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"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," Bush told Diane Sawyer in an interview last week.
Of course not.
Here's yet another mainstream, high profile prediction of New Orlean's current predicament: this one from 2001. This Scientific American article is aptly called "Drowning New Orleans".
The California legislature is the first legislative body in the US to approve gay marriage, but that won't be enough to legalize it.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is concerned that gay marriage goes against the wishes of the public. He says he will veto it.
Republican Assemblyman Jay La Suer echoed Arnie's derision for the legislature's decision. According to La Suer, "History will record that you betrayed your constituents and their moral and ethical values."
"His [ http://www.fema.gov/about/bios/brown.shtm ]official government bio, for example, completely omits his last job before joining the (Bush) administration in 2001: a nearly 10-year stint as an official with the International Arabian Horse Association. Details of his parting from the group remain murky.
While on CNN's "Live With Larry King", Celine Dion, Canada's enigmatic chanteuse and fashion icon, made a clear swipe at Bush's inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina:
Anne Rice, novelist of "Vampire Lestat" fame, has condemned the federal government and media response to Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
"Why did America ask a city cherished by millions and excoriated by some, but ignored by no one, to fight for its own life for so long?" Rice wrote in an opinion piece published in the New York Times.
When asked why so many stayed behind in New Orleans after the evacuation notice, Rice responded:
Hello 2 U!
I have been following the hurricane news. Because it is sad, horrific and New Orleans is (was) a great, unique place. New Orleans is (was) to the States what Montreal is to Canada.
First, here are 2 pictures and some comments by Xeni, from Boingboing.net:
An associate of FrogStyle is organizing aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Below is the email what he sent to us, with contact details:
Currently I am working a graveyard shift and feeling a little helpless, I have friends in Gulfport Mis. Who can not be reached due to the catastrophy in the area.
Links of Fondness :
Machine Biscuits :