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New Orleans is flooding again.

By Tenpoundbass   Aug 6, 12:10pm   8 links   1,151 views   41 comments   watch (1)   quote      

Too bad they spent millions removing Confederate monuments instead of fixing their water pumps.
They spent more on Lawyers than sump pumps. Thanks a lot Democrats.


http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/08/new_orleans_flooding_what_we_k.html

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2   Ceffer   Aug 6, 12:22pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

New Orleans is always flooding. I lived there years ago. One heavy rain dumped 11 inches in an hour. I had the pleasure of watching my car float down the street and water crawl up my front step. Fortunately, it stopped in time. The house was on stilts.

If it rains faster than the pumps can handle, it floods.

3   Tenpoundbass   Aug 6, 12:26pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Yeah they don't have pumps to protect poor neighborhoods from the forces of nature, but they have money for petty litigation and ISIS monument removal.
When they Evict these Black and Poor residents now from these hardest hit neighborhoods hardest hit the most with Monument removal. How do you think they'll vote in 2018 when you ship them off to Texas and California to live?

4   iwog   Aug 6, 12:36pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Tenpoundbass says

Too bad they spent millions removing Confederate monuments instead of fixing their water pumps.

Maybe they should have spent millions fixing their water pumps instead of putting up racist monuments to begin with?

Do you know what New Orleans' liberty monument is commemorating? This is a question so lets see if you can answer it.

5   BlueSardine   Aug 6, 12:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The pumps are under-horse powered.
Libbie psycho engineers deliberately planned this to garner more future tax dollars for repairs.
Note that this problem did not exist in the 1800's as there were plenty of horses around to spare...

Ceffer says

If it rains faster than the pumps can handle, it floods

6   Ceffer   Aug 6, 12:49pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

There are a lot of low lying expensive neighborhoods in New Orleans that flood, too. Most homes are built on elevated pads or stilts for routine flooding. That flood in the picture is nothing, it'll be dry in a few hours.

California's central valley also floods readily. When I worked in Modesto, streets flooded all the time in the winter. It was once a lake bed. It usually doesn't rain fast enough to do it, but sometimes it does.

7   iwog   Aug 6, 12:50pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote    

It's nice to know that flooding that occurs in a deep red state where Republicans constantly complain about being overtaxed is somehow the fault of Democrats.

Gotta love Idiocracy!

8   Booger   Aug 6, 2:56pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Since they are too stupid to maintain their sump pumps, they should just bring in a shitload of dirt to raise the area.

9   FortWayne   Aug 6, 3:03pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Liberals always get what they deserve at the end for their stupidity, all while dragging society down with them.

10   FortWayne   Aug 6, 3:24pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

That's a blue district, your peeps Iwog

iwog says

It's nice to know that flooding that occurs in a deep red state where Republicans constantly complain about being overtaxed is somehow the fault of Democrats.

Gotta love Idiocracy!

11   iwog   Aug 6, 3:35pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

FortWayne says

That's a blue district, your peeps Iwog

Just stop posting please.

http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Engineering/Public_Works/Flood_Control/Pages/default.aspx

http://coastal.la.gov/a-common-http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/11/louisianas_50-year_coastal_mas.htmlvision/2012-coastal-master-plan/

100% of this is the fault of the Republican controlled state of Louisiana. All of it.

I didn't know this until I researched it, an act that apparently the Republicans on the board are incapable of doing because what...........it requires actually learning something?

Louisiana's 50-year coastal master plan seen as $71 billion short (This article is from 2015 and details the fact that Republicans underfunded their own study by $71 billion on a budget (once again their own) that required $91 billion. Essentially Republicans fucked New Orleans. End.)
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/11/louisianas_50-year_coastal_mas.html

12   iwog   Aug 6, 4:04pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

What......everyone quiet all of a sudden?

Fuck Republicans. They are the black death on civilization.

13   iwog   Aug 6, 4:10pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote    

I did some more research because fuck you.

So I've already proved the Republican flood control plan required $91 billion in funding and the huge majority of it was earmarked for New Orleans. If you don't believe me I don't care because it's public record and you can find it in the links I've provided for you. I'm going to bet you don't care either which is why this thread exists.

THE ENTIRE CITY BUDGET FOR NEW ORLEANS IS $1 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY!

How do I know? Because I'm not a Republican assclown and I fucking looked it up. https://www.nola.gov/mayor/budget/documents/2017-budget/2017-adopted-budget/

So the assertion being presented in this thread is that liberals suck because they couldn't implement a Republican flood control plan costing $91 billion with their annual budget of $1 billion which is already spent before the ink is even dry on the document. Fucking amazing. It's inconceivable that you people picked the government.

