Monthly Archives: September 2005

Katrina Encours et Toujours XXIII

Wow, that Mike Brown just keeps topping himself. I won’t add to the ridicule heaped upon him by Jon Steward and company tonight. 1) Jordan Flaherty posting: Fighting for New Orleansby Jordan Flaherty A month later, many of those dislocated … Continue reading

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Middle East & the World

Today I’ll return to Middle East and global issues again — even though Michael Brown’s testimony defending his role as FEMA head during Katrina and attacking LA local officials is almost too good to pass up. To quote dailykos, que … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XXII

I took a little break, distracted by a mini trip, an upcoming conference paper, and less frequent postings coming my way. Katrina is gradually fading from the national consciousness, but NO is still a wreck… After a couple of conversations … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XXI

1) Katrina Oral History Website: http://www.aliveintruth.org/a_pages/oral_histories.htm 2) More FEMA Follies: http://ksdk.com/news/us_world_article.aspx?storyid=85020 FEMA Sends Trucks Full Of Ice For Katrina Victims To Maine9/19/2005 8:31:47 PM The trucks started arriving this weekend, and they’re expected to keep coming through Sunday. City officials … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XX

1) News from Algiers mosque clinic and relief efforts: http://ihsan-net.blogspot.com/ 2) Another Katrina blog: http://izzymo.blogspot.com/ 3) I wonder if this article was where the Onion got their idea for this week’s satire article on Katrina?: Dear Folks, Here is a … Continue reading

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Middle East Again

This Middle East and globally-concerned posting returns to the normal content of this blog — Katrina #19 was posted right before this one, so there’s new Katrina content right below this one. Blogspot apologizes for the lack of spacing and … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XIX

A lot of today’s postings are just reading from the Sunday T-P. If you’re checking NOLA.com on your own, then there’s less interesting stuff today than most days: 1) As far as I’m concerned here’s the Katrina quote of the … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XVIII

1) Blue Dog is back: http://www.georgerodrigue.com/wewillriseagain.htm 2) Google “failure” and see what pops up. Those folks at google never cease to amaze. 3) Article from the shelters: After and Before the Floodby Suheir HammadSeptember 16, 2005 If I ever forget … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XVII

Bush just spoke in Jackson Square — or at least whatever poltergeist or alien bodysnatched the fellow formerly known as George W. In this speech, Bush’s bodysnatcher promised just about everything a local would have wanted him to promise to … Continue reading

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Katrina Encours et Toujours XVI

1) The Onion gets it right again: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/40525 Halliburton Gets Contract To Pry Gold Fillings From New Orleans Corpses’ TeethSeptember 14, 2005 Issue 41•37 HOUSTON—On Tuesday, Halliburton received a $110 million no-bid government contract to pry the gold fillings from … Continue reading

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