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Friday, September 30, 2005

Out of the Loop


Is Bush and his minions still trying to start shit with my governor and my senator??? Someone needs to tell Michael Brown (lying ass "Brownie") that he is definitely not welcome in the state of Louisiana for decades to come (actually never and a DAY!!!).....The ones who have been most affected by this have been the kids....My son sees the truth in all of this so do all the kids I come in contact with....I listen to their little voices singing along to the song "Louisiana 1927" on cd in the back seat of the car and hear them sing the words "It rained real hard and it rained for a real long time--six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline..." as they shake their sad little heads.....My little brother who takes to musical instruments like a duck does to water (ie the piano, guitar and drums) fell in love with Kansas Joe's "When the Levee Breaks" and he told me that he is determined to learn that song....Corey (who loves spelling and math and who aces all his spelling "pretests" so that he doesn't have to take the actual spelling tests on Fridays) has committed himself to learn the acordian soon.....Not bad for African-American babies is it William Bennett?!!!

I remember listening to a little Black child on MSN video as he was distraught over his grandmother being without her blood pressure medicine for five long days in New Orleans....That little boy pretty much broke it down for the rest of the nation...The kids are watching all of this and they are taking note....Kids have a greater concept of what is right and wrong than adults do because adults have the ability to rationalize....My son definitely knows who Governor Blanco is and he definitely knows who President Bush is.....

Bush needs to concentrate more on restoring the wetlands instead of trying to start shit with Governor Blanco...What part of wetlands doesn't his ass understand??? What part?!!! These kids can read through your intentions Mr. President....The children (the youth and our future) are going to remember these recent events for many years to come...They are not stuck on stupid as the adults are (especially the baby boomers)....Remember this baby boomers "old trees don't bend..." They snap, break or blow over.....Young tender vines and branches are better able to withstand the winds--especially the winds of change....

I'm glad that I am not the only one that can see that dark forces have overtaken this country...Even the kids can see it....Right now I'm missing my son sitting in the back seat of the car singing "Oh (Madeline)" by Zachary Richard....He is still in Houston....

The cams are back!!

Cool!!! I miss the cams.....Especially the karoke cam....

I'm coming home


Governor Blanco don't worry we are coming home....I'm back at work..I'll be working straight through until October 31st....They gave us a two dollar raise to draw us back....Power is still out all over the parish but they are providing us with food, shelter, showers and campers (in the future)....We have generators, the internet and of course lots of gas....The plantation (refinery) is still shut down as it took hit from the storm....They fill our cars up with gas so we are good to go....This is kinda like a month long field exercise....Everyone is just chilling and trying to get stuff back online....People are hanging out after work and playing staying up late paying a game of "bones", cards or just hanging out talking to one another....The espirit de corps is awesome with everyone looking out for one another....The whole area looks like ghost towns....I have pictures but I can't get them online yet as I am not back at the home base at the moment...Glad to see Tom Delay was indicted....I pray that Michael Brown gets felony charges upon him soon....Let's peep Brown's Bio....Oh looks like he left a few important details out!!! Not everyone is able to pad a resume and get away with it...I didn't take resume padding 101....Resume padding 101--"How to get the REAL Jobs..." I should have though...Hell I say put his resume online and I'll just copy and paste it into my current resume and then I'll go ahead and apply for a position with FEMA....

Sorry Governor for "looting" your gif off your state homepage....I thought it was public domain....I'll be happy to make restitution in the form of community service...

"I'm coming home to be with my dear ole Governor....That's where I belong...."

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Global Warming is NOT a myth!!!

Listen and learn!!!

Cindy Sheehan


I'm glad the president didn't meet with you also....Now you have gone on to do a greater work.....

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Coast 2050

ONE VOICE....ONE MISSION....LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED RIGHT NOW!!!!
COAST 2050....The wetlands are not just Louisiana's problem it is everyone's problem....

Hurricane party 2005


We are ok governor Blanco.....Our crib is fine....We were on the direct east side side of the hurricane eye wall....It seems as though every tree in Louisiana was blown down....I have internet access here in Houston and you know I can't live without my internet...Gonna be podcasting soon as I can get back to my homebase....I have a lot to say about Bushitler (I really like the way that word sounds when you say it outloud) and his cronies.....I have drank enough liquor to remember this hurricane party for a long time....I got pics also....The thing that sucked the most was the gas lines and stuff being closed due to lack of electricity....Trees are down every damn where...I was stuck in redneckville for several days before moving on to Houston, Texas....Thank God for beer when dealing with redneck country (Leesville, Louisiana--Fort Polk area)....

Next time I am going to camp out with Todd in Atlanta, Georgia.....He has been asking me every time we get a storm in Louisiana to come and visit him....I'll have to bring my Chihuahua though....She has been taking this the hardest in that she can't stay inside and she is used to sleeping with me....Now she has to spend her nights outside in the heat....We all could use a good bath...My dog looks like those people in New Orleans after five days with no food or water--damn near starved and dehydrated to death!!!! She has food but her appetite is not like it was due her being so hot....We were camped out with three families and about 7 dogs and this got to be too much for Corey's bronchitis....I thought that would become a serious issue but it didn't get bad at all....My cousins in Port Arthur lost their home due to flooding....I live about 60 miles off the Gulf Coast but we were to the east of the storm and our area was hit hard....Trees everywhere....Just think if we had all that eroded coast back that Louisiana has lost in the past 70 years I'd actually live 105 miles off the Louisiana coast....Thank God this was high winds so a lot of strucural damage didn't occur...But trees are down damn near all over the state of Texas and Louisiana....Drag them bitches off to the Coast of Louisiana and let's start rebuilding the damn COAST OF LOUISIANA!!!!!! That Christmas tree shit that people do every year with left over Christmas trees to rebuild the coast isn't nothing but putting a band-aid over a sucking chest wound!!!

Guess what Bush bitch!!!! I am back and I am badder (madder) than ever....GLOBAL WARMING AND COASTAL EROSION WILL BE DEALTH WITH BITCH WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!! AND YOU AND BETTER START LISTENING TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY!!!! THIS IS NOT YOUR FUCKING WORLD YOU FUCKING PATHETIC ASS CHIMP!!! AND YOU'D BETTER QUIT FUCKING WITH MY GOVERNOR AND MY SENATOR AND NEXT TIME YOU SEND FOLKS TO MY HOUSE TELL THEM NOT TO BE SOOOOOO FUCKING OBVIOUS!!!! I'D HATE FOR SOMEONE TO DEAL WITH YOU!!!! SORRY SENATOR LANDRIEU YOU GONNA HAVE TO TAKE A NUMBER ON THIS ONE I WANT HIS ASS FIRST!!!!

HEY "BROWNIE" I GOT YOUR "dysfunctional Louisiana".....Trust me "Brownie" we'll see your ass in JAIL!!! YOU LIED TO CONGRESS!!! YOU ARE A FUCKING FELON!!! YOU MOTHER FUCKING CRIMINAL!!!!! I have no respect whatsoever for people who break the law...Governor Blanco didn't break the law "Brownie" but YOU did!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Evacuation


Well gotta run....I mean that literally.... I gotta evacuate....The storm might be headed this way....I hope everything is the same when I get back....i have been kinda upset over the happenigs lately that i went and had my blood pressure looked at...It is kinda high but I am definitely not in grave danger....It was really hard to find anything open as everyone is dispersing all over the states of Texas and Louisiana....One hospital was open much to many of the staff's dismay....They wanted to flee to higher ground with their families....My car started acting up as it has been acting kinda weird lately....I can definitely see why a lot of people couldn't get out of New Orleans....And my car is a 2004 model!!! As I drove into the emergency room parking lot it died on me...I thought it was the oil so I called my mother and told her that I was at the ER and to call my daddy at work and have him come and look at my car....I informed her that I had left son and dog at home and that I would be home as soon as possible....Not really a big deal but my son is only 10 and I had to drive 24 miles one way just to see the doctor as we have no doctor at all in my town of 3,335 people even when it is not hurricane season...I would have gone to the clinic but the Nurse Practioner that runs the clinic was forced to manditory evacuate from his city and they were in the process of shutting down the clinic also....I actually had to drive to his city to go to the doctor....See this is why support networks are very important and if you are a single parent and have struggled without one then you very well know what I am talking about....I actually wouldn't be able to do half of the things that I do if I didn't have family around....

