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(Found at LC & IB Ace’s)

For the past year, Ventura, 38, and his wife Trisha, 34, have been living in a cramped FEMA trailer, parked outside of their Lakeview home just a few hundred feet away from the 17th Street Canal.

Before Katrina or “pre-K” as the locals say, Ventura worked in real estate and owned several rental properties. But all of that changed when the levees broke. Storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain inundated their house with 7.5 feet of water. The couple were displaced, and to make ends meet Ventura took a temporary job as a loss verifier for the Small Business Administration. His wife continued her studies in occupational therapy.

Ventura, like many others, feels like New Orleans has been forgotten.

“America really doesn’t give a s*** about New Orleans. We forget. The bridge that collapsed [in Minnesota] — it’s gone, it’s yesterday’s news. The miners — if they’re not digging a sixth hole, we forget about them. We as a society, we really don’t give a damn,” Ventura said.

Not anymore, that’s for damn sure, but that’s only because we’re everloving fucking sick and tired of listening to you Nawlins whiny babies, after well over a hundred billion dollars’ worth (that’s “billion” with a “B”) of aid has been thrown at you, still screeching and blaming everybody else for the lack of progress in your skeeter-infested swamp.

“Forgotten” about you? Give me a fucking BREAK here, will you? How the fuck are we SUPPOSED to forget when you assnuggets keep wailing like demented banshees? We’re STILL “treated” to endless news reportages about your horrible plight that, apparently, is the only Bad Thing™ happening in the world that is worthy of coverage. I fucking WISH that I could forget about you so I wouldn’t have to spend so much time counting slowly to a hundred to keep me from shooting my damn TV set.

Listen, at this only goes for the whiners, it would be ever so fucking nice if you’d take a breath and a few seconds to say, I don’t know, fucking THANK YOU for all of the help we’ve unloaded on your craven, idiotic arses in order to help you fix the mess that the morons that YOU IDIOTS continue to elect created for you.

Not to be unnecessarily rough on you here, but after a while it gets somewhat tiresome to hear complaints about the flavor of the beer from a fuckhead who has spent months with his mouth firmly attached to the tap.

How about Mississippi and Alabama? Strangely enough, we haven’t heard much howling and demanding from those people, but maybe it’s because they’re too busy with CLEANING UP.

So shut up, already, or I’ll be spending a lot of time praying that the next hurricane finishes the job.

Thatisall.

116 Responses to “Oh Shut Up, You Fucking Whiners”
  1. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    (sigh) Now I know how BC feels. :em93:

  2. dragineez Comment by dragineez

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    Once again, the Emperor has the balls to say what I feel. I remember cleaning up after Hugo, but I don’t remember demanding that the government do it for me.

  3. LC NCLivingBrit Comment by LC NCLivingBrit

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    I vote we use some of -our- tax money to blow up the whole sodding levee system and finish the job.

    Ingratitude on that level is obviously incurable.

  4. Unregistered Comment by irish19

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    Well said!! One might venture to inquire as to what Mr. Ventura has personally done to help improve his situation. I suspect, however, that his reply would be that it’s up to someone else. And that is the problem. Rather than getting off their butts and actually doing something, most of the populace (not all) is still waiting for someone else to take responsibility for the rebuilding.

  5. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    These bratty, do-nothing whiners who think that they are supposed to just sit on their lazy butts and let everyone else do their work for them should take some pointers from These People and just shut up.

    Galveston didn’t have Mamma Gubmint and Daddy Welfare to come hold their hands and Feeeeeeel their pain. They got up, shook themselves off and rebuilt.

  6. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    Two years later…. I go to Arabi LA, not five miles from the Fwench Quarter fairly often. Those FEMA trailers are looking pretty rough. No big surprise as they were designed to provide TEMPORARY shelter after a disaster.

    Every piece of open space has been converted to an ad hoc campground. Those Soviet-Bloc looking trailers stacked end to end, side by side on every cleared inch of ground.

    I’m certain that those living conditions breeds frustration and eventually criminal acts.

    But just before I began to weep uncontrolablly at the plight of these poor souls, I saw something that dried my eyes.

    On a plot of land, between piles of squalor on both sides, was a brand new building. A ray of hope in a stormy landscape. The place was pristine, beautifully landscaped and inviting.

    Was it a school, a hospital, a muslim outreach center?

    Nope. It’s a Freakin’ Casino!

    Nice.

  7. akornzombie Comment by akornzombie

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    You know, here in Iowa we’ve been having some flooding issues due to heavy rains, but nobody here is complaining about it.

    What the fuck is their problem?

  8. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    farkin’ spam eater

  9. Spartan24 Comment by Spartan24

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    It is just disgusting and falls back on THEM that they are still living in a FEMA trailer.

  10. BigDogg Comment by BigDogg

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    “Oh … we po’ widdle storm orphans. Youse ‘posed ta feel sorry fa us an do mo’, so dat we can live off da’ gubmint teet a few mo’ yurs.”

    :em38:

  11. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    We went through three hurricanes in two years here (Frances, Jean and Wilma, Frances and Jean being about three weeks apart in 2004) and there was a small town south of here that was hit with FOUR hurricanes in 2004. Our Senator didn’t cry, our Mayors didn’t break down in hysterics, our Governor did his job, and we didn’t piss and moan. We pulled together (most of us, a few damned yankees notwithstanding) and rebuilt.

    Like Jeb Bush said, FEMA works great when the state is prepared to help itself. New Orleans is as it is because it and Louisiana have not only elected incompetent criminals to high office, they then turned around and abrogated all responsibility for their well being to them. And then they have the unmitigated gall to blame FEMA and the rest of us for their plight.

    Another reason why dependence on the gubmint is just a bad day waiting to happen.

  12. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    You know sumthin? I just remembered that Florida had 14 confirmed deaths from Katrina too. She hit us first after all. That should be worth a few million at least, right?

    Where’s our damned money? Where’s our pity party? Oh, that’s right I forgot. We’re a red state, like Alabama and Mississippi.

  13. HarleyRace (Olbermann's mini-me!) Comment by HarleyRace (Olbermann's mini-me!)

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    “America really doesn’t give a s*** about New Orleans. We forget”

    Of course. Why would the Chimpy, Rove and the Republicans fix the levees when they blew them up in the first place?! :em71:

  14. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Well, there’s a little tune that goes with this kinda whine,,

  15. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Crunchie I can remember the fema folks telling the reporter that they’re parked in a lot, doing nothing,, waiting for permission to enter certain areas.
    Way down in those areas there were people standing in front of news-cameras bitching about no fema help.
    Two questions,, 1/ Why could the press be let in, but not the gear?
    2nd/ Should fema just bum-rush armed deputies in these cases in the future?

  16. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Not anymore, that’s for damn sure, but that’s only because we’re everloving fucking sick and tired of listening to you Nawlins whiny babies, after well over a hundred billion dollars’ worth (that’s “billion” with a “B”) of aid has been thrown at you, still screeching and blaming everybody else for the lack of progress in your skeeter-infested swamp.

    Well, that was money that was spent. It doesn’t mean that was money that ever reached the street level in the form of relief or repair.

    New Orleans has been handled the same exact way this administration has been handling Iraq: Private contractors whose priortiy is profits instead of getting the job done.

    I know the mantra of fiscal conservatives: “private industry does a better job than the government.”

    That might be true except that nobody is watching the private industry.

    Government does not have profits in mind, but they don’t look out after the budget very well. Private industry is all about the profits, and if nobody is looking, they are going to rob you blind.

    And they have been, both in NOLA and Iraq.

    There is no accountability, nobody is watching a thing. By the time the money gets down to the ’street level’ in NOLA to pay for the work to be done, the only thing that can be afforded is illegal aliens that have been imported into the country.

    It has gone from one bad extreme to another bad extreme.

    Yes, on paper, private industry should be able to do a better job, than the government. In reality, unless you watch them, private industry is going to make off with the lion’s share of the money without delivering the goods.

