“Why did you come to Casablanca, Rick?” “I came here for the ocean” “What ocean? we’re in the desert.” “I was misinformed.” This famous dialogue from the 1942 hit movie Casablanca, could also be written for a Bush voter: they really were misinformed. Checkout these numbers from the University of … Continue reading
Former Senator John Edwards has developed a New America Initiative to set up a program modeled after the depression era Works Progress Administration. The WPA put many people out of work during the depression in public works jobs around the country. This initiative would use the same principle: put the people who are displaced and jobless back to work rebuilding their own communities. No sweet deals to Haliburton and other Bush connected businesses, give people like Donnie From Houma, the chance to put those Federal dollars to work where they are needed, not in some CEO’s NYSE account. Continue reading
A federal appeals court ruled today that the president can indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil in the absence of criminal charges, holding that such authority is vital during wartime to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.
The decision was written by Judge J. Michael Luttig, who is one of a number of people under consideration by President Bush for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading
It is clear that our government failed the people of the Gulf Coast. In time, those responsible will be held accountable for what has gone right and what has gone wrong. Right now, we need to make up for lost time and help any way we can, and that means targeting the fastest relief possible,” said Senator Kerry Continue reading
What on Earth are these people thinking? We’ve had tales from across the country of people rushing to help in the Gulf Coast only to be turned away or left waiting for FEMA to do their job. Here’s yet another, of a trucker turned victim by FEMA… Trucker Stranded With … Continue reading
One of our readers asked if we could post some stories from the local Louisiana press. He posted one story that he felt was of significance here. Donnie From Houma, LA has posted his thoughts and feelings about Katrina and the aftermath in the comments of this thread: American’s Want … Continue reading