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Louisiana Doesn't Need My Distractions

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posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
Obama is not selfish or uncaring and no one believes that of him.


Incorrect. Many people (myself included) believe that Obama is extremely narcissistic and apathetic. We can disagree on Obama's emotional levels, but you can not simply make blanket statements about everyone in the country without showing even more bias than usual.


He is doing the best thing for Louisiana right now.


Getting in another round of golf?


Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's necessary for Presidents to make personal appearances at every natural disaster or mainland attack. That's what we have state Governors and city Mayors for. Clinton is the guy who mainstreamed the idea of personal appearance at tragedies to score political points and compliant media optics.


I fail to understand this constant unnecessary criticism. Why is this crowd always screaming at the top of their lungs about everything?


It's called politics. Funny how libs complain when bad optics/press are directed at them.




posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: LifeMode

No one is trying to downplay the tragedy of the oil spill. My god that was awful. Day after day month after month. Seemingly without end.
But it's not relevant to the current situation because resources like the police or emergency shelters and medical and rescue personally were not needed for that operation.
They are in the flooded areas. Obama was asked not to come so that the police and traffic control could continue to work . Lots of streets are under water people need help navigating around too.
It's just sense. The criticism of Obama just seems gratuitous. You guys say vacation as if he ever gets a moment off. He isn't guaranteed a full nights sleep never mind a day.
He's the president 24/7 and he's always responded appropriately to a national disaster whether it was Super storm Sandy or the BP oil spill. He's done the right thing . Just like he's doing now.
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posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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I'd just like to urge people not to get baited into useless, silly discussions with Hillary lovers, who as usual, try to present everything Trump says or does, as a bad thing. Which is totally disgusting, especially in this situation.

What we witnessed from Trump during this situation, is exactly what people should be expecting from him in the future, because, unlike his cold blooded opponent, he actually cares about the ordinary people, and not the elite.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Nikola014
I'd just like to urge people not to get baited into useless, silly discussions with Hillary lovers, who as usual, try to present everything Trump says or does, as a bad thing. Which is totally disgusting, especially in this situation.

Hell of a strawman.

How about getting into useless, silly discussions with people who say eff them both? Of course they will also present everything Trump says or does, as a bad thing. Tough spot for you.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
I'm just going to focus on this part of your post, others have already eloquently voiced the obvious on my behalf in regards to the candidates roll-call in Louisiana.

If Louisiana natives know one thing it this... If you turn your back on us when we need you, we won't bother with you when you need us. Sure, we're forgiving and this isn't true when someone is genuinely in need of help because we ARE a giving people. I say this as not only a native but a 100% natural born Cajun from the deepest parts of Cajun country.


Forgiving is only one trait, there is also humility and genuine respect. You see, I have mentioned here previously that I know really really good Americans - just absolutely inspiring and each time I visit New Orleans (and surrounds), the proverbial red carpet is rolled out, my favourite gumbo is dished up to my daily desire and I get to go fishing with rednecks and show them how real men generate hangovers.

One particular woman comes to mind and she is almost like a drug to the community she represents, unbelievably generous to the point that I tell her she appears to suffer from a unique form of obsessive compulsion where she must help others, always - constantly. She cooks my gumbo too and...and it is The Bomb, I have never tasted food like it before. She would, and I giggle as I say this, she would absolutely destroy Trump and Hills if she got just 1 minute air time so everyone can see her and hear her voice and likewise be genuinely impressed.

I could write little snippets all day describing the various Americans I've met and who have become a very important part of my and my familys lives.

This is the America I fell in love with, these are the Americans that I know exist in great abundance.

The folks in N.O and Louisiana have done it hard, they are battle-hardened in that regard, their resolve cannot be broken.



Thank you Sublime. You are a gentleman and a scholar for those kind words.

I wanted to quote all of what you said because it hits home in more ways than I can explain. You touched on something that I can relate to and I honestly believe this... I've noticed this in my family as well as myself. A overwhelming burden of ours (many of us) is just as you said. It's an obsessive compulsiveness to make someone happy, comfortable and have the best time of their lives, no matter the cost. It's a burden because I've seen my family (and this is more predominant in the older generation) give more than they could to help others or just to accommodate another. The common belief is "God will take care of us" and each and every time, those same people always seem to have plenty even with nothing.

