Current Events

Sarcasm & Vitriol


The enormity of the suffering and absurdity of the federal government’s response is beginning to sink in. Some are turning to sarcasm:

Two images transposed by mrfurious, President Bush posing with a new guitar given to him while he was visiting a San Diego Airforce Base the day after Katrina hit New Orleans. The original photo can be found here but I think everyone agrees that this is going to be a photo op that Bush is going to want to forget.

Others are just plain angry. Listen to the full interview of Ray Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans. Very powerful stuff, his outburst struck a chord with the interviewers and left them speechless.

That was yesterday when tempers were fraying at the lack of response. The President later admited that the initial response was not enough and, thankfully, we now see that food and water is getting through.

Current Events

Katrina Resources

Four sites that I want to highlight that are excellent sources of information about Katrina.

Earthlink has put up a site where you can search for someone or add information on how to reach someone. They also provide links to other sites that provide the same information.

Craigslist has put up a page with links to all the various relief organizations and information on how you can help.
Katrina 2005

Metroblogging New Orleans
is covering the disaster from the local angle.

The Inderdictor is a LiveJournal user who looks after one of the few (maybe only) ISPs running in New Orleans (he’s on diesel power). Minute-by-Minute postings of the chaos on the streets.