You are correct sir!
Either way, the protocol is for the local and state officials to alert the
Federal government to a possible need, not wait for them to come and ask.
The thing that blew me away this morning was the lady governor telling Fox
she didn't know there were people in the Super Dome... right away, because
her power was out. Oy Vey!
Obviously, she leaves much to be desired as state leader.
Which points to the fact you better have your own plan in case of an
emergency. They have spent 40 years teaching many people to be dependant on
the government, as Jerry says, "Nanny State."
The govt. at every level should do all they can to help in any catastrophe
but we as individuals need to be aware of our own circumstances no matter
what they are, i.e. weather, food water, gasoline, etc. and take our own
steps to protect ourselves and as many fellow citizens as possible. If that
happens, it will lessen the severity and aid the recovery of any thing that
Alabama gets hit by hurricanes as often, (Frederick, Hugo, Ivan) as any
place and we have to be ready. We don't get a substantial snow or ice storm
very often but when we do, it's never good. Our neighborhood is always
without power or a way to get to the nearest store for many days. In a
subdivision of about 400 people, all average working Joes, we all see to it
that everyone has food, water, medicine. There are many generators to power
central heating units. Almost all of the homes have wood burning fireplaces
and pretty much everyone has a stock pile. We listen to the weather closely.
WE do it. The city, county, state, do help at times but we don't wait for
them to come to us.
N.O. is a huge problem for many reasons, not the least of which is water
that won't go away but clearly, many people thought someone was going to
instantly, magically, come along to take care of them. The attitude of, "I
don't need to take care of myself, the government will do it" doesn't work
at times like these. There are many reasons that didn't happen but as they
search for someone to blame, they need to start with themselves and then
take it on up the line.
There's going to be lots to figure out with this one. Maybe you start by
trying to figure out why anyone lives in a city that's always below sea
Amen to that!
Same reason people live in areas that are always threatened by
hurricanes, and areas that are always threatened by tornadoes, and
areas that are always threatened by earthquakes, etc. Once established,
no one is going to abandon these cities until some catastrophe forces
them to do so.=20
Which will NOT happen from someone currently fully dependent on the
nanny state, an above average portion were represented by NO refugees.
Yes they are refugees.
More levies and dikes?
You KNOW nany state residents REFUSE to either move or change.
What the hell?
She is "commander-in-chief!!
All due respect, that is grounds for impeachment!!
No wonder the mayor of New Orleans was yelling. When this is all over,
we need to buy him a beer and launch a rocket from downtown.
That looks mostly like a request to pay for things and clean up the mess.
As I recall from Government class many years ago, The President can't
deploy troops to a state without the Governor of that state making a
formal request. I may have missed it, but I didn't see a request for
federal troops in that document. Also, it is unlawful to employ any part
of the US Military as a posse comitatus. This prevents the US Military
from acting in any police enforcement role within the borders of the US.
THAT, was the problem.
SHE stated this morning on Fox that she had no idea, that she had the
authority to do that. No idea! I have to wonder, what does she know? She
dropped the ball first, plain and simple.
The next thing we'll see is all the culpables scurrying for cover as they
point the finger in all other directions.