March 27, 2009, - 6:50 pm

Shoe/Other Foot: So, Will There Be Cries of Racism About the Fargo Levee Collapsing & the President’s Response?

By Debbie Schlussel
So, I noticed the floods in the northern U.S.–particularly in North Dakota, in the Fargo and Bismarck areas.
And I wondered, Hmmm . . . these people affected by this act of G-d are mostly White. And we have a Black President. That begs these questions, which invoke images of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in which the race hustlers and their best buds in the mainstream media were out in full force against a President who happened to be White:
* Will we hear cries of racism about how this act of G-d flooding of the Missouri and Red Rivers is the work of Barack Obama as an evil plot against the largely White people of these Northern Plains states?


Bismarck, One of Many Sites of

Obama’s “Racist Flood Against White People”

* Will Oprah, after a week of stupid re-runs, come to Fargo to do her show from the Fargo Dome or go to Bismarck and insist on the National Guard taking time away from saving people so she can see the inside of the empty Bismarck Arena, where–unlike in New Orleans–none of the evacuees raped other evacuees? Will Oprah have her proud high school grad “reporter,” Lisa Ling, and gay decorator bud, Nate Berkus, fly to Fargo and offer some poor White person sleeping in a park shelter for his dog, but not for him, as they did with a Black man in Hurricane Katrina-stricken New Orleans? Will Ling proudly remark that she can’t help but conclude that President Obama would have done a quicker, better job of rescuing these people had they not been White?
* Will the national mainstream news media spends days, weeks, months doing national broadcasts and specials blaming the flooding of Fargo and the failure of the Red River levee on Barack Obama and his administration?
* Will Barack Obama’s FEMA director, Craig Fugate, be fired and ridiculed as the butt of jokes for the rest of his life? “Heckuva Job, Fugee.”
* Will NBC News promise to open a national bureau in Fargo to document the rebuilding, but never actually open such a bureau?
* Will Barack Obama make a speech to the nation announcing gazillions of dollars to the people of Fargo for education and rebuilding and baby sitter services?
* Will the people of Fargo each be given hundreds or thousands of dollars in vouchers, which they then go use to buy condoms, porn, entrance into strip clubs, tattoos, nail and hair salon services, and video games?
* Will all of the major TV networks and major celebrities do a national TV telethon for the mostly White victims of the flood? Will Mike Myers tell Kanye West live on the telethon that “Barack Obama Doesn’t Care About White People“?
I’m sure none of these things will happen. And I’m sure no-one will be asking these questions (except Sean Vannity and WND after they steal them from me). And you won’t hear shouts of racism against the Obama White House over this.
But it’s interesting when the shoe is on the other foot, isn’t it?

23 Responses

I live in North Dakota, and this is not the first time our state has suffered a major disaster of some sort. 5 years ago it was Grand Forks that flooded due to the red river, 4 years ago is was Jamestown and Fargo. We have drought, massive hail storms that wipe out everything, and I mean everything, crops, cars and houses. We have tornadoes, and we have floods. Never in any of these disasters have the proud, hard working people of North Dakota asked for a handout from the Government nor do we ever expect one. We take care of ourselves.
Other than the few pictures that the major news media can flash on their screens for a few days, none of the devastation will be reported on in a week. Right now all thats on the national news is Fargo. Well hate to tell you, the middle of the state has the knife river thats wiping out towns across the state and the Missouri river that’s wiping out south Bismarck(the other major city here)
As for Hoe prah, that cow can stay in Chit cago with her lover Gail, and her femmy interior designer. One look at a John Deere Tractor will send them scurring back across the border. AND we didn’t vote the the O so he can stay in DC and plan his next tax payer tuesday night party with the wife and leave us alone.

wolf2012 on March 27, 2009 at 9:01 pm

North Dakotans, Iowans, etc. are not welfare dependent parasites like the New Orleans Katrinas are. That’s the difference.

lexi on March 27, 2009 at 9:37 pm

No, there will be no national outrage except amongst us, the Conservatives who want fairness from the media. It was similar last spring when the floods hit Iowa and that got much less attention than Katrina; “George Bush Hates White People” <a href=”

DPShow on March 27, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I seriously doubt any of the things you mention will happen, just as you seldom heard about the people in South Mississippi who actually suffered much worse and more widespread devastation as a direct result of Katrina’s storm surge. Why not? Because the people of North Dakota will pull themselves up by their boot straps and rebuild their homes, communities, and towns, just like the people of South MS did.

