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  • The Times Makes It Up, Catches Bush Telling the Truth

    02/11/2006 5:29:57 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 1,158+ views
    Powerline ^ | 2/10/06 | John Hinderaker
    It must be tough writing for the New York Times. Day after day, you have to come up with an anti-Bush angle to every story, whether it's legitimately there or not. Take today's multiple reports on the Congressional investigation into the response to Hurricane Katrina. One of the Times' articles is titled "White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm." Wow, sounds like quite a revelation. The article, by Eric Lipton, reports that President Bush has said that he didn't learn that the levee in New Orleans had broken until Tuesday, August 30. But new documents made public...
  • Three Debunked FAKE News Stories that continue to be reported today (Libby, L.A. Mayor, Katrina)

    02/10/2006 1:44:13 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 40 replies · 1,830+ views
    February 10, 2006 | new yorker 77
    MSM FAKE STORY #1: Libby to Squeal on Cheney Reality Not Reported: Libby Attorneys say story is false MSM FAKE STORY #2: L.A. Mayor angry he was not notified of L.A. terror plot Reality Not Reported: L.A. Mayor's office was notified by White House through California Homeland Security. MSM FAKE STORY #3: NY Slimes reports that the White House knew the New Orleans was flooding the first day. Reality Not Reported: This is a recycled FAKE News story. There were conflicting reports. At any rate, the state is responsible for the first 72 hours. The Governor and Mayor were...
  • White House Knew of Levee Failure on Night of Storm

    02/09/2006 8:34:49 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 149 replies · 3,027+ views
    The New York Times ^ | FEB 9, 2006 | ERIC LIPTON
    Among the findings that emerge in the mass of documents and testimony: ¶Federal officials knew long before the storm showed up on the radar that 100,000 people in New Orleans had no way to escape a major hurricane on their own and that the city had finished only 10 percent of a plan for how to evacuate its largely poor, African-American population. ¶Mr. Chertoff failed to name a principal federal official to oversee the response before the hurricane arrived, an omission a top Pentagon official acknowledged to investigators complicated the coordination of the response. His department also did not plan...
  • Rumor of levee dynamite persists

    12/12/2005 6:12:27 AM PST · by Klatuu · 38 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Monday, December 12, 2005 | Tara Young
    On this much, there is general agreement: The destruction of the Lower 9th Ward started with a series of earthshaking explosions. Preliminary evidence shows shoddy engineering, poor maintenance and politics led to the massive failure of the levee system that was supposed to keep New Orleans dry. But long before the evidence was pulled together, another theory had taken root, and it probably won't go away any time soon: that the explosions were caused by dynamite set by someone deliberately blowing up the levees.
  • Katrina “Konspiracy” Kooks

    12/09/2005 9:12:01 AM PST · by ncountylee · 21 replies · 894+ views
    americanthinker ^ | December 9th, 2005
    Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) is indulging the paranoid style in American politics. Again. The select House Committee investigating the federal response to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, December 6, listened to a plethora of racially-motivated kooky conspiracy theories not heard since the nadir of the “militia movement” in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995. Back then, the House Judiciary Committee’s “Waco hearings” chaired by Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde, R-Ill. provided a forum for “disgruntled” citizens. “Militiamen” were encouraged to air their paranoid delusions that included these memorable allegations: U.N. forces were poised to invade...
  • KATRINA FOLLOW-UP: WHO BOMBED THE LEVEE?

    12/01/2005 9:35:07 AM PST · by stm · 36 replies · 1,796+ views
    Michelle's Blog ^ | 01 Dec 05 | Michelle Malkin
    Um, no one. Sorry to disappoint the moonbats and Mother Ship riders, but the flooding of New Orleans wasn't a Republican conspiracy to kill black people. Via Paul at Wizbang, Bob Marshall of the New Orleans Time-Picayune penned a summary yesterday of the real reasons for the failure of the 17th Street Canal levee in New Orleans: The floodwall on the 17th Street Canal levee was destined to fail long before it reached its maximum design load of 14 feet of water because the Army Corps of Engineers underestimated the weak soil layers 10 to 25 feet below the levee,...
  • A Decade Later, Marchers Look for More

