Steve G.

Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

From the comments section …

In Activism, Immigration, Libertarian, Libertarian Party-US, Music, Politics, Protest on March 31, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I have no earthly idea why anyone would think this is a song that libertarians would enjoy – and perhaps the person who posted it doesn’t realize how libertarians view immigration, and just looked for blogs where “immigration” was a tag – but we received a comment on the “A Conversation With Mike Gravel” article, asking us to post this video.

Senator Gravel is for completely open borders, of course, so either this gentleman read the entry and disagreed with that stance, or didn’t read the entry and made the assumption that Senator Gravel is against immigration. It’s really unclear at this point why he posted it here; perhaps he will stop back by and fill us in on his motivations.

That being said, I am a big proponent of the arts, and like to support struggling musicians and songwriters whenever I can. So I thought I’d be a nice gal and post it as he requested; and perhaps in exchange, some of our readers may wish to educate this gentleman on libertarian views of immigration.

Here is the comment, as received:


Can you please place a link on your website / or blog; to this Take Back Our Country Song it’s a patriotic song that is very inspiring, and truthful. I wrote this song after being fed up with what I see happening in my neighborhood and to our country daily on the news.

I am just an ordinary citizen that went away to serve at age 19. And I am sick and tired of the lies and chaos our ELECTED SELLOUT OFFICIALS has put this country into. So I wanted to do my part, as a soldier of the USANG, I wrote this song and put it on this video.

My state Louisiana was hit hard by hurricane Katrina and hundreds of illegal aliens moved into our community took away jobs that we Americans were ready to do, and now crime has gone thru the roof. I am sick and tired of these people in my neighborhood and hanging out on our street corners. WE MUST DO SOMETHING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS!

Please check out my video Take Back Our Country Song on here’s the link. And FORWARD it to everyone on your email list. This is my way of fighting back and giving back to my country.

Please, I served my country in the US Army National Guards, and I hate what’s happening to our country. We must do all we can to Take Her Back!

Thank you,
Richie Collins

Take Back Our Country

The YouTube description of the song is as follows:

Get your copy of the Take Back Our Country song burn it to a CD and get ready to PLAY IT LOUD on May 2008 this is the next planned march of the SPAM (Spanish People Advocacy Movement)! WANTED: Established Male Artist, Establish Male Bands wanted to sing this song! Let’s negotiate you putting this song on your next album release! I am not a singer; I need someone to sing this song for me with a band….etc…. Send me your videos at, but you got to get the song first.

This is my way of doing my part to fight this illegal invasion of our country. This video is a National Boycott against illegal immigration and everything it stands for. All Legal People of this land know there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. And “The American Axis of Evil” know they have done this wrong! (The American Axis of Evil 1. The President 2. The Congress 3. Anyone who thinks illegal immigration is ok, this is done all for GREED. You don’t sell out the country that I served in proudly USANG FOR MONEY! HOW MANY BILLIONS DO DICK CHENEY need? This is harming this nation. Most of our United States Representatives have allowed these illegal aliens to linger in our country. WE THE LEGAL PEOPLE of the United States demand that you DEPORT everyone that has entered illegally! They must come in this country the right way! Please join me at my Blog and to get your copy of Take Back Our Country go to

Thoughts? Comments? Criticisms?

Alleged Katrina victim seeks $3 Quadrillion in damages

In Courts and Justice System, Crazy Claims, Fraud, Lies and the lying liars who tell them, Media, Taxation on January 10, 2008 at 12:33 am

Katrina claims graphicUpon a review of claims for government compensation following Hurricane Katrina, 247 claims for damages were for at least $1 billion each, while one seeks a staggering $3 quadrillion.

How much is a quadrillion? Let’s put this into perspective. The US Gross Domestic Product for 2007 was “only” $13.2 trillion. Katrina “only” caused $60 billion in insured losses and may cost Southeastern states an additional $125 billion in losses, which is together only a small percentage of what this person is seeking.

To give you a visual, a stack of one quadrillion pennies would reach Saturn. Therefore, this claimant is asking for enough pennies to go to Saturn, back to Earth, and back to Saturn again.

Perhaps they just want to visit their home planet, come back to get their stuff, then go back again.

The strange thing is, the person who filed that claim lives in a town called Baker, which is 93 miles northwest of New Orleans. In other words, that town was not directly affected by Hurricane Katrina, and certainly was not flooded out by the broken levees, so it can’t be from the Town of Baker. However, the city has a trailer park where hundreds of evacuees have resided since Katrina, so it is possible that the claim was filed by an actual Katrina survivor.

I’d be very interested to know why they think they are entitled to such a bizarre amount of damages; however, the only information being released is the amount and the zip code from which the claim originated.

Thus far, 247,000 claims have been filed. Currently, the larger claims (over $1 billion each) add up to a staggering $3,014,170,389,176,410 thus far. Based upon prior reports of massive fraud with regard to this particular disaster, I’d guess most of that is based upon fraudulent or artificially inflated claims.

The City of New Orleans filed a claim for $77 billion. Fifteen claims over $1 billion involved a death. Fourteen were from businesses, including several insurance companies.

If you’re in the business of insuring people against catastrophe, and keeping almost all the money from insureds (and probably denying a lot of valid claims, since insurance companies are well known to do that) I don’t think the government needs to reimburse you when you finally forced to pay out. After all, that payout comes out of my pocket and the pockets of hardworking people. You voluntarily accepted the risk, so it’s your problem, not ours.


Source: CBS News “Katrina Victim Sues For $3 Quadrillion”