“What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) â€“ this is working very well for them.” â€“Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the Hurricane flood evacuees in the Houston Astrodome, Sept. 5, 2005
» 25 mind-numbingly stupid quotes about hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Just try to imagine a lovely town… full of lovely people… some of them having lovely little pets – leaving lovely little “by-products” after themselfes on the streets. 40 tons of dogshit!!!!! Per day!Here’s a campaign for cleaning up the town (take a look at the gallery). Hope it will work.
As for George Dubya, there does appear to be some method to his madness…
Crooks & Liars is gathering audio and video of media-coverage in the aftermath of Katrina and oh my, there’s some chilling stuff to view. Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard as he was interviewed by Tim Russert, Geraldo Rivera and Shepard Smith on Fox News (who’d-a-thunk?) to name but a few.
Here and here is how to help.
And, since I know he reads this weblog every evening, an open letter to
George W. Bush. Sadly, somehow we knew this would happen…
Vanishing Point: a map of the world in which the visibility of each country on the map results from the quantity of media coverage the country receives, so those countries that do not make the news disappear progressively. There’s currently a little black spot at the top right of South-America which probably wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for that bright Christian Right intellectual Pat Robertson. (via udn)
When a Man Dies in a Sex Act with a Horse — What’s a Reporter to Do?
Wow, a series of explosions in London’s underground have closed down the entire network, plus
several busses a bus exploded in the town’s center. And of course, that’s when people run to Google and do a search for “Roiters”… (screenshot) Let’s hope this is not what I think it might be… BBC site is offline back up right now, first hand reports on MetaFilter.