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  • 'Katrina girl' goes to JROTC ball with pararescueman who saved her

    03/21/2017 4:14:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/19/17 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    You might remember the "Katrina girl" photo, of the little girl with a broad smile, who's hugging the Air Force pararescueman who plucked her family from a rooftop in Hurricane Katrina-flooded New Orleans.The pararescueman, Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, went on a search for the girl in the photo 10 years later. He ultimately found LeShay Brown, then 13 and living in Waveland, Miss., in Sept. 2015. The two have remained close, and as WLOX reported, LeShay took Maroney to her JROTC ball in Mississippi on Saturday.
  • Ex-NY State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith Gets Seven Years (Gregory Meeks associate)

    07/02/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Former New York Senator Malcolm Smith was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and related offenses. He was convicted in February. A former majority leader in the New York Senate, Smith was defeated for re-election in 2014. Smith is the latest associate of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) headed to jail. Formal investigations of several New York politicians began in 2010 after the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) exposed corruption through stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News. The first story, in the New York Post of January 31,...
  • American Greed on CNBC - Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown (hurricane Katrina)

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/16
    Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown Season 10 Episode 111 Aired 03-31-2016 tv-pg Disgraced former mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large.
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Flashback: Obama ripped Bush's 'unconscionable ineptitude' during Hurricane Katrina

    08/19/2016 8:24:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama, under fire for golfing on posh Martha's Vineyard during a week of anguished cries for help from flooded Louisiana, ripped former President Bush 11 years ago when the Republican was seen as slow to react to Hurricane Katrina's crash into New Orleans. Obama, who had just returned from New Orleans, preached on the Senate floor about Bush's poor reaction to similar cries for help during Katrina.
  • Nets Compare Louisiana Flood to Katrina But Ignore Obama Vacation

    08/18/2016 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS presented several reports on the “massive” and “historic” flooding devastating Louisiana, even comparing storm damage to that suffered during Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. However, the one thing missing from the coverage was a single mention of the President of the United States, Barack Obama. On Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: “Now to the flooding disaster still impacting tens of thousands of people in the south. That massive tropical system that devastated Louisiana is now bringing new flash flood watches to Texas. This...
  • Obama gets update on deadly Louisiana floods, heads back to golf course

    08/17/2016 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery. But there were no changes in travel plans announced for the president, who is scheduled to stay on the island until Sunday.
  • Spilling the Beans on Katrina Pierson

    03/27/2016 6:42:57 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 129 replies
    Befuddled By The Clowns ^ | 3/27/16 | Pamela Engstrom
    Facebook What do you do when you are snubbed by Ted Cruz? You go work for the anti-Cruz and attempt to ruin him and his wife evidently. Katrina Pierson has proven she will stop at nothing to get herself into the spotlight. Where once I thought she was a smart, sassy woman who had pulled herself up by her bootstraps, I now pity the bizarre, plastic caricature she has become. This is not the Katrina Pierson I knew. -snip- Though much ado has been made about the affair rumor being cooked up by Marco Rubio's folks, I would suggest...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • Katrina Pierson's Fashion Necklace

    12/30/2015 3:48:15 AM PST · by wbarmy · 18 replies
    Newsmax, ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Todd Beamon
    A writer for The Washington Post Tuesday backed CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto's asking Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson about a necklace made of bullets after an interview about the Republican front-runner's attacks on former President Bill Clinton.
  • Jeb Bush’s Claim That Blacks Want ‘Free Stuff’ for Votes Insults Our Dignity and History of Struggle

    09/30/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Root ^ | September 29, 2015 | Pofessor Peniel E. Joseph, founding director, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
    Jeb Bush’s recent comments in South Carolina about Democrats getting black people to vote for them by promising them “free stuff” during election season is a powerful reminder that a leading Republican presidential candidate is woefully ignorant about contemporary race relations and the history that’s shaped the racial-justice struggle. Ironically, the former governor of Florida’s statement echoed Mitt Romney’s infamous remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who longed for government handouts, said while discussing minority-voter outreach and the Republican Party. During an interview with Fox News Sunday, Bush doubled down on his comments. “We need to make our case...
  • CNN Staffers Complain to Jeff Zucker About Obsessive Trump Coverage, Bumping Anderson Cooper's

