Mad Max meets Waterworld

September 2, 2005

Things have gone from bad to much, much worse in New Orleans. While people outside the situation seem to be ok condemning looters and those acting in an uncivil manner, from what I have read and seen on TV, I can hardly blame them. I'd be pissed off as hell too. And you better damn be sure I'd be stealing myself a dry pair of Nikes or five. This article says it all. Those left behind in NO not only have nothing left, they also are poor, without any resources and probably don't have family elsewhere they can go to. It may be cynical of me, but I have to believe that the reason help is not getting to folks faster is because a) they are poor and black, and b) the National Guard is in Iraq and not at home where it is supposed to be.

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