Category Archives: Katrina

Blogging from the Base of the Long Tail

I finally took some time to read Peter Daou’s — of Salon.Com’s Daou Report –latest essay on the limitations of political blogging. Given the line of work I’m in, it’s pretty much required reading. It’s also pretty interesting reading, though … Continue reading

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1900

Between the Katrina aftermath and the war in Iraq, I can’t help wondering what the final body count of the Bush administration’s policies will be; and that’s in American lives, since we’ll probably never have an accurate count of just … Continue reading

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The Katrina Collection

I’ve been coming across these links for days, and finally collected enough to post them. Whatever the political fallout from Katrina may be, it’s definitely the first hurricane with it’s own video (Quicktime, Windows Media). With a line of George … Continue reading

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FEMA FUBAR

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear that FEMA is actually trying to do the exact opposite of its job. When I saw the first story about FEMA today, I let it slide, hoping there was a reasonable explanation for … Continue reading

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Blanco and the Buses

Remember this picture? It was a favorite of conservative bloggers in the days immediately after hurricane Katrina, and was used to signify the failure of state and local officials in preparing to evacuate people. Particular criticism was aimed at governor … Continue reading

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Sunk? So now what?

I’ve seen this piece from The American Spectator linked in a couple of places today , and I finally decided to check it out. If even Bush insiders are saying they’ve pretty much blown it, what’s next for those of … Continue reading

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FEMA F*ck-Ups Continue

Only FEMA would order a doctor who volunteered to come down and help hurricane victims in New Orleans to stop saving lives. In the midst of administering chest compressions to a dying woman several days after Hurricane Katrina struck, Dr. … Continue reading

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The Role Call

This morning, the first thing I saw on the train into D.C. was a headline I read over a fellow commuter’s shoulder. It read “Katrina Ushers in Return of Big Government,” apparently a response to Bush’s speech and the amount … Continue reading

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On With the Show

I confess, I did not watch Bush’s speech last night. We don’t watch the president’s speeches in our house, mainly because hearing him speak — or attempt to speak — is usually a painful experience. I prefer to read the … Continue reading

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Pissed Away

I resisted posting about this picture last night, even as it rocketed around the blogosphere last night. Though it appeared at an opportune, and perhaps auspicious moment, I held off because I couldn’t help wondering about the veracity of the … Continue reading

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Wanda Sykes on Bush

I missed this, so I’m clipping from Americablog because it’s too good not to share. Wanda Sykes, on Jay Leno, says of president Bush. Jay: "But President Bush took responsibility." Wanda: "I don’t think the President should have taken responsibility…. … Continue reading

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Chertoff Jerked-Off

Not literally, but he might as well have been sitting around yankin’ it for 36 hour after Katrina struck. I don’t know what he was doing, but he wasn’t about sending help to people who were in harm’s way and … Continue reading

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Drown the Poor

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Conservatives/Republicans think that the poor — even those who find themselves in the path of a hurricane, with no escape — generally deserve whatever they get. Most conservaties won’t come right … Continue reading

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Condi’s Conversion?

Last week Condi Rice said race was not a factor in the response to Katrina. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended President Bush on Sunday against charges that the government’s sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina showed racial insensitivity. "Nobody, especially … Continue reading

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So Much for Meritocracy

At last, a theory that explains not only how Micheal Brown ended up at FEMA, but also explains how Bush got into the White House, along with many other mysteries of life. It’s the Mediocre Fratboy Theory. All this illustrates … Continue reading

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