Monthly Archives: August 2006

Andre: Still Alive!

Agassi still alive in the US Open in his last tournament. Sweet!

From the AP: Andre Agassi, 36 years old and burdened by a bad back, held up better than the kid across the net in a thriller that will be talked about for years.Buoyed by a cortisone injection, along with a raucous, sellout crowd that boosted his spirits when things suddenly looked bleak as could be, Agassi extended his career for at least one more match by beating eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5 at the U.S. Open.
Baghdatis was a finalist a recent ‘slam.

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PLAME OUT! PART DEUX: BUSH HATER ARMITAGE ADMITS ROLE IN LEAK. MSM: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Vanna, let’s go to the toteboard:
No scandal. No undercover assignment. No outing. No conspiracy in the Bush White House. Scooter Libby under indictment for failing to remember meetings he had with reporters who a) didn’t report the Plame “outing,” b)reported in passing that Plame had a hand in sending her husband to Niger through her CIA ties, c) THE MSM STILL HAS YET TO REPORT HOW/WHY HER HUSBAND, JOE WILSON, SCREWED UP IN FAILING TO REPORT/SEE THE YELLOWCAKE CONNECTIONS THERE WERE (I’ve already posted info about the 1999 meeting).
Isn’t it interesting how the NYT glosses over the “scandal” in this piece? Why? Because there IS none. There’s a scandal for ya! It just won’t be reported in the pages of their papers or the 22 minutes of airtime on their “news” casts.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 — Richard L. Armitage, a former deputy secretary of state, has acknowledged that he was the person whose conversation with a columnist in 2003 prompted a long, politically laden criminal investigation in what became known as the C.I.A. leak case, a lawyer involved in the case said on Tuesday.

The identification of Mr. Armitage as the original leaker to Mr. Novak ends what has been a tantalizing mystery. In recent months, however, Mr. Armitage’s role had become clear to many, and it was recently reported by Newsweek magazine and The Washington Post.

In the accounts by the lawyer and associates, Mr. Armitage disclosed casually to Mr. Novak that Ms. Wilson worked for the C.I.A. at the end of an interview in his State Department office. Mr. Armitage knew that, the accounts continue, because he had seen a written memorandum by Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman.

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PLAME OUT! PART DEUX: BUSH HATER ARMITAGE ADMITS ROLE IN LEAK. MSM: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Vanna, let’s go to the toteboard:
No scandal. No undercover assignment. No outing. No conspiracy in the Bush White House. Scooter Libby under indictment for failing to remember meetings he had with reporters who a) didn’t report the Plame “outing,” b)reported in passing that Plame had a hand in sending her husband to Niger through her CIA ties, c) THE MSM STILL HAS YET TO REPORT HOW/WHY HER HUSBAND, JOE WILSON, SCREWED UP IN FAILING TO REPORT/SEE THE YELLOWCAKE CONNECTIONS THERE WERE (I’ve already posted info about the 1999 meeting).
Isn’t it interesting how the NYT glosses over the “scandal” in this piece? Why? Because there IS none. There’s a scandal for ya! It just won’t be reported in the pages of their papers or the 22 minutes of airtime on their “news” casts.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 — Richard L. Armitage, a former deputy secretary of state, has acknowledged that he was the person whose conversation with a columnist in 2003 prompted a long, politically laden criminal investigation in what became known as the C.I.A. leak case, a lawyer involved in the case said on Tuesday.

The identification of Mr. Armitage as the original leaker to Mr. Novak ends what has been a tantalizing mystery. In recent months, however, Mr. Armitage’s role had become clear to many, and it was recently reported by Newsweek magazine and The Washington Post.

In the accounts by the lawyer and associates, Mr. Armitage disclosed casually to Mr. Novak that Ms. Wilson worked for the C.I.A. at the end of an interview in his State Department office. Mr. Armitage knew that, the accounts continue, because he had seen a written memorandum by Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman.

