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History’s judgment rendered today!  

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“Until the troops arrived at midday, the police officer and five colleagues had been the only round-the-clock security for the convention center,  . . . Since the unit was assigned to the post on Sunday, the police said, they had not heard from their superiors, on their working radios or in person. . . . Thursday, Governor Kathleen Blanco said she had no confirmation of corpses in the open at the convention center. But at the site, nearly everyone interviewed there yesterday knew where to find them.”(Boston Globe)

The "Black" Mayor
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A Woman A Woman
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Louisiana disaster plan, pg 13, para 5 , dated 01/00

'The primary means of hurricane evacuation will be personal vehicles. School and municipal buses, government-owned vehicles and vehicles provided by volunteer agencies may be used to provide transportation for individuals who lack transportation and require assistance in evacuating'...(Drudge)

Da Mayor didn't get the memo? 

  • Plan on being on your own for a minimum of 72 hours.
  • Planning Factors 
    1. The nature and extent of the disaster require a planned, immediate, and automatic response from the entire emergency management community.
       
    2. Individuals in areas of high risk are expected to have prepared for and be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours.
       
    3. Local units of voluntary agencies active in disaster will to the maximum extent possible provide immediate feeding, shelter, and emergency first aid services in response to the disaster event under their own auspices and authorities.  These units will plan to provide these services without external support for at least the first 72 hours following the onset of a disaster. (http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/frp/frpesf6.htm)

    See Also Geo-Engineering:  Mississippi Delta  at the Gorbachev-Bush Artificial Clouds Institute.

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    See Also Katrina Review at the Moynihan Memorial Library.

     

     

    Item #1

     

    Lecture Notes:  Katrina Memorial Park

     

    I propose that at the lowest point in the City of New Orleans a Memorial Park be created in memory of those who perished in the Storm Katrina.  At the center of the park there should be excavated a Lake Katrina to a depth of ten feet below the existing water table. 

     

    The storm drains of the city should be directed to this lake.  Pumps can maintain the lake’s level during storms but the surrounding park can also be allowed to flood.  (Reverse flow can maintain the lake during dry spells if needed.)  In this manner the water can be used to recharge the city’s water table and stop the subsidence problem. 

     

    The park can have fields but the design should be to preserve the flora of the greater wetlands.  Elevated walks and bridges through the park will allow for recreation.  The park will be a large urban green zone for the residents of the city who will live in a taller, more dense housing elevated on piers, the “ground” floor being used for parking in the areas damaged by flooding.  Modular construction will allow the buildings to move as single structures thus preventing cracking due to differential movement of the alluvial soils.  (And the factory method will allow for cost savings sufficient to offset the higher costs of the monolithic foundations and prevent the expected corruption.)

     

    The streets should be elevated up to the “first” floor and set on concrete bunkers or “tubes” through which the city’s utilities can be rerouted as the recharge of the city’s water table will cause differential movement of the utilities.  Inside these utility tubes water, gas, and electric can be easily serviced.  The sewage can be conducted through a separate tube structure which well serve as the foundation for the utility tube and the elevated street above.  The street height to be two feet below the first floor to prevent run off from entering.    

     

    Between the tubes and the surrounding garages,  fill, taken from Lake Katrina and other sumps, can be used for additional green zones and plantings off the streets in front of the modern multi story modular buildings.  The Lake and sumps can be shored with concrete panels which will maintain the soil structure while permitting the water to pass into the new water table.  The utility tubes will gradually reach  ground level at the height of three feet above Lake Pontchartrain.

     

    Historically significant buildings can be jacked up to the height of the new streets to protect them from new flooding or the owners of these areas may choose to remain at ground level.  In this way the new buildings may approach the old quarters of the city or kept only in the low lying areas around Katrina Memorial Park.  The utility structures with their streets above will also act as additional levees within the city sectioning the city to prevent flooding of other areas on the other side of these elevated streets.   

     

    Item #2:

     

    Lecture Notes:  Oh, Mercy; because now you are an orphan!

     

    The Morning Morons (they would want me to use their names) say they just do not get it.  Dr. Walter Maestri’s mother died in the St. Rita’s Nursing “Home,” (located in St. Bernard Parrish), not on Friday just as the Federal troops started to stream into the affected area, after being delayed by the Governor who demanded control of the Federal troops.  (She already had control of the State National Guard. (The Governor of New Mexico, a Democrat himself, says he had offered his Guardsmen earlier but the Governor had not responded.  (Of course he did not think to send his troops anyway.  (And this is the “man” who will it is said  bring substance and judgment to the expected Mrs. Billy Clinton Presidency. (Not a good start.)))))

     

    “Why, what difference could it make?” they say incredulously.  “Where is your heart? . . . Some people’s thinking just is not connected to their hearts.”

     

    And they wonder why I call them the Morning Morons.

     

    The President of Jefferson Parrish was on the air, 6 days after the storm, claiming that Mr. Bush “killed” the people of Louisiana due to the fact that the troops, offered Wednesday, did not receive permission from the Governor, also a Democrat, until Saturday.  (Not the Saturday before the storm but the Saturday after the storm. (The Mayor related the President’s offer on Air Force One, that Friday.  The Governor said, he relates, “she would think about it.”  (The National Guardsmen were arriving on Thursday, and were, recall, “more than ready” to shoot to kill according to the sensitive Governor, A Woman.)))

     

    The President of Jefferson Parrish, did I mention he is a Democrat, offered the tearful story of how Dr. Maestri’s mother survived the storm and called her son, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and drowned on Friday as evidence of how the “Federals” had “killed” the people of Louisiana.  The Parrish President Mr. Broussard used the example of the death of Mrs. Maestri in a bitterly partisan attack on the President of the United States during a time of crisis. 

     

    Previously we have pointed out that Mr. Russert, a Democrat operative, let Mr. Broussard’s wild and self contradictory story go on the air unchallenged, and in the weeks since, has failed to correct the record.  For example after the storm all communication was lost so the claim was self evidently false at the time it was broadcast.  (And evidence has been previously submitted.  (See below, Admission Against Interest.))

     

    Yet not withstanding this partisan use of Mrs. Maestri’s death, the personal attack on the President of the United States by Mr. Broussard, a Democrat, in which he accused the President of “killing,” of “murdering” the people of Louisiana, the Morning Morons do not see what difference it makes if Mrs. Maestri died in the predicted tidal surge on Monday, the day of the storm, in a nursing “home” which sits in a 12 foot depression at the edge of a Mangrove swamp, less than an hours drive from both Dr. Maestri and Mr. Broussard’s “command center.”

     

    The Morning Morons do not see what difference it makes that Dr. Maestri spoke with his 90 year old mother not after the storm, but before the storm, on Friday, and Saturday, and Sunday before communications were lost.   What difference does it make that St. Bernard Parish Coroner Brian Johnson Bertucci knew on Sunday, before the storm, that the owner of St. Rita’s was not, I say they told him they would not, evacuate the home prior to the storm?  That they would “ride it out.”  In the end some patients were saved by floating them on their mattresses, in the flood, during the storm, to a high school which sits on a slight rise of land a few hundred yards from the St. Rita’s “home.”

