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Monday, May 7, 2007

Boyda Being Abandoned

Stay Red Kansas reports that Boyda is not meeting the benchmarks laid down by the national Democrats, making her ineligible for their support, all the while playing it off that she wants to be independent.


Anonymous said...

OMG! Did Krazy Kathy really think it was a good idea to use the destruction Greenburg as a time to make a political statement?!? If you missed it, she said that the clean up would be slow because there are National Guard troops and equipment in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

she's right though...

Our trucks are in Iraq and won't be able to dig Kansans outta this.

Anonymous said...

Press release from the National Guard.

National Guard Responds to Kansas Tornado
By Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2007 – More than 300 members of the Kansas National Guard have been activated in response to a powerful tornado that almost destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kan., May 4.
Guard members are assisting in search-and-rescue efforts in the wake of the tornado, which was classified as an F-5, the highest rating given by the National Weather Service.

The tornado wiped out much of the small town, knocking out power, water, natural gas and communications. To date, 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries have been reported.

The Kansas National Guard's 278th Sustainment Brigade has established a joint task force near the incident site. In addition to search-and-rescue efforts, the troops are working on power generation, logistical support, debris clearing, support to law enforcement, supporting establishment of shelters and distribution of food and water.

Currently, the Kansas National Guard has 88 percent of its forces available, 60 percent of its Army Guard dual-use equipment on hand, and more than 85 percent of its Air Guard equipment on hand, said Randal Noller, public affairs officer for the National Guard Bureau. Under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which is a national partnership agreement that allows state-to-state assistance during governor or federally declared emergencies, Kansas has more than 400,000 Guardsmen available to it, he pointed out. However, Kansas has not yet requested assistance from other states.

The National Guard Bureau has offered liaison, operational, communications, contracting, search-and-rescue, public affairs and community relations support, and is prepared to support the governor in any way possible, Noller said.

Anonymous said...

According to the Department of Defense, Kansas National Guard is operating with 88 percent of their equipment - more than enough for the community of Greensburg's cleanup efforts. It is a shame Kathleen Sebelius is turning the tragedy of this community into a political opportunity for herself.

Anonymous said...

It the Dem's would have passed the war funding bill 2-3 months ago, the funding would be there to replace the guard equipment!

Anonymous said...

if the republican had done it 2 years ago, we would have had it!

blind partisanship is stupid

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