    10/16/2005 5:58:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 43 replies · 1,014+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2005 | Robert E. Pierre and Hamil R. Harris
    This time, a decade later, the people came not just to make a statement, but to look for a little inspiration and guidance. Aquil Malik brought a handful of teenagers from Newark, N.J., where he is trying to keep them from descending into the life of violence that landed him in prison for robbery and murder. "I came here to see what other groups are doing," said Malik, a car salesman who finished serving his term right after the Million Man March in 1995. "I need to take something back home." snip "We charge America with criminal neglect," said Farrakhan,...
  • Jesse Jackson, Corps of Engineers disagree on cause of levee breach in Industrial Canal

    10/13/2005 12:49:36 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 71 replies · 1,872+ views
    WWLTV ^ | 10/13/2005 | Dennis Woltering / WWL-TV Reporter
    Two large breaches on the east side of the Industrial Canal led to flooding and miles of destruction. Rev. Jesse Jackson believes a runaway barge caused one of those breaches. Ernest Murry of the Army Corps of Engineers and Rev. Jesse Jackson discuss what they think caused the breach in the Industrial Canal. “This was a tsunami of sorts,” Jackson said. Jackson said people on that side of the Industrial Canal survived Hurricane Katrina. But many of them did not survive the floodwater that poured through this huge breach in the floodwall like a tidal wave. “Here, where the water...
  • Levee Breaks, 9-11 Part of Govt. Plot, Farrakhan Implies

    10/13/2005 1:22:55 PM PDT · by bigsoxfan · 27 replies · 938+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10-13-2005 | Marc Morano
    CNSNews.com) - Forty-eight hours before the Louis Farrakhan-led march of African Americans through the streets of Washington, D.C., the controversial minister Thursday repeated his charge that levees in New Orleans were intentionally blown up on Aug. 29, following Hurricane Katrina. He also implied that the Bush administration may have orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Farrakhan and his followers on Saturday will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March in the nation's capital. By many estimates, the march ten years ago attracted far fewer than the one million Farrakhan expected. Among the expected...
  • Bomb, not Katrina, broke dikes: Farrakhan

    10/13/2005 12:31:36 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 60 replies · 1,790+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/13/05 | jdsteel
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan fueled a rumor that explosives, not Hurricane Katrina, broke New Orleans' dikes and flooded poor African American neighborhoods. ADVERTISEMENT "A member of the Army Corps of Engineers saw burn marks on the concrete," Farrakhan told reporters, describing an e-mail he had received. "They found two types of explosives used by the military," he said, without naming the source, adding that an eight-meter (25-foot) crater had been blown in the dike. Farrakhan said locals had reported sounds of explosions, among other things, leading him to believe the rumors should be investigated. "Wickedness...
  • Farrakhan Gathering to Focus on Katrina (WHAT A JERK!!!)

    10/09/2005 1:05:51 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 11 replies · 533+ views
    ABC/AP ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    - Hurricane Katrina thrust racial disparities onto the nation's political agenda and top civil rights leaders, fueled by outrage over the disaster, are heading to Washington. The occasion is the 10th anniversary of Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, a long-planned event that now is shaping up as a stage for black America to respond to the devastation in New Orleans. "Because Katrina put it out there, no one can play the pretend game any more that there isn't poverty and inequality in this country," said Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. "The Millions More Movement Katrina gives it...
  • Black Liberals Support Farrakhan Event

    10/04/2005 5:50:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 779+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/4/05 | NewsMax
    Many black activists could be expected to back away from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan after his outrageous allegation that the government blew up the New Orleans levees to flood black neighborhoods during Hurricane Katrina. But an impressive array of black organizations and individuals have lined up to support Farrakhan’s Millions More Movement and its October 15 gathering in Washington – including the Congressional Black Caucus and the mayor of Washington, D.C. The Movement – formed to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington – plans to focus on "justice” for hurricane victims, slavery reparations...
  • Nagin: Focus on New Orleans, Not Farrakhan

    09/30/2005 7:14:40 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 60 replies · 2,552+ views
    BayouBuzz.com ^ | Septmber 30, 2005 | Jeff Crouere
    Ever since Hurricane Katrina, Americans have been exposed to another side of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Prior to the hurricane, New Orleans residents recognized Nagin as a “big idea” guy who rarely delivered on his promises. For example, Nagin proposed to sell the New Orleans airport to pay for infrastructure improvements, to build a new city hall and for the City of New Orleans to take over and operate 20 of the worst performing public schools and turn them into centers of excellence. All of these ideas were good, but none became reality because Nagin excels in grand thinking,...
  • Mayor Nagin in Secret Sitdown with Farrakhan

