Sunday, August 28, 2005

New Orleans, LA & Mobile, AL

Just catching up on the Hurricane Katrina news on The Weather Channel and FOXNews. If this storm holds together as it comes ashore, the Big Easy is going to get hammered badly. For those unfamiliar with New Orleans, most of the city is actually 12 feet below sea level and relies on levees and pumps to keep dry. The storm surge alone is projected to be 20 to 30 feet high which, while going over the sea walls, might completely destroy them. They're currently talking about 100,000 people unable to evacuate. The human cost and property destruction could be horrendous. Some people are predicting hundreds dead like Camille did in 1969 (225 dead, 8,900 injured, 75 missing - presumed dead). And that's not all.

Look for gas to jump another 10-20 cents a gallon, maybe 50 cents or more if New Orleans and nearby Port Fourchon get hit. According to this article at HogOnIce, 75% of the drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (600+ platforms) is within 40 miles of Port Fourchon, an island supplied by a single two lane bridge. Port Fourchon offloads 18% of domestic oil production and 13% of foreign imports, meaning ANY interruption of service is going to be felt immediately at the pump. Along with the 7 refineries shut down in the Gulf until Katrina disappears, $4 a gallon looks likely very shortly.

Everyone better go buy a Honda and ditch the SUVs for a bit.

UPDATE: Make sure your pop-up blocker is active before visiting "The Drudge Report." He has links to alot of coverage and is reporting 65 foot waves in the open waters of the Gulf.

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the Honda, I'm getting a moped. My heart goes out to those poor souls. Good luck to them.

8/28/2005 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb

8/28/2005 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous another "blow hard" said...

It's been 36 years since Hurricane Camille smacked them in 1969... oddly enough that took place in a "Year of the Rooster" as well...

COULD THE CHINESE BE BEHIND THIS?!!

Bad joke- regardless those N.O. folks are probably going to need some major help cleaning up this mess. Sadly thousands of LA's National Guard are away from home serving in Iraq! They better get the neighboring states Guard personnel mobilized pronto. If it gets real bad maybe Chicago Po-Po can lend a hand like we did so well after 9/11.

Maybe this could finally bring "Dubya" and Cindy Sheehan's Campers together at last- "W" could actually r-e-a-l-l-y finish his National Guard duty at long last by filling up a few sandbags and manning the bullhorn again; and Cindy's Treehuggers could hold on to the local flora and fauna while "kumbaya'ing" for all they're worth to the heavens to take a peg or two outta this apparently "perfect" storm.

Scary stuff- almost makes me feel thankful for "problems" like Deep Tunnel, storm drain blockers and tose Blizzards of `67, `79 & `98 etc...

8/28/2005 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now did they pack 30,000 poor blacks into the superdome in the hopes the hurricane will demolish the stadium and the people in it?

Could be a new way to help people off welfare.


And when the stadium does give way to the hurricane.... How many lawyers will rush to New Orleans from around the country for the MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR lawsuits?




P.O. David Duke

8/28/2005 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they plan to roll the roof open on the superdome as the worse part of the hurricaine hits!

A good Urban Cleansing!


Dick Chenny

8/28/2005 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick I am sure your at a safe undisclosed location for the hurricane.

8/28/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Second City Pool is now open.
10 dollars a square.

What time will mookie start looting the commercial areas following the hurricane.

Send cash only via police mail to

Organized Crime Division
Gambling Unit
Attention: Hurricane Cash Pool

8/28/2005 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Let's see if Katrina hits one of those oil rigs how long before Shell and BP raise prices. Maybe, 10 minutes.

Another thing, how come this storm comes with a Russian-sounding name? Another GOP plot I bet ya.

8/29/2005 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty, you have to stop hangin' with sweetbabyray. He's having a bad influence on you.

8/29/2005 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I think you have it backwards. Lefty is a bad influence on sweetbaby, a true conservative and a proud AMERICAN!

8/29/2005 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you guys want to talk about yourselves why not pick up the phone and have group circle jerk. I'm tired of reading through your lame ass love letters to one another trying to find a decent post.

8/29/2005 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doubles for me! Go visit some fruitabulous bars on the northside and kiss all night. if I have to read another sweetgayray or leftisgay i'll puke!

8/29/2005 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Cmdr. Andrews....See you at the bars....

8/29/2005 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an idea dont live near ocean assholes.....

8/29/2005 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous I hears it all! said...

The time:0330 hrs.
The place: 10300 S. western
The crime: armed robbery of senior citizen
Cars that respond: street deputy, detective car, youth car, 004th district unit sent over for the shift, couple of 022nd district plain clothes cars, two beat cars
The search:everyone looking for four bad guys
The time:about 0340 hrs.
The dispatch: 2212, can i have lunch in 22?
An anonymous voice on zone:thanks for helping us look for these robbery suspects 12
The time:about 0350 hrs. 2212, change my lunch to a personal and I'll go over to 103rd and Western

No wonder the hold-up guys have never been caught!