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Plame Out. Turns Out "Outing" Valerie Plame Done by Bush Hata

1)I want Pat Fitzgerald to put an end to his charade of an
investigation,
2)Richard Armitage needs to make a public apology and resign.
3)If you lefties don’t believe this then stop reading David Corn in The Nation. Spare the rest of us your ballyhoo.

From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and media hypocrisy. The more we learn, however, the more it also reveals about the internal dysfunction of the Bush Administration and the lack of loyalty among some of its most senior officials.

The latest news is that the Bush official who first disclosed Ms. Plame’s identity was none other than former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. According to a new book by liberal journalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff, Mr. Armitage was Mr. Novak’s primary source for his now famous column of July 14, 2003, that first publicly revealed Ms. Plame’s CIA pedigree.

In other words, the leaker wasn’t Karl Rove or Scooter Libby or anyone else in the White House who has been accused of running a conspiracy against Ms. Plame as revenge for her husband Joe Wilson’s false accusations against the White House’s case for war with Iraq. So what have the last three years been all about anyway? Political opportunism and internal score-settling, among other things.

Mr. Armitage, recall, was part of Colin Powell’s team at State and well known as an internal Administration opponent of the “neo-cons” who supported the ouster of Saddam Hussein. The book alleges that Mr. Armitage knew as early as October 2003 that he was Mr. Novak’s prime source, yet he kept quiet about it even as his colleagues in the Administration were dragged through years of criminal investigation and media accusations as the possible leaker. Even now Mr. Armitage hasn’t admitted to being the leaker, though doing so would help to clarify several things about the case.

For starters, fessing up would put to rest the conspiracy theories once and for all. Bush opponents have continued to promote this myth, with Mr. Wilson writing in June 2004 that “the conspiracy to destroy us was most likely conceived–and carried out–within the office of the vice president of the United States.” Not a word of that was true.

Mr. Novak hasn’t himself confirmed that Mr. Armitage was his primary source, since Mr. Armitage hasn’t yet given him leave to do so. But Mr. Novak has written that his source was not a “partisan gunslinger,” and the columnist has also said that he himself put in the call to Mr. Rove to confirm what he’d first heard from his main source (presumably Mr. Armitage). The White House, in short, was not engaged in any campaign to “out” Ms. Plame.

All of this matters because it also casts doubt on the thoroughness and fairness of special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald’s probe that began in December 2003. The prosecutor never did indict anyone for leaking Ms. Plame’s name, though this was supposedly the act of “treason” that triggered the political clamor for a probe. Instead, he has indicted Mr. Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice.

Mr. Fitzgerald has nonetheless also tried to spin an aura that Mr. Libby was responsible for outing Ms. Plame. In his press conference on October 28, 2005, the prosecutor asserted that “In fact, Mr. Libby was the first official known to have told a reporter when he talked to [former New York Times reporter] Judith Miller in June of 2003 about Valerie Wilson.” But we have since learned that Mr. Armitage also told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about Ms. Plame–a fact that Mr. Fitzgerald never uncovered until Mr. Woodward came forward after he heard Mr. Fitzgerald make that false public assertion.

Strangely, Mr. Armitage never seems to have told Mr. Fitzgerald that he’d talked to Mr. Woodward. And Mr. Fitzgerald never seems to have asked to see Mr. Armitage’s appointment calendar, which would have showed his meeting with Mr. Novak. It’s all enough to make us wonder if Mr. Fitzgerald didn’t buy into the liberal “conspiracy” theory of this case from the start and target the White House while giving Mr. Armitage a pass.

Meanwhile, according to the Corn-Isikoff book, Mr. Armitage never did tell the White House or his boss, the President, that he was the leaker. Instead, in October 2003 he told Mr. Powell, who told the State Department general counsel, who in turn told the Justice Department but gave the White House Counsel only the sketchiest overview of what he’d learned and didn’t mention Mr. Armitage’s name. So while Mr. Fitzgerald presumably knew when he began his probe two months later that Mr. Armitage was Mr. Novak’s source, the President himself was apparently kept in the dark, even as he was pledging publicly to find out who the leaker was.