    A year ago, I read an article about how the government awarded a contract to Haliburton to clean up debris in NOLA. They siphoned off a percentage of the money for “administration”, and hired a sub contractor to do the work. The “sub” was a holding of Haliburton, who in turn pulled some admin costs off and passed the contract off to another sub, who in turn pulled admin costs off and passed it on. This happened about six times before there was barely enough money to pay a crew of five illegals to make a stab at cleaning up.

    The government then decided it needed another contract to finish the job, so it went to Haliburton again, this time with more money, because obviously the first numbers weren’t working.

    Then there was the case of the defective pumps in NOLA.

    When the Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for drainage pumps for New Orleans, it copied the specifications — typos and all — from the catalog of the manufacturer that ultimately won the $32 million contract, a review of documents by the Associated Press found.

    The pumps, supplied by Moving Water Industries Corp. of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and installed at canals before the start of the 2006 hurricane season, proved to be defective, as the AP reported in March. The matter is under investigation by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

    In a letter dated April 13, Sen. David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, called on the corps to look into how the politically connected company got the post-Hurricane Katrina contract. MWI employed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, President Bush’s brother, to market its pumps during the 1980s, and top MWI officials have been major contributors to the Republican Party.

    This is a common practice where the government will put out bids for something that requires exact specifications for the contract to be met. If the government wants to steer the contract to a specific company, they will require specifications that only that company can provide.

  17. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Well, that was money that was spent. It doesn’t mean that was money that ever reached the street level in the form of relief or repair.

    Yadda, yadda, yadda. Then the whining fucknozzles need to take it up with their local governments, because I fucking well paid at the office, thankyouverymuchly.

    But that’s not what Whiny McPissant in the article is saying, now is it? Nor is it the case with the rest of the moaning Minnies that we have to endure week after week on TV. “It’s all Bush’s fault!”, “The rest of the country needs to come wipe the poo-poo off of our tender widdle bottoms!”, “you’re all racists for not paying my utility bills!”, all the live-long, fucking DAY!

    Fuck them, fuck them and the welfare wave they rode in on. Fuck them and their FEMA trailers, fuck the crime waves they thanked us with in every Texan city that took their ungrateful asses in, fuck their entitlement mentality, fuck their pissing, whining and moaning, fuck their swamp, fuck their fugly eye-sore of a city, fuck that whole scum-infested hive of corruption and villainy, fuck their incompetent, bungling assfucking titweasel of a corrupt mayor that they keep re-electing time after time, FUCK. THEM. RIGHT. NOW!

    I’ve fucking well HAD it.

    Thatisall.

  18. MasterGuns, Imperial Marine Comment by MasterGuns, Imperial Marine

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    Living on the coast, I think it’s expected to get ‘caned. I’ve been here through Diana(1985), Charley(1986), Emily(1993), Bertha and Fran(both in 1996), Bonnie(1998), Floyd, Dennis I and Dennis II, and Irene(all 1999….bastard Dennis turned and slapped us a 2nd time as a tropical storm…..got lost and wouldn’t ask for directions I guess), Isabel(2003), and Ophelia(2005). All caused damage……all caused flooding. Look on the internet for the pictures of what the ‘99 trio did around here. Floyd left my house on a damn island for a week. I don’t recall anyone pissin’ and moaning. We all just put everything back together and DID piss and moan when our insurance rates went up drastically over the years though. Lots of folks around here have lost everything once or even a few times. Weak-ass little Ophelia destroyed the roof of my garage.

    I have yet to see anyone from FEMA after a ‘cane. I’ve never seen anyone except various EMT’s checking to make sure everything is OK and insurance adjusters.

    If you live on a seacoast BELOW sea level, you can expect to get flooded out. I have little sympathy for these folks that expect everyone to help them with handouts when they’re doing nothing to help themselves.

    They are “parked outside of their Lakeview home”….Why the hell isn’t he working on his flood damaged home himself? Is he too damn good to get his hands dirty? Assuming the structure is sound, he can strip the insulation out of the walls and completely gut the place himself while waiting for insurance to settle. Probably didn’t even have insurance and now expects everyone else to bail his ass out.

    The major rivers up north flood every spring…..somehow people live with it.

    Kalifornia has earthquakes, mudslides, fires, hippies, and a moonbat infestation….somehow the normal people deal with it.

    Florida and the east coast get ‘caned rather regularly…..we deal with it.

    “Tornado Alley” has…..TORNADOES! And they somehow deal with it.

    Unfortunately, the northeast has a major moonbat infestation and depends on a Hildabeast to save them…..the few normal people up there deal with it.

    As far as I’m concerned, they can ESAD before I’ll give them one iota of assistance until they at least make an attempt to prove they can help themselves.

    The few folks in Nawlins that are trying to rebuild would be better off abandoning ship and leaving that damned swamp to the useless leftovers that exist for the “dole”. They may even move to a place that has honest politicians(an oxymoron).

    Enough rant.

    Semper Fi

  19. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    C’mon Sire, tell us how you really feel.

  20. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    A frikkin’ men, Sire!

    How about Mississippi and Alabama? Strangely enough, we haven’t heard much howling and demanding from those people, but maybe it’s because they’re too busy with CLEANING UP.

    And that goes for Florida Florida too.

    Bet Nawlins got more help than Florida did. (Y’all check the FEMA database too…seems renters overwhelmingly received more aid than homeowners…those homeowners that are likely to pay more in government taxes.

    And I haven’t heard about home insurers gouging the people of Louisiana either like they’ve done to Florida homeowners (thanks in large part also to elected Florida politicians)

    So to people like these idiots quoted above…still living in a government trailer probably paying little rent if any?

    Kindly pour yourselves a heaping gallon of STFU.

  21. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    New Orleans has been handled the same exact way this administration has been handling Iraq: Private contractors whose priortiy is profits instead of getting the job done.

    Amazing that you would confess that the democrapic leadership that brought reconstruct-zilla to life in n.o. is actually as bad as your idea of Dubya’s job fightnin’ jihadi’s and liberals in Iraq.
    Blame it all on Dubya as you will, but the moneybags in LA is full of sticky liberal fingers.

  22. BauerPower Comment by BauerPower

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    OK, let’s beat a dead horse even more into glue. Hurricane Katrina nailed 4 different coastal states, went inland and f-ed up half a dozen more….If all of these states were so bad off, how come only Louisiana is dragging it’s ass?

    Could it be that out of the coastal states, 3 of the 4 hit on the coast had GOP or conservative leaning governors, who knew not to depend on the feds but get their shit together?

    Could it be most of those states have people with some common sense who fuckin evacuated in time?

    Could it be because Lowsyana has Democraps and welfare pimps running the state?

    Could it be because those states don’t have a bunch of wining activists and layabouts that sat back while waiting for everyone else to do the work?

    Yep.

    Sadly, the media IS NOT focusing on the recovery of Mobile, Biloxi, Florida, or even inland, it’s all about Nawlins. We can thank the media, the NAACP, and every other wining useless welfare addict for that. We can also thank a bunch of victims who should have acted as leaders and gotten their people the hell out of Dodge, but didn’t.

    Screw Spike Lee, screw Kanye West, and screw that moron Ray Noggin, and Katheleen Babblingbitch Blank-o. I am sick of the BS. Get off your asses and help yourselves, before you expect me to help!

  23. BauerPower Comment by BauerPower

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    And who in their right mind wants to rebuild a house, in the same f-in place that floods time after time, and will likely wash away again? It’s called move to higher grand and start fresh. Sheeyit.

    Either fill in the soup bowl known as the Lower, and I mean lower, 9th Ward, elevate it, or leave it the fuck be to flood as it used to do naturally before people built up stuff in there.

  24. LC ShadowFox Comment by LC ShadowFox

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    Outstanding commentary Master Guns! I was right there with ya for Bertha thru Irene. I don’t remember battalion just letting us sit around waiting for FEMA to clean up either. They kinda made us get off our asses and start repairs ourselves.

