Saturday, September 10, 2005

Do white people care?

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton tell us that white people in New Orleans wouldn't have been treated this way. Kanye West tells us that Bush hates black people. Michael Moore smugly sneers at us who believe it wasn't about race.

One of the black singers on the hurricane relief celebrity laden fundraiser on TV last night tells us to turn to God, "the slaves and the slavemasters."

The only problem with all these assessments is that no one told President Bush or the American people who happen to be white, that we are suppose to not care.

If the left want to focus on all that went wrong in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, than what went right, then fine. But don't pretend it had anything to do with race.

Bush has done and continues to do more than anyone in history to help disaster victims. White America (as well as middle class blacks and other races, of course) opened up their wallets, their hearts, their time, and their homes to the victims. It didn't matter that they were black, it only mattered that they were humans in need.

If white America seeks to "enslave" black America so much then why did they give so much?

There will always be racists in this world. But the reaction to this tragedy has proven to me once and for all that most people in America are caring people who give what they can to those in need.

So Jackson and Sharpton and all the other camera hounds can play the race card all they want, but the truth is there for all to see. Maybe this is the turning point. Maybe this will prove to the black community once and for all that Democrats have used them for too long for political purposes. Maybe they will see that it is Bush who appointed blacks to the highest positions in the government, because he didn't see their color, only their character. It is the Republicans who see that telling universities to give blacks "extra points' on entry exams is insulting to blacks. They don't need extra points, just opportunity.

Maybe they will see which political party truly respects them.

Maybe change is on the way.


These are the most fascinating pictures I have yet to see from a guy who lived and worked in New Orleans and took pictures throught the whole thing. He has pics of the looters and the water rising. It's easy to click though too. His journal at the bottom is an incredible read as well.

It's a Must See.

via Boing Boing.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Being a Mom.

An e-mail came through our Cotillion from one our Moms that had just ended a frustrating day with a trip to the emergency room, asking if she can retire from being a mom. Her 3 yr old reminded her though:

"Mommy, you're not a girl. You're a mommy." That is sooooo what happens, isn't it?'

I e-mailed the following back and another Cotillion member asked me to blog it. Who am I too refuse a request like that?????

"Such wisdom from a 3 yr old!! That is something our moms never tell us. When WE become moms, the girl in us is whisked away!

To answer your question. No. You cannot retire, you cannot quit, you cannot take a vacation from it, hell, you can't even take a coffee break from it! But, in the end, believe it or not, it is ALL worth it and more. Because in the end what we really did was live a life of love.

Right now it just LOOKS like choas and mayhem, but it's just love dressed up as life."

via The Steel Deal.

Katrina e-mail scammer.

Sortapundit replys. Heh.

Satan speaks.

In a rare interview Satan speaks in the aftermath of Katrina:

"Satan specifically cites the immediate and turbulent race baiting in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

"My approach would have been to just perpetuate the hopeless nature of it all," he says. "More images of desolation, more subtle implications of 'is this what your loving God wants?' Etc. etc. But no, between Randall Robinson, Harry Reid, Jesse Jackson, and my apprentice, Hillary, they've practically driven the people into the church house to pray that none of these people come to power."


Good News.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Friday he believes that within two years, there'll be no further need for U.S. forces there.

Let's hope and pray this happens. 2 yrs is not that long. Then we can finally stop the bickering about the war. That would be nice.

Oh, the filthy rich!

I heard on the local news station this morning about dozens of displaced families from New Orleans staying at a local Motel 8 that were about to be evicted for not paying their bill. This was despite receiving a letter from the Red Cross telling the motel that it would be reimbursed.

It seems a Houstonian heard this and went directly to the motel and wrote a check for $44,000 to pay for another month for the families.

Good God! You just have to hate those greedy rich people!! They deserve to be in the 36% income tax bracket!!!! They deserve to have any money they inherit, or leave to inherit, taxed TWICE!

Then there are these kind of rich people.

Funny and Sweet.

