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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned residents that the state “could see flooding worse than Hurricane Katrina,” as Gustav approached the Gulf Coast.
The announcement turned informal advice to flee from Gustav into an official order to get out.
Nagin said Saturday that the evacuation becomes mandatory at 8 a.m. Sunday on the city’s vulnerable west bank. It becomes mandatory on the east bank at noon.
“This is the real deal, not a test,” Nagin said as he issued the order, warning residents that staying would be “one of the biggest mistakes of your life.” He emphasized that the city will not offer emergency services to anyone who chooses to stay behind.
The announcement comes as officials continued to evacuate the elderly, disabled, poor and others without means ahead of Gustav’s march toward the Gulf Coast.
“[This is] as bad as it gets,” the Republican governor said, quoting the National Weather Service.
An estimated 1 million residents fled the Gulf Coast Saturday, ahead of any official evacuation order, according to the Associated Press, but after the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and part of Texas.
I do pray for the safety and well being of those in any of the affected areas. Perhaps it’ll disipate, or change direction?
My question for the “chocolate city mayor”, why the hell didn’t you do this when you had so much warning before Katrina hit?
Update: Just heard on the local news (Memphis) tomorrow I-55 and I-59 will be totally – all lanes -one way….north! They interviewed one gentleman, who just broke my heart. He just moved back into his home a couple of weeks ago, and now he may lose it again.
…..the Democrats need to lose in November!
They would rather see people die, an area of this country destroyed, than ever lose a freakin’ election. They disgust me!
Remember, YOUR tax dollars pay this garbage’s salary!
H/T: Bill Hobbs
Iran’s decision to step up its nuclear programme was a bid to exploit the current tensions between the US and Russia, a leading Middle East expert said on Friday.
Sami Al-Faraj, director of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies, expressed concern in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI), after an announcement by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ali-Reza Sheikh Attar.
“Iran is certainly taking advantage of the crisis in relations between Moscow and Washington in order to develop its nuclear technology,” he told AKI.
For some reason, this seems bassakwards. Iran starts with the nuclear stuff, Russia is helping them, and THEN tensions start to escalate. Amhadinnerjacket threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Things get more tense. “Jacket” continues to threaten, not just Israel, but the “great satan”, aka USA, and the UN decides sanctions are needed. Right. Right?
Ali-Reza Sheikh Attar said Friday that Iran has nearly 4,000 working centrifuges at its nuclear facility at Natanz and another 3,000 were being installed.
Oh, and Jacket can’t count either, but this doesn’t surprise me. He’s not the brightest bulb in the box.
“Russia has sought the political support of countries in the organisation, among them China, but received a cool response. Iran could work to convince countries that are members of the SCO, like Kazakhstan and Kirghizistan, to support the Russian position in Georgia.
“In exchange, Tehran would have strong political support for its nuclear programme.”
The last thing the world needs right now is Iran and Russia playing footsie. Hopefully, China has more sense than to join this merry band of thieves.
At the same time however, he warned that a possible intensification of Iran’s nuclear programme could become “a big problem for the international community” because it comes at a time of great tension in the Middle East.
Gee, ya think? Creating and adding to that tension would be…..drum roll please…….IRAN!
Referring to the UN Security Council’s anti-Iran resolutions, Attar said that the sanctions were futile and ineffective.
“Had westerners become certain that the resolutions would bring us down to our knees, they would have definitely intensified them (the sanctions),” he said.
Truer words were never spoken. The Useless Numnuts can come up with all the ‘sanctions’ in the world, and such countries are going thumb their noses. They just don’t care!
Mr Dry Bones sure got it right:
Cross posted at Reject the UN
Judging from some of the left type sites I’ve seen today, Govenor Sarah Palin scares the bejabbers outta them.
Just what is it about this woman that scares them so much?
