Sunday, September 04, 2005


The good and decent people of southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast - black and white, rich and poor, young and old - deserve far better from their national government than a Potemkin Photo-Op.

Is it too much to ask? Food, some clothes and a bed, tal vez.

Thousands of people stranded in two swamped parishes south of New Orleans are just as desperate for supplies as those trapped in the city but can't get the attention of federal disaster relief officials.

The men of steel, the men of power...Are losing control by the hour.

Frank Rich writes: From the president's administration's inattention to threats before 9/11 to his disappearing act on the day itself to the reckless blundering in the ill-planned war of choice that was 9/11's bastard offspring, Katrina is déjà vu with a vengeance.

We're gonna to break it down, We have to shake it down, shake it all around. We are shaking the tree...

Bushmerika asks the Gulf Coast Cowboy while New Orleans was drowning, why were you strumming a guitar? What was that they said about Nero while Rome was burning? And isn't that reminiscent of a recent tragic event with a book called "My Pet Goat"?

A wardrobe of articles and links.

New Orleans, Louisiana is now capitol to a Potemkin country, where what things look like match not at all what is real, where all the effort is to hide truth rather than to make a better reality.

Finally, a wave to Eli at Deep Thought.

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