     

    Now you need to know that the person most responsible for establishing a disaster response plan for the Parrish of Jefferson, which borders St. Bernard Parrish,  is none other than Dr. Maestri.  And the first duty in the event of a storm is the evacuation of the people.  And first among them are those with “special needs.”   Like, just for one example, his own mother, a lady of 90 years.  First of the first to whom the highest duty is owed.  Or do they not understand that word?  “Duty?”  She had lived to see the First World War, The Great Depression, The Second World War, . . . 90 years of American History, . . . oh, and she lived to see the flood waters race in through the windows, (someone tried to nail a table against one window to stop the waters), lived to see the tide rise to the ceiling of her “home.”  What difference does it make?

     

    And here you have the Emptiness of life. 

     

    “Don’t you have a heart?”  The man is an orphan!

     

    If you do not have a mind what good is the heart?  Emotions, yes.  Like any other animal.

     

    Note that the owners of St. Rita’s have been charged but not the Parrish Coroner who by his own admission knew the “home” would not be evacuated.  Who by his own statement had not one but “two busses” for the evacuation of the inmates of St. Rita’s.  Who by his own admission knew on “Sunday” --- God’s Day --- BEFORE THE STORM --- that the “home” was a death trap.

     

    The Parrish Coroner knew all of this and knew too what he says the owners had told him over the phone:  That they had “signed waivers” from the “families” that the patients could remain in the “home”, located in a depression, on the edge of a Mangrove swamp as a Category FIVE storm approached with its 26 foot ocean surge.

     

    “What difference does it make?” they ask.

     

    Well it made no difference to the Attorney General of Louisiana who has given a pass to the Coroner of St. Bernard Parrish.  No negligence.  They said they had “signed waivers” from the “families.”

     

    And Dr. Maestri, the man in charge of emergency evacuations in Jefferson Parrish, we now learn, he also knew all of this.  We now learn he called his mother every day before the storm.  This son.  This expert.  Less than an hours drive from her.

     

    And this is the evidence that the “Federals” “killed” and “murdered”?  But we are not allowed to criticize.  Oh, no.  Please no criticism . . . or we will destroy you.  We are Women.  We are Blacks, Jews,  . . . orphans.  Can you not see?!  We have “heart.”  We are Victims!  We are justified in destroying you, how dare you question us!  Well, congratulations, you have destroyed me.  What an accomplishment.       

     

    Oh, Louisiana, I am about to die and my heart aches for your people!   . . . but not your politicians . . . orphans now they may be . . . 

     

    PS

    Right, I’m the one who is stereotyping.  Right.  Sure.  Whatever you say.  You win. 

     

     

     

     

    Lecture Notes:  Admission Against Interest

     

    What is it with Louisiana?  St. Rita's nursing home, St. Bernard Parish, 32 dead: 

     

    See here that the Coroner Bertucci seems utterly unaware that he and his “council” may be individually liable for criminal charges.

     

    “St. Bernard Coroner Bryan Bertucci said he called nursing home owner Mabel Mangano during a Parish Council meeting at 2 p.m. on Aug. 28, a day before the storm. He said he asked her why she had not followed the evacuation plan she filed with the parish and removed her patients to Baton Rouge and Lafayette on the two buses set aside for them.

     

    ``She told me she had a generator and five nurses and had gotten the permission of the patients' families to stay put,'' Bertucci said. Then she asked me if I thought the council would be mad at her.''

     

    Mangano could not be reached for comment. Her whereabouts and safety are unknown.”

     

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a7nghsZnLNng

     

    Or is it just that they do not fear prosecution? . . . in Louisiana?  But what about Federal? 

     

    And here is another one.  Note the attempt to blame “the Feds” for gross negligence.

     

    “From the elderly residents -- at least 31 -- who drowned in their nursing home to the hundreds stranded for days on a dock as the Mississippi lapped violently at the sides to the administrators of Chalmette Medical Center who flew away to safety and left 30 nurses abandoned on the roof surrounded by 10 feet of water, the people of St. Bernard Parish for much of the early, difficult days of the crisis were on their own without any state or federal assistance.

    "We were surrounded by water and we was out of communications entirely," said Henry J. "Juniour" Rodriguez Jr., a jovial potbellied politico who's partial to snake skin belts, cowboy boots and a cane that he just might poke one with if they're not careful. "You want to talk about the cavalry riding to the rescue, the Canadian Mounties got here the second day. The feds, we didn't see those (S.O.B.'s) until the fifth or sixth day."”

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0909katrina-nursing-home09-ON.html

     

    Can he really be that dumb?  They have no fear!

     

    Rosie Allen is from Louisiana.  That explains a lot.  

     

    Then who knows maybe they are right.  We will blame it all on “the Feds.”  They are like children.

     

    But then ABC management has no fear that they will be found out.  Weiner, Imus, all of them.  They do wrong but do not worry what anyone thinks of them. 

     

    Lord what country is this?

     


    Washington Post
    Louisiana Charges St. Rita's Nursing Home Owners (Update3)
    Bloomberg - Sep 13, 2005
    Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Louisiana's attorney general filed 34 criminal charges against the husband and wife who own St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. ... St. ...
    Louisiana Charges St. Rita's Nursing
    Deaths at St. Rita's Dramatically Show Risk for Nursing Homes SeniorJournal.com
    AG's Office Investigating St. Rita's Deaths KLFY
    Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles Times - all 1,263 related 

     

     

    Lecture Notes: 

    Introduction to Louisiana Politics  Part II  (see also September Lecture Notes)

     

    “Russert explained:

    "The mayor of New Orleans is African American. OK? The notion that he somehow turned his back on his own people" doesn't make sense, he argued.”

    ---- NewsMax, 09-06-05

     

    Russert, a  Democrat political operative, placed a Democrat politician  whose years of incompetence exposed tens of thousands to risk in his Parish and may have killed thousands, before a national audience.  After a week of Louisiana race baiting, partisan media manipulation the President of Jefferson Parish told a series of lies that  went unchallenged on Meet the “Press.”  Now that Mr. Broussard’s emotional tales have been exposed as lies will Mr. Russert correct the record?

     

    Don’t count on it.  Just think about that.  A race baiting political operative who put a fellow Democrat on the air will not correct the record.  (see also ABC’s Stephanopoulos who allowed a Democrat Senator, also from Louisiana, to perform as an on air narrator of “news” footage culminating with the Senator demanding that no one oppose her or she would “punch” him, apparently referring to the President.)

     

    Lies?  Race baiting?  Say it is not so, Tim.