I was scheduled to work seven days in a row this week with six of those days being 13 hour shifts and the last day being a 12 hour shift....But with all the drama and hurricane madness I called in sick last night....My blood pressure is hoovering a little too high for me....I actually do not like working at a refinery and as soon as I come back from this second cruise I am planning on leaving this job....The noise levels are atrocious.....You come home smelling like chemicals....Clorine from the cooling towers rains down on you and your car constantly.....The decibles levels are so high that you feel a constant tightening in your chest and a pounding in your head when you are at work.....I plan on letting someone else have it....Working there for two years is good enough for me.....It probably wouldn't be so bad if I moved around areas but you have to sit there for 12 or 13 hours constantly being exposed to tremendously loud sounds or be rained on with chemicals.....The only thing that has kept me from leaving this job is that my dad wants to take another cruise and I don't want to start another job with me telling them I need seven days off....

The doctor did some blood work on me said my kidneys looked fine and increased my dosage of medication slightly...I can imagine how scared people in New Orleans were without medication....Hypertension is a scary thing....It is not like diabetes...A diabetic can adjust if they are low on sugar with the effects being felt almost immediately....A person with high blood pressure can take meds but they have to wait until the blood pressure comes down and that takes a while (days) and all the time they are trying not to stress out even more and hoping that they don't have a stroke....

Well anyway, I need to trot as we are leaving at seven tonight...I am actually supposed to work through Saturday....Just hope everything looks the same when I come back....Just remember: Global warming in NOT a myth and neither is accelerated global warming.....The only thing we are leaving so far is a big mess for our kids to clean up....I have no doubts that they will rise to the occasion....It is the kids that are most affected by this (hurricnes) and the other things that we bring about.....

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Why isn't "Brownie" in jail yet?!!!

Lying to Congress is a felony....Bush is still lying, spinning and denying...He is worse than a whole season of hurricanes.....

Blanco asks for independent investigation into Katrina response

06:03 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Associated Press



BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco asked President Bush on Wednesday to appoint an independent commission to investigate the preparations for and response to Hurricane Katrina -- adding her voice to a chorus of Democrats calling for an independent investigation.


Blanco sent a letter to Bush with the request, pointing to the independent commission set up to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks.


"Only an independent, nonpartisan commission investigation that commands full support from the executive and legislative branches will accomplish what we need -- a thorough, comprehensive review which is only concerned with getting to the truth," she wrote in the letter released by the governor's office.


Bush has named Frances Fragos Townsend, his in-house homeland security adviser, to lead an administration investigation into the sluggish federal response to Katrina. The appointment of Townsend, a former federal prosecutor, hasn't satisfied Democrats on Capitol Hill who are demanding a fully independent investigation.


(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Whitehouse.org

I love their website....Look at what they had to say about Michael Brown....And by the way, why isn't Michael Brown in jail??? Lying to Congress is a felony!!! Get the cuffs and lead him away....

David Krovics--"New Orleans"

I really like his song....Sincere and from the heart....

New Orleans--David Krovics

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Montego Bay, Cozumel, and the Grand Caymans

The cruise is back on....LOL...Daddy decided to go with giving up two more grand...Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Why are people still puzzled???




Environmental Summit Video Presentations

Hey Louisiana remember when we used to worry about that Cold Canadian air pushing down from up north and mixing with the warm atmosphere from the Gulf because it could cause a tropical storm formation??? Why is that we are not hearing anything about that anymore?!!! I don't know but "global warming" shole comes to my mind.... Ya'll had better wake up folks!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Never had "Crawfish Stuffed Bell Peppers" before

Crawfish Stuffed Bell Peppers

Pat's Firehouse Cook-off -- Fire Station 4, 6241 Prescott Road


Ingredients
12 peppers with tops cut off and cleaned out
1 stick of butter
1 large onion diced
1 pint heavy cream
1 can breadcrumbs
2 lbs crawfish tails
12 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper

Instructions
To make stuffing, melt butter in large skillet, add onions and sauté. Add crawfish tails with hat and mix well. Add enough bread crumbs to make a dry dressing then use cream to moisten it back to a wet dressing so it does not dry out during cooking. Stuff peppers with stuffing and wrap in foil. Be sure to add a little water in each foil pouch to help the pepper cook. Place on grill on medium heat for 45 minutes. When ready to serve remove from foil and top with cheese leave on grill long enough to let cheese melt.


I had to save the recipe though for future reference....

Man of the Year--Lt. General Honore

When the Levee Breaks--Kansas JoeMcCoy/Memphis Minnie





Sending Lt. General Honore down to Louisiana was the best thing that President Bush ever did in over 5 years as President even to include his years as governor of Texas....He couldn't have sent a better man down to Louisiana....One of our very own...

I like this:

"These were mostly poor people who didn't have much other than their homes," Honore said. "We didn't pull anybody off those rooftops that said, 'Damn, I left my Lexus!' "

Of the poor, he said: "When it's hot, they're hotter. When it's cold, they're colder. When the wind blows, they go over farther. And when a plague hits, they die faster."

Honore can identify with Louisiana's underprivileged. He was one of them once.


I like this also....

Honore, who turned 58 Thursday, and his wife, Beverly, have four children. Oldest son Michael, 29, is an Army sergeant who recently was serving in Baghdad, Iraq. Their youngest child, Stephen, is 15.

His oldest daughter, Stephanie, lives in Florida, where she recently gave birth to Honore's first grandson. His other daughter, Kimberly, lives in Kenner. She evacuated to Stephanie's home in St. Petersburg when Hurricane Katrina hit. But, like many evacuees, she left behind her pets.

She e-mailed her father daily to rescue her cat, Gumbo, and hamster, Hammie. After 10 days in the city, Honore finally accomplished the search-and-rescue mission.

"I've got 80 helicopters in the air and we're trying to evacuate 20,000 people from the Convention Center, and she's e-mailing me every day about her cat," Honore said.

A man of duty, the general followed orders. He made the trek to Jefferson Parish.

"The good news is they were OK," Honore said. "The cat was living large in that place."


I wonder if the cat tried to eat the hamster??

Don't even think about Louisiana!!!

You won't put another refinery here buddy!!!! We have enough refineries in this state...The third largest refinery in the nation is right here in my area....We citizens of Louisiana are tired of folks dumping on us--mainly the state of Texas....I'd rather see some nuclear power plants go up around here...At least they don't contribute to global warming and coastal erosion....I don't care where you go but you can't STOP here!!! Don't even think about stopping here!!!

Voice of the Wetlands

That voice isn't whispering anymore...It is pretty much screaming at the moment....

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Big Texas

Big Texas---The Cajun playboys.....This song is dedicated to all the dispossessed and displaced people of Louisiana who just want to come home....

Leave well enough alone!!!


The government is always doing something to try and cure something but yet it backfires almost everytime because they don't do their homework...They introduced these damn love bugs from South America to Texas and Louisiana with the hopes of eating mosquitoes and all these damn bugs do is fly into your cars or swarm themselves around you crawling over everything....They don't eat mosquitoes but the acid in them eats the paint off your cars when they are crushed by the hundreds against the front of your vehicle....I bet when they first went down to South America to look for something to eat mosquitoes they didn't even see not one of these bugs eating mosquitoes....The (federal) government still doesn't have a damn concept of what an "ecosystem" is....Here's a hint you damn braindead individuals!!!What you do to something in one area ALWAYS affects something in a different area....Even the birds won't touch these jokers (bugs)unless they are looking for a stomach ache......But yet the government just threw them on the states of Texas and Louisiana...These jokers have long since invaded Florida....Try working on some levee systems and coastal erosion instead and leave the hard math to folks like me!!! Well on second thought given the (federal) government's habit of screwing up things....I might want to take time and reconsider my request...

That Girl's got spunk


Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 10:06 a.m. EDT
Mary Landrieu: I'll Punch Bush, 'Literally'

Sen. Mary Landrieu threatened the president of the United States with physical violence on Sunday, saying that if he or any other government official criticizes New Orleans police for failing to keep civil order in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - "I might likely have to punch him - literally."

"If one person criticizes [our sheriffs], or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me - one more word about it after this show airs and I - I might likely have to punch him - literally," Landrieu railed on "ABC's "This Week."


Cool!!!! Mary Landrieu for Governor I say....

In Louisiana we don't "crawfish" (backdown or go back on what we first said)....



Sen. Mary Landrieu: I'll Still Punch Bush

Sen. Mary Landrieu refused on Friday to withdraw or apologize for her threat to punch President Bush if he criticized Louisiana officials - despite Bush's magnanimous speech Thursday night and a federal downpayment of more than $60 billion dollars to rebuild her state.

"I do not take it back, I don't apologize for it. I said I would punch anybody, including the president," she told the Chicago Tribune.

