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From today's Los Angeles Times: "OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I just ate an MRE [military rations] and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants." --Text message sent two days after Hurricane Katrina by Marty Bahamonde wh ... More >>
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Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
When they got round to laying blame for the dismal performance of governments at every level last week in New Orleans, all the reporters invoked some reference to the traditionally "corrupt and inefficient" governments of the city and of Louisiana. True enough, but New Orleans itself has always mani ... More >>
Bodies, fuel, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, bacteria, gasoline from cars and up to 6,000 gas storage tanks in the city, garbage, sewage. --list of contaminants from WWL-TV live webcast Searchers were armed with proof of what many holdouts had long feared: The floodwaters are thick with se ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
Junior Senator's reponse to Katrina: Tax cuts for all my friends! It may have been Labor Day, but the powers that be in Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman's office were apparently hard at work devising a plan. Coleman is clearly becoming a sort of trial-balloon politician for the neo-con agenda's most egr ... More >>
THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>
The Associated Press is reporting there are over 100 volunteer physicians assembled in a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art mobile hospital marooned in Mississippi. Apparently government officials have been unable to unravel red tape and get them assigned to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. M ... More >>
Forty-five percent of Americans give the federal government a failing grade in responding to Hurricane Katrina. Just 28 percent say the government has done a good or excellent job and another 25 percent call it a fair job. Check out the rest of the numbers here.
I'm merely paraphrasing a Drudge Report headline noting Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn's futile attempt to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The linked story, from the Herald Sun, details Penn's misadventures in piloting a rescue boat that sprang a leak immediately after launch. Appare ... More >>
If they act now, that is--this offer ends Saturday! BUSH MUSEUM WAIVES ADMISSION FOR KATRINA REFUGEES COLLEGE STATION, TX - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will waive admission fees for anyone stranded in the Bryan/College Station area by hurricane Katrina. The Bryan/College St ... More >>
Hurricane Katrina, now a Category 2 storm, has moved past New Orleans and is heading toward the Mississippi coast. Early reports from New Orleans include the previously mentioned pump failure, leading to water six feet deep on the east side of the city. In the French Quarter, water is pooling in the ... More >>