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  • Media Bias in Baton Rouge

    08/27/2016 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    The recent flooding in Baton Rouge is a study in media bias if you compare it to media coverage of Hurricane Katrina.While Baton Rouge flooded, President Obama continued to play golf at MarthaÂ’s Vineyard as if nothing was happening and the media gave him a pass. George W. Bush was accused of being a racist when he cut his vacation short and did a flyover of New Orleans back in 2005. Talk about double standards.Without a doubt, media coverage of Katrina was a hack job done by Bush-haters who wanted to paint the sitting president in the worst possible light....
  • Good Lord! Cop says Red Cross told him not to pray with flood victims

    08/26/2016 5:35:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A law enforcement officer said he was asked to leave a Red Cross shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana after he prayed with several flood victims. Clay Higgins, a reserve city marshal and a local legend, dropped by after work to minister to evacuees at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Aug. 19. "I was not proselytizing," he told me. "I was just there to thank volunteers and offer prayers and encouragement." Higgins, who is also running for Congress, was dressed in uniform and was holding a Bible. At some point during the visit a volunteer approached Higgins and mentioned there was...
  • Leftists Attack Christian Leader On Louisiana Floods

    08/26/2016 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26,2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Liberal secularists are attacking national Christian leader Tony Perkins for trying to make sense of the Louisiana floods from a biblical perspective, after Perkins and 80 percent of his Louisiana church members lost their homes to those floods.
  • SHOCKER: JBE Only Gives Companies 24 Hours To Bid On Massive Flood Recovery Contracts (Dem Gov)

    08/25/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    The contract is for distributing aid to help people with flooded homes. There will be a lot of money handed out. Here are some excerpts: Under SAH, the State will contract directly with one or more construction firms capable of delivering minor, critical services on a large scale and that possess or can obtain the resources required to deliver in an expedited manner. Simultaneously, the State will direct contract with a firm to provide Program Management support to the State to help manage and control this effort. If a respondent is selected for the Program Management contract, the respondent will...
  • "Cajun Navy' Rescuers Eyed by Louisiana State Legislator for Regulation

    08/24/2016 8:18:17 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 60 replies
    KATC TV ^ | 08/24/2016 | Valerie Ponseti
    Amid the historic flooding many of the rescues in Acadiana, and across the state, are being credited to civilians. They call themselves the "Cajun Navy." The group started during Hurricane Katrina, when hundreds from Acadiana went to New Orleans with their boats to make rescues. "Between us all, we took out quite a bit of people," said Doug Bienvenue, a member of the group. Now the "Cajun Navy" is back, but the fleet is facing a few challenges. Bienvenue is an original member of the fleet, so when GoFundMe accounts and t-shirt sales started popping up throughout flood relief under...
  • Why isn’t the Liberal Media Asking Why Hillary Clinton isn’t Visiting Louisiana?

    08/24/2016 7:13:53 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    AIM ^ | August 24, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Donald Trump pre-empted the liberal media criticism of Republicans not caring about people by visiting last week, which even preceded sitting President Barack Obama. Obama waited up to ten days to visit flood-damaged Baton Rouge, with little criticism from the media, while George W. Bush was criticized for responding to Hurricane Katrina after three days. But, where is Hillary Clinton in all this? She tweeted support and the like for the people of Baton Rouge, but Trump visited and brought donations for the displaced residents of Baton Rouge. There were no feature articles asking this question on ABC News, CBS...
  • There is Now No Doubt Now: The Media Are Biased, and Obama Doesn't Care About Black People

    08/24/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Editor's Note: This column was originally published under the wrong byline. We apologize for the error.If you had any doubt about it, there should be no doubt in your mind now.The Mainstream media is biased. The Big Three, like a soft and fluffy version of the Soviet Pravda, have propped up their little Barack Obama and his shrewish successor Hillary “Hexes, Lies, and Emails on Tape” Clinton.The latest, most vicious example of this distortion? President Obama’s tepid, non-existence response to the floods sweeping Louisiana. 31 inches of rain fell in 15 hours, and that was a tally from one week...
  • President Obama to meet with families of Alton Sterling, slain officers

    08/23/2016 8:05:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 8/23/16 | Richard Rainey
    President Barack Obama, in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Aug. 23) to view the destruction brought last week's historic rainfall, will also meet with the family of Alton Sterling, who was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in early July. He also planned to meet with the families of police officers who were killed in an ambush two weeks later in the wake of protests. Obama had been criticized for not coming to the state earlier to view the flood damage. He also was criticized for not coming to the city after Sterling's shooting, which was followed by...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The American ghetto has replaced the plantation’

