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(MSNBC)   Dear New Orleans: It's been a long time since Katrina and I think it is atrocious that you have been ignored this long. So I'm going to ignore you some more. Sincerely, President Obama   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 57
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2009-08-17 11:49:47 PM  
Naw'lins? Naw'lins????

He's delaying the bill that wipes out my student loans and you're biatching about Nutty Ray's Beads 'n' Boobs Paradise?
 
2009-08-17 11:53:54 PM  
Oh, this is just like the demoncrats! First Edwards with that Rielle Hunter girl, now Obama's sleeping with some tart named Katrina?

/NO MORE SOCIALISMZ
//NO MORE ZOOS
 
2009-08-17 11:55:53 PM  
Having been to "New Orleans Square" I think it looks pretty good as is, and smells better.....
 
2009-08-18 12:02:34 AM  
Make up your farking mind. First he is trying to do too much, then he is not following through, then he is pushing through healthcare too fast, then he is not solving all the world problems fast enough.
 
2009-08-18 12:05:02 AM  
DaSwankOne: Make up your farking mind. First he is trying to do too much, then he is not following through, then he is pushing through healthcare too fast, then he is not solving all the world problems fast enough.

Duh, whatever he's doing is wrong!

Didn't you get the memo?
 
2009-08-18 12:06:32 AM  
Zagloba: Naw'lins? Naw'lins????

He's delaying the bill that wipes out my student loans and you're biatching about Nutty Ray's Beads 'n' Boobs Paradise?



What are you going on about? Need more details.
 
2009-08-18 12:07:05 AM  
DaSwankOne: Make up your farking mind. First he is trying to do too much, then he is not following through, then he is pushing through healthcare too fast, then he is not solving all the world problems fast enough.

Hmmm...what COULD he do, or have done, to STIMULATE the building of infrastructure. Hmmm...
 
2009-08-18 12:10:54 AM  
*Yawn*

Eagermitter tries too hard.
 
2009-08-18 12:16:08 AM  
DaSwankOne: Make up your farking mind. First he is trying to do too much, then he is not following through, then he is pushing through healthcare too fast, then he is not solving all the world problems fast enough.

If he walked on water, he'd have delusions of grandeur, but if he sank, it would be proof that he was the Antichrist...get it?
 
2009-08-18 12:19:50 AM  
Zagloba: DaSwankOne: Make up your farking mind. First he is trying to do too much, then he is not following through, then he is pushing through healthcare too fast, then he is not solving all the world problems fast enough.

Duh, whatever he's doing is wrong!

Didn't you get the memo?


It was the same one as 2000-2008, but for some reason the donkey was replaced with an elephant at the top of the page.
 
2009-08-18 12:19:59 AM  
EL_FABREZ: What are you going on about? Need more details.

FTFA: Obama and his aides understand there is only so much bandwidth to accommodate these efforts - and to complete work on fiscal 2010 spending bills and second-tier issues, such as a proposed rewrite of the rules for student lending.

In other words, I'm being an ass.
 
2009-08-18 12:22:49 AM  
Zagloba: EL_FABREZ: What are you going on about? Need more details.

FTFA: Obama and his aides understand there is only so much bandwidth to accommodate these efforts - and to complete work on fiscal 2010 spending bills and second-tier issues, such as a proposed rewrite of the rules for student lending.

In other words, I'm being an ass.



Damn. I thought Obama was going to give out sine free money to pay off my loans. He's probably saving it all up for reparations instead.
 
2009-08-18 12:32:20 AM  
Obama: I've got a lot on my plate, and it's very important for us to sequence these big initiatives in a way where they don't all just crash at the same time...

Yes. I suppose it IS better for your initiatives to crash one at a time.
 
2009-08-18 12:34:54 AM  
This just in!

Turns out universal health-care is the Democrats big white whale since forever, and education reform is seemingly far more difficult to achieve than anything else! Also, coastal erosion is a local issue mostly consigned to Red states!
 
2009-08-18 12:45:16 AM  
msnbcmedia1.msn.com
 
2009-08-18 12:58:35 AM  
KhanFusion: This just in!

Turns out universal health-care is the Democrats big white whale since forever, and education reform is seemingly far more difficult to achieve than anything else! Also, coastal erosion is a local issue mostly consigned to Red states!


Don't worry, their Republican representatives will make sure this serious environmental.. heh.. issue... hehehe.. is addressed BWAHAHAHAHA.

I'm sorry, I can't.

