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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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Clueless Katrina Comments
Media Oversight

Hurricane Katrina was never about…pet rescue or racism. What?

April 9, 2010

Amnesty International. And that took 5 years to tell the story? You are waaayyyy to slow. Then there is Mr. DeBerry’s opinion article, which matches the Live Journal Baton Rouge communities tx of my blog posts. (A few really hate me on Live Journal. Okay, so maybe I am a bit of a troll, so what.) The majority of the media thinks and believes Hurricane Katrina to be “all about New Orleans” and “racism” – it wasn’t. Hurricane Katrina was a disaster that affected more than JUST New Orleans and race. That is my main point. DeBerry had another. And that was the fact that outsiders, you know those “come here people”, viewed a few things that occurred during the storm as wrong. All I have to say about that is….. not quite as eloquent or wordy.

Duh.

Jeopardy: What are clueless Katrina comments?

April 3, 2009

I cannot believe that there are those who will continue to make comparisons between Hurricane Katrina and other disasters…. the California ones were the first I had heard of a year or so back. Now?, it’s the flooding along the Red River.

The one thing that is common? Levees and misery.

See also:
Thanks, Katrina

First Draft

People Get Ready

Why did Gov. Jindal bring up Katrina?

February 26, 2009

KIRO Talk Radio attempted to make fun of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s speech yesterday evening. That part of the radio show was a success. Here is where KIRO talk radio invited chaos...they discredited Sheriff Harry Lee and they made fun of HURRICANE KATRINA victims and survivors by questioning , “Why did Bobby Jindal bring up Hurricane Katrina, again in his speech? What does Katrina have to do with it?”

I started crying inside. I wish that I had a cell phone handy at the time of the show when they said that they were taking calls and opened a discussion. I was busy at the time and couldn’t. They should be very, very, thankful that I didn’t call.

“As the president made clear this evening, we’re now in a time of challenge. Many of you listening tonight have lost jobs; others have seen your college and your retirement savings dwindle. Many of you are worried about losing your health care and your homes. You’re looking to your elected leaders in Washington for solutions.” –Bobby Jindal

Here is what KIRO didn’t understand. People lost their jobs, their transportation, their homes, their lives, and everything about their lives changed … INSTANTLY during Hurricane Katrina. Many are still fighting insurance companies, even today. Many are still rebuilding. Many cannot rebuild. Many are still not home. Many are still fighting bureaucrats.

When Mt. St. Helens blew, 50 people died. I didn’t hear KIRO making fun of that natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina killed three times that number of people. Some of those were children. No children died when Mt. St. Helens blew.

KIRO Talk Radio discredited Sheriff Harry Lee and laughed about the fact that he has since passed on. “We’re trying to….get….let’s call him.” they said. They actually wanted to call Harry Lee and confirm the conversation that he had had with Jindal during Hurricane Katrina. Then KIRO realized that Harry Lee was dead. KIRO doesn’t understand how well liked and well respected Sheriff Harry Lee was and still is in Louisiana. KIRO Talk Radio screwed up. Maybe if Harry had better health care he would still be here today. Many people in Louisiana didn’t have access to health care prior to Hurricane Katrina as Louisiana was one of those states that was deemed a “healthcare shortage area.” I can’t expect KIRO to understand what that means after Katrina.

“We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from across the nation for our ongoing recovery efforts.” KIRO Talk Radio wasn’t listening. And for those of us who cannot “go home” and are forced to listen to KIRO instead of WWL? It is because people “ignored the bureaucrats” that “There’s a lesson in this experience: The strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and the enterprising spirit of our citizens.”

Making fun of Jindals diction, tone, and meter in his speech was okay with me.

Making fun of Bobby Jinda’s RED WHITE AND BLUE TIE, was even okay with me. (Even though I’d like to wrap it around KIRO TALK RADIO’s NECK.) The fact that Bobby Jindal has ALWAYS worn a RED WHITE AND BLUE TIE, escaped KIRO listeners and KIRO Talk Radio.

Making fun of Hurricane Katrina victims and the travesty that REMAINS WITH US DAILY by KIRO TALK RADIO PERSONALITIES asking, “Why did Bobby Jindal bring up Hurricane Katrina, again?” shows complete and total, utter disregard, disrespect, ignorance, and poor taste in broadcast journalism. I can go on and on. I won’t. KIRO Talk Radio, like many other Americans, unfortunately, have no inkling.

The current so called “financial crisis” that America is facing cannot be compared to anything else but Katrina. The banks closed after Katrina. There was no cash to be had, no credit, NOTHING. KIRO couldn’t put up a radio station from scratch, I’d be willing to bet on it.

