Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina Blogging - Part 2

It seems that after every catastrophe you get to see both the best and the worse of human nature. Such was the case with the Tsunami, where we got to see one of the largest relief drives in history, with billions raised in donations and physical aid, but then came the reports of orphaned children being collected and sold into slavery.

Now, in the wake of Katrina, while we are just beginning to hear some of the amazing rescue stories as well as seeing the relief effort begin in earnest, there are already reports of widespread looting in the evacuated areas. Michelle Malkin home some good links for news of the trouble New Orleans and the surrounding areas are facing.

I would suggest following all her links but the one that stands out amongst them all is definitely this one from the DailyKos. Flip Floss, the diarist in question, appears to be suffering from extreme leftist derangement syndrome of the worst form, even more than most over at Kos. How else can you describe someone who, when referring to fellow kossacks, says this:
"The people on this website are of a conservative bent and provincial it seems to me."
His unbelievable claims are, as usual, gleamed from 'reading between the lines'. What he sees between those lines can only be described as delusional.

Hopefully, these types of stories will be the exception rather than the norm and with groups like the National Guard and Police to handle the hoodlums and the American Red Cross to help the victims, all the communities affected by this disaster can start the very long rebuilding process. Even in a best case scenario, it will take years to get to the point where things actually look normal.

Update:
Damian over at Daimnation is compiling a list of Canadian Charities who are accepting donations for the victims of Katrina.

Jeff over at Protein Wisdom does a great job going after the Blame-Bush crowd.

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