14   Strategist   Aug 6, 4:20pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

They should not bother to rebuild New Orleans. It's not worth it.

15   Booger   Aug 6, 5:29pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Last Republican Mayor in New Orleans was in 1868. Iwog still blames him.

16   rpanic01   Aug 6, 5:47pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

They should not bother to rebuild New Orleans. It's not worth it.

Just make it part of the swamp tour.

17   Strategist   Aug 6, 6:29pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

rpanic01 says

Strategist says

They should not bother to rebuild New Orleans. It's not worth it.

Just make it part of the swamp tour.

Hey, that's a great idea. The lower levels of NO can be a swamp attraction for tourists. If that does not work lets turn it into a giant prison and hope another Katrina floods it.

18   iwog   Aug 6, 7:23pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Booger says

Last Republican Mayor in New Orleans was in 1868. Iwog still blames him.

Quote where I said that.

19   Quigley   Aug 6, 8:27pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

91 billion is like what, four times the annual budget of Louisiana? So that's never going to happen. Ever. Can get blood from a stone!

Put the Houses on stilts and when it floods who cares?

Edit: three times the budget.
"Between fiscal years 2015 and 2016, total government spending in Louisiana increased by approximately $1.8 billion—from $27.8 billion in fiscal year 2015 to an estimated $29.6 billion in 2016."

20   iwog   Aug 6, 9:38pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Quigley says

91 billion is like what, four times the annual budget of Louisiana? So that's never going to happen. Ever. Can get blood from a stone!

You're right which further illustrates the incomprehensible stupidity of blaming the huge and nearly insurmountable problem of New Orleans flooding ON LIBERALS.

Get it now? You didn't help your case, you simply made this thread look even more asinine.

21   HEY YOU   Aug 6, 10:36pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Living in a flood plain is shear genius.

22   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   Aug 6, 11:24pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Leave it to the FUCKING! LIBBIES! to flood a city with their global warming hoax!

23   iwog   Aug 6, 11:26pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says

Leave it to the FUCKING! LIBBIES! to flood a city with their global warming hoax!

Absolutely. They have gone too far this time!! Flooding New Orleans to try and convince people global warming is real crosses the line.

24   BlueSardine   Aug 7, 6:02am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

If they'd only man up and go with the masculine spelling version (Libbys) they wouldn't attract so much shit...

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says

Leave it to the FUCKING! LIBBIES! to flood a city with their global warming hoax!

25   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 8:09am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

iwog says

Booger says

Last Republican Mayor in New Orleans was in 1868. Iwog still blames him.

Quote where I said that.

You blame Republicans 7 time in this thread, yet the only Republican New Orleans Mayors that ever served was right after the Civil War, and those were appointed by an occupying army.. Once the people there could elect their own again, they elected Democrats. No wonder the place is famous for corruption.

iwog says

It's nice to know that flooding that occurs in a deep red state where 1 - Republicans constantly complain about being overtaxed is somehow the fault of Democrats.

iwog says

So I've already proved the 2 - Republican flood control plan required $91 billion in funding and the huge majority of it was earmarked for New Orleans. If you don't believe me I don't care because it's public record and you can find it in the links I've provided for you. I'm going to bet you don't care either which is why this thread exists.

iwog says

How do I know? Because I'm not a 3 - Republican assclown and I fucking looked it up.

iwog says

So the assertion being presented in this thread is that liberals suck because they couldn't implement a 4 - Republican flood control plan costing $91 billion with their annual budget of $1 billion which is already spent before the ink is even dry on the document. Fucking amazing. It's inconceivable that you people picked the government.

iwog says

100% of this is the fault of the 5 - Republican controlled state of Louisiana. All of it.

I didn't know this until I researched it, an act that apparently the 6 -Republicans on the board are incapable of doing because what...........it requires actually learning something?

Louisiana's 50-year coastal master plan seen as $71 billion short (This article is from 2015 and details the fact that Republicans underfunded their own study by $71 billion on a budget (once again their own) that required $91 billion. Essentially 7 -Republicans fucked New Orleans. End.)

#iwogwrong

26   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 8:11am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

iwog says

100% of this is the fault of the Republican controlled state of Louisiana. All of it.

Show me where New Orleans elected a Republican Mayor???

27   Quigley   Aug 7, 9:07am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

You're right which further illustrates the incomprehensible stupidity of blaming the huge and nearly insurmountable problem of New Orleans flooding ON LIBERALS.

