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I have that info (not the quote) in a link to a Fox news item.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 5.09.2005 @ 08:21

From the Swamp:

Those requests were contained in the letter Blanco sent to Bush on Saturday asking him to declare a State of Emergency.

Marv: Posse Comitatas would come into effect if he was going to use federal troops for law enforcement duties, not for stuff like rescue work.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 5.09.2005 @ 08:17


#1 - Essentially, you're correct although the President can "Nationalize" the Guard as Kennedy and Eisehnower both did in Little Rock and Alabama respectively.

As for #2, I don't think that is correct. He's the CIC and I think he can order troops any place he sees fit.

#3 is spot on.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 4.09.2005 @ 21:31


You're right about Hoffer.

When I was researching for this article I came across his name several times quoting extensively on dependency.

Of course, Hayek was the one of the original thinkers on this and framed it in moral terms - something I think we've lost sight of.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2005 @ 11:51


The fact that I deleted your comment shouldn't surprise you because, of course, that's the only reason you left one.

Your total and complete lack of imagination in criticizing anyone marks you as the idiot you truly are.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2005 @ 17:46


Define for me then the consequences of "not caring?" What is the inescapable conclusion one can draw if the government deliberately acted slowly because , after all, they're only poor black people? What's the rush?

Are you saying the government didn't know that people would die because of their lack of concern?

Are you saying that politicians are so stupid that they don't know that even the appearance of a lack of care will cost them dearly at the polls?

Explain this to me. Don't just say "the government doesn't care."

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2005 @ 10:44

I have absolutely no doubt that you care deeply about the people in New Orleans.

In a civil society, you would grant me the same courtesy. Instead, by saying that the government "doesn't care" you are saying they want to kill black people because by not caring, people will die.

It's an idiotic critique - shallow, vapid, and without a speck of rationality.

But Hey! It sounds good on TV!

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2005 @ 10:32


Again, what's wrong with you people? WHY DON"T YOU COME RIGHT OUT AND SAY IT? ARE YOU SCARED?


What is so difficult about saying that?

I'll tell you what's difficult; you know its a crock. And the only way your childish and ignorant critique of why the government was slow to respond works is if you only HINT that Bush wants black people to die (or poor people for that matter). If you come out and say it, people will laugh rather than nod their heads sagely in agreement.

This is real life. Get real or get out of the way.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2005 @ 06:43

"Institutional racism" sounds great...but WTF does it mean?

Does it mean FEMA deliberately failed to do its job because the people who are at risk in NO are black?

The problem with trying to sound intelligent and self important is that when you strip away the rhetoric, you're left with meaning. And the meaning you are trying to impart is quite simply that white people don't care if black people die.

I reject that utterly and completely. And the unprecedented response to this tragedy by private citizens of all colors proves my point and gives the lie to yours.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.09.2005 @ 02:20

Do you for one minute believe that if this same disaster was playing out on Hilton Head or in Palm Beach our country’s response would be the same.

Short answer, yes.

Do you believe that white people want black people to die?

Obviously yes. Which puts you as far away from reality as any leftist idiot.

And please remove yourself from your perch of nauseating self-righteousness long enough to see how ridiculous you look with everyone laughing at you?

To actually believe that "people don't care" you would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind. The outpouring of support for people in New Orleans has been complete, total, and without precedent. Because your ignorance has blinded you to the fact that there is no comparison between this natural disaster and any other disaster in the history of industrialized civilization, your small mindedness cannot grasp the enormity of the problems faced by both THE DEMOCRATIC city government and national government headed up by the President - someone who has come in for stinging criticism on a wide variety of issues time and again on this site.

What I can't stomach is people like you who play the race card and automatically expect people to pay attention to what you say. I'm afraid you miscalculated this time.I could give a damn about how much you care about the people in New Orleans. And I will not get into some sick game with you about trying to prove who "cares" more. Suffice it to say that I've given a substantial amount to hurricane relief.

What have you done? Given any of the proceeds from that book that absolutely no one cares about and no one has read?

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 2.09.2005 @ 11:04

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