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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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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?

Cop Killer’s Aunt: My House Looks Like It Was Hit By Hurricane Katrina

December 4, 2009

Totally Clueless Katrina Comment

Oh no you didn’t! I guess you think your house was slabbed? I don’t THINK SO!

I still hate Katrina

September 10, 2009

I hate Katrina

Four years ago to this day, Red Cross was still unavailable. A communications trailer assisted with FEMA applications and free phone calls. Red Cross never answered. FEMA often was disconnected. The Red Cross website, said that Red Cross was available in New Orleans….
We all know that to be FALSE information. I won’t see Red Cross until after October 1st., 2005.

I was told October 20th, 2005 by a pharmacist while attempting to fill an RX for a “shampoo” in a different state that “Katrina is over.”

If you Twitter, try searching for #KatrinaMemories or #Katrina. There are a few interesting posts from #Katrina worth reading. Or here.

Unlike many who posted to #KatrinaMemories, I don’t blame former President Bush. I blame local, parish and state authorities and Mayor Nagin.

“I became a victim of my own resources.”