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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Dirty deeds

I am asking you God to weigh the Bush administration in the balance and if they are found wanting to smite the Bush administration with a heavy hand....Corruption is running rampant in the nation's capitol....Lobbyists are taking money from Indian tribes to the tune of 32 million dollars and at the same time are calling them "monkeys"....

Abramoff's e-mails were released by congressional investigators. They made headlines in newspapers-and made tribes angry. Abramoff mocked his American Indian clients in an e-mail to Scanlon:" The annoying losers are the only ones which have this kind of money and part with it so quickly."

His Indian clients were the "stupidest idiots in the land," he wrote. Abramoff also variously referred to tribes or their leaders as "monkeys, troglodytes and morons."


The love of money is definitely the ROOT of ALL EVIL and you wonder why some of us can actually see the vile demon spirits that exist in many players on Capitol Hill.....

The Year is 2006


2006 is fast approaching and I have to make a resolution....I have resolved to pray more... I will pray for this nation (It is under the influence of demonic powers), our U.S. Congress(Congress needs deliverance from the influence of Satan), Louisiana (That God would place a hedge of protection around the State of Louisiana and cover Louisiana with the Blood of Jesus), my Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco(to protect her from the Synagogue of Satan AKA Congress and to deliver her from the wiles "traps" of Satan--ie the Bush Administration and it's lies and blasphemes), my senators, my representatives (That they wil be strong and stand up for righteousness and do the right thing by louisiana and her people)....I resolve to get more rest (and not only 4 hours of sleep a night), to create more, and to try and be more organized....I am coming up with Several BLOGS....They will be "demon free zones".....

Purely Cajun without all that commercial interruption....Yes I plan to still keep and maintain this blog....I feel this blog is somewhat desecrated though with all those pictures of snarling demons and vile reptilians that I have on here...My Cajun blog will also be a "lie, spin, and deny free zone"....




What's this??!! Governor Blanco hide your eyes!!!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Chipotle almonds

Corey: "Delicious....Good...Where did you get these from??? Mexico??"

Corey: (answering his own question) "Oh you got them from Walgreens...."

He insisted on taking a picture to caption this blog post....

I Need You

I was really hoping that you would have written me Summer as I really wanted to prepare you a Louisiana care package for Christmas...



I Need You--Linda Rondstadt (featuring Aaron Neville)

Festive





Los Laureles--Linda Ronstadt



I like this song by Linda Ronstadt because it sounds so festive.....Linda's eyes are soooo almond shaped like my son's....My dad's friend Margo asked my where was my "big eyed" son....I told her that he was at home and that his eyes were so big and almond shaped that when he was a baby and I used to sleep in the same room with him (me in the bed and him in his crib)...I would wake up in the middle of the night and find him looking at me with those incredible huge almond shaped eyes that it would scare the shit out of me....No joke!!!! I call him my baby Taltos.....

Got Introverts???

Some people might NOT believe that I am an introvert.....I am definitely an introvert....I noticed even as a child when I come in contact with draining "energy" of extroverts that I become nauseated, I start perspiring and I get an over-all sick feeling....San Antonio made me feel like that plenty of times....

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Somebody's Watching me revisited

Battles are lost and won in the spirit realm.....President Bush is trying to bring us under bondage to FEAR and CONDEMNATION....This week there was again a lot of spiritual activity....Around the time that it was revealed that the Bush administration was secretly spying on American citizens....One night as I was sitting in the living room mostly on the computer I could sense spirits watching me....Dark shadowy forces watching me....My son saw something dark with yellow eyes in his room amonsgt seeing the dark shadowy forces also....He came down stairs to warm him a t.v. dinner (nothing of the Cajun variety) and he said "I must be losing my mind because I keep seeing things"....I told him that he wasn't losing his mind that there are spirits (good and bad) that are sent to watch, monitor and be messengers...Angels were originally created to be messengers and scribes, guides and protectors....So the fallen ones still report--only back to Satan....Bush did say that he had a right to monitor folks didn't he??? The natural foreshadows the spiritual....God would send out scouts and spies to get a report on a certain piece of land....The same thing goes for the spiritual....God sends out his angels to monitor and proclaim messages....Trust me the fallen angels haven't lost their skills at all, only they are now the Devil's monitors.....Satan couldn't be known as the accuser of the brethern if he didn't have his demonic spirits spying on us after all Satan is not omnipresent or even omnipotent like God ("Have you considered my servant Job"---God)

Somebody's watching me


Somebody's Watching Me--Rockwell




Bush riffs while Texas burns Gov Blanco
by: cajundelyte (38/F/Bayou land. Cajun Country) 12/29/05 08:37 pm
Msg: 4785 of 4785

sends aid to Texas.....President Bush somehow always seems to be the last one to know of impending calamity ("Nobody told me").....President Bush has to be the most uninformed (even misinformed) president in the history of the presidency ("Who'd known that the levees would fail?" I did you damn dummy!!!!)

Monday, December 26, 2005

My Favorite Things



Favorite Things--Luther Vandross

To the White House with love

Who Took the Merry out of Christmas?? I'll give you a hint....He is presently holding the White House, the nation and the entire world hostage....



CLINTON DID DO SOMETHING!!!
by: rtqii 12/27/05 05:11 am
Msg: 1316816 of 1316820
1 recommendation

If Clinton would have done something in the begining maybe we wouldn't be where we are today
He did. Clinton set up a special section at the Dept of Justice and assigned a special prosecutor to investigate terrorism.

A man by the name of Patrict Fitzgerald. The nation's top terrorist prosector. The man who convicted Bin Laden.

They were tracking the charity money going to terrorist... Because if you trace the money it leads to the perps. Fitzgerald already had a conviction, but they could not get to Bin Laden because he moved to Afganistan.

So Clinton put agents on him... Waiting for him to come out... You don't invade a country for one man. When terrorism started inflaming and organizing, Clinton tried surgical strikes on their camps.

When Clinton left office, he TOLD the Bush adminstration to WATCH FOR BIN LADEN

You know what Bush did? He assigned new people to the Dept of Justice, Fitzgerald was sent to Chicago and taken off the case.

Bin Laden got thru because BUSH DROPPED THE BALL WHEN HE WAS WARNED!!!!

Then... 9-11

9-11

Bush was in charge. The grace period of 100 days given to new Presidents to settle into office was long past. 9-11 was a Bush failure that cost 3000 innocent American lives.

1) Failure of Intelligence
2) Failure of border control
3) Failure in providing first responders

Bush failed. These failures are chronic in nature and were repeated in the Katrina disaster and in the Iraq war. Bush is irresponsible with American lives.


Posted as a reply to: Msg 1316789 by punish_liberals

What does he want?!!!


Get On With It--Linda Ronstadt



I am not obligated to owe him anything!!! I have been divorced since 1999 from my ex-husband but yet he acts like he can't go on and live his damn life....Last night I was showing him some pictures of our cruise and he didn't even appear interested....Now he will watch the HELL out of television....He dominated the television and always have....And when he has something to say he wants your undivided attention even if you start to ask yourself "What the hell is he talking about?!!" He'll still talk and talk....Last night I thought to myself "Why in the world did I even marry this guy??" as we have little in common... He acts as though he doesn't care for my dog but Sadie is a female dog and she is naturally going to be attracted to the opposite sex even if they are human....But yet when we were married we had to deal with going to his dad's house in San Antonio with an almost 200 pound dog living in the house and the floors covered with dog hair from the dog's shedding....My ex and I have always has absolutely little in common....I think he is more infaturated with Black (female) bodies than he is with trying to get to know Black culture and as we both come from cultures where culture is a do or die thing it has always been a battle of wills to say the least....

