Breaking News: Katrina Evacuee Bus Overturns, Killing One

How much more can they endure… Most bad news from Louisiana… Katrina evacuee bus overturns, killing one Local newspaper reports 10 wounded, several critically OPELOUSAS, La. – One Hurricane Katrina refugee died and many others were injured when a bus carrying them west from the Superdome in New Orleans overturned and rolled across a highway median. The Daily World of Opelousas reported on its Web site that at least 10 people were taken to hospitals, several of them critically injured.

Bush Claims Recovery Efforts “Are Not Acceptable” – The Blame Lies on His Shoulders

Bush claimed this morning that recovery efforts in New Orleans “are not acceptable.” Pardon my language here… but No Shit Sherlock! The blame for the unacceptable rescue efforts lies firmly on your shoulders Mr. President, and the shoulders of the inept members of your Cabinet. In his column today, Paul Krugman asserts… I don’t think this is a simple tale of incompetence. The reason the military wasn’t rushed in to help along the Gulf Coast is, I believe, the same reason nothing was done to stop looting after the fall of Baghdad. Flood control was neglected for the same reason our troops in Iraq didn’t get adequate armor. At a fundamental level, I’d argue, our current leaders just aren’t serious … Continue reading

Katrina’s Refugees: “There’s Nowhere to Go and No Way to Get There”

For those of us who are watching the horrors unfold there is disbelief, anger and frustration. We are appalled, we are stunned and so many of us have uttered that we never thought we would see this happen here in our beloved America. “Where are our leaders?” Where is the help for these people?” These questions have rung out loudly on the blogosphere and the even in MSM today. Dateline NBC is reporting tonight… MOBILE, Ala. – Hundreds of thousands of people from Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama are on the road or in crowded refugee centers. It’s the kind of mass migration we don’t expect to see in America. Some now estimate that three-quarters of a million Americans are on … Continue reading

Music Legend Fats Domino Has Been Rescued

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.

Tourist Hire Buses for Own Evacuation, Government Commandeers Them for Residents

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.

Music Legend Fats Domino Missing in New Orleans Floods

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.

Police Are Looters Too!

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.