  25. Michael Comment by Michael

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    Harleyrace, do you just stop by the Rott to tell everyone you had your two scoops worth of stupid for the day.

  26. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    OK, let’s beat a dead horse even more into glue. Hurricane Katrina nailed 4 different coastal states, went inland and f-ed up half a dozen more….If all of these states were so bad off, how come only Louisiana is dragging it’s ass?

    Not enough “chocolate cities”?

  27. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

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    fuck the crime waves they thanked us with in every Texan city that took their ungrateful asses in, fuck their entitlement mentality, fuck their pissing, whining

    Well said, Emperor. New York City took a lot of them in as well. Put them up in hotels at taxpayer expense. Then about 7-8 months later one of the hotels had thoughts of, er, tidying up a bit, doing some renovations, and tried to get them to leave. Hah! Fat chance. One of the Katrina Victims [TM] refused to leave saying that he was homeless before the hurricane. Now that he was comfortable why would he want to go back? The parasite is probably still there. :em72:

  28. Tsubaki Shijuro Comment by Tsubaki Shijuro

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    I’m probably just old fashioned, but this is what I go by.

    1. If you decide to (or already) live somewhere, find out what risks are involved in doing so. Ignorance of the risks is no excuse.

    2. Take all necessary measures to protect yourself and your property from those risks. It’s 100% your responsibility to do so. Nobody else’s. Just yours.

    3. If you are unable to take those measures, move to a location without risks you are unable to prepare for. Like the stupid lady walking alone at night down a deserted street, you aren’t responsible for the actions of outside forces in a certain location, but you are 100% responsible for being stupid enough to place yourself in that environment. No sympathy will be awarded.

    4. If there is no location which has risks you can prepare for sufficiently, or if you are unable to move, it doesn’t matter where you live, because you are completely incompetent and should be under closely supervised care. No matter what you do, and no matter what anybody else does, your life will always suck.

    5. When one (or more) of those risks is actualized, put your plan into action, improvise where needed, don’t expect anybody else to save you, and express fully your gratitude for even the smallest bit of help. Always remember that your health, safety, and welfare is 100% your own responsibility, unless you are a child. Each individual has a moral obligation to do their best to help others in true need, but NO individual has any “right” to that help. If I give it, or receive it, it is a gift.

    6. Failure to implement any one or more of the above means that you deserve to get the worst of what any of those risks may bring, and that society would be greatly improved by your absence.

    So, I guess I’m a mean old man, expecting people to be adults and all that.

  29. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Choc’lit cities are a gauranteed to dissolve into a massive mo-raass when the heat’s on.

    Cheryl
    Judgin’ by his rapid-fire savage-service to each point pissed about by the wailers,,and in other posts,, I’d say Majesty is getting comfy in the New Palace, and the fun is just beginning!
    There’s a certain confidence and serenity that comes with an individual dwelling, as opposed to a pidgeonhole apartment. ‘Think I see evidence of its effect here lately.
    Tha Quickening!

  30. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Tsubaki Shijuro

    So, I guess I’m a mean old man, expecting people to be adults and all that.

    Naw you’re ok,,I’ll save you a seat at the next Darwin Awards.

    Times like that, even the kids will occasionally step forward, beyond allll the adults,,like the kid that ‘wired the bus n’ showed up at the superdome,,

    I like them stories.

  31. L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter Comment by L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter

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    Within days of Katrina, the Red Cross passed out 140 milliond dollars, and their thank-you was the complaint that the 800 number was constantly busy.

    The likely reason that number was busy, is because eveyone was calling from the line to get $2000 dollar debit cards from the gubmint.

    What happened to that money? Oh, yeah… I remember…

    On the heels of a report earlier this week that Atlanta area Katrina victims were using $2,000 debit cards to purchase luxury items like Louis Vuitton handbags, Houston police yesterday discovered the cards, provided by FEMA and the Red Cross, being used at local strip clubs.

    And that doesn’t include all the small donations from knuckleheads like me that actually, you know, wanted to help.

    They have complained the whole time, even when their year ran out at the local motel, in order to make it a political issue.

    The government would have been better off buying the submerged land through eminent domain and the Kelo decision. It would have been cheaper.

    Ingrates.

  32. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    You are so going to get insulted for this post somewhere :em95: I think we invested enough money,but my problem is the LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY why have things not moved further along? From what i’ve heard, NO wasn’t that great and calm a city to begin with-and to harley;are you a 9/11 troofer :em08:

  33. Tsubaki Shijuro Comment by Tsubaki Shijuro

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    >why have things not moved further along?

    Because the people who live there aren’t taking care of themselves, like they’re supposed to.

    It’s not the kind of thing government is competent enough to do. (But then, what is?)

  34. Tsubaki Shijuro Comment by Tsubaki Shijuro

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    >I’ll save you a seat at the next Darwin Awards.

    Has anyone nominated the entire city of New Orleans yet?

  35. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    If you live on a seacoast BELOW sea level, you can expect to get flooded out. I have little sympathy for these folks that expect everyone to help them with handouts when they’re doing nothing to help themselves.

    I appreciate that. I have the same question for those who get flooded out on the Mississippi each fucking year.

    I think the cheapest and perhaps the most logical thing to do with NOLA is to move everyone inland or just disperse the entire population throughout the US and then bulldoze NOLA to the ground and let the wilds take over.

    OK, let’s beat a dead horse even more into glue. Hurricane Katrina nailed 4 different coastal states, went inland and f-ed up half a dozen more….If all of these states were so bad off, how come only Louisiana is dragging it’s ass?

    Several reasons. First, NOLA got it the worst as far as damage due to its elevation (or lack thereof) It was already home to a lot of very poor and financially depressed people before the storm, and they really have no where else to go now.

    Crime is high because poverty is high and opportunities are low. It’s cyclical, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the two are connected.

    The question is, what is the most effective way to deal with it? Do we just let things go the way they are now, or do we finally come to the conclusion that the whole damn think is broken beyond repair and just put it out of its misery?

    Personally?

    I would move everyone out of the area. I would then burn everything to the ground and bury it. I would then create a project much like the building of the Panama Canal, and build up the entire area to the point where it is above sea level.

    I mean, what would it take to build up the elevation in NOLA? It’s not like we haven’t done massive projects like this before.

  36. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Fred’s in!
    ‘Just saw he’ll be de-clarin’ Sep 6

    (bolts for spirit’s cellar)

  37. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

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    Judgin’ by his rapid-fire savage-service to each point pissed about by the wailers,,and in other posts,, I’d say Majesty is getting comfy in the New Palace, and the fun is just beginning!

    I like what I’m readin’, Cheapshot! :em99: :em96:

    Wouldn’t want His Most Exhalted Snarkiness to become too complacent now!

  38. ohio right wing nut Comment by ohio right wing nut

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    Someone on this thread brought up the floods in the midwest. Crunchie should remember where this town is, Findlay Ohio was completely flooded because of the massive rainstorm we had around here and the Blachard River crested at something like 26 feet, a week and a half after it started raining, the waters are finally down. What I’ve found very amusing in this, was CNN did a live shot from here, talked to the locals to find out how bad it was, and what they were gonna do,
    Ya know what the good folks of Findlay said (black and white together) we are gonna clean up and move on. CNN didn’t stick around too long.

    I don’t recall what it’s called but we actually (our area) have a disater plan , so when something like this happens all the local volunteer fire depts send their guys and I’m talking probably 2 dozen different depts to help out. one of my buddies spent 4 days there after working 12 hour days as a pipefitter on the new ethonal plate.

    Sorry to break it to you DJ thats how the non-lazy, non-welfare EXPECTING good folks of Ohio Roll. They know if ya wait for the feds you’ll be there a while.

    DAD always told me you want something done right do it yourself

  39. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    You are so going to get insulted for this post somewhere :em95:

    I certainly hope so, Mindy, I certainly hope so.

