Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bayoneting the wounded.

Maybe there is no difference between the parties.  Exhibit A-Z: Flooding in Louisiana.


A Republican legislator in Louisiana wants to regulate the Cajun Navy.  Yup, the storms hit, the water rises, thousands were trapped.  Private citizens jump in their boats and start rescuing everyone who needs help.  Thousands upon thousands of people were rescued.  This is a good thing, right?  KPEL reports:

As the floods gushed throughout Acadiana, people came together to help those in need, using boats of all different kinds and sizes to help save those whose homes were being ravaged by the waters.

Here in Acadiana, these heroes who patrol the waters and seek to rescue others are known as the “Cajun Navy.” But, many of these volunteers were turned away from helping others by state agencies, which has led to much frustration.

State Senator Jonathan Perry is looking to eliminate that and put more authority behind these Good Samaritans with the power of legislation.

“At the end of the day, there are going to be two things that are going to be the hurdle when you approach it from the state’s standpoint,” points out Sen. Perry. “Liability is going to be number one for them. They don’t want the liability of someone going out to rescue someone and then not being able to find them (the rescuers) and, secondly, there’s a cost.”

But Sen. Perry says it’s “very doable but will take some work.” He compares it to volunteer firefighters. Both come with the same liability.

Sen. Perry is working on a policy that would train these people for these kinds of situations so they can have certification to show law enforcement officials, which would allow them into the devastated areas instead of being turned away. And, the state would not be liable for them.

He says even if the course is only $25, $50 for the course, it would be well worth the cost. Article.

 Um yeah, more regulations, licenses, and of course, fees for something that worked pretty well.  Then there is our President.  While he sat in his ivory tower and made no plans to visit Louisiana until he got Trumped yesterday, he made sure his civil rights peeps issued a sixteen-page memo telling Louisiana authorities they better not discriminate during rescue and recovery.  Yeah, there were many reports of blacks being left to die by search and rescue parties. Not.  Of course, he and our elites understand these disasters much better than we do at their Georgetown cocktail parties where the real devastation is.  Ivy League punks who never get their hands dirty and whose idea of hardship is a bumped reservation at The Four Seasons.  The memo is posted below.  Save us from our leaders.  Please.

What is the old line about auditors bayoneting the wounded? That phrase describes this memo.

 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. Damn government trying to weasel in on everything.

Anonymous said...

Both parties are the same. After all they are politicians first, party second. There is always some cost to everything the govt. comes up with. Guess that is the only way they can get a job for family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Naturally, KF ignores that the governor of Louisiana stated that he did not want a presidential visit at this time due to the distraction & disruption it would bring.

Anonymous said...

11:43 Doesn't fit the culture of the blog.

Burke said...

The President will visit. Louisiana will get help, particularly with a Democratic Governor. Donald got his photo op, but the target was other states since he's got the Louisiana vote in the bag. What gets me is his wearing a blazer and a ball cap. The blazer looked to be a Size 60. Maybe the nude statues don't exaggerate his weight.

Anonymous said...

Trump took a couple truck loads of supplies to the people. How many on here can say the same?

Anonymous said...

Naturally, KF ignores that the governor of Louisiana stated that he did not want a presidential visit at this time due to the distraction & disruption it would bring.

And naturally you bought the Kenyan's BS cover story.

Anonymous said...

Can not wait to see the nude statue of the Hillary".........

Anonymous said...

3:44, this will be my last post on here as I plan on scratching my eyes out just in case someone posts one.

Anonymous said...

Both Trump and Obama were asked not to visit, due to the disruption it would cause and resources it would pull away from recovery efforts. There was a tweet by Trump, a response by LA, articles in the national press about it, etc. You should read JJ everyday, but it shouldn't be the only thing you read.

Anonymous said...

10:48, the people who live in the area seem to appreciate Trump and the emergency supplies he brought.
I do not have to have approval of the DNC before I read an article. Try it sometime. There is a whole new world out there. All you have to do is look for it.

Kingfish said...

The point of the post was to point out bureaucratic stupidity during a disaster not fight the election. We already have threads for that.

Anonymous said...

@1:27pm - Trump is a billionaire, how many people on here can say that?

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