"Though threatening the president is a crime," the Tribune noted - "the Secret Service took it as a joke and the White House brushed off her remarks."

Standing in the Capitol, however, Landrieu made it clear she wasn't joking.


Ah...Dear Senator Landrieu but you'd have to take a number on that one....You'd be surprised at how many people would do more than that to him if the secret service wasn't around....Many have tried but someone will succeed one day....Most likely some disgruntled 72 year old veteran will be the one to succeed...

Dirty money


After doing some research on the illuminati or "Moriah conquering wind" as they now call themselves....I was just plan disgusted....The stuff they are involved in makes voodoo look like some primative backwater religion....Voodoo is not an occult and could never dream of being as organized and secretive as this organization is....In all my reading I didn't get scared I got mad....I had heard about secret organizations since my days in highschool and I really wasn't concerned...It all sounded true but I thought those days would be at least a long time from now.... but in light of what's going on in the world I can see their plans coming together....Bush is acting wierder and wierder as each day passes....Isn't anyone concerned except me at why we are suddenly in his administration calling for potentially soon missions to Mars....During the Clinton administration if they said something like a "mission to Mars" I would have said "Hogwash!! Don't even think of wasting taxpayers money"....

This present administration not only plans missions to mars but harvesting its resources and colonizing it...There is a deeper story to this....I read more on it and I was purely disgusted with it all....I know some of you all don't believe in a Supreme Being but One specifically told me back in 1996 to start making plans to get out of the military...I was told: "You need to start making plans to leave the military because there is a day coming when people will seek to leave military service and they won't be able to do it...." Sounds like that Voice that I heard was right on point....I can even tell you where I was when I heard this message....I even questioned God I was like, "You surely can't be talking about Bill Clinton?!! Surely he wouldn't do anything crazy!!!" Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected this nation to put G.W. Bush in office as President of the United States as he was currently the governor of Texas and I couldn't stand his ass even back then....

It wasn't until 2001 when I left military service and God himself basically forced me out....By that time I was screaming to be separated from service.....As you all might recall I basically wrote myself out of the Army....When I was done with them they were extremely glad to let me leave the military as I was calling for my Chain Of Command's heads (and had them just where I wanted them also)....My First Sergeant said that "under no circumstances was she going to let me out of the Army"....This same First Sergeant when I was done with her walked my paperwork up the Chain of command and got me out of the Army in two weeks from the time I submitted the paperwork for a hardship discharge....I served less than 3 months with Bush as President...I don't regret leaving the military at all....What fool would want to be in the military under a mad man's command at the moment?!!! Shole not me!!!! Thank God for hardship discharges....

Lol...After reading some stuff on the internet about the illuminati....I went and got all my money, took a Sharpie and blackened out the "all seeing eye" that is part of the capstone on the pyramid......Yeah, I defaced money...So what....It's all dirty money anyway.....You don't want to get any of those bills....The coke machines just might not take them anymore....LOL....

The Dutch can relate


The Dutch can relate to Low lying Louisiana...I get tired of people regurgitating stuff they read on the news such a damn "bowl"....If you know anything about Louisiana most of the state lies only a few feet above sea level with it's highest elevation being only 535 feet....And with coastal erosion and off shore drilling in the gulf it is sinking even further below sea level so that all you uninformed folks can be warm in the winter and have gas for your damn cars....

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ragin' Cajun


A regular "John Wayne Dude"--Mayor Ray Nagin on Lt. General Russell Honore

Jambalaya--Waylon Thibodeaux One of my favorite Cajun musicians....

Friday, September 16, 2005

To vacation or not to vacation--dat is the question....

Ask my daddy!!! He is upset because the cruise ship that we took in 2003 is being sent to New Orleans to help out in the disaster relief.....So he will have to pay an extra 2 grand to board another cruise ship....I don't care either way...I care about people that are in need of help in the first place....Either way that could be extra money that I save for me some new guitar strings.....But for now the cruise is all but canceled....Forget ocean songs...I'll be listening to zydeco even if I do go sailing---sailing along......

Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band in New Orleans....
Hello Rosa-Lee


Way to go Mayor Ray Nagin

Yesterday when I got home from work and went over to my mother's house to pick son and puppy up my little brother who is 14 years old (We are 23 years apart in age--same mother and father---we have late babies on my mother's side of the family.) rushed to me laughing at what you had just said on television....He was like "Sharon did you hear what Mayor Nagin said on televison just now?!!" He was cracking up....He basically said that you said "We will not tolerate looters....We have AK-47's, M-16's and we might even have bazookas for you special people...." I like that....These kids now days are keeping up with what is happening in the world and they are very technosavy to boot.....Generation X got duped and let down but that is another story for another time.....Oh and don't worry about the antisocials that were killed for raping kids during the five days of Tribulation....Sometimes "field expedient" justice is the best justice under certain circumstances....

In memory of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Rock My Blues Away


Mary Landrieu!!!!


Looking excellent!!!! Looking awesome!!!!This song is dedicated to you Senator Landrieu....

It Must be Magic....

Buckwheat Zydeco--Jackpot CD

Thursday, September 15, 2005

My prayers for everyone

My heart goes out to everyone who was displaced in the storm....I am not not just concerned about the folks in New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana parishes but also people in Mississi, Alabama and Florida....Im fact I have a cousin who is stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi and who is from Louisiana....She has been in the Airforce for over 15 years....She and her family lost EVERYTHING in this storm so I am not just feeling for people in New Orleans (actually I have no relatives in New Orleans)....I have been giving my time and money and using Gerald's money to give also.....I had him donate to the Wetlands campaign or donate money or an item when we visit the supermarket.....Again, my heart and prayers goes out to everyone affected by the storm....

Lucifer

Dies Irae had Dubieux in mind when they wrote this song....That damn demon is trying to start with Governor Blanco and Senator Landrieu....You goofed up you damn demon!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tipitina???

I'm thinking about naming my new guitar Tipitina....But I don't want to detract from Professor longhair....

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Rain

Aaron Neville--Rain
It feels like rain....

Louisiana 2005

Aaron Neville--Louisiana 1927(Randy Newman)....
In rememberence of the Storm of 2005....We plan to keep the music alive....People from Louisiana are reslient....The Sorrows of life will always be the Joys of art....

Monday, September 12, 2005

Bush's God is speaking to him again

That means more death and destruction to follow....Sigh President "mental case" Bush....President George Wacko Bush.....Remember he says one thing and then he does another.....

Underscoring the unpopularity of the devices, defense officials working on the program, called Spider, declined to call the weapon a land mine. They opted instead for generic descriptions like "networked munitions."

The Spider has the same function as a field of land mines — to prevent anyone from crossing a piece of territory, either by killing them or scaring them away. But unlike a traditional minefield, it is designed to be monitored by a human operator, who can activate the system by computer when somebody enters the protected area.

It can also be set to function like a traditional minefield, without any human monitoring, officials involved with the program said in recent interviews. But they insisted that option would only be used in rare cases, with approval by senior officers on the ground.

Military officials said the system answers critics' complaints about traditional mines, chief among them that they remain a hazard long after a conflict ends, killing or maiming civilians who accidentally set them off. The new mines either turn themselves off or their batteries run out after 30 days, leaving them inert, officials said.

According to the United Nations, more than 110 million unexploded land mines litter the planet, with mines a threat in at least 68 countries. The worst casualties from them have occurred in Afghanistan, Angola and Cambodia.

American officials contend that U.S. mines are not a significant contributor to the land mine problem worldwide. But according to New York-based Human Rights Watch, U.S. mines are present in 29 countries. The United States stopped exporting mines in 1992.

The U.S. military last used land mines in combat during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

The Pentagon has mines ready for use to defeat a potential North Korean invasion of South Korea. Military officials regard the narrow Korean peninsula as favorable for anti-personnel mines because they expect any North Korean invasion of the south would involve large movements of infantry across relatively limited corridors.

Enter the Spider.

"It's an alternative to the persistent mines that are coming out of the inventory," said Doreen Chaplin, division chief for network munitions at the Army's Picatinny research center in New Jersey. "It's much more than your old anti-personnel mines."

Human Rights Watch disagrees, saying the mines' capability to detonate automatically, not by an operator, violates international consensus on such weapons.

Last year, President Bush backed away from a Clinton-era policy of giving up all anti-personnel mines by 2006, assuming the Pentagon could develop an alternative by then. The new policy allows indefinite use of mines with deactivation features on the assumption they pose little threat to civilians.

