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  • Get it Done

    02/11/2011 12:35:22 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Scarlett Says blog ^ | 02-11-2011 | Scarlett
    We must ask not what our government can, must, or should, do for us. We must ask what we can do for each other without having to be told, or taxed, to do.
  • Supreme Court rejects review of cockamamie global warming lawsuit brought by Katrina victims

    01/12/2011 7:21:21 AM PST · by jpl · 8 replies
    OnEarth Blog ^ | Tuesday January 11, 2010 | Emily Gertz
    The Supreme Court has put the kabosh on a lawsuit brought by Mississippi homeowners against Murphy Oil, Shell, ExxonMobil, and over two dozen other companies, charging them with contributing to the destructive force of Hurricane Katrina by creating greenhouse gas pollution. As Mark Schliefstein reports today in The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the homeowners "claimed that by emitting greenhouse gases, the companies helped cause global warming and exacerbated Katrina’s wrath." The case was decided on the nuances of the appeals process, rather than the substance of the charges. As Schliefstein writes, The Supreme Court was asked to step in after so...
  • Woman gets six months for theft of FEMA money

    01/08/2011 5:53:21 AM PST · by WVKayaker · 3 replies · 1+ views
    SunHerald ^ | 1/7/11 | ROBIN FITZGERALD
    GULFPORT -- A woman who made false claims for disaster assistance, by using the same fraudulent address in Stone County as a relative, has been sentenced to six months in prison. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Brandy N. Meadows on Thursday, and ordered her to help make restitution of $33,000 to FEMA. The judge ordered her to forfeit $26,200. Meadows faced prosecution on multiple charges but pleaded guilty in October to one count of theft of public money. She falsely claimed she was living in a mobile home on Camp Road in Wiggins when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005....
  • Prodigal kitty returns home five years after Katrina

    12/08/2010 2:28:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12-8-10 | staff and news service reports
    BILOXI, Miss. — Five years after wandering away in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, a gray and white cat named Scrub has been reunited with his Mississippi family The 7-year-old cat was brought to the shelter by a woman living 15 miles away who'd fed him as a stray the past couple of months but worried about his safety during a cold snap. The Humane Society of South Mississippi said Scrub was identified by an implanted microchip. Scrub's owner, Jennifer Noble, told The Sun Herald newspaper she was skeptical at first when she received a call from the shelter.
  • Ex-cop sentenced in Katrina shooting coverup

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Hunter stood quietly as a judge sentenced the former New Orleans Police officer Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for his role in the coverup and deadly shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. The sentence by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance was the maximum allowed and nine months more than the sentencing guidelines recommended. Vance called the police shooting on the Danziger Bridge that killed two and wounded four civilians, "sickeningly brutal." "It is hard to imagine a more profound breach of public trust than what happened here," Vance said. Hunter admitted firing at...
  • Bush was awfully thin-skinned for a president (LAUGH ALERT)

    11/10/2010 10:40:07 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 10, 2010 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    Said Kanye’s ludicrous remark was a low point of his presidency Raise your hand if you thought George W. Bush’s memoir would include revelations that Kanye West hurt his feelings and his mother showed him a fetus in a jar when he was a teenager. That’s one sensitive president, and one bizarre move by mom. Making the rounds to promote his book, Decision Points, Bush told Matt Lauer that after his mother, Barbara, had a miscarriage, she showed George the fetus in a jar. “She says to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s a fetus,’” said Bush. “There’s no question that it...
  • 'I forgive him': George W. Bush accepts Kanye West apology (also comments on Ground Zero Mosque)

    11/10/2010 10:13:22 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 7 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Former president George W. Bush has said he forgives Kanye West after the rapper admitted he 'did not have the grounds' to call him a racist during the chaos caused by Hurricane Katrina. In his book 'Decision Points', Mr Bush wrote that it was one of the lowest points in his life when the rapper told a fundraiser to benefit victims of the 2005 hurricane that 'George Bush doesn't care about black people'.
  • Blanco responds to Bush's criticisms in memoir (and lies about Hurricane Katrina)

