People Get Ready

[ make levees, not war ]

Do what it takes!

Posted by schroeder915 on January 12, 2006

“I … offer this pledge of the American people: Throughout the area hit by the hurricane, we will do what it takes, we will stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives. And all who question the future of the Crescent City need to know there is no way to imagine America without New Orleans, and this great city will rise again.”

President George W. Bush
September 15, 2005
Jackson Square, New Orleans

It’s been four months. Step up to the plate George. The ball’s in your corner. You need to commit to three things before you win our support:

1) Category 5 storm protection NOW.

2) Coastal restoration NOW.

3) Help rebuilding residents’ homes NOW.

Say the words George. Put the money on the table. Only when you fulfill all three promises will I take down the boneless chicken award.

Markus at Wet Bank Guide has the plan of action for today’s visit by our boneless chicken boy preznit:

The non-partisan Stop the Flooding group is organizing this:

BE AT JACKSON SQUARE
THIS THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2006, AT 10 AM
LET THE PRESIDENT HEAR WHAT AMERICA NEEDS
We need Category 5 levees AND coastal restoration NOW, but insufficient funds have been allocated for this effort. We will continue to be at risk until adequate funding is realized.

Our weakened levees and eroding coasts are the result of bi-partisan neglect over several administrations. The issue of Category 5 levees AND coastal restoration must be unshackled from partisan politics, and addressed NOW. The only way to do this is to de-politicize the issue.

President Bush will be in New Orleans on Thursday. Let the President, Congress and the world see us together without political or racial divides on this very important issue. Come one, come all – Republicans, Democrats, New Orleanians, Jeffersonians, residents of St. Bernard and Plaquemines – all those who have been affected.

Let’s unify on this issue. Here are the ground rules for this grass-roots effort:

1. No politics. The ONLY issue for this demonstration is Category 5 levees AND coastal restoration. No anti-Bush; no pro-Bush; no anti-Iraq; no pro-Iraq. No politics. JUST pure focus on the need for Category 5 levees AND coastal restoration.

2. Bring signs that say only:”Cat 5 Levees AND Coastal Restoration NOW!!!!”Capitalize “AND” and “NOW” to emphasize the need for both.” Party Affiliation: Louisianian.”

3. Wear a life jacket or bring other items to underscore what will happen to this area if the funding is not allocated. You can have fun with this one.

4. Meet on Thursday, January 12, 2006, in front of Jackson Square where President Bush announced the start of the “Greatest Recovery the Nation Has Ever Seen.”

Stop the Flooding!- a new grassroots coalition of Louisiana residents for Category 5 levees AND coastal restoration.

stoptheflooding@gmail.com
Vicki Ann Lancaster, Ph.D.
Neptune and Company, Inc.
1176 Kimbro Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808.6044
Voice: 225.766.7273 Fax: 225.766.7218

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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