The Bush administration has said it will not join the Ottawa treaty that bans anti-personnel mines. Ratified by 143 countries, the pact bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of anti-personnel mines and stipulates that mined areas be cleared within 10 years. The United States, China and Russia are among 51 countries that have not ratified the treaty.

A provision of the treaty prohibits signatories from assisting other countries whose actions would violate it. Steve Goose, director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch, said NATO allies who are part of the treaty could balk at working with the U.S. if the American military wanted to use mines during a joint operation.

While Spider is "better than a traditional anti-personnel mine," Goose said, "it's objectionable."

Spider does comply with a less-stringent conventional weapons accord that says mines must deactivate themselves within 90 days, Goose said. The U.S. is a party to that convention.

A single Spider system would involve up to 84 "munitions," each a small disc with six miniature, single-shot grenade launchers. When a nearby tripwire is triggered, one or all the grenades will fire, depending on the setting.

The disks can also be loaded with plastic balls as a nonlethal weapon, Chaplin said.

In December, the Army will decide whether to begin low-rate production of Spider. If that goes forward, the weapon could be ready for initial deployment to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea by 2008, Chaplin said.

The military has spent $100 million developing Spider, she said.

The U.S. is using some of the technology developed under the Spider program in another system, called Matrix, that is available to commanders in Iraq, military officials said. Matrix includes some of the remote monitoring gear used in Spider to manage a field of traditional Claymore mines, which are explosives detonated only when a soldier activates them.

Investigate this!!!


You damn demon!!!!

Big Chief--The Neville Brothers....New Orleans Mardi Gras theme song (Professor Longhair's "Big chief")....



http://www.gov.state.la.us/Disaster%20Relief%20Request.pdf


Randy Newman--New Orleans Wins The War

Don't remember much about my baby days,
But I been told
We used to live on Willow near the Garden District
Next to the Sugar Bowl
Momma used to wheel me past an ice cream wagon
One side for White and one side for Colored
I remember trash cans floatin' down Canal Street
It rained every day one summer
Momma used to take me to Audubon Park
Show me the ways of the world
She said, here comes a white boy, there goes a black one,
that one's an octoroon
This little cookie here's a macaroon, that big round thing's
a red balloon
And the paper down here's called the Picayune
And here's a New Orleans tune
In 1948 my Daddy came to the city
Told the people that they'd won the war
Maybe they'd heard it, maybe not
Probably they'd heard it and just forgot
'Cause they built him a platform there in Jackson Square
And the people came to hear him from everywhere
They started to party and they partied some more
'Cause New Orleans had won the war
(We knew we'd do it, we done whipped the Yankees)
Daddy said, I'm gonna get this boy out of this place
Bound to sap his strength
People have fun here, and I think that they should
But nobody from here every come to no good
They're gonna pickle him in brandy and tell him he's saved
Then throw fireworks all 'round his grave
So he took us down to the airport, and flew us back to L.A.
That was the end of my baby days
Blue blue morning, blue blue day
All your bad dreams drift away
It's a blue blue morning, of a blue blue day
Lose those bad dreams
Those gray clouds above you, what you want them around
with you for?
You got someone to love you
Who could ask for more?
It's a blue blue morning, of a blue blue day
All your bad dreams drift away





HELL NO, WE AINT ALLRIGHT

New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
Hell NO, we Aint Allright

Now all these press conferences
breakin news alerts
this just in
while your government looks
for a war to win
flames from the blame game, names?
where do i begin?
walls closin in
get some help to my kin
Who cares?
while the rest of the bushnation stares
as the drama unfolds
as we the people under the stares
50% of this son of a bush nation
is like hatin on haiti
an settin up assasinations
ask Pat Robertson- quiz him.....
...smells like terrorism.
racism in the news
still one sided news
saying whites find food
prey for the national guard ready to shoot
cause them blacks loot

New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
Hell NO, we Aint Allright

Fires , earthquakes, tsunamis
i dont mean to scare
wasnt this written somewhere?
disgraces all i see is black faces
moved out to all these places
emergency state
corpses, alligators and snakes
big difference
between this haze
and them diamonds on the VMAs
we better look
whats really important
under this sun
especially if you over 21
this aint no tv show
this aint no video
this is really real
beyond them same ol 'keep it real'
quotes from them Tv stars drivin big rim cars
'streets be floodin, 'b'
no matter where you at, no gas
driving is a luxury
urgency
state of emergency
shows somebodys government
is far from reality....



New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
Hell NO, we Aint Allright

I see here we be the new faces of refugees
who aint even overseas but here on our knees
forget the plasma TV-aint no electricity
new worlds upside down-and out of order
shelter? food? wsssup, wheres the water?
no answers from disaster them masses hurtin
so who the fk we call?--Halliburton?
son of a bush, how you gonna trust that cat?
to fix sht
when help is stuck in Iraq?
makin war plans takin more stands
in Afganistan
2000 soldiers dyin in the sand
but thats over there, right?
now what's over here
is a noise so loud
that some cant hear
but on TV i can see
bunches of people
lookin just like me..


Chuck D/ Public Enemy September 2 2005
Terrordome Music Publishing, LLC. (BMI), administered by Reach Global,

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Whatcha gonna do with that??!! Stew them in a gumbo or eat them right out of the jar......
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I'm have never been so proud to be a part of Louisiana.....Make some noise!!!! We love you Mary Landrieu.....You are doing good Governor Blanco....Louisiana (and the New Orleans area) isn't going anywhere, neither is it's Cajun and Creole culture....If you think differently then you have another thing coming to you.....

