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  • It is apples and oranges to compare Bush's response during Katrina to Biden's response in Hawaii

    08/23/2023 7:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2023 | Jack Hellner
    The media and other Democrats colluded to destroy President Bush in the same way they have continually colluded for years to destroy President Trump. Now they are comparing their politically motivated criticism of Bush's response to Biden's obvious incompetence in Maui: MSNBC’s Jansing: Biden’s Lack of Response to Hawaii Is Reminiscent of Bush with KatrinaOn Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Chris Jansing Reports,” host Chris Jansing noted that President Joe Biden went days without mentioning the fires in Hawaii even as the response has been criticized for being slow and compared Biden’s response to then-President George W. Bush praising then-FEMA Director...
  • Maui wildfire death toll, already highest in modern U.S. history, could surge

    08/20/2023 10:49:34 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/19/23 | Jon Schuppe, Erik Ortiz and Daniel Arkin
    LAHAINA, Hawaii — The windswept wildfires that scorched Maui last week were the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Authorities now fear that the death toll will only rise in the days and weeks to come, intensifying the pain of islanders already scarred by catastrophe. At least 114 people have been confirmed dead, and officials say an estimated 1,000 more could still be unaccounted for, further complicating the arduous process of locating deceased victims and confirming their identities.
  • Joe Biden Slammed for ‘Disgraceful’ Response to Hawaii Disaster: ‘Katrina Moment?’

    08/14/2023 12:52:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/2023 | JOSHUA KLEIN
    President Joe Biden is being slammed for his “disgraceful response” — being termed his “Katrina moment” — after appearing unconcerned by the rising death toll in Hawaii when he offered “no comment” when asked about the current catastrophe after reclining at a Delaware beach. On Sunday evening, the president reportedly said he had “no comment” when asked about the rising death toll from the devastating Hawaii fires that have ravaged Maui since Tuesday. “After a couple hours on the Rehoboth beach, @potus was asked about the rising death toll in Hawaii. ‘No comment,’ he said before heading home,” tweeted Bloomberg...
  • Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton have demonstrated their contempt for the American people

    02/07/2015 4:58:02 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 39 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 7, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The New Orleans Advocate reports: "NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who apologized on the air Wednesday night for lying about an experience covering the Iraq War, is now facing scrutiny over his gripping accounts of Hurricane Katrina, the disaster that burnished his nightly news bona fides almost a decade ago. Williams’ account of seeing a body float by in the French Quarter — which remained largely dry — and even a claim of catching dysentery from drinking Katrina floodwaters have raised eyebrows among bloggers and elsewhere since he took it on the chin this week over a claim that he...
  • Brad Pitt wanted to help New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina — but those affordable homes turned into another disaster

    01/31/2022 2:07:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Jan. 31, 2022 | Judith Keller
    Only 6 of the 109 homes remain in reasonably good shapeBrad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built 109 eye-catching and affordable homes in New Orleans for a community where many people were displaced by damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Now this housing development is in disarray. The vast majority of the recently constructed homes are riddled with construction-related problems that have led to mold, termites, rotting wood, flooding and other woes. At least six are boarded up and abandoned. Many residents have filed lawsuits that are still pending. That is, a nonprofit that built houses with input from...
  • Baltimore Burns While Obama Plots

    04/28/2015 2:27:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Baltimore is burning because community organizers and various thugs are tearing the city apart in the aftermath of the strange death of a young black man who was in the custody of police — and President Obama is trying to make things worse.In an incredible non-coincidence the rioting follows a weekend rally by the Occupy Wall Street-like Baltimore Peoples Assembly. There also was a first wave of rioting over the weekend. Outside activists have been flooding into Baltimore, according to reports. Police and civilians have been injured. A CVS store was looted and set on fire. Rioters chopped up fire...
  • Below a Mountain of Wealth, a River of Waste