Barack Who? – Who Cares…. Sarah Palin! – Badger Blogger
Readiness; A Civics Lesson for Liberals – Shots Across The Bow
Ramadi officially welcomes Municipal Building – Fearless 1st Marines
Another journalist victimized by Bredesen’s Watergate – Bredesen’s Watergate
Another Marine Acquittal. – American and Proud
ABC reporter Asa Eslocker is arrested – Southern Sass on Crime
Another Thought on Palin and the Issue of Experience Relative to Obama – Patterico’s Pontifications
COEXIST! – Hasenpfeffer Incorporated
The Real History Made Yesterday – The Hill Chronicles
A tale of two Obama campaigns – Fairly Conservative
From the Mouths of SEALS – Write from the Right
Duly Noted: Better to Be the “Plucker” than the “Pluckee.” – The Brussels Journal
Those Dems . . . – WisdomIsVindicated
Bill Ayers: What you need to know! – Isn’t It Rich
Friday Afternoon Roundup -Sarah Palin, Georgia and Hizbullah – Sultan Knish
Quote of the Day – The Smallest Minority
And Your Point is Exactly? – No Runny Eggs
Absolutely Brilliant…………… – ChristmasGhost
Obama: Let’s hope lessons of Katrina were learned – Texas Fred’s
Thinking About Having an Abortion? – Dakota Voice
Barack Obama is Intellectually Indefensible – Three Conservatives
SATURDAY HOT READ: WHY THE LEFT FEARS PALIN – Charlies Sykes
Southern Solutions – thoughts on the presidental campaign – Blue collar Republican
Yes!!! – Kay Brooks
Are You Ready For Ronstock ’08? - Jammie Wearing Fool
Exit – Stage Left: California’s Proposed Departure Tax – Political Pistachio
Napalm in the Morning: What the South Got Right – Autorotate’s Flying Circus
The Mayor of a Town of 9,000 Sucks the Oxygen Outta the Room – Right Voices
Sarah Palin – Pete Republic
“Thought Criminals” Punished in Denver – Malignant Liberal Idiocy
The Well Is Deep – BigDadGib
Everytime I read a criticism of Sarah Palin’s level of experience… – From Where I sit
Illegal Alien or Undocumented Immigrants? – Freedom Folks
Pictoral Blast from the Past: Income tax Protests – Taxing Tennessee
Good Morning Blog World – Charming, Just Charming
Palin’s “Troopergate” non-scandal – This Ain’t Hell
Girl Politics – Newscoma
Requiem for Logan – The O Word
Comments on Palin – Rustmeister’s Alehouse
Pelosi’s Energy Event Gets Crashed, Then She Hops in an SUV – Real Debate Wisconsin
Conventions – The Roundtable
The Real Ticket for Hope and Change! – Freedom’s Cost
The House That George Built… – Ick’s Corner
Red State Update Likes Sarah Palin – Wigderson Library & Pub
Swiped from Right Voices
Most thinking people have noticed a HUGE difference in the way news is covered in recent years. One particular ‘alphabet’, NBC, and it’s cable channel, MSNBC, have been at the top of the heap of steaming male bovine excrement. Actually, the only thing we watch on NBC is Jay Leno. Since he’ll be replaced with the very not funny Conan O’Brien, I guess we’ll just have to remove it from our “faves list”.
I’ll admit, sometimes Bill O’Reilly irritates me, but this time, he’s pretty much nailed it!
With much of the nation sampling TV coverage of the Democratic Convention, things are getting a bit dicey for NBC News. For months that organization has tilted heavily toward promoting Barack Obama for president, thereby violating traditional journalistic tenets.
According to a recent study by the Media Research Center, “NBC Nightly News” has the most lopsided pro-Obama coverage among national TV news operations. The MRC found that pro-Obama reports outnumber anti-Obama reports by 10 to one on “NBC Nightly News” — an amazing statistic.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how NBC News might look sometime soon.
Presidents at Nashville area universities have shown a lack of interest in, and in some cases contempt for, a national initiative by college presidents asking Congress to reconsider the legal drinking age.
“Surely we have some things we could be doing that are more important to higher education and our students than this discussion,” said Belmont University President Bob Fisher. “I couldn’t be more miffed at what they’re thinking.”
I’m of the matter, it doesn’t matter what the drinking age is, there will be kids who are just plain stupid! You know the kind, wanting so bad to get into a fraternity, or sorority, they’ll do just about anything. And that includes drinking themselves to death. Just cuz they are college kids does NOT make them smart. Intelligent, maybe. But not smart.
The Herald newspaper reports Saturday that the ruling ZANU-PF has dismissed the suggestion that the Cabinet be co-chaired by Mr. Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as “stunning ignorance on how government works.”
The harsh words come just a day after power-sharing talks between Zimbabwe’s ruling party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change resumed in South Africa.
I don’t know who thought this idea would work. You’ve got this guy who is obviously NOT going to give one inch when it comes to his control, so what on earth made anyone think he’d ‘share’? The opposition might as well take it’s toys and go home.
“As fellow Catholics and legislators, we wish you would have made a more honest effort to lay out the authentic position of the Church on this core moral issue before attempting to address it with authority,” said the letter, delivered to the speaker on Tuesday.