Trying to find a lighter side here, I stumbled upon this true story from a New Orleans man who did NOT want to evacuate:

"Michael O'Donoghue, a denizen of New Orleans' Lower Garden District, claimed the harrowing distinction of being evacuated, escaping, returning home and facing evacuation again.

O'Donoghue, 64, likened his four-day Superdome stay to imprisonment.

"Tuesday, I made a couple of breaks but they brought me back," he said. "I finally escaped Thursday."

His house is livable, O'Donoghue insisted, and "once you put yourself in the hands of the government, you could end up in Utah."

UTAH!!!??? GOD FORBID!!!!!.....Heh.

A sweet story:

"A problem-solver from Baton Rouge, La., came up with a nifty solution Wednesday to the classic animal problem: people who won't evacuate New Orleans without their pets vs. rescuers who won't take pets.

Carlos Padial rented a bus after he learned that a friend's daughter, Robin Schaffer, 43, was car-less in New Orleans with her two cats. Padial won the governor's permission to enter the city and take out a busload of pets and their owners. Schaffer promoted the opportunity far and wide. A local radio station got wind of it.

When Padial arrived, he hung banners on the bus: "Pet Loving People." The bus filled and Padial was off like Noah."

Where is this story?

I was beginning to think I was the only one asking this question. But it seems Hugh Hewitt even went to the source to ask it:

"The Fox News Channel's Major Garrett made another appearance on the program this evening, following up on his blockbuster story yesterday. Among other things, Garrett got confirmation from the head of the Red cross --on camera-- of the Louisiana State Department of Homeland Security's blocking of the delivery of relief supplies to the Superdome and the Convention Center. In addition, Garrett received confirmation from senior Salvation Army officials in Washington, D.C. that the Salvation Army's efforts at supplying the evacuees were also repeatedly blocked. Radioblogger will have the transcript up later, but the key takeaway was when I asked Garrett if characterizing Louisian's preparation for the storm as "abysmal" was accurate and he confirmed that indeed it was. Read the whole thing.

I also asked Garrett why no other network is on this story. He can't offer an answer for that, even though he points out that this isn't a hard story to get, and Fox News needn't be credited. All CNN has to do (or MSNBC or CBS) is call the Red Cross and get a camera over there.

Of course that would interfere with the "blame Bush" conclusion being pushed by Jacked-up Jack Cafferty and Campbell Brown etc."

I had a commenter here who kept saying that the news he was reading claimed that the Red Cross had been kept out by FEMA. It seems that some news sources saw "Department of Homeland Security" in the part that said "Lousiana Dept. of Homeland Security" and assumed it was the federal branch and part of FEMA and got the story wrong.

Why is this important? Why is it important to understand why people didn't get water when they needed it? It's important so people can't write irresponsible things like THIS.

*I want to add that nothing has EVER convinced me of msm bias than this story. For days we were subjected to the trembling anger of Tim Russert, Keith Olbermann, Shepard Smith, and dozens of editorials about the hurricane victims lacking food and water for DAYS! How could this happen in America?? We were asked over and over. We finally get an answer to that question and Tim, Keith, and Shep are nowhere to be found. When they thought it was Bush's fault it was the lead, but when it is proven it was not, they don't even mention it. Since Tuesday when the story broke, I have looked and looked and could not find one mention of it in any msm news other than the one who broke the story, Fox News.

If this story is a lie or a spin, then THAT should be the story. But there is NO excuse for ignoring this story. NONE. Except for the glaring explanation, which is the media bias.

Real or Parody?

It took me a few minutes of reading this before I realized it was parody since it so closely resembles so many far left sites.

It is parody, right?

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Americans know It isn't about race.

I just saw a quick clip on TV of Howard Dean saying that what happened in New Orleans had everything to do with race and class. I have been looking for the quote, but I can't find it. Update: I found the quote here.

“We must ... come to terms with the ugly truth that skin color, age and economics played a deadly role in who survived and who did not,”

Considering that the vast majority of those who "survived" were black and poor, I think that Dean may be losing what is left of his mind.

