Katrina aftermath

A number of articles analyzing the hurricane and response

The Last Time America Lost a City. First a little historical perspective.

Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation Of ‘Natural’ Disasters. This Wall Street Journal piece makes it clear that the hurricane was YOUR fault.

Bush’s Role in the New Orleans Disaster. When W said to the FEMA head, “Brownie, you’re doing a fantastic job,” I did want to gag. I suspect that Greg wanted to gag, too.

And speaking of FEMA, Gotta love a site called Crooks and Liars, as it featurers the FEMA Rap for Kids, complete with music:
Disaster . . . it can happen anywhere,
But we’ve got a few tips, so you can be prepared
For floods, tornadoes, or even a ‘quake,
You’ve got to be ready – so your heart don’t break.

Disaster prep is your responsibility
And mitigation is important to our agency.

People helping people is what we do
And FEMA is there to help see you through
When disaster strikes, we are at our best
But we’re ready all the time, ’cause disasters don’t rest.

20 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina And Its Aftermath, only five of which are by W (and one by his mother)

How New Orleans Was Lost
Toxic Shocker. Nuff said.

W doesn’t fare too well in this piece, either.

Construction and real estate implications in New Orleans

The NRA wants to you to eat out for a good cause; that’s the National RESTAURANT Association, BTW. NRA’s Dine for America event to help hurricane victims.

But there are sharks, or rather phishing out there, operating in the alleged name of Katrina victims. See also this article.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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