    08/23/2016 1:51:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a “race hustler” and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims. Sheriff Clarke called the president an “elitist” who chose to finish out his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. “He’s an elitist. He’s at Martha’s Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Trump Helps in Louisiana as Obama and Hillary Party Instead

    08/22/2016 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, folks, let us review the last few days that have transpired here in our great country. Donald Trump, presidential candidate, Republican side, visited Louisiana. They've had some terrible flooding there. There hasn't been one representative of the Obama administration get even close to Louisiana. (interruption) I'm sorry. I didn't know that. Jeh Johnson went for a day? The guy who spells his name J-e-h, okay, Jeh Johnson went for a day. Who is he, Homeland Security? Right, so the Homeland Security guy went down there for a day. Hillary Clinton decided to stay in Martha's Vineyard...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'll visit Louisiana flood site when campaign won't 'disrupt' response

    08/22/2016 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate will travel to Louisiana to view the devastation caused by recent flooding "at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response" -- a shot at her rival Donald Trump. Trump, Pence tour flood damage in Baton Rouge Clinton's announcement comes after a high-profile visit last week by Trump and his running-mate Mike Pence, and follows the decision by the Obama administration to schedule a trip there this Tuesday. "This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton said in the statement....
  • Black Lives Matter Criticized For Being No Shows At Louisiana Flood

    08/22/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:39 PM 08/22/2016 | Amber Randall
    Black Lives Matter finds itself under fire for protesting the Baton Rogue shooting, but ignoring the Louisiana flood, reports the Washington Times. A video of a Baton Rogue resident asking where the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter people are has gone viral. “I have not seen not one Black Panther boat, not one Black Lives Matter boat, truck or nothing else. So with all the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, oh they came out with guns, ready to go to war. But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in...
  • Obama's DOJ Warns Louisiana "You Better Not Be Racist Down There" Like You Were During Katrina

    08/22/2016 11:11:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 22 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last week Obama took a lot of heat for playing golf with Larry David and attending lavish Hillary fundraisers instead of taking the time to visit Louisiana (see our post "Does Obama Care About Black People? Louisiana Asks The President To Cut Vacation Short"). But, it turns out Obama did do something, his DOJ sent Louisiana a 16-page "guidance" letter warning officials not to be racist in their recovery efforts. According to Breitbart, the "guidance" has struck a nerve with Louisiana residents including Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness who is currently running for U.S. Senate: “The U.S. Department of...
  • CNN anti-Trump lie BUSTED on air!

    08/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Carol Brown
    On Sunday, CNN propagandist Dana Bash interviewed John Bel Edwards, the governor of Louisiana. Addressing Trump’s recent visit to Baton Rouge, she opened with this: So, um, Donald Trump and Mike Pence came down to Baton Rouge on Friday. You dismissed the visit as a photo op and you said you wished that Donald Trump would make a donation to a relief organization instead. We did, by the way, check with the campaign and they said Trump made a $100,000 donation to the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church where he visited. But, uh, here’s what your fellow Democrat, former Louisiana Senator...
  • Maness Demands Obama Apologize to Louisianans for DOJ Flood Response Memo Implying They Are Racist

    08/21/2016 10:25:45 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, called on President Obama to apologize to residents of Louisiana for a 16-page “guidance” sent out last week by his Department of Justice that cautioned Louisianans not to be racist in hiring people to help them clean up after the recent floods that killed 13 and forced more than 30,000 to abandon their homes. “We’re insulted by the President of the United States and his Department of Justice, and he ought to issue a retraction of that [guidance] to all the good people of Louisiana,”...
  • 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.
  • Louisiana gov: Trump helped 'shine a spotlight' on flood recovery

    08/21/2016 9:18:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | Rebecca Savransky
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that Donald Trump has helped draw attention to recovery efforts after the recent devastating floods in his state. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the governor downplayed critical remarks he made before the Republican presidential nominee visited his state. "I didn't dismiss his trip as a photo-op. Before he came down, I said we welcome him here, we want him to be helpful," Edwards said. "And we hope that it doesn't turn into a mere photo-op." Edwards said Trump's visit to the state was positive for Louisiana. "Because it...
  • President Obama to Visit Louisiana on Tuesday After Devastating Floods (Trump shamed him into it!)

