“Heck of a job, Brock” another FEMA failure

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Brock Long, FEMA political appointee

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter started the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Purpose, to provide assistance to local governments hit with disasters. Typically, FEMA doesn’t respond unless a governor requests federal assistance during or leading up to a disaster.

After 9/11, FEMA became part of the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Branch serving at the will of the President.  Sadly this means the President is allowed to make political appointments.

As my readers know all too well, political appointments all too often yield uneducated and unqualified political appointees, instead of people who can perform.

Such is the case of Donald Trump’s political appointee Brock Long, FEMA Director.


Brock Long earned a MA in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University, West Virginia. For those of us who have ever served in any capacity of Academia, we know Criminal Justice majors are the least educated members of our society.  Why seems to be geared toward the mentality that police officers only follow orders.  The military style philosophy.

He served as a regional manager there during George W. Bush’s administration before leading the Alabama Emergency Management Agency from 2008 to 2011, including during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Long joined the George W. Bush Jr. administration in November 2001 as a hurricane program manager in FEMA for six states, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.  He, Michael Browne, and John E. Pennington ( fired from FEMA and Snohomish County for unethical conduct unbecoming of a public officer) were major participants in FEMA’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Mr. Long’s major achievement was the distribution of a hurricane computer game for grade-school students that focused on preparedness for such storms.  Presumably because our children don’t have enough games to play at home.

Mr. Long left FEMA in 2006. The following year, he was named southeast regional director for Beck Disaster Recovery, a consulting firm that specialized in emergency planning, disaster training and post-event recovery.

In January 2008, Long became director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, where he directed the state’s response to incidents as different as the H1N1 flu virus and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as hurricanes and other storms. Long’s experience with schools was particularly prized by Alabama after a school in the town of Enterprise collapsed during a 2007 tornado, killing eight students.

He had no management skills prior to receiving political appointments, and at least part of his degree (MS) appears to have been earned ” online.”

In 2017, Long unjustly received widespread praise by President Trump for his handling of the federal response to Hurricane Harvey, the first major natural disaster faced by the Trump administration in 2017.

Instead of actually doing anything to assist disaster victims prior to Hurricane Harvey, Long appeared on the scene just long enough to grab the limelight, hand out food supplies and take pictures ( in dress clothes, adding insult the average working class American).

Mistakenly, Long said emergency management begins at the local level and that it is FEMA’s job to serve in a supportive role.  A gross understatement, as FEMA’s role is Emergency Management, before, after and during disasters.  Mistakes often made by persons who lack the education and knowledge of why and how FEMA was created.

 

During a visit to Texas after the storm, President Trump introduced Mr. Long as “a man who really has become very famous on television in the last couple of days.”  After seeing this, I remember saying ” am I reading this right? People are dying, without water, food, and electricity, and our FEMA Director’s proudest accomplishments should be how famous he will become as a result of being on television.  America is in trouble!”

Personally I’d prefer not to be associated with failing to adequately respond in performing my job, human suffering, and causing the deaths of hundreds, in a very public way.

 

Is being famous really important when fellow Americans are without food, clean water,  and electricity?

Leaders problem solve, this involves reaching across the political lines to find solutions, not a ” my way or the highway” approach.  Sadly, Brock Long represents what’s wrong with Washington D.C.


America is harmed by not having qualified persons running FEMA  

With no surprise my readers probably already guessed that I was no Donald Trump supporter. Frankly speaking, I felt he was unqualified to serve as a Diplomat for America – and I was no fan of his T.V. show The Apprentice, which I view as mindless television, harming our children into believing that winning is more important than working together to find solutions.  However, I first gave Trump the benefit of the doubt, until he disrespected German Chancellor Angela Merkel by refusing to shake her hand. 

Not because I believe Chancellor Angela Merkel is right on immigration ( fact is I believe she created a dangerous situation for Germany by allowing Muslims to immigrate at will), because I expect the President of the United States ( my homeland)  to be respectful, and to act respectful, to elected leaders around the World. Chancellor Angela Merkel is no exception because she’s a female or has different views about immigration (which I certainly do not and never will share).

 And tweeting threats to North Korea is not making us safer, its harming America’s credibility throughout the World, and makes us look like bullies who act on impulse and not with diplomacy.

 


A few weeks ago, I witnessed our President Tweet that Puerto Rico residents were “second class citizens”, for me, it was time to speak out.  Taking this phrase apart word by word, “Second” speaks for itself, meaning not first. Presumably referring to the America’s main land residents in first place.  Winners apparently, not just lucky to born on the mainland.  Next, class refers to a superior group of persons. For me, all life on planet Earth is sacred.  Lastly, citizens. The word citizen according to Dictionary.com means “a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien ). “


Puerto Rico is an American territory, meaning all Puerto Ricans are “citizens of the US.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

  Nothing second class about US citizens. 