Bill on March 27, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Since we’re discussing the character of the people of North Dakota, I want to share with you a song I just recently learned to sing.
The first time I ever heard this song, it was performed by Terry Raff, “The Singing Mountain Man”, at a gathering of the Cowboy Poets of Idaho in the Roxy Theatre in Saint Anthony, Idaho.
This thoroughly documented incident happened on 15 March 1920 in Oliver County, North Dakota.
The town of Center, North Dakota has erected a small stone monument to the memory of Hazel Miner.
Written and Recorded by: Chuck Suchy
Wings on the snow,
A fate not chose,
Morning finds
A dove so froze,
Who too soon thought
The Spring arrived.
In warmth below,
Her love survived.
Up in Oliver County,
On the West Dakota plain,
Lived a farmer’s daughter,
Hazel Miner was her name.
She was soon to come in bloom,
A prairie rose of Spring.
She’d never see
The young girl dreams
Her sixteenth year would bring.
Hush a bye,
Don’t you cry,
Cold is like a sorrow.
Sing a song,
It won’t be long,
You’ll be warm tomorrow.
A 1920 mid-March storm
Caused school
To let out early,
So each child
Could reach their farm
Before the blizzard’s fury.
With her brother,
Sister bundled tight,
Hazel hitched the sleigh.
In the night
Of blinding white,
She somehow lost her way.
For half a day,
They plodded on,
Then darkness,
Hazel put
The young ones down,
Laid her body o’er them.
Through the night,
She gave them songs
And stories to sustain.
Near the dawn,
Her strength all gone,
Three by sleep were claimed.
Hush a bye,
Don’t you cry,
Cold is like a sorrow.
Sing a song,
It won’t be long,
We’ll be warm tomorrow.
Silent song,
Paling wind.
Storm at end,
Begin again.
Not all to soar
The winds aloft,
Stiffened wings,
Her feathers soft.
The next day,
The searchers came
And found her horse
Still standing.
Its eyes and nose
Frozen closed,
No duty more demanding.
They lifted Hazel from the snow,
Only limp her hair.
With sadness, joy,
The girl and boy,
Alive beneath her there.
Hush a bye,
Don’t you cry,
Cold is like a sorrow.
Sing a song,
It won’t be long,
You’ll be warm tomorrow.
Wings on the snow,
A fate not chose,
Morning finds
A dove so froze,
Who too soon thought
The Spring arrived,
In warmth below,
Her love survived.
Hush a bye,
Don’t you cry,
Cold is like a sorrow.
Sing a song,
It won’t be long,
You’ll be warm tomorrow.
Hush a bye,
Don’t you cry,
You’ll be warm tomorrow.
Born 11 April 1904 in Sanger, Oliver County, North Dakota, HAZEL DULCIE MINER was the daughter of William Miner, a farmer, and his wife Blanche. “Kind of a quiet girl, she was”, recalled the county registrar of deeds, whose daughter had played with Hazel. “Sort of motherly, for one so young.” Her father considered her highly dependable. Her obituary described her as “quiet and loving”, with a “sunny, cheerful nature” and having a liking for children. She was an eighth-grader at the one room school in Center, Oliver County, North Dakota, and had planned to start high school in Bismarck, North Dakota that fall.
On 15 March 1920, the first day of the blizzard, the Miner children’s one room school let out early to enable the students to reach their homes before the storm hit. Many of the country school students, like the Miner children, were used to driving back and forth to school with a horse and buggy, but the school teacher had a rule that no child was permitted to drive home in bad weather without permission from a parent. William Miner, who was worried about the blizzard conditions, rode the two miles to the school on a saddle horse to escort his children home. At about one o’clock he hitched their horse, “Old Maude”, up to their light sleigh and told Hazel to wait while he went back to the school’s barn to get his horse. Hazel wasn’t strong enough to keep the horse from heading out into the blizzard before her father came back from the barn. William Miner searched for his children, but soon realized they must have gotten lost and went home to mount a search party. All throughout the countryside, farm families manned phone lines, summoning men to join a search party to look for the missing Miner children. Even though she was familiar with the road, Hazel quickly became disoriented by the blinding white snow that made it impossible to see more than a few feet in front of her. A warm coat, hat, gloves and sturdy, one buckle overshoes couldn’t keep her hands and feet from becoming numb in the freezing temperatures. When the sled hit a coulee, Hazel slid from the sled into waist deep, mushy snow. She said, “Oh, my! I am wet clear to the waist and my shoes are full of water”, her brother recalled later. The harness had slipped and she had to readjust it. Soaking wet, freezing, and exhausted, Hazel led the horse forward into the swirling white snow, only to discover she had lost sight of the road. There were few landmarks on the prairie to guide them.