       

    So Broussard, who claimed that Wal-Mart's aid was outright rejected (a  three truck loads of water), was wrong. Based on Wal-Mart's information, their trucks were taken where FEMA thought they were needed most. It would appear that the same story occurred with the Coast Guard fuel issue. Broussard said that FEMA wouldn't release the fuel to Jefferson Parish - but surely that fuel went somewhere else it was needed. Thanks to Wal-Mart's Sharon Weber for tracking down this information. Red State  http://mikewas.redstate.org/story/2005/9/6/114926/3369

     

    Broussard claimed that an infirmed woman in a nursing home (“in St. Bernard nursing home”) called every day for five days before drowning on Friday.  If Broussard was referring to the St. Bernard Manor in Jefferson Parish why did he not do something?  If he meant “a” St. Bernard home how is it that he did not get a boat and rescue her?  The home is less than 8 miles from Jefferson Parish.  One home in St. Bernard was not evacuated, the St. Rita's, and 32 patients died.  How the other 33 patients were  rescued has yet to be explained.  Why wasn’t the St. Rita's evacuated?  Who is responsible?  

     

    It is unlikely that the calls came from St. Bernard Parish as all communication lines were down.  How is it that this one phone worked for five days in a row?

     

    “We had evacuation plans for all the nursing homes," said parish coroner Brian Johnson Bertucci. "This particular home, due to extenuating circumstances, could not evacuate. They had special-needs patients, which made it difficult to get a bus to lead the people up."

     

    . . . Katrina knocked out communications for several days, so emergency officials couldn't call for help . . . The parish president in St. Bernard says a search and rescue team from Canada finally managed to get in, but it was two days more before any American federal help arrived.

    "We were surrounded by water," said Junior Rodriguez. "All our repeaters were down. Communications were down. . .”

    CBS 5  Bodies Recovered From Flooded Nursing Home  http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_250212859.html

     

    Mr. Broussard,  the Jefferson Parish President, had a duty to develope a flood emergency plan including rescue.  100 people who managed to find refuge from the storm in St. Bernard in a riverside warehouse are reported to have died due to lack of drinking water.  If the Parish President of Jefferson which is also located on the Mississippi, it borders St. Bernard Parish,  is not responsible for this gross incompetence to plan for and rescue 100 people just on the border of the Parish, then how is it that the Federal Government is responsible?   Where are the Parish rescue boats?  Where are the Parish emergency supplies?  Storm evacuation centers?  Any plan at all?  Yet nothing is said about any of this.

     

    Instead of taking responsibility for his criminal neglegence Mr. Broussard seeks with tears and emotion to deflect blame and punishment.   He then actually blames the Federal Government for killing the very people his own incompetence drowned.    

     

    But do not look to the media to follow up on any of this.   Russert will not because Mr. Broussard is White and the people he killed were also White.  Is that it people?   "The notion that he somehow turned his back on his own people" doesn't make sense, as Russert argued?  Do you agree?  But again, do not expect the media to ask, because Democrats control the media at NBC, ABC, CBS, NYT, etc. etc. . . . . 

     

     

    Lecture Notes:  SS New Orleans Titanic

     

    The Titanic was advertised as being unsinkable because of the “water tight bulkheads.”  However, the bulkheads did not extend all the way to the top of the hull, because this was cheaper, and because it was thought unlikely that more than two compartments would be flooded simultaneously.  The Titanic had only half the needed life boats.  The steerage passengers were locked below decks.  The owner demanded that the doomed vessel steam at speed through the ice berg field over the objections of the ship’s captain.  The owner wanted to set the speed record, heedless of the danger.  The SS California was near and saw flares but thought that the lights were for the entertainment of the passengers.  At first passengers were reluctant to board life boats, one of which, designed for 40, was launched with only 12 passengers.

     

    NPR reported, 09-07-05, that the Governor, A Woman, specifically declined to order in the Louisiana State Guard because she did not want to appear to be using the “military” on the Black citizens of New Orleans.  And yet she and the Democrat establishment would a day later criticize the President for not sending in troops. 

     

    In St. Bernard Parish 100 found their way to a warehouse on the Mississippi river, and died after waiting several days for rescue.  They did not have drinking water.  Patients at the St. Rita's Nursing Home were not evacuated, 32 died.  A table was found nailed to a window in an apparent effort to block the water. 

     

    There were no emergency warehouses with bottled water, food, blankets, cots, . . . life boats.  The pumps were located below water level and flooded.  Three pump houses had their roofs blown off before they were flooded.  Half the pumps had no backup power supply.  The levees were operated as individual political fiefdoms, mandated in the State’s constitution, for the benefit of the corrupt political machine, (Democrat).  

    No integrated plan for flood control or the consequence of the failure. Busses not used to evacuate and locate out of storm cone.  City ‘leadership’ failed to plan before and failed to organize during and failed to lead after the storm.

     

    Even Bangladesh large safety towers were erected on steel columns in and  around the low lying countryside for safety.

     

    Franken could not find this article which appeared on the front pages of hundreds of newspapers the day after:

     

    Storm floods new Orleans, Mississippi

    By Allen G. Breed

    Associated Press to print 08-30-05

     

    NEW ORLEANS- Announcing itself with shrieking 145 mph winds, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast just outside New Orleans yesterday, . . .

     

    . . . it was not the apocalyptic storm forecasters had feared. . . .

     

    The federal government began rushing bay formula, communications equipment, generators, water and ice into hard hit areas, along with doctors, nurses and first aid supplies.  The Pentagon sent experts to help with search and rescue operation. . . .

     

     . . . But it weakened to a Category 4 . . .  before it came ashore around daybreak . . . a path that spared the Big Easy . . .  from its full furry. . . .

     

    . . . But the doomsday vision of hurricane waters spilling over levees and swamping the city in a toxic soup of refinery chemicals, sewage and human bodies never materialized. . . .

     

    “The real important issue here is that when it got to the metropolitan area, it was weaker,” said National Hurricane Center deputy director Ed Rappaport . . .”

     

     

    Lecture Notes:  Good bye?

     

    What is going on?  Everyone wants to say good bye?  Or are you just trying to justify yourselves one last time before I die?

     

    More rationalizations?

     

    Dr. Edel?  Dr. Dobson?  Rush Limbaugh?

     

    OK, fine,  good bye back at you.

     

    Man of Science.  Man of God.  Man of . . .  well, fine.  Have it your way.  Dyslexics are “Klutzes”  on the low end of the “bell curve” with limited “hardware, like a computer, you know, we each have only so much hard drive space, RAM . . .’ Right, a man of “Science.” 

     

    Garrison Keillor is another one who presents himself as an affable good natured fellow while concealing his true loathsome  egotism.  And like Keillor Dr. Edel also makes no claim of fairness as he explains his party affiliation:  ‘The Democrats care about people and want to help people in need, but the Republicans only believe in survival of the fittest, and if you have difficulties and need help you should be left to die for the good of the gene  pool.  That’s why I am a Democrat.’

     

    Ironically Dr. Edel has himself speculated, as has Michael Weiner, that ‘his people’ are genetically superior to the rest of humanity.  Recently he said, for example, that he and ‘his people’ received the genetic benefit of the risk taking ‘gene.’  He reasoned that his forbearers had the foresight to escape Europe while others were perhaps genetically predisposed to staying put heedless of the risk.