8/29/2005 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't you catch them Neil?

8/29/2005 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Wow! A liberal gets a few complimentary letters and everyone gets uptight!

To 9:52 and 9:56 posts:

I do not seek the affection of sweetbabyray, or anyone else for that matter, on this board. I am just here to raise the conscience of those who back this elitist president who could care less about the working man.

Now, go back and gleefully read those subtle racist posts and have a chuckle or two. Read again the rantings of the late Dr. Pierce, the proud Aryan warrrior whose poster who have posted above your computer.

8/29/2005 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Crimefile said...

Have a laugh as you watch this video clip where Sheppard Smith asks a stupid question...


http://tiger.towson.edu/users/bstelt1/tvn/shep.mov

8/29/2005 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why didn't you catch them Neil?

2:08 PM

Yeah, Neil, since you are the superman of 022.... and you know EVERYTHING... I am sure you would love to tell us how great you are too. Too bad you have to put everyone else down just to make yourself look good.

8/29/2005 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of the robbery crews hitting western in 022 has been caught. there from 007 why would they come all the way out here to rob people.
P.S Area 2 dicks did a great job. getting a good victim to walk out by being incompetent.

8/29/2005 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Sharpton's driver just pulled a stunt like in the Meeks case. It happened in Texas so you don't have to worry about the officer. Things are different in the rest of the country.

8/29/2005 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to that robbery at 103rd and Western....

It now appears that the 3 male blacks who got away asked a mark 22nd dist car for a ride home because no busses were running on 111th street.


The mark car dropped them off at 87 and the Ryan El stop.



Were getting closer to catching these guys.... I just have a feeling we are close.....

8/30/2005 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How on earth do you feel that we are close to catching these guys if our bad guys hitch a ride out of town by the same police who are looking for them??

8/30/2005 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My suggestion is for Chicago to take over Mardi Gras this year. Let's have all our women practice flashing their breasts for beads. Or bette yet let's have them just flash for free...forget those damn beads!!!

8/30/2005 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, don't knock Neil. According to him, he's one of the best detectives at the Area. He even does police work off-duty. Without Neil, I'd be a lonely PPo.

8/30/2005 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Neil is out there, even on his days off. Don't you think it is sad that he (and other non-22 units)have to take such actions?

8/30/2005 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At least Neil is out there, even on his days off. Don't you think it is sad that he (and other non-22 units)have to take such actions?

I think it is sad that anyone listens to Neil - as he is full of it. I also think it is sad that there are only negative comments made about any of these issues, rather than anything constructive. Also, hey, put your money where your mouth is - if you think you could make it better, bid into 022 and see ....

8/30/2005 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point was N. was out there because other guys are not doing their job. It's not asking for much to just stay on patrol, or when a hot call comes in, respond to it.

8/30/2005 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The female dick who handled the case was picked by the spineless district commander, a dick with eleven months on the dicks.

The guys who should have handled the case and brought seven charges versus three were dumped because they are not female and do not run an tell tales on the troops to the 022nd Commander.

His rule is always go to him do not share info with the tac teams or troops.

I'm glad I am a short timer.

Dont knock NM at least he will do the right thing. That bitch blew of two victims with her arrogance and incompetence.

8/30/2005 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous waffenss said...

Stupid Fuck said @ 9:12 AM,
I also think it is sad that there are only negative comments made about any of these issues, rather than anything constructive.
But you say, I think it is sad that anyone listens to Neil - as he is full of it.

Are you fucking ignorant.

You also said put your money where your mouth is - if you think you could make it better, bid into 022 and see.

I guess that's why an Area 2 Det, left the D unit to go work in his neighborhood (and Maas), because you pussy fucks and the Midnite Tampon Squad can't get the job done. It is sad that other units are out patroling 022, cause the desk needs soda from Whitehen. Yes I was there when a 022 PO called in from there to get their order (and by the way had a radio), I left when I heard on his radio that a squad needed assistance at 101st & Western in my personel car. Where did sackless go the other way to drop off his soda order. So fuck off you pussy no good for nothing dickface.

8/31/2005 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew this was coming before it was reported:

New Orleans police related that a M/B looter was robbed of the property that he had worked so so so hard to loot.

The subjected demanded a police report.


New Orleans police complied. And wrote up an Arrest Report for him.

8/31/2005 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to waffen ss
right back at ya buddy. You know not of what you speak. When you get your facts straight you can go ahead and say whatever you want, but if you look up the facts you will see you are dead wrong.

8/31/2005 07:01:00 PM  

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