One of the advantages of having one's own site is that they can ban whomever they damn well please.
Surprise!Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 15.09.2005 @ 09:30
I did a post a few days ago entitled "Dancing on the Graves of Black People."
You are the living embodiment of who I'm speaking of in that post. You're a gloater. And to be gloating about a political opportunity while tens of thousands of your fellow citizens are in misery is beyond belief, beyond disgust, and beyond reproach.
You and the rest of the lickspittle left are beyond hope.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 14.09.2005 @ 13:57
Um...we have several lefties that participate as well, stupid.
And please don't leave any more of your ignorant, lame, retarded comments here anymore please.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 13.09.2005 @ 06:55
Sorry it's taken so long to respond but had a lot to do today.
What was new to me was this disaster designation as an "incident of national significance." My understanding is once that designation is applied to disaster, FEMA is supposed to assume on-site control of federal, state, and local assets including the Guard.This is in the National Response Plan.
What I think they discovered was when the rubber met the road, the "Plan" was baloney. You had a recalcitrant Governor (inexplicably so) and an hysterical mayor. From what I can tell - and I may be wrong - Brown didn't play well with others. For some reason, Blanco didn't trust him and rebuffed his efforts to coordinate with Washington. Nagin was a flea on Brown's ass and I can just see him giving the idiot the bureaucratic two step while trying to get things ironed out in Baton Rouge.
The sticking point with Nagin was always the buses. And here is where Brown fell down. From what both the Times-Picyune and Nagin say,FEMA buses were promised for Wednesday. That's for the Superdome. I see no evidence that Blanco or Brown even knew there were another 20,000 people at the Convention Center. Early Thursday, Blanco actually pulled Guard troops from S & R as well as security details to hunt up some buses because FEMA's efforts in this regard were wanting.
You are correct saying those provisions (approx. 290 semis full of millions of meals and an ocean of water) were in place "in a semi-circle around the city" according to AP on Monday. What's really weird is if you go to FEMA's website and look at successive press releases they all say the same thing. The stuff is there and is ready to be delivered. They say the same thing through Wednesday! Why those provisions didn't get to where they were supposed to will probably be one of the first questions asked. (This stuff was in addition to the Red Cross kitchens refused access to the Superdome).
Finally, is it your contention that the linchpin of this entire screw up is the security situation? If so, I think that is spot on. And since looting started midday on Monday, the day of the hurricane, I think it's safe to say whose responsibility that was.
One more thing...as near as I can tell, there were approx. 4700 LA National Guard troops on the ground and participating in rescue operations as well as other duties by Tuesday evening. I don't think Blanco anticipated 10,000 people sitting on rooftops or trapped in attics following the storm. Otherwise, she would have activated the other 3000 Guardsmen she had available.
Why she didn't will remain a mystery.
I don't think you're wrong, btw. And the stuff you've been putting up has been the most logical and most eloquent writing you've done since I started to visit your site more than a year ago.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 13.09.2005 @ 18:43
I hope you notice that I say right off that the disaster itself is largely responsible for the problems associated with the relief effort. If I didn't make that clear, I apologize.
That said, what the response by government at all levels shows is confusion about who is responsible for what as well as a strange unwillingness to sort that out.
btw...during the Iraq war, White House policy makers were glued to CNN and Fox.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 12.09.2005 @ 08:46
Are you drunk? If so, gimme some. If not, don't bother to come back.
In fact, the question should be asked why one who is bored in the first place would visit a site that does not please him?
Truly idiotic.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 12.09.2005 @ 02:30
After I wrote that, I knew that some idiot who can't read and thinks even less would write some slop like you just did.
I said "it took a war" to end slavery. I didn't say that the Civil War was about ending slavery.
As far as taking 100 years for blacks to have equal rights, I guess the terms reconstruction and "Plessy v Ferguson" don't have any meaning for you.
And racism has not ended, my friend. THAT is truly magicial thinking.
"Slouching toward Gomorrah" I've read. And if you can't spell it, how can anyone believe your read it?
I ordinarily wouldn't have responded to this idiocy but I was sitting here, the Bears lost, and I feel like crap because it's 9/11 and I want to take it out on someone.
Thank you for presenting yourself for a spanking.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 11.09.2005 @ 15:04
Did I ever tell you you're an hysteric?Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.09.2005 @ 19:01
Don't you both think it a little unedifying to be celebrating the demise of the President while dancing on the graves of black people?
What are you? Racists?Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 8.09.2005 @ 18:41
"Departmentally engaged" takes into account where a sizable chunck of FEMA's budget and personnel are; disaster assistance and community outreach.
FEMA assets having to do with disaster coordination, search and rescue, military liaison, and disaster relief were all deployed (according to AP) "in a semi-circle" around New Orleans.
Why most of that stuff didn't get to the people who needed it will be one of the major scandals of this disaster.
FEMA screwed up plenty. But for the AP to complain about paper shufflers not getting into New Orleans for a couple of days is disingenuous at best and deliberately biased at worst.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 7.09.2005 @ 09:49
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