Get it now? You didn't help your case, you simply made this thread look even more asinine.

You've missed my point, which is fine, I didn't spell it out. So here goes: if the plan is so horrifying expensive that to enact it would require the entire budget from three years worth of revenue, nobody (not even Democrats) could make it happen! States aren't allowed to deficit spend or print money. They must balance their budgets. The most they can do is sell bonds but those need to be voter approved. As in, once again Democrats couldn't enact this by themselves even with 100% representation.

So it's really nobody's fault. New Orleans is a flood zone, and anyone living in that area should build houses appropriate for such geography.

28   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 9:13am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

New Orleans is a flood zone, and anyone living in that area should build houses appropriate for such geography.

I've seen houses in Baltimore county (on the Chesapeake Bay) that are on stilts like this:

29   Rew   Aug 7, 9:29am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

Flooding New Orleans to try and convince people global warming is real crosses the line.

;) That was a good one.

30   iwog   Aug 7, 10:01am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

BlueSardine says

Libbie psycho engineers deliberately planned this to garner more future tax dollars for repairs.

Quigley says

f the plan is so horrifying expensive that to enact it would require the entire budget from three years worth of revenue, nobody (not even Democrats) could make it happen! So it's really nobody's fault.

zzyzzx says

Show me where New Orleans elected a Republican Mayor???

The three of you need to get a room.

31   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 10:22am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Why don't you show me where New Orleans elected a Republican Mayor?

32   iwog   Aug 7, 10:27am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

zzyzzx says

Why don't you show me where New Orleans elected a Republican Mayor?

They didn't. It's not relevant. If the mayor of New Orleans was you, how would you have prevented the flooding? (you wont answer this)

The scale of the problem can only be addressed on a state or federal level which is why REPUBLICANS ordered a study and created a master plan. The problem is they severely underfunded it which contrary to what Quigley said, could have been executed successfully with some federal money and a long enough period of time.

However it appears Republicans abandoned the plan and did nothing.

Blaming Democrats on any of this is fucking ridiculous however very representative of the average Republican voter.

33   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 11:27am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

They didn't. It's not relevant.

It is relevant, because if there ever had been a Republican elected mayor of New Orleans, you would be blaming them too.

34   Tenpoundbass   Aug 7, 11:31am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Who gives you the Facts before the MSM?
That's right Numero Moi that's who.

http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/08/saturdays_10-inch_rain_outstri.html

This could have all been avoided had that Monument removal money been used Wisely

35   Strategist   Aug 7, 11:33am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

The scale of the problem can only be addressed on a state or federal level which is why REPUBLICANS ordered a study and created a master plan. The problem is they severely underfunded it which contrary to what Quigley said, could have been executed successfully with some federal money and a long enough period of time.

However it appears Republicans abandoned the plan and did nothing.

The million dollar question ..... are the low lying areas of NO worth rebuilding, when you know it's just a matter of time before the next Katrina shows up?

36   iwog   Aug 7, 11:37am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

zzyzzx says

It is relevant, because if there ever had been a Republican elected mayor of New Orleans, you would be blaming them too.

1. You're lying and I would never make that argument and never have done anything even close.
2. You're essentially admitting that truth means jack shit to you and all you care about is posturing.
3. You've just admitted you're as bad as the worst liberals.

37   iwog   Aug 7, 11:38am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Tenpoundbass says

This could have all been avoided had that Monument removal money been used Wisely

Total bullshit. How's the weather in never never land?

38   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 11:38am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

The million dollar question ..... are the low lying areas of NO worth rebuilding, when you know it's just a matter of time before the next Katrina shows up?

Actually it's how much does it cost to do this:

39   iwog   Aug 7, 11:38am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Strategist says

The million dollar question ..... are the low lying areas of NO worth rebuilding, when you know it's just a matter of time before the next Katrina shows up?

The answer is no. New Orleans should be abandoned and whatever historical buildings can be moved should be relocated.

40   zzyzzx   Aug 7, 11:41am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

1. You're lying

Lying about what? According to this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_New_Orleans
You have to go back to 1872 to find a Republican Mayor. Apparently they missed one, but how much of a difference is that going to make.

41   iwog   Aug 7, 11:47am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

zzyzzx says

iwog says

1. You're lying

Lying about what? According to this list:

You're lying about me hypothetically blaming a Republican mayor for damage that could only have been prevented with a $90 billion project.

I have no fucking clue what you thought you were responding to.

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