Archive for August, 2005

Cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Via Jim C. in my comments, some sensible advice on how to rebuild New Orleans. The discussion is also notable for some stellar ass-kicking of an unpleasant apocalyptic hysteric. It’s strange how optimism and hope bring out the worst in some people…

Things to do with looters when they’re dead

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Alligator bait in the Louisiana bayou. Just a suggestion, y’all. And if you can’t catch any looters, I’m sure a dumb Yankee tourist will do in a pinch. “Downtown Baghdad” indeed. (Side note: I have a strange feeling about this “Philadelphia housewife” but I can’t put my finger on it. It’s such a… convenient quote.)

HurricAid

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Go to HurricAid for all things Hurricane-Katrina-relief-related.
(Via Matt.)
Update: also via Matt, this site with a Google map of the affected areas where people can leave markers with info on conditions at that area.
PS: Matt has also offered a free login at his site for people who want to post messages. So visit Matt, will ya?

All last night, sat on the levee and moaned

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Man. One hurricane causes a city to flood a bit, and people start talking about giving it up, letting Ma Nature have it back, it’s too expensive. What a bunch of pussies. No wonder the news media is secure in its belief that they can snooker the American people into abandoning the War on Terror […]

Good news

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Matt’s mother-in-law is safe and sound.

Ghey

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

It’s not looking good for the Elijah Wood is So Not Gay! support group. Observe the evidence: man-purse (calling it a “messenger bag” isn’t going to help); dreadful sub-Seventies haircut — the only straight men who can bring off sideburns like that are huge burly guys who still make their own moonshine, chew tobacco, and […]

When the levee breaks, got no place to stay

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

According to CNN, 80% of New Orleans is flooded (among other things, a levee really did break), and there are 54 dead in Mississippi. Most seem to have died in an apartment “near the beach” in Biloxi. Question: I know it looked as if the storm was headed straight for Bourbon Street, but why weren’t […]

Katrina news needed

Monday, August 29th, 2005

If anyone knows anything about conditions in Metairie Louisiana, near Ochsner Hospital, please let Matt know.

Crash crash the horror taxi

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Children of the Damned.

Katrina blogging

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Lots and lots of links to people blogging about Hurricane Katrina can be found here. (Via Michele.)