South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now. But there is more a chance of W building his presidential library in NOLA than these states electing anyone who will lift a finger on an issue like that. Hell, in the case of idiots like Jindal, he'd reject any federal funds to fix the farking problem to fuel his presidential aspirations.
 
2009-08-18 01:01:51 AM  
Said it before and it's now stood the test of time : N.O. is full of cockroaches. It is a 3rd world country.

The good (and saddening) part about being an absurdist, realist and racist... you're almost always right about predicting human behavior.

/biatches
 
2009-08-18 01:12:18 AM  
They didn't vote for him, so they don't deserve any help. If you people expect anything from the government you'd do well to learn on which side your bread is buttered.
 
2009-08-18 01:59:52 AM  
after they re-elected nagin, i began to feel NO deserved everything bad that happens to them now.
 
2009-08-18 02:06:47 AM  
Cheops: If you people expect anything from the government you'd do well to learn on which side your bread is buttered.

But I don't like butter, I like jam.
 
2009-08-18 02:48:04 AM  
Cheops: They didn't vote for him, so they don't deserve any help. If you people expect anything from the government you'd do well to learn on which side your bread is buttered.

While Louisiana at large went to McCain, I think it's safe to say that NOLA proper voted for Obama. Just going out on a limb here...

/a very damn short limb
 
2009-08-18 03:28:52 AM  
I am throwing in the towel on New Orleans. For now.
 
2009-08-18 03:40:47 AM  
What about Biloxi? Didn't Katrina hit them too?
 
2009-08-18 03:51:42 AM  
I could really go for a Heineken right now.
 
2009-08-18 04:12:38 AM  
*ignores subby some more*
 
2009-08-18 04:24:54 AM  
lincoln65: Oh, this is just like the demoncrats! First Edwards with that Rielle Hunter girl, now Obama's sleeping with some tart named Katrina?

/NO MORE SOCIALISMZ
//NO MORE ZOOS


+1 for unexpected tactic
 
2009-08-18 04:25:24 AM  
psychosis_inducing: What about Biloxi? Didn't Katrina hit them too?

Yeah, but nobody even knows how to pronounce it unless you're from the Deep South. You chose a bad example in that respect; next time try Gulfport or Waveland.

/bil-UHX-ee
//not bil-OX-ee
 
2009-08-18 04:57:10 AM  
Jensaarai: South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now..

I live in California.
Contrary to popular belief, we're not sinking into the ocean, but we're going to be cast off toward Japan or Siberia in millions of years. So our beaches will suck, but the Asian cuisine will be much more kickass (this according to an oceanography class taken a decade ago, except that last part).

East Texas to Florida, however, ends up in the Atlantic. Get yer boats ready.
 
2009-08-18 05:30:02 AM  
DaSwankOne: Make up your farking mind. First he is trying to do too much, then he is not following through, then he is pushing through healthcare too fast, then he is not solving all the world problems fast enough.

Yeah, shame on us for wishing he would fix existing problems before creating new ones.
 
2009-08-18 06:47:53 AM  
Jensaarai: South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now.

That action being MOVE THE FARK INLAND, NUMBNUTSES.

/feels a sam kinison you-live-in-a-farkin'-desert moment coming on
 
2009-08-18 06:58:20 AM  
Jensaarai: KhanFusion:
South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now. But there is more a chance of W building his presidential library in NOLA than these states electing anyone who will lift a finger on an issue like that. Hell, in the case of idiots like Jindal, he'd reject any federal funds to fix the farking problem to fuel his presidential aspirations.


But all us Californians have to worry about is breaking off from the rest of the United States...

To go chill with Hawaii...

Alaska can come too.
 
2009-08-18 07:13:56 AM  
So he already maxed out his presidential credit card?
 
2009-08-18 07:30:14 AM  
Practical_Draconian: Jensaarai: South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now..

I live in California.
Contrary to popular belief, we're not sinking into the ocean, but we're going to be cast off toward Japan or Siberia in millions of years. So our beaches will suck, but the Asian cuisine will be much more kickass (this according to an oceanography class taken a decade ago, except that last part).

East Texas to Florida, however, ends up in the Atlantic. Get yer boats ready.


Sorry, you are not headed toward Asia. The leading edge of that plate is headed toward Alaska and Canada.
 
2009-08-18 07:32:16 AM  
Gulper Eel: Jensaarai: South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now.

That action being MOVE THE FARK INLAND, NUMBNUTSES.