    11/09/2010 10:49:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 68 replies · 1+ views
    WWLTV ^ | 11-9-10 | Katie Moore
    *snip* The Katrina chapter expresses Bush's clear frustration with then-Governor Kathleen Blanco, who refused to federalize the National Guard for the incident. “I did not need the federalization of the Guard because that would've taken police powers away from the National Guard. And goodness knows, we needed that,” she said. Bush said on Oprah, “I said to the governor, give me the authority to send in federal troops. By law, the president cannot send federal troops to conduct law enforcement without a declaration of insurrection." An insurrection declaration would've given the military police powers. “He didn't discuss that with me....
  • He's back! Bush has a book but no regrets

    11/09/2010 9:18:52 PM PST · by ALESSA · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2010 | By: Julie Mason
    While Bush expressed no regrets about the invasion of Iraq, his book promotion has featured significant self-recrimination about the 2005 federal response to Hurricane Katrina. He has repeatedly expressed anger and pique over rapper Kanye West's claim that Bush didn't "care about black people," calling it the worst moment of his presidency.
  • George W. Bush calls Katrina photo a ‘huge mistake’

    11/06/2010 7:31:22 AM PDT · by kingattax · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11-5-10 | Michael Calderone
    Former President George W. Bush says it was a "huge mistake" to let himself be photographed looking from Air Force One down at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bush reflected on the iconic photograph during an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer to promote his forthcoming memoir, "Decision Points." The photo was published widely and only reinforced the view that the Bush administration didn't act quickly enough or fully grasp the severity of the problems on the ground in New Orleans after the levees broke.
  • Bush rejects accusations of racism over Katrina

    11/03/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Former President George W. Bush says criticism from some, including prominent rapper Kanye West, that his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed he did not care about black people represented "an all-time low." In his memoir, "Decision Points," to be released next Tuesday, Bush writes that charges flung at him that he was a racist during the Katrina crisis "was the worst moment of my presidency." In excerpts of an interview of Bush by NBC's "Today" show, the former president was asked about West's comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The accusation arose because many blacks...
  • George W. Bush Calls Kanye’s Katrina Comment “One Of The Most Disgusting Moments In My Presidency”

    11/03/2010 7:06:03 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 65 replies
    MEDIA ITE ^ | 11/03/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    Taking a break from election results, NBC News has released a few excerpts from Matt Lauer’s wide-ranging interview with former Pres. George W. Bush as he promotes his new book. He talks about 9/11, about Donald Rumsfeld and a lot more. But he also talks about Kanye West. Yes, that Kanye West. While he’ll probably love the shout-out, his comments after Hurricane Katrina during a live telethon had a profound negative effect on Pres. Bush. Here’s the exchange: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Yes, I do. He called me a racist. MATT LAUER: Well, what he said, “George Bush doesn’t care...
  • 'Obama's Katrina' Turned Out Not To Be

    10/20/2010 7:04:21 AM PDT · by facedodge · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/20/2010 | Frank James
    NPR's Scott Horsley conjured a striking image of President Obama in his Morning Edition report on whether the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused significant and lasting political damage to the president. (Scott's report concludes it probably didn't.) Anyway, heres's how Scott's piece began: There was a time this spring and early summer when President Obama seemed like another helpless shore bird, drenched in oil, unable to fly. USA Today asked if this latest Gulf disaster was becoming "Obama's Katrina." And the New York Times drew ominous parallels to Jimmy Carter, as TV's spill-cam offered a round-the-clock...
  • Legislative auditor finds evidence of alleged payroll fraud in Aaron Broussard administration

    10/07/2010 4:55:26 PM PDT · by abb · 13 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | October 7, 2010 | Richard Rainey
    Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson may have broken state payroll laws by giving $45,000 in excess pay to Broussard's wife and hiring two politically connected individuals as paralegals who had no qualifications, according to a report released by the state Legislative Auditor. The report also said that an insurance agency owned by Tim Whitmer, Broussard's former top aide, received commissions from the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court, adding to the list of public entities and parish contractors that hired Whitmer's firm for insurance purposes. The report follows a nearly year-long saga of federal...
  • Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston

    09/25/2010 12:58:22 PM PDT · by JohnD9207 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/25/2010 | Ed Barnes
    When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking wasn’t enough. They wanted to do more. So when the 2008 election came around, “about 50” of her friends volunteered to work at Houston’s polling places. “What we saw shocked us,” she said. “There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help. It was fraud, and we watched like deer in the headlights.” Their shared experience, she says, created “True the Vote,” a citizen-based grassroots organization that began collecting publicly available voting data to...
  • Rethinking George Bush?