    08/20/2016 8:39:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    President Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday in the wake of severe flooding in the state, the White House has announced. At least 13 people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced by the floods. The White House said in a statement that Obama has received regular updates on the situation while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked with Louisiana officials to determine the best time to visit and decided on the Tuesday trip to Baton Rouge. “The President is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that...
  • Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

    08/20/2016 6:52:04 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL-TV news ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melinda Deslatte and Jill Colvin, AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate acting much like a conventional politician struggling to revive a presidential bid on the ropes. Trump headed to flood-damaged Louisiana to express solidarity with residents cleaning up after devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. The trip made for a pointed contrast to President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who both have yet to go, although Obama announced later Friday that he would visit next week.
  • Louisiana Flood Victims: Why Is Obama Ignoring Us?

    08/20/2016 4:59:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    In 2005 President Bush was rebuked by Democrats for his handling of Hurricane Katrina. President Obama scored some cheap political points -- blasting President Bush for his flyover of the devastation in New Orleans. Well, at least President Bush paid a visit. That's a lot more than what President Obama has done for the people of Baton Rouge and other parts of southeastern Louisiana. Some 40,000 homes are under water - a countless number left homeless - many without flood insurance. And even though the waters have begun to recede, President Obama has not set foot in the Bayou State.READ...
  • Clinton Supporter on Her Absence From Baton Rouge: ‘I’m Not Sure Where She Is’

    08/20/2016 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/19/16 | Chandler Gill
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), a Hillary Clinton supporter, said he was not sure where Clinton was while Donald Trump donated a truck full of food and supplies to the victims of the historic flooding that has devastated Louisiana this week. Cohen deferred questions about Clinton by attacking Trump for having three campaign managers and said his past contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital did not actually contain items of use. “You have the optics of Mr. Trump in Louisiana today,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said to Cohen. “We just saw an 18-wheeler full of items that he’s donated. Can you...
  • Shhhh – CNN Accidentally Stumbled Upon, and Broadcasts, Donald Trump Supply Donation to Louisiana…

    08/19/2016 5:43:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 8/19/16 | Sundance/CNN
    Days before candidate Donald Trump announced his intention to visit the flood ravaged area of Louisiana, he had already put in place a donation (a full 18 wheeler) of supplies for the victims of the flood. CNN accidentally stumbled upon the donation, and Brooke Baldwin reported on it during a 90 second segment. Don’t worry, they won’t air it again:
  • Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way

    08/19/2016 2:51:19 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama announced plans to visit flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana just hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the state on Friday. After Trump’s visit, the White House press office released a statement to reporters announcing that Obama would visit the state on the following Tuesday.
  • Clinton calls La. governor to discuss floods

    08/19/2016 1:18:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    cbs8.com ^ | 8/19/16 | cbs8.com
    Hillary Clinton has called Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss the state's devastating flooding and says the state's relief effort, "can't afford any distractions." SNIP Clinton's campaign released the post on the same day that Republican Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana to inspect the flood damage.
  • Trump Visits Flooding In Louisiana, Clinton Says State Needs ‘No Distractions’ [VIDEO]

    08/19/2016 1:14:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Republican nominee Donald Trump visited Louisiana Friday as the state is experiencing massive flooding. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have yet to visit the state. Trump is visiting Louisiana with his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to offer his support to the flood victims. Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced and at least 13 people have been killed in the flooding. The GOP nominee was greeted warmly when he visited Baton Rouge. “We knew you’d be here Mr. Trump,” a supporter yelled out from a crowd.
  • Trump lands in Lousiana and crowd makes heartfelt statement

    08/19/2016 10:28:02 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    ABC News Politics: Crowd praises Trump for visiting Louisiana; "We knew you'd be here!"
  • Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana

    08/19/2016 10:56:42 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    Lifezette ^ | August 19, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana GOP nominee tours disaster area while Obama, Clinton won't be parted from politics and rest In a brilliant maneuver perfectly timed to complement his campaign revamp, Republican nominee Donald Trump today landed in Louisiana to witness first-hand the devastation wrought by flooding not seen there since Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in 2005. Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a...
  • Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate

    08/19/2016 12:53:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he’s watching to make sure they don’t engage in racial discrimination. In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).” The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access...
  • Trump Plays the Role as President in Louisiana

