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Why is the Louisiana flooding being ignored this time around?

August 17, 2016

 We all remember the pummeling the Bush regime received by the Democrats and the mainstream media over Hurricane Katrina in 2005 for the President’s alleged lack of action. He was absent we were told, he did not care about black people we were told, and it went on and on for weeks. It was relentless…

  Today portions of Louisiana are just as affected by flooding as was New Orleans back in 2005, here is more:

Five days into this disaster, adrenaline is giving way to exhaustion and — for many of those who left their homes amid rising water — a constant, churning anxiety about the future.

Thousands are still holed up in shelters or at friends’ houses on high ground, relying on Facebook videos and word-of-mouth for an answer to the question on everyone’s tongues: How bad is the damage?

“We still don’t know the state of our house,” said Justin Sylvest, 21, who lives with his girlfriend and their 11-month-old in Denham Springs, a town east of Baton Rouge that was among the hardest hit.

The three of them had been staying since Sunday at an emergency shelter on the vast grounds of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, southeast of Baton Rouge. Sylvest said the shelter had provided everything his family needed, starting with formula for the baby and clean clothes.

But a shelter’s still a shelter, a gymnasium lined with cots with no personal space or guaranteed quiet — all the more difficult for a young father who isn’t sure whether his family has a place to live or a way to pay the bills. He said he hadn’t slept much.

“I don’t even know when I’ll be able to go to work,” Sylvest said, taking a drag on a cigarette. “It’s going to be a lot getting back to normal.”

After two feet of rain began falling Thursday night, water rose quickly in Baton Rouge and then migrated east and south, leaving a vast swath of damage. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). The death toll has risen to 13.

Roads remain flooded and closed, while schools, businesses and government offices have been shut down for days. The country has not seen a natural disaster this bad since 2012, when Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, according to the American Red Cross.

“The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy,”

  Yet this flooding is not receiving nearly the attention in the mainstream media as did the flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, or the attention Superstorm Sandy garnered for that matter, and it is receiving no attention whatsoever from the Democrats even as Barack Obama plays golf on Martha’s Vineyard. There are no cries about an absentee President in the midst of a crisis.

  Why is that?

  They say a picture is worth a thousand words so rather than expound on this further I give you a picture which I believe sums it all up:

Yep, that’s it! Media bias 101…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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  1. Bruce permalink
    August 17, 2016 8:48 pm

    Damn Steve you nailed it. (or took the words out of my mouth). The left said Bush was supposed to hand load all needed supplies, personally drive the truck to New Orleans, unload it, and drive the entire city to safety. Now, that POS Oblabla sits back, does nothing but sign a piece of paper, give less lip service to Lousiania than he did to Travon, and the Press gives him a complete pass. Where’s his bullshit photo opp? His fake sorrow?
    The only thing in the whole world worse than Trump is the entire left wing.

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    • August 18, 2016 5:35 am

      Exactly Bruce, I want to say I find it amazing the media isn’t covering this story but at this point it what I have come to expect. Where are the Republicans on this, why are they not hammering Obama?!

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      • Bruce permalink
        August 18, 2016 7:10 pm

        Nero, I mean Oblabla, fiddles, I mean golfs, while Rome, I mean Louisiana, burns, I mean floods.

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      • August 18, 2016 8:33 pm

        So true Bruce, imagine if this were Bush!

        Like

    • August 18, 2016 1:46 pm

      Now, Bruce, that’s not true…He played golf!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Bruce permalink
        August 18, 2016 2:25 pm

        You’re right, but he plays golf for everyone. How can Louisiana feel special if all they get is the standard golf game.

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      • August 18, 2016 2:33 pm

        LOL! Sooooo true! 😀

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  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    August 17, 2016 9:09 pm

    I’ll ask one more question.

    I’ve been given to understand that the population of New Orleans is, in the words of Mayor Ray Nagin, chocolate. Is it possible that the flooded areas are mostly white chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 18, 2016 5:36 am

      Hmmm, an interesting question! Barack Obama doesn’t like white people…

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  3. August 17, 2016 9:41 pm

    Redneck Cajun = Trump voter

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 18, 2016 5:36 am

      Good point.

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  4. August 17, 2016 9:43 pm

    Why? Wrong color. Now will be perfect for section 8 housing after the trailers get moved in.

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    • August 18, 2016 5:37 am

      You are probably right. This doesn’t play into the narrative either.

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  5. MaddMedic permalink
    August 17, 2016 11:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 18, 2016 5:38 am

      Thanks for the reblog.

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  6. August 18, 2016 12:10 am



    Showing man’s involvement. No narrative and a bit difficult to understand but he showing it’s not a natural storm. [‘The flashing red text 2min mark reads: Radar data are temporarily unavailable for this location.’ Signal being lost then regained.]

    Vid description: (Fri.) A storm over Louisiana is dumping historic amounts of rainfall according to the NWS. 17″ of rain has fallen in Livingston, LA. microwave transmitter is targeting this storm … by these terrorist weather controllers
    If geo weather engineering is going on THAT’s why the gov. and media aren’t showboating it. It’s being done deliberately for the ‘evil powers that be’ purposes. “Protection Racket Payments”

    Thanks for bringing this up Steve.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 18, 2016 5:39 am

      You are welcome. I don’t have time to watch the videos this morning but I will.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. August 18, 2016 8:16 am

    Part of the problem is purely bureaucratic. Believe it or not there is a separation of State and Federal response to these type of events. The State needs to make a request to the Feds to declare a state of emergency and FEMA is tasked with coordinating the response.

    Part of the problem with Katrina I believe was the Governor of Louisiana delayed in requesting a state of emergency which tied the Feds hands. The Gov was a Democratic. Katrina was also a multi state disaster and its affects were more dramatic.

    The media is clueless and useless. A bunch of writers who have no depth of knowledge of there subject mater.

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    • August 18, 2016 8:35 pm

      You are right CJ and in fact if I remember correctly Bush actually called and asked if they needed the Feds to be involved and they said no. Of course this was all lost in the narrative…

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