Hispanic males have a great deal of machismo to them and so it is quite natural for him to try and dominate culture by unilaterally imposing his culture on the family ....No so here....That won't even fly with me....Don't try and save me (from my culture)...In the end I just might be the one "saving" your ass!!!! I happen to LOVE my CAJUN/Creole culture immensely and I don't need anyone trying to impose their's on me.....So he sulks and acts bitter just like his dad does towards their mother.....But he just doesn't realize that we have always had very little in common even today....I am rejoicing because even though in the beginning Gerald and I fought like two onery gators fighting for the prized piece of swamp, we have come a long way in our relationship....He has made much progress with a lot of things that he had let become obstacles....My fantasy when I was young was to live in Lafayette (even today that feeling is quite strong when I am in the area) and to listen to Cajun/Zydeco music on the radio in my kitchen while I cook for my petite Ya-Yas who would have wonderful Cajun French last names....How I even got down the road that I've traveled down I'll probably never know....But sad to say, marrying my ex-husband is still my only regret....

The Big Easy

Who ever first coined the term "Big easy" to describe New Orleans should be punched three times squarely in the face....New Orleans went from being named the "Crescent City" to being called "the Big Easy" to its peril!!! Words have power folks....We do have the ability to speak things into existence ("calling things that be NOT as though they WERE"; "The power of LIFE and DEATH is in the tongue")....Like it or NOT certain sections of New Orleans WILL have to be re-built higher!!!! The levee boards need to be consolidated Governor Blanco!!!! Let's renew a "right spirit" in New Orleans....I have always hated that term "Big Easy"....In fact it sounds very vulgar and profane to me....This is why New Orleans gets a bad rap (so that many want to see it simply "washed away") when there is nothing truly wrong with the city that could not be fixed by breaking "strong holds"....Quit trashing New Orleans!!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas the Cajun Way

Cajun Christmas--Monty and Marsha Brown



Christmas in CajunLand--Paul Daigle/Robert Elkins

Saturday, December 24, 2005

This one is a keeper

They Enlist as Cons, & Leave as Dems
by: bushtardo_the_clown (65/Aviano) 12/24/05 10:46 pm
Msg: 59437 of 59494
7 recommendations

Young in-experienced gung ho boys join the military thinking war is like the movies, after waging a real war, and real combat and seeing the horrors of real combat, they leave as Democrats.

Take a look....except for a few rare exceptions, most veterans work for peace.


DEMOCRATS:

Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.
David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.
Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.
Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army
journalistin20th Engineer Brigade.
Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.
Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, WWII.
Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.
Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam.
Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-1953.
Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.
Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.
Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII, receiving the Bronze Star and
sevencampaign ribbons.
Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars,
andSoldier's Medal.
Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and
LegionofMerit.
Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.
Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze
StarwithCombat V.
Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.
Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57
Chuck Robb: Vietnam
Howell Heflin: Silver Star
George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.
Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.
Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953
John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.
CajunDelyte: Seven years, 6 months, and 27 days Active Duty Army....DAV...Word!!!!

REPUBLICANS

Dennis Hastert: did not serve.
Tom Delay: did not serve.
Roy Blunt: did not serve.
Bill Frist: did not serve.
Mitch McConnell: did not serve.
Rick Santorum: did not serve.
Trent Lott: did not serve.
Dick Cheney: did not serve.
John Ashcroft: did not serve.
Jeb Bush: did not serve.
Karl Rove: did not serve.
Saxby Chambliss: did not serve.
Vin Weber: did not serve.
Richard Perle: did not serve.
Douglas Feith: did not serve.
Eliot Abrams: did not serve.
Richard Shelby: did not serve.
Jon Kyl: did not serve.
Tim Hutchison: did not serve.
Christopher Cox: did not serve.
Newt Gingrich: did not serve.
Phil Gramm: did not serve.
Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.
John M. McHugh: did not serve.
J C Watts: did not serve.
Jack Kemp: did not serve.
Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.
George Pataki: did not serve.
Spencer Abraham: did not serve.
John Engler: did not serve.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.
Antonin Scalia: did not serve.
Clarence Thomas: did not serve.

PUNDITS & PREACHERS

Sean Hannity: did not serve.
Rush Limbaugh: did not serve
Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.
Michael Savage: did not serve.
George Will: did not serve.
Paul Gigot: did not serve.
Bill Bennett: did not serve.
Pat Buchanan: did not serve.
John Wayne: did not serve.
Bill Kristol: did not serve.
Kenneth Starr: did not serve.
Ralph Reed: did not serve.
Michael Medved: did not serve.
Charlie Daniels: did not serve.

The Cajun Night Before Christmas

Here's one for you Summer....

The Cajun Night Before Christmas--Tee Jules

Friday, December 23, 2005

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells---Harry Fontenot and the Cajun Trio

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree--Paul Daigle/Robert Elkins

Christmas Eve on the Big Bayou

Christmas Eve on the Big Bayou--Hasa Ortego

Randolph, The Rouge Nosed Reindeer

Randolph, The Rouge Nosed Reindeer--Justin Wilson

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas (Cajun Style)--Tee Jules

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Binding and loosing revisited

"The letter kills, but the spirit gives life." (2 Corinthians 3:6)....2006 will prove to be a crucial time for America....Why is President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney trying to bring Congress and the rest of the nation under condemnation??? I know the answer but do you????

Things to ponder

Things to ponder: Is The Who singing in one of their songs "Who are you??" or "New Orleans"?? Now how many people besides me thought The Who was saying "New Orleans" instead of "Who are You" in that song??? I am going to stick musicians and songs I can easily relate to such a Toto(featuring my homeboy Bobby Kimball) and my homegirl Marcia Ball....

Does N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin realize that many of his words ring prophetic??

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- As his city skidded deeper into chaos, New Orleans' embattled mayor accused federal officials of dragging their feet while people are dying in deplorable conditions.

Mayor Ray Nagin's voice cracked with anger and anguish Thursday night in an interview with New Orleans radio station WWL-AM. (Hear the mayor tell feds to 'get off their asses' -- 12:09.)

"We're getting reports and calls that [are] breaking my heart from people saying, 'I've been in my attic. I can't take it anymore. The water is up to my neck. I don't think I can hold out.' And that's happening as we speak." (Transcript of radio interview with Nagin)

Nagin said the time has long passed for federal authorities to act on their promises.

"You mean to tell me that a place where you probably have thousands of people that have died and thousands more that are dying every day, that we can't figure out a way to authorize the resources that we need? Come on man," he said.

"I need reinforcements," he pleaded. "I need troops, man. I need 500 buses, man. This is a national disaster. (Hear Nagin's angry demand for more troops -- 1:00)

"I've talked directly with the president," he said. "I've talked to the head of the homeland security. I've talked to everybody under the sun."

After scheduled visits to devastated areas in Alabama and Mississippi, President Bush was expected to fly over the hurricane-ravaged city on Friday.

As he left the White House, Bush said, "The results are not acceptable. I'm headed down there right now."

He said he was "looking forward" to thanking people involved in disaster-relief efforts and assuring victims that short-term and long-term help is on the way.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that he thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal agencies have done a "magnificent job" under difficult circumstances, citing their "courage" and "ingenuity."

Insisting that aid is coming as fast as possible, Chertoff said, "You can't fly helicopters in a hurricane. You can't drive trucks in a hurricane."