     

    Now this is just bad science.  The behavior, evaluation of the social political and economic risks and opportunities, is far to complex to be the result of a “gene.”  Secondly evolutionary selection takes place over many generations and could not be, even in comparatively simple genetic traits, such as the color of a moth’s wings, be transmitted or selected for in one generation.    

     

    Dr. Edel’s theory has more in common with the ancient idea of “the blood” recently popularized by the German NAZI Party than it does with modern genetics.  (Michael Weiner has several times on his own radio show speculated that descendants of European Jewry may have been ‘improved’ by the ‘selection’ process of repeated anti-Semitic genocidal pogroms, (including the Holocaust itself),  because the ‘smarter’ or ‘tougher’ Jews survived to pass on their ‘genes.’  (Of course, Michael Weiner, as has been observed before, is a raving lunatic.))  

     

    But Dr. Edel is so determined to justify his actions, or inaction, that he is willing to misrepresent his “Science” in order to assuage is guilty conscience.  Anyone familiar with the literature on IQ distribution knows that dyslexia is coextensive with IQ, and not skewed to the lower, ‘smaller RAM’, end of the distribution.  There is some suggestion that dyslexia is greater in the upper distribution though sample bias may explain this.

     

    But the point is that here again Dr. Edel’s political, social, psychological need to justify himself, and his inaction, causes him to distort and misrepresent his “Science.”  Indeed this misrepresentation is particularly harmful, for it was generally believed in our lifetimes that dyslexics were “retarded” and many with normal intelligence were until only recently branded “retarded” by school bureaucrats in our government controlled school system.   

     

    And this bias continues to this day in part because people like Dr. Edel continue to put it out, contrary to the best research, that difficulty with language is 100% associated with the ‘G Factor’ i.e. intelligence.  Again, IQ testing, testing for ‘G,’ does not confirm Dr. Edel’s repeated assertions over the years that verbal writing  skills are directly correlated to ‘G’.  (This issue is distinct from whether dyslexia is an ‘illness’, or ‘abnormality’,  or a ‘disability’ etc. which are social political classifications. Such factors prevent Medicine from becoming  a Natural Science.)  

     

    But the point here is to see how Dr. Edel twists his “Science” to serve his psychological needs.   Ask yourselves:  Why has Dr. Edel such a strong psychological need?  So much for objectivity. 

     

    And further, anyone familiar with the political and sociological literature would know that the social political economic policies advocated by the Republican Party are supported  by our best social and economic research.   I do not say if you are familiar with the best research that you must be a Republican.  For example, Senator Moynihan. 

     

    I only say that if you are familiar with the research you could not grossly distort these policies as being “social Darwinism” as did Dr. Edel.  You could not dismiss them so easily.  Senator Dr. Moynihan never did so.  He argued.  He reviewed the evidence but he did not grossly distort.  Just as Dr. Edel misrepresents his own science in support of his racial theories, or to explain his repeated and false assertions that dyslexics are “slow” or ‘retarded’  he also misrepresents sociological and economic research in support of his political prejudices.  For that is what they are.  Politics is just prejudice without reason.

     

    Such is the power of his need to justify himself.  Why such need?  He works a KGO in San Francisco.    He knows about the burglary, the years of harassment, and he had done nothing. 

     

    Good bye Dr. Edel.  You have shown yourself to be a hypocrite even in you own “Science.”  Recall Dr. Edel’s story about stepping over a homeless person on the sidewalk while attending the theater in San Francisco, and concluding, we live in “a nation of haves and have nots.”  The man on the sidewalk was not their because Dr. Edel, and Dr. Edel’s “profession” the doctors of California had abandoned their duty to their patients.  California physicians have not left their patients to drown as did the physicians of Louisiana. 

     

    And of course, Dr. Dobson,  it must be my “unforgiving” nature which caused my enemies to pursue me for fifteen years.  It is because I am “obsessed” with them.  Right.  I am so “unforgiving” that I went back to see Yvonne that second time.  I followed them from job to job place to place for fifteen years.  I burglarized them?  I placed electronic eaves dropping equipment on them?  I stole their mail, interfered with their employment?

     

    Sure.  And when I am dead you will blame “Buddhism” for my death.  You will not think of how many Christians participated in the harassment.  You will not for example consider that Mrs. Jack Swanson regularly brags about being an “Episcopalian.”  Do you not think that many other “Good Christians” know what has been done to me over these many, many, years and have done nothing, made no objections, even joined in with Rosie Allen and Ted---

     

    Counselor: . . .

     

    Ed Baxter?  The KSFO weatherman?  All Christians!  Do not Christians and their religious theology bare some examination? You?  Is there a Christian justification for inaction?  Yours  too? 

     

    (For example, are their no Christian families in Louisiana and Mississippi who could benefit from professional assistance in preparing their insurance claims?  (Even at this late hour my mind is franticly hoping for some way out.  Previous fantasies included being called back to work by the insurance companies, even the ones who actively participated with my enemies in harassing me.  Wild unreasonable hope, even now!  Or that I might have worked for the new Governor of California even though the day after I submitted my resume Mrs. Jack Swanson had apparently been told that I had applied.  Or when I hoped that I might assist in Iraq.  Or with FEMA!   Mightn’t  Mr. Bush have benefited from my 25 years experience in catastrophe claims? And every minute some new miracle is dreamed up.  Hope spills out of me and runs down my face.  There still might be some other way.  Even now!  There is no dignity.))    

     

    Many have known what was done to me.  Some of you knew while it was going on.  Some of you joined in on it.  Some found out later, and still joined in.  (“I have heard what you do to some of your listeners.”  Senator Hatch.  A Mormon.) There is no reason, no religion, no principle of any kind.  Emptiness.

     

    Right. 

     

    Rush, the reason Dr. Edel thinks Republican are hateful, and believe in “Social Darwinism” is because of your unthoughtful blithering.  Please stop it.  Read.  You are not helping conservatives.  We are not conservatives because we want to hurt people but because we want to help people.  If you do not want to help the people stop calling yourself a conservative.  If you want, advocate selfishness. Start a selfish party if you want but stop hiding behind “conservatism.”

     

    You oppose market pricing of roads.  You support exclusionary zoning.  You deny that Social Security is a welfare program.  You support the state apparatus which excludes people from participating in the market with its zoning, licensing, and mass of administrative regulations.  You support the corporate welfare state and unregulated “tax shelters.”  You are not a conservative.  You do not want to “join” my “parade” because I am too unforgiving?  Don’t.  Good bye to you too. 

     

     

     

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    Counselor:  So, what you are saying is that by criticizing the Woman Governor of Louisiana you are proving that you are not a sexist?

     

    Yes.

     

    Counselor: And by criticizing the Black Mayor of New Orleans  . . . this shows that you are not a racist?

     

    Right.

     

    Counselor: And criticizing a Jew proves that you are not anti-Semitic.

     

    Exactly.

     

    Counselor:  This just seems so counter intuitive.  We are back to Women, Blacks, and Jews!  All this is just the opposite of everything we have learned and believe.

     

    But this is why you are here at New Ruskin College . . . to learn.

     

    Counselor:  Hmmm . . .

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    Drudge

     

    Lecture Notes: September

     

    “Russert explained:

    "The mayor of New Orleans is African American. OK? The notion that he somehow turned his back on his own people" doesn't make sense, he argued.”

    ---- NewsMax, 09-06-05

     

    See?  If you is an “African American” you can not, by definition, be negligent with your “own people,”

    ‘cause yous Black like dim.

     

    And no one will question the Democrat operative, now NBC on air “personality,” Tim Russert.

     

    Tim Russert is a racist.  He thinks that you are determined by your race.  If your race is Black you can not fail to develop and practice a plan for the evacuation of your city.  If you are Black you can not fail to provide for “your people” during the 72 hours it takes help to arrive in response to the emergency. 

     

    If you are Black, according to Tim Russert the school buses will not be left in the city to be flooded.  Provisions for the first 72 hours will not be neglected.  If you are Black you will not fail to supervise the police, or secure boats for the expected flood and rescue operations, will not fail to obtain the assistance of the 6,000 Louisiana State Guardsmen or the 1,000 State Police from the Governor, A Woman.

     

    If you are Black, according to Tim Russert, your conduct and incompetence will not evidence a reckless disregard for the poor and infirmed of your city if they be Black.  ‘Cause wes alls knows thats these Blacks they is all of uss dim one big family, ya know?  Man?

     

    Recall last week Russert advocated a candidate for the Supreme Court because she was “A Woman.”  Now he grants to all “African American” mayors a free pass from criticism.  Tim Russert is a sexist and a racist.   

     

    Where is the reporting on the administrators of the St. Bernard Nursing Home for allowing their patients to tread water for five days? 

     

    St. Bernard Manor
    2300 Archbishop Hannan Blvd Meraux, LA 70075-2649
    Ph:
    (504) 277-2441 Fax: (504) 277-6300
    Independent Living Units: 82

    St Bernard III 2400 Archbishop Hannan Blvd Meraux LA 70075 504-277-0037

    Independent Living Units: 82
    Assisted Living Units: 0
    Nursing Care Units: 0
    Alzheimer Care Units: 0

     

    Who is responsible for the patients?  Did they just abandon them?  Why not ask?  No professional integrity.  Why didn’t they insist that the school busses be used to evacuate their patients?

    St Bernard Clinic, (504) 278-6592 , 2712 Palmisano Blvd, Chalmette, LA 12.55 mi

     

    The nursing home is located near:

    Archbishop Hannan High School, 2501 Archbishop Hannan Boulevard, Meraux, LA 70075, Tel: (504) 279-1921

    Didn’t anyone check in on the folks in the home just a few doors down and across the street?

     

    And on Monday the locals were allowed to return:

    Parish access and road information---Jefferson: You can return Monday with your ID. You will be allowed to collect your belongings and will not be allowed to return for a month.

     

    Or are the administrators of the St. Bernard Nursing Home Black?  Oh!  Is that it?  If they are Black then it is ok for them to let that poor woman drown after five days of having been abandoned?  Is that it Mr. Russert?  If you are Black we do not ask any questions? 

     

    But then we must remind ourselves that Mr. Russert is not a journalist.  He is an operative of the Democrat Party. 

     

    And a racist. 

     

    Or perhaps the “president of Jefferson Parish,” Mr. Broussard, was referring to “a” nursing home in St. Bernard Parish?  There are several nursing homes in St. Bernard Parish:  St Rita's Nursing Home, (504) 682-2650, 1422 E La 46 St Bernard, LA, Fernandez Nursing Home Incorporated, (504) 682-0131 ,2725 Bayou Rd St Bernard, LA,  Huntington Place Senior Commun

    (504) 279-4461 3819 De La Ronde Dr, Chalmette, LA .

     

    However the situation remains the same, for St. Bernard Parish also has an emergency plan which calls for the evacuation of those with “special needs.”   If Broussard was referring to St. Bernard Parish why did not they follow their plan?  And because St. Bernard is 90% White Mr. Russert can ask this question. Right?  Because White?

     

    Criminal Negligence!

     

    Reckless Disregard for Human Life!

     

    22 found lashed together in St. Bernard Parish.

     

    31 found dead at St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish.  Home had 65 residents.

     

    No explanation for why they were not evacuated according to Parish emergency plan for people with “special needs.”  Elderly left to die by incompetent Parish officials.

     

    They were waiting for the Federal Government?  They did not evacuate because they thought that the next day the Federal Government would be there?  The next day!?!

     

    “Even some people who were able to get to the parish's evacuation centers did not survive. Representative Charlie Melancon, a Democrat who represents the area, said in an interview in Baton Rouge that 100 people in St. Bernard Parish had died while trying to leave, which he attributed to a lack of water and food.” (NYT)

     

    Again!  A lack of water and food!  Criminal charges, resignations will not be good enough!

     

    But because St. Bernard Parish is 90% White we can make these points.  If the incompetent county officials were Black we of course could not say they had ‘somehow turned their back on their own people.’ 

     

    Right Tim Russert?  It is ok for us to criticize Whites?

     

    Russert is not a “reverse” racist.  He is just a racist.

      

    Mr. Broussard: 

    The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.

     

    The South Bronx
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    So close yet so far.

     

    Lecture Notes:  This is America?

     

    The question was asked again and again.  I gained some comfort from listening to the question asked over and over in many different ways.

     

    Sometimes there was surprise.  In some faces shock.  Good!

     

    For is this not what tormented me for so many years?  In 1991?  And then after the IRS gave my name to Crawford and Company after they had asked me to help investigate them?  And then in 1999 after the burglary.  And for months in 2000 when the San Rafael Police followed me referring to me as the “Colonial Motel Suspect”?  Did I not ask, ‘Is this America?’

     

    After Ron Owens harassed me at the health club with Michael Weiner, and then at Access.  And the two later harassed me in 2001 at Farmers?  Or Michael Krasney in 2000 at the AAA Auto Club?  And 2002 Mrs. Jack Swanson at CENCAL and finally Imus at GAR Robins in 2003, the straw; after State Farm in 1998?

     

    Is this America?  And best of all the wide eyed surprise.  The disbelief.

     

    See?  It is not just me.  Lots of people are taken by surprise by how vicious you can be.  How uncaring.  That you will let us die while you look on dispassionately.  We had been given a false belief.  We misunderstood.  After a taste of reality we now know better.

     

    After I wrote the Last Letter in 1991 criticizing Yvonne for betraying her client Michael Weiner and Ron Owens and Michael Krasney justified themselves by claiming I was anti-Semitic.  Anti-Semitic?  How so?  Because Yvonne is a Jew!   Criticize her you criticize Jews.  To criticize Jews is anti-Semitism.

     

    To criticize the “Black” Mayor is to be a racist, so don’t criticize him;  criticize the President he be White.