At a minimum, there appears to be a serious question of disloyalty here. By keeping silent, Messrs. Powell and Armitage let the President take political heat for the case, while also letting Mr. Rove, Mr. Libby and other White House officials twist in the wind for more than two years. We also know that it was the folks in Mr. Powell’s shop–including his former chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson and intelligence officer Carl Ford Jr.–who did so much to trash John Bolton’s nomination to be Ambassador to the U.N. in 2005. The State Department clique that Mr. Bush tolerated for so long did tremendous damage to his Administration.

As for Justice, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself from the case in an act of political abdication. That left then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey in charge, and he also presumably knew about Mr. Armitage’s role as the leaker who started it all. Yet if the book’s account is correct, he too misled the White House with his silence. Mr. Comey is also the official who let Mr. Fitzgerald alter his mandate from its initial find-the-leaker charge to the obstruction and perjury raps against Mr. Libby that are all this case has come down to. Remind us never to get in a foxhole with either Mr. Comey or the Powell crowd.

There is more to be said at a future date about the specific case against Mr. Libby. But for now the Armitage news should concern one man in particular, and that’s the President of the United States. How much differently would he have behaved had he known about Mr. Armitage’s role in 2003? Would he have kept echoing the media-liberal spin that there was some nefarious White House leaker to discover, and continue to let the aides who most believed in his policies–Mr. Libby and Mr. Rove–be hounded by a special counsel? And why has he tolerated so much insubordination to his policies?

Someday we hope Mr. Bush will tell us. Meantime, as he absorbs the partisan and ultimately trivial truth of this case, why shouldn’t he pardon Mr. Libby and put the entire sorry saga to rest?
**If you don’t trust the WSJ then check out Christopher Hitchens’ latest post at Slate.com

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Plame Out. Turns Out "Outing" Valerie Plame Done by Bush Hata

1)I want Pat Fitzgerald to put an end to his charade of an
investigation,
2)Richard Armitage needs to make a public apology and resign.
3)If you lefties don’t believe this then stop reading David Corn in The Nation. Spare the rest of us your ballyhoo.

From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and media hypocrisy. The more we learn, however, the more it also reveals about the internal dysfunction of the Bush Administration and the lack of loyalty among some of its most senior officials.

The latest news is that the Bush official who first disclosed Ms. Plame’s identity was none other than former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. According to a new book by liberal journalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff, Mr. Armitage was Mr. Novak’s primary source for his now famous column of July 14, 2003, that first publicly revealed Ms. Plame’s CIA pedigree.

In other words, the leaker wasn’t Karl Rove or Scooter Libby or anyone else in the White House who has been accused of running a conspiracy against Ms. Plame as revenge for her husband Joe Wilson’s false accusations against the White House’s case for war with Iraq. So what have the last three years been all about anyway? Political opportunism and internal score-settling, among other things.

Mr. Armitage, recall, was part of Colin Powell’s team at State and well known as an internal Administration opponent of the “neo-cons” who supported the ouster of Saddam Hussein. The book alleges that Mr. Armitage knew as early as October 2003 that he was Mr. Novak’s prime source, yet he kept quiet about it even as his colleagues in the Administration were dragged through years of criminal investigation and media accusations as the possible leaker. Even now Mr. Armitage hasn’t admitted to being the leaker, though doing so would help to clarify several things about the case.

For starters, fessing up would put to rest the conspiracy theories once and for all. Bush opponents have continued to promote this myth, with Mr. Wilson writing in June 2004 that “the conspiracy to destroy us was most likely conceived–and carried out–within the office of the vice president of the United States.” Not a word of that was true.

