• Incredible photos from New Orleans

    September 10, 2005

    Check out this slideshow from a survivor.

  • The Spirit of 9/11

    September 10, 2005

    George Bush has called for the ‘Spirit of 9/11’ to be revived in response to Hurricane Katrina. What is the ‘Spirit of 9/11’? Unthinking unity, motivated by fear and confusion, a mindless rallying behind the ‘commander-in-chief’, a curious end to talk of Bush’s stealing the 2000 election, blanket media emasculation, the Democrats falling in line […]

  • Whites 'find' things; Blacks 'loot'

    September 10, 2005

    Have a look at this picture which I found by having a look through black-girl‘s blog (recommended). The white people in the lower picture are ‘wad[ing] through chest-deep water after FINDING bread and soda from a local grocery store’, whilst the black man in the top picture ‘walks through chest-deep flood water after LOOTING a […]

  • "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"

    September 8, 2005

    Yes, according to Dubya, Michael Brown, head of FEMA, the agency ostensibly in charge of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, is “doing a heck of a job”. Let’s investigate that claim briefly. Brown, supremely qualified for the post thanks to his nine-year tenure as head of the International Arabian Horse Association, a job from which […]

  • Chaos Reigns in New Orleans

    September 3, 2005

    Like most people, I’m pretty shocked at events in New Orleans and the US more broadly. At the moment, most of the city is underwater and there is widespread damage across much of the gulf states. There have been reports of exploding chemical plants, widespread looting, survivors dying of exhaustion and dehydration… It is like […]

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