September 1, 2005

Hurricane Trina Is Da Baddest Bitch

I have to admit it I am hooked. I cannot stop reading/watching about this Katrina situation. It is definitely one of the most significant events of my time. Right up there with 9/11, the fall of the Berlin wall, and P Diddy dropping the "P" thus becoming Diddy.

If you are going to donate money for the victims of Katrina check and see if your company offers matching gift plans. Large companies will match their employee's donations to charities, so with a little paper work you can essentially double the amount you are giving.

These are the best sites I have found outside of the major news outlets. - This is the blog of a Spec Ops guy in New Orleans. He updates it often, and even has a web cam (to my surprise is wasn't showing a nude college girl). I almost joined the army right after reading this post:

In case anyone in national security is reading this, get the word to President Bush that we need the military in here NOW. The Active Duty Armed Forces. Mr. President, we are losing this city. I don't care what you're hearing on the news. The city is being lost. It is the law of the jungle down here. The command and control structure here is barely functioning. I'm not sure it's anyone's fault -- I'm not sure it could be any other way at this point. We need the kind of logistical support and infrastructure only the Active Duty military can provide. - The "your stories" section has posts requesting information on family members. It is pretty moving.

Digital Globe - Satellite images of the destruction.

Best Quotes:

"We're trying to deal with looters as ruthlessly as we can get our hands on them." - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour

"And some of these individuals..are so poor, and so's a sad sight." - Wolf Blitzer

It is certainly to soon to point out the irony in the fact that a city whose famous drink is "The Hurricane" got completely destroyed by one. Furthermore you will definitely NOT get laid this weekend by saying:

"Girl, I'll make you as wet as Bourbon street."
"Damn your beauty is more devastating than Katrina."

So don't do it! It just shows bad taste.

Seriously though if you like me you will do what you can to help. If you do not I will hate you forever. Think about that! Also, a big fuck you to everyone who is trying to spin this situation to make it about race, Iraq, or Bush.

posted by John 10:09PM