 So why did it take eight days for Brock Long to respond to Hurricane Maria?  Seems to me that Long too believes that Puerto Rico residents are “second class citizens” and simply implemented policy, also known as “class warfare.”

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_conflict

 Problem for me, Brock Long disrespected fellow Americans, and as such, he will receive as much sunshine as our Freedom of Information Act allows.

 


 

 

In 2014, John E. Pennington, a political to FEMA Region X ( George W Bush Jr. forced his resignation after he learned that he was treated for major mental health issues and enjoys abusing women and children) and Snohomish County Emergency Management  (terminated after he was caught via public records criminally harassing the Gold Bar Reporter and trying to hack into the Gold Bar Reporter’s blogs) caused the deaths of 43 residents in the Oso mudslides here in Washington State. Instead of doing his job, public records reveal that he spent most of his work day criminally harassing me and trying to hack into the Gold Bar Reporter’s blog.

After he killed 43 people in the Oso mudslides here in Washington State, finally in 2015, John E. Pennington was fired after public records documented his criminal conduct as state herein, and his U.S. Homeland Security clearance was stripped after he was caught running illegal background checks on citizens here in Washington State. 

John E. Pennington is being sued for RICO and gross 1983 violations, and our readers should be happy to know that Brock Long hired Pennington to teach FEMA Emergency Management classes at Emergency Management Institute ( FEMA EMI) in Maryland/Pennsylvania, and even awarded contracts to John E. Pennington’s college drop-out ( who we hear managed to get an online certificate from Eastern Oregon State, a college which had major accreditation problems) convicted bank frauding wife Crystal Hill Pennington ( convicted of bank fraud, Snohomish County, Washington, 2005 using alias of  Crystal Berg; and served time in North Carolina, using alias of Chris Hill, 2000, for the same offense).


Evidence of FEMA Director Brock Long’s 2017 failures

Harvey
Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, another sad example of Brock Long’s botched response

Maria

 Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, another example of Brock Long’s botched response

  FEMA’s botched response to California fires

Brock Long should take lesson on how to be a great American from San Juan’s Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
President Trump enjoys the term ” YOU’RE FIRED” but failed to fire the biggest failure of all, Brock Long, adding insult to injury.

From FEMA to Snohomish County Washington, dark secrets unearthed

Pedophile


We’ve been investigating John Pennington’s past thirty years on this planet for over seven years.

We never thought we’d get to this point, finally uncovering why John E. Pennington has been so desperately trying to hide hs past. Well it’s simple, he’s a pedophile and a wife beater, and once the feds learned the truth he was terminated from FEMA.


John Pennington is a sociopath; and how he met an attorney named Michael Kenyon who helped Johnny cover up his rape of a five year old child from Cowlitz County.

Well documented in our past stories https://goldbarreporter.org/2015/04/04/attorney-michael-kenyons-dirty-bag-of-secrets-part-ii/


What John Pennington was trying to hide for so many years

In 2000, John Pennington was George Bush Jr’s campaign manager here in Washington State.  Soon after George Bush Jr. was elected ( or stole the election with his brother’s assistance depending what you believe), George Jr. appointed John E Pennington and Michael Browne to positions inside FEMA. Sadly for America, not one FEMA Director was qualified for such positions.

As a result of Michael Browne and John Pennington’s inability to read, write and think effectively caused thousands of minority deaths in Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina was an eye opener for those of us who actually earned accredited degrees and whose parents taught us to think critically. George W Bush Jr.’s decision to appoint friends instead of educated and skilled people resulted in massive human loss of life In New Orleans.

Had this story ended in New Orleans, we wouldn’t be exposing John E.Pennington today. But it didn’t, why is simple, because Washington State Senator Jennifer Dunn decided to use her political clout to appoint an uneducated bum to FEMA Region 10 ( Pacific Northwest).

What is even crazier is that George W Bush made an executive appointment without ever running a single background check on John Pennington prior to appointing him.

All that changed when America started calling for Michael Brownie’s head for causing  so many deaths in New Orleans. Perhaps Michael Browne might have survived press scrutiny had he not put in his email that was heading to Nordstroms to purchase new clothes for the cameras, while at the same time thousands of African Americans were floating down the street or in lock down inside an unsafe convention center.

African Americans were drowning in the streets of New Orleans, because FEMA Directors lacked basic college skills to handle such a disaster. In the case of Michael Browne, an unaccredited undergraduate degree as well as unaccredited law school diploma. In the case of John Pennington, an online diploma mill degree from an online school the U.S. Dept of Education said sold online diplomas at a flat rate, California Coastal College.


