Get real – Media Oversight – No Questions

February 16, 2012

23,000 FEMA trailers deployed to just N.O. alone.
Toxic interiors.

All occupants have a more permanent residence – NBC announced today February 15, 2012.

Gosh, that only took 7 years.

 ImageAnd these local people were busy telling me that Katrina was over in October 2005.

Up theirs, huh?


Normal & Presidential Propaganda

February 10, 2012

I haven’t visited or posted to this blog in quite some time – 11 months to be exact. I tried to access a few links like the Hurricane Katrina Fact Sheet from Barack Obama’s website. Of course, it is 404. How soon we forget?

Scribd has this to offer.

I stopped reading after this line, “Amount spent by FEMA to date on operating expenses, including salaries and expense accounts: $6 billion”

Pissed Off. Even though I’ve discovered that there are new banking rules in the State of Louisiana after Katrina. I read this, too. And this, “The LA BEOC supports the coordination of activities and resources of businesses and volunteer organizations in Louisiana and across the nation to improve response and self-sufficiency, reduce reliance on FEMA and other federal assistance in order to maximize business, industry and economic stabilization, returning the business environment to normal operations as quickly as possible.”

There is is….

That N word again.

I liked the idea of Louisiana telling off FEMA. Even if it is subliminally & metaphorical, “reduce reliance on FEMA”.

I’ve missed my Louisiana blogs….
I’ll be dipped if we are not back to a Presidential Propaganda year.

    Normal Presidential Propaganda
    March 15, 2009

    Normal is not snow.
    Normal is not below 80*.
    Normal is not rain that sprinkles daily.
    Normal is not my pillow.
    Normal is not underfoot.
    Normal is not my yard.
    Normal is not my flower bed.
    Normal is not my grocery store.
    Normal is not mine anymore.
    Kiss my a** normal.
    Normal is not the National Guard parked outside.
    Normal is not the crime rate.
    Normal is not living here.
    Normal is not at home.
    Normal does not live here.
    Normal is not my school.
    Normal is not my school board.
    Normal is not my new friends.
    Normal is not my neighbor.
    Kiss my a** normal.
    Normal is not the formaldehyde level.
    Normal is not my shoes.
    Normal is not my furniture.
    Normal is not my memory.
    Normal is not the trees.
    Normal is not the bus.
    Normal is not the radio stations.
    Normal is not the latitude or longitude or wind speed.
    Normal is not Katrina.
    Normal is not the Road Home.
    Kiss my a** normal.
    Normal is not my local Government.
    Normal is not my Federal Government.
    Normal is not my levee.
    Normal is not my canal.
    Normal is not my city.
    Normal is corrupt.
    Normal is self rightous.
    Normal is proud.
    Normal is a sense of humor.
    Normal is not laughing.

“As usual, the state and their agents of fortune are the one you need to guard against.” -<< this blog's singular post tagged about Katrina. The blog states further, "This is one of the better pieces of intel I have yet to see." Guess he didn't read Louisiana Questions or see my tags, "Clueless Katrina Comments" or "Media Oversight". It is certain that he, Deaconmatson, and the author of Disaster Mythology and the Law, Lisa Grow Sun, did not live in Louisiana during Katrina. The blog post is entitled, Disaster Mythology: Your real enemies are not who you think they are…, from Deaconmatson's Blog – observations from America. The article is a late bloomer, the ideas lay withering in the sun, wrinkled, burned, and useless. I skipped to her conclusion, "The true nightmare of Katrina was not the anarchy and violence reported to have consumed the city; rather, it was the painfully slow and often misguided response—spurred in part by the disaster myth of widespread looting and violence—that compounded the suffering of Katrina’s victims and all but guaranteed that disaster would become catastrophe. If we are to avoid that nightmare scenario in future disasters, we must reform both the design and implementation of our disaster laws to avoid the overemphasis on security and law enforcement that the disaster myth encourages." CORNELL LAW REVIEW Vol. 96:1131 2011 Honestly? You have got to be kidding me! I want to know exactly HOW MANY people she interviewed who ACTUALLY went through Katrina. I’m willing to bet ZERO! I would love for people who were not there to just shut up about Katrina. Media included. I’ve never really laughed so hard at Cornell Law. Actually, I did not expect this! rofl


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March 28, 2011



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What does it look like under the couch?

