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#1 Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by Cincinnatus 18.08.2016 15:24

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Where, oh where, is Obama? This is disgraceful. Does he even care?

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The recent record-breaking rainfall in southern Louisiana has caused deadly flooding, having taken at least 11 lives and damaged an estimated 40,000 homes. While the Associated Press reports that the immediate safety of the communities is still top priority for rescue teams, the local, state and federal governments are also concerned about the impending housing consequences of the disaster.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/video/loui...ocid=spartanntp

#2 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by truthkeeper 18.08.2016 17:07

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Heckova job, Brownie!

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#3 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by katzenjammer 18.08.2016 17:32

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Quote: truthkeeper wrote in post #2
Heckova job, Brownie!

Oops...




#4 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by PzLdr 18.08.2016 18:15

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Put 'em up on a golf course. He's bound to see them sooner or later...

#5 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by Cincinnatus 18.08.2016 19:11

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Even the local paper is beginning to recognize a problem. Maybe this will spread.

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Our Views: Vacation or not, a hurting Louisiana needs you now, President Obama



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Now that the flood waters ravaging Louisiana are receding, it's time for President Barack Obama to visit the most anguished state in the union.

Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and well-connected.

Sometimes, presidential visits can get in the way of emergency response, doing more harm than good. But we don’t see that as a factor now that flood waters are subsiding, even if at an agonizing pace. It’s past time for the president to pay a personal visit, showing his solidarity with suffering Americans.

We’ve seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don’t deserve a sequel. In 2005, a fly-over by a vacationing President George W. Bush became a symbol of official neglect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The current president was among those making political hay out of Bush’s aloofness.

Like his predecessors, Obama has no doubt discovered that crises keep their own calendar, even when commanders-in-chief are trying to take some time off the clock. It’s an inconvenience of the presidency, but it’s what chief executives sign up for when they take the oath of office.

And if the president can interrupt his vacation for a swanky fundraiser for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, as he did on Monday, then surely he can make time to show up for a catastrophe that’s displaced thousands.



http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/o...93ff25161d.html

#6 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by algernonpj 18.08.2016 21:54

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DONALD TRUMP Heads to Louisiana Tomorrow – While Obama Vacations, Hillary Rests
Jim Hoft Aug 18th, 2016 7:49 pm

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/...-hillary-rests/

#7 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by Cincinnatus 18.08.2016 23:51

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DONALD TRUMP Heads to Louisiana Tomorrow – While Obama Vacations, Hillary Rests



Splendid idea. I hope he announces a major charitable gift to help flood victims, though I know he will accused of opportunism even as Obama and Hilliary do nothing.

#8 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by Cincinnatus 18.08.2016 23:56

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Here's your headline of the day:

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Louisiana flooding is worst disaster since Sandy, but people aren’t talking about it


USA TODAY

Gee, could it be "people aren’t talking about it" because the MSM is burying the story so as not to cause embarrassment and criticism for Obama over his lack of concern? They used Katrina as a battering ram against Bush; the LA flooding is a non-story.

#9 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by algernonpj 19.08.2016 12:48

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #7

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DONALD TRUMP Heads to Louisiana Tomorrow – While Obama Vacations, Hillary Rests


Splendid idea. I hope he announces a major charitable gift to help flood victims, though I know he will accused of opportunism even as Obama and Hilliary do nothing.


Yup.

#10 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by truthkeeper 19.08.2016 16:14

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Did you hear? The Boy King just announced he is going there on Tuesday.

Trump shamed him into it.

#11 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by katzenjammer 19.08.2016 16:18

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Too bad, I was hoping that he wouldn't go..... maybe he will say something really stupid....

#12 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by truthkeeper 19.08.2016 16:21

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Quote: katzenjammer wrote in post #11
Too bad, I was hoping that he wouldn't go..... maybe he will say something really stupid....


It didn't take long...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016...ood-victims-me/

#13 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by Rufus T Firefly 19.08.2016 16:42

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Quote: truthkeeper wrote in post #10
Did you hear? The Boy King just announced he is going there on Tuesday.

Trump shamed him into it.

Aw, I think you're being generous.

He's just going there to play golf. He heard there some especially challenging courses. Especially the water hazards . . .

(Any residents of LA - I meant no offense and I'm not making light of your very serious situation. With our country on the brink of destruction with this completely unqualified individual in charge (and he'd win a 3rd term if he could run), just look at my feeble joke as "gallows humor.")

#14 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by algernonpj 19.08.2016 17:11

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Quote: katzenjammer wrote in post #11
Too bad, I was hoping that he wouldn't go..... maybe he will say something really stupid....


Pending his visit in person:

Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate
By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Friday, August 19, 2016

President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he’s watching to make sure they don’t engage in racial discrimination.

In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).”

The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access recovery efforts.”

Needless to say, some Louisiana residents were offended, including the American Conservative’s Rod Dreher, who took umbrage at receiving an anti-discrimination lecture from Washington, D.C., as locals struggle to rescue, house and feed their neighbors.

“[E]verywhere you look you can find black folks and white folks loving on each other, helping each other through this crisis,” Mr. Dreher said in a Thursday post.

He referred to the guidance as a “long bureaucratic memo” issued by the “Department of Justice and many other agencies of the executive branch overseen by He Who Cannot Be Troubled to Leave Martha’s Vineyard.”

Mr. Obama has come under fire for sticking to his two-week golf vacation on Martha’s Vineyard instead of taking time to survey the flooding in the Baton Rouge area, which has left 13 dead.

The administration guidance cited instances of discrimination in Gulf Coast states after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005, such as “numerous media reports [that] showed images of African Americans stranded on roofs in New Orleans.”

“These images exposed significant inequalities in access to emergency response and recovery efforts,” said the guidance.

The memo also cited an ad aimed at evacuees saying that the renter preferred “two white females.”

Mr. Dreher said such discrimination is wrong and Louisianans need to “own our mistakes,” but that residents knee-deep in rescue efforts don’t appreciate being painted with the administration’s broad brush.

He quoted an email from a local named Jimmy who said, “Not many things get me seething, but this does,” calling Obama administration officials “dividers instead of uniters.”

“Look no further than this ‘guidance’ press release telling us in the middle of it to be sure not to be racist, y’all,” said the email. “Meanwhile, our President enjoys golfing and Martha’s Vineyard and sunny skies. No visits, not even that reviled [George W.] Bush flyover. Just politically motivated, radically laced memos.”

More than 40,000 homes were damaged during the flooding, sparked by thunderstorms and a low-pressure system that began Aug. 5, which the Red Cross has described as the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Copyright © 2016 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.


The Memo:
https://www.justice.gov/crt/file/885401/download

#15 RE: Louisiana Flooding Victims In Dire Need Of Housing by algernonpj 19.08.2016 19:47

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Donald Trump, Mike Pence Visit With Franklin Graham and Samaritans Purse Flood Relief In Louisiana…
Posted on August 19, 2016 by sundance

Candidate Donald Trump arrived in Louisiana Friday and was met by crowds yelling “thank you Mr. Trump“, and “we knew you would not forget us Mr. Trump“.

It brings a great deal of joy to the hearts of many to see presidential candidate Donald Trump and VP candidate Mike Pence team up with Franklin Graham and the awesome people of Samaritans Purse. (videos below)

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https://theconservativetreehouse.com/201...f-in-louisiana/



Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016...floods-supplies

Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: ‘This is his stomping grounds’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016...floods-supplies


Meanwhile Dear Leader sends a memo about racial discrimination and putts around, [or is it putzes around]

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