     

    To criticize the Governor, “A Woman,” is sexism, so don’t criticize her either; criticize the President he is Male.

     

    One standard for White Males another for A Woman and another for the “Black” Mayor.  You are still not ready to allow Women and Minorities to participate in our society.  You claim to be “liberals” but you do not accept them.  You can not criticize them.

     

    Recall that this is why you dynamited the public housing.  You could not bring yourselves to deal with them.  I am not the sexist or racist, you are.  You can not criticize them even now when you can plainly see, after watching for days their incompetence, their corruption laid bare, right before your eyes, that they did not even try to carry out an emergency plan.  

     

    But you can not bring yourselves to ask the tough questions of the “Woman” and the “Black” even now when the “Woman” is a Governor who has repeatedly broken down, and utterly failed in her duty, and the “Black” is a Mayor who has hidden on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency, the penthouse, screaming that the Whity does not care about Blacks, as the school busses filled with water and the elderly and sick were left with no way out, the police without direction. 

     

    There were no pallets of bottled water, no sanitary facilities, no plan for State police, or Guardsmen, no radios, no planning, and after 20 years of “Black” leadership what do we get? Only the complaint Whity does not care about us.  And you do not dare challenge this with any inconvenient questions.    What is this but the racism of lower expectations?  

     

    And I do criticize the President.  I do not exempt him because he is a White Male.  He did not call up our forces, military and civilian, in expectation that the levees would break, which should have been anticipated.  (see Army Navy Club Item #51 at the Max Weber Institute)

     

    I criticize the President for not listening to me, and not for the first time.  (If he had he and the nation would be better off.)

     

    But this time at least I was not surprised.  He has known about my case for years.  He has made many references.  For example, once after the election I had bitterly criticized him for not allowing debate, not participating in genuine discussions.  Then appearing before the press he felt the need to claim he had  “vigorous debates” in his Administration.  (Vigorous!)  This can not be true for if so how could he have been so unprepared to discuss and debate the issues during the campaign?

     

    I doubt now, knowing his father as I do, that he heard these issues being discussed even at the family dining table.

     

    No, his Administration’s poor performance did not surprise me.  This time.

     

    He will let me die in front of the KQED building in a few days.  He does not care for justice in my case. 

     

    But some were surprised.  Our borders are open.  No caretaker government was set up for Iraq.  Our troops must wait for the Iraqis to set the time table.   No quarantine even though bio attack had been repeatedly threatened.   No serious proposal for the debt, or Social Security or pensions or health care or the American Labor Problem.  No school vouchers.  He even supports racial and gender quotas.  (Why don’t the liberals love him?)  With a million new homeless will he now speak out against exclusionary building and zoning codes?  Why now?  He has said nothing even as three million came across the southern border every year.

     

    But do you learn?  You think we are prepared for a bio attack?  (see Bio War News #30)  Now who is the suicide?

     

    Yes, he will leave me to die, too.

     

    This is America; I am not surprised.   

     

     

     

    And now both hosts, preparing for the storm

    Of adverse battle, their encampments form.

    VIDA'S GAME OF CHESS

    OLIVER GOLDSMITH

     

     

    Oh!,  now suddenly it is the “blame game.”  Last week Bush bashing because the “Black” emergency plan put 20,000 in the Superdome without any provisions, without any plan, after 20 years of “Black” “leadership” of New Orleans, after hundreds of years of Democrat “leadership”, with “A Woman” as Governor, Commander and Chief of the Louisiana’s State National Guard, with thousands of trucks, busses, all the resources of the State of Louisiana, . . .  no, no,  now it is the “blame game.”

     

    "Gov. Kathleen Blanco's Bureaucrats Blocked Food and Water

     

    The Red Cross was reportedly ready to deliver food, water and other supplies to flood-ravaged refugees who were sweltering inside New Orleans' Superdome last week - but the relief was blocked by bureaucrats who worked for Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco."  (see below: NewsMax.com Staff

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 11:52 p.m. EDT)

     

    You 2##@&&^%@$# holes $#$%@@%% dumb %#$%@^##&!!!!

     

    You have your nerve.  Decades of corruption have consequences.  The lesson to learn is that this is your country.  This is your society.  Did you suppose that your corruption will not have consequences?  You know what Imus, Weiner, et al. have done to me and have not come forward.  And don’t you think people knew that the corrupt politicians of New Orleans did not have plans for the 20,000 at the Superdome and said nothing?   Went along with it?  Knowing people would die . . . ?  ---- Or, you don’t think I will kill myself in a few days?  Is that your excuse?  You did not know? 

     

    “How fitting that the nominee under consideration is a Woman from New Orleans . . .”

    ----  Tim Russert, Imus regular,  NBC, Meet the Press, 09-04-05

     

    (He actually said this:  A Woman.)

     

    "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."

    ---- George Bush,  09-01-05

     

    (Recall Dr. Rice’s comment: "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said in a May 2002 news briefing.)

     

    “These troops know how to shoot and kill, and they are more than willing to do so if necessary.”

    -----Governor Blanco, 09-01-05

     

    (If you had any doubt that she is an incompetent . . . “more than willing.”  Those boys from Arkansas they is more than willing to kill?  What a fool.  She finally acts to restore order, on Thursday, after her incompetence  allowed the city to descend into anarchy.  And even then she does so not as a statesman but as a vicious punk . . . “more” than willing.  Oh, but A Woman!  That is important because she has more “sensitivity” than do men.  No troops pre-positioned on Saturday or Sunday, none on Tuesday, and then after the old earthen levees gave way none on Wednesday, and then on Thursday?  We get her, “They have M-16s and they're locked and loaded” and her “more than willing,”  but still no troops. Look into the mirror.  This is your society.) 

     

     

     

     

    “ . . . When President Bush told "Good Morning America" on Thursday morning that nobody could have "anticipated" the breach of the New Orleans levees, it pointed to not only a remote leader in denial, but a whole political class.

     

    The uneasy paradox which so many live with in this country - of being first-and-foremost rugged individuals, out to plunder what they can and paying as little tax as they can get away with, while at the same time believing that America is a robust, model society - has reached a crisis point this week.

     

    Will there be real investment, or just more buck-passing between federal agencies and states?

     

    The country has to choose whether it wants to rebuild the levees and destroyed communities, with no expense spared for the future - or once again brush off that responsibility, and blame the other guy.  . . .

     

     

     

    . . . It has been a profoundly shocking experience for many across this vast country who, for the large part, believe the home-spun myth about the invulnerability of the American Dream.

     

    The party in power in Washington is always happy to convey the impression of 50 states moving forward together in social and economic harmony towards a bigger and better America.

     

    That is what presidential campaigning is all about.