The children continued on, growing more tired and cold. Then the sled again hit an obstruction and tipped over, throwing Hazel over the dashboard into the snow. Fifteen year old Hazel, ten year old Emmet, and eight year old Myrdith, tried to push the sled upright, but weren’t strong enough, even with all three of them pushing. Using the overturned sled as a shelter, Hazel spread two blankets, told Emmet and Myrdith to lie down, and placed a third blanket atop them. The children tried to keep moving to stay warm. Hazel huddled beside her brother and sister, warming them with her body heat, and told them stories to keep them awake. They sang all four verses of AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, a song they had sung during opening exercises at the country school that morning, and said the Lord’s Prayer. Hazel told her siblings again and again, “Remember, you mustn’t go to sleep – – – even if I do. Promise me you won’t, no matter how sleepy you get. Keep each other awake! Promise?” Her brother and sister promised. All night long the children could hear a dog barking, but no one came. As the night wore on, Hazel talked less and less, until she finally became silent.
Her brother Emmet later recalled the blizzard for an article in the 15 March 1963 issue of the BISMARCK TRIBUNE:
“The robe kept blowing down and Hazel kept pulling it up until she got so she couldn’t put it up any more. Then she covered us up with the robe and lay down on top of it. I told Hazel to get under the covers too, but she said she had to keep us children warm, and she wouldn’t do it … I tried to get out to put the cover over Hazel, but I could not move because she was lying on the cover. The snow would get in around our feet, we couldn’t move them, then Hazel would break the crust for us. After awhile she could not break the crust anymore, she just lay still and groaned. I thought she must be dead, then I kept talking to Myrdith so she wouldn’t go to sleep.”
A search party of more than thirty men looked desperately for the children throughout the afternoon and evening. They had to give up when it grew dark, but set out again the next morning. When they finally found the children it was two o’clock on 16 March 1920, twenty five hours since the children had first set out from the school house. The overturned sled, with the horse still hitched up to it, was resting in a coulee two miles south of the school. “With breathless haste we harried to the rig and will never forget the sight that met our eyes”, said one of the men. The searchers found the rigid Hazel lying over her siblings, covering them with her body. Her coat, which she had unbuttoned, was spread over the bodies of the two younger children and her arms were stretched out over them. Beneath her, still alive, were Emmet and Myrdith. “Maude”, the gentle horse, was standing patiently beside the overturned sled, also still alive. If the horse had moved, the three children would have been tipped into the snow.
They took the three children to the home of William Starck, a neighbor, and cared for them “tenderly”. Starck’s daughter, Anna Starck Benjamin, who was four and a half at the time, remembered “the sound of Hazel’s outstretched arms as they brushed against the furniture as they brought her into the house, and took her into my parents’ bedroom. The crackling sound as that of frozen laundry brought in off the clothes line in winter. Then I remember the crying, so much crying.” They worked over Hazel for hours, trying to revive her, but there was no hope. Hazel’s mother, Blanche, was brought to the Starck house when they found the children and sat in a chair, rocking and rocking, while they tended to the three children. Throughout the long night when the children were missing, she had been kept company by neighbors. At one point she drifted off, and said later that her daughter had come to her in a dream. In the dream, Hazel said, “I was cold, Mama, but I’m not anymore.”
At Hazel’s funeral, the minister preached a sermon from JOHN 15:13, “Greater love hath no man that he lay down his life for his friend”, and said, “Here and there are occasionally people who by their acts and lives endeavor to imitate Him.”
Hazel was one of thirty four people who died during the blizzard, which lasted three days.
If you’ll use Google to search the Internet, or if you’ll search the archives of my blog, you can find more information, including photographs.
I think the album, “DAKOTA BREEZES”, by North Dakota cowboy singer/songwriter Chuck Suchy, is available for purchase from the usual sources.
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

