Sunday, February 04, 2007

Super Bowl of "Blame Games"...

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Once again the “Democratic” gang from Louisiana is shifting any blame coming at them concerning their “Debacle of Corruption” during the Katrina disaster. Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated her mission of “Draining the Swamp of Corruption” once in office and here is the swamp she should be looking at. She needs to take a long hard look at the Democratic Party Senator Mary Landrieu, Democratic Governor Blanco, and Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin, their actions, lack of action, and their continuing comments shifting the blame and their responsibilities away from them…

“Senator Mary Landrieu’s outrageous outburst this morning in which she remarked that we ‘would have been better off if the terrorists had blown up our levees’ is the latest episode in a stream of recent Democratic blame-shifting and accusations."
http://www.bayoubuzz.com/News/Louisiana/Hurricane_Rita/Louisiana_U.S._Sen._Landrieu_Criticizes_State_GOP_Head_Over_Katrina_Barb__2692.asp





Then there is “School Bus” Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin, who failed to use hundreds of available schools buses for evacuation, continuing to blame everybody else whenever possible…

"(CNSNews.com) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin refuses to take his share of the responsibility for recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina, a conservative African American group said Wednesday."Mayor Nagin continues to do everything to deflect blame from himself," Project 21's Darryn "Dutch" Martin said in a statement. He accused Nagin, who testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this week, of "playing the race and class cards."
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPrint.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200702/POL20070201a.html



Nagin replied, “You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed, and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair,” MSNBC



Let’s not forget Democratic Governor Blanco who refused to activate the National Guard before the Hurricane made landfall.

But lets take a look at what happened with the “relief’ that was sent to the people of New Orleans and what they did with that aid from the Federal Government and the “Donations” given by the American citizens…
If Nancy wants to truly “Drain the Swamp” here is the perfect opportunity…




“WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Fraud involving payments supposed to help victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita likely exceeds earlier estimates of $1 billion and only a tiny fraction of the money has been recovered, according to a U.S. government report released on Wednesday.”
The GAO cited incidents in which FEMA gave $17 million in housing assistance to individuals who had already obtained free housing in the form of trailers or apartments and $20 million that went to people who improperly claimed for help for both storms that ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast area.”


Blog From on High has a good post about the recent disaster in Florida and how those people are picking up the pieces them selves and not looking for the government to “Feed” them
Where's FEMA? We're All Going To Die!
http://blogfromonhigh.blogspot.com/2007/02/wheres-fema-were-all-going-to-die.html

Now all blame should not go to the people in New Orleans or the Democratic Party leaders that they elected. Let’s not forget the advice they were getting from people like Randi Rhodes from her talk radio show on “Air-America”…

"Randi Rhodes repeatedly urged poor listeners in hurricane areas to loot away, avoiding discount centers and hitting the high-end stores”…

And let’s not forget MSNBC Chris Matthews comments about how Katrina demonstrated the need for an even larger Federal government. Or when CNN Wolf Blitzer played the famous “Race Card” that the Democrats love to pull out when he said “Had this happened in a predominately white community, the federal government would have responded much more quickly” (Please see above comments made on the “From on High” blog)

An interesting fact is how some communities pick themselves up after a disaster like in the Florida tornado disaster without waiting for the Feds to come feed them. Other communities fail to make preparations when the know a massive hurricane is coming and depend on the feds to take care of them. “ Many who suffered through the Convention Center misery were there not because their homes were flooded but because they were foodless: had these individuals merely kept a few days of supplies at home, they could have rested while others fretted”. (The Politics of Diaster by Marvin Olasky)


If Democratic Speaker of the House Pelosi wants to “Drain the swamp” she needs to look at the elected representatives in the Swamp down in New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. She also needs to look at the reasons why after all of the aid that has been provided to the people of New Orleans, there has always been a high rate of crime, fraud, and dependency on the Federal government as compared to other communities. If she needs help she can look at the following links provided on the FBI website:
http://www.fbi.gov/katrina.htm#vgn-hurricane-katrina-fraud-task-force-vgn


