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A Big ‘No’ To Baltimore From FEMA

June 20, 2015 | Alex DeMetrick | CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The federal government has given a big “no” to Baltimore. A request to FEMA to declare April’s riots a major disaster has been rejected

The damage was only few days old when Governor Hogan walked neighborhoods hit by rioting and looting, as business owners asked for help.

“We’ve spent millions of dollars in the past few days already. We’re going to be reaching out to the president to try to get some federal funds in here,” Hogan said.

The governor requested FEMA declare the riot a major disaster. But the request has been turned down, FEMA saying federal disaster aid is not appropriate for such an event.

“I hope it’s a glitch. I hope it’s something that can be remedied relatively quickly,” said William Pete Welch, City Councilman. […/]

More: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/06/20/a-big-no-to-baltimore-from-fema/

I can’t think of a funnier piece of irony than Baltimore being turned down. Of course those grounds were generic, not a federal disaster. No, the national disaster was in the leadership and Mayor of the city. Then they had the chutzpah to request a bailout for damages. That could prime the pump for future riots. Maybe they could make them annual events?

So reaching out to the president wasn’t exactly fruitful. Well, he does everything else by executive action, why not do a Baltimore bailout? No qualifications necessary.

They hope it was just a glitch. Did someone not sign the request or date it properly? There couldn’t possibly be any legitimate reason not to approve it. Now they’ll appeal it because they couldn’t hear the word “no” the first time. I suppose they could call it social justice? Just blame it on structural racism. Maybe declare it a green sustainability project?

Get out the whoopee cushion.

Breaking-bad Baltimore mayor wants riot bailout

You knew it was coming and now Baltimore planners are back at the public trough looking for relief for the riot damage.

The mayor who told the police to give them room to loot is scheming with her cohorts (aka partners in crime) to get Federal coffers via FEMA to pay for at least 75% of the damage, they are now pegging to about 20 million. (for opening bid)

See Washington Times

The planners are named Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat. They are the ones responsible for the calculations, and the signatories of the request.

The payees are red-blooded Americans who keep FEMA afloat for such natural disasters as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and Superstorm Sandy, and FEMA, as you may or may not know, is no tightwad.

Why should they pay for their own malfeasance when the Federal Government can pick up the tab?

On a dual track with the economic damage, Rawlings stand-down order and the following charges from the prosecutor, had the effect of neutering the police. Since the riots the skyrocketing crime and murder rate are the direct results. And right on clockwork, they are complaining about police’s reluctance to enforce the law. Go figure. What a tangled web of lunacy Baltimore concocted.

But the 20 million is just a proposed starting estimate on the riot damage. At the same time they are asking for de facto bailout from taxpayers, Baltimore’s financial officer says the fiscal shape of the city is very good and strong. But why worry themselves over the expenses?

Now that I know that I think I’ll start calling her “super cell” Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Ref: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/1/deborah-simmons-stephanie-rawlings-blake-larry-hog/