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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?

Is the VOO program hiring commercial fisherman, first?

June 2, 2010

This story from Bayou, Le Batre, Ala. really started the day off.

“At issue, according to those there, is that recreational boat owners are being hired before those who make their livelihoods solely from fishing local waters.”

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Evidently, BP’s VOO program is in question, “We are adjusting the vessels of opportunity program to give priority to commercial vessels and fisherman.”

There’s a post in the Louisiana Sportsman forum stating that boat captains could be paid $35/hr just to drive the boat. I wonder what that’s all about.

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!

Which hoops did you have to jump through?

February 18, 2009

The New York Times - Clueless On Katrina AlertThe New York Times ran this opinion article on page A 34 recently. Not that page A 34 made headlines in the way that Hurricane Katrina did just a few short years ago. It galls me to this day that big shot newspapers like the NYT can have opinions about Katrina without having to experience it first hand. And they don’t even know where to begin pointing the finger, either.

Editorial
Some Sense, at Last, About Katrina
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/opinion/12thu2.html?emc=eta1

Published: February 11, 2009

The Obama administration seems to have learned the lessons of the Bush team’s disastrous bungling of the resettling of Hurricane Katrina’s tens of thousands of refugees. Under former President Bush, the task of resettling those whose homes were destroyed by the storm and floods in 2005 was initially given to the Federal Emergency Management Agency instead of to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which has a long history of housing poor and displaced people through its voucher program.

That grave mistake led to a plan that turned many survivors into wanderers who moved from place to place, cut off from jobs and schools. Washington will need to be more helpful if New Orleans and the Gulf region in general are to recover, not just from the storm, but from the damage wrought by federal mismanagement. Now plans to build affordable-housing developments have run afoul of the credit crisis. Without those developments, low- and moderate-income workers will be forced to pull up stakes and go elsewhere.

That message seems to be hitting home at President Obama’s HUD. For starters, the department’s new secretary, Shaun Donovan, has overturned a potentially disastrous decision that would have ended badly needed temporary rental assistance to about 31,000 households at the end of this month. The last thing the Gulf region needs at this point is more homelessness.

The point of the new policy is to keep low-income families on temporary assistance until they can complete the complicated process of qualifying for a permanent Section 8 housing voucher, which allows them to seek homes in the private real estate market. The hope is that many people being housed under the temporary program would be able to use the vouchers to remain in their homes. This would be especially helpful since rents in the city have skyrocketed since the storm.

The Bush administration wanted the vouchers primarily limited to the elderly and disabled. But Mr. Donovan has wisely expanded them to include all low-income people who are eligible under federal guidelines. This will require more money from Congress. But the expense would be well worth it if it prevents a new wave of homelessness and sustains the Gulf restoration project through turbulent economic times.

More Articles in Opinion » A version of this article appeared in print on February 12, 2009, on page A34 of the New York edition.

The NYT did not publish that FEMA subcontracted agencies to contact Katrina Victims. It galls me that no one realizes what these subcontracted agencies did with the FEDERAL MONIES they were given by FEMA to HELP Katrina victims. The agencies, of course, did not contact victims in anything that would be considered “timely”. Victims were then required to “fill out the necessary paperwork” to see if they “qualify” for assistance. What? After everything that I have been through already, you people want ME to fill out MORE paperwork so that YOU CAN DETERMINE, whether or NOT I deserve YOUR ASSISTANCE? So these subcontracted agencies go on with their non-profit status collecting the FEDERAL MONIES for their so called “JOBS” thereby sucking and blowing just like Katrina with FEDERAL FERVE.

When will NO get off of that list?

January 2, 2008

Yahoo headline today read to the effect, “New Orleans is the murder capitol of the nation for second year in a row.” My only hope this morning was a link (yummy) to blackeyed peas and cornbread. I was surprised by the day count that read, “855 days after Corps of Engineers incompetence/malfeasance nearly killed New Orleans”. Has it been that long? I don’t attribute what happened when Katrina hit to being MY PRESIDENTS fault at all. I just overlooked that part of the post and moved on to Chris Rose. Oh boy am I glad that I did! I didn’t get to have the traditional dinner on New Years Day this year. I did get a bit of saurkraut, howver. I think that passes for cabbage. I missed the blackeyed peas and cornbread though. I had white beans and rice, instead, and had to control the hot sauce for my son. (I didn’t want him to spoil his favourite dish with TOO much hot sauce.) My only regret is that I didn’t make more. There was hardly anything left after my sons friends came over. Brad Pitt and his wife deserve a dish. And as far as NO getting off of that list? That was normal before Katrina!