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  • President Trump Learned Lessons of Katrina

    09/02/2017 10:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    On August 29, 2005, monster Hurricane Katrina slammed into Louisiana and Mississippi. In the catastrophe that resulted, over 80% of New Orleans was flooded and 1,836 people in Louisiana and Mississippi died. The storm caused over $150 billion in damages and forced thousands of New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents to relocate, some permanently. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the population of New Orleans was 484,000, while today only 391,000 people live in the city. It forever scarred a 300-year old city that has faced a number of challenges, but none greater than Hurricane Katrina. Before the disastrous storm hit the...
  • A tale of two Hurricanes (Saturbray)

    09/02/2017 7:32:53 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/2/17 | bray
    9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. Job 2:9-10 When Texas receives hurricanes they make lemon-aid. God works in mysterious ways as we are witnessing some of the greatest Christian outreach in the Country being brought to bear in Houston. We are seeing what the Church and good old...
  • ‘Just Send Money’

    09/02/2017 7:42:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-2-17 | MOTUS
    File this under “They’re so predictable we can write the headlines for them before an event actually occurs.” While reporters spun George W. Bush as callously staying away from Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC’s Katy Turn on Monday whined about Hurricane Harvey: “[Donald Trump is] going to Texas tomorrow and there's real concern that his going there is going to have to divert, at least a little bit, some resources away from the rescue effort and toward him.” – Newsbusters I’ve come to expect so little from Deep State Media that when I heard another talking head say  “Trump is looking at...
  • Post-Harvey: Will Texas Repeat Louisiana’s 2005 Money Grab?

    08/31/2017 9:41:46 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 4 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.31.2017 | David Blackmon
    In the wake of Katrina in 2005, the Louisiana congressional delegation, led by then-Senators Mary Landrieu andDavid Vitter, swung for the fences, bringing forward an initial proposal for a massive $250 billion appropriation that included funding for things like $35 million in marketing funds for the state’s seafood industry, $8 million for alligator farms. This breathtaking money grab came after the George W. Bush Administration had worked with congressional leaders to push through $62 billion in Katrina-related recovery funding. In the end, congress rejected that proposal, but did end up appropriating more than $120 billion in Katrina-related recovery funding in...
  • Rabbit Hole Wednesday

    08/30/2017 7:26:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-30-17 | MOTUS
    Rabbit Hole Wednesday again…so soon? It’s beginning to feel like we live here.For starters we drop our jaws as ex-Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco criticizes Houston for their lack of an adequate evacuation plan:   “You have to have a coordinated effort so that people have confidence in Government getting them out of harm’s way, in a sensible way.” I guess in her mind the evacuation of New Orleans after Katrina went smoothly.I’ve got a plan! Everyone to the Superdome! Former Governor Kathleen Blanco says she’s curious to why Houston never developed an evacuation plan like Louisiana had in 2005.“We developed...
  • [FLASHBACK] McKinney: DoD shot 5,000 prisoners during Katrina

    08/29/2017 7:11:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 1, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    It wouldn’t be an election cycle without Cynthia McKinney’s lunacy, and fortunately she hasn’t shied away from providing it. Here, we watch as the Green Party’s endorsed presidential candidate accuses National Guard soldiers of committing 5,000 murders of prisoners in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: If you think that this is the kind of insanity one normally hears from Alex Jones, well … you’d be right. The conspiracy theorists on the Left and the Right tend to embrace each other at a certain point, just south of rationality. For these people, little points like evidence and common sense provide no...
  • Looters take advantage of New Orleans Mess (What you will not read this week)

    08/26/2017 2:52:18 PM PDT · by UB355 · 28 replies
    NBC news ^ | 8/3/2005 | AP/.NBC
    NEW ORLEANS — With much of the city flooded by Hurricane Katrina, looters floated garbage cans filled with clothing and jewelry down the street in a dash to grab what they could. In some cases, looting on Tuesday took place in full view of police and National Guard troops. At a Walgreen’s drug store in the French Quarter, people were running out with grocery baskets and coolers full of soft drinks, chips and diapers. When police finally showed up, a young boy stood in the door screaming, “86! 86!” — the radio code for police — and the crowd scattered.
  • TWITTER: DFU Polimerick -- Looter Man Is Ready for Harvey

    08/26/2017 8:38:47 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    dfu via Twitter ^ | 8-26-17 | DFU
  • How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

