Katrina-How About That Couple Who Sold Their Donated House Without Spending On Day In It?

It's time to catch up on the Katrina aftermath.

How about that lovely couple who sold the donated house given to them by a kind church? Sold it at a handsome profit, in fact.

They defend themselves by standing on the strict technality of law but those of us with common sense out here in la-la land know greed and ungraciousness when we see it.

Also, suicide notes leads to dismembered body as violence escalates in New Orleans' French quarter. Some serious shooting going on there as well.

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Husband's note on refrigerator for wife...

Someone from the Gyna Colleges called.
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AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

Police in Oakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, "Please come out and give yourself up."

An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his ow! n bank accounts.

A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: "Give me all your money or I'll shoot", the man shouted, "That's not what I said!".

A man spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart". "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"

In Modesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket.

Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat, going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and! down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in
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Katrina Couple "Flips" Home Donated to Them

We continue to document the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina for baby Kaitlyn Mae that she knows how it happened, why it happened and now, how New Orleans struggles to recover.

For it's been declared all the fault of the federal government even though those folks in Louisiana had plenty of notice that a hurricane was bearing down on them. Yet they chose to stay. And THIS is the fault of President Bush.

Now it's not even clear if this fine pair were either homeless due to Hurricane Katrina or even if they are a "couple" at all.

But anyway, God Bless America and the Entrepreneurial spirit which made this country strong.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A church that wanted to do something special for Hurricane Katrina victims gave a $75,000 house, free and clear, to a couple who said they were left homeless by the storm. But the couple turned around and sold the place without ever moving in, and went back to New Orleans.

"Take it up with God," an unrepentant Joshua Thompson told a TV reporter after it was learned that he and the woman he identified as his wife had flipped the home for $88,000.

Church members said they feel their generosity was abused by scam artists. They are no longer even sure that the couple were left homeless by Katrina or that they were a couple at all.

So Joshua tells those who think taking a donated home and flipping it at a handsome profit is in poor taste, to "take it up with God".

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You know what? Joshua can just go right to Hell, do not pass go.

Of course, Joshua and his scheming partner in this deal WILL likely go to hell and at that time we assume ole Joshua will be taking it up with God.

For Joshua's broken no laws. The house was given to him by kindly church members who wanted to provide him and his significant other a paid-for house for the one they allegedly lost due to Hurricane Katrina.

See, we understand bad taste out here in la-la land. Sure, ole Joshua won't go to jail, nor should he. But we know poor taste and don't forget that some other hurricane-devastated couple could have used that house.

Let us immortalized this pair that Kaitlyn Mae will someday see that for all the shouting that Hurricane Katrina was somehow Bush's fault, well note that the "victims" themselves aren't doing such a good job of recovering.

So Who’s Moving Back to New Orleans?

Came across this weird news item and have to hope that this is not the norm in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

NEW ORLEANS - A note found on the body of a suicide jumper led police to a French Quarter apartment where they found his girlfriend's charred head in a pot on the stove, her arms and legs in the oven and her torso in the refrigerator, a law enforcement officer said Wednesday. New Orleans Police spokesmen confirmed that a 26-year-old woman was found dismembered Tuesday night in her apartment above a voodoo shop.

Note that this couple lived above a “voodoo shop”. Which may mean nothing but then again …

A More “Normal” Crime Wave Rages in New Orleans

You know all those New Orleans cops who abandoned their post during Hurricane Katrina? Looks like they haven’t come back yet.

NEW ORLEANS -- A gunman wounded five people in a French Quarter bar early Tuesday, the latest violence in a city struggling to rein in crime as it recovers from Hurricane Katrina.

The gunman walked into Club Decatur around 12:30 a.m. and shot three men, said police Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson. He said two women were grazed by bullet fragments.

Let the record show that it is now 11/30/06, over a year after Hurricane Katrina and after billions thrown at the resurrection of that city.

And yet…well they don’t appear to be doing all that well.
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