    I’m in just the right mood for it. :)

  40. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    DAD always told me you want something done right do it yourself

    Hmm. I was always taught that if you want something done right, you get a bunch of “volunteers” and make them do it under armed supervision.

    Must be something to do with the Imperial Academy or something ;)

  41. LittleRott84 Comment by LittleRott84

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    Fred’s in!
    ‘Just saw he’ll be de-clarin’ Sep 6

    Yippee!! :em95: :em94:

  42. Mad Insomniac Comment by Mad Insomniac

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    Howdy-do, folks -

    Longtime reader, first-time commentator. I had to jump in on this topic because of how it relates to recent tornadoes and floods in my home state of Kansas.

    In May of this year, the town of Greensburg, KS was blown to Kingdom Come by an F5 tornado. Nobody whined or complained that Big Nanny needed to come wipe the snot off their noses. People just dug in and dug out. The John Deere company donated some construction equipment, and the townsfolk put it to good use. To see how things are progressing there, do a Dogpile search on ‘Greensburg tornado’. Check out the article about Greensburg churches, entitled “No Building? No Problem”.

    A few days after the storm hit, Kansas’s phuknut governor, Kathy Sebelius, complained (boo-friggin’-hoo-hoo-hoo) that she didn’t have enough Kansas National Guard construction equipment to help rebuild, because all the KNG heavy equipment had been deployed to Iraq. To their eternal credit, the good people of Greensburg told her to shut up, get out of the way, and go back to Topeka.

    On the 2nd of July, the eastern 1/3 of my hometown, Coffeyville, KS , was inundated by flooding. To top it off, a tank at the local refinery blew up and coated the inundated parts of town with oily goo. My dad and I spent part of our holiday passing out bottled water to our displaced neighbors. Our electricity was out, and we had no running water, but we were damned thankful we still had a house.

    Two months later, everyone in Coffeyville who was flooded out has a new place to live, and the eeeevil KKKorporate refinery has reimbursed almost everyone whose property was affected by the oil spill.

    Yeah, I know, Coffeyville has 15,000 people, Greensburg has 3,000, and NOLA has 3 million. But clearly, there are more differences here than just those of scale. It’s called ownership of your situation, people. As we’d say in Kansas, “Dry your azz up and git ‘er done.”

    Sorry to bang on about this, but it really pisses me off when people sit around with their thumbs up their asses and then complain that no-one’s helping them. I swear, half the population of NOLA must need Federal assistance to chew their food.

  43. Unregistered Comment by Infidel River Rat

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    I wonder if a lot of that money doesn’t go to paying the overtime for the WAAAAAAAHmbulance crews!! :em99:

  44. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Ya know what the good folks of Findlay said (black and white together) we are gonna clean up and move on. CNN didn’t stick around too long.

    And Shepard Smith of FoxNews probably didn’t either.

    :em99: :em71:

  45. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Welcome to the Eeeeevil Empire, Mad Insomniac!

    I swear, half the population of NOLA must need Federal assistance to chew their food.

    Ain’t dat da truth! :em99: :em08:

  46. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    Mad Insomniac sez:

    Sorry to bang on about this, but it really pisses me off when people sit around with their thumbs up their asses and then complain that no-one’s helping them. I swear, half the population of NOLA must need Federal assistance to chew their food.

    NO apologies necessary man, I watched an interview on CNN with a “displaced Katrina victim”, you know the one…huge fat ass, barely literate, with numerous filthy kids hanging all over her….She was living in a government supplied trailer a few hundred yards from her destroyed house. The trailer looked as dirty and beat out as her house did, it was a total mess…and she had the gall to bitch about how the gubmint wasn’t doing doing enough and how no one from FEMA has come to rebuild her house yet.

    Two years later, and this fat welfare pig is living in a taxpayer paid trailer and she hasn’t gotten off her fat ass to do ANYTHING about cleaning up her property….IN TWO YEARS!!! she has just sat there and waited for someone else to do it. No wonder these stupid useless people die in droves when something like Katrina hits them. They have zero coping skills.

    thank you welfare state.

  47. Opus Comment by Opus

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    Instead of saving that city, we shoulda bulldozed the whole damn place, dredged it, knocked the levees down and renamed it South Lake Pontchartrain.

  48. ACLPoo Comment by ACLPoo

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    Hey, since the US comes to the aid of other countries’ natural disasters (even Iran during earthquakes), and these same countries criticize the US of ignoring their “dark peoples”, then why don’t they take a brotherly queue and pony up some support?
    Any gesture, regardless of how small, can create incredible bonds. What? Argentina wants to donate a billion dollars thanks to the US helping them in their last natural disaster? Why, thank you, Argentina! If you ever need us for anything, let us know!

  49. sig94 Comment by sig94

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    Tsubaki Shijuro sez:

    4. If there is no location which has risks you can prepare for sufficiently, or if you are unable to move, it doesn’t matter where you live, because you are completely incompetent and should be under closely supervised care.

    Park their useless asses outside the city gates and let the wolves eat ‘em.

  50. Opus Comment by Opus

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    And as much as people whine about how bad New Orleans got hit…well they need to shut the hell up. A lot of folks there had a home to come back to. It might have been flooded and missing chunks of roof, but it was standing. Go take your whining to the folks in towns like Waveland, MS. That town was pretty much wiped off the damn map. Direct hit. 32′ storm surge. Residents came home to a slab of concrete if they were lucky.

    People forget about places like Waveland because the people there banded together to recover. They did not hole up in a hotel for a year (or more) and constantly bitch and moan about how FEMA and Republicans were evil racist bastards.

  51. xenophobic Comment by xenophobic

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    Crime is high because poverty is high and opportunities are low. It’s cyclical, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the two are connected.

    Interesting, I would consider crime to be a matter of ethics. I know people who have second and third jobs to put food on their table who do not prey on people with criminal activity. I probably need to tell them to resign their job and purchase a bag marked ‘swag‘ then apply for a ‘I’m a victim card’ that excuses their crimes because of their financial situation?

  52. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    ACLp
    Offers of aid came from 145 countries. Many were turned down for bureaucratic reasons:

    http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Report_details_US_refusals_of_foreign_0727.html

  53. Unregistered Comment by Zelda

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    Excellent post, your Royalness. I agree 1000%.

  54. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Pluck Nawlins.

    Two damn years of you lazy shits laying about, waiting on somebody else to come and save yer worthless asses, screwing around, still haven’t rebuilt after the feds send the CURRENT PRICE OF THE ENTIRE DAMN STATE to you silly bastiches. Get Bent.

    Right next door, Mississippi had more problems, and they are operational again, at a lower cost, and didn’t cry about it. Get yer heads out of yer asses, get off yer butts, and pretend you really wanna have a city again. Otherwise, STFU, already.

    Pluck Nawlins.

  55. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Crime is high because poverty is high and opportunities are low. It’s cyclical, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the two are connected.

    With all due respect, Dave, that is insulting to poor people.

    My grandparents raised 6 children in a 2 bedroom house. My grandpa had to go begging for odd jobs during the Great Depression. Being brought up with discipline and values, he would not have given a second thought to crime as a way to feed his family.

    It’s ethics, it’s how children are raised, and the choices they make when they’re adults, and how society punishes bad behavior, not rewarding it.

    And every child is given a free public education and more opportunities than 99% of the other countries on the planet. Because so many choose to waste it, and make bad choices (drop out of school, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, etc) in their lives is not my fault.

    That line of “poverty made them do it”, 60s BS, is such a cop out.

    Too many people have risen out of poverty and worked hard to get places in this country to prove that wrong.

  56. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Oh lovely…looks like the spam filter trapped my last comment.

    Maybe because it was a comment against something Dave said.

    :em58: :em99:

  57. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    akornzombie

    You know, here in Iowa we’ve been having some flooding issues due to heavy rains, but nobody here is complaining about it.

