Remembering Katrina

Norquist got his wish.

MSN has a slide show about the challenges in rebuilding the gulf coast. Apparently the odds of a mansion being rebuilt are much better than that of a small home or business.

The A-J has a story about a local artist who narrowly missed Katrina that includes a timeline of Lubbock’s involvement with helping Katrina evacuees. Another story about a struggling evacuee in Lubbock is also worth a look.

Hurricane Katrina is a painful lesson in the disaster preparedness of the neoconservative philosophy of government.

It was also a reminder of what qualities our President should possess. Two days after Katrina, Bush flew over New Orleans for 35 minutes in Air Force One. The day after Hurricane Betsy hit New Orleans in 1965, LBJ was on the ground, talking to ordinary people on the streets and in the shelters.

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