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  • 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 ó the good, the bad and the ugly ó but that operation (the recovery of corpses) will be conducted with dignity and respect for...
  • New Orleans Mayor Faces Tough Questions

    09/09/2005 6:58:46 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 99 replies · 2,774+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/10/05 | Robert E. Pierre
    NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 9 -- Mayor C. Ray Nagin created many new friends and probably as many enemies for his decision to pointedly chastise both Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) and the Bush administration for talking too much and working too little. Now, however, difficult questions are being directed at the mayor. Until Nagin spoke out, Yancy Brown, a native of the Big Easy, had little respect for the mayor, whom he considered too corporate and too disconnected from the black community. "He wasn't acting like a brother," said Brown, 60, a former member of the Black Panther organization....
  • "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"

    09/09/2005 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Kay · 36 replies · 2,876+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 9/9/05 | Janice On RUSH show
    Janice, an African American woman, age 55, is all fired up against the Democrats in Louisiana. Said "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"
  • Nagin's Failure (Photo of Buses sitting in Water)

    09/08/2005 9:14:36 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 51 replies · 1,931+ views
    This AP photo shows scores of New Orleans school buses sitting in flood waters after Hurricane Katrina - sitting where they sat instead of being used to evacuate thousands of poor people before Katrina hit.
  • MUST SEE: Blanco refused to allow Red Cross and FEMA to bring food and water to Stadium!!!

    09/07/2005 3:35:54 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 804 replies · 31,162+ views
    FOX News (Click here for MUST SEE Video) ^ | Brit Hume and Major Garrett
    Just heard on FOX that Blanco refused to allow supplies to be brought to the stadium, "Because they wanted all those people to leave, and they didn't want to create a magnet to bring others there, by bringing in food and water!"""
  • CNN/Gallup Poll: 13% Blame Bush, 18% Blame Fed, 25% Blame State & Local

    09/07/2005 6:08:36 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 70 replies · 2,015+ views
    (CNN) -- A majority of Americans believe the city of New Orleans will never completely recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flooding, according to results of a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Tuesday. Fifty-six percent of 609 adults polled by telephone September 5-6 said they believe the hurricane devastated the city beyond repair. And 93 percent of poll respondents said they believe Katrina is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States in their lifetime. But a majority of respondents -- 63 percent -- said they believe the city should rebuild. And 66 percent said they...
  • What's in the New Orleans Water? Testing Turns Up a Spectrum of Waste and Contaminants

    09/06/2005 2:14:44 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 34 replies · 1,400+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/6/05 | Dr. Nancy Snyderman
    Thousands of hurricane survivors who spent hours trapped in or wading through floodwaters likely exposed themselves to a wide range of bacteria and other contaminants. Microbiologist Paul Pearce found total sewage bacteria in a water sample from in New Orleans' Ninth Ward to be 45,000 times what would be considered safe for swimming in a pond or a lake. The Ninth Ward was one of the city's hardest-hit neighborhoods. "In terms of total microorganisms in floodwater, this is about as bad as it can get," Pearce told ABC News. Pearce also found 2.2 million parts per unit of human waste...
  • Who's to Blame? Let's ask Mayor Nagin about this:

    09/02/2005 7:37:54 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 377 replies · 16,445+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2 September 2005 | Self
    <p>Maybe Mayor Nagin would like to explain this picture before he and the rest of his democratic fellow travelers continue to blast the fed's.</p>
  • THE MAYOR WHO FAILED HIS CITY (NEW ORLEANS) -- Blaming Bush: How Low Can The Left Sink?

    09/06/2005 9:07:20 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 22 replies · 1,616+ views
    The Left has not idled down its criticisms of Bush, blaming him for global warming and poor planning. The facts tell another tale. The infrastructure the Left criticizes Bush of withholding, planned by the Army Corps of Engineers, would have only defended the city from a level three storm; Katrinaís level five winds would have overwhelmed the project, even if it had been completed. Former Louisiana Democratic Senator John Breaux said the funds leftists blame Bush for cutting have been diverted by presidents since the 1970s.....
  • Blancoís 24 Hour Delay (Transcript, Video)

