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Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

August 31st, 2008 . by TexasFred

Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – If the floodwaters rise and trap him in his home by the Mississippi River levee, carpenter Juan LeBoeuf plans to bust out through the roof with a knife.

Bar owner Joann Guidos has a cache of guns to protect her place from looters who roam a city emptied by evacuations ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Window cleaner Julio Iglesia, who plans to stay in his rented home a block from the mighty Mississippi, is putting his faith in God.

They have been through the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, losing houses and health in the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Yet they refuse to move under an evacuation order less than 24 hours before another dangerous hurricane is expected to make landfall down the watery coast.

“Katrina was here, but God won’t let that happen again,” said Iglesia.

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Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

I am NOT going to denigrate that guys belief or faith in God, but God gave man common sense, well, He gave it to some, apparently this guy didn’t get his share.

I am in constant touch with my Son, he’s at the Airport in Kenner with his National Guard contingent. They are staged and in place, ready to make a rapid response to the worst hit areas.

I’m feeding weather info to the troops via text email to their cell phones, they are not getting ANY real weather reports. The command is, but the troops are getting screwed, as per usual, troops are merely mushrooms on the info chain, kept in the dark and fed bullshit. Well, now they have a credible and reliable source for real info, hourly updates and reports from the National Hurricane Center and NOAA.

I’m retired, I’m old compared to these guys, I can’t go fight the wars and do the deeds anymore, but I can damn sure do a supportive mission with Intel. That is, after all, what I did best for many years.

Any real news that I get directly from NOLA will be posted, and it won’t be any of the BS like we saw from the Dem/Libbers and their Democrats Laughing About Hurricane Gustav Timing.

New Orleans has done 1,000 times more to prepare for Gustav than it did for Katrina, I don’t know if Nagin is that motivated or if Jindal built a fire under him. And honestly, I don’t care what the reasons are, the preparation for Gustav has been nothing less than astounding work, done by all the folks involved.

Sometimes a nation has to go through a trial by fire before they can really shine in a disaster. Maybe Katrina was our trial by fire!

It’s all in the hands of God now. Prayers and good thoughts are flowing from our household, I hope they are from yours as well. God Speed to ALL on the Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast, America is going to be there for you!


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Ron Paul followers gathering for own convention

August 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Ron Paul followers gathering for own convention

WASHINGTON – There’s no room at the Xcel Energy Center for maverick Ron Paul, so his acolytes have packed their cars, hitched rides on “Ronvoys” and will pitch tents at Ronstock ’08 in defiance of next week’s GOP convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Almost 9,800 tickets had been sold for the Rally for the Republic, being held in Minneapolis, which seeks to bring together activists who are anti-war, anti-government regulation, anti-immigration, anti-taxes, anti-Federal Reserve, anti-outsourcing, pro-individual liberty, pro-civil liberties and pro-Paul.

The Ronvoys – fleets of buses and vans carrying Paul’s loyalists – were to begin arriving Saturday. A few rally-goers planned to walk from Green Bay, Wis., and join up with Paul for the final miles of their Walk4Freedom. Other attendees are driving, carpooling or flying in for the convention alternative.

Paul, a Texas congressman who failed in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, considers the rally a celebration of traditional Republican values of limited government – and a poke in the eye of the GOP. They don’t plan to crash the Republican party, but to show they and their Campaign for Liberty are not going away.

“No matter how much our message is ignored or ridiculed, as was done in the campaign, no matter how much they did to us, it only energized our grass roots,” Paul said.

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Always the persistent little critter, the Paulinistas continue their effort the avoid extinction..


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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

August 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred


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