Mr. Novak hasn’t himself confirmed that Mr. Armitage was his primary source, since Mr. Armitage hasn’t yet given him leave to do so. But Mr. Novak has written that his source was not a “partisan gunslinger,” and the columnist has also said that he himself put in the call to Mr. Rove to confirm what he’d first heard from his main source (presumably Mr. Armitage). The White House, in short, was not engaged in any campaign to “out” Ms. Plame.

All of this matters because it also casts doubt on the thoroughness and fairness of special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald’s probe that began in December 2003. The prosecutor never did indict anyone for leaking Ms. Plame’s name, though this was supposedly the act of “treason” that triggered the political clamor for a probe. Instead, he has indicted Mr. Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice.

Mr. Fitzgerald has nonetheless also tried to spin an aura that Mr. Libby was responsible for outing Ms. Plame. In his press conference on October 28, 2005, the prosecutor asserted that “In fact, Mr. Libby was the first official known to have told a reporter when he talked to [former New York Times reporter] Judith Miller in June of 2003 about Valerie Wilson.” But we have since learned that Mr. Armitage also told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about Ms. Plame–a fact that Mr. Fitzgerald never uncovered until Mr. Woodward came forward after he heard Mr. Fitzgerald make that false public assertion.

Strangely, Mr. Armitage never seems to have told Mr. Fitzgerald that he’d talked to Mr. Woodward. And Mr. Fitzgerald never seems to have asked to see Mr. Armitage’s appointment calendar, which would have showed his meeting with Mr. Novak. It’s all enough to make us wonder if Mr. Fitzgerald didn’t buy into the liberal “conspiracy” theory of this case from the start and target the White House while giving Mr. Armitage a pass.

Meanwhile, according to the Corn-Isikoff book, Mr. Armitage never did tell the White House or his boss, the President, that he was the leaker. Instead, in October 2003 he told Mr. Powell, who told the State Department general counsel, who in turn told the Justice Department but gave the White House Counsel only the sketchiest overview of what he’d learned and didn’t mention Mr. Armitage’s name. So while Mr. Fitzgerald presumably knew when he began his probe two months later that Mr. Armitage was Mr. Novak’s source, the President himself was apparently kept in the dark, even as he was pledging publicly to find out who the leaker was.

At a minimum, there appears to be a serious question of disloyalty here. By keeping silent, Messrs. Powell and Armitage let the President take political heat for the case, while also letting Mr. Rove, Mr. Libby and other White House officials twist in the wind for more than two years. We also know that it was the folks in Mr. Powell’s shop–including his former chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson and intelligence officer Carl Ford Jr.–who did so much to trash John Bolton’s nomination to be Ambassador to the U.N. in 2005. The State Department clique that Mr. Bush tolerated for so long did tremendous damage to his Administration.

As for Justice, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself from the case in an act of political abdication. That left then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey in charge, and he also presumably knew about Mr. Armitage’s role as the leaker who started it all. Yet if the book’s account is correct, he too misled the White House with his silence. Mr. Comey is also the official who let Mr. Fitzgerald alter his mandate from its initial find-the-leaker charge to the obstruction and perjury raps against Mr. Libby that are all this case has come down to. Remind us never to get in a foxhole with either Mr. Comey or the Powell crowd.

There is more to be said at a future date about the specific case against Mr. Libby. But for now the Armitage news should concern one man in particular, and that’s the President of the United States. How much differently would he have behaved had he known about Mr. Armitage’s role in 2003? Would he have kept echoing the media-liberal spin that there was some nefarious White House leaker to discover, and continue to let the aides who most believed in his policies–Mr. Libby and Mr. Rove–be hounded by a special counsel? And why has he tolerated so much insubordination to his policies?

Someday we hope Mr. Bush will tell us. Meantime, as he absorbs the partisan and ultimately trivial truth of this case, why shouldn’t he pardon Mr. Libby and put the entire sorry saga to rest?
**If you don’t trust the WSJ then check out Christopher Hitchens’ latest post at Slate.com

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One Year Later…

What did Mayor Ray Nagin do? Didn’t bother to get his people out
because school buses weren’t good enough for them.
What did Kathleen BLANK-o do? Failed to call in the national guard, forgetting it was HER job even after the President begged her to do so. A bill this year to allow the President to federalize troops for natural disasters (in circumvention of posse comitatus) it was shot down by the democrats. Guess it’s still too much fun to blame Bush than to actually take responsibility.