Mayor Nagin speaks out

By Gordon Russell
Staff writer
In a stark reminder of how drastically Hurricane Katrina has impacted the lives of New Orleanians, Mayor Ray Nagin has purchased a home for his family in Dallas and enrolled his young daughter in school there.
Nagin, who spoke with The Times-Picayune by telephone from Dallas, where he has been since Wednesday, said he planned to return to New Orleans on Saturday. He said he will remain in the Crescent City while his family lives for the next six months in Dallas, making occasional visits to his family when possible.
It’s not clear where Nagin will be living: His home along Bayou St. John suffered massive flooding, the mayor said, although he has not inspected it.
In a brief but wide-ranging interview, the mayor reflected on the tragedies of the past two weeks, acknowledging that he may have made some mistakes but said that he hopes others in positions of authority – including President George W. Bush and Gov. Kathleen Blanco -- are scrutinized as closely as he and his staff have been.
“I’m not pointing any fingers at anyone,” Nagin said. “But I was in the fire. I was down there. Where were they? I’m confident the truth is gonna come out. But I want everybody’s record analyzed just as hard as mine.
“Listen, this was unprecedented. Nothing has ever happened like this. For people to sit back and say, ‘You should have done this, you should have done that’ … it’s Monday morning quarterbacking. They can shoot if they want, but I was there, and I will have the facts.”
Nagin’s biggest frustration, and his biggest source of puzzlement, is the slow pace with which relief arrived. He said state and federal officials made repeated promises that weren’t kept.
“This is ridiculous,” he said. “I mean, this is America. How can we have a state with an $18 billion budget and a federal government with an I don’t know how many trillion dollar budget, and they can’t get a few thousand people onto buses? I don’t get that.
“All I saw was a huge two-step, if you will, between the federal government and the state as far as who had the final authority. Promises made that weren’t really kept. It was frustrating. We’d analyze things, double-check them, and then, later in the afternoon, we’d find out that someone was changing the plan, moving resources around.”
Some officials at the state and federal level have suggested that part of the reason for the slow response was a lack of awareness about the level of devastation the city had suffered. They have faulted city officials for not sending out a stronger SOS.
While Nagin has previously said he didn’t think the slow response was related to the demographic of the overwhelmingly poor, African-American crowd that needed rescuing, his thinking has evolved.
“Definitely class, and the more I think about it, definitely race played into this,” he said. “How do you treat people that just want to walk across the bridge and get out, and they’re turned away, because you can’t come to a certain parish? How do resources get stacked up outside the city of New Orleans and they don’t make their way in? How do you not bring one piece of ice?
“If it’s race, fine, let’s call a spade a spade, a diamond a diamond. We can never let this happen again. Even if you hate black people and you are in a leadership position, this did not help anybody.”
As hearings on the Katrina response start to crank up in Washington, Nagin said, those questions, among others, need to be asked.
“ I think the government ought to be asking itself, ‘What happened to the resources?
Why were people promised resources and they didn’t show up? Where were the military resources? Where was the National Guard? Why were we left with a city on the verge of collapse, fighting for the soul of the city, with 200 National Guardsmen and 1,200 police?
“It was a serious breakdown,” the mayor continued. “Make sure that whether it’s Ray Nagin or the governor or the president, we take a serious look at this and make the changes that need to be made. I’m afraid some of this was a tug-of-war about who gets to spend the money at the end of the day. And I don’t appreciate that.
“I saw too many people die, and a lot of people didn’t see any of that. They had a press conference and left. I’m looking up, fighting this incredible battle, and they’re doing press conferences and lying to the people. They’re telling them 40,000 troops are in New Orleans. It was all bull.”
“Analyze my ass, analyze everyone’s ass, man. Let’s put the facts on the table and talk turkey. Why was there a breakdown at the federal and state level only in Louisiana? This didn’t happen in Mississippi. That’s the question. That’s the question of the day.”
Nagin acknowledged that the city’s communications essentially shut down, but said that state and federal officials were likewise at a loss. Within a few days, city officials, including chief technology officer Greg Meffert, aided by outside volunteers, including a crew from Unisys, were able to patch together a rough network.
“All communications broke down,” Nagin said. “I got cell phones from as high up as the White House that didn’t work. My Blackberry pin-to-pin was the only thing that worked. I saw the military struggle with this, too. No one had communications worth a damn.”
Even if communications were challenging, Nagin noted that officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were up in helicopters inspecting the damage from the storm within about 24 hours after it passed. So the message should have been clear, he said: Send in the cavalry.
“I think they realized the magnitude of what was happening,” he said.
Federal officials have also faulted Nagin’s administration for not marshaling its own buses and those of the School Board to start ferrying the tens of thousands of evacuees stranded at the Superdome and the Convention Center out of town.
Nagin said perhaps some of the criticism is fair. But he said there were various logistical hurdles that made it hard to use that equipment, and the buses would have hardly created a dent in the size of the crowds anyway.
“It’s up for analysis,” he said. “But we didn’t have enough buses. I don’t control the school buses, and the RTA (Regional Transit Authority) buses as far as I know were positioned high and dry. But 80 percent of the city was not high and dry. Where would we have staged them? And who was going to drive them even if we commandeered them? If I’d have marshaled 50 RTA buses, and a few school buses, it still wouldn’t have been nearly enough. We didn’t get food, water and ice in this place, and that’s way above the local level.
“Our plan was always to use the buses to evacuate to the Dome as a shelter of last resort, and from there, rely on state and federal resources.”
Those resources took way too long to arrive, Nagin said – in fact, much of the help didn’t arrive until after the mass evacuations from the Dome and the Convention Center had occurred. As a result, people suffered and died needlessly, a truth that has been weighing heavily on his mind.
“I saw stuff that I never thought I would see in my lifetime,” he said. “People wanting to die. People trying to give me babies and things. It was a helpless, helpless feeling.
“There was a lady waiting in line for bus who had a miscarriage. She was cleaning herself off so she wouldn’t lose her place in line. There were old people saying, ‘Just let me lay down and die.’ It’s bull...., absolutely bull..... It’s unbelievable that this would happen in America.”
While a number of people in the sea of refugees that packed the Dome and Convention Center complained that Nagin had not come to address them, Nagin said he did visit both facilities and speak with people.
“I went there,” he said. “I went through the crowds and talked to people and they were not happy. They were panicked. After the shootings and the looting got out of control, I did not go back in there. My security people advised me not to go back” after Wednesday, he said.
By Thursday, crowds had gotten increasingly restless. At one point, a crowd surged dangerously around Police Superintendent Eddie Compass, and a knot of police officers had to help him to safety.
Part of the discomfort in the Dome and Convention Center owed to the lack of toilet facilities after the city’s water system went down late Wednesday. The city’s hurricane plan calls for portable toilets at shelters, but none ever arrived. Nagin said his understanding was that the National Guard was in charge of providing them.
Also, he added, “Our plan never assumed people being in the Dome more than two or three days.”
Nagin saw a few bright spots amid the rubble of the city. He said the New Orleans Police Department – at least, the majority of it, given that there were a number of desertions – should be hailed for fighting an almost impossible fight, handling search-and-rescue missions while trying to keep an increasingly lawless city in check.
“They were absolutely heroic,” he said. “The stuff they were dealing with, man … they spent the first two or three days pulling people out of the water. When the looting started to get to the point that it was a real concern, they had to get involved in serious firefights. I mean, we had radio chatter where police were pinned down in firefights and ran out of ammunition. That’s never happened.”
Nagin also expressed cautious optimism about the city’s future.
“I think we’ll be a better city,” he said. “I think we’re going to see an unprecedented construction boom, and some better-paying jobs. Small businesses will start thriving, and I think the tourist industry will bounce back stronger than ever.”
Many people who were stranded for days at the Dome and Convention Center told reporters they were never coming back to their devastated city. The mayor acknowledged that some of them probably meant it, including some of the displaced New Orleanians he’s met since arriving in Dallas.
“I think some people will probably not come back,” he said. “You know, Texas is treating people very well, probably much better than we treated people.’’
“But I think once people start to see the rebuilding, and that the culture of the city will not be materially affected, they’ll be back.”
How things progress will depend largely on the level of federal aid, the mayor acknowledged. And it’s still unclear whether entire neighborhoods will have to be razed – and whether some areas should be abandoned because of their propensity to flood.
“The longer those neighborhoods stay underwater, the harder it’s going to be to rebuild
them,” he said.
Meanwhile, there are going to have to be serious conversations about changes to the housing codes and improvements to the levee system, whose inadequacies were laid bare by Katrina.
“I’ve been been talking to some people in Texas, and I think may be some better designs for housing that can handle some of this,” Nagin said. “And the levee system is designed only to withstand a Category 3 storm. Obviously, we have to do better than that.”


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Time to restore the wetlands folks....

Blues Brothers--New Orleans




Redemption on the Bayou

By Editorial Staff
The New York Times
People keep making bets against nature, and in the end nature usually wins. This is as true in the rainforests of Central America, where clear-cutting has led to disastrous floods, as it is in the steep California canyons, where people have no business building houses.

It is no less true of the Mississippi Delta and its biggest city, New Orleans, whose heart-rending tragedy is partly traceable to years of federal efforts to manage the Mississippi River in ways that it did not intend to be managed, keeping it from going where it wanted to go and thus weakening the natural defenses that might have spared the city the worst.

Amends can be made. Before Congress is a $14 billion plan to restore the vanishing wetlands and barrier islands off the Louisiana coast that in times past would have served as a buffer against the storm. The House has approved a modest $1.9 billion down payment on this plan, but it needs a push from President Bush and the Senate majority leader, Bill Frist, to ensure Senate approval. The plan would involve some delicate re-engineering of the natural system and is not without risk. Still, it could provide a measure of redemption for years of environmental carelessness for which Congress itself is largely responsible.

The problem, in a nutshell, is this: the Louisiana coast, its protective fringe of barrier islands and coastal marshlands, is disappearing. Over the last 75 years, 1.9 million acres have vanished. Every year, another 25 square miles, an area roughly the size of Manhattan, sinks quietly beneath the waves. In some places, the coastline has receded 15 miles from where it was in the 1920's.

The soil in the delta compacts and sinks naturally. Historically, however, the Mississippi replenished the loss with sediment gathered from its many tributaries and then deposited like clockwork in the delta with the spring floods. Or so it did until 1927, when Congress ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to find ways to control the floods so as to make the river safe for farming, homes and commerce.

As it would later do in the Everglades (with equally disastrous results for the Florida ecosystem), the corps then proceeded to construct a network of dams, levees and canals throughout the river basin. The upstream dams reduced the river's sediment load well below historical levels; the sediment that remained, while considerable, was then routed away from the Louisiana coast by a system of levees and navigation channels. The effect of all these engineering changes was to hurry the river along and, at its mouth, propel its contents deep into the Gulf of Mexico, as if shot from a cannon, bypassing the coastal marshes and barrier islands that most needed its nourishment.

Add to all this the demands of a growing population, plus thousands of miles of pipes and canals dug through the marsh for a booming oil and gas industry, and the result was inevitable: a shrunken, degraded and essentially defenseless landscape.

More is at stake, of course, than the landscape. These may be the hardest-working wetlands in America. They support one of the country's largest fisheries; almost every fish caught in the Gulf of Mexico spends part of its life in the Louisiana marsh. They are the wintering ground or refueling stop for most of the migratory waterfowl that travel the Mississippi flyway. And as everyone who has bought gasoline in the last few days knows by now, they are vital to the production, refining and transportation of much of the nation's oil. Indeed, the oil and gas industry has as much incentive as anyone to protect the marshes from further erosion. Most of its equipment cannot survive in open water.