I’d like to see WWL interview these KIRO Talk Radio folks. I’d like to see KIRO get GRILLED.

I’ll show you mine cowboy, if you show me yours. (I think I already know who won this fight.)

KIRO,? You’re FIRED.

Gaynell Tipado, your boy is tough

January 21, 2009

This story broke my heart this morning.  If anyone knows Gaynell Tipado, please contact the Romulus, Michagan PD.  The story indicates that they are looking for relatives.

Mich. police: Boy, 8, spent 10 days with dead mom

Buildings in an apartment complex where an 8-year-old boy who survived Hurricane AP – Buildings in an apartment complex where an 8-year-old boy who survived Hurricane Katrina spent more than …

ROMULUS, Mich. – An 8-year-old boy lived for more than a week with the body of his dead mother before telling a concerned shopkeeper his mom was “in a better place,” police said. Gaynell Tipado, 41, apparently died Jan. 9 in their apartment in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, and the boy survived in part by eating dried rice, butter and flour, authorities said.

The family moved to Michigan from Louisiana after surviving Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Foul play was not suspected in Tipado’s death, and an autopsy was pending.

Lee Saco told The Associated Press that the boy and his mother came into Romulus Liquor regularly for about a year and a half. But four times during the past week the boy uncharacteristically walked about a block to the store by himself — sometimes through Arctic cold and other times wearing pajama bottoms.

“I questioned him, ‘Where is your mom?'” Saco said when the boy first came into the store by himself to buy milk, chips, candy and bread with cash. During the next two visits, he said the boy bought a number of items, including bread.

Saco, who co-owns the store with his brother Sam, said he was curious from the beginning but his concern heightened on Monday when the boy tried to buy $34.80 worth of grocery items — including nacho cheese dip, a package each of processed ham and turkey, hamburger buns, milk, doughnuts and candy — with his mother’s credit card.

Saco then asked the boy if he could speak to his mother. “Is she alive?” Saco asked the boy.

“She’s in a better place,” the boy replied, who later told Saco he’d tried to revive his mother by pushing on her chest in an apparent attempt at CPR.

“I sat him down, gave him chocolate milk. Then I called Romulus PD,” Saco said.

Police arrived and took the boy home. They called Saco about 10 minutes later to tell him the boy’s mother was dead.

The boy was home-schooled, has no siblings and his father died several years ago, authorities said. The child is in foster care while police try to locate his other relatives, Romulus police Lt. John Leacher said.

“It’s sad. It’s very hard. It’s very unfortunate for him,” said Lee Saco, 36, a father of three young children. “I just feel bad. What he had to see for 11 days.

“He came from a good home,” Saco said.

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Associated Press Writer Ben Leubsdorf in Detroit contributed to this report.

 

Hurricane Wiki – A project of the Hurricane Information Center

September 12, 2008

http://www.hurricanewiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

HurricaneWiki.org: A project of the Hurricane Information Center

  • Calcasieu ParishMandatory Evacuation for residents in travel trailers, mobile homes, and low-lying areas, as well as home-bound, special needs residents.
  • Cameron Parish Mandatory Evacuation for entire parish.
  • Iberia ParishVoluntary Evacuation for low-lying areas.
  • Jefferson ParishMandatory Evacuation of Grand Isle.
  • Jefferson Davis ParishVoluntary Evacuation for residents with special needs.
  • Lafourche ParishMandatory Evacuation for all areas south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow and the community of Pointe-Aux-Chenes.
  • Livingston Parish Voluntary Evacuation of southern and eastern portions of parish.
  • Plaquemines Parish Voluntary Evacuation of entire parish.
  • St. Bernard Parish –Mandatory Evacuation of anyone not inside the hurricane protection levee.
  • St. Mary ParishVoluntary Evacuation south of the Intercoastal and in Franklin south of the railroad track. In Baldwin, the voluntary evacuation extends to residents of mobile homes and travel trailers.
  • St. Martin ParishVoluntary Evacuationin Bell River and Stevensville for low-lying and mobile home/travel trailers.
  • Terrebonne ParishVoluntary Evacuation of southern portion of parish.
  • Vermilion ParishMandatory Evacuation for Vermilion Parish below LA Highway 14 to include all of Erath and Delcambre and Medical Special Needs patients south of LA Highway 14 and on the west side of the parish from the Meridian Line Road to the Cameron and Jeff Davis parish lines.
  • St. Charles Parish updated
  • Jindal Update from LPB Blog