FEMA Director Michael Brown told CNN on Friday, "My heart breaks. What we're doing, we're ramping up." (See video of CNN asking why FEMA is clueless about conditions -- 2:11 )

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said she hoped the amount of needed aid would begin arriving Friday.

"I'm not going to stand here and play the blame game," Blanco said. "We have a problem. Let's get to the problem."

The tempers of those waiting for food, water and relief from relentless heat continued to boil Friday as they waited for help to arrive, some in shocking conditions that were only getting worse. At least one large explosion rocked the city early Friday.

In the radio interview, Nagin's frustration was palpable.

"I've been out there man. I flew in these helicopters, been in the crowds talking to people crying, don't know where their relatives are. I've done it all man, and I'll tell you man, I keep hearing that it's coming. This is coming, that is coming. And my answer to that today is BS, where is the beef? Because there is no beef in this city. "

Nagin said, "Get every Greyhound bus in the country and get them moving."

Nagin called for a moratorium on press conferences "until the resources are in this city."

"They're feeding the people a line of bull, and they are spinning and people are dying," he said.

"I don't know whether it's the governor's problem, or it's the president's problem, but somebody needs to get ... on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now," Nagin said.

"They thinking small, man, and this is a major, major deal," he said.

"Get off your asses and let's do something."

The mayor said except for a few "knuckleheads," the looting is the result of desperate people just trying to find food and water to survive.

Nagin blamed the outbreak of crime and violence on drug addicts who are cut off from their drug supplies and wandering the city "looking to take the edge off their jones."

Nagin is in his first term as mayor. He was sworn in May 2002. A Democrat, he was a popular reform candidate who promised to clean up the city's political corruption. He's a former cable company executive.

Thanks Senator (Madam President) Clinton


Thanks Senator Hillary Clinton for touring the New orleans area and personally viewing the devastation this past weekend....Your husband Bill is the coolest!!! I'd love for him to come down one year for Mardi Gras when we are further down the road to recovery and join in with his sax to our Mardi Gras Theme song "Big Chief"....That would be sooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!

Big Chief---Professor Longhair

Thrice

And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this
night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.


The number two means "witness" or even "division(separation)" in the Bible....Which is why I can't understand why many Christians in light of what is going on today are NOT crying out....I mean...Look...Even in the Bible you have a Rooster crying out in the testimony of Jesus Christ but many people today are "holding their peace"....Why isn't many other people crying out in testimony against President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (et al) but a few folks??? Is it just me but isn't Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice acting like they have come under some form of demon possession??? Do people NOT realize what is happening to our Great nation??? Why are these allowed to get away with what they are doing???? America (and it's 13 original colonies) is determined to fulfill Biblical prophecy....And to this I say even so, come Lord Jesus....It will suck to be you President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice....

Congressman Jeff Miller

Do ya'll think that he is going to write me back???

Resolution--Aaliyah



Dear Congressman Jeff Miller,

My name is Sharon X. Xxxxxxx and I reside in the Great State of Louisiana. I am in no way your constituent but as a United States Army veteran and a citizen of this Great nation, I had to indeed inform you that I have ought with you Congressman Jeff Miller. Congressman Miller I am quite alarmed with your choice of words pertaining to the hurricane Katrina catastrophe. In my consideration your choice of words border on being blasphemous. Congressman Jeff Miller you know good and well that what you stated is NOT true. 1,100 people from New Orleans did not all die within a 24 hour time span. You Congress folks are starting to anger me because many of you are taking your calling in vain. You all can't even see that you have been summoned before God's throne of judgement. I hope that you don't really believe the words that came out of your mouth Congressman Miller but yet you can't rescind them. Why does Congress feel that it has a license to take liberties with the truth??? Function where you have the unction Congressional members. "Fulfill your calling or find another line of work." If you want to play "doctor" then go somewhere and play doctor and don't try to lead the nation and play doctor on the side. What is wrong with you members of Congress??? You were chosen by the people and by God. You were called "out" from amongst the nation's peoples. Every idle word and every idle deed will be weighed in the balance Congress. If you were NOT truly called then please step down or resign. Consider your words below Congressman Jeff Miller.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said Blanco's explanation was "a story that's not acceptable because 1,100 people is one half of the men and women we have lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom."

"You lost that many on one day," Miller said.


It was a catastrophe Congressman Miller and NOT a massacre or a Holocaust. To even suggest or imply that Louisiana's government officials and the residents of the state of Louisiana deliberately set out to murder over a thousand of its citizens and not doing anything to save lives borders on being of a reprobatious mind. I'd ask you to consider in NOT entertaining your dark side Congressman Miller. To even equate Louisiana's hurricane Katrina tragedy with the casualities of war is utterly preposterous Congressman Miller. They are without comparison. I would ask you to next time consider your words as words indeed do have power and we do have the ability to speak things into existence Congressman Miller. Again, please consider every word that is spoken forth out of your mouth. Words do have the power to bring forth life and also death. Louisiana and "her children" have already been shaken down to her very foundation and we don't need anyone pronouncing a sentence of condemnation upon us. Louisiana is NOT "dysfunctional" as some of you Congressional members might think. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Respectfully yours,


Sharon X. Xxxxxxx
xxxx xxxxx Avenue
Xxxxxx, Louisiana 7xxxx
(xxx) xxx-xxxx
CajunDelyte@yahoo.com

If-Then Commands

Congress do you get what I am trying to tell you??? Bush doesn't necessary have to bring the earth to destruction and chaos.....

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

It is kinda strange that you can make a computer understand a "if-then" statement but yet a human being with far greater intellect can't even catch a clue.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Sweet Little Jesus


Sweet Little Jesus---Patrice Wilson

This song is sung by the wife of a friend of mine....She recently produced her first album earlier this year....You'd be surprised at how many people in Southeast Texas have ties to Louisiana--to include Beyonce's mother....Why not??? Beyonce's mother is (and also looks) Creole.....

It does get worse

Congress and the President of the United States are only toying with our rights and our emotions.....President Bush has to be the worse human being on the face of the planet....He is truly a dark vile soul....Yes I still want God to let me view his dark vile soul being consumed by hell fire for just a little while.....Dear God please grant me this one request....And yes I have a right to feel this way about demonic spirits...Genesis 3:15 says so.....

It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!
by: torroid88 (21/M/MA) 12/20/05 09:02 am
Msg: 1 of 4

Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'
By DOUG THOMPSON
Dec 9, 2005, 07:53

Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.

Several provisions of the act, passed in the shell shocked period immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, caused enough anger that liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union had joined forces with prominent conservatives like Phyllis Schlafly and Bob Barr to oppose renewal.

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,� Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.�

“Mr. President,� one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.�

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,� Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!�

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.�

And, to the Bush Administration, the Constitution of the United States is little more than toilet paper stained from all the shit that this group of power-mad despots have dumped on the freedoms that “goddamned piece of paper� used to guarantee.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, while still White House counsel, wrote that the “Constitution is an outdated document.�

Put aside, for a moment, political affiliation or personal beliefs. It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent. It doesn’t matter if you support the invasion or Iraq or not. Despite our differences, the Constitution has stood for two centuries as the defining document of our government, the final source to determine – in the end – if something is legal or right.

Every federal official – including the President – who takes an oath of office swears to “uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States."


http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7779.shtml

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Bells of Saint Mary's

The Bells of Saint Mary's--Aaron Neville

Strongholds

Congress do you see what happens when you give the devil a "foothold"?? Now he has a "stronghold" and you are in a fight until the end....Congress do this nation a favor and reinstitute the system of "checks and balances"...