The conditions are thus ripe for a major effort to restore the Louisiana coast. The program before Congress was hatched by the state's politicians and in its universities and drafted by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is supported by both industry and advocacy groups like the National Audubon Society and Environmental Defense, which helped with its design. It would start small, with three or four carefully calibrated pilot programs to divert water flow to the marshes, then go from there. What it has always required is the enthusiastic support of Washington's political leaders. It is hard to believe that the events of the last week haven't caught their attention.


Even if this shit has to come down to shooting folks....The wetlands will be restored....This is NOT debatable.....IT IS CARVED IN STONE!!!!

An open letter to President Bush from the citizens of New Orleans


Dear Mr. President:


Put it back!!!! We want New Orleans back.....Put New Orleans back just like the way it was...And we mean it!!!


Sincerly,


The State of Louisiana


OUR OPINIONS: An open letter to the President

Dear Mr. President:

We heard you loud and clear Friday when you visited our devastated city and the Gulf Coast and said, "What is not working, we’re going to make it right."

Please forgive us if we wait to see proof of your promise before believing you. But we have good reason for our skepticism.

Bienville built New Orleans where he built it for one main reason: It’s accessible. The city between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain was easy to reach in 1718.

How much easier it is to access in 2005 now that there are interstates and bridges, airports and helipads, cruise ships, barges, buses and diesel-powered trucks.

Despite the city’s multiple points of entry, our nation’s bureaucrats spent days after last week’s hurricane wringing their hands, lamenting the fact that they could neither rescue the city’s stranded victims nor bring them food, water and medical supplies.

Meanwhile there were journalists, including some who work for The Times-Picayune, going in and out of the city via the Crescent City Connection. On Thursday morning, that crew saw a caravan of 13 Wal-Mart tractor trailers headed into town to bring food, water and supplies to a dying city.

Television reporters were doing live reports from downtown New Orleans streets. Harry Connick Jr. brought in some aid Thursday, and his efforts were the focus of a "Today" show story Friday morning.

Yet, the people trained to protect our nation, the people whose job it is to quickly bring in aid were absent. Those who should have been deploying troops were singing a sad song about how our city was impossible to reach.

We’re angry, Mr. President, and we’ll be angry long after our beloved city and surrounding parishes have been pumped dry. Our people deserved rescuing. Many who could have been were not. That’s to the government’s shame.

Mayor Ray Nagin did the right thing Sunday when he allowed those with no other alternative to seek shelter from the storm inside the Louisiana Superdome. We still don’t know what the death toll is, but one thing is certain: Had the Superdome not been opened, the city’s death toll would have been higher. The toll may even have been exponentially higher.

It was clear to us by late morning Monday that many people inside the Superdome would not be returning home. It should have been clear to our government, Mr. President. So why weren’t they evacuated out of the city immediately? We learned seven years ago, when Hurricane Georges threatened, that the Dome isn’t suitable as a long-term shelter. So what did state and national officials think would happen to tens of thousands of people trapped inside with no air conditioning, overflowing toilets and dwindling amounts of food, water and other essentials?

State Rep. Karen Carter was right Friday when she said the city didn’t have but two urgent needs: "Buses! And gas!" Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially.

In a nationally televised interview Thursday night, he said his agency hadn’t known until that day that thousands of storm victims were stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. He gave another nationally televised interview the next morning and said, "We’ve provided food to the people at the Convention Center so that they’ve gotten at least one, if not two meals, every single day."

Lies don’t get more bald-faced than that, Mr. President.

Yet, when you met with Mr. Brown Friday morning, you told him, "You’re doing a heck of a job."

That’s unbelievable.

There were thousands of people at the Convention Center because the riverfront is high ground. The fact that so many people had reached there on foot is proof that rescue vehicles could have gotten there, too.

We, who are from New Orleans, are no less American than those who live on the Great Plains or along the Atlantic Seaboard. We’re no less important than those from the Pacific Northwest or Appalachia. Our people deserved to be rescued.

No expense should have been spared. No excuses should have been voiced. Especially not one as preposterous as the claim that New Orleans couldn’t be reached.

Mr. President, we sincerely hope you fulfill your promise to make our beloved communities work right once again.

When you do, we will be the first to applaud.

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Devil is always in the Details

Ole Tripple Six was at it long before I even knew it....

Landrieu is no shrinking violet, although her opponents have long tried to dismiss her drive. This is a woman with serious political genes: the oldest child (of nine) of Moon Landrieu, a former mayor of New Orleans, Mary won a seat in the state legislature at 23, the youngest representative in the state's history. Some of her fellow reps reminded her of that by constantly calling her "Little Mary." She proved them rather juvenile when she went on to win a job as state treasurer and then U.S. Senator. In that race, she held her own against Republican Woody Jenkins, who, like her past opponents, underestimated her. When asked in a debate if he had anything positive he could say about her, Jenkins replied, "She's nice looking." Landrieu probably feels she looks even nicer in the U.S. Capitol.

Republicans think they can get her out of there. She's considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents this year, and her political bent doesn't help; she's halfway between moderate and liberal in a moderate to conservative state. But Republicans have not found a top-caliber candidate to take on Landrieu. When word leaked out last week that President Bush was asking Foster to run, GOP hopes spiked, even though Foster's always said he had no higher ambition than being governor. And at 72, he has little interest in spending time away from his home state, where he loves to go duck hunting and ride his motorcycle.

Keep at it Governor Blanco

Stay on their asses...

Rebuild our shock absorbers
Louisiana's leaders at home and in Washington, as well as this newspaper, have been sounding the alarm about our coastline for years, begging Congress and the Bush administration to provide the resources needed to address decades of erosion caused by human activity as well as natural forces.

We said the stripping away of our coastal marshland left our area naked to the onslaught of hurricanes. We said communities would be battered, oil and gas networks would be shut down, and lives would be lost.

Today, there is no comfort for us in the phrase, "We told you so.''

The price tag for protecting this region was $14 billion. Does anyone think that price is too high now? Just last month, however, the Bush administration was actively fighting even modest efforts to start the flow of money, $540 million over the next four years, provided in the energy bill. Despite White House opposition, Congress approved that start. Last month, that seemed like progress. This month, it seems like a cruel joke.

The needs of this region after Hurricane Katrina are legion. We have roads, bridges, levees, utilities and public buildings to rebuild, as well as homes, businesses and places of worship. Lives must be rebuilt, too, bit by bit. But we must not forget, in this maelstrom of reconstruction, that our coast needs to be rebuilt, too.

The fact that Gov. Kathleen Blanco's team already is talking about how coastal restoration fits into the larger picture is entirely on target. Our coastal marshes and barrier islands are Louisiana's shock absorbers. The fact that they are in pieces surely was a factor in the degree of damage Katrina did. True, this storm was a brutal monster, a strong Category 4, but scientists have been warning that even lesser events would be punishing, given the increasing vulnerability of our land to the Gulf of Mexico.

We need our bridges and buildings back, our livelihoods and our lives. But we also need our coastal wetlands back; we've been losing them for a long, long time. We shouldn't have to convince anyone of that now.

Told you they wanted our culture

JAMES GILL: No sympathy across the pond
The notion that New Orleans does not deserve to be saved is gaining currency in some quarters, but nowhere is the animus against us more virulent then among our British cousins, if the newspapers are any guide.

Perhaps it is unfair to judge a people by its columnists, for whom an ignorance of the facts is frequently no impediment to the _expression of strong opinions. But nobody who reads such prestigious national newspapers as the Times and the Independent will be encouraged to view our plight with sympathy or good will.

They hate us not just for our shortcomings but for what we have thought were our contributions to civilization. According to a happy soul named Bruce Anderson in the Independent, for instance, "Creole cuisine is grossly overrated while the sole merit of jazz is to be less cacophonous than blues."

New Orleans brought its woes on itself because it is "founded on laziness, irresponsibility and lawlessness," according to Anderson, from whose bile not even Bienville is safe.

Founding the city was the first in a long series of mistakes that led to the devastation of Katrina, Anderson writes.

"Where did the money go?" he asks, suggesting, without bothering with such tedious detail as evidence, that corrupt state and local officials are responsible for the inadequacy of the levees.

Louisiana politicians may be famously light-fingered, but surely the feds would have noticed if they had allocated money for a Category Five levee and wound up with a Category Three.

Anderson's column might be dismissed as just a sloppy piece of work from a nasty piece of work were its sentiments not shared in the Times, no less, where one Martin Samuel concludes, "All that remains of the city is the legacy of benign neglect. Perhaps better it stays washed away than rises once more with sickness at its failing heart."

