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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
The name Katrina means pure. In this case Katrina means pure hell.
Glenn Reynolds has a list of charities.
Water, water everywhere: We've found the focus of our hurricane relief efforts -- one of our longtime "pet" causes -- the Animal Rescue League of Boston. As part of a national network in collaboration with the American Humane Association, ARL Boston dispatched a team of four specialists in two vehicles from their Dedham facility this morning and headed for Nashville, where they will set up a base of operations and then move out from there to wherever they can do the most good in the coming days to deliver disaster relief to displaced animals.
RedState.org details the corporations which are pumping major help in the relief efforts in Corporate America: Not Evil
Lorie is reminded of another flood in Flashback -- Hurricane Floyd 1999. Great photo.
Let's clear up one lie right now. Our Guardsmen on duty in Iraq -- and at home: First, let us note that the National Guard Bureau some time ago committed to the various state governors to keep approximately 50% of Guard strength undeployed for precisely these situations. Second, let us note that of the stricken states now, roughly 60% of their Guard strength is available for disaster duty now.
And because we need to hear some good news, A Small Victory is posting stories out of NO/Mississippi. Good stories. Stories of people helping each other, people reuniting with loved ones, companies opening their wallets wide, things like that. And pictures, too. Pictures of animals being rescued or families hugging. Feel good stuff.
I guess no news is good news?
GOOD NEWS. This isn't flood news, but I couldn't let pass AnkleBitingPundits' scrutiny of the latest poll numbers on Bush. Once Again We Expose a Bogus MSM Poll: Once again, the Washington Post has taken another slanted poll, and used it to write a story about what it might mean for the 2006 mid-term elections. And once again it's up to us to point out the problems with trying to relate the poll results to what might happen come election day.