The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence


and the violent take it by force....There is a prevaling thought amongst Christians that God doesn't care too much for the earth...That yes He loves it but not that deeply....It is quite the contrary....Everything in the Bible points to "Natural-Spiritual"....Because the natural foreshadows the spiritual....Examples: "Pray thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven....Why is earth mentioned first??? What so every you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and what so ever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven....Again why is earth mentioned first???? People don't realize that for every war on earth there is a war going on in heaven....Well everyone except for George Dubieux Bush.....The man is quite smarter than you think....

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof and they that dwell therein....I will destroy those who destroy the earth....--The Bible, God's Holy word....

I Corinthians 15:45 “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.” KJV

A Story Louisiana Can relate to

Everything starts off small and it builds upon itself (example strife, division, faith, love)....

The story is told about a little Dutch boy who noticed a leak in the city levee. He immediately put his chubby little finger into the hole in the levee in order to keep the sea water from beaking through and flooding the city. He shouted for help, but no one heard him. But he was resolved to stay until help arrived. Evening turned to night and the night turned cold. His whole hand became numb, but still he plugged the hole. All night long he remained there, fighting back the ocean water alone. He could have abandoned his post, rationalizing that a minor leak wouldn't hurt anything. But small leaks will soon will soon become catastrophes if left unattended. Passing by the next morning a clergyman heard the boy groaning, realized his plight and called for help, sparing the city from certain disaster. For Christians this children's tale teaches the eternal truth that even the smallest compromise in our lives must be plugged in order to avoid further compromise.

Give NO place to the Devil (and his son Dubieux) but rather resist the Devil and he will flee from you....

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Senator Landrieu





Has to be the best looking female in Congress....Wow...She looks soooo young--around age 23ish....Some of those Congresswomen--all the perks in the world won't help them....By the way why is Condi Rice looking such a ragamuffin lately??? My guess is cocaine....Antehoo back to Senator Landrieu....She is soooo hard working....Here is a Christmas song for you Senator---one from your neck of the woods...

Please Come Home for Christmas--Aaron Neville



I'm cheering for you behind the scenes Dear Senator.....You have been through a lot but you haven't quit for a minute....That is so admirable....

Please Come Home For Christmas--Luther Vandross--"and STAY".....

Then He said, Sing!!


Who even is interested in what President Bush has to say anymore?? I'm not....It is people like President Bush that has me watching only 2.5 hours of television a week....Yes 2.5 is correct....I am soooo turned off on television....I was listening to CNN talking 'bout a media shuffle and some guy named Anderson Cooper getting the spotlight....Not in my Cajun world baby....Who is he anyway??? I hardly watch television....Not unless he is an unsolved mystery or a cold case file will I'll be watching him on the boob tube....I'd rather sing....
"You can sing when there's nothing else to do.....Sing, when something deep inside of you tells you that life is still a wonder just throw back your head and sing...."

Then He said, Sing!!--The Bill Gaither Vocal Band


Grrrrr....K.I.S.S.


My French teacher (B. Mounier from Ville Platte) in high school used to get so frustrated with me....She used to tell me that I could do all the hard stuff but it was the simple stuff that perplexes me.....I bought a pair of wireless headphones for 63 bucks and yet I can't figure out how to charge my re-chargeable batteries that I had to go out and get some regular battries....I pondered this matter all day and night yesterday only to find out one of my problems was that I had inserted one of the three batteries in wrong....AND I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHERE I PUT MY INSTRUCTION BOOKLET....YES I KEEP ALL MY INSTRUCTION BOOKLETS FOR EVERYTHING....That just drives my boyfriend crazy...I really need to get a big binder and organize my booklets....I even have booklets for pots that I bought...LOL....Like I say I can describe to you the Beta-Lactam ring or the benzene ring so accurately that it would bring tears to your eyes (as I did bring tears to one of my lab instructors eyes back in 1999) but yet I am having trouble with plugging in a darn wire and inserting batteries to power a headphone set....Sigh.....

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Congress

Congress: A bi-cameral part of legislative government with the uncanny ability to take three month breaks at a time thus working only three weeks out of every year....

Congress is getting ready to go on yet another break y'all...Although my opinion is that they have been breaking since long before Halloween.....Congress don't make me come up with some "yo mama" jokes....LOL....I got one..."Your mama is sooooo Congress that she never ever goes to work..." Bwhhaaaahaaaaaaaaa....You get it "Congress" and "work"??? LMAO.....

Vanishing

Vanishing--Mariah Carey
(One of Mariah's earlier songs)


Todd you didn't go away did you??? This song is for you....Why did you delete your blog???

Living Will--Thanks Caleb

Living Will

I, _________________________ (fill in the blank), being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.

Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of peckerwood politicians who couldn't pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it.

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to sit up and ask for a cold beer, it should be presumed that I won't do so ever again. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my spouse, children and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes and call it a day.

Under no circumstances shall the members of the Legislature enact a special law to keep me on life-support machinery. It is my wish that these boneheads mind their own damn business, and pay attention instead to the health, education and future of the millions of Americans who aren't in a permanent coma and who nonetheless may be in need of nourishment.

Under no circumstances shall any politicians butt into this case. I don't care how many fundamentalist votes they're trying to scrounge for their run for the presidency in 2008, it is my wish that they play politics with someone else's life and leave me alone to die in peace.

I couldn't care less if a hundred religious zealots send e-mails to legislators in which they pretend to care about me. I don't know these people, and I certainly haven't authorized them to preach and/or crusade on my behalf. They should mind their own damn business, too.

If any of my family goes against my wishes and turns my case into a political cause, I hereby promise to come back from the grave and make his or her existence a living hell.




___________________________________________ ____________________________
Name Date


__________________________________________ ____________________________
Witness Date

Binding and Loosing

No I am NOT talking about any of the Bush administration's torture techniques....I am talking about a whole other different kind of warfare....

Call Me Forever

"Call me" and "Forever" reminds me of Baton Rouge when I used to live there for a minute...

Call Me--Phil Perry



Forever---Phil Perry

Friday, December 16, 2005

Who is Phil Perry???

It seems as no one knows who Phil Perry is...I didn't say Phillip
Bailey...I said Phil perry....The only one that I know who knows who
Phil Perry is is my friend M. Packer a pediatric urologist from N.J.
He attended a concert featuring Phil Perry and Dave Koz....Mike is
Jewish....He loves to run and he is used to visit me in San Antonio..I
'd take him to my favorite Cajun restaurants in S.A. to sample the
culinary delights....


On that note: Nobody has caused me pain (except for President Bush and Congress) I just happen to come across some Phil Perry songs and I wanted to introduce them....

Love don't love nobody--Phil Perry



Love Don't Love Nobody

(Joseph Jefferson, Charles Simmons)

[Originally by The Spinners]

Sometimes a girl
Will come and go
You reach for love
But life wont let ya know
That in the end
Youll still be lovin her
But then shes gone
Youre all alone

Sign of pain
Is on my face, well
My hearbeat stops
But I wont take the blame, no no
I gave her all the love I had within
My love was strong
Somethin went wrong, no! no!