I take this burden in myself in a lot of my ways. Yeah, I'm a younger generation that's not as giving. My heart genuinely goes out to people and I will party my butt off with someone just to make sure we had the BEST time, even if I overspend and regret it the next day... I will cook the biggest 'supper' for people, for total strangers just to see that smile on their faces. I LOVE to make people happy, even at the cost of my own. Some people say that it's a self esteem issue. It's just how we were raised. When I said raised, I don't mean we were paddled until we got it into our stubborn heads. We just seen our family do these things and it is just how we carried on because it felt right and normal. Though, I'm a lil more stingy and less trusting because of how I saw my family and friends being taken advantage of by being the way they were. They would take anyone in, no matter that they did in life (short of hurting someone else) and treat them like anyone else, like a human. I've dated a gal that was afraid to meet my family because of fear of what they might think of her. On first appearance, she was welcomed with open arms, literally... Big hugs, big plate of food and plenty of attention.

So yes sir, you hit it right. These people may fight and bicker one day and the next day they'll be sitting on the front porch talking and laughing. We trust too much and we are who we are because we love your company.

Now... there are those... But those people aren't us. They weren't raised like we were. They didn't live hard. They didn't originate from where we grew up. Some of those people are snooty and just wanted to live on our coast lands and on our lake fronts. What was a common spot to live by any and everyone 40 years ago, these sorry people moved in, threw cash at us and bought those spots from us and made the land worth millions in those "choice" spots. Those people aint us either.

You have a want and need to eat, drink and laugh... you look me up and I'll it's on! I can't promise you laser lights and disco balls, but I can assure you a raft, a lake, beer and good food and all the stars you wanna see in one night's sky



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: Khaleesi

Yes, you cant eat money but money can be exchanged for goods or services. Perishable food items normally cant be donated but money can be used by charities to buy them in areas that need them. Food donations also can only get you so far, unless you have a fleet of volunteer truckers with trucks you need cash to ship things.

Also Clinton isn't asking people to donate to the Clinton Foundation, but to the Red Cross and Baton Rouge Area Foundation.




Yeah... I would never donate to the Red Cross. I rather bundle every dime and buy good and give them out directly. Big organizations like the Red Cross consume as much of if not most of the money as/than they give out to the people.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: Khaleesi

Got it you hate big charity originations and like I said before nothing is stopping people from starting a drive in their communities.



You mean this community?



Or maybe this one?



Or possibly this one?




As we say "It's ok Sha' - We got dat Cajun Navy. We get to play in da water too, yeah"!






As for me... When nature gives you lemons, I make lemonade and drink a beer.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Not really sure how things are going to be honest. It looks promising but not so much on the other hand. We still have curfews in effect. It's not raining today but the forcast and radars say otherwise so it's really hard to determine where we all stand. Like I said though, I'm on safe, high ground. I have an extremely large family and it's really hard to keep up with everyone since most everyone only wants to use Facebook and no one knows how to pick up a phone anymore. Though, based on Facebook, I can tell you that I haven't seen a good handful of my cousins in the last week, who are almost always daily posters (and loud as hell too). I imagine they're either out of electricity or somewhere else due to high water in their areas. There is always a lot of water in SW Louisiana. No matter how far away from a big body of water you may be, there is still a river, canal, pond, lake or bayou near. However, we're used to the water so when it floods, we're almost always ready, at least a lot more than those people in the bigger cities like Baton Rouge. Those guys never saw it coming.

Sadly, this is the rainy season for at least another month or more, so I don't expect it to let up soon. Though, I imagine they'll open some dams and water ways to release a lot of that water, but it'll be a very long time before many of those people get back in their homes and even longer to get back to their lives.

As for my home town, the west end is under water but not all that bad since everything near the lake is on blocks, so most everyone is fine in that aspect. The water in some places is 2ft deep. But we're surrounded by water, damn near, so as I mentioned, we're usually ok with it and expect a little tiny bit of flood once a year that usually goes away in a couple days. Right now, the water from the lake is high and depending on what they do south of us, it might stay that way for a while. They can only drain it off a little at a time so not to overflood everything south which is already high.

All in all, we'll all be ok one way or another, loss or no loss.

