You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #24: I Kept Asking...Where Were The Busses Gonna Go? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 09:24 AM
Response to Reply #16
24. I Kept Asking...Where Were The Busses Gonna Go?
Hindsight is always 20/20. No pass on Nagin on this end...plenty of fault to cast on him, but the busses are a Repugnican CYA point...something they came up while people were still drowning in the city.

Let's say they had everyone ready to go on busses...nearly 100,000 people...while a Hurricane isn't just bearing down on NOLA but on the entire Gulf Coast...where were these people gonna go? Baton Rouge? Jackson? Mobile? Even Houston wasn't so welcoming in those hours before the storm was about to hit...and then surely those busses would have been caught out on open roads in mid-storm.

Unfortunately the city's evaucation plans were poorly executed...considering there had been plenty of warnings of what a Cat 3 or 4 storm (and remember they were talking Cat 5 at the time) would do to the city. I seriously doubt too many southern cities with their own storm concerns would be so welcoming of a bus or 50 of poor blacks from NOLA.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -So Ray Nagin was supported by the Republicans Blue_Roses  May-27-06 02:31 AM   #0 
  - Nagin IS a Republican  Syrinx   May-27-06 02:34 AM   #1 
  - Dat's cuz dey ain't from New Orleans  Swamp Rat   May-27-06 02:38 AM   #2 
  - makes sense...  Blue_Roses   May-27-06 02:41 AM   #3 
     - I liked him too, at first  Syrinx   May-27-06 02:49 AM   #5 
  - he made Landrieu out to be some far left big govt liberal tax spending  JI7   May-27-06 02:43 AM   #4 
  - "far left big govt liberal tax spender"  Syrinx   May-27-06 02:57 AM   #6 
     - I honestly don't think it's a right or left thing with him  Blue_Roses   May-27-06 03:02 AM   #7 
        - that's just Republicans for ya  Syrinx   May-27-06 03:19 AM   #9 
  - Not when he needed them  ForrestGump   May-27-06 03:06 AM   #8 
  - This recent column from the N.O. Times-Picayune may explain Nagin's appeal  Vodid   May-27-06 03:56 AM   #10 
  - You live there.  acmejack   May-27-06 06:47 AM   #14 
     - Fuck that! We ain't enjoying jack shit!  Swamp Rat   May-27-06 07:38 AM   #19 
     - I was directing the response to the Nagin supporter  acmejack   May-27-06 04:48 PM   #25 
     - That's a shitty thing to say, to the very people who are still...  Maddy McCall   May-27-06 07:42 AM   #20 
  - Ray Nagin deserves *some* blame for those dead victims, IMHO.  Selatius   May-27-06 04:21 AM   #11 
  - The bus issue  jbnow   May-27-06 07:09 AM   #16 
     - DiNO  UTUSN   May-27-06 09:11 AM   #23 
     - I Kept Asking...Where Were The Busses Gonna Go?  KharmaTrain   May-27-06 09:24 AM   #24 
  - He is a Republican.  Maddy McCall   May-27-06 04:48 AM   #12 
  - yup.  xchrom   May-27-06 06:01 AM   #13 
  - He's a Republican?  Sgent   May-27-06 06:52 AM   #15 
  - La. is to blue so we all knew what is going to happen  izzie   May-27-06 07:27 AM   #17 
  - There is a concerted effort among republicans to insert themselves  rucky   May-27-06 07:36 AM   #18 
  - Nagin supported Bush in 2000, republicans returned the favor. nt  skipos   May-27-06 08:26 AM   #21 
  - Re-electing Nagin repudiates GOP's "blame state and local" message  IanDB1   May-27-06 09:08 AM   #22 
  - Nagin will say or do whatever it takes to get what Nagin wants,  Skelington   May-27-06 05:20 PM   #26 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC