Month: September 2005

New Orleans souper bowl

The TV networks reporting on Hurricane Katrina keep describing the geography of New Orleans as a bowl. Souper bowl would be more accurate, as in: a super-sized bowl of contaminated soup.

Bush: Help is on the way

“Help is on the way.” President Bush says that a lot. And every time he does, sadly, I’m reminded of the old jokes “the check is in the mail” and “we’re from the government and we’re here to help.”

Kat fights

So much political in-fighting, so much accusation and blame in the wake of Katrina. Now is not the time. Nor is it time to be speculating about rebuilding, and when and how or whether it will occur. Ignore the defensive,… Read More ›

Crescent City Chaos

The breached New Orleans levees were built to withstand only a category 3 hurricane, according to Lt. Gen. Bob Flowers, former commander of the Corp of Engineers, in an interview Wednesday with Bill O’Reilly. On the same program, Stephen Leatherman,… Read More ›