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Friday, April 14, 2006

Shut up Mr. Chertoff!!!!

Shut up Michael Chertoff you FEMA Illuminati demon!!!! You are talking much shidt right about now!!!! You hold to these principles when it benefits you, FEMA and our pathetic Illuminati controlled government...Ain't nothing too hard for God Mr. Chertoff and that pertains to you and the New World Order....I am going to God in Prayer on you NOW Mr. Chertoff!!!!! There is nothing that the name of Jesus and the Blood of Jesus can't handle Mr. Chertoff!!!! Why aren't these same principles applied to the awarding of in-state conracts??? Got an answer for that Mr. Reprobate soul?!!! I bet your azz doesn't have an answer just more freaking lies to try and decieve the masses (the folks from Louisiana who you consider backwoods and dysfunctional)!!!! I am going down in fasting and prayer and before God's throne of Grace to ask God to drag you before His Throne of Judgement Mr. Chertoff...I am all through with YOUR reports....Now it is time to hear from on high!!!!!

Chertoff says states are primarily responsible for emergencies
4/14/2006, 5:16 p.m. CT
By HOLBROOK MOHR
The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Friday that responding to major catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina will remain the primary responsibility of state and local governments.

Chertoff, during a news conference in Jackson, said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working closely with state and local leaders to prepare for the hurricane season that starts June 1.

However, he said, it is up to states to react in the wake of another natural disaster.

"This has traditionally been and will continue to be the responsibility of the state and local government," he said. "There's nothing we're going to do that's going to change that traditional model."

Chertoff's remarks come at a time when Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Robert Latham and state homeland security director Ed Worthington are both planning to step down.

Gov. Haley Barbour confirmed at the news conference that Worthington, the former head of the FBI's Mississippi office, wants to pursue other business interests.

Barbour said he had not received a resignation letter from Latham, but the MEMA director told The Associated Press on Friday he plans to step down. No dates have been set for the officials' departure.

Nearly eight months after Katrina pummeled the coast, many residents are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

"We've got people in travel trailers who are going to be more at risk, you've got debris, you've got destruction and that raises a bunch of special challenges," Chertoff said. "One of the reasons I wanted to stop down here and talk to the governor was to make sure that we are fully able to support the state and the local communities in the preparation for and the execution of a plan."

Barbour echoed Chertoff's statements that the state should take the lead in responding to an emergency.

"The state has to be in charge," he said. "The idea of federalizing or militarizing the emergency response — they're against it and I'm against it."

Barbour was also critical of recent news reports in which analysts said that evacuees should have been given rental housing rather than FEMA travel trailers. Barbour has been outspoken for months that the trailers are not adequate when there is so much destruction and recovery could take years.

Much of the Mississippi coast was decimated by the storm and Barbour said 70,000 homes were destroyed.

However, he scoffed at suggestions that Mississippians should be put in rental houses in other states.

"One reason Mississippi is way ahead in our recovery and rebuilding and renewal is because 90-something percent of our people have come home," he said. "I can't think of a worse solution than to take people who live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and put them in rental houses in Kansas City."

Chertoff's stop in Mississippi followed a visit to Mobile, Ala., where he said FEMA employees are getting better training and plans are being drafted to deploy supplies more quickly if another storm hits. He was scheduled to visit New Orleans later Friday.

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