    08/19/2016 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 6 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 19, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    In a brilliant maneuver perfectly timed to complement his campaign revamp, Republican nominee Donald Trump today landed in Louisiana to witness first-hand the devastation wrought by flooding not seen there since Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in 2005. Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a dozen have died and tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes. Acting like a leader who is there for average...
  • President Obama to Visit Baton Rouge (Obama Folds)

    08/19/2016 12:49:53 PM PDT · by abb · 164 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    President Obama is expected to travel to Baton Rouge next Tuesday to get a first hand look at the devastating flood damage in the state. This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.
  • Donald Trump Hands Out Supplies to Louisiana Flood Victims 8/19/16

    08/19/2016 11:40:02 AM PDT · by GilGil · 85 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 8/19/2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    August 19, 2016: After touring flood damage in Baton Rouge, LA, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump helped pass out relief supplies for the flood victims. Donald Trump Passes Out Supplies for Louisiana Flood Victims 8/19/16
  • Trump tours La. flood damage, draws cheers as he says region will rebuild

    08/19/2016 12:19:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    Donald Trump landed Friday in flood-ravaged Louisiana Friday, where he consoled homeowners and toured devastated communities, telling one homeowner he is "going to rebuild." The Republican presidential nominee, with running mate Mike Pence at his side, stopped at the home of Jimmy and Olive Gordan in Denham Springs, where the couple was still sweeping out floodwaters from their home. A ruined couch, chair and bedroom furniture were piled on their lawn, and Jimmy Gordan told Trump he spent his 79th birthday on the roof of his house. "I just don't know what we'll do," the man told Trump. "You're going...
  • ‘He Has A Very Busy Schedule’ — DHS Secretary Defends Obama’s Absence In Louisiana

    08/19/2016 12:06:18 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited Louisiana yesterday to reassure local officials and citizens in the state that President Obama cared about the victims of the devastating floods. When asked by reporters during a press conference if President Barack Obama would take time from his vacation to visit the state, Johnson was unable to commit.
  • As Louisiana Drowns, Obama Golfs

    08/19/2016 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Louisiana is underwater and currently experiencing the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Before Sandy, the worst natural disaster was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thirteen people in Louisiana are dead, thousands are displaced and nearly 90,000 people have registered for federal disaster aid. From the Red Cross: The devastating flooding in Louisiana has forced thousands of people from their homes with just the few things they could take with them. The American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and relief supplies to those affected by the largest natural disaster to hit the United...
  • Louisiana flooding is the country’s ‘worst natural disaster’ since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says

    08/19/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17 | Emma Brown, Ashley Cusick and Mark Berman
    After two feet of rain began falling Thursday night, water rose quickly in Baton Rouge and then migrated east and south, leaving a vast swath of damage. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). The death toll has risen to 13. Roads remain flooded and closed, while schools, businesses and government offices have been shut down for days. The country has not seen a natural disaster this bad since 2012, when Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, according to the American Red Cross. “The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster...
  • Trump will do what Obama won't: Visit Louisiana

    08/19/2016 3:31:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/18/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Hours after the Obama administration announced the president would not head to Louisiana to tour the devastation left behind by massive flooding, Donald Trump's campaign said late Thursday the GOP nominee will spend the following day visiting and helping the tens of thousands of victims. Fox News political correspondent Carl Cameron confirmed Thursday from a Trump rally in Charlotte, N.C., that the billionaire businessman will head to the Pelican State Friday. "I would like to take a moment to talk about the heart break and devastation in Louisiana, a state that is very, very special to me. We are one...
  • Obama Golfs as Louisiana Floods

    08/19/2016 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy.
  • President Obama’s Refusal to Interrupt Golf Vacation Amid Louisiana Flooding Stirs Anger

    08/18/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    President Obama is stirring resentment over his refusal to interrupt his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to survey the Louisiana flood — the worst U.S. natural disaster since 2012 — while drawing comparisons to President George W. Bush’s hotly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in the same state. Mr. Obama’s lack of urgency is drawing unflattering parallels to the federal response in 2005, when Mr. Bush was branded as uncaring and even racist for not touching down during a flyover two days after Hurricane Katrina Not only has Mr. Obama refused to cut short his golfing vacation, but he also has issued...
  • DOING OBAMA’S JOB: Trump to visit Louisiana flood victims on Friday