    Bein’ as how you live in flyover country, as do I, I’m sure you remember Greensburg, Kansas, of which 95% was destroyed. Does anyone hear about them anymore? Does anyone even remember them anymore?

    I don’t hear them whining and crying. Midwesterners are a sturdy breed. They DEAL.

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    Actually psychochick it looks like a lot of them were turned down for realistic reasons:
    For example, questions about medical licensing prevented foreign-trained doctors from helping in the Gulf Coast.
    A ban on British beef in place over fears of Mad Cow disease prevented Meals Ready to Eat from the UK

    “So how about a side of Creutzfeldt-Jakob & Potatoes while I stitch that eye with my crochet hook?”

  59. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Meals Ready to Eat from the UK

    UK cuisine?

    Bad choice, really bad choice.

    :em99: :em99: :em99:

  60. Unregistered Comment by crazylegs

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    Crime and poverty are corelated? I guess that makes me a criminal, and them boys at Enron a bunch of f@$#in Saints.

    If poverty and crime are related, then we can draw the correlation that a lack of poverty equals a lack of crime, and a total lack of poverty equals a complete lack of crime, IE: Rich People don’t commit crimes.

    Your theory would make some kind of sense, if the NFL alone hadn’t already shot so many holes in it, it isn’t funny.

    I guess you also believe that all the troubles in Africa aren’t the fault of the dicators and warlords (The rich people) but of the destitute and starving (The poor)

    Crime is not due to the lack of wealth, it is due to the lack of humanity. Criminals lack humanity, they overvalue thier own comfort and see everyone else around them as an inferior prey species.

  61. Tsubaki Shijuro Comment by Tsubaki Shijuro

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    >Crime is high because poverty is high and opportunities are low. It’s cyclical, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the two are connected.

    Wahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

    What kind of a goofball assertion is that?!?!?!?!?!

    Obviously, crime is high because bad people are committing a lot of crimes. They’re not helpless victims controlled by some outside force, like the typical emo-leftist would get us to think. If they’re not mentally incompetent, they’re 100% responsible for their own choices. (Well, I guess that lets most of the residents of New Orleans off the hook, doesn’t it?)

    You’re right that they’re connected, though.
    However, the connection is that poverty is high and opportunities are low BECAUSE CRIME IS HIGH!

    Seriously, I sometimes wonder if you’re just doing a parody of some wacko emo-leftist My Space.

  62. Unregistered Comment by F Hawkins

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    Number one reason New Orleans is taking so long:

    Building a city 20 feet below sea level is STUPID.

    (It takes a long time to find so many fools.)

  63. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Hopefully, Dave meant “poverty” of values, honor, and integrity.

    I hope so. :em98:

    (And thanks for retrieving that comment. :) )

  64. LC Gunsniper Comment by LC Gunsniper

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    Crime is high because poverty is high and opportunities are low.

    Pure horseshit. Crime is high in New Orleans because it is a corrupt festering shithole. Shit, even the fucking police were out looting instead of doing their jobs.

  65. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Opportunities low? Why is it contractors are importing every illegal worker they can get their hands on? And paying them quite well. Many do get ripped off, but these other, unemployed, whiners are locals, they know the area. Now considering Nagan thinks the world owes him a living and the only thing he has proven good at confiscating is guns and cash……….let these fuckers live on those school buses we saw on TV. As for poverty causing crime, I don’t buy it. Not with people of good character. I lived on fucking oatmeal for three months living in the desert. I never stole a thing from anybody.

  66. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    You’re right that they’re connected, though.
    However, the connection is that poverty is high and opportunities are low BECAUSE CRIME IS HIGH!

    This is like which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    I think you are assuming that I am somehow excusing or justifying the crime — I’m not. I am also not saying that ALL of the crime is a result of poverty — it’s not, or that ALL poor people commit crimes.

    So what makes NOLA so much different than the rest of the country when it comes to its high crime rate?

  67. Unregistered Comment by irish19

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    DJ,
    For an answer to your question, see #64.

  68. Unregistered Comment by seagoon

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    Xeno- I think even the ‘realistic reasons’ were compounded by bureaucratic clusterfucks.

    A ban on British beef in place over fears of Mad Cow disease prevented Meals Ready to Eat from the UK being given to Katrina refugees. [reasonable-ish- if there’s no spinal tissue/brain matter the risks are very low] The uneaten MREs were kept in a storage unit at a cost of $16,000 per month, according to the report. [spending that kind of money to store food they won’t eat- that’s not beef, it’s pork… whose warehouse had that lucky deal?]

    and

    An Israeli plane filled with supplies for the relief effort sat fully loaded on an airport tarmac for more than 48 hours because of a lack of communication from the US, according to another e-mail released with the report.

    “The vendors are getting restless. They offered this stuff 48 hours ago, and the government hasn’t responded,” wrote an unidentified State Department official. “I’ve been on the phone with the [Israeli] attache every couple of hours since noon … they’re patient, but not amused by our delay, obviously.”

    That’s hard to reconcile- they couldn’t even answer the offers of help.

    Bureaucrats. Doing it wrong, every time- guaranteed.

  69. Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P. Comment by Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P.

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    (It takes a long time to find so many fools.)

    We got a couple million of them the first time around…

  70. Redeard Comment by Redeard

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    What really gets me, is the complaining that Bush didn’t send FEMA in quickly enough. He couldn’t, it was illegal to do so until the governor asked for it. The only way he could have superceded this is by federalizing the National Guard, police, etc., declaring a national state of emergency and, in effect, suspending the Constitution. Yes, more lives might have been saved, but I guarantee, he would have been raked over the coals even worse than he was and more than likely been impeached within the month.

  71. xenophobic Comment by xenophobic

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    seagoon:
    I cannot even give blood in the U.S because I’m a Britain citizen who lived in Britain during the outbreak - and how old are these MRE’s and what about gelatin or other animal byproducts used? it stands to reason to ban that - period.

    ‘wrote an unidentified State Department official.’
    Yeah, an anonymous foggy-bottom official there is someone to trust :)

  72. Unregistered Comment by seagoon

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    Xeno- you too, hmm…. I ate a lot of sausage in that time period, sometimes worry about the prions in my head. Oh well, what’s the fun in being british if you can’t go a little odd…

    I meant that the bureaucratic fuckup was storing the rejected MREs at 16,000$ cost- that’s the graft- whose friend owned that warehouse?

  73. xenophobic Comment by xenophobic

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    $16k is a crazy price - however I wonder if they have to go to a particular facility for destruction?

  74. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    And these are the same people the libtards want running our health care!

  75. Merc, Imperial SomethingorOther Comment by Merc, Imperial SomethingorOther

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    I don’t know if anyone else has already said this, but… Thats what you get for living in a freakin bowl…when the water comes in it stays because you’re below sea level, they should just trash the old place and build a new city on higher ground. :em71: :em71:

  76. Unregistered Comment by seagoon

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    Xeno- that wasn’t for destruction (at least destruction wasn’t mentioned) that’s just storage.

    Storage for what, other than a little good old Nawlins graft?

  77. Robohobo Comment by Robohobo

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    DJ -

    I wondered how long it would take before something about NOLA and Katrina would degenerate into blaming Bush, the Federal Gov’t and tying it into Iraq. It took 16. Not a record I am sure but pretty bad.

    New Orleans has been handled the same exact way this administration has been handling Iraq:…

    Now, for some High School Civics. A subject most do not take these days and most do not pay attention to. The blame, if there is balme to be handed out for NOLA falls directly on the people who apportion the funds and direct the rebuilding efforts - Nagin and Blanco. Those two incompetent assnuggets have done nothing to aid the situation but pose and posture. I spend enough time down in that part of the world to follow the stories closely. Hell, most of the refugees that made it to Texas refuse to leave because it is better in Houston, Austin and Dallas for them than it ever was in NOLA.