Most of all, I appreciate every single one of you guys who took interest in our state! I feel the love. Whether we bicker or not on other topics (which Is why I'm here), when it comes to the real issues, you guys and gals never let me down. I see the hearts brought to the front and the love you folx give and I'm grateful for that. Even though it's not me personally that's affected, you guys are showing your concern for my people and my state and that means just as much.

Sides... I don't take applause adaboys very well. I will walk away from any noticable appreciation at every chance. I will bite through barbed wire! lol

For the curious, this is the current radar for us. I see some orange and some yellow and some red and that aint good but it's not widespread so much so maybe it'll be fine.




posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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geez....did ANY of you read WHY they both (Hillary and Obama) haven't gone yet?...no clue, huh.....stay ignorant, don't do any research, don't listen to anyone besides your fellow right-wingers, no critical-thinking required.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

We heard their reasons. They are nothing more than flowered up excuses. Oh and not a right winger by the way. Still thinking of voting Stein.

This particular issue however is pushing me towards considering Trump. Not so much because of what he did. But because of everyone #ting on it like providing moral support and helping people is a bad thing.

If this is who his opponents are, then maybe I should be on his side. Because there's literally no sense of decency in attacking what Trump did or excusing people for providing minimal help and caring only AFTER Trump stepped forward.
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posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: jimmyx

We heard their reasons. They are nothing more than flowered up excuses. Oh and not a right winger by the way. Still thinking of voting Stein.

This particular issue however is pushing me towards considering Trump. Not so much because of what he did. But because of everyone #ting on it like providing moral support and helping people is a bad thing.

If this is who his opponents are, then maybe I should be on his side. Because there's literally no sense of decency in attacking what Trump did or excusing people for providing minimal help and caring only AFTER Trump stepped forward.


so...."flowered up excuses" means you don't care what the governor said about politicians staying away for a few days.....ok, got it.....screw that governor, right?



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

I have a prediction YOU won't like how situations will be solved in Chicago.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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By the way Stallionduck, keep your chin up and keep helping each like I know you are. Closest I've been to in your situation was a severe Ice Storm, in New York. We all helped each other on my street, even the shut ins. But ultimately it was nothing compared to what you've got going right now.

Somehow I keep missing all the disasters. Everyone has been through Hurricanes and stuff just after I moved from wherever they are. It's like major national disasters avoid me and wait til I'm gone.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: StallionDuck
Considering the circumstances, you're absolutely right...

If Louisiana natives know one thing it this... If you turn your back on us when we need you, we won't bother with you when you need us. Sure, we're forgiving and this isn't true when someone is genuinely in need of help because we ARE a giving people. I say this as not only a native but a 100% natural born Cajun from the deepest parts of Cajun country.

Visting Louisiana would be a distraction

Hillary says that she would be a distraction and that's not what we need. Sure, those people don't need a distraction from all the pain and suffering from loosing everything. They don't need to be distracted from the thoughts of loosing their homes. They don't need to be distracted from the thoughts of not knowing where they're going to go. They don't need to be distracted from not knowing if they're going to be able to eat after all of this is done. They don't need to be distracted from knowing that everything they've worked their hard life for is gone and washed away.

Naw... Not at all.

The people in Louisiana are strong. They support one another. They can always fall back into friendly arms. What would help is a little moral. A little pick me up. A little assurance that everything is going to be alright. Do you simply walk away form someone who has hardships? Do you ignore them? "Oh I'm sorry you're dealing with all of your troubles but you don't need me here to distract you. Just wallow in your pain all by your lonesome".

What an ass!

I hate, hate HATE to endorse any politician, especially in a situation that stems from the loss of people, some family, some friends and all other Louisiana natives I don't know at all who are affected by this... but

Trump seems to be the only one who cares and who showed up today in Baton Rouge to help distribute supplies. He tossed money in the plate to help the people of Louisiana. When Obama didn't show up from his vacation, Trump did. Sure, the Democrat Governor said that it was more of a problem for police to escourt the prez around than keep the people safe, which I imagine was only trying to vouch for his own side. I don't buy it. These people need a leader. They need support. They need moral. They don't need silence or "Rather not be there to distract you from your problems". So the people there are going to rally behind someone who actually cared enough to go and SEE them. To SEE the damage. To SEE the problems they're facing, just like Bush did at ground zero.

Was this a political move on Trump's part? Who cares. All the people there see is, He Showed Up! He at least pretended to care. He gave money to help. He offloaded supplies. I don't know how long he stayed for but even if it was for 5 &^%&*^% minutes, he showed up.