    12/27/2005 4:58:53 AM PST · by liberallarry · 85 replies · 1,276+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 27, 2005 | JANE PERLEZ and RAYMOND BONNER
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - The closest most people will ever get to remote Papua, or the operations of Freeport-McMoRan, is a computer tour using Google Earth to swoop down over the rain forests and glacier-capped mountains where the American company mines the world's largest gold reserve. With a few taps on a keyboard, satellite images quickly reveal the deepening spiral that Freeport has bored out of its Grasberg mine as it pursues a virtually bottomless store of gold hidden inside. They also show a spreading soot-colored bruise of almost a billion tons of mine waste that the New Orleans-based company has...
  • Biden taps former New Orleans mayor Landrieu to spearhead infrastructure

    11/14/2021 5:44:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/21 | Morgan Chalfant
    resident Biden is tapping former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu to coordinate the implementation of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the White House announced Sunday. “In this role, Landrieu will oversee the most significant and comprehensive investments in American infrastructure in generations - work that independent experts verify will create millions of high-paying, union jobs while boosting our economic competitiveness in the world, strengthening our supply chains, and acting against inflation for the long term,” the White House said in a news release. In Sunday’s announcement, the White House touted Landrieu’s work shepherding New Orleans through its recovery following...
  • Texas Man Charged with Beating Girlfriend’s Infant Son to Death, Causing Brain Bleeding and Several Broken Bones

    10/21/2021 7:26:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Illicit Deeds ^ | October 21, 2021 | Illicit Deeds
    A grand jury in Texas this week returned a capital murder indictment against a man accused of viciously beating his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son to death. The infant’s mother was also indicted after prosecutors say she failed to protect her children from abuse she knew was taking place regularly. Officers with the Texarkana Police Department on Sunday arrested 28-year-old Joshua Deshaun Lowe for allegedly killing Javontae Neeley. He is charged with one count each of capital murder of a person under ten years of age, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, and injuring a child with the intent to cause severe...
  • Houston homicides up 35%, which is much higher than Chicago, LA or NY

    06/10/2021 1:10:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    2 KPRC (NBC - Houston) ^ | June 9, 2021 | Vincent Crivelli, Jacob Rascon, Debbie Strauss
    Homicide rates are rising once again across the country after last year’s spike, and Houston is faring worse than the largest U.S. cities. Four homicides in Houston in the last 24-hours have brought the total this year to 199, a 35% increase over 2020. Compare that to only a 5% increase in homicides so far over last year in Chicago, a 17% increase in New York and a 23% increase in Los Angeles. The total number of homicides is also higher in Houston than in Los Angeles, a city with nearly twice the population. It’s also higher than New York...
  • Capitol review to recommend adding more fencing, 1,000 officers: report

    02/26/2021 4:48:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 02/26/21 06:15 PM EST | JORDAN WILLIAMS
    A review of Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riots is going to recommend adding more fencing around the building, as well as more than 1,000 Capitol Police officers, two sources with direct knowledge of the findings told CNN. The draft proposal of recommendations comes just over a month after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tapped retired Lt. General Russel Honoré to review security around the Capitol in the wake of a mob of former President Trump’s supporters laying siege to the building in an attempt to prevent the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory. At the time, Pelosi said...
  • [Hall of Shame]80 N95 masks stolen from New Orleans hospital site; convention center official booked

    04/05/2020 4:42:20 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies ^ | Apr 4, 2020 | BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
    The public safety director at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center — where officials are erecting a makeshift hospital for patients infected with COVID-19 — stole 80 masks recommended for healthcare workers battling the deadly disease and was arrested Friday, according to court records.
  • Man sentenced for throwing glass of water at Steve King

    03/07/2020 9:31:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 07 2020 | Morgan Gstalter
    A man who was arrested last year for throwing a glass of water on Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was sentenced this week in a federal court to two years probation. Blake Gibbins, 27 of Lafayette, Colo., pleaded guilty in September to one misdemeanor count of assaulting a member of Congress, The Des Moines Register reported. Gibbins was arrested in March 2019 for throwing water at the lawmaker at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, Iowa. King was reportedly eating a group lunch when Gibbins approached the table and threw the water, hitting King and those at lunch....
  • President Trump Establishes Coronavirus Response Task Force