Last night Bill O'Reilly had a black columnist from a black national newspaper on and she stated that the policies of Bush prove he is racist. Bill ask her for one example of this and she came up with nothing. She just started in on the hurricane.

If this is going to be a talking point on the Democrat side, take some advice from me. It will backfire on you. You are not going to convince America that Bush doesn't care about black people (as Kanye West tells us) when he is doing more to help the victims of hurricane Katrina (who are mostly black) than anyone could. Let's look at what he has done.

Victims were set up in shelters across the country with beds, food, drinks, and medical care. Everything from phones, job fairs, help with forms to fill out for unemployment, WIC, ect.. were given. Schools were opened for the children, school supplies given, and now $2000 check cards for everyone to get started. And this list is just a partial list. Bush signed off 10 billion just to begin helping.

Does this sound like a man who doesn't like black people? (we won't even go into his appointment for cabinet-level positions)

Americans are not stupid. Howard Dean can spin this any way he wishes, but people can clearly see on their TV's that Bush is doing EVERYTHING possible to help these people. And you know he isn't doing it because he figures they voted for him. We all know that 90% didn't. So this isn't about votes, it's about caring.

Despite the onslaught of criticism on Bush for the last week from the msm, a recent CNN/Gallup Poll shows that only 13% thought the Katrina aftermath was Bush's fault.

Democrats will do well not to tow this line. Dean is wrong. And you all know it. Race had NOTHING to do with this tragedy.

The American people know this.

A terrible force of nature and the terrible nature of man.

Here are some questions I asked myself regarding the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and maybe you did too:

"What explains bands of thugs using a natural disaster as an excuse for an orgy of looting, armed robbery, and rape? What causes unruly mobs to storm the very buses that have arrived to evacuate them, causing the drivers to speed away, frightened for their lives? What causes people to attack the doctors trying to treat patients at the Superdome?
Why are people responding to natural destruction by causing further destruction? Why are they attacking the people who are trying to help them?

The Intellectual Activist asks these questions and answers them.

It's a must read folks.

This is great news.

HOUSTON -- The number of hurricane evacuees staying at Houston shelters fell from 25,800 to just over 8,000 as people are finding relatives to stay with or alternative housing, relief officials said Wednesday. via Star Telegram
I was a bit worried that people would be just sitting there in shock and then what? I wondered, did this many people have no one to turn to? No family, no friends? It is wonderful to know that they are finding loved ones to stay with. Once someone is living with a more nurturing environment, then they can start to rebuild their lives.

One reason might be
Continental Airlines has set up stations at each of the shelters, and Houston's largest airline is offering free tickets to any shelter resident seeking to relocate to one of 48 states. If one had family far away and no money, it was all but impossible to get there. SBC had set up phone lines in the Astrodome so people could call their relatives and friends, It does my heart good to see so many companies doing so much for these people. Houston also opened two empty schools today to accomodate the children at the Astrodome and sent school buses there today to pick them up for their first day of school here.


Interesting Timing.

UN Chief Annan accepts responsiblity for the food for oil scandal. Yep. This would be the time I would expect him to announce this. Just when the U.S. is focused on a huge tragedy. The sad thing is that he will be probably get away with it and not be forced to resign.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Some Answers.

I listened to the news tonight and it doesn't look good for the local government in Louisiana. The first glaring mistake was when Gov. Blanco refused to give federal authority for the disaster to President Bush when he asked for it. This tied the hands of many agencies, including FEMA, who had to wait for permission from Gov. Blanco to act and she was clearly overwhelmed.

It seems the Red Cross WAS there with supplies of food and water for the people at the Superdome and Convention Center and the highways , but the Louisiana Dept. of Homeland Security told them they COULD NOT give relief supplies out for fear of it creating a magnet for thousands of others to come to the Superdome or Convention Center.

It was a bureacratic nightmare.