It takes a fool to learn
Yes sir
That love don't love nobody
Love love love love love love
It takes a fool to learn
Yes it does, girl
That love don't love no one
That love don't love no one
It takes a fool to learn
Stop to think about it, well
That love don't love nobody
Oh! Oh no!
It takes a fool to learn
When youre down and out, shout about it
That love don't love no more
Tell the world, oooh babe
No more...
Ohhhhhh, babe
It takes a fool to learn
Gotta be more careful about myself
That love don't love nobody
It takes a fool to learn
Woah baby, took me a long time to learn, to learn, well

That love don't love no one
It takes a fool to learn
I was a fool, you were a fool
That love don't love nobody
Now we got love, we need love
It takes a fool to learn

Talk to My Father

Unlike Bush's "father"...."My Father" is not scary....Why is it that every time Bush receives so-called "prophecy" from "his father" there is more death and destruction, chaos and confusion to come??? The Bible says that prophecy is for edification (1 Corinthians 14:3) with particular emphasis on "the church"....Not so with Bush's "Father".....His father is extremely rash....God always gives us "space" to repent....But only after Grace (and mercy) cometh judgement....Yes...I do love four-part harmony Gospel music and steel
guitars....There is a pregnant pause at the beginning of this song....


Talk to my Father--The Nelons

Drama

Drama--Erykah Badu
This song reminds me of my years spent in Central Texas, (Copperas
Cove, Texas and Killeen "Fort Hood", Texas)....I like the hills of
Central Texas as it is much more beautiful there than it is in San
Antonio, Texas....The only sadness is the loss of my house in C.C.
Texas....Fort Hood was a crazy place and sometimes you have to get a
little crazy to beat the crazy "system"....You can tell that I have a
bad taste in my mouth for bureaucracy....Bureaucratic institutions
train people NOT to care despite what they may say, hence the "drama
"...This song is dedicated to all members of Congress and the Bush
administration with particular emphasis on Congressman Bill Frist, Tom
DeLay, Trent Lott, J. Dennis Hastert and Congresswoman Katherine Harris....

Crush on You

What can I say?? I do have certain weakness for Lil' Kim...She is talented you must admit....I have always loved "Crush on you".... This is the Jazz version of Lil' Kim's "Crush on You"....
This is part of the CD that I was searching for when I rolled my car over twice on Interstate 10 totalling it on August 07, 2004 the day before my birthday....

This Christmas



This is one of my favorite classic Christmas songs....

This Christmas--Donny Hathaway

"Shake a hand....Shake a hand..."

Sigh....It only gets worse





Demons are real people..Regardless of whether you believe in them or not....

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Darkness has descended over America

Subj: GOP CORPORATE PROSTITUTES ONCE AGAIN...
By: prairiehigh
Date: 12/15/05 01:12 pm

..selling out the American people to give unfair advantage to their financial backers and political leash-holders.

How long, America?

How long will you continue to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to this abhorrent behavior, and knowingly allow these craven cowards, these soulless, conscienceless MONSTERS, to go on lying, manipulating, committing treason and DSETROYING our individual and collective futures as Americans?

WHEN will you do what you know you must, and throw these snivelling, cowardly, duplicitous jackals and hyenas OUT OF OFFICE?

Oh yeah demon!!!

Get ready for a fight in 2006....You said it yourself....Bring it (em) on!!!!! The body of Christ is ready demon!!!! The kingdoms are being aligned and you know this yourself.... Prepare to be slain you damn demon!!!

Weights and measures

God's couldn't be infinite and have divine ORDER without weighing and measuring....I am sure that a lot of you are tired of seeing me post blog posts about boundaries and order.....Numbers are very important to God and also are names as they have numerical value to them.....People really need to go and do some research on Biblical numerology and see what numbers tell about God's plan of divine order....1 (Unity, beginning) is important, 2 (witness, testimony, division--separating the light from the dark, confirmation) is important, 3 (perfection, trinity) is important, 4 (seasons, deliverence, winds, the earth) is important, 5 (GRACE) is important, 6 (worldly, man, imperfect) is is important, 7 (completion) is important, 8 (new beginning...sideline: I was born on the eight day of the eight month in 1967) is important, 9 (judgement, gifts, fruits of the Spirit) is important, 10 (government, completeness of order) is important, 11 (disorder, chaos, confusion, incompleteness, lawlessness ) is important, 12 (perfection of government) is important and so forth......

We are definitely going through a karmic cycle...It comes around about every 40 years when people do not come into the fullness of their time...We are going to have to repeat certain lessons as they were not learned 40 years ago....I have written on this earlier.....40 is the number of temptation, test and trial.....The question is will the United States make the grade??? Why is it that everyone is moving in conjunction with God's Spirit EXCEPT the United States???? The answer is because Pride and arrogance still rule the land......


24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.

25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.



Numbered, numbered, weighed, divided

Precious Blood--Lanny Wolfe Trio



Champion of Love--Legacy Five

There's something about the President of the United States

More and More US citizens are waking up.....

BUSH KNOWS ABOUT KARL ROVE TOOOOOOOOO..
by: terminateit 12/15/05 07:41 am
Msg: 1492930 of 1492966
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BUSH IS A DEMON.

Side note: Way to go Viggo Mortenson for speaking out against President Bush!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I'm gonna run for Congress

Congressman Jeff Miller you know good and well that what you stated is NOT true....1,100 people from New Orleans did not all die within a 24 hour time span....You Congress folks are starting to tick me off...You all can't even see that you have been summoned before God's throne of judgement.....I hope that you don't really believe the words that came out of your mouth Congressman Miller....Why does Congress feel that it has a license to take liberties with the truth??? Function where you have the unction Congressional members...."Fulfill your calling or find another line of work...." If you want to play "doctor" then go somewhere and play doctor and don't try to lead the nation and play doctor on the side.....What is wrong with the members of Congress??? You were chosen by the people and by God....You were called "out" from amongst the nation's peoples.....Every idle word and every idle deed will be weighed in the balance Congress....If you were NOT truly called then please step down or resign.....

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said Blanco's explanation was "a story that's not acceptable because 1,100 people is one half of the men and women we have lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom."

"You lost that many on one day," Miller said.


You are going to get yet another letter from me Congressman Miller...You have suceeded in taking everything completely out of context and prespective....Prepare for a fax tomorrow Congressman Miller....

FL01 Jeff Miller R 324 Cannon House Office Building 202-225-4136 850-664-1266 http://www.house.gov/jeffmiller/

Condi is angry


"Don't make me bitch slap you like President Bush (my hussssband) did to Louisiana's Cajun/Creole culture during hurricanes Katrina and Rita!!!"---Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice....

No matter how many times I visit that website...It cracks me up....Can Condi do
anything but snarl?!!!

By the way??? What is Congressman Tom DeLay doing in that picture frame?!! Is he keeping an eye on his "perks"?!!

Maudlin or revelation???

Listen up Louisiana and the rest of the world!!! This will carry you forth in the year of 2006!!!! Stand in the gap!!!! 2006 will reveal a great need for intercessory prayer!!!!

"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints...."


Ephesians 6:10-18

Louisiana Christmas Day


I am dedicating this song to our governor, (Especially the dear Senator Landrieu--with an extra shout out to Congressman Charlie Melancon....Senator Landrieu you have gone through a lot this year....I admire your drive and dedication to the state of Louisiana....)the city of New Orleans, all the displaced and dispossessed citizens of Louisiana and this guy (a truck driver named K. Jacques) that I talked to from New Orleans who was sad, angry and frustrated with our federal government and who just wants to go home.....Now remember to show my video to everyone that you can in New Orleans.....I won't stop fighting for YOU--I won't stop fighting for US....Keep an eye on this song....You might just SEE it again....