Latest News
01/24/07: Alabama Woman Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Katrina Fraud
01/22/07:
Another Person Sentenced for Katrina Fraud
01/22/07:
Harrison County Resident Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud
01/19/07:
Four People Sentenced in FEMA
01/17/07:
Louisiana Resident Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge On Federal Fraud Charge
01/10/07:
Two More Indicted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
01/08/07:
Five Plead Guilty to Katrina Fraud
12/20/06:
Sacramento Woman Convicted for Fraudulent Receipt of Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Money
12/14/06:
Jackson Resident Arrested for Alleged FEMA Fraud
12/14/06:
Baton Rouge Woman Sentenced on Federal FEMA Fraud Charge
11/29/06:
Another Indicted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
11/16/06:
Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
11/09/06:
Another Indicted, Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
10/31/06: Longview Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Related Fraud
10/31/06:
Texarkana Hotel Manager Sentenced for Hurricane Related Fraud
10/31/06:
Two More Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
10/25/06:
Louisiana Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud (pdf)
10/24/06:
Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty for FEMA Hotel Assistance Fraud
10/17/06:
Another Charged, Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
10/17/06:
Sentencing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Charges of Illegal Use of a Social Security Number
10/13/06:
Longview Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Related Fraud (pdf)
10/13/06:
Houma Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to FEMA Fraud
10/13/06:
Another Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud
10/12/06:
Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charge
10/06/06:
Belleville Woman Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Public Benefit Frauds
10/05/06:
Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charge
10/04/06:
Another Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud
10/03/06:
Another Guilty Plea to Katrina Fraud
09/28/06
: Two More Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
09/27/06
: Bessemer Man Charged With Defrauding FEMA
09/27/06: Two FEMA Employees Arrested for FEMA Fraud
09/21/06:
Another Pleads Guilty, Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
09/08/06:
Jackson Native Pleads Guilty to Assaulting FEMA Worker
09/06/06:
Six More Indicted in Baton Rouge on Katrina Fraud Charges
08/31/06:
Three More Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
08/30/06:
Two FEMA Employees Sentenced to Prison Following Bribery Convictions (pdf)
08/25/06:
Guilty Plea in Baton Rouge to Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
08/24/06:
Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
08/24/06:
Four Individuals Indicted for $700,000 Debris Removal Fraud (pdf)
08/23/06:
Two More Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
08/17/06:
Two More Sentenced in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
08/11/06:
Another Charged in Baton Rouge in Federal FEMA Fraud Case
08/07/06:
Texarkana Hotel Manager Guilty of Hurricane Related Fraud
08/03/06:
Statement From Special Agent in Charge James Bernazzani, New Orleans Division
08/03/06:
Two More Sentenced in Baton Rouge on FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
07/27/06:
Alabama Resident Indicted for FEMA Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
07/21/06:
Three More Indicted in Louisiana for Katrina Fraud
07/18/06:
FEMA Fraud Fugitive Arrested in Alabama
07/17/06:
Two Texans Charged With Operating Fraudulent Web Site to Accept Donations for Hurricane Katrina Relief
07/17/06:
Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Extortion Related to Hurricane Disaster Relief Program (pdf)
07/14/06:
OIG and FBI Seeking Fugitive in FEMA Fraud Investigation
07/11/06:
Arkansas Grand Jury Indicts Two Women on Katrina Fraud Charges
07/03/06:
Two California Residents Sentenced for Katrina Fraud
06/28/06:
Two Men Sentenced in Mississippi to Prison for Bribery Related to Katrina
06/12/06:
Louisiana Man Charged with Making False Katrina Aid Claim
06/09/06:
Louisiana Man Arrested For FEMA Hotel Assistance Fraud
06/08/06:
Louisiana Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud (pdf)
06/07/06:
Mississippi Official Arrested for Defrauding FEMA and Witness Tampering
06/01/06:
East Texan Sentenced for Hurricane Related Fraud
05/31/06:
Hotel Manager Arraigned on Hurricane Related Fraud Charges (pdf)
05/25/06:
Louisiana Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud
05/25/06:
Four More Indicted in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
05/25/06:
Three More Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge to Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
05/22/06:
St. Louis Area Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud Charges (pdf)
05/17/06:
Two More Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge to Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
05/11/06:
Three Indicted in Louisiana on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
05/08/06:
Florida Man Sentenced for Hurricane Katrina Internet Scam
05/04/06:
Louisiana Man Arrested for Fraudulently Obtaining Disaster Unemployment Debit Cards
05/04/06:
Texas Hotel Manager Indicted For Hurricane-Related Fraud
04/26/06:
Louisiana Woman Sentenced for FEMA Fraud
04/07/06:
Eight Portland Residents Plead Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud (pdf)
04/05/06:
FEMA Officials Plead Guilty in New Orleans to Charges of Federal Public Bribery
04/03/06:
Two More Indicted in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
03/21/06:
Defendants in Mississippi Plead Guilty to Bribery Related to Hurricane Katrina
03/17/06: Eight Additional CA Residents Charged With Hurricane Katrina Fraud (pdf)
03/15/06:
Two Georgians Plead Guilty to Stealing Hurricane Katrina Funds
03/07/06:
Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Sentenced For Making Telephone Bomb Threat to Red Cross Response Center (pdf)
03/02/06:
Two St. Louis Area Women Indicted On Katrina Fraud Charges
03/02/06:
Seven More Indicted in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
02/16/06:
Eight More Indicted in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
02/15/06:
LA Man Found Guilty in FEMA Fraud Trial (pdf)
02/07/06:
Waco Man Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud (pdf)
02/02/06:
FEMA Officials Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in New Orleans
02/02/06:
Four Additional California Residents Charged with Katrina Fraud (pdf)
01/30/06:
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Katrina Internet Scam
01/27/06:
Three Portland Residents Charged with FEMA Fraud
01/27/06:
FEMA Officials Arrested in New Orleans on Federal Public Bribery Charges
01/26/06: Six Portland Residents Charged with FEMA Fraud (pdf)
12/20/05:
Baton Rouge Resident Charged with FEMA Fraud (pdf)
12/19/05:
Mississippian Indicted for FEMA Fraud (pdf)
12/16/05:
Three Baton Rouge Residents Indicted for FEMA Fraud (pdf)
12/16/05:
Louisiana Parish Councilman Indicted for Corruption (pdf)
12/13/05:
Five Katrina Fraud Indictments, Two Guilty Pleas Announced in Atlanta (pdf)
12/06/05:
Bribery Charges Filed for Katrina Debris Removal (pdf)
12/02/05:
California Man Arrested in Connection with Hurricane Katrina Fraud
11/30/05:
Baton Rouge Man Pleads Guilty To Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
11/30/05:
Four Alabama Residents Charged With Defrauding FEMA
11/09/05: Four Indicted for FEMA Fraud in the Eastern District of Louisiana (pdf)
11/03/05:
Three Georgia Residents Indicted in Katrina Relief Scam (pdf)
10/27/05:
Two Louisiana Prison Inmates Indicted On FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
10/27/05:
Fifteen Additional California Residents Charged With Fraud in Connection With Funds Intended for Victims of Hurricane Katrina (pdf)
10/21/05:
Atlanta Woman Charged With Filing False Claims for FEMA Hurricane Victims Funds (pdf)
10/20/05:
Mississippi Evacuee Pleads Guilty to Making Telephone Bomb Threat to Red Cross Response Center
10/20/05:
Six Charged in Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges
10/14/05:
Fifteen California Residents Charged With Fraud in Connection With Funds Intended for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
10/14/05:
Portland Man Charged With Fraudulent Receipt of FEMA Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Funds
10/13/05:
New Mexico Attorney General and FBI Make Arrest in Hurricane Katrina Scam
10/12/05:
Two Texas Residents Arrested and Charged for Defrauding FEMA During Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts (pdf)
10/05/05:
Nine California Residents Charged With Fraud in Connection With Funds Intended For Victims Of Hurricane Katrina (pdf)
10/04/05:
Two Arrested In Baton Rouge on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges (pdf)
10/04/05:
East Texan Indicted For Hurricane Relief Fraud (pdf)
10/03/05:
Florida Man Charged With Hurricane Katrina Internet Scam Related Story
09/26/05:
Mississippi Man Charged With Making Bomb Threats Against Red Cross, FEMA, and Keesler Air Force Base Facilities
09/21/05:
Atlanta Woman Charged With Filing a False Claim for FEMA Hurricane Victims Funds
09/17/05:
Two Charged With Impersonating Red Cross Officials To "Collect" Donations For Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

