It was in New Orleans that the barges from upstream were unloaded and their cargos stored, sold and reloaded on ocean-going vessels. Until last Sunday, New Orleans was, in many ways, the pivot of the American economy. Continue reading
More news out of New Jersey, of the Kerry rallies for Jon Corzine on Saturday… Kerry challenges GOP where it lives Ex-presidential hopeful holds Morris rally BY Rob Seman- Daily Record MORRISTOWN — Former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told a few hundred of Morris County’s outnumbered Democrats that their votes would take a larger role in the state and nation by electing Sen. Jon Corzine as New Jersey’s governor.
John Kerry made a swing through New Jersey on today campaigning for Jon Corzine. He appeared at a series of events to rally the Democratic Party faithful in NJ. Kerry is also expected to stump in St. Paul for Chris Coleman in October. “Karynnj” posted this report on DU of one of the events: It was incredible – the event was planned last Monday and was publicized mostly by emails to Kerry’s list, robot(?) phone calls that Kerry recorded, and the Daily Record article yesterday – which the coordinator was actually surprised by – there were OVER 500 people there. This is HUGE for Morris County. There should be some local coverage because at least 2 reporters (from small weeklies) … Continue reading
Reuters reports that Louisiana is expected to see “massive” widlife habitat damage. This damage will have not only environmental impact but economic impact as well, as the “state provides 40 percent of U.S. seafood.” Biologists expect to find major destruction when they take their first close-up look at Hurricane Katrina’s impact on wildlife habitats and Louisiana’s vital fishing industry, the state’s top conservation official said Thursday.
It seems as though the free passes for Bush from the media may be finally over. Newsweek reports: Hurricane Katrina claimed her first political casualty Friday. Michael Brown, the head of FEMA, the federal disaster readiness and response agency, was sidelined from the largest disaster relief project in the nation’s history. Brown was recalled to Washington by his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. But a new NEWSWEEK Poll suggests the post-Katrina political storm may just be rising. And her ultimate casualty could be President George W. Bush. The polls continue to plummet for Bush. In Katrina’s wake, the president’s popularity and job-approval ratings have dropped across the board. Only 38 percent of Americans approve of the way Bush is … Continue reading
Earlier, I posted the press release about the legislation that John Kerry sponsored on the Senate floor Friday that will help Small Businesses and others affected by Katrina by providing “some relief to them that’s immediate.” And now here comes news that John Kerry has chartered a plane to bring supplies to the New Orleans area on Sunday and beyond… Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The Democratic Daily is posting our first Guest Blog today. We strive to continually bring our readers news, views and opinions with a common sense approach and we seek to tear down the walls that have been built up for so long by the Noise Machine, that barricade the truth. We’ve all watched in recent days as the MSM has woken from their deep slumber by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the failure of our federal government in the Gulf Coast. We all hope that this is the start of new beginning. Many thanks to Carla Binion for sending this our way… The Unfeeling President Should Be Held Accountable By Carla Binion The novelist E. L. … Continue reading
What went wrong in hurricane crisis? Why did it take so long for help to arrive? Were warnings ignored? By Stone Phillips Anchor Dateline NBC Updated: 10:48 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2005 Looking back at it now, at the devastating destruction across the Gulf region, at one of America’s most beloved cities under water, at all the unimaginable human anguish, it’s hard to conceive that events unfolded as painfully as they did. Just as in the aftermath of 9/11, tough questions are being asked. How much of the damage done by this catastrophic storm could have been prevented? What did the government know before Katrina hit? What went wrong? And who is accountable? “Dateline” talked to some of those who … Continue reading