    But what the devastating consequences of Katrina have shown - along with the response to it - is that for too long now, the fabric of this complex and overstretched country, especially in states like Louisiana and Mississippi, has been neglected and ignored.” (BBC)

     

    (But note that the liberal British twit for the BBC then speaks of “genuinely heroic mayor” even as he then goes on to describe how there was no plan for evacuation, that the mayor abandoned “his” people, and the city police and staff were also left with no leadership, Black or otherwise, no direction, no effort to bring in other resources, the State’s own National Guard, for example, or anything, but he is still called “genuinely heroic”;  that before, decades before, the levees were allowed to fall into disrepair.  He does not point out that even the pumps were placed below water level and that their roofs were blown off in the storm.  That most of the pumps were “electric” i.e. did not have their own power source.  That the city’s school busses were not used to evacuate.  Well, . . . This is the second British disease,  liberalism. )  

     

     

     

    Blair ‘shocked’ over BBC Katrina coverage


    By Joshua Chaffin and Aline van Duyn in
    New York
    Published:
    September 17 2005 00:38 | Last updated: September 17 2005 00:38

    Tony Blair was shocked by the BBC's coverage of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans, describing it as “full of hatred of America”, Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, revealed on Friday night.

    Mr Murdoch, a long-time critic of the BBC who controls rival Sky News, said the prime minister had recounted his feelings in a private conversation earlier this week in New York.

     

     

    “It is not the property . . . it is the break down of  society.”

    ----Ron Owens on the looting

     

    Break down of society!   I am still astonished by his hypocrisy. 

     

    He dares to speak of the “break down of society.”  What a God damned hypocrite.   Anarchy?  Isn’t that what Ron Owens and Yvonne and Sedge Thomson and the Red Comedian and that bitch (his wife?) at Gymboree were doing?  What was all that but anarchy?

     

    “they treated us like animals.”

    ----Survivor of the Superdome

     

    “You are treating us like animals.”

    ----That’s what I shouted at  Yvonne after she betrayed us.

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    Lecture Notes: 

       The Mirror of New Orleans

     

    Of course you are not going to accept that you are looking in a mirror when you look at New Orleans.

     

    You have not allowed your earthen levees to fall into disrepair.   Of course you see no analogy to your   national finances, the debt,  Social Security, pensions both public and private.

     

    Years of neglect. Avoid facing the problems.  Failure to exercise moral leadership. Corruption.  Corruption high and low.

     

    How much would the $70 million levee project cost the one million citizens of New Orleans over say 30 years if they had issued municipal bonds?  Answer:   $3 a year.  And how much if they had done this for each of the last 30 years?  $3 X 30 years =  $90    A year!

     

    Do you think the people of New Orleans wish they had paid a few dollars . . . a year?  (I once moved a California hillside for $50,000 for an insurance claim.  So $70 million would be 1,400 hillsides.  Each year.  Move 1,400 hillsides onto the levees for 30 years and you would have a very large levee.)

     

    And do you not think that you will wish later that you had done something sooner?

     

    Is this not a mirror?

     

    Do you not see yourselves?

     

    “Well,  . . . . enjoy your failure.”

    ---- Armstrong and Getty, KNEW radio (see Lecture Notes  08-24-05)

     

    Do you not think many knew of the pending disaster?  Yet the “reporters” said nothing.  The politicians did nothing.  Have we not seen this before?  What country is this?

     

    For example the people of the Bay Area are building a bridge which they have been warned will not withstand the maximum foreseeable earthquake, or even “a small car bomb.”  (see Technical Correction #6,  at the Max Weber Institute) 

     

    And again, our Bay Area reporters do not only fail to report the truth they publish the lies of the corrupt politicians of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, but willingly and  falsely put it out that the new Bay Bridge will be the “world’s largest”  “single tower suspension bridge” when in fact it is a self anchored bridge, a design which is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and other damage, such as even “a small car bomb.”  (It will be the “world’s largest” because no one else would do such a thing.)

     

    But this is just one example of what?  America!  What you have become.  The dishonesty of public discourse.

     

    And me, what was done to me for the last fifteen years, what is this but another poor example?  You knew, Jim Dunbar, Chris Matthews, Senator Hatch, Senator McCain, yet did nothing, or rather joined in.

     

    Look in the mirror of New Orleans. 

     

    See your cruelty,  see your dishonesty, see your meanness, unfairness, folly, selfishness . . .  see yourselves.

     

    I have not eaten for eight days.  It is difficult to focus.  Sometimes I forget things.  For example sometimes I get depressed that Marlene and I did not have a family and then after a long nap, I am tired now, I woke up and recalled that retarded people do not have families.  That is why Marlene and I got together in the first place I did not want a family.

     

    Or I wonder that I suffered this harassment for fifteen years.  Then I remember that I survived as long as I did because of that “glitch.”  That is why I kept fighting so long.  Now the levee has broken and I am tired, the battle is lost. 

     

    I had a dream about a destroyed city.  I helped set the new foundation. 

     

    I only have to do one last thing.

     

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    Lecture Notes:  Fatal Flaw

     

    “I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking the law during an emergency such as this, whether it be looting, or price-gouging at the gasoline pump or taking advantage of charitable giving, or insurance fraud.”

    ---- George Bush (43) President Of The United States Of America

     

    Well,  . . . ok, ok, I stand corrected he does care about the $1.5 billion . . . so there are a few things we agree on.

     

    I haven’t eaten in seven days.

     

    I have done it to myself again.  Always that hope!  Just when I think I have put it all behind me.  Free!  Then  . . .  such anguish.  Why do I do this to myself?

     

    Hope even now, at the last minute, I could get a call . . . ‘don’t they want in adjuster with 24 years experience?’ I wonder to myself.

     

    Why do I set myself up for this.  Forget. 

     

    But the jobs for Katrina are just another example.  For years now there have been thousands of job openings here in the Bay Area.  But not for me.

     

    You would think that after all of this, for fifteen years, by now! I would have gotten the message by now.  Why do I torture myself.

     

    And they are all such egotistical liars.  Such fact hypocrites.   Garrison Keillor, such arrogance . . .  and he is so sure that he is a good man, invincible egotism . . .  He and Imus, Weiner, they share this egotism to such a degree that it is pathological,  . . . and because so sure . . .  they never examine themselves.  Like Limbaugh they take pride in there utter lack of circumspection.  Boastful that they can not be reached . . . showmen.   Why can’t I put it behind me?

     

    Why am I still waiting?  How can there still be any hope?   Why do I still want to live?  Why?

     

    But then this is why I call it a protest.  I choose, therefore a protest.  This is what makes it a protest.  Just this agony. 

     

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    Lecture Notes:  The Glitch

     

    “The pressure was taking a serious toll on the survivors. A man in the main emergency evacuation centre, the Superdome sports stadium, where up to 30,000 took refuge, was seen to jump to his death after calmly telling people in the seats below to ‘watch out’.”

    ----- The Daily Telegraph, 08-30-05

     

    So my enemies discovered this glitch.  I can not rule out that they learned of this vulnerability from Yvonne.  She knew Ron Owens, had been on his show.  Michael Weiner seemed to know what I said to her the next day.  But then so too did the people at Green Gulch Farm.

