ views
    Press Conference ^ | 9/20/05 | Lt. Gen. Russel Honore
    Honore: And Mr. Mayor, let's go back, because I can see right now, we're setting this up as he said, he said, we said. All right? We are not going to go, by order of the mayor and the governor, and open the convention center for people to come in. There are buses there. Is that clear to you? Buses parked. There are 4,000 troops there. People come, they get on a bus, they get on a truck, they move on. Is that clear? Is that clear to the public? Female reporter: Where do they move on... Honore: That's not...
  • General: Feds Won't Enforce Evacuation

    09/11/2005 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 22 replies · 796+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 11 9:45 AM US/Eastern
    WASHINGTON The commander of active duty troops involved in hurricane relief efforts said Sunday his soldiers will not enforce New Orleans' order for residents to evacuate the flooded city. Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore said military units are continuing to provide food and water and other aid despite the order, which he indicated is the responsibility of state and local authorities to enforce. "Federal troops will not be involved in the direct evacuation in any way, of any one, from their home. That is a local and state law enforcement task not to include federal troops," Honore told CNN's...
  • Gen. Honore Takes Reins in Katrina Relief

    09/11/2005 1:26:47 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 721+ views
    NEW ORLEANS -- To troops, he's the "Ragin' Cajun," an affable but demanding general barking orders to resuscitate a drowning city. To his country, he's an icon of leadership in a land hungry for a leader after a hurricane exposed the nation's vulnerability to disasters. With a can-do attitude and a cigar in hand, Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore arrived after Hurricane Katrina and directed troops to point weapons down in respect for a stunned and stranded population lacking food, electricity and safety. Each morning, Honore (pronounced AHN'-ur-ay) boards a Blackhawk helicopter at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, 100 miles north...
  • We are not stuck on Stupid!(Lt Gen Honore')

    09/10/2005 5:49:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 91 replies · 6,298+ views
    cnn ^ | 09 Sep 05 | Not listed
    I must say, that if there is a hero in all this mess, it is the 1st Army Commander----cigar chomping and cussing----LTG Honore' His press conference this week was a lesson learned of how officials (who have a spine) should deal with the media.
  • Media barred in death zone (Honore speaks)

    09/10/2005 7:32:40 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 116 replies · 3,239+ views
    The Age ^ | 9-11-05
    THE US military is to bar journalists and photographers from documenting the recovery of bodies left on the streets of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina. Lieutenant-General Russel Honore, the commander of the relief operation, said on Friday that while the military had allowed reporters covering the catastrophe free rein, it was now slamming the door shut out of respect for the possibly thousands of victims and their families. "We've had total access to everything we've done — the good, the bad and the ugly — but that operation (the recovery of corpses) will be conducted with dignity and respect for...
  • A native son takes charge in Gulf Coast (Lt. Gen. Russel Honore)

    09/09/2005 11:53:22 AM PDT · by traumer · 23 replies · 914+ views
    IN COMMAND: Lt. Gen. Russel Honore has emerged as the strongest leader in the Gulf Coast's massive relief effort following hurricane Katrina. A native son takes charge in Gulf Coast Bluff general invigorates hurricane relief effort. CAMP SHELBY, MISS. – He's known for his searing one-liners; a relentless schedule that allows only two hours of sleep a night; and a growly, commanding presence. He's also in charge of the military's response to hurricane Katrina. If that superstorm now rivals the 9/11 terror attacks on the scale of national disasters, then First Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré has emerged as the...
  • New Orleans' sudden return to order

    09/06/2005 9:50:31 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 42 replies · 2,103+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 07, 2005 edition | Patrik Jonsson
    After a week of lawlessness in the city, National Guard and police arrive in force, outnumbering remaining residents 10 to 1. NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't exactly the cavalry that finally arrived. But for stranded French Quarter resident Joe Campiere, it was close enough. After seven lawless days and nights following hurricane Katrina's punch to the nation's Gulf Coast, a time when exclusive Rue Dauphin in the French Quarter turned into an outlaw camp, Mr. Campiere called 911 - and finally got through. Soon after, three Texas lawmen rode down Rue Dauphin on horseback to inspect a reported break-in, a...
  • Red tape keeping Samaritans from New Orleans (Honore angrily put this issue to rest)