    The Hobo

  78. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    I wondered how long it would take before something about NOLA and Katrina would degenerate into blaming Bush, the Federal Gov’t and tying it into Iraq. It took 16. Not a record I am sure but pretty bad.

    Hell, people have been tying all of them together since September 2005. There has been nothing since then that has changed anyone’s mind.

    The similarities are there. I think you need to read some of the reports that DON’T make it to FAUX Noise and CNN. The problem is, you would automatically discount them because they would shatter your preconceived notions on how things are in Republican World.

    If you think that Nagin and Blanco are running things down there, you are smoking something. Which explains why nothing is getting done.

    Now I am not saying that either of those two are the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they aren’t directing who gets the funds or what the funds are for. The last I heard, Karl Rove was put in charge of all that, and I am fairly certain he is not clearing anything with Blando or Nagin.

    But see, that is something most people have forgotten: Karl Rove being in charge.

    Personally, I don’t care. If it were me, and I was in NOLA living in a FEMA trailer, I would simply pack up and go somewhere else — at least for the time being. That would be especially easy if I didn’t own property dowm there.

    Now I am not sure what I would do if I owned property and had a mortgage on it. I suppose it would have do depend on several things — mainly whether I could afford to live elsewhere and still maintain mortgage payments.

    I would probably try to sell off the property for whatever I could get out of it and run. I don’t know what property goes for down there, but I am sure it is not all that much.

    The best thing to do with NOLA is to let it go back to bulldoze it down and fill it in. Either that, or just let it go back to the wilds and use it as a wildlife refuge and urban hunting ground.

  79. Robohobo Comment by Robohobo

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    DJ, the only ones I have seen tying them together is MOONBATS. Sheesh, man. Yeah, that’s where I live, Republican World!

    :em95:

    I discount them because they are pure BULLSHIT. The NOLA refugees that came to my hometown refused to leave. They flat out said they had it better here and would not go back to NOLA for anything. AND they were offered a free Gubmint ride back to that fetid swamp. I wish they had taken it and gone.

    You kill me dude.

  80. akornzombie Comment by akornzombie

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    LCSkyechild G.L.O.R. said:

    Bein’ as how you live in flyover country, as do I, I’m sure you remember Greensburg, Kansas, of which 95% was destroyed. Does anyone hear about them anymore? Does anyone even remember them anymore?

    I don’t hear them whining and crying. Midwesterners are a sturdy breed. They DEAL

    Damn straight, LC.

  81. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    The NOLA refugees that came to my hometown refused to leave.

    And what’s wrong with that? Maybe they can actually make something of their lives away from NOLA. Are you saying that they aren’t welcome where you are at?

    The way I look at it, if there is a place where you know that every year there is going to be flooding, or a strong chance that a major storm is going to wipe out entire neighborhoods, then maybe people should reconsider living there. They certainly shouldn’t expect the government to continue to bail them out every year.

    Up North of me, is a lot of farm land. They grow tulips ordinarily, but much of the land is on a flood plain.

    Almost every year, the rivers swell up and overflow their banks, flooding the farms in the area. When that happens, the government gives them a check to repair the damage, and replace any crops that might have been lost due to the flood.

    A farmer I know stopped planting his land, knowing that he was going to get a check from the government anyways to cover his potential loss. It has gotten to the point that it doesn’t matter if the farmers plant anything, it is expected that IF they did, they would have lost it anyways.

    What is my point in this?

    If you purposely plant your ass in an area that is likely going to destroy either you or your property, then I don’t think that the government should have to pay for your stupidity and stubborness. The land should be considered “condemned” and any conmpensation should be in the form of a buy-out and a quit claim.

  82. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    I don’t hear them whining and crying.

    Did they move on and elsewhere? Maybe that is why you haven’t heard them.

    By the way, this is probably going to be my last comment for a few days. I am going into the hospital tomorrow for some tests, and if they want to keep me, I will be in there for a while.

  83. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte

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    Hmm. I was always taught that if you want something done right, you get a bunch of “volunteers” and make them do it under armed supervision.

    I’m in favor of press-ganging. Round them up and tell them they are now in construction battalions. THEN make them build themselves some new houses. The guards should feel free to shoot the slackers as an example to the others.

    By the way, this is probably going to be my last comment for a few days. I am going into the hospital tomorrow for some tests, and if they want to keep me, I will be in there for a while.

    What kind of tests?

  84. The Major Comment by The Major

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    Seeing the ease and speed in which the moral fabric of NOLA unraveled after Katrina makes me wonder how America would fare, overall, to a continent-wide disruption of gubmint services secondary to natural or man-made disaster (eg. nuclear war, major meteor/asteroid/comet impact, supervolcano eruption, etc.). It seems clear the rural west, midwest and south would dig in and survive while urban centers would sit on their fat posteriors waiting… DEMANDING that their ample asses be wiped by those country bumpkins who have the audacity to put forth the effort to provide for themselves and their communities during harsh times. Is this an unfair assumption?

    Thank GOD I live in the rural midwest! :em69:

  85. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Deathknyte
    I would have very good intentions, but all I know how to do is pound nails. Would you shoot me?

  86. LC Scott Comment by LC Scott

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    DJ Allyn,

    I am going into the hospital tomorrow for some tests,

    God speed to ya Sir

  87. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    me, too. I hope everything is okay.

  88. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Dave:

    By the way, this is probably going to be my last comment for a few days. I am going into the hospital tomorrow for some tests, and if they want to keep me, I will be in there for a while.

    Keep us in the loop, and I’ll keep you in my prayers. Be well, be strong, and May God Bless.

  89. hOOt Gibson Comment by hOOt Gibson

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    Take the low lying areas of Nawleans, bulldoze it into the Gulf…..never populate it again. The city has no culture except perversion and crime anyway, screw it!

    2 years….shut the fuck up, pull up yer bootstraps and move on citizens.

    hOOt

  90. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Prayers going up to the Big Guy in the Sky, Deej.

    Be well and, more importantly, be back soon, buddy. :em69:

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  92. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    PC,

    At least you would be willing to drive a few nails. A good many of the folks in Nawlins won’t lift a finger to help the volunteers rebuilding their homes. A young lady at my school went to Nawlins to help. She said she saw many people just sitting in their lawnchairs, drinking beer, watching the volunteers.

    Dave, my thoughts and prayers go with you.

  93. WayneB Comment by WayneB

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    PC - Anyone willing to work can be taught anything they need to know about cleaning and low-end construction. I’m sure Deathknyte wouldn’t count inexperience as slacking.

    DJ, I hope your tests go well.

  94. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    I’ve said from Day 1 the massive amount of rubble should be used as landfill and raise parts of the city above the waterline. They’d immediately become some of the more desireable areas. Then let the lake reclaim the lowest lying areas - there’s no sane reason for anyone to live there.

    But of course, that all makes too much sense.

    That city sooooooooooooooooooo needs a Republican mayor. A benevolent dictator ala Rudy. Maybe that can be his next project after the Fred/Romney ticket secures the nomination.

    DJ, praying hard to God (not Allah) for you! :em69:

  95. Kristopher, LC Comment by Kristopher, LC

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    I think simply ignoring NO may be the best course.

    That, and not sending another dime.

    Anyone who doesn’t rebuild on high ground is probably not going to get a loan, unless it is from the government.

  96. Kristopher, LC Comment by Kristopher, LC

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    I don’t hear them whining and crying.

    DJ Allyn:
    Did they move on and elsewhere? Maybe that is why you haven’t heard them.

    By the way, this is probably going to be my last comment for a few days. I am going into the hospital tomorrow for some tests, and if they want to keep me, I will be in there for a while.

    Packing up and moving, if you don’t own property, was the first thing they should have done.

    … since I don’t have a giant invisible friend in the sky, I’ll not be god-bothering on your behalf, but I wish you well on your tests.

  97. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    I would have very good intentions, but all I know how to do is pound nails.

    PC, you don’t have to be Bob Villa when it comes to being willing to get off your backside to help yourself.

