September 1st, 2005

New Look

As nature shows us the true meaning of "shock and awe"

It's been difficult to put into words my feelings and reactions to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the saga of misery and chaos that's unfolding. My heart goes out to anyone hurt, displaced or killed by this epic human tragedy. Before I go any further, I want to say what lots of people have been saying, help with what you can for those affected by the disaster. has a great page set up where you can one-click order if you have an existing Amazon account, it's really easy, and took me less than 15 seconds to do. I urge you to do something you can to make a difference for these people.

American Red Cross Hurricane Relief

Victims of Hurricane Katrina are attempting to recover from the massive
storm that hit the Gulf States. American Red Cross volunteers have been
deployed to the hardest-hit areas of Katrina's destruction, supplying
hundreds of thousands of victims ...'s 1-click donation page for American Red Cross Hurricane Relief

Some thoughts to try to make sense of it allCollapse )

The true test of our government will be in the next few weeks and months, as they will show how they can handle such a massive rescue and aid mission. Gutting FEMA is likely making things worse, as they seem to have been generally unable to cope with the situation so far. While I'm no fan of the current administration, I hope for the sake of the people that need it that they don't screw this one up.
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