Tuesday, September 06, 2005



No word on doctors offered to Katrina victims by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Barbara Bush sees silver lining in Katrina relocation: "So many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."

Some residents in no hurry to leave, even now.

Click here for the New Orleans Times-Picayune Breaking News Blog.

Satellite photos from NOAA.


VB said...

*clunk* That is the sound of my head hitting my hand.

No matter how many elements of truth are in the statement made by Barbara Bush, it echos Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake."

And of the folks in the shelters--the numbers will grow. Many of the people who did evacuate left with the belief that they would be gone for just a week and that they, and virtually everyone else, would return home to deal primarily with mud. This group may have escaped the hell of being in New Orleans, but as they run out of money, realize their jobs don't exist anymore, find that their network of friends and relatives is overwhelmed, then they too will be reluctantly heading for the shelters.

VB said...

I decided that I'm going to spread out my donations.

I have already written some checks (actually I'm using my credit card online), but I plan to do money every week until the shelters begin to close down. I figure the increased need for private organizations to offer front line help will be going on for months, if not years.