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August 28, 2015

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And you know that whatever advisors Jindal has left at this point are trying to figure out what kind of unhinged, retrograde batshittery they can conjure up to get their candidate a few more seconds of attention.

And whatever he says will be so idiotic that not even Tailgunner Ted will bother to notice.

Trump is now a regular morning call on Morning Joe. I do not know why Megyn Kelly challenged Trump about what feminists might ask him about his misogynistic comments. Joe's sidekick Mikado Brzezinski makes quite a lot out of supporting rights for women and she's practically fellating Trump every call. Some things are more important than integrity. Rating for one.

Meanwhile Morning Joe has become a loathsome and unrelentingly boring source of Hillary bashing reminiscent of MSNBC when it first began in the 90s and made stars of the Clinton-hating blonds: Chris Matthews, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Kelly Ann Conway and the late Barbara Olson.

I am so glad that Gov. Jindal was mentioned above because it allows me, on this occasion of the anniversary of N'Orleans being drowned, to remind you all that the campaign to blame everything on Bush was, as usual, total Leftie BS!

It was the local and State Democratic party machine which was at fault and the locals, who know better than most, have voted in Republicans like Gov. Jindal ever since.

Except it was failure on the part of the Federals as well, David. As Pat Moynihan famously stated, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

Read and learn, if you can:
President of the United States George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in selected regions of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi on August 27.[12] "On Sunday, August 28, President Bush spoke with Governor Blanco to encourage her to order a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans."[13] However, during the testimony by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Michael Brown before a U.S. House subcommittee on September 26, Representative Stephen Buyer (R-IN) inquired as to why President Bush's declaration of state of emergency of August 27 had not included the coastal parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines.[14] The declaration actually did not include any of Louisiana's coastal parishes, whereas the coastal counties were included in the declarations for Mississippi and Alabama.[15][16] Brown testified that this was because Louisiana Governor Blanco had not included those parishes in her initial request for aid, a decision that he found "shocking." After the hearing, Blanco released a copy of her letter, which showed she had requested assistance for "all the southeastern parishes including the City of New Orleans" as well specifically naming 14 parishes, including Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines.[17]


In accordance with federal law, President George W. Bush directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, to coordinate the Federal response. Chertoff designated Michael D. Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as the Principal Federal Official to lead the deployment and coordination of all federal response resources and forces in the Gulf Coast region. However, the President and Secretary Chertoff initially came under harsh criticism for what some perceived as a lack of planning and coordination. Brown claimed that Governor Blanco resisted their efforts and was unhelpful. Governor Blanco and her staff disputed this.[123] Eight days later, Brown was recalled to Washington and Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen replaced him as chief of hurricane relief operations.[124] Three days after the recall, Michael D. Brown resigned as director of FEMA in spite of having received recent praise from President Bush.[125]

This, despite Bush's infamous remark about "Brownie" doing one heck of a job.

So, Davey, in terms of helping consign conservatism to the ash-heap of history, you're doing.................

Oh did they accidentally order a hurricane on eBay? Would this be the same Jindhal whose policies on not only allowing but encouraging service canals for oil and gas drilling in coastal areas virtually guarantees that storm surge flooding will be much much more devastating and the annihilation of natural coastal barriers that guard against flooding. That Jindhal?

The Army Corps of Engineers gets their funding federally. Much anger from amateurs has been directed at the Corps. Why they didn't build a twenty billion dollar system of levees with the two billion dollars they were given God only knows. I am at this moment watching a round table discussion of the mistakes made in the wake of Katrina. And I am amazed at how wrong people can be. Almost all the mistakes were made before Katrina. Mostly they relate to organizing an evacuation.

