Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

Nine Years – That’s how evil works — and you let it.

August 30, 2014

So what’s up with waiting 30 days for Red Cross?

So what’s up with rent going up and people being evicted in spite of governor’s orders? Or did I misread it?

So what’s up with banks not having deposit information for a “few people” but everyone else in line has theirs?

Nine Years — That’s how evil works — and you let it.

 

 

 

Nine Years – That’s how evil works — and you let it.

August 30, 2014

So what’s up with waiting 30 days for Red Cross?

So what’s up with rent going up and people being evicted in spite of governor’s orders? Or did I misread it?

So what’s up with banks not having deposit information for a “few people” but everyone else in line has theirs?

Nine Years — That’s how evil works — and you let it.

 

 

 

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?

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.

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.
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Who has forsaken, thee, Msgr Wagner?

February 18, 2009

I read slabbed today. I thought to myself that at least those people who owned a home and had insurance had TOOLS to fight BACK with.

Those of us who didn’t have homes and insurance and were renters didn’t have that opportunity to FIGHT BACK against KATRINA.

Another thought from reading Damian Thompson’s Blog today.
Monsignor who suggested Katrina was God’s punishment will not become Bishop of Linz
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2009/02/15/monsignor_who_suggested_katrina_was_gods_punishment_will_not_become_bishop_of_linz

“…The conservative clergyman nominated as a bishop of Linz in Austria has withdrawn his name following the outcry over his view that Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for the immorality of New Orleans…”

Immorality? So everyone is to blame for the problems in New Orleans? So you believe erroneously that EVERYONE AFFECTED by Hurricane Katrina was FROM NEw OrLEAns?

Mgr. Gerhard Wagner, you need to come to Louisiana. The Holy Father should make you serve in Louisiana and do your penance.

*AND DO YOUR PENANCE*

The story from the AP two days ago:
Austria: `Katrina’ pastor giving up promotion

2 days ago

VIENNA (AP) — A radio station says an Austrian pastor who suggested that God punished New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina because of the city’s sins is giving up the auxiliary bishop post the pope promoted him to.

The national broadcaster ORF said Sunday the Rev. Gerhard Maria Wagner made the decision because of the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVI’s promotion of him in Linz, Austria’s second largest city.

The promotion of the conservative pastor sparked an outcry among Catholics who warned it could prompt people to leave the church.

ORF quotes the 54-year-old Wagner as saying: “Regarding the fierce criticism, I am praying and after consulting the diocesan bishop I have decided to ask the Holy Father in Rome to take back my promotion as auxiliary bishop.”

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.