    09/10/2015 10:15:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    the Wrap ^ | September 10, 2015 @ 11:38 am | Jordan Chariton
    [Full Title] CNN Staffers Complain to Jeff Zucker About Obsessive Trump Coverage, Bumping Anderson Cooper's Katrina Special (Exclusive) “We are not perfect,” network president says about coverage of GOP frontrunner at Thursday town hall, a network insider tells TheWrap Jeff Zucker has guided his producers and talent to cover Donald Trump until the eyeballs start turning away. Apparently, his producers already want to. At a network town hall on Thursday, producers complained about the obsessive coverage the network has given the GOP frontrunner, including airing full campaign rallies and an endless amount of segments dedicated to Trump. One producer expressed...
  • Air Force Veteran Finds Iconic 'Katrina Kid' After a Decade of Heartfelt Searching

    09/03/2015 6:00:51 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    Accuweather ^ | September 3 | Kevin Byrne
    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's calamitous effects, an image of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney locked in a heartwarming embrace with a young girl he encountered during rescue operations became a symbol of hope and optimism. For the last decade, Maroney has been determined to meet the child he hugged in the iconic photo. In March, the Air Force Times launched the "Find Katrina Kid" campaign to help Maroney reconnect with the little girl.
  • Katrina, Ten Years Later

    09/02/2015 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Ten years have elapsed since one of the most amazing cases of Republican-bashing media bias in the television era began. The media elites laugh when preachers say immorality causes God to send hurricanes, but they suggested with straight faces that Hurricane Katrina was a death sentence President George W. Bush and his cronies brought to the less fortunate. In the early spin, race-baiting rapper Kanye West and "objective" anchors like Brian Williams were in rhetorical sync: George Bush didn't care about black people. On "The Daily Show," Williams told Jon Stewart "everyone" knew Bush would have done better if white...
  • Hurricane Katrina turns 10: Remembering gun confiscation in New Orleans [Video]

    08/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    WND TV ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    Hurricane Katrina Gun Confiscation Video
  • Stop Blaming Me for Hurricane Katrina (Thanks Brownie)

    08/27/2015 8:11:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Ten years later, the name ‘Brownie’ is still identified with the government’s failures. Here’s what really happened.Had I left the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the spring of 2005, my life would be very different today. And I really wish, in retrospect, that I had. But after the 2004 hurricane season, when FEMA’s excellent responses to hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in Florida were widely praised, White House chief of staff Andy Card persuaded me to stay on as director through the 2005 hurricane season. I didn’t want to disappoint President George W. Bush. We’d developed a good relationship....
  • Infamous Katrina figure visible in Jeb Bush campaign video

    08/25/2015 8:55:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Jeb Bush's campaign on Tuesday put out a video highlighting his hurricane response record as governor of Florida as the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But at one point, the campaign spot features Bush standing next to then-Federal Emergency Management Agency head Michael Brown, one of the most infamous figures of the George W. Bush administration's widely criticized response to the disaster. The two-minute video features clips of hurricanes and Bush back when he was governor, interspersed with expert testimonials about Bush's leadership during disasters, which frequently affect the state he governed in the early to mid-2000s....
  • Hurricane Katrina proved that if black lives matter, so must climate justice

    08/24/2015 9:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2015 | Elizabeth C. Yeampierre
    The environmental justice and Black Lives Matter movements are complementary. We can’t afford to choose between the two. Those of us from low-income communities of color are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. US cities and towns that are predominantly made up of people of color are also home to a disproportionate share of the environmental burdens that are fueling the climate crisis and shortening our lives. One has only to recall the gut-wrenching images of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath to confirm this. At a time when police abuse is more visible than ever thanks to technology, and our communities...
  • Obama to mark Katrina anniversary

    08/19/2015 12:41:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, President Obama will visit the city to celebrate its recovery. Obama on Aug. 27 will meet with Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), tour neighborhoods and meet with local residents. He will deliver a speech hailing the city’s rebuilding efforts and how they have helped spur economic innovation, the White House said. The 2005 storm was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, flooding 80 percent of the city, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving a million people displaced. New Orleans was still reeling from Katrina’s aftermath when Obama first took office, and...
  • 'A Decade on and Hurricane Katrina is Still with us in New Orleans’

    08/17/2015 10:25:55 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 17, 2015 | Josie Ensor
    Scott and Kimberly Roberts clung to each other in the attic of their clapboard home, praying the gale-force winds and rising flood water would not carry them away. With shaking hands, they captured the moment they were hit by Hurricane Katrina – one of the fiercest storms in living memory – on a $20 camera they had bought just days before. “I decided to film because I realised we weren’t going to be able to leave,” Mrs Roberts, 34, said. “And just in case it happened how people said it was going to happen, I wanted to capture it. “The...