August 29, 2010

Well, five years ago I could tell you EXACTLY what it looked like. I didn’t move out from underneath that couch – stuff was whiz banging all around. It looked like that see through canister inside your vacuum cleaner.


What are dueling media banjos?

August 28, 2010

Talk about political mumbo jumbo that diverts from the fundamental idea and this comes into focus.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/28/mlk.niece.beck/index.html?iref=obnetwork

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/28/sharpton-led-rally-recalls-kings-dream-speech/

Someone got it right.
The Restoring Honor Rally is a non-political and non-partisan event. All proceeds will go to the 501 (c)3 charity The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).

Another dueling banjo – Michelle Malkin

“Post-racial America, we never knew you.”

AMEN.

See also :
“The most obvious point is that the media focus on race and poverty has tended to mask the issue of age.”
http://understandingkatrina.ssrc.org/Bytheway/index2.html


Restoring Honor


Why are they still missing……?

Who cares for the welfare of the elderly in Louisiana?


Five years ago: Why did you call me?

August 28, 2010

…..b/c the crime rate will go up-i see it already.
…..b/c I can’t call anyone else-landlines suck.
…..b/c a bad situation got worse.
…..b/c the gas is going up.
……b/c rent is going up.
….b/c I was told that, “Sometimes the little guy *GETS IT* – by a very nice part-time COP”
….b/c I see corruption.
….b/c I don’t like what I see.
….b/c nothing will ever be the same.
….b/c people are living under bridges.
….b/c the hospitals are ?
…..b/c public transportation is ?
….b/c there is green everywhere, but its not IN THE LEAVES. (military)

You really had to ask, why? Must you throw that question in my face? Are you for REAL?


What has changed in five years since Katrina?

August 27, 2010

People are still free to ask stupid questions. And they do. One Facebook rant included a list of stupid Katrina questions that I appreciated, recently. Stupid questions Katrina peeps endure-rant went something like this……”Why didn’t you evacuate?”, “Is New Orleans still under water?”. Stupid questions people ask, but none worse than,

“Why did you (See August 28th’s post)?” I’m still angry at that statement. This didn’t change.

There is a 2006 study of telecommunications failures published by Lafayette University that I revisited today on the net. It was interesting to re-read the problems that the State Patrol and others had during Katrina. I wonder if these issues were ever addressed. I wonder how many telecommunications businesses have been affected, closed up, created, bankrupt, or improved since Katrina? How many radio stations and tv stations are better prepared? Did anything change?

One change: I increased my personal debt by 3,200% and the US National debt increased, too.

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

The estimated population of the United States is 309,004,608 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $43,264.60.

It appears that the crime rate has gone up, particularly in 2006; as well as the unemployment rate and the price of everything else.

The media hype during Katrina and its immediate aftermath are superseded by media hype of the flaws in the various systems, organizations and entities established to deal with Katrina. That didn’t fix issues brought forth in the 2005 post Katrina media. It’s like the media covers what it wants to cover, but refuses to follow through to the end of the story…..to the resolution. The media stops mid swing more than enough times to sit on the bench. Katrina hype just snowballs into an oil vat. Maybe, these are bad analogies. The media didn’t change.

QUESTION: Do we need Congress to investigate baseball and steroid use? ANSWER: No.

So why are they wasting my time and money? Congress didn’t change.

One thing is certain. Laura Curtis. A self proclaimed, “New Orleanian” who authored, Go golfing, Mr. President got my attention with that piece. While I do not agree with everything she has written in the article, I have to cheer her on with the point she drove home on August 19th.

If you refuse to enact meaningful reform and continue to attack our economy, then on August 29th, go play some golf, Mr. President.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/Go-golfing-Mr-President-101081469.html#ixzz0xpkhBO85

It’s obvious to me that he just can’t play ball.

So what has changed in the five years since Katrina?

Nuthin’ Not one stinkin’, cotton pickin’ thing. Not one.


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