June 2010


15 Jun 2010 04:49 am

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Twenty people perished in a flash flood this weekend, the gulf is being flooded with oil, while Obama seeks butts to kick…on the golf course.

LANGLEY, Ark. — Like they had time and again, Leslie and Adam Jez packed their camper and headed for Arkansas’ Albert Pike Recreation Area. But instead of leaving Friday, they and their 3-year-old met up with family a day earlier — a decision that proved fatal.

Flash floods pushed a torrent of water through their campsite on the edge of the Ouachita National Forest before dawn, killing at least 19 people including Leslie and her mother, Sherry Wade. Adam survived, but authorities haven’t said whether their child, Kaden, was among the victims.

State police said one person is still missing, and search teams plan to resume their work Monday morning.

The twentieth victim was found yesterday, a little girl.

The grim recovery of bodies after flash flooding tore through a western Arkansas campground was nearing its end Tuesday, as officials awaited DNA tests to confirm that a young girl killed by the rising waters was the final victim.

Rescue crews planned a limited search Tuesday of the Albert Pike Recreation Area, where a wall of water came rushing through early Friday after a heavy storm, killing 20 people.

Arkansas State Police say they’re confident the girl whose body was recovered Monday was the last to have been killed by the floodwaters. They said they believe many others first feared missing were camping in other parts of the state, without cell phone coverage.

“We did have some names of individuals whose families did come to us with direct evidence or information of persons present in the park and we believe we have identified all of those individuals in one way or the other,” Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler said.

Although Arkansas Gov. Beebe expressed his sympathy to the families who lost family members in the flood, President Obama has yet to comment. He was too busy playing golf this past Sunday.

08 Jun 2010 12:16 am

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Obama holds no brief for pelicans.

Thoughts that have occurred to me lately while I was away from the keyboard…

It seems to me that the White House has worked harder at offering jobs to Democrats they want out of the way than in actually doing the things that will ignite our economy and create real jobs.

How many weeks did it take for Obama to respond to the tragic oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf? Was there ever any kind of Obama administration response to the floods in Nashville?

I came to the conclusion that Obama couldn’t care less about the South after the presidential election in 0-8. Arkansas and Louisiana rejected Obama even more strongly than they did John Kerry in the 0-4 election. I suspected then that there would be hell to pay for the states that voted strongly for McCain. It seems to me that the Obama administrations’ belated response to the horror in the Gulf has been grudging to say the least. Obama seems to be annoyed that he has had to travel south to see the impact in person.

On Day forty nine of the oil spill Louisiana fisheries, oil industries and the hospitality industry are suffering and will be hurting for many years to come. There hasn’t been much in the way of constructive concern coming from the White House for the economic devastation that will most certainly occur.

My daughter-in-law’s father was killed in a horrible accident on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana when she was thirteen years old. Her family has suffered from that good man’s loss. It’s very sad that there has been very little mention of the deaths of the eleven men who died in the explosion on the oil rig.

Knowing how much my Louisiana relatives love everything to do with fishing, boating and all the unique ways of life the state offers, it makes me sad that their world as they know it is upside down. Now the livelihoods of so many in the Gulf states are threatened.

Then there was the Helen Thomas outing this weekend. She was finally revealed as the anti-semitic, pro-Palestinian hag that she is. I never understood why the White House press corps sat in the same room with the woman during the years of President George W. Bush. She was so over-the-top biased against President Bush that it was sickening.

This woman’s downfall was a long time coming but it was inevitable. Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day and my husband and I watched one of the few tributes to it on the Military Channel. Kind of ironic that Ms. Thomas met her doom on the 66th anniversary of the allied invasion to free Europe from Hitler.

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“Most people in the White House don’t share Helen Thomas’ anti-semitic views,” press secretary, Robert Gibbs said today. “Obviously those remarks are — do not reflect certainly the opinion of most people in here, and certainly not of the administration.”

Hmm. Wonder who in the White House does share Helen Thomas’ views?

03 Jun 2010 10:37 am

Yesterday a census worker knocked on the door of my parents’ house, even though they had already mailed in the census months ago.

The census worker asked my parents why they didn’t fill in the blank for race/ethnicity and instead wrote in “Two Americans.” My Dad answered, “We are two Americans. That is all the federal government needs to know about us. We are two Americans who pay our taxes.”

The female census worker then asked my parents to tell her their names. My Dad refused to do so. He did agree to write his initials on the form that stated that the census worker had spoken to them.

My Dad.

All Obama’s horses and all of his men better not mess with him.