    Most people can buy some face masks and start stripping ruined drywall and insulation. Most people can bend their backs and pick up trash and debris. Most people would have been doing that as soon as the water receded.

    The problem is that the majority of those in New Orleans have been on welfare their entire lives. Welfare is supposed to be a stop gap. A helping hand until you get on your feet and able to support yourself. NOT a permenant lifelong “Un-employment” check.

    These people have been allowed to stay on it permanently for no other reason than they’ve come to think it was their right to be on it. Being poor is not an excuse for being lazy, arrogant, and greedy. They have no idea how to fend for themselves. They have no survival instincts beyond waiting for the mailman to show up. They are clueless when it comes to caring for themselves, their families and their property.

    Ever wondered why neighborhoods such as the 9th Ward looks like a war zone BEFORE Katrina? Why houses are trash ridden and filthy, yet they have those big screen tv’s, the latest cell phones, IPod’s, and put high dollar bling on their cars? It’s because most of those people never earned what they have. It was given to them. People who never have to actually work to earn their way, their homes or their possessions have no sense of ownership, therefore they have no sense of pride in themselves and their property. Which is also another reason that crime is so rampant in those areas. When people are raised to think it is their right to get something they didn’t earn, that escalates into pretty much anything they see that they want. They think that if they want it they simply take it. There is no sense of right or wrong when you believe that because of your skin color you have the right to take whatever you want and you should never feel guilty for it.

    Why should they have to take care of their homes when they’ll just get another one when that one falls to the ground? Most of those people probably have fallen for the Jesse Jackson Mind Games, and think that it’s degrading for them to hold a broom, or wash dishes, or take the trash to the curb, or hold a paint brush. They want to blame whites for “holding them back” when they don’t realize it is their own race baiters, and those of the Democrat party, that have brainwashed them into thinking that it is their right to be dependent on Mamma Gubmint to take care of them. What they don’t realize is that they have allowed themselves to be sold into slavery once more.

    This time the chains and whips have become checks and stamps.

    I firmly believe that the ONLY people who should be on Welfare are those who are by reason of age, or health cannot support themselves. If you are without a job, there are food stamps and unemployment benefits that you can make use of until you do have one. If for some reason Welfare is still needed then it should be for a specific amount of time. It should NOT be a long term handout. Welfare is a band aid…not a permenant blood transfusion.

    I can remember when people considered it to be an embarrassment to be on Welfare. They felt that to accept handouts from the Government was shameful and those that had to accept were failures at taking care of their families, and did all they humanly could to get OFF of it the moment they had a job. These days people think it is their right to be able to sit around and do NOTHING and get a check every month, and are willing to give up their ability to take care of themselves in favor of becoming sitting ducks waiting for the Government to come rescue them when the shit hits the fan.

    Hope all goes well Deej….praying for you. :em69:

  98. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    use it as a wildlife refuge and urban hunting ground.

    That’s what it was before Katrina Deej.

    One thing about not rebuilding NO though. IIRC the reason the damn place was built in the first lace is that it is the only suitable port off of the Mississippi into the Gulf. It may HAVE to be rebuilt, just for that reason.

    Good luck on your tests and stuff DJ, I’ll fire a word up to Sky Six for ya as well.

  99. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    Mrs. M,

    I saw a “crockumentary” years back, which confirms what you just wrote. It featured a woman, single mom, age 30-ish, with a job as a truck dispatcher, making about 30k per year, I believe. She paid her own insurance, house payment, car payment, day care for kiddies, groceries, utilities…the stuff we all pay for…her complaint: it was tough making ends meet.

    Then it showed a woman of very ample physique, same age, also single mom, also making about 30K per year. HER house was being paid for by us taxpayers. We taxpayers also paid her insurance, kiddie day care (although she didn’t work), groceries, and utilities. Her complaint: it was tough making ends meet.

    Guess which one I had the sympathy for? :em93:

  100. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    …it is the only suitable port off of the Mississippi into the Gulf. It may HAVE to be rebuilt, just for that reason.

    That is the only reason to sink any more money into that shithole. Build a modern port and the infrastructure needed to operate it and to hell with anything below sea level.

    Just a couple of months ago some thug wannabe came into the motel wanting a room. When he was quoted the rate, he pointed to his LA. driver’s license and stated that he gets a Katrina discount. The girl working the desk looked at me with a “WTF??” expression on her face and I told homey he was cordially invited to get the fuck off of the property and not come back.

    Best of luck with the tests DJ, and just remember that Doctors are only PRACTICING medicine, so they may not have it down pat yet… :em93:

  101. akornzombie Comment by akornzombie

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    LC Mrs. M-ITT:

    I can remember when people considered it to be an embarrassment to be on Welfare.

    I’m embarrassed to say my mom got welfare when I was younger…. and what everybody says is right: It leads to sloth and a sense of entitlement.

    It wasn’t until I actually went out and got a job that I broke out of that mindset, and I haven’t looked back.

  102. Unregistered Comment by NW Denizen

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    Forgotten my A$$. How could one possible forget NOLA with TV programs like “Boneyards” to remind us? I happened to tune into this delightfully informative waste of time while waiting for “Dogfights” to start on the History Channel last night. For those unfortunates who might have missed “Boneyards”, the entire program was devoted to the process of disposing of all the flotsam and jetsam left in the wake of Katrina. Particularly exciting was the portion that dealt with the disposal of thousands of abandoned refrigerators contain rotten food. Granted, the clean up is a monumental job, but why do they absolutely have to beat this thing to death? I’ve already donated all that I can afford, and my heartstrings no longer hold their tune. ENOUGH!

  103. AyUaxe Comment by AyUaxe

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    Who’s whining? Who’s got their knicker’s in a knot? Seems the real whiners are you people complaining about the BS news coverage of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast’s efforts to recover from the worst natural catastrophe in the U.S. in the last century or so. Read my lips: THE MSM REPORT ON NEW ORLEANS JUST LIKE THEY DO ON IRAQ–SENSATIONALLY WRONG! So stop your hissy fit!

    The vast majority of N’awlineans are working and getting on with their lives. Every level of government is totally screwed and useless, but that’s true everywhere. Murder capital? 99% scum killing scum in what might be the most comical turf battles I’ve ever seen–imagine people actually fighting over turf in Da Nint’ Wawd. It’s like fighting over a litter box that hasn’t been serviced for a year. F’in’ laugh riot! Just don’t go there, unless you’re very mobile and armed. Could you even count how many times Da Nint Wawd was mentioned on Anderson Cooper’s little catastrophe fest–that’s the BS flag, rat dere! It’s one of 17 “wards” within Orleans Parish. The parts of it that were worth saving are being saved, like Holy Cross, by local and volunteer efforts. The rest needed to be flushed. Well OK, then,now it basically has been. The rest of the city is moving along in spite of and around gummint at all levels. That’s always been how we roll and it’s even more so true now. The less taxes I pay and the less gummint I see, the better! Who here doesn’t agree?

    Don’t let the whiners and media hand-wringers fool you, Rotties. If you’re not planning a visit to NOLA, soon, for music, cuisine, culcha, sporting activities, architecture and warmth, you’re planning to live a dull life (unless you’re in the military, in which case, we love ya and God’s blessings to ya! Come see us when you get back.) Shrimp season is looking great this year, so fishing will also be excellent. See y’all over at Parkway Bakery and Tavern, Mandina’s, Pascale’s Manale, Parasol’s, Elizabeth’s, Mother’s, Casamento’s, Jacques-Imo’s or later at Tipitina’s, the Maple Leaf, or any of the hundreds of other great places to hang, drink, eat, dance and be merry before, during, or after some hard work. But no sour faces and no whining. Laissez bon temps roule!

  104. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Whew!

    I got good news and bad news. The bleeding was not good, but not what I was expecting it to be. A little surgury next Wednesday morning, and be home by noon.

    I won’t get any more graphic than that.

