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New Orleans evacuation slows as shooting, chaos erupt
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Posted by Fred 2005-09-02 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [467 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Yup - the governor prepares to demand aid while doing nothing to take control of the situation. It's understandable, I suppose - shooting her voter base (looters and corrupt cops) would seriously diminish her chances for re-election.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2005-09-02 00:27||]">[]  2005-09-02 00:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Some people stayed behind to protect their property. Others stayed behind to loot unattended property. And some cops stayed around to supervise the looting. You gotta love New Orleans (cue to Dire Straits song, which is a lot more elegant than the actual city itself).
Posted by Zhang Fei 2005-09-02 01:52||]">[]  2005-09-02 01:52|| Front Page Top

#3 attackers armed with axes and steel pipes
Posted by Jan 2005-09-02 03:34||   2005-09-02 03:34|| Front Page Top

#4 I'm surprised that there aren't continual buses getting the folks out, along with more helocopters being used. With the Astrodome full another place to house them is needed too. The thought of these guys dying because of the time involved without water, food needed supplies of medicine etc. well after the hurricane hit is so very tragic.
Posted by Jan 2005-09-02 22:48||   2005-09-02 22:48|| Front Page Top

#5 Mayor Ray Nagin's inaction is criminal.
Posted by Sock Puppet O´ Doom 2005-09-02 22:53||   2005-09-02 22:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Absolutely agree, SPo'D. The Mayor, Gov, and the Army Corpse of Engrs (h/t to AP, lol) are the primary fuckups, culpable in the here and now for sitting on their hands instead of making shit happen. They are supported by the usual politics of greed over the last several decades - the core problem is pork-barrel BS vs. the public good.

The Mayor has one gig down pat: Attack and Lay Blame First - before they do it to you. I saw an interview with him and he's a slimy little fuck. Perfect for the Big Easy Graft Machine and Titty Bar.
Posted by .com 2005-09-02 23:17||   2005-09-02 23:17|| Front Page Top

#7 He is going to have a hard time explaining all those school buses sitting in a lake that could have been used to haul the poor and elderly away to dry ground. He is also going to have to explain how after Bush called him and told him he should declare a manditory evacuation he waited until 12 hours before the storm hit to do so.

The MSM has already decided "It's Bushes fault!" go read it. "It a proven fact, Jessie Jakson said so!"
Posted by Sock Puppet O´ Doom 2005-09-02 23:27||   2005-09-02 23:27|| Front Page Top

#8 I hope you're right... but how often does the MSM stand the truth on its head, just to get Bush? I doubt he'll ever face the heat he deserves. Same for the weasel Gov.
Posted by .com 2005-09-02 23:38||   2005-09-02 23:38|| Front Page Top

#9 Somebody's already pointed out that Nagin's no Giuliani. I think more people might be commenting on that in days to come...
Posted by Fred 2005-09-02 23:39||   2005-09-02 23:39|| Front Page Top

#10  He is also going to have to explain how after Bush called him and told him he should declare a manditory evacuation he waited until 12 hours before the storm hit to do so.

Can't blame the Mayor Ray, why would he want the feds snooppen around while his crony's were taping Bank Vaults, and other treasures?
Posted by Red Dog 2005-09-02 23:50||   2005-09-02 23:50|| Front Page Top

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