/feels a sam kinison you-live-in-a-farkin'-desert moment coming on


Alternitevly we could punish the oil companies that ravaged the environment, but that would be anti-corporate anti-american activities according to the Repuglicans.
 
2009-08-18 08:02:33 AM  
Slaves2Darkness: Alternitevly we could punish the oil companies that ravaged the environment, but that would be anti-corporate anti-american activities according to the Repuglicans.

Point taken, but flooding has been part of the ecosystem there since long before any oil companies showed up.
 
2009-08-18 08:11:55 AM  
A bunch of the New Orleans folk were sent to our flightline base (Kelly USA) in San Antonio. I was stationed there at the time. It took them a single day to get travel escort to and from the gate, and three days for those travel escorts to only escort people during daylight hours. Why? Because it only took them a day to try to break into three military buildings, and three days to discover every place in town to buy drugs, bring them into the warehouse they were all staying in, and stockpile them to the point there needed to be a full search by security forces.

Fark 'em
 
2009-08-18 08:12:10 AM  
Gulper Eel: Slaves2Darkness: Alternitevly we could punish the oil companies that ravaged the environment, but that would be anti-corporate anti-american activities according to the Repuglicans.

Point taken, but flooding has been part of the ecosystem there since long before any oil companies showed up.


The out right destruction of the wet lands for corporate greed has not. One of the reasons that flooding is a huge problem was the swamps and wet lands had been destroyed by big oil. Those areas used to absorb a ton of water, but now are no longer there to buffer the coast.

The restoration projects going on are not enough to off set the loss and we currently do not have the will to fix New Orleans. It is an ugly fact that the city of New Orleans governemnt and the state of Louisiana has gone back to buisness as usual. Once again the poor and middle class take it up the ass, because their politicians don't care about them. Nobody has the will to hold them accountable or to even bring charages against the thieves.
I'm not sure why such assholes keep getting re-elected, apathy maybe?
 
2009-08-18 08:37:26 AM  
Slaves2Darkness: Gulper Eel: Slaves2Darkness: Alternitevly we could punish the oil companies that ravaged the environment, but that would be anti-corporate anti-american activities according to the Repuglicans.

Point taken, but flooding has been part of the ecosystem there since long before any oil companies showed up.

The out right destruction of the wet lands for corporate greed has not. One of the reasons that flooding is a huge problem was the swamps and wet lands had been destroyed by big oil. Those areas used to absorb a ton of water, but now are no longer there to buffer the coast.

The restoration projects going on are not enough to off set the loss and we currently do not have the will to fix New Orleans. It is an ugly fact that the city of New Orleans governemnt and the state of Louisiana has gone back to buisness as usual. Once again the poor and middle class take it up the ass, because their politicians don't care about them. Nobody has the will to hold them accountable or to even bring charages against the thieves.
I'm not sure why such assholes keep getting re-elected, apathy maybe?


The Army Corps of Engineers is to blame for the sinking wetlands and barrier islands off the LA coast. The Mississippi river would, before man started to control it, sweep from side to side over the course of thousands or hundreds of thousands of years and deposit sediment which constructed the wetlands/islands. Shipping companies that want access to a navigable river have more to do with it than oil.

/Watched a show on Discovery about LSU studying the MS river delta.
//LSU engineering could fix it but the USACE won't let them
 
2009-08-18 08:42:54 AM  
Yeah, the rest of the country needs a lot of stuff done, too. Take a number.

Or, don't live below sea level in hurricane alley.
 
2009-08-18 09:35:32 AM  
you have to make choices when the country is teetering on the edge.

the republicans should have thought of that 8 years ago when they were feeding their wealthy friends lots of free tax cuts and circumventing our democracy for their own gain at the country's expense.

President Obama is left to clean up the mess that was started by ronnie reagan's deregulation of the banking industry, et al.

like i said, you have to make choices when the house is on fire.
 
2009-08-18 09:38:31 AM  
If he had really said that I might have voted for him.
 
2009-08-18 09:38:51 AM  
fastback69: Slaves2Darkness: Gulper Eel: Slaves2Darkness: Alternitevly we could punish the oil companies that ravaged the environment, but that would be anti-corporate anti-american activities according to the Repuglicans.

Point taken, but flooding has been part of the ecosystem there since long before any oil companies showed up.

The out right destruction of the wet lands for corporate greed has not. One of the reasons that flooding is a huge problem was the swamps and wet lands had been destroyed by big oil. Those areas used to absorb a ton of water, but now are no longer there to buffer the coast.