8 comments:

Bubba said...

It is only a swamp if it is someone else's property. If it is your property it is Welands. We all lmow that they will do anything to preserve the wetlands.....

RightsideVA said...

Why are we rebuilding most of the low lying areas of New Orleans? We are going to end up rebuilding these homes probably alot nicer then they originally were, only to be flodded again. Rebuild but do it on higher ground. Leave the industry in the ports and the business buildings that were built to withstand floods like this. The oil industry and likes were back in business in no time once the power was restored. Keep the ports and the industrial areas there for they are established. Move the houses to higher ground and leave the "Swamp"...

Anonymous said...

That, is certainly the "Super Bowl" of posts....nice work-the big boys could learn a thing or two from "rightside"

Steve Harkonnen said...

That's a "chocolate city" you'll never see ME in.....I've heard New Orleans smells bad even before the flood, so what's there that could possibly attract me? Getting drunk? I think not.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Why are we rebuilding most of the low lying areas of New Orleans? We are going to end up rebuilding these homes probably alot nicer then they originally were, only to be flodded again.

....and watch, it'll still be Bush's fault. New Orleans is an accident waiting to happen.

Hard to the Right said...

Johnny Edwards now says that he will provide health insurance for all when he is President. He also says he will raise taxes to pay for it. What he fails to say is who will he raise taxes on...

Everybody?
Or just those who need to start paying their share fair???

In his mind...

Bubba said...

New Orleans is now the murder capital of the US, from what I heard on the radio this morning. What a place to spend all the money we are spending.........

RightsideVA said...

But yet they will not call on the leaders of New Orleans (Nagin, Louisiana Governor (Blanco). and Senator (Landy) as to why NO is this way. Sounds like they need an ex-mayor from New York City to go down there and clean up that "Swamp"...

I have no problem with helping the people of N.O. but yet when we see the fraud of these people it is evident why these people would\could not take care of themselves...

I thought "Progressives" were for the little guy that needed help?