June 19, 2006

Nagin Calls for National Guard

Via Fox News:

Mayor Ray Nagin asked the governor Monday to send National Guard troops to patrol his city after a violent weekend in which five teenagers were shot to death.

City leaders convened a special meeting to voice outrage after the killings Saturday in an area near the central business district.


Nagin asked Gov. Kathleen Blanco to send up to 300 National Guard troops and 60 state police officers to patrol the city. The City Council said it also would consider increasing overtime for police to put more officers on the street.

Upon hearing of the request, Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha immediately called for the Louisiana National Guard to redeploy to Bangor, Maine.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 19, 2006 01:03 PM | TrackBack

That was good... too funny!

Posted by: Chris at June 19, 2006 12:49 PM

Fox News has a side item stating the killings appear to be drug-related. Big surprise.

Posted by: Cindi at June 19, 2006 03:39 PM

If only we redeployed out of Iraq(like I said)...we would actually have enough forces to properly help out in New Orlean and defend the southern border of the US. Forget saving the $1000 per person per year we spend in Iraq with no end in sight.
Hero Jack

Posted by: Murtha at June 21, 2006 10:51 AM


GrantMan/Murtha/Centrist has just had his IP banned for “sock-puppeting.” For those of you not familiar with the term, sock-puppeting is the practice of duplicitously posting under multiple screen names. LA Times columnist/blogger Michael Hiltzik recently lost his blog (though not his column) for the same practice, which is roughly defined as "using pseudonyms to bolster his own opinions and belittle those of his detractors."

I do not mind people using anonymous identities or pseudonyms as most posters here do, but I do not condone and will strongly lash out against those who abuse the capability to build strawmen posters who support their views.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at June 21, 2006 11:32 AM