Samuel, who berates other journalists for failing to see New Orleans as it really is, assures his readers that it is a no-go area, save for a "tiny, claustrophobic tourist trap," There is no minimum wage in New Orleans, according to Samuel, who must be under the impression that federal laws do not apply in Louisiana.

If anyone in England could be forgiven for being down on New Orleans, it might be Ray Davies, the distinguished songwriter and leader of the Kinks. Davies, on one of his frequent trips to New Orleans, was shot by a mugger last year and taken to Big Charity. New Orleans is the best place to be shot, Davies writes in a guest column in the Times, because the doctors have had a lot of practice.

Davies knows a great deal more about New Orleans than the regular scribes, and has more kindness in his soul, although he is frank about crime and our other shortcomings, recalling his sense last year that "something disastrous was on the cards" because "the whole infrastructure was very fragile."

"The reality is that without its music, New Orleans would have been forgotten long ago," Davies avers. Well, we are not entirely irrelevant to the economy of the United States, having been a major port since long before the Civil War, but let us by all means admit that the fame of the city has largely rested on music since the dawn of the jazz age. How many other cities have had such an impact on the culture of the planet?

This is not just harking back to King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, for the scene remains vibrant today. That is why Davies declines to join the chorus that would send us to perdition. "If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world's musical heritage will disappear," he writes.

Samuel does not agree, and makes the astounding claim that the English county of Essex produces "more good bands than New Orleans."

Bravo to Essex, but we are not ready for the scrap heap yet. Our detractors are right to suggest that society is in a parlous condition here, with such a large underclass mired in desperation and violence. But this is not a city without grace and elegance, and we are surely entitled, even in the United Kingdom, to have our common humanity acknowledged.



You are NOT going to take our culture away from us you fucking bastards!!!!!

The Rise in anti-social behavior

"Psychologically, there is subconscious communication from the psyche of the leader to the follower, and I suggest W was the enabler of the sadistic practices at Abu Ghraib. And I would suggest that his sadism is most evident in the tightly drawn smile, the glee of seeing others in pain from the time he blew up frogs as a young child."

I always said that while Dubieux was president you would see the rise in antisocial behavior....Guess I was not wrong....Antisocial behavior from leaders triggers antisocial behaviors from the followers....Perfect examples is the capture of two serial killers (Green River Serial killer and the BTK) who murdered for decades and were recently caught....Serial killers can lay dormant for years even decades until something triggers them to start killing again.....

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

My "god" is speaking to me--G.W. Bush

I see Bush has been talking to his "god" again....Everytime Bush talks to his "god" or goes on vacation this nation goes further down hill....And this country is letting him have his way.... Too many years of drinking, doing drugs and dabbling into the occult has lead to Dubieux's destructive mind....Bush very well has an addictive personality....This guy is so "full steam ahead" personality that even if the bridge has been destroyed and he'd still decide to head off the cliff...Like Hillary Clinton said about him "What me worry???" Typical addictive personality folks....In otherwords they believe it is someone else's problem....Addicts are always in denial...Now do we honestly think that Bush's occult activities (Skull and Bones Society) stopped when he was a college boy at Yale....LOL...Please!!!! Bush takes everything to the extremes....He destroyed three or four of his own businesses thanks to this mentality....Now he is destroying the country and no one seems to care unless they are privy to his wrath because they won't "enable" his ass so he turns on them (ie Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco) ....Bush doesn't know it but he is exactly fulfilling his destiny....Even his astrological charts says that he is a mental case....Oh wow folks!!! How does it feel to have a sociopath in the White House?!!! Lol even Bush's natal (astrological) charts says that he was born a mental case....Barbara and George Sr. prolly sacrificed him to the Devil is my guess...White folks do crazy shit like that for fame, riches and glory....Even the previous Pope claimed that he thought Bush to be demonic.....Thank God he died before he could witness this Devil's fury.....

I remember good and well and heard it on television when I lived in Texas as Dubieux stated loud and clear on the news that "he had talked to his 'god' and his 'god' told him that Karla Faye needed to be executed"....It didn't matter who tried to talk him out of it he and his "god" had already worked it out--Karla Faye tucker must be put to death....But yet he spared Henry Lee Lucas from the death chamber.....If you knew the history behind Lucas you'd gasp....Dubieux is Hitler re-incarnate....

All good (bad) things come to an end Dubieux....If your destiny plays out your's is 2007....


Three things President Bush doesn't possess....False confidence doesn't count....
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Ain't worrying about a damn thang.....
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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Get mad folks!!!!

You done phucked up royally Tripple Six!!

OUR OPINIONS: An open letter to the President

Dear Mr. President:

We heard you loud and clear Friday when you visited our devastated city and the Gulf Coast and said, "What is not working, we’re going to make it right."

Please forgive us if we wait to see proof of your promise before believing you. But we have good reason for our skepticism.

Bienville built New Orleans where he built it for one main reason: It’s accessible. The city between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain was easy to reach in 1718.

How much easier it is to access in 2005 now that there are interstates and bridges, airports and helipads, cruise ships, barges, buses and diesel-powered trucks.

Despite the city’s multiple points of entry, our nation’s bureaucrats spent days after last week’s hurricane wringing their hands, lamenting the fact that they could neither rescue the city’s stranded victims nor bring them food, water and medical supplies.

Meanwhile there were journalists, including some who work for The Times-Picayune, going in and out of the city via the Crescent City Connection. On Thursday morning, that crew saw a caravan of 13 Wal-Mart tractor trailers headed into town to bring food, water and supplies to a dying city.

Television reporters were doing live reports from downtown New Orleans streets. Harry Connick Jr. brought in some aid Thursday, and his efforts were the focus of a "Today" show story Friday morning.

Yet, the people trained to protect our nation, the people whose job it is to quickly bring in aid were absent. Those who should have been deploying troops were singing a sad song about how our city was impossible to reach.

We’re angry, Mr. President, and we’ll be angry long after our beloved city and surrounding parishes have been pumped dry. Our people deserved rescuing. Many who could have been were not. That’s to the government’s shame.

Mayor Ray Nagin did the right thing Sunday when he allowed those with no other alternative to seek shelter from the storm inside the Louisiana Superdome. We still don’t know what the death toll is, but one thing is certain: Had the Superdome not been opened, the city’s death toll would have been higher. The toll may even have been exponentially higher.

It was clear to us by late morning Monday that many people inside the Superdome would not be returning home. It should have been clear to our government, Mr. President. So why weren’t they evacuated out of the city immediately? We learned seven years ago, when Hurricane Georges threatened, that the Dome isn’t suitable as a long-term shelter. So what did state and national officials think would happen to tens of thousands of people trapped inside with no air conditioning, overflowing toilets and dwindling amounts of food, water and other essentials?

State Rep. Karen Carter was right Friday when she said the city didn’t have but two urgent needs: "Buses! And gas!" Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially.

In a nationally televised interview Thursday night, he said his agency hadn’t known until that day that thousands of storm victims were stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. He gave another nationally televised interview the next morning and said, "We’ve provided food to the people at the Convention Center so that they’ve gotten at least one, if not two meals, every single day."

Lies don’t get more bald-faced than that, Mr. President.

Yet, when you met with Mr. Brown Friday morning, you told him, "You’re doing a heck of a job."

That’s unbelievable.

There were thousands of people at the Convention Center because the riverfront is high ground. The fact that so many people had reached there on foot is proof that rescue vehicles could have gotten there, too.

We, who are from New Orleans, are no less American than those who live on the Great Plains or along the Atlantic Seaboard. We’re no less important than those from the Pacific Northwest or Appalachia. Our people deserved to be rescued.

No expense should have been spared. No excuses should have been voiced. Especially not one as preposterous as the claim that New Orleans couldn’t be reached.

Mr. President, we sincerely hope you fulfill your promise to make our beloved communities work right once again.

When you do, we will be the first to applaud.



Louisiana anytime ya'll want to take to the streets I am there!!!

Rev 13:7

I see ole Tripple Six tried to sneak back into Louisiana without even notifying Governor Blanco....Why is that everywhere Tripple Six goes confusion abounds??? I thought God was not the author of confusion...He came back to make more war on the "Saints" (state officials, and the people of Louisiana) Governor Blanco....We endured five days of GREAT tribulation thanks to you Dubieux....We didn't have the mark did we??? A state with a democratic governor and a city who mostly voted Democrat.....Is that the reason why we couldn't "buy or sell"??? "No man might buy or sell save he that had the mark" (Revelation 13:17)Counterfeiter....God also says that He marks his own....It's in the Bible.....

