#1 I wish President Obama had been in office during Katrina...............
10-30-2012, 01:56 PM
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1springhill (17 posts)
I wish President Obama had been in office during Katrina...............
Would have been a much different story.
equalrights4all (26 posts)
1. I know
He doesn't hate black people like Bush doesJustABozoOnThisBus (9,070 posts)
5. Not me ...
if he was in office then, he wouldn't be running now. Maybe if Gore was in office during Katrina .....barnabas63 (593 posts)
6. That was the worst time to be an American..
..seeing our fellow citizens suffer with no help. So sad.Brainstormy (75 posts)
Jimmy Carter created it. Reagan misused it. Bush decimated it. Obama restored it.
Who needs it? The USA!HopeHoops (44,948 posts)
8. I agree. Unfortunately we had a drunken moron running things at the time.
10-30-2012, 02:59 PM
He would have made it worse. It wasn't an election year.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.C. S. Lewis
10-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Prior to katrina the Posse Comitatus Act did not cover State national Guards or the Coast Guards. It only covered the Army and Air Force. If States wanted federal assistance in a state of emergency they had to formally request it.
In 2006, the Congress modified the Insurrection Act as part of the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill (repealed as of 2008).
On September 26, 2006, President Bush urged Congress to consider revising federal laws so that U.S. armed forces could restore public order and enforce laws in the aftermath of a natural disaster, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition.
These changes were included in the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122), which was signed into law on October 17, 2006.
Section 1076 is titled "Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies." It provided that:
The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
10-30-2012, 04:16 PM
Why? Was the four day advance notice to evacuate that Bush gave them not enough? Would 0bama have given them five days?Be Not Afraid.
10-30-2012, 07:12 PM
Aobama's ass is an a sling over his "handling" of the Lybia matter... \\Of course he has to "appear" to care...
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
10-30-2012, 07:50 PM
If Obama was in charge during Katrina, it would only have been a Cat 1 storm, the levees would have held and the city of Nawlins would not be under sea level...because he's just THAT awesome.
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