    Thanks for the concern, I was getting a bit nervous last night. I’ve had six remissions in my life and you’d think I would be used to them by now.


    I never thought I would come close to even partially agreeing with hOOt, but a stopped clock is right at least once a day.

    The culture of crime and corruption in NOLA goes back generations. Bulldozing everything over is probably the best option available.

    Buy out the current land owners at the current property values. Land ownership is a gamble that banks on the idea that its value is going to go up, but it can also go down, and there isn’t any guarantee that you are ever going to get out what you put in.

    As Crunchie mentioned in #97, NOLA was put there as the only suitable port off the Mississipi. I would use eminent domain to buy up all of the land, then maybe instead of filling in the low-lying areas, dredge it out to create a bay. I mean, it wants to flood anyways, why not allow it to happen? Make this area a port, relocate essential people to higher ground, and relocate everyone else. Give everyone who is not a current land owner $2500 to relocate any where they choose. The initial cost is cheap compared to maintaining the status quo now.

    We tend to become too attached to areas for “cultural” reasons when feasability has long become tenuous. NOLA has been a time bomb just waiting to go off.

  105. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    Dave,

    Glad to hear it’s not tremendously serious!

    I’ve had six remissions in my life and you’d think I would be used to them by now.

    I don’t think I’d ever get used to it.

  106. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    OhHell Dave..

    and you’d think I would be used to them by now.

    Who could? Not me,,
    Any one of them could have been The End.
    You are one very frequently fortunate man, and your family is too.
    Keep doin’ whatever it is that’s workin!

    Zum Volle!
    *Klink*

  107. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    DJ,

    Glad to hear it’s nothing serious. Should you need anything,
    don’t forget….I’m local :em93:

    You have contact info

  108. Unregistered Comment by leoni2, LC

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    SkyeChild,

    I saw a “crockumentary” years back, which confirms what you just wrote. It featured a woman, single mom, age 30-ish, with a job as a truck dispatcher, making about 30k per year, I believe. She paid her own insurance, house payment, car payment, day care for kiddies, groceries, utilities…the stuff we all pay for…her complaint: it was tough making ends meet.

    Then it showed a woman of very ample physique, same age, also single mom, also making about 30K per year. HER house was being paid for by us taxpayers. We taxpayers also paid her insurance, kiddie day care (although she didn’t work), groceries, and utilities. Her complaint: it was tough making ends meet.

    Guess which one I had the sympathy for? :em93:

    Taking a guess, I would say woman no. 1, cause woman no. 2 doesn’t deserve it.

  109. LittleRott84 Comment by LittleRott84

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    I can remember when people considered it to be an embarrassment to be on Welfare.

    I have a friend (she knows who she is) who was on a Link Card (food stamps in Illinois) for a while and apologized every time she used it, especially when there was something name-brand in the mix. She was accused of abusing the system because she was white, as if those single moms with four kids from three different men whose kids were wearing Fubu and Air Jordans weren’t.

  110. L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter Comment by L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter

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    DJ sez:

    I never thought I would come close to even partially agreeing with hOOt, but a stopped clock is right at least once a day.

    That chronometer must be a Timex…

    I would use eminent domain to buy up all of the land, then maybe instead of filling in the low-lying areas, dredge it out to create a bay.

    As I stated in #31:

    The government would have been better off buying the submerged land through eminent domain and the Kelo decision. It would have been cheaper.

    Deej, this thing you have with agreeing with people must come to an end! What would people think?

    I guess we can forget about “Glowbull Worming”: Hell just froze over.

    I’m sure the doctors will have you running like a Swiss watch in no time. Get well soon so we can syncronize our watches some more.

  111. Unregistered Comment by LC Elchonon, Imperial Chief of Civil Disobedience

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    Just had this discusion today, I get 650$ a month of social security disability when i’m in the US.. I get nada when i’m in israel..

    I *could* stay in the US and feast on 650$ a month but I mean what can you buy with 650 a month these days anyways ? I spend 650$ a month LESS here in Israel as things are cheaper.

    I never used my lack of hearing or anything else as a excuse in life.. thats just bullshit.. because maybe next year or in 10 years or whenever you will run out of people to bitch to and mooch off and your a screwd wasted blub of fat.

    Fuck new orleans pissy cry baby’s.. I would have also loved if the government bailed me out and paid my medical bills but THEY ARENT! and since I want the best healthcare I have aetna.. jeez assholes.

    So you whinny baby’s should shove a sock up your ass and ima tell you what good crying does..

  112. Unregistered Comment by LC Elchonon, Imperial Chief of Civil Disobedience

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    oh and a side note.. Israel has “socialized” healthcare and trust me its great.. thats because if i need a perscription for something and I needa see the doc I just pay a 3$ co payment! If I need to get MRI’s I get it done in the US.. best of both worlds..

    Anyways, I had spinal fusion surgery 3 monthes back so my surgeon has me see a surgeon here for follow up.. So I go to his office and he wants xrays.. this was at herzliya medical center one of only a few private hospitals in the country..

    He tells me I should get it done at a health clinic as itd be cheaper.. what the hell I said, how much cheaper can it be ? besides I had been waiting 3 weeks for the apointment, the docter is 3 hours away by bus and my surgeon in miami wants the xrays..

    So I go to the xray department and the lady says for the 3 sets of crays it will be 115$.. ok big shit and besides i’ll send aetna the bill and maybe they’ll reimburse me.. I whip out my credit card, I pay the 4 and 2 minutes later i’m in the xray room geting xrays.. and 15 min after I paid i’m holding the xrays in my hands..

    Now… dont you just love capitalism and master card ?

    You think I enjoyed shelling over 115$? in a sense YES i did because otherwise i’d have been fucked around for hours..

  113. LittleRott84 Comment by LittleRott84

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    and since I want the best healthcare I have aetna.

    I got Aetna through UPS.Whenever I have to go see a doctor, I don’t have to pay anything up front, and as far as prescriptions go, generics are free, and brand names are only $5.

    Also, they were fantastic to me after I got into a car accident in March(fractured pelvis, and some bleeding in the brain, which meant two days in the hospital, one of which was in the ICU). I hae only had to pay a couple of hundred dollars in medical bills, which were a few thousand before Aetna came to the rescue. :em69:

  114. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    You guys live in a different world of Aetna. I’m glad your experiences are good. Our policy is through a corporation, and we pay about 2K a year for the two of us for medical and dental, but maybe we have different plans. The newest and best drugs (the best choice for certain conditions) have $50-75 copays, although the older one are only $10. I have no complaints about $20 copays for general MDs and $30 for specialists. Periodically, they stop paying my claims, and the clinic threatens to send me to collections. I have about 1K of back claims to fight for. Blood tests are free, but I did need to pay $300 for a recent thyroid scan. (It was kind of cool to come up radioactive with the Geiger counter.)

    I used to think they were wonderful and am very grateful to have health insurance, but my opinion of them changed when they periodically stopped covering my claims. I’m medically high-maintenance, so it is a problem.

    LittleRott
    Sorry about your accident. Both results sounded horrible. They must have dealt with the bleeding in your brain immediately, and I hope your pelvis is healing.

  115. Unregistered Comment by timmareng

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    The vast majority of N’awlineans are working and getting on with their lives. Every level of government is totally screwed and useless, but that’s true everywhere.

    True dat…I visited LA last summer; good friends from Luling took me down to NO. Two of their three daughters are bartenders in the Quarter; they were both back at work a week after Katrina hit. From ground level, it looks like 90% of the city is back up and running in spite of the politicians and whiners. People sounded optimistic. “Laissez les bon temps rouler” does not affect everyone, just the lazy idiots of all skin colors.
    I’ve loved NOLA since visiting there on board a merchant ship in ‘92. Can’t wait to go back.

  116. LittleRott84 Comment by LittleRott84

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    PC-

    It’s all good now. I’ve healed up, and I’m back at UPS, unloading those trucks.