Skip to comments.President Bush to speak to the nation 9am
Posted on 09/02/2005 5:40:24 AM PDT by Dog
President to speak at 9am ...
Right, even MSM admits this is the worst U.S. disaster... ever.
It's Hard Work
Contrary to many media reports, martial law has not been declared in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, because no such term exists in Louisiana state law. Rather, a state of emergency has been declared, which does give some powers similar to that of martial law. On the evening of August 31, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin did declare "martial law" (in name at least) in the city and said that "officers don't have to worry about civil rights and Miranda rights in stopping the looters." 
Source: Wikipedia.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law#United_States_of_America
If what I have read is correct, Martial law is defined as: military rule or authority imposed on a civilian population when the civil authorities cannot maintain law and order, as in a time of war or during an emergency.
This is the "Martial law" I was referring to. And if I am correct, and those reporting are correct, this form of Martial law cannot be enforced without action from Congress. :)
This will be the standard reply I'd present to all presstitutes and others who carry the water (make excuses for DUmocrats) when the subject is to blame Bush for all:
The nanny state/welfare mentality - it's always someone else's job. What part of MANDITORY EVACUATION do these fools in the media not get? The people on the coast were warned, told to leave, and chose to stick it out thereby endangered themselves and their families. That would be considered neglect when parents put their children in danger.
The Governor and Mayor's extreme ineptitude is what the bozos in the lame-steam media should be focused on. It was their job to prepare their constituents, NOT the federal government. There was ample time to prepare, and most responsible adults took to the road for safety. Yet all that was offered on the state level was another poor evacuation plan from the dimwit dimocrats. Either using "one way out" stuck in traffic or holing up in the dome, what choices!
Before the storm, they could have used all the school & city busses to evacuate those who couldn't make it on their own to higher ground further inland. But they chose weakness in the face of real danger instead.
After the storm, all resources were put at their disposal, yet they delayed making the request as well as delayed the delivery when aid arrived. Martial Law was declared and yet they still sat on thier hands allowing lawlessness to erupt. Neither can handle their jobs, yet refuse to step aside and allow someone else to handle it.
If President Bush hadn't announced the evacuation order, there would be more loss and suffering, mainly due to the clueless Democrats who failed to do anything - who, by the way, have been in charge of that state long before Bush ran for office.
When you have your hand extended, you shouldn't b!tch about getting aid when you were told to prepare for 3-5 days of food and water. When it comes to your family's safety, waiting on government to solve your problems is no better than waiting on a welfare check instead of getting off your arse and finding work.
But I guess wading around in sewage and griping about it is a much more pleasing alternative if you always pull the "D" lever when it's time to elect leadership. The failure of a democrat-led state is why the media is out in force trying to point fingers at Bush, when they all know the reality of the situation...their own failures cause many more to die than would have if they hadn't been slow to react.
Oh how I love that man's voice. I have an old tape of his and haven't played it in years. Gonna have to dig it out.
There are numerous smaller cities and communities between NOLA and Biloxi that were completely leveled by Katrina. What of them? They don't have a lot of screechy urban blacks, a booming homosexual district, or an army of media sympathizers, so they aren't as deserving of immediate assistance?
Apparently so, if the media coverage is to be our guide. Not a peep of the utter destruction that occurred east of NOLA.
The irony is the whole Neville family is from Nawlins. That's why NBC has been playing Aaron's "Amazing Grace" over their Katrina photo montages.
The Adults are now in charge!
I don't know if there's been any confirmation of that
But I have know doubt there were more
I didn't realize that the Neville family is from "Nawlins". I learn something new every day. His rendition of "Amazing Grace" has to be soul-stirring.
Excellent comments and right on the money.
More people need to raise the issue as you did about other areas being harder hit. True, Jesse Jackass will not go into the rural areas where whites have suffered even more (or as much as NO), and yes, the race card will be played. (Hey people, there are Latins and blacks and Arabs in my extended family and not a white among us, but the truth is, the NO people acted like they did not have a brain in their head and looked for government instead of looking to each other for help.
Some people learn to fend for themselves. Some people will find a way to survive in a dire situation without raping and murdering and looting.
Other people, who have been fed by the government their whole life, do not want to think for themselves and help their fellow man--all they do is reach out the gimmee-gimmee hands and ask that somebody do something for them..........and they rape, and they loot and they pillage.
We need to eliminate welfare totally (except for the mentally and physically ill). This will force people to help their fellow man and be helped by their fellow man, instead of looking to government to pull the strings on every aspect of their lives, even for survival.
We have nothing to fear but "welfare" itself.
well it's gone now :)
Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, just gave another press conference, on C-span. He just answered again. The Levees were designed for up to a category 3 only.
State officials have known this for years. It's a chance, when you live in hurricane zones. I just feel very strongly that these State Elected Officials should have had a preplanned evacuation plan and plan following a levee break before a hurricane even existed, years ago. They had knowledge there was always a chance of this happening. This way the amount of suffering could have been lessen. It's wrong, they didn't do enough for these people. It's not Monday morning quarterbacking. It is The State Officials preparing and thinking ahead on how to handle an emergency situation for their people.
Regardless we know this is a tragic disaster that has occurred to these people. And none of us want them in a suffering situation.
Elaborate on that point, I have to admit, it's piqued my interest. What hasn't he done well or right in "this particular instance"? By my count, he's been 2 steps ahead of the governor and the mayor. This demonstrates to me that he's leading the charge. The mayor's vested interest is to bash Bush at every opportunity given him, and the governor and mayor have just been insanely incompetant and flat-footed throughout this disaster. As far as the mayor and governor are concerened, it's as though a disaster is just feeding upon itself.
I saw a report that by Wednesday morning Coast Guard aircrews had already plucked 2400 people off roof tops. Pretty amazing.
Of course these folks shouldn't have been there in the first place.
So you signed up today just to post that not-so-subtle reference to oil company greed?
The concept of a President using the bully pulpit to get things done is unfamiliar to you, huh?
And your plan is . . . . . . ????
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