    09/27/2005 7:14:51 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 94 replies · 3,018+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Racially polarizing Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan revealed on Friday that he had a private meeting with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, where Nagin gave him information suggesting New Orleans' levees were blown up by the Bush administration. Speaking to a gathering of his supporters in Memphis while promoting his upcoming Millions More March, Farrakhan said he met with Nagin in Dallas, Texas where the New Orleans mayor has relocated his family. "We did a whirlwind tour where we hired a chartered jet, we flew to Dallas, Texas - members of the Millions More Movement - where we met...
  • Farrakhan: Divers Found Levee Explosives [Wingnut Alert]

    09/26/2005 9:51:00 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 101 replies · 12,183+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 12:13 p.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher
    Nation of Islam chief Minister Louis Farrakhan has expanded on his theory that New Orleans' levees were blown up during Hurricane Katrina, announcing Friday that divers working on the levee break have found evidence of explosives. "These explosives are from the government side," he said during a press conference in Memphis held to promote his upcoming Million Man Anniversary March. In quotes picked up by Memphis TV station WMC, Farrakhan demanded an investigation into the Bush administration's levee plot. If true, he insisted: "somebody is guilty, then not only of mass destruction of property, but of mass murder." Farrakhan predicted...
  • Semi-News: Farrakhan Says Bush Blew Levee

    09/24/2005 1:46:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies · 1,313+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | Sep 23, 2005 | John Semmens
    Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan claims that President Bush deliberately destroyed the New Orleans levee in order to kill black people. Farrakhan told a North Carolina audience: "I heard from a very reliable source who saw a hooded President Bush lead a gang of Ku Klux Klansmen to bomb the levee." Farrakhan said the bombing was foretold in a documentary video called "The Beast of Saturday Night Live" that he rented from Blockbuster several years ago. “This documentary showed uncloaked KKK members claiming to be from France,” said Farrakhan. “But they were really extraterrestrials with cone-shaped heads that...
  • Farrakhan on New Orleans: The white man did it

    09/22/2005 4:49:13 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 79 replies · 2,956+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/22/05 | Larry Elder
    Now we know what caused New Orleans to flood. And it was not Hurricane Katrina. Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said, "I heard from a reliable source who saw a 25-foot-deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry." Only wing-nuts would buy into such a conspiracy theory, right? Washington Post reporter Eugene Robinson said on NBC's "Meet the Press," "I was stunned in New Orleans at how many black New Orleanians would tell me with real conviction that somehow the levee breaks...
  • LOUIS FARRAKHAN ... RACE WHORE

    09/20/2005 6:16:50 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 56 replies · 2,667+ views
    boortz.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2005 | Neal Bootrz
    So .. Louie-the-Lip has stepped forward to charge that white devils actually blew a hole in the New Orleans levee just so that they could flood out blacks. Yeah ... sure they did. And remember, Old Louie has traveled to space too. Yet the media continues to pay attention to this race pimp. This reminds me of Jesse Jackson ... another world class race warlord. In 1993 there was severe flooding in South Georgia. When I say severe ... I'm understating the situation. Several towns and cities were virtually under water. So ... here comes Jesse Jackson to tell the...
  • Useful Idiots? Some On Right May Want Air America To Stick Around

    09/18/2005 9:40:41 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 9 replies · 525+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | September 19th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Of our efforts to expose Air America's sleazy Enron-like corporate behavior, is it safe to assume conservatives are united in support? To a point, yes. There certainly are some, though, who'd rather not see this investigative effort become too successful. That's because the liberal radio network's programming has gone so far off the deep left end, it's now a GOP gold mine. By the same token, would Republicans want Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle, or Sen. Ted Kennedy defeated? While having no impact on national political trends, the moonbat wing of the Democrat party provides a bounty of choice quotes...
  • Wash Postie: 'Reasonable' Blacks Believe Levee Plot

    09/18/2005 10:16:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 184 replies · 9,801+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/18/05 | NewsMax
    "Reasonable" African Americans in New Orleans believe that the Bush administration engineered the levee breaks during Hurricane Katrina in a bid to save the city's white sections by flooding black neighborhoods, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said Sunday. "I was stunned in New Orleans at how many black New Orleanians would tell me with real conviction that somehow the levee breaks had been engineered in order to save the French Quarter and the Garden District at the expense of the Lower Ninth Ward, which is almost all black," Robinson told NBC's "Meet the Press." "These are not wild-eyed people," Robinson...