“Your subsequent remarks mangle Catholic Church doctrine regarding the inherent sanctity and dignity of human life; therefore, we are compelled to refute your error,” it added.
Mrs. Pelosi had said the Catholic Church has been divided over abortion and only in the past 50 years has taught that life begins at conception. The remarks were quickly condemned by the bishops of New York, Washington, Denver and Pittsburgh as well as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This woman isn’t qualified to be speaker of anything, much less the House of Representatives! Her arrogance in speaking for the Catholic church, and their doctrine on baby murder just points out how out of touch that woman really is!
Russian troops deep inside Georgian territory are stopping thousands of refugees from returning to their homes, a Georgian official said on Saturday.
Russian troops were still manning checkpoints in Georgia and patrolling a Black Sea port even after Moscow pulled back much of the force it deployed to crush Georgia’s attempt to take back two separatist provinces.
Uh….weren’t they suppose to be gone……last week? And where is NATO in all this? How ’bout the UN? Isn’t protecting sovereignty suppose to be one of they jobs?
Cars packed with clothes, boxes and pet carriers drove north among heavy traffic on Interstate 55, a major route out of the city. Gas stations around the city hummed. And nursing homes and hospitals began sending patients farther inland.
“I’m getting out of here. I can’t take another hurricane,” said Ramona Summers, 59, whose house flooded during Katrina. She hurried to help friends gather their belongings. Her car was already packed for Gonzales, nearly 60 miles away to the west of New Orleans.
Experience is a hard teacher! I’m really glad folks are getting out, just in case. Maybe it won’t hit? Praying hard for their safety. One note: If Gustav does hit NOLA, and destroys it, can we just leave it be this time? Use the money that would be poured into that black hole to help families relocate and start over? PLEASE?
Further delays in the provincial vote, initially scheduled for October 1, are certain to frustrate Washington, which sees these elections as central to its efforts to help reconcile Iraq’s rival factions and strengthen its fledgling democracy.
The law has been held up by an impasse over how to treat the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, which minority Kurds regard as part of their traditional homeland.
The city’s Turkmen and Arabs, many of whom moved to Kirkuk as part of Saddam Hussein’s policy to “Arabize” the city, reject the Kurds’ ambition to make it part of their autonomous northern region.
Simple solution: Saddam Hussein moved ‘em in? Move them back where they came from. Problem solved. Yer welcome.
In notes, it says the “Queensland Health Data Dictionary defines an ‘available bed’ as a bed which is immediately available to be used by an admitted patient if required and an ‘available bed alternative’ as an item of furniture, for example, trolley and cot, non-recognised beds occupied or not, which is immediately available for use by admitted patients”.
Further documents revealed that “available bed alternatives” included a “number of items of furniture (eg trolleys, chairs, cots, non-recognised beds, etc)”.
Further proof that governments should NOT be in the health care business!
“Any aggression against Iran will start a world war,” the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted the top Iranian official as saying. “The unrestrained greed of the US leadership and global Zionism… is leading the world to the edge of a precipice.”
“It is evident that if such a challenge occurs, the fake and artificial regimes will be eliminated before anything,” he said.
What I find odd is that it’s been Iran talking about attacking Israel, ‘wiping it off the map’, yet now, after so long of their threats, they are acting like the innocent bystander. And too many are buying into that crap. Iran has been throwing the sticks at the pitbull, daring them to bite. I think Israel has shown great restraint!
The Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has identified 10 shelters in the city that will be manned and run by the Red Cross. The shelters are for evacuees without transportation.
New Orleans officials estimated that 30,000 people will need evacuation assistance because they do not have access to a vehicle, cannot afford to evacuate or have special medical needs.
The first shelter, which is tentatively set to be at the Hickory Hill Community Center, will open today as evacuees arrive by train, while the other shelters will open in succession as needed. The shelter locations will be released upon opening.
If you need assistance, contact the Red Cross! Memphis seems to be on high alert, and quite ready and willing to help out. Hmm….. I wonder if we’ll be getting any folks this far east.
Her cellmate told the court that Arnold had confessed to putting the baby in the microwave.
She said Arnold told her she turned it on because she was worried her boyfriend would leave her if he found out the child was not his.
Prosecutors said the baby’s DNA was found inside the microwave in Arnold’s apartment.
Arnold’s defence team had claimed an eight-year-old boy was responsible for the death.
Words fail. A boyfriend is more important that the life of a child? Putting her sorry ass in a microwave, and cooking her, would be a just and fitting punishment. And then to blame a little boy?
2 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.