Hurricane Katrina, good bye Brownie, Hello Penny

After Michael Browne and Bernard Kerik made a laughing stock out of the George W and America, George Jr was quoted as saying ‘ Penny will make a great director of FEMA.”  This was November 2005. But this time, the feds actually ran an extensive background on John Pennington, and discovered what we learned through years of sifting through public records. John Pennington is a dangerous sociopath with real anger management issues; anger he often takes out on women and children.

I never really thought much of George W Bush Jr. other than he’s a spolied little rich kid who never worked for a living. For the same reason, I couldn’t vote for Al Gore in 2000. Thus, I became one of Ralph Nader’s Raiders in 2000.

Fact is that I probably ran into John Pennington at the Republican National Convention that year in Philadelphia. I, and 1,000,000. Americans blocked the entrance to the Republican National Convention Center preventing many of George Jr’s delegates from accessing the convention center that year.

I was a proud member of Massachusettes ACT UP from UMASS, and had traveled all over the U.S. protesting what I believed to be unequal treatment of economically disadvantaged Americans in favor of corporations. I’m a strong believer that America should place ” people over profits.”

Strangely, I always had respect for George Bush Sr. Why is simple: George Sr is a well educated savey free thinker who listens to his opponents. Unlike his son, George Jr. , who was given a little too much growing up without working for it.  Hard work goes along way in molding one’s self esteem.


In 2005, Michael Browne was blamed for the deaths of thousands, because he was appointed to a position that he wasn’t qualified for.  So when George Jr. had to make a new appointment to FEMA Director, he looked to a devil wrapping himself with pages of the Bible, while at the same time molesting children and violently assaulting a pregnant woman in her third trimester, John E. Pennington.

For those reporting the news in Washington D.C just after George Bush Jr’s FEMA Directors caused so much misery to so many residents and their survivors in New Orleans, Bush Jr. was quoted as saying ” Penny would make a great Director.”

Because the feds didn’t want George Jr. to go through yet another scathing news story like he did when he chose Kerik to head Homeland Security (who ended up being prime suspect in a murder case and had direct ties to organized crime) and Michael Browne and his fake degrees with extensive skills in horse breeding debacles, any appointment would go through extensive background checks prior to Congressional Hearings.

As a result of the feds extensive background check on John Pennington, he was forced to resign from FEMA or be exposed in a very public way. John Pennington lied about his termination from FEMA stating that he and Tamara Doherty were caught misusing the FEMA credit cards.

This was simply a smoke screen to cover up what we just learned from a federal source over Labor Day Weekend.

John Pennington was terminated from FEMA because the feds learned what we reported on over the last seven years; pedophilia deviant uneducated child abuser who has sick fetish for kids, John Pennington. A sociopath who reminds me of Ted Bundy.

Unfortunately for Oso Washington residents,  George W Bush Jr.’s  administration thought it was ok to set him loose on Snohomish County residents just so George Jr didn’t have to suffer public press embarassment again.


On March 24, 2014, John Pennington caused 43 residents in Oso Washington to suffocate to death in Washington State’s most preventable loss of life natural disaster. Instead of mitigating loss to human life, John Pennington worked on his fraudulent online diploma, operated his personal business on the County’s dime and while using county resources and staff, violently assaulted children and women, and criminally harassed me right from Snohomish County Offices operating an online blog ” The Sky Valley Chronicle.”  An online blog owned by Aaron Reardon but operated by Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg who plead guilty to bank fraud in 2005), John Pennington,  and Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers.

I believe John Pennington should be charged with negligent homicide for the 43 people he killed in the Oso mudslides.


Since John E. Pennington killed 43 Oso residents in the mudslides, we have searched his travel records and beleive he is responsible for missing children in four different states, and have ample evidence to state John Pennington is the man responsbile for the rape of that five year old child from Colwitz County Washington.

Sadly, John Pennington remains on the loose up here in Snohomis County. So long as John Pennington remains on the loose, I will continue to investigate and report on his criminal sexual deviant conduct.

Protecting Our children from a sociopath like John Pennington is worth every sacrifice we’ve made as a result  of shinning much needed sunshine on cockroaches who harm molest and abuse our kids.

Our Children’s mental well being has no price tag.  I agree with Hillary Clinton ” it takes a village to raise children.”


John Pennington’s trial in the Oso mudslide debacle will be live streamed by the Gold Bar Reporters starting in June 2016.  Stay tuned, it will be our pleasure to bring it “live” to our followers.

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