writesong on March 27, 2009 at 9:51 pm

John Mallernee,
Thank you for your post above. I actually live in Hazen ND, which is only 15 miles from Center. We have had more blizzards this year than we’ve had in the last 20 years! That’s why the flooding is so bad.
I should also point out that no, we are not a welfare state, people here are too busy WORKING! We have the lowest unemployment rate in the union and are one of the few state’s that’s operating in the black.

wolf2012 on March 27, 2009 at 10:16 pm

We are living in the “Dark Ages” all over again, except this time we are governed by know-nothing empty-suits who lied to the idiot voters to access power.
And these know-nothing-empty-suits-clowns in the White House and in Congress are in the process of destroying America by reducing it to some kind of a socialist-communist Third World Banana Republic.
I hope those idiots who voted for Hussein and his comrades in Congress get what they asked for.
Finally, I get to see how sadomasochists look like in real life on a large scale.

Independent Conservative on March 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm

YOU will be pretending to be observing the sabbath tomorrow, Shabbos Shalom…and MY SITE will be giving a little shout out to Fargo, who besides the troops in Baghdad, were the primary readers of “Jew Girl”!

EminemsRevenge on March 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm

OBAMA don’t care about White People.
(note: I must confess that I heard that “mantra” somewhere else after Katrina but what is good for the “goose”…is good for the gander).
Jeffrey Schrembs, American Citizen

Nostradamus on March 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Congress and the president have different priorities:

Jewel Atkins on March 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

As a matter of fact, yes, Fanatical conservatives did immediately cry racism and called this situation “the black Katrina”
….Except that this disaster hasn’t claimed even the tiniest fraction as many lives or homes. Get over yourself.

scythemantis on March 28, 2009 at 5:01 am

Black are the eternal victims and anything bad that happens to them is reason enough to scream racism and then receive all kinds of help. Kind of like children that were only ever taught to hold out the hand instead of doing something themself.
The self reliant whites know that no one will come and help. They must do it themselves. No yelling or screaming of racism by so and so,just get out there and do the job. Frankly I am sick of blacks who just want a handout. Lazy. So very lazy.

Chuck W on March 28, 2009 at 6:05 am

You know, these floods in North Dakota WILL be the Katina of this BRITISH BORN, NOT NATURAL BORN usurper called a President and his lackies in the global elite media compound that makes TAS and PRAVDA look legit.
Same can be said for sending troops into Afghanistan and not going through the Constitutional channels to do it…MORE POOPING BLOOD ON THAT DOCUMENT!!
Obama is no more a President then my being Governor of my state…a job I WOULDN’T WANT MYSELF!
Next thing you know, FEMA Shelters will open up and the propaganda fascist media will intone how good it is…NOTHING OF THE KIND ESPECIALLY TO GLENN SCHMECK AND HIS PHONY 912PROJECT!

NEPatriot on March 28, 2009 at 8:16 am

“Obama doesn’t care about White People”?
Starting about 40 years, America’s politicians stopped caring about White People,and don’t care to this day anymore – and that’s just the WHITE politicians, for starters.

OldSchoolW on March 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

No, they won’t blame President Obama. they will blame George Bush. It is his fault, just like Katrtina was.
George Bush was insensitive to the great dangers of global warming, and of course, the tragedy in Fargo was caused by global warming. President Obama will do his best to retrieve this situation that was caused by our former president who showed his contempt for the international community, his contempt for science, and the well being of all of us by ignoring the challenge of global warming.
President Obama is helping the residents of North Dakota to the best of his ability. The main thing he is doing is trying to pass his energy tax which will help us control our irresistable urge to promote global warming and waste energy. He will use the money from this tax to help all of us.

c f on March 28, 2009 at 3:54 pm

There have been cries of racism since B.O. first became a candidate but the drones in the media have silenced them by ignoring them.
This is yet another instance where whites are treated worse than illegal mexicans. The government sent a ton of aid to Mexico when they had their earth quake and then bitched about the lack of ethnic food sent.
In a way it’s a tribute to how the world views white people, in general. Even dirt poor and down on their luck they still don’t need shit from the government except to be left alone. They aren’t raping and killing and blaming the black man.

samurai on March 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Obama totally ignored the ice storm in Kentucky. Bush was far from perfect but at least he would hit the ground and check on people.
As for Katrina, if the Democrat Governor Blanco and Mr “Chocalate Mayor” Nagin had listened to FEMA and Bush before the storm and did as they where begged to do, the deaths would have been thousands less! I watched those two idiots on the news BEFORE the storm and they did not have a clue!

Holly on March 29, 2009 at 12:58 am

I also didn’t see anything done for Galveston Texas last year when they were hit with a hurricane. That had nothing to do with Obum, but the government in general didn’t do anything. No telethons from celebrities to rebuild, no FEMA camps or credit card handouts, no Oprah show, no Brad pitt meeting with Pelosi to discuss how to rebuild. Oh thats right, Galveston was made up of white people. enough said……

wolf2012 on March 29, 2009 at 10:15 am

Where is the 24/7 Fargo flood channel?

Candy Slice on March 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Hey Black people:
WHAT “Racism”?
WHAT “Oppression”?
WHAT “Man out to get the brothers”?
WHAT “Keepin’ the Black Man down”?

OldSchoolW on March 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Someone already mentioned the Iowa floods but it needs to be said that there remains considerable damage and outright destruction. Like Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and the tiny little Mexican island of Cozumel where Katrina sat for 24 hours, home and business owners immediately set out to clear the devastation, regroup and get on with their lives.

iowavette on March 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

What’s that that I don’t hear from the mostly White population of Fargo?
Oh that’s right:”HELP! HELP! WE NEED HEELLLLLP!!!!”
You remember,don’t you?

OldSchoolW on March 31, 2009 at 4:44 pm


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