Now those people are Trump's people! Not Hillary. Not Obama. Trump's!

Man... I'm so mad about this. I'm seeing mushroom clouds over this BS of affairs. These are my people and they're being treated like lowly animals. Who's helping them? The Cajun Navy. Regular old people who are grabbing their boats and skipping work and doing this for their fellow man. What pisses me off even more is that lame arsed pansy governor is acting like HE (equates Louisiana with himself) doesn't need Trump.


The Times-Picayune Greater New Orleans



The officials are the highest-ranking Republicans in the state. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, says he won't be involved in Trump's visit.

The governor spokesman says Trump was welcome but not for a "photo-op."

Trump is expected to get a look at some of the neighborhoods devastated by flooding.

The trip represents yet another departure for the GOP candidate, whose campaign so far has consisted largely of mass rallies and television phone-ins. It comes a day after he made a rare expression of remorse for making comments that "may have caused personal pain."



I'm quite sure Trump will get all of the photo-ops he ever wanted.

Oh but... That same governor is all about Trump's money...



"We welcome him to LA, but not for a photo-op," said his spokesman Richard Carbo in a statement. "Instead we hope he'll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this storm. "


Sizable, huh?

Apparently there are people in Louisiana who believe in Trump..

Flood Victims Cheer Trump in Louisiana: “We Knew You’d Be Here!” (VIDEO)

Seems like a standup guy to me. I wasn't going to vote at all this year but reading this... I just might.



Trump and Pence were also seen helping unpack a truck with supplies. The two have visited homes and a church damaged by the flooding. Trump told one man who had a damaged home, “you’re going to rebuild. It’s going to be so beautiful.”




Good job Trump. Louisiana is proud to have you.

To everyone in Louisiana...stand strong. America is with you and we are doing what we can to help. Obama? Too busy with golf and a vacation. Clinton? Too tired and busy changing her diapers. Trump? Handing out supplies and there along with his VP.

Hang in there and good luck. RIP those who didn't make it.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx


so...."flowered up excuses" means you don't care what the governor said about politicians staying away for a few days.....ok, got it.....screw that governor, right?



It appears to me that there are many conditioned to obey whatever a government representative tells them.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

I'm more concerned with how the people feel than the governor who for all I know is under pressure to say whatever he says.

Considering how the people actually there seem to be reacting to Trumps visit I think I can safely say who's actually right.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: jimmyx

I have a prediction YOU won't like how situations will be solved in Chicago.


huh? what does this have to do with Chicago?



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
You guys really think trump cares about people in Louisiana, that's priceless.

But i know Hillary kills people for breakfast. And Obama eats dogs.

Pitiful excuse for a person...and a comment. Regardless of motive, Trump and his VP are there doing something. Obama and Hillary are doing things...FOR THEMSELVES! You, on the other hand decide to attack someone who is helping. Not only does that make you an ass, that makes you an enemy of the people of Louisiana. Why? Thought you wouldn't get it. If you demean and attack those who are helping these poor people, you are the enemy of a friend.

I hope you are comfortable with showing your true colors. No one, no life matters unless your liberal team wins. You put a criminal and liar above people in distress. Please...just go away.



posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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In order to change things in hostile places obscured by political webs like gun free zones.
Someone will enforce the laws as written without the consent of the government eventually.
It's the only way to stop the killing...or let attrition rule as it has.
When the system is too slow someone showed up without permission and helped,it's how you do that.
YOU IGNORE leadership and do it anyway.
I learned in service.
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posted on Aug, 20 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE

originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
You guys really think trump cares about people in Louisiana, that's priceless.

But i know Hillary kills people for breakfast. And Obama eats dogs.

Pitiful excuse for a person...and a comment. Regardless of motive, Trump and his VP are there doing something. Obama and Hillary are doing things...FOR THEMSELVES! You, on the other hand decide to attack someone who is helping. Not only does that make you an ass, that makes you an enemy of the people of Louisiana. Why? Thought you wouldn't get it. If you demean and attack those who are helping these poor people, you are the enemy of a friend.

I hope you are comfortable with showing your true colors. No one, no life matters unless your liberal team wins. You put a criminal and liar above people in distress. Please...just go away.


tell us all what trump did to "help the poor people" of Louisiana?.....




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