    08/18/2016 5:50:55 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 72 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/18/2016 | Kyle Olson
    While President Obama insists on playing endless rounds of golf during his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, Donald Trump will be visiting Louisianans impacted by the worst flooding since Hurricane Katrina. Fox News’s Carl Cameron is reporting Trump is changing his campaign schedule to visit with victims of the flooding on Friday....
  • The Government Can't Help You, But the Cajun Navy Can

    08/18/2016 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August | Liz Shield
    Louisiana was devastated by record-level flooding last week, when an astonishing 630 inches of rain fell in a 72-hour-period, hitting both southern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi.The situation has left the community devastated. Scott McKay at The American Spectator describes: As of this writing, some 20 of the state’s 64 parishes are now under a disaster declaration, with another handful likely to follow as the state’s rivers swell beyond their banks and spill into streets and homes. More — well more — than 40,000 homes have been destroyed, and well north of 40,000 people have evacuated. The sheriff in Livingston...
  • 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...
  • Researchers identify possible catalyst for converting methane to methanol at room temperature

    08/18/2016 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 18, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Belgium and the U.S. has identified the active site of an iron-containing catalyst that has raised hopes for designing a practically useful catalyst that might make converting methane to methanol a possibility. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their efforts, what they discovered and why they believe their findings may lead to a practical way to convert methane to a more efficient energy resource. Jay Labinger, with the California Institute of Technology offers a News & Views piece outlining the work done by the team in the same journal issue....
  • Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

    08/18/2016 9:49:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims. The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.
  • Louisiana flooding: 'Cajun Navy' answers call for volunteers

    08/17/2016 7:23:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    They're known as the "Cajun Navy," and in recent days they've become possibly the nation's most important neighborhood watch.
  • Taylor Swift Donates $1M for Louisiana Flood Relief

    08/17/2016 4:03:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17,2016 | JOHN BINDER
    BATON ROUGE, LA. – Crossover pop icon Taylor Swift has donated $1 million to help Louisiana flooding victims, who have been suffering from Hurricane Katrina-like flooding in the state’s capital of Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes. “We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home,” Swift told CNN in a statement. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking. I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating...
  • 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.
  • While Obama Vacations, Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million To Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

    08/17/2016 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Louisiana has been hit by devastating flooding, and thousands of people have lost everything. Eleven people have died.President Obama is currently vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, and aside from signing a disaster declaration five days ago, has otherwise not commented on the situation. (He did, however, have time to go to a Hillary Clinton fundraiser.)Compare this to pop star Taylor Swift. Swift, who began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana last year, said that she appreciated her fans in Louisiana and was heartbroken by the devastation in the state. She then pledged to donate $1 million in relief money and encouraged...
  • Irving-based Exxon to shut down fourth-largest refinery (in US) due to Louisiana flooding

    08/17/2016 9:52:23 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 7 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 17 August 2016 | By Wire Services
    Exxon Mobil Corp. began shutting units at the fourth-largest refinery in the U.S. as record flooding in Louisiana sent tens of thousands fleeing from their homes. The Baton Rouge refinery in Louisiana has begun shutting units as the flooding threatened an off-site liquefied petroleum gas storage facility, a person familiar with operations said Wednesday. The plant, located along the Mississippi River, can process 502,500 barrels of crude a day into gasoline, diesel and other fuels.
  • Vacation Obama Silent About Milwaukee Riots and Louisiana Flooding

    08/16/2016 7:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama emerged from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation for a fundraiser, but he didn’t mention any of the devastating events currently affecting the United States. In Milwaukee, six businesses were set on fire, four officers were injured, shots were fired, and police cars were damaged after a black police officer shot a convicted black criminal who refused to drop a stolen handgun. In Louisiana, flooding has damaged thousands of homes forcing more than 20,000 rescues after some parts of the state have suffered from over 30 inches of rain. The death toll from the floods is currently at seven.
  • Baton Rouge I-10 traffic relief party becomes a political fight

    08/15/2016 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 5, 2016 | JR Ball
    You know something is a big deal when politicians start fighting for credit — and camera time. Given the "thank me" glomming going on in Baton Rouge these days, clearly news that the federal government will pony up enough cash to fix the disaster that is Interstate 10 westbound off the Mississippi River Bridge is one of those hallelujah moments. There was Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday (Aug. 4), at old McKinley High School with U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond by his side, telling the world Louisiana will be getting between $20 million and $25 million in FASTLANE grant money...