Louisiana Christmas Day---Aaron Neville

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

With a Christmas Heart


With a Christmas Heart---Luther Vandross

This song reminds me of the Taltos.....It is a very celestial song also....Yes...I really do believe in Taltoses.....I truly believe there is a such thing as a taltos...

Monday, December 12, 2005

Mistletoe Jam

Mistletoe Jam--Luther Vandross

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some mistletoe....

Damn Demon!!!

President Bush I don't like you....

Hide your eyes Governor Blanco!!!



Monday, December 12, 2005

Bush advisor to reporter: Katrina "has fallen so far off the radar screen, you can't find it." This according to Washington Post reporter Mike Allen yesterday on "Meet the Press".

This unnamed shitbag is lucky he didn't say this in front of a New Orleanian, because if he had he might not have gotten out of the hospital for a long, long time.

The outrage is building to a level of overload such that I have never experienced in my life. This president is about to kill a major American city. MY city.

Call the White House today. If you've already called them, call them again. Call your senators and congresspersons. If you've already called them, call them again.

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We are about to lose New Orleans. An editorial in the New York Times warns its readers what New Orleanians already know: the city is being murdered as we speak by Bush administration and congressional neglect.

We are about to lose New Orleans. Whether it is a conscious plan to let the city rot until no one is willing to move back or honest paralysis over difficult questions, the moment is upon us when a major American city will die, leaving nothing but a few shells for tourists to visit like a museum.

We said this wouldn't happen. President Bush said it wouldn't happen. He stood in Jackson Square and said, "There is no way to imagine America without New Orleans." But it has been over three months since Hurricane Katrina struck and the city is in complete shambles.

There are many unanswered questions that will take years to work out, but one is make-or-break and needs to be dealt with immediately. It all boils down to the levee system. People will clear garbage, live in tents, work their fingers to the bone to reclaim homes and lives, but not if they don't believe they will be protected by more than patches to the same old system that failed during the deadly storm. Homeowners, businesses and insurance companies all need a commitment before they will stake their futures on the city.

At this moment the reconstruction is a rudderless ship. There is no effective leadership that we can identify. How many people could even name the president's liaison for the reconstruction effort, Donald Powell? Lawmakers need to understand that for New Orleans the words "pending in Congress" are a death warrant requiring no signature.

The rumbling from Washington that the proposed cost of better levees is too much has grown louder. Pretending we are going to do the necessary work eventually, while stalling until the next hurricane season is upon us, is dishonest and cowardly. Unless some clear, quick commitments are made, the displaced will have no choice but to sink roots in the alien communities where they landed.

The price tag for protection against a Category 5 hurricane, which would involve not just stronger and higher levees but also new drainage canals and environmental restoration, would very likely run to well over $32 billion. That is a lot of money. But that starting point represents just 1.2 percent of this year's estimated $2.6 trillion in federal spending, which actually overstates the case, since the cost would be spread over many years.

And it is barely one-third the cost of the $95 billion in tax cuts passed just last week by the House of Representatives.

Total allocations for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terror have topped $300 billion. All that money has been appropriated as the cost of protecting the nation from terrorist attacks. But what was the worst possible case we fought to prevent?

Losing a major American city.

"We are about to lose New Orleans."THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN.

Why the fuck is this president so much more interested in rebuilding Iraq than in rebuilding New Orleans? Because 77% of them didn't vote for him? Because it's predominantly black? Because it's a "city of sin"? Why are they balking at spending $32 billion to protect a major American city from further destruction while they seem to have had no trouble passing four tax cuts in the last week that totalled $95 billion?

CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS NOW. CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND TELL THEM TO CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS NOW.

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Hope this helps. I was thinking about something like this, but a bunch of Lakeview residents of course thought of it already.

A full page ad designed by a group of Lakeview residents will run in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.

The piece is titled, "A message from homeless New Orleanians" and is designed to impress upon lawmakers in Washington DC that residents from all over the New Orleans area want to return to their homes.

Several Lakeview residents came up with the idea last month while chatting online. Within two weeks the group raised more than $10,000 required to pay for the ad. Cherie Franz said the Lakeview group wants members of congress to know that the future of the city is in their hands.

"I'd like to explain the fact that we're not complaining. We just want to raise awareness and make sure that the promises made by our president in front of the cathedral are going to be honored," Franz said.

The ad will run sometime this week.

If the ad doesn't work, then perhaps a large club upside their heads ...

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Rename the storm: Katrina USACOE. Jarvis DeBerry writes in the Times-Picayune.

We know things the rest of the country does not. We know that we lost our homes because of human incompetence and gross negligence. We know that had the floodwalls done what they were designed to do, most of us would never have flooded. We know that the federal government is culpable.

The rest of the country knows there was a hurricane named Katrina.

The name will be never be used for another storm, but I say we stop using it even to explain the destruction that we still see before us.

If we must use a name, the obvious choice is USACOE, an acronym that obviously stands for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

USACOE wasn't malicious. I'll give them that. Just bumbling. But malice isn't always required. People entrusted their lives to the structural integrity of the floodwalls. Those walls turned out to be flimsy.

Some people will argue that the flimsiness of those walls would not have been made evident without Hurricane Katrina, and that therefore the hurricane itself, and not USACOE, deserves the blame. Don't fall for that line of reasoning. It's faulty. If I buy a new car, get cut off in traffic and slam on brakes that don't work, I'm more upset at the automaker than I am at the jerk who cut me off. Aren't you?

Katrina raged, but not so fiercely that we should have been drowned. USACOE sold us a bill of goods. USACOE said, "Hey, trusting public, this here model floodwall is the top of the line. Safe and reliable. You can depend on its safety features. Winds may reach 130 mph, and it will still hold back the water. Believe me. It won't fail."


On Aug. 29, the maximum sustained winds in New Orleans measured 105 mph. USACOE's floodwalls fell apart. We're supposed to blame Katrina for that?

As long as we talk about what happened here as a weather event, some outsiders will view our situation as doomed. So let's not say Katrina did this.

Turns out it wasn't just USACOE, though. Keep reading.

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Canal dredging doomed New Orleans. More depressing news ... and this time it wasn't the Army Corps of Engineers, it was the Sewerage & Water Board, Orleans and Jefferson levee boards. The dredging of the 17th Street Canal in the early 1980s contributed to the failure of the levee.

This is a .pdf file showing how the disaster happened.

Jesus Christ.

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Holy Cross School's campus: 1879-2006. And the final blow of bad news in the last few days ... my high school, although it will reopen in January with about 60% of its previous student body, will abandon its 126-yeaer-old campus in the Lower Ninth Ward as of the fall 2006 semester and seek a new campus elsewhere in Orleans or Jefferson.

This represents a possible death knell for the Lower Ninth, as that school was the cornerstone of the neighborhod, not to mention the loss of all that history on that campus where I spent five years, starting in the 8th grade.

I can't even think about this.

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Richard Pryor, 1940-2005. Quote of the day:

When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, "Richard, what do you see?" I said, "I see all types of people." The voice said, "But do you see any niggers?" I said, "No." It said, "Do you know why? 'Cause there aren't any."

Thank you for everything, Richard.

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This gonna get ugly


I have this feeling....Bush is a master at creating distractions....We all know that Bush exhibits classic antisocial bahevior but yet there are many things about his personality that are not antisocial, they are demonic....