    09/06/2005 3:52:57 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 12 replies · 570+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | 9-6-2005 | Aliveritas
    I didnít catch this story on CNN, and am actually surprised that I have not seen reference to it on Fox News or MSNBC. Okay, I am not surprised I havenít seen it on MSNBC. The Pundit Guy did catch it (at LGF) and here is an excerpt from the transcript he posted: S. OíBRIEN: What has Secretary Chertoff promised you? What has Donald Rumsfeld given you and promised you? NAGIN: Look, Iíve gotten promises to Ė I canít stand anymore promises. I donít want to hear anymore promises. I want to see stuff done. And thatís why Iím so...
  • Sean Penn on FOXNEWS: New Orleans had no bullhorns to get people out of their houses

    09/05/2005 7:14:15 PM PDT · by nwrep · 123 replies · 2,420+ views
    FOXNEWS - Greta Van Susteren | September 6, 2005 | nwrep
    Sean Penn interviewed by Greta: "There has to be accountability. One thing I noticed that there were no bullhorns to go from house to house to get people out to evacuate."
  • In storm, N.O. wants no one left behind [To poor - "You'll Be on Your Own"]

    09/05/2005 4:47:51 PM PDT · by willieroe · 75 replies · 1,693+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 24, 2005 | Bruce Nolan
    In storm, N.O. wants no one left behind - Number of people without cars makes evacuation difficult Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) July 24, 2005 Author: Bruce Nolan City, state and federal emergency officials are preparing to give the poorest of New Orleans' poor a historically blunt message: In the event of a major hurricane, you're on your own. In scripted appearances being recorded now, officials such as Mayor Ray Nagin, local Red Cross Executive Director Kay Wilkins and City Council President Oliver Thomas drive home the word that the city does not have the resources to move out of...
  • Photoshop the New Orleans bus pics

    09/04/2005 9:30:39 PM PDT · by Famishus · 29 replies · 1,977+ views
    Famishus | 9/5/05 | Famishus
    I've seen a lot of great Photoshops of the buses from New Orleans, and thought it would be fun to consolidate them on one thread. Besides, it looks like it's been a while since there was a Photoshop thread.
  • New Orleans Mayor Suggests CIA May Take Him Out Over His Criticism of Federal Efforts (CNN)

    09/03/2005 2:59:43 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 377 replies · 9,493+ views
    CNN TV ^ | 3 August 2005 | AmericanInTokyo
    On CNN just now. New Orleans Mayor Nagin, apparantly stressed out, in interview segment, said he has been yelling at the President and the Governor, and for all he knows, the "CIA could wipe me out". (Paraphrase) Just now. Turning into a strange, macabre show now. Blame continues, spiraling out of control. Sad. It even raised CNN's eyebrows a bit.(5:57 p.m. Eastern/4:57 p.m. Central)
  • FOXNEWS: Mayor Nagin intervened to help tourists escape New Orleans before people in Superdome

    09/02/2005 8:44:35 PM PDT · by nwrep · 243 replies · 11,906+ views
    Fox News - O'Reilly | September 2, 2005 | nwrep
    Shepard Smith eyewitness report on O'Reilly: Mayor Ray Nagin intervened today to help tourists (many foreigners) staying at the upscale W hotel downtown escape New Orleans ahead of many of the people in the Superdomw. Tourists were shipped in buses to the Superdome and other connecting buses took them to safety. Black Mayor Ray Nagin favors "W" tourists. Imagine that headline after all the racist garbage thrown at the President.
  • MSNBC Analyst blames city for Superdome, Convention Center debacles

    09/02/2005 2:18:15 PM PDT · by LarryDeRobio · 64 replies · 1,061+ views
    MSNBC | 9/02/05
    When asked where the blame should begin for the rescue/relief problems in New Orleans, MSNBC analyst Don Goure made the point that it was the city that directed people to go the Superdome and to the convention center.
  • WHY DIDN'T YOU DEPLOY THE BUSES, MAYOR?... New Orleans Lost Opportunity

    09/02/2005 12:29:42 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 411 replies · 16,043+ views
    Matt Drudge ^ | 8-2-05 | Drudge
  • Mayor Nagin Curses Gov. Blanco, Pres. Bush

    09/02/2005 9:20:19 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 195 replies · 4,979+ views ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin exploded in frustration last night as his city spun further out of control, saying that Gov. Kathleen Blanco and President Bush need to stop holding "goddman press conferences" and "get their ass[es] on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now." "I don't know whose problem it is. I don't know whether it's the governor's problem. I don't know whether it's the president's problem," Nagin said during an interview with a local New Orleans radio station. "But somebody needs to get their ass on a plane and sit...