    01/30/2020 5:26:08 AM PST · by Hostage · 88 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 30, 2020 | Sundance
    In response to potential health risks; and anticipating multiple agency aspects of the U.S. government would need a unified approach; President Trump has assembled a unified task force to coordinate all response efforts across the totality of government. President Donald J. Trump announced the formation of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force. Members of the Task Force have been meeting on a daily basis since Monday. At today’s meeting, which the President chaired, he charged the Task Force with leading the United States Government response to the novel 2019 coronavirus and with keeping him apprised of developments.
  • Benghazi. A view from Turkey (the Iskanderun port & Ali Sait Akin)

    11/08/2012 9:33:42 AM PST · by Katechon · 33 replies
    In-Extremis | Katechon
    The Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar (The Victory) was on the port of Malta on Ausgust 27 2012. According to a Fox News investigation, shipping records confirmed that the Al Entisar docked at the Turkish port of Iskenderun on September 6. Iskanderun, or 'Alexandrette' on the map below is quite close to Idlib (where the Syrian revolution is raging now). [source] Fox News reported that, according to a report by the Times of London (September 14, 2012), the Al Entisar was carrying 400 tons of cargo when it dock in Iskanderun. Some of it was humanitarian, but also reportedly weapons,...
  • Las Vegas shooting motive remains elusive [tr]

    10/01/2019 11:53:35 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 October 2019 | Greg Norman
    Two years have now passed since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – yet the biggest question about it remains unanswered. The American public is still in the dark as to why Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers outside the Mandalay Bay resort on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more. The FBI’s agents and behavior specialists spent more than a year investigating the attack. Officials released clips of nearly 1,200 officer body camera videos, many hours of 911 audio recordings and dozens of handwritten and transcribed witness accounts. But 730 days later,...
  • Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies of cancer

    08/18/2019 7:26:35 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 53 replies
    Stamford advocate ^ | 18 AUG 19 | HTV national desk
    Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died following a long battle with cancer, sources say. She was 76. In a statement, the family said, “Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco peacefully passed away on August 18, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospice Carpenter House in Lafayette, Louisiana, surrounded by her beloved husband Raymond, her children and family." The 54th governor of Louisiana was the first woman elected governor of the state. Born in New Iberia, Blanco spent 20 years in public office before becoming governor in 2004, including five years in the
  • Brad Pitt built dozens of homes in New Orleans after Katrina...falling apart and residents suing.

    09/12/2018 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 100 replies ^ | September 12, 2018 | Brandy Zadrozny, Kit Ramgopal and Farnoush Amiri
    NEW ORLEANS — Kamaria Allen had no plans to return to the Lower 9th Ward after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. But then she saw the new houses. Billed as flood-safe and futuristic, the Make It Right homes towered over vacant lots in pops of teal, lemon and lavender. Houses like that just didn’t exist in the working-class, mostly black section of New Orleans that Allen’s family had called home for four generations — and definitely not for $130,000.
  • The Clinton-Bush Hurricane Katrina Fund has Missing Money

    04/18/2018 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies ^ | 4/18/18 | Adriana
    There has been some criminal activity discovered linked to the Clinton-Bush Hurricane Katrina Fund and Clinton Foundation. According to sources the Katrina Fund is missing large amounts of money and should be investigated for the missing funds. The entire Clinton-Bush Hurricane Katrina Fund was set up to help the victims, and operated by Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. But it looks like the innocent victims were stollen from by the ones claiming to help them in the first place. Typical actions from the Clintons… We shouldn’t expect anything different I guess. Their Foundation definitely tells us a different story...
  • From combat Marine to celebrity chef: How John Besh built a restaurant empire post-Katrina

    10/21/2017 2:15:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/17 | Brett Anderson
    The foundation of John Besh's culinary celebrity was built in the late 1990s, on the North Shore. He grew up in Slidell, the son of a former fighter pilot paralyzed by a drunk driver while riding his bike. Besh was 9 at the time. By 1999, when Food & Wine Magazine named him one of the country's Best New Chefs for his cooking at Artesia, a now-closed restaurant in Abita Springs, Besh was a Marine combat veteran of the first Gulf War who'd apprenticed at restaurants in France and Germany. The fact that Besh was a precociously gifted craftsman with...