Politics delayed troops dispatch to N.O.
Blanco resisted Bush leadership proposal
Sunday, December 11, 2005
By Robert Travis Scott
Capital bureau
BATON ROUGE -- The 82nd Airborne is "trained to deploy anywhere, at any time, to fight upon arrival and to win," according to the mission statement of the famous Army division based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

It's a force capable of launching a strategic mission into any area of the world with 18 hours of notification, so the question for many people is why it took President Bush five days to order the 82nd on the ground to deal with the lawlessness and human suffering that spread across New Orleans right after Hurricane Katrina.

The implications are politically charged. Was Gov. Kathleen Blanco too flustered and overwhelmed by the situation to communicate effectively with President Bush? Or was the White House more focused on political maneuvering than helping the citizens of New Orleans?

Blanco will face the controversy on a national stage Wednesday when she testifies before a congressional committee investigating the government's preparation and response to Katrina. Her appearance is preceded by her administration's recent release of thousands of documents, including e-mail messages, reports and hand-scribbled notes, that were requested by House and Senate panels.

In her 16-page overview of those documents, no topicconsumes the governor more than the policy decision of bringing federal troops such as the 82nd Airborne into New Orleans to supplement National Guard units.

The documents show that the White House delayed its decision to deploy federal troops while it pressured the nation's senior National Guard official to persuade Blanco to accept the president's hand-picked commander to run the entire response effort.

The records also reveal a Democratic administration in Baton Rouge seized with anxiety that the media, swayed by a Republican spin machine, would make it appear that the relief effort would improve overnight if the president took control, and that Blanco was dragging her feet to invite federal help.

"The (White House) spin is that this (is) state and local fault," Blanco Chief of Staff Andy Kopplin e-mailed to Blanco's top aides on Sept. 4.

Any paranoia that Blanco officials might have had about a GOP agenda was fed by phone calls and e-mail messages from national media and other sources. For example, an ABC News reporter wrote Blanco's press secretary, "2 senior GOP aides have called me to suggest we should be focusing more blame on Governor Blanco." A New York Times reporter wrote an e-mail message saying, "Several officials in Washington are asserting that the Federal Government should have assumed control of the overall operation . . . As it would have meant, they suggested, better coordination of the response."

An e-mail message between Blanco aides said a prominent New Orleans banker "called . . . this morning and has it on very good authority that (White House strategist) Karl Rove is directing effort to put blame on kbb (governor) for mess saying that the reason feds not on ground sooner was that she refused to give up her authority."


Guard poised to act


Most of Louisiana's National Guard forces were on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan in late August. But nearly all of the remaining 5,700 National Guard members from Louisiana were in place and ready to respond when the storm hit Aug. 29.

Four times that number from other states arrived during the week in the largest coordinated multistate mobilization of guardsmen in the nation's history. Some states sent their Guard units even before the legal paperwork had been completed to officially release them.

All Guard forces remained under the control of Blanco through her chosen adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Bennett Landreneau.

During the first days, Coast Guard, Army, Navy and Air Force units contributed much to the rescue and supply missions, but no regular Army ground troops were sent until Sept. 3. On that day, President Bush signed an order giving the Army's 82nd Airborne and 1st Cavalry divisions and Marine units 72 hours to deploy in southeast Louisiana.

The federal troops arrived in substantial numbers Sept. 5, a week after the storm, all under the control of Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, a Lakeland native who commands Joint Task Force Katrina, the federal forces responding in three states.

In the end, Landreneau and Honore held a joint command, which basically meant they kept control of their respective forces and coordinated their efforts.

Normally, when a state faces a disaster, it first turns to its National Guard, which can conduct relief and law enforcement actions. The president can contribute forces through the Department of Defense, and he may "federalize" an entire response operation and put his own commander in charge of both federal and state National Guard units.

Generally, the law prohibits federal military forces from acting as police on American soil, even during a disaster. If federalized, guardsmen in most circumstances also would be prohibited from conducting law enforcement.

Documents and interviews show that Blanco wanted to avoid conceding her authority, and during the week she argued that a federalization of all military units would compromise her ability to keep law and order.

The White House has made minimal comment about what Bush officials were thinking that week, but the goal was to name a single commander.

"We were actively trying to find a solution with state officials to bring federal troops as quickly as possible and under a single chain of command," said Jeanie Mamo, White House spokeswoman.


A vague pronouncement?


On the day Katrina hit, Blanco told the president by phone, "We need everything you've got," according to the governor's overview. She has not contended that she said anything more specific, and her staff cannot point to any documents demonstrating she requested federal troop deployments that day.

A Bush administration official said Blanco did not ask for federal troops on Aug. 29.

Blanco spokeswoman Denise Bottcher said the need was obvious from the start, and that federal officials including FEMA chief Michael Brown were with the governor and knew the extent of the catastrophe, and simply failed to communicate that up the ladder.

On Aug. 30, Blanco made two trips to the Superdome, which had become an understaffed and poorly supplied evacuation center with no power or running water. Even though the Dome was surrounded by floodwaters, the refugee population was still growing. Meanwhile, thousands of people in St. Bernard and the Lower 9th Ward sought high ground on levees or rooftops. With National Guard units focused on urgent search, rescue and law enforcement action, Blanco said she asked Landreneau to request federal troops to help with evacuations.

In an interview last week, Landreneau said he spoke that evening with Honore. He said he specifically requested a division of federal ground forces, in particular to evacuate stranded people from the city. He said he also called Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, to ask for help in getting Guard troops from other states.

Asked whether the response would have been more effective if federal troops had arrived more quickly, Landreneau said, "We would like to have seen that a little quicker, too. I can't respond to your question about why they didn't come any sooner."

Honore did not respond to interview requests.


More delays


On the morning of Aug. 31, Blanco was awaiting a television interview when she whispered a comment to Bottcher, saying she should have requested troops earlier. The comment was picked up off-air and cited as an admission by Blanco that she was tardy in her request for ground troops.

Bottcher said the comment was taken out of context.

That same day, Honore showed up at the state's emergency command center in Baton Rouge with only a small support staff, stumping Blanco, who assumed he was coming with a load of federal troops, according to the governor's overview.

"The evacuation must be conducted by National Guard troops, as the federal contingent has not arrived," the overview says.

That afternoon, another ingredient was added to the political mix of the federal troops issue. At the state command center, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told Blanco's executive counsel, Terry Ryder, that he had spoken by phone with White House strategist Karl Rove about the potential troop deployments and whether the Bush administration should federalize the storm response.

Vitter recently said he was not a go-between offering a deal to Blanco, and several governor's aides last week also said they did not consider the senator a liaison from the White House. But the mention of Rove, a shrewd and aggressive molder of public opinion, was a red flag. Blanco aides feared his involvement meant the federalization issue had become a political flash point, as internal memos indicated that week. At one point a memo from Kopplin said, "Rove is on the prowl."

In a recent interview, Vitter said he saw the urgent need for the "double spigot" of federal as well as Guard troops and that the arguments over command structure were "academic," given the human suffering taking place.

He said he found fault with both sides, with Blanco sending unclear messages about what she wanted and Bush being overly sensitive about overstepping the governor's authority.

"I was very frustrated," Vitter said. The dispute over authority "clearly was holding this up."

In reaction to Vitter's message, Blanco called Bush at 2:20 p.m. to say she wanted a federal troop mobilization "today" and asked that someone communicate to her when the soldiers would arrive, according to Ryder's notes as he listened to the conversation. The governor specifically said she was not requesting federalization. There are no notes indicating Bush's response.