    09/16/2010 5:06:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 137 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 16, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Former President George W. Bush left office with the lowest approval ratings since Richard Nixon. In reaction, for nearly two years President Barack Obama won easy applause by prefacing almost every speech on his economic policies with a "Bush did it" put-down. But suddenly Bush seems OK. Last week, the president did the unthinkable: He praised Bush for his past efforts to reach out to Muslims. Vice President Joe Biden went further and blurted out, "Mr. Bush deserves a lot of credit." Biden topped that off with, "Mr. President, thank you." Even liberal pundits have now called on Bush to...
  • Five Years Later: Remembering The Gaza-Katrina Expulsions

    08/31/2010 4:29:08 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 3 replies
    Five years ago August 16th-22nd of 2005, television screens all across America and thworld, were filled with the horrible images of thousands of Israelis forcibly uprooted and expelled from their homes and land in Gaza and northern Samaria.In part because of Ariel Sharon's betrayal of the principles of his own Likud Party, but mainly due to American pressure on Israel under the infamous "Roadmap".Seven days to the day later, on August 29th 2005, tens of thousands of Americans were forcibly uprooted and expelled from their homes and land by an act of God called "Katrina"."Mother nature" does not exist.God is boss...
  • A Blogger's Diary of Katrina

    08/31/2010 8:56:59 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 1 replies
    The FishKatrina Blog ^ | 8/31/10 | Pat Fish
    First Entry-Introduction Letter to Granddaughter about Kaitlyn-9/6/2005 9/8/05-Folk Wisdom from the Storm; New Lyrics to the Battle of New Orleans 9/9/05-All Katrina Gossip-Sean Penn/Michael Jackson 9/12/05-Debit Cards/Hillary's Katrina Commission 9/14/05-Email from FEMA 9/15/05-Ophelia 9/16/05-More Sean Penn 9/20/05-Katrina Kills Natalee Holloway 9/22/05-What Will Become of New Orleans? 9/27/05-Rita!!! 10/18/05-The TRUTH About the Convention Center 10/25/05-Ray Nagin All Atwitter 11/1/05-WILMA/Katrina and Pets 11/15/10-Katrina evacuees murder Good Samaritan12/6/05-Katrina Changes Political Climate in Louisiana 1/7/06-Myths of the Hurricane Katrina now shattered 1/18/07-Major Crime Wave in New Orleans 9/17/07-Two Years AFTER Katrina...Still Not So Much 11/5/07-After Katrina Louisians Elects REPUBLICAN Governor! 9/18/08-Gustav and dig...
  • Haley Barbour Is One of the Heroes of Katrina

    08/31/2010 3:47:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-31-10 | Ellen Ratner
    As one of the almost million volunteers who went to help after Hurricane Katrina (about one out of every 230 adults in the United States) I have seen the devastation and recovery first hand. At first it seemed totally unbelievable, as if the country had moved from first world status to third world status in twenty-four hours. Basics such as clean water and soap, luxuries in places like poverty ridden Sudan were not available. People were stuck in the Superdome without a way out. This, I thought could not be America. What we learned from Hurricane Katrina is that good...
  • Why Did A New Orleans Catholic College Host Obama on Katrina 5th Anniversary

    08/30/2010 5:56:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies ^ | Aug 30 2010
    Summary: Should A New Orleans Catholic College have hosted President Obama's Katrina 5th Anniversary Event?Barack Obama is without question the most pro-abortion President in United States history. In the Illinois Senate, he opposed a bill designed to prevent partial-birth abortion. He was also the only Illinois State Senator to speak out against a bill that would have protected babies that survive late-term labor induced abortions. In the United States Senate, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) gave Obama a 100 percent rating for 2005, 2006 and 2007.  He also favors federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. After his...