     

    Every time I thought to try again, all I could think was what will they do again?  If I did get a job what if another incident . . . ?

     

    Another Scott Bobro?  Rick Alber?  Where are they? Imus?  This is what he found so “amusing.”

     

    Have they gone through my car?  Briefcase? 

     

    So I stayed by myself more and more.

     

    Hope is all gone. 

     

    I think they knew how to work it.

     

    Is this what happened to Garrett?

     

    Critics say mayor failed to follow emergency plan

    By James G. Lakelyand Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    September 8, 2005

     

    The mayor of New Orleans, a harsh critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, is coming under increasing fire for exacerbating the disaster by not properly implementing his city's emergency-management plan.


        A high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official, who asked not to be identified, yesterday said local leaders have known for years that the city's levees were not adequate to protect the Big Easy if it was struck by a Category 3 or greater hurricane.
        

    The official, who also questioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) slow response to the disaster, said Mayor C. Ray Nagin knew the National Weather Service had issued an alert Aug. 28 saying a hurricane warning was in effect for the north-central Gulf Coast, including New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.


        The weather service alert called for maximum sustained winds of 160 mph with higher gusts and a coastal storm surge flooding of 18 to 22 feet above normal tide levels, along with "large and dangerous" battering waves.


        The alert said some levees in the greater New Orleans area "could be overtopped."
        

    The official said Mr. Nagin waited too long to order a mandatory evacuation and later blamed others, including President Bush, for the resulting destruction and loss of life.
       

     Homeland Security personnel were told that Mr. Nagin had been concerned about the city's liability for the mandatory closing of hotels and other businesses, the official said.
        

    The official said Mr. Nagin had several hundred school and city buses at his disposal with which to evacuate the city and that the fleet could have been used in accordance with a New Orleans evacuation plan to remove 12,000 people per run.


        Bob Williams, a former state representative in Washington state whose district was devastated by the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, said "it is clear that Nagin completely failed."


        "He failed to pull the trigger and do the mandatory evacuation," Mr. Williams said. "I find it unthinkable that he didn't get the buses and go into those areas. He allowed [the buses] to remain at a low level and to be flooded and useless."


        Confusion remained yesterday over Mr. Nagin's mandatory evacuation orders -- reissued because of the 10,000 or so who remain in a city that has become a watery, toxic health hazard -- and what Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco is willing to carry out.


        Mrs. Blanco said that despite Mr. Nagin's order, only the governor has the authority to order a mandatory evacuation under state law, and she was unwilling to do so late yesterday afternoon.

     

    "We are trying to determine if that is absolutely necessary now. It's going to continue to be urged," said Mrs. Blanco, adding that if "there is a problem with disease," the state will "move to the next step."

     

        Management consultant Charlie Fleetham, who specializes in dealing with crises, said Mr. Nagin displayed "antiquated leadership" and "seemed to panic" when New Orleans began to flood and devolve into chaos, looting, violence and death.


        Several other Homeland Security officials, along with federal law-enforcement authorities, said Louisiana has a history of poor management and use of FEMA funds, including a suspected conspiracy by three top officials at the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness involving misspent funds for flood-prone homes.


        In March, FEMA demanded that Louisiana repay $30.4 million in flood and hazard mitigation grants awarded to 23 parishes between 1997 and 2002.
        

    Last year, a federal grand jury in Shreveport indicted three top officials in the New Orleans agency on charges of obstructing an investigation into how federal money was spent to buy flood-prone homes.


        All have pleaded not guilty. Some of the grants had been awarded in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Frances last year, Hurricane Georges in 1998 and Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.
        

     

    With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

    Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 11:38 a.m. EDT

     

    Ray Nagin: School Buses Not Good Enough

     

    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin garnered a ton of publicity with a profanity-laced interview he gave to WWL radio last Thursday, where he blasted President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco for not coming to rescue his city in time.

     

    However, Nagin's most newsworthy comments - where he explained why he didn't use hundreds of city school buses to evacuate his city's flood victims - went almost unnoticed.

     

    Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead.

     

    "I need 500 buses, man," he told WWL. "One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know, public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here."

     

    Nagin described his response:

    "I'm like - you've got to be kidding me. This is a natural disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."

    While Nagin was waiting for his Greyhound fleet, Katrina's floodwaters swamped his school buses, rendering them unusable.

     

     

     

     

    With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 11:52 p.m. EDT

     

    Gov. Kathleen Blanco's Bureaucrats Blocked Food and Water

     

    The Red Cross was reportedly ready to deliver food, water and other supplies to flood-ravaged refugees who were sweltering inside New Orleans' Superdome last week - but the relief was blocked by bureaucrats who worked for Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.

     

    Fox News Channel's Major Garrett reported Wednesday that the Red Cross had "trucks with water, food, hygiene equipment, all sorts of things ready to go ... to the Superdome and Convention Center."

     

    But the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security, Garrett said, "told them they could not go."

     

    "The Red Cross tells me that Louisiana's Department of Homeland Security said, 'Look, we do not want to create a magnet for more people to come to the Superdome or Convention Center, we want to get them out,'" he explained.

     

    "So at the same time local officials were screaming where is the food, where is the water, the Red Cross was standing by ready [and] the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security said you can't go."

     

     

     

    Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 10:59 p.m. EDT

     

    Gov. Blanco, Mayor Nagin at Each Others Throats

     

    . . . Gov. Blanco's decision to pull the rug out from under Mayor Nagin follows by two days Nagin's account to CNN, where he blamed the governor for delaying federal rescue efforts last Friday.

     

    "I was ready to move today. The governor said she needed 24 hours to make a decision," he complained.

    Reacting to the governor's footdragging, Nagin lamented: "It would have been great if we could have ... told the world that we had this all worked out."

    "It didn't happen, and more people died," he added.

     

     

     

    ABC News' Dan Harris filed this report for "World News Tonight."

     

    NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 6, 2005 — In New Orleans, those in peril and those in power have pointed the finger squarely at the federal government for the delayed relief effort.

     

    But experts say when natural disasters strike, it is the primary responsibility of state and local governments — not the federal government — to respond. . . .

     

    . . . As one FEMA official told ABC News, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco failed to submit a request for help in a timely manner.

     

    Shortly before Katrina hit, she sent President Bush a request asking for shelter and provisions, but didn't specifically ask for help with evacuations. One aide to the governor told ABC News today Blanco thought city officials were taking care of the evacuation.

     

    . . . New Orleans' own comprehensive emergency plan raises the specter of "having large numbers of people … stranded" and promises "the city … will utilize all available resources to quickly and safely evacuate threatened areas."

    "Special arrangements will be made to evacuate persons unable to transport themselves," the plan states.

     

    When Hurricane Katrina hit, however, that plan was not followed completely.

     

    Instead of sending city buses to evacuate those who could not make it out on their own, people in New Orleans were told to go to the Superdome and the Convention Center, where no one provided sufficient sustenance or security.

     

     

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    We have seen in things both large and small, near and far, the consequences of the simian’s willingness to tell pleasing lies to each other.   

     

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