The restoration projects going on are not enough to off set the loss and we currently do not have the will to fix New Orleans. It is an ugly fact that the city of New Orleans governemnt and the state of Louisiana has gone back to buisness as usual. Once again the poor and middle class take it up the ass, because their politicians don't care about them. Nobody has the will to hold them accountable or to even bring charages against the thieves.
I'm not sure why such assholes keep getting re-elected, apathy maybe?

The Army Corps of Engineers is to blame for the sinking wetlands and barrier islands off the LA coast. The Mississippi river would, before man started to control it, sweep from side to side over the course of thousands or hundreds of thousands of years and deposit sediment which constructed the wetlands/islands. Shipping companies that want access to a navigable river have more to do with it than oil.

/Watched a show on Discovery about LSU studying the MS river delta.
//LSU engineering could fix it but the USACE won't let them


Thanks for that, I thought I saw that program but couldn' for the life of me remember. I thought they were talking about every couple thousand years NO was the direct center of the river then it would find a different path and move all back and forth like. Pretty much saying that if you aren't on the highest points in the city you were supposed to be underwater every now and then.
 
2009-08-18 09:53:33 AM  
Obama doesn't care about black people!
 
2009-08-18 10:03:12 AM  
EL_FABREZ:

Damn. I thought Obama was going to give out sine free money to pay off my loans.


That's what you get for going off on a tangent. Obama can do many things, but secant do *EVERYTHING*. At least, not at once.
 
2009-08-18 10:06:12 AM  
shirtsbyeric: So he already maxed out his presidential credit card?

No, he was chillin' out, maxin', relaxin', all coolin', shootin' some b-ball outside of the school, when a couple of senators who were up to no good, started making trouble in the neighborhood.
 
2009-08-18 10:33:02 AM  
Jensaarai: KhanFusion: This just in!

Turns out universal health-care is the Democrats big white whale since forever, and education reform is seemingly far more difficult to achieve than anything else! Also, coastal erosion is a local issue mostly consigned to Red states!

Don't worry, their Republican representatives will make sure this serious environmental.. heh.. issue... hehehe.. is addressed BWAHAHAHAHA.

I'm sorry, I can't.

South Louisiana and the rest of the gulf states are mostly farked, with a small chance to save themselves from falling into the water if action is taken now. But there is more a chance of W building his presidential library in NOLA than these states electing anyone who will lift a finger on an issue like that. Hell, in the case of idiots like Jindal, he'd reject any federal funds to fix the farking problem to fuel his presidential aspirations.


You pretty much got it. And the political profile of N.O. has changed dramatically in the last few years. A large segment of the Black population who fled the storm and lost their homes and their jobs in the process, and who now have new homes and new jobs in Texas and Tennessee and Ohio and wherever, . . . they ain't coming back. And they were mostly Democratic voters. Orleans Parish has become much more conservative; it closely mimics Jefferson Parish, in fact, which is a regional center of Obama-hating. And these are the people who think Vitter and Jindal are both peachy-keen.
 
2009-08-18 11:51:18 AM  
psychosis_inducing: What about Biloxi? Didn't Katrina hit them too?

But Obama didn't win Mississippi, or Louisiana. He won't in 2012, either. That's why he doesn't give a shiat.
 
2009-08-18 12:55:59 PM  
ggggbabybabybaby:

But all us Californians have to worry about is breaking off from the rest of the United States...

To go chill with Hawaii...

Alaska can come too.


that shiet is old
 
2009-08-18 12:59:42 PM  
I would like to know why rebuilding N.O. is a Federal responsibility. Heck I thought the state of Louisiana was running a budget surplus.

Rep. William Giles of Virginia, who condemned a relief measure for fire victims. Giles insisted that it was neither the purpose nor a right of Congress to "attend to what generosity and humanity require, but to what the Constitution and their duty require."
 
2009-08-18 01:11:06 PM  
ChrisPC: psychosis_inducing: What about Biloxi? Didn't Katrina hit them too?

But Obama didn't win Mississippi, or Louisiana. He won't in 2012, either. That's why he doesn't give a shiat.


I hate Obama as much as the next American, however issues such as border security and foreign trade are precisely the issues the President/Federal government should be working on. Things like Education, Health care, rebuilding your city below sea level that got flattened by a hurricane and social programs are the Responsibility of the individual states.

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. ... The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State."
~~James Madison, Federalist No. 45
 
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