000

WWUS74 KLIX 282139

NPWLIX



URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA

413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005



...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA...

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...



MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT

LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL

FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY

DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.



THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.

PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD

FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE

BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME

WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.



HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A

FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.



AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH

AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY

VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE

ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE

WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.



POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN

AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING

INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.



THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY

THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW

CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE

KILLED.



AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR

HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.



LAZ038-040-050-056>070-MSZ080>082-290300-

ASSUMPTION-HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-

LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-

ORLEANS-ST. CHARLES-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-ST. TAMMANY-

TANGIPAHOA-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-

UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-

413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005



...INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT...



HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE AREA. TROPICAL STORM

FORCE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES AND WILL

PERSIST FOR THE NEXT 26 TO 28 HOURS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL

ONSET AROUND MIDNIGHT NEAR THE COAST AND BY 3 AM CLOSER TO THE NEW

ORLEANS METRO AREA AND PERSIST FOR 9 TO 15 HOURS. MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS

AROUND 175 MPH ARE LIKELY IN THE WARNED AREA BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.



DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ONCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ONSET!



$



LAZ034>037-039-046>049-MSZ068>071-077-290300-

AMITE-ASCENSION-EAST BATON ROUGE-EAST FELICIANA-IBERVILLE-

PEARL RIVER-PIKE-POINTE COUPEE-ST. HELENA-WALTHALL-WASHINGTON-

WEST BATON ROUGE-WEST FELICIANA-WILKINSON-

413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005



...INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT...



HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE AREA. TROPICAL STORM

FORCE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES AND WILL

SREAD NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE GREATER BATON ROUGE AREA AND

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI LATER THIS EVENING. TROPICAL STORM FORCE

WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ONSET AROUND 9 PM TONIGHT AND PERSIST

FOR 22 TO 26 HOURS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL ONSET AROUND

DAYBREAK AND PERSIST FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 HOURS. MAXIMUM WIND

GUSTS OF 80 TO 90 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN EAST-CENTRAL LOUISIANA

AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI.



DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ONCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ONSET!
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

One Year Later…

What did Mayor Ray Nagin do? Didn’t bother to get his people out
because school buses weren’t good enough for them.
What did Kathleen BLANK-o do? Failed to call in the national guard, forgetting it was HER job even after the President begged her to do so. A bill this year to allow the President to federalize troops for natural disasters (in circumvention of posse comitatus) it was shot down by the democrats. Guess it’s still too much fun to blame Bush than to actually take responsibility.

000

WWUS74 KLIX 282139

NPWLIX



URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA

413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005



...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA...

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...



MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT

LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL

FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY

DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.



THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.

PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD

FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE

BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME

WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.



HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A

FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.



AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH

AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY

VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE

ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE

WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.



POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN

AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING

INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.



THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY

THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW

CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE

KILLED.



AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR

HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.



LAZ038-040-050-056>070-MSZ080>082-290300-

ASSUMPTION-HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-

LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-

ORLEANS-ST. CHARLES-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-ST. TAMMANY-

TANGIPAHOA-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-

UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-

413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005



...INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT...



HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE AREA. TROPICAL STORM

FORCE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES AND WILL

PERSIST FOR THE NEXT 26 TO 28 HOURS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL

ONSET AROUND MIDNIGHT NEAR THE COAST AND BY 3 AM CLOSER TO THE NEW

ORLEANS METRO AREA AND PERSIST FOR 9 TO 15 HOURS. MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS

AROUND 175 MPH ARE LIKELY IN THE WARNED AREA BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.



DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ONCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ONSET!