    08/03/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 2, 2017 | Max Holleran
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans there was a brief moment of shocked compassion before racial anxieties flooded the Internet. Victims of the disaster were quickly recast as looters, criminals, and layabouts. They were government “dependents” seeking even more entitlements now that they were bona fide survivors. Some of these hideous opinions drew on the physical “evidence” of the bad character of hurricane survivors: their size. The mostly black bodies crowding the Superdome, getting on rafts, and being carried away by helicopters, were too large for online critics. Obesity, while common in the US and over-represented in the South, was...
  • 'Katrina girl' goes to JROTC ball with pararescueman who saved her

    03/21/2017 4:14:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/19/17 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    You might remember the "Katrina girl" photo, of the little girl with a broad smile, who's hugging the Air Force pararescueman who plucked her family from a rooftop in Hurricane Katrina-flooded New Orleans.The pararescueman, Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, went on a search for the girl in the photo 10 years later. He ultimately found LeShay Brown, then 13 and living in Waveland, Miss., in Sept. 2015. The two have remained close, and as WLOX reported, LeShay took Maroney to her JROTC ball in Mississippi on Saturday.
  • Ex-NY State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith Gets Seven Years (Gregory Meeks associate)

    07/02/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Former New York Senator Malcolm Smith was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and related offenses. He was convicted in February. A former majority leader in the New York Senate, Smith was defeated for re-election in 2014. Smith is the latest associate of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) headed to jail. Formal investigations of several New York politicians began in 2010 after the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) exposed corruption through stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News. The first story, in the New York Post of January 31,...
  • American Greed on CNBC - Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown (hurricane Katrina)

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/16
    Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown Season 10 Episode 111 Aired 03-31-2016 tv-pg Disgraced former mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large.
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Flashback: Obama ripped Bush's 'unconscionable ineptitude' during Hurricane Katrina

    08/19/2016 8:24:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama, under fire for golfing on posh Martha's Vineyard during a week of anguished cries for help from flooded Louisiana, ripped former President Bush 11 years ago when the Republican was seen as slow to react to Hurricane Katrina's crash into New Orleans. Obama, who had just returned from New Orleans, preached on the Senate floor about Bush's poor reaction to similar cries for help during Katrina.
  • Nets Compare Louisiana Flood to Katrina But Ignore Obama Vacation

    08/18/2016 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS presented several reports on the “massive” and “historic” flooding devastating Louisiana, even comparing storm damage to that suffered during Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. However, the one thing missing from the coverage was a single mention of the President of the United States, Barack Obama. On Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: “Now to the flooding disaster still impacting tens of thousands of people in the south. That massive tropical system that devastated Louisiana is now bringing new flash flood watches to Texas. This...
  • Obama gets update on deadly Louisiana floods, heads back to golf course

    08/17/2016 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery. But there were no changes in travel plans announced for the president, who is scheduled to stay on the island until Sunday.
  • Spilling the Beans on Katrina Pierson

    03/27/2016 6:42:57 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 129 replies
    Befuddled By The Clowns ^ | 3/27/16 | Pamela Engstrom
    Facebook What do you do when you are snubbed by Ted Cruz? You go work for the anti-Cruz and attempt to ruin him and his wife evidently. Katrina Pierson has proven she will stop at nothing to get herself into the spotlight. Where once I thought she was a smart, sassy woman who had pulled herself up by her bootstraps, I now pity the bizarre, plastic caricature she has become. This is not the Katrina Pierson I knew. -snip- Though much ado has been made about the affair rumor being cooked up by Marco Rubio's folks, I would suggest...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • Katrina Pierson's Fashion Necklace

    12/30/2015 3:48:15 AM PST · by wbarmy · 18 replies
    Newsmax, ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Todd Beamon
    A writer for The Washington Post Tuesday backed CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto's asking Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson about a necklace made of bullets after an interview about the Republican front-runner's attacks on former President Bill Clinton.
  • Jeb Bush’s Claim That Blacks Want ‘Free Stuff’ for Votes Insults Our Dignity and History of Struggle

    09/30/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Root ^ | September 29, 2015 | Pofessor Peniel E. Joseph, founding director, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
    Jeb Bush’s recent comments in South Carolina about Democrats getting black people to vote for them by promising them “free stuff” during election season is a powerful reminder that a leading Republican presidential candidate is woefully ignorant about contemporary race relations and the history that’s shaped the racial-justice struggle. Ironically, the former governor of Florida’s statement echoed Mitt Romney’s infamous remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who longed for government handouts, said while discussing minority-voter outreach and the Republican Party. During an interview with Fox News Sunday, Bush doubled down on his comments. “We need to make our case...