Katrina Headlines XXVIII

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  • Crooks and Liars: Amazingly, FOX News now concedes of the failure to help. Geraldo Rivera held up a baby, demanding all viewers to see the face of reality. Shep Smith shouts at Hannity!
  • Associated Press: Rhetoric not matching reality.
  • General Honore: “By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here. They are frustrated; I would be, too. I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out.” I like this guy.
  • WWL: Convention Center still not secure; considerable unrest.
  • NOLA: Loss of real estate records dating back to early 1800′s, could be nightmare at providing insurance claims.
  • Headline of today’s Times-Picayune: “HELP US, PLEASE.”
  • Paul Krugman weighs in: “At a fundamental level, I’d argue, our current leaders just aren’t serious about some of the essential functions of government. They like waging war, but they don’t like providing security, rescuing those in need or spending on preventive measures. And they never, ever ask for shared sacrifice.”
  • Flamethrowing response from Steven Gilliard.
  • Storm Digest points to this DHS report about what’s coming in the convoy. No reference to MREs being distributed to Convention Center.
  • The Katrina “I’m OK” Registry.
  • Link to live New Orleans police radio scanner.
  • The Interdictor is still posting: “Homeland Sec comes driving by and yells water and hums a 20 ouncer at our feet without slowing down….Bunch of stressed out, trigger-ready police and military types driving by suspicious as all hell. It’s not safe just standing out on the street even if you look like you belong there.”
  • Accountability? Maybe: “Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who heads the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, the panel’s top Democrat, said they would begin an oversight investigation next week into what they called an ‘immense failure.’”
  • 70 year-old Nellie Washington: “What took you so long? I’m extremely happy, but I cannot let it be at that. They did not take the lead to do this. They had to be pushed to do it.”
  • Kanye West criticizes bush during telethon: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
  • Kids set up lemonade stand for victims.
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