Where to start with Hurricane Katrina? Well, start by clicking the link on the right of this blog and contributing to the Red Cross -- or contribute to another relief agency of your own choosing.
After that, stop listening to the lies foisted on you by the government and corporate controlled media.
Recently, President Bush told us that no one could have forseen this.
That may be true for him -- but the rest of us might care to read the reports and recommendations of our own agencies, including the 2001 one from FEMA which predicted EXACTLY this disaster. Or maybe this article, from the same year:
(Hopefully, that link works. If not, go to the root and search for New Orleans flood.)
Air America Radio, and particularly Rachel Maddow (filling in for Al Franken) have done good coverage of the flood and the bungling that has followed (and preceeded) it.
Check that out, and you can also click through to the passionate speech by the Mayor of New Orleans.
Bush, apparently, agrees that his administration has bungled the relief effort:
And, of course, we all know where he was while this disaster was in progress -- vacation and making political speeches and, if you can believe it, strumming guitar while New Orleans flodded.
Is it any wonder things are going badly?
Anyone who's seen how they've handled the aftermath of the Iraq war could have predicted this bungling. The money and human resources (including the National Guard) that could be rushing to the striken South are, instead, in Iraq.
Will this disaster, the war fiasco, and $3/gallon gasoline be enough to bring this neglectful, corrupt administration toppling down?
Has the true, evil face of the rich, greedy, and well connected finally revealed its face for all to see? Consider this, amid the thousands of homeless, Bush is promising his friend and political supporter Trent Lott a new home (to replace the lavish one he lost) with a new front porch that both of them can sit on.
Let's send them both there now.
It's time to get rid of these greedy incompetents.
Let's throw the whole lot of them out of office.
America can do better.
But only with better leadership. Leadership that's interested in more than lining their own pockets (and those of their friends) and getting re-elected.
Rise up, America!