Posts Tagged: new orleans

Chocolate City

Chocolate City is Parliament song from 1975. Suddenly, Ray Nagin makes sense. And my African-American friends are looking at me like I’m retarded, because everyone knows what he was talking about. I am so white.

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8 great lies the Bush Administration is telling

Media Matters examines the facts surrounding each of these bogus Republican claims. 1. Bush: “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees” 2. Chertoff strained credulity in defense of Bush, claimed levee breaks and massive flooding came as a surprise — more than 12 hours after local media reported them 3. Brown: “We’ve

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Paramedics give their account of being stranded in New Orleans

From Metamute comes this story; please read it… by Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky Two paramedics stranded in New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina give their account of self-organisation and abandonment in the disaster zone From a woman with a battery powered radio we learned that the media was talking about us.

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Evil Republicans are blaming the Governor and Mayor

Before the hurricane struck, the Mayor and Governor were begging for federal help to put sandbags at the levees and to get rescue trucks in to evacuate people; they weren’t just asking people to leave, they were asking for federal help to get people who didn’t have transportation out. See the letter asking for help

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Dead grandmothers in wheelchairs, while Condi shops for shoes

From Gawker: According to Drudge, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has recently enjoyed a little Broadway entertainment. And Page Six reports that she’s also working on her backhand with Monica Seles. So the Gulf Coast has gone all Mad Max, women are being raped in the Superdome, and Rice is enjoying a brief vacation in

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An article from 2001 predicting this disaster

The Houston Chronicle had an article about what would happen in New Orleans if a major hurricane should hit — back in December of 2001. Amazing that the White House intended to cut funding for for the Army Corp. of Engineers, given that it was well known what the problems were.

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