Suspicious of White House


Meanwhile, the White House, Pentagon and Department of Justice were weighing the legal options for various methods of placing federal troops in Louisiana. A senior Justice official said the agency provided legal consultation on federalizing the relief and law enforcement efforts late in the week.

On Sept. 1, three days after Katrina, U.S. District Attorney Jim Letten appeared at the state command center and spoke with Bottcher. While on the phone with the U.S. attorney general's office, Letten asked Bottcher for specifics about the troop deployments the governor wanted, Bottcher later said. Blanco officials interpreted this as further evidence the White House was bent on federalizing the relief operation.

Letten would not comment for this report.

Well into the evening, Ryder and other Blanco officials talked to military brass about the consequences of federalizing, with most officers advising the governor to maintain control over her Guard troops.

Among the most important recommendations was the one by Blum, the National Guard Bureau chief, who said the governor had nothing to gain by federalizing her Guard, according to Ryder's notes. Besides, massive numbers of Guard units now were flowing in quickly from other states, Blum pointed out.

By this time, Blanco officials and political strategists were conversing about the potential public relations consequences of the delayed federal response.

"By the weekend, the Bush administration will have a full-blown PR disaster/scandal on their hands because of the late response to needs in New Orleans," according to a Sept. 1 e-mail message sent by Blanco communications director Bob Mann. He attributed the observation to former President Clinton's press secretary Mike McCurry.

Kopplin advised the Blanco staff by e-mail that "we need to keep working to get our national surrogates to explain the facts." The chief of staff for Virginia's Democratic Gov. Mark Warner sent Kopplin an e-mail message with arguments and talking points against Guard federalization. And the communications director for the Democratic Governors Association sought to rally sympathetic governors with the message, "The states will help Louisiana, but where is the federal government?"


A furious Nagin


The morning of Sept. 2, Bush met with Blanco in New Orleans aboard Air Force One, and to some in attendance it appeared the denouement of the federal troops story had finally come. Instead, the meeting produced more controversy and no immediate decision.

Among those present were New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, both Louisiana senators, two congressmen, military officers and Bush Chief of Staff Andy Card.

Vitter and Nagin pressed for resolution on the troop deployments. At the mayor's urging, the president and governor moved to another section of the plane and talked privately for about a half hour, with Card present, according to interviews and reports from people there.

After the session with Blanco, the president invited Nagin into his office and told the mayor that he was "ready to move today" on the troop deployments and had offered two command options to Blanco, Nagin said. The mayor did not identify the options. However, the president said Blanco wanted 24 hours to make a decision, according to Nagin, who later roasted the governor in national TV interviews for the delay.

"It would have been great if we could have left Air Force One, walked outside, and told the world that we had this all worked out," Nagin told an interviewer. "It didn't happen, and more people died."

Some Blanco officials saw the Nagin critique as a veiled attack by the president.

"What have we done to counter Bush claim that gov delayed relief because she needed 24 hrs to make some decision?" reads an internal e-mail message by a Blanco administration official.

The governor's overview says that during the Air Force One meeting, the president asked Blanco to put her Guard troops under control of a general appointed by the Department of Defense, presumably Honore. In response, although she made the case to keep her adjutant general in charge, she didn't say no.

"Out of respect for the President, Gov. Blanco agrees that she would talk to Gen. Landreneau and her executive counsel and review the President's reorganization proposal," the overview says.

Blanco's internal documents would later call Bush's proposal a "paper reorganization." Still, according to Blanco's overview, she left Air Force One under the impression that Bush's anticipated order for federal troops in no way depended on the chain of command structure.

If she truly believed that, then it is no wonder her staff was so surprised by what happened around midnight.


'Rove is on the prowl'


More than any other event that week, the "midnight memo" dramatically elevated the Blanco team's sense of a political assault from Washington.

Drafted by the White House, a letter prepared for the governor's signature came across the fax machine at the state's Emergency Operations Center at 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 2, four and a half days after Katrina struck New Orleans.

At that time, the governor was awakened by calls from Card and Blum to discuss a new proposal. Her top staff spent the night poring over an attached draft memorandum of understanding, also prepared by the White House, that would have triggered the long-awaited deployment of regular Army troops to the region.

But Blanco aides were deeply suspicious.

"Please call my cell asap. Rove is on the prowl," Kopplin warns Mann in a 3:45 a.m. e-mail.

The agreement would have let President Bush place Honore over the entire hurricane response operation, including National Guard units in Louisiana overseen by the governor. But the offer had a twist: Honore would take a dual-hat command, meaning he would answer to Bush on matters related to the federal troops while answering to Blanco on matters related to the Guard.

If the commander encountered a conflict in orders between his two superiors, he would defer to his "federal mission" the president -- while judges deliberated over which order to follow.

"Mr. President, these actions are essential to ensure unity of effort and a fully coordinated state and Federal response to this extraordinary disaster," stated the draft letter.

Blanco aides were clearly alarmed that Blum had called to endorse the idea, because it seemed that after a visit to the White House he had changed his mind from earlier in the week.

In Ryder's notes from a phone call with Blum the next day, the National Guard chief told Ryder he was "under political duress" to endorse the midnight memo and was sorry about the late-night call.

"I apologize for an absolute goat screwing," Blum said, according to Ryder's notes.

A National Guard spokesman said Blum would not be available for comment until later this week.


Death amid inaction


Blanco's top aides said the memo was unexpected and unwanted, and the governor refused to sign it. Though the situation in New Orleans remained grim, crime and the evacuations had come under control, and the crisis had turned a corner. A Bush takeover at that point could have played a huge political trump card for the president.

The morning of Sept. 3, Blanco faxed back a letter of her own to the White House, making an innocuous point that it was OK with her if Bush put Honore in charge of federal forces, which was already the case.

At 8:56 a.m., Blanco called the White House and reached Card, who said the president was headed to the Rose Garden to announce the federal troop deployments. Under Bush's order that morning, Blanco and Landreneau would keep authority over the Guard, and the president and Honore would rule federal forces in the region.

It was the same point they had started with when Landreneau had called Honore four days earlier asking for help.

But by this time, many people had died, or had lived through frightful and inhumane conditions waiting to be rescued or bused out. By the end of the day, the Superdome and convention center would be evacuated.

By Monday, with nearly 20,000 National Guard members already in place, about 1,800 troops with the 82nd Airborne Division arrived in New Orleans. The Army eventually sent about 7,000. They were heartily welcomed and for several weeks until they left, they served an important role in the relief effort.

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My advice to Governor Blanco is STAND and when you've done all that you could, you still STAND.....

It amazes me how President Bush can go from being the village idiot to being detail oriented in a snap....He was just crying that Gov. Blanco didn't attend his national day of prayer (prayer meetin') on the 13 of September....She was visiting dispossessed and displaced storm victims....She called for a national day of prayer just four days after huricane Katrina struck.....President Bush didn't....Then he tries to sneak his ass into Louisiana as Governor Blanco is prepared to head to Houston to visit Katrina victims....I personally am glad that you didn't leave us alone with that demon....(Revelation 12)....Governor Blanco sent him 100,000 pages of material and he still cries that he can't find ONE letter....President Bush you can't even count to TEN muchless 100,000....Bush is such a blasphemer that I will ask God to give Governor Blanco and me front row seats for 30 minutes so we can watch his dark, vile soul be consumed by hell fire....Dear Governor I'll treat to the popcorn and cokes.....