    09/06/2005 4:45:37 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 19 replies · 1,012+ views
    From combined dispatches ^ | September 6, 2005 | From combined dispatches
    Hundreds of would-be rescuers are wending their way to the Gulf Coast in buses, vans and trailers. But critics say government red tape has hampered many who are trying to help Hurricane Katrina's victims. Long lines of volunteers are reportedly being stopped on freeways on their way into New Orleans. "The military was worried about having more people in the city. They want to limit it to the professionals," said Kevin Southerland, a California firefighter whose rescue team was sent to New Orleans at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Aaron Broussard, president of Louisiana's Jefferson Parish,...
  • 'John Wayne dude' general blasts Katrina complaints as 'B.S.

    09/05/2005 8:48:54 PM PDT · by veronica · 101 replies · 3,934+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Sep 5, 2005
    Lieutenant General Russel Honore lived up to his 'John Wayne dude' nickname, blasting complaints that red tape or poor security were snarling relief efforts as "B.S." The fiery general, in charge of the military component of the mission, lost his rag during a press conference after President George W. Bush's visit to rescue coordinators here. "That's B.S. It's B.S.," Honore raged. "I can tell you that is B.S. We have got 300 helicopters and some of the finest EMS workers in the world down there. "There is no red tape ... there are isolated incidents that people take to paint...
  • LT. GENERAL RUSSEL "RAGIN CAJUN" HONORE TAKES THE PRESS TO THE WOODSHED

    09/05/2005 8:31:13 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 139 replies · 10,253+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 09/05/2005 | marblehead17
    "That's B.S. It's B.S.," Honore raged. See the links to the story and the video of the press conference.
  • Video of Excellent Honore' Press Conf. (That's 'B.S')3:23

    09/05/2005 2:35:28 PM PDT · by RDTF · 59 replies · 4,149+ views
    CNN.com ^ | September 5 | Cnn.com
    If you missed it earlier they have the entire thing posted on the front page
  • Honore focused on evacuee relief ["The storm had a vote here."]

    09/05/2005 2:08:30 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 42 replies · 2,849+ views
    CNN Video ^ | 9/5/05
    Lt. Gen. Russel Honore says his task force is going to focus on recovery and relief efforts and getting the job done. "We have approximately 30,000 National Guard troops on the ground with more on the way and approximately 10,000 active component troops."
  • Lt. Gen. Honore a 'John Wayne dude'

    09/03/2005 9:04:58 AM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 50 replies · 3,891+ views
    CNN ^ | Septmber 3, 2005 | Staff
    (CNN) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin calls Lt. Gen. Russel Honore a "John Wayne dude" who can "get some stuff done." "He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving," Nagin said in an interview Thursday night with a local radio station. (See the Nagin video where he demands feds 'get off their asses' -- 12:09 ) The three-star general directed the deployment of an estimated 1,000 National Guard troops from a New Orleans street corner Friday, making it clear that it was a humanitarian relief operation. (Watch the convoy slog through floodwaters --...
  • ‘One John Wayne dude’ tackles relief efforts - Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré (mayor Nagin term for him)

    09/04/2005 1:13:53 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 135 replies · 5,259+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 4, 2005 | Stars and Stripes
    The man in charge of coordinating the military’s hurricane response is a Louisiana native with previous experience in flood disasters who already has received high marks from one state official for his efforts. Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, the man in charge of U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force Katrina, is a former 2nd Infantry Division commander. Honoré, from Lakeland, La., led 2nd ID in South Korea from October 2000 until July 2002. During that time he dealt with monsoon-season flooding on many Area I installations and oversaw flood prevention measures put in place following a disastrous 1998 flood that...
  • General roars into action in New Orleans

    09/04/2005 9:09:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 93 replies · 2,682+ views
    AP ^ | 9/4/5
    ATLANTA - When the cavalry finally arrived in New Orleans to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, a cigar-chomping three-star general led the way. That was Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, commander of the 1st Army, based at Fort Gillem in Atlanta. Normally he oversees training for all deploying troops on the East Coast. For the time being, the Louisiana native is the man in charge on the front line in New Orleans. He is also coordinating military relief efforts for all storm-ravaged areas along the Gulf Coast. Honore is winning over even some of the government's harshest critics, including New...