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Norlins, and waking up Sep. 2nd, 2005 08:10 am
So:
- New Orleans is considered a "sinful city" by much of the American Right.
- Bush has apparently been cutting back funds for flood defences for years.
- There are complaints about the slow rate at which aid is being delivered.
- Bush responds by "reassuring" the public that aid is being delivered as quickly as it can be passed though "faith based and community organisations" (sic) (translation left as an exercise for the cynical).

And the lead article on the news that I woke up to, before that one:

The 'ringleader' of the 7/7 attacks promises futher violence against britons "because we support our government's attacks on 'his people'".

I'm not sure who's more delusional here, but it's not got the day off to a particularly encouraging start.

From: achanchinou
Date: September 2nd, 2005 - 07:45 am (Link)
I just got out of bed to the news that there's a sniper keeping people from evacuating a hospital.

And that there are several thousand people in a convention center being ignored and forgotten about, and the food and water deliveries were thrown from a great enough distance to make the water unusable (barrels breaking) because of the snipers and shooters and other fucktards doing stupid things in response to those trying to help.

I think that today will be proclaimed as one of the most depressing days in many years, and for those it doesn't effect, I almost envy their level of disconnectedness.