$



LAZ034>037-039-046>049-MSZ068>071-077-290300-

AMITE-ASCENSION-EAST BATON ROUGE-EAST FELICIANA-IBERVILLE-

PEARL RIVER-PIKE-POINTE COUPEE-ST. HELENA-WALTHALL-WASHINGTON-

WEST BATON ROUGE-WEST FELICIANA-WILKINSON-

413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005



...INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT...



HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE AREA. TROPICAL STORM

FORCE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES AND WILL

SREAD NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE GREATER BATON ROUGE AREA AND

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI LATER THIS EVENING. TROPICAL STORM FORCE

WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ONSET AROUND 9 PM TONIGHT AND PERSIST

FOR 22 TO 26 HOURS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL ONSET AROUND

DAYBREAK AND PERSIST FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 HOURS. MAXIMUM WIND

GUSTS OF 80 TO 90 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN EAST-CENTRAL LOUISIANA

AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI.



DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ONCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ONSET!
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Westboro Baptist Haters Claim to be Coming to Picket an American/Oregon Hero

The folks in charge of drowning out the Westboro Nuts wanted me to post this:

Your Help is Urgently Needed!
As you know, there is a community memorial service for Navy SEAL Marc Lee this Saturday. What you don’t know is that the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas and another protest group are planning on attending to try and disrupt the service.
I don’t think it matters whether you are for or against the Iraq War. I am appalled that any group will show such disrespect for a family at a memorial service for their son who has been killed. We need to do what we can to shield the Lee family from these people.
You, probably like me, has never met Debbie or her son Marc. But I hope that you will join me in surrounding the protesters on Saturday so that their antics are drowned out. These people are not nice! These people are not respectful! Just visit their website at
www.godhatesamerica.com. You will not believe what you see. I cannot imagine having to deal with these kinds of people at the funeral or memorial service of a family member.
Please, we need as many people as possible to dress in the ‘ol red, white and blue and bring American flags. We would like to line the 2nd street over pass, the road to the Expo Center and completely surround the protesters who will be confined to Lot 6 at the Port. Lot 6 is directly west of the Luhr Jensen Plant.
Here are the details:

What: Drown out the Protesters
When: Saturday, August 26, 2006
Where: The Hood River Expo Center, 405 Portway Avenue, Hood River, OR
When: 10:00 in the morning
Who: everyone, please pass this message on!
Why: No one should have to deal with this crap during a memorial service
for a family member!

Thank you,

Camille Hukari

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Westboro Baptist Haters Claim to be Coming to Picket an American/Oregon Hero

The folks in charge of drowning out the Westboro Nuts wanted me to post this:

Your Help is Urgently Needed!
As you know, there is a community memorial service for Navy SEAL Marc Lee this Saturday. What you don’t know is that the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas and another protest group are planning on attending to try and disrupt the service.
I don’t think it matters whether you are for or against the Iraq War. I am appalled that any group will show such disrespect for a family at a memorial service for their son who has been killed. We need to do what we can to shield the Lee family from these people.
You, probably like me, has never met Debbie or her son Marc. But I hope that you will join me in surrounding the protesters on Saturday so that their antics are drowned out. These people are not nice! These people are not respectful! Just visit their website at
www.godhatesamerica.com. You will not believe what you see. I cannot imagine having to deal with these kinds of people at the funeral or memorial service of a family member.
Please, we need as many people as possible to dress in the ‘ol red, white and blue and bring American flags. We would like to line the 2nd street over pass, the road to the Expo Center and completely surround the protesters who will be confined to Lot 6 at the Port. Lot 6 is directly west of the Luhr Jensen Plant.
Here are the details:

What: Drown out the Protesters
When: Saturday, August 26, 2006
Where: The Hood River Expo Center, 405 Portway Avenue, Hood River, OR
When: 10:00 in the morning
Who: everyone, please pass this message on!
Why: No one should have to deal with this crap during a memorial service
for a family member!

Thank you,

Camille Hukari

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