The pen (the word) will always...

be mightier than the sword....Dubieux doesn't grasp that yet....He will in a forth while....

judgment day

Here's a possible take on religion...I have read many NDEs (Near Death Experiences) and all most all of them (with exception the of the ones that went to hell) said that eternal life was based according to their own personal religious experiences....If a person is was Christian they met with Christ when the temporary were dead....Buddhists met with their own religious God(s) and leaders when they experienced NDEs....Satanist went to hell--of course....Reading about NDEs gave me a more broader (clearer) meaning to the Bible text of "working out your own soul salvation with fear and trembling..." As for the poster to my site I can only take you to a certain degree....I don't generally rate semi-anonymous posters who have ought with me as being credible ...I see them as being cowards who just can't handle an alternative point of view....It is obvious that you created you blog just to reply to my post...You could have sent me an e-mail just as well....But replying to my weblog the way you did would stand out to other viewers is why you did it that way....I actually think it was someone on Yahoo who read my messageboard post and the fact that I posted "I support Governor Kathleen Blanco (and Mary Landrieu) and please don't reply to my post because I am going to burn a CD and head off to bed so I won't be reading any posts...." I do support Governor Blanco and if you think Bush was right in what he did hurrying to New Orleans at a "snail's pace" under the (false) pre-tense of FEMA and the "Department of Homeland Security" then good for you....Come up with YOUR OWN weblog glorifying all of Bush's fuckups....Trust me you are not the only Black person to be mad at me.... I had someone come and stalk me TWICE on my job when I lived in San Antonio back in 2001...

He was also a Black (man) who had ought with my AOL web page saying that my son was bi-racial and I dated inter-racially....This guy actually came to my job twice looking for me....The one thing I firmly believe is that what ever religion you choose I believe that you have to TRULY follow the doctrines of it....You can't be a half-hearted Christian, Buddhist, or Muslim.....Look at all the people that are going contrary to their OWN religious beliefs and they think that they are right!!!!! I definitely believe they will be judged according to their works....God (Christ) said don't take his name in vain...Meaning don't call yourself "Christ-like" and be something totally different...Same thing for other religions: Don't take the RELIGIOUS doctrines in vain....If you are a Muslim don't become a fanatic....If you are a Hindu don't go contrary to religious doctrine...How do we know if they are practing their religious doctrine??? "And you shall know them by their fruits...." That is how you discern them....Yeah the Bible says don't "judge" but it definitely says to "discern spirits".....The Bible also says that you can pray for judgment....Remember the parable of the "unjust judge"?? W's fruit is ROTTEN!!!!! In a nutshell: "You can't mix apples with oranges..." Try mixing certain fruits with other fruits or certain meats with one another and see if one doesn't take from the other....It always happens....When you do this the Bible says that you have a form of "godliness" ie 'lukewarmness' but deny the power thereof... Remember God hated lukewarmness the most...He spewed it out of his mouth because it was the most 'counterfeit'--the most hard to tell....Satan is a counterfeiter "ie angel of light" "and He comes as deceiver of man" (again the word Christian is left out)...All biblical....(notice it doesn't say "Christianity") thereof"....Love is the power....Love is the key...."The greatest of these is Charity....." Do a trace on the word "charity" and you will see that it translates to the word "love".... Dubya loves greed (profit) and the Bible says that "The love of money (profit) is the root of all evil....Notice the emphasis is on what you love.....And all this is actually Biblical.....Now the question for everyone to answer is: "Has George W. Bush REALLY been acting "Christ-like?" If not, wouldn't that make him "anti-Christ"??? Well he confesses to be a Christian (lol Check the script he never confessed to be a Christian but rather saved even when the question was presented to him....Saved for what??? And by whom???....Now is the time to do a little research on the "Skull and Cross bones".....They believe in being "reborn also") Even non-Christians call Bush the "anti-Christ" and they aren't even Christian!!! Read the Bible the anti-Christ has always had an "all eyes on me" mentality.....Why wouldn't non-Christians call this "so-called" risen leader" the anti-Christ and they aren't even Christian? And according to HIS religion he is.....Sowwy but Saddam doesn't fulfill prophecy as being the "anti-Christ" but yet he sure called Bush that....Why do you think Dubya keeps inserting the phrase "My God said (or tells,and told me)?!!! Isn't his God part of the TRINITY that includes the SON and the HOLY GHOST?!!! He is listening to somebody but it ain't Christ..... Duh!!! That makes him "anti-Christian".....or "anti-Christ"....

Shut up Dubya you are so "ANTI-CHRIST" that it stinks to high heaven....You cause a "stench in God's nostrils" ....That is a Bible quote also.... At least my opinions, unlike Dubya's, policies haven't killed anyone....And who cares George how drunk you got New Orleans back in the day??!! Why did you even bother to tell us this??!! Notice when stuff started getting serious what did God say to do??? He said to write!!!!" Look it up in Revelations.....During Dubya's reign take everything seriously because it has a potential to harm you.....

Monday, September 05, 2005

Lying ass Bush

The agency's staff has been reduced by 500 positions to 4,735. Among the results, FEMA has had to cut one of its three emergency management teams, which are charged with overseeing relief efforts in a disaster. Where it once had "red," "white" and "blue" teams, it now has only red and white.

Three out of every four dollars the agency provides in local preparedness and first-responder grants go to terrorism-related activities, even though a recent Government Accountability Office report quotes local officials as saying what they really need is money to prepare for natural disasters and accidents.

"They've taken emergency management away from the emergency managers," complained Morrie Goodman, who was FEMA's chief spokesman during the Clinton administration. "These operations are being run by people who are amateurs at what they are doing."

Richard W. Krimm, a former senior FEMA official for several administrations, agreed. "It was a terrible mistake to take disaster response and recovery … and disaster preparedness and mitigation, and put them in Homeland Security," he said.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff acknowledged in interviews Sunday that Washington was insufficiently prepared for the hurricane that laid waste to New Orleans and surrounding areas. But he defended its performance by arguing that the size of the storm was beyond anything his department could have anticipated and that primary responsibility for handling emergencies rested with state and local, not federal, officials.

"Before this happened, I said … we need to build a preparedness capacity going forward," Chertoff told NBC's "Meet the Press." He added that that was something "we have not yet succeeded in doing."

Under the law, Chertoff said, state and local officials must direct initial emergency operations. "The federal government comes in and supports those officials," he said.

Chertoff's remarks, which echoed earlier statements by President Bush, prompted withering rebukes both from former senior FEMA staffers and outside experts.

"They can't do that," former agency chief of staff Jane Bullock said of Bush administration efforts to shift responsibility away from Washington. "The moment the president declared a federal disaster, it became a federal responsibility…. The federal government took ownership over the response," she said. Bush declared a disaster in Louisiana and Mississippi when the storm hit a week ago.

"What's awe-inspiring here is how many federal officials didn't issue any orders," said Paul C. Light, an authority on government operations at New York University.

Evidence of confusion extended beyond FEMA and the Homeland Security Department on Sunday.

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said that conditions in New Orleans and elsewhere could quickly escalate into a major public health crisis. But asked whether his agency had dispatched teams in advance of the storm and flooding, Leavitt answered, "No."

"None of these teams were pre-positioned," he told CNN's "Late Edition." "We're having to organize them … as we go."

Such an ad hoc approach might not have surprised Americans until recent decades because the federal government was thought to have few responsibilities for disaster relief, and what duties it did have were mostly delegated to the American Red Cross.

Ole Tripple Six


Death and destruction are so much fun that I can barely contain my smirk....

I got it

http://www.ritualabusefree.org/The%20Gulf%20War-George%20Bush%20and%20the%20New%20World%20Order.htm

Now it all makes sense...I have always said that God is a God of order and he definitely establishes boundaries....

Open Letter to Governor Kathleen Blanco

Dear Governor Blanco,

If you want to attract automotive industries here, you might want to consider also the Lake Charles area at the moment.....Lake Charles would have to go through an expansion but that is ok.....Life is NOT without "growing pains"....New Orleans WILL be rebuilt...Unfortunately this will take time....We have TOO much culture and heritage in our great state of Louisiana for it to be allowed to be just "washed away"....I have lived in Texas for 10 years and I have recently moved back to Louisiana in 2003....I am not about to go anywhere....I love this state....I have 2.5 college degrees I know damn good and well I can contribute something to this state.....I plan to be here forever....


Sincerely yours,


Sharon