Well, you 'Northern Big City Slickers' may want to continue chanting your Leftie slogans but meanwhile the people of N'Orleans, you know, like, *real* people who live there and know what went on, continue to vote in Republicans:

"The Democratic Party hasn’t won a statewide election in Louisiana since 2008, when Mary Landrieu managed re-election to the Senate. Even she is gone now. Katrina was the turning point and the death of the party, particularly among white voters. The evacuation of many New Orleans residents, many of whom found far better lives elsewhere than in the hellhole housing projects in that city, changed the state’s demographics for the worse from a Democrat standpoint and moved Louisiana to the right."

"And to add insult to injury, the state’s elections department scrubbed the voter rolls of dead people and those who had moved away following the storm. Not only were the numbers down in New Orleans among live bodies, without the extra entries at the registrar’s office there was no way to inflate turnout for the statewide elections."

"Nationally, Katrina might be blamed on Bush. Locally, the poor response to the storm is an albatross around the neck of the Democratic Party. You won’t hear that in the media blitz this week."

And, DA, if I were you I would avoid relying on Wiki for 'facts' concerning current contentious subjects, it's about as reliable as the WaPo!

David, as you've been already shown to be wrong on the 'facts' when it comes to citations from the NRO, as I assume is the case with your current quote, I would remind you of the old saw about stones and glass houses, which in your case could be called a Crystal Palace.

Facts are facts, David. In case you didn't read it the first time:


However, during the testimony by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Michael Brown before a U.S. House subcommittee on September 26, Representative Stephen Buyer (R-IN) inquired as to why President Bush's declaration of state of emergency of August 27 had not included the coastal parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines.[14] The declaration actually did not include any of Louisiana's coastal parishes, whereas the coastal counties were included in the declarations for Mississippi and Alabama.[15][16] Brown testified that this was because Louisiana Governor Blanco had not included those parishes in her initial request for aid, a decision that he found "shocking." After the hearing, Blanco released a copy of her letter, which showed she had requested assistance for "all the southeastern parishes including the City of New Orleans" as well specifically naming 14 parishes, including Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines.[17]

Sounds to me like a federal screw-up. Or are you going to tell us that Michael Brown did a smashing job, and he had to resign because of Democratic perfiditous plans?

Try including a link next time, David, if you can.

You do come up with some fanciful theories David. Or find them on the Internet. But could you come up with one to explain why the good people of New Orleans, supposedly in revolt against all things tainted by the Democratic Party elected Mitch Landrieu, Democrat, to be their mayor? Considering that most of the black displaced population did not return? Basically your argument is that, statewide, Louisiana is racist. And who could disagree with that.

How stupid do you have to be to argue that allowing black people to vote is inflating the polls? You have to be Duff stupid.

"Broussard’s record on evacuations in his own parish wasn’t the greatest; after all, he evacuated all of the parish’s pump operators before the storm and the resulting inoperability of the pumps in Metairie and Kenner did millions of dollars of unnecessary property damage. Broussard is, by the way, also in federal prison on corruption charges unrelated to Katrina. Jefferson Parish’s president is now a Republican; there is limited prospect of Democrat control of the parish any time in the foreseeable future."

"But most of all there was the governor. Kathleen Blanco was a perfect example of the military “six P’s” acronym, having failed to follow the process to secure federal help before the storm. As such, while resources sat waiting following Katrina, Blanco presided over a thoroughly inept emergency response that played out on national television, and two days after the levees broke she was holding press conferences with Jesse Jackson and representatives from Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan government."

"When the public began to notice how ineffective she was, her media flacks started pushing out a narrative blaming the whole thing on the Bush administration — and when that started to gain purchase she promptly blew it up by getting caught on a hot CNN mic admitting she “should have called in the military” sooner."

"While that didn’t quite go as viral nationally as it should, everyone in Louisiana knew about it and it finished Blanco’s political career. If she isn’t the least-visible former American governor this side of Rod Blagojevich, she’s close; she didn’t even run for re-election in 2007. In fact, the Democrats went two cycles without fielding a legitimate candidate as Bobby Jindal rode to easy electoral wins."

http://spectator.org/articles/63886/things-louisiana-people-will-tell-you-about-katrina-part-one

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