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
“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 Maryland Program on International Policy Atttitudes (PIPA). This is NOT some partisan group, indeed the PIPA is underwritten by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation, hardly ultra-left-wing organizations. The following can be found in the updated edition of John Dean’s Worse Than Watergate (pg. 203-04). 72% of Bush voters believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Only 26% of Kerry voters had this misconception.
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