A little good news from New Orleans… Fats Domino apparently rode out the hurricane in his New Orleans home and was rescued by boat from his flooded neighborhood, his daughter Karen Domino White said Thursday. The 77-year-old R&B legend had been reported missing Thursday by his longtime agent, Al Embry, and his niece, Checquoline Davis. White said late Thursday that she saw a photograph of her father that had been taken Monday by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The photo showed Domino, whose real name is Antoine Domino, in jeans and a blue-striped shirt being helped off a boat by rescuers.
Stranded tourists in New Orleans paid $25,000 for private buses so they could be evacuated from New Orleans. After waiting hours, they learned government officials had commandeered their buses to evacuate others. “We’re the forgotten about,” Dewey told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. “The Louisiana officials are trying to get their people out. They don’t care about us.” Dewey, 23, of Washington, is one of countless tourists trapped in the city amid the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Dewey said she has no idea when or how she’ll be able to leave, her best chance lost Wednesday night when she learned the buses would never come.
Fats Domino’s long-time Al Embry, reported today that Fats Domino is missing in New Orleans. Embry told The Associated Press that he hadn’t been able to contact Domino since talking to him Sunday evening by phone. The 77-year-old R&B legend, whose real name is Antoine Domino, told Embry that he planned to stay at his New Orleans house with his wife, Rosemary, and their daughter.
Bill the Pundit Guy wrote about this earlier today: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em (Looting 101). Well, according to our man on the street, the men and women in blue serving to protect were enjoying their looting privilege a little more than expected. Crooks and Liars has video proof here. MSNBC’s Countdown with Martin Savidge caught lotters in action at a Wal-Mart in N.O. What he didn’t expect was that the police had joined in.
This morning as tens of thousands of tired, hungry, hot, frustrated refugees waited to be evacuated from the Superdome and other areas in New Orleans, Bush once again showed his lack of compassion, sympathy and understanding for the desperate, stranded victims of Hurricane Katrina in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America. Bush, who spoke as tens of thousands of people were evacuated on buses from the Superdome in New Orleans to the Astrodome in Houston, more than 300 miles away, expressed sympathy for those still stranded. “Thousands have been rescued, there are thousands more to be rescued,” he said. “I just can’t imagine waving a sign that says `Come and get me now.’” It’s easy to understand why George … Continue reading
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Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, appeals to the nation for help via the WaPo, as evacuations in New Orleans are delayed by shooting and chaos. We’ll Need Your Help By Mary Landrieu The devastation left by Hurricane Katrina is unprecedented and nearly impossible to describe. Stabilizing, repairing and rebuilding New Orleans, southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region is not only a paramount concern for the thousands left heartbroken and homeless; it is also the largest economic challenge our country has ever faced from a natural disaster.
This N.Y. Times editorial says it all… Once again, our leader is a day late, more than a few dollars short and shows the compassion and understanding of a ______ (well, you fill in the blank)… Waiting for a Leader Published: September 1, 2005 George W. Bush gave one of the worst speeches of his life yesterday, especially given the level of national distress and the need for words of consolation and wisdom. In what seems to be a ritual in this administration, the president appeared a day later than he was needed. He then read an address of a quality more appropriate for an Arbor Day celebration: a long laundry list of pounds of ice, generators and blankets delivered … Continue reading