I want to add that I get no satisfaction that those on the hard left, who were screaming that it was all Bush's fault that the people got no water and food, were wrong. The people still suffered and placing blame won't change that.

But now we know who to be mad at...the Louisana Dept. of Homeland Security. The federal government is not allowed to take control if it is not given by the State. If we want that to be different we better decide that now before the next disaster.

Update: More here.

Check out this week at The Cotillion!!!!!!

Well, no wonder they couldn't respond!

American Hostage Rescued!

Roy Hallums, a hostage in Iraq since November, was rescued by our boys!

Good news! Hat tip to MisterPundit


Ralph sent me this very interesting map of New Orleans that explains the past floods and how the city was built. Basically everything you would want to know in a geographic sense. You can download a larger version too.

"Bill Clinton, Shutup," says Huffington....

Because I am trying to teach the peasants something here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

My thoughts on the aftermath of Katrina.

After reading the partisan bickering around the blogosphere regarding the aftermath of Katrina, I realized I wasn't going to get any answers that way. So I started surfing some non-partisan blogs of people I respect and here are the things that bother me the most and I don't care whose fault anyone thinks it was, we have to find out exactly whose fault it was and smack them. (And I am sure many a commenter will let me know who they think is responsible, but don't bother)

First of all, if it is true that the people in the Superdome were LOCKED IN, then that is just reprehensible!!! And I don't care if it was for their "own safety." That just makes my blood boil!!

It seems to me, by all that I have read, that the 1st responders were so focused on rescue and recovery they weren't thinking of the people they assumed were safe in the Superdome and on highways. I honestly don't think FEMA or the National Guard or the police or whoever had anyone watching the news. If they had, then they would have been more aware of the food and water situation on the ground. That was a big mistake that I hope we never make again. There was obviously no communication between the local and federal authorities. That is a mistake we should never make again.

The head of FEMA isn't looking too good in my book. From the looks of things, he wasn't too honest with the press. I understand that this was an unprecendented tragedy, but it isn't the time or place to cover your ass at all costs. Just be honest. If you don't know why your people didn't get the message about people needing food and water, then just say that. Don't make things up.

The other thing that burns me up is the rampant crime that was allowed to happen. It seems we got it under control in a matter of days, but those days must have been terrifying for the innocent people who experienced it! The shootings and rapes that occurred in the Superdome just makes one sick. Should the police or National Guard have known it would be that bad? I don't know, but I understand now why the people I spoke with at the Astrodome were all saying they would never return to New Orleans.

The final thing. We all agree that all the people should have evacuated. Yes, the buses should have been used. But had that ever been done before? And where would they have bused them? If there is one lesson that the whole country learned is that when the city says go, YOU GO. I don't think it does any good to blame the people who stayed though. If the levees hadn't broken, then it would have been fine. Hindsight is 20/20. I don't remember anyone jumping up and down on Sunday screaming for the people to get out. Telling people to come to the Superdome sends the message that it's ok to stay though. So I don't know WHAT the answer should have been.

Bottom line here is that people were treated terribly. I heard that when people tried to walk away from the Superdome guns were pointed at them. If true, then shame. Shame! That is NOT how I want America to keep me safe. Don't point the guns at us! I understand a bit better why many people who have listened to the stories are so ticked off. But they shouldn't see some big sinister plot behind it. This was a combination of a terrible force of nature and the terrible nature of man.

We seem to be redeeming ourselves here though. Giving and loving those who lost so much. I hope nothing like this ever happens again. But the only way we can be assured of that is to not just blame the other "party," but to look closely at the situation and who did what and just CHANGE IT.

The Wild Wild (Warmhearted) West.

The Weekly Standard compares New Orleans to Houston. but here is the best part:

"It is now no surprise that Houston is the place where in days they built a new city in and around the Astrodome, that has taken in 25,000 refugees from New Orleans, and is planning to feed, house, employ, and relocate most of them. Houston is the place where the heads of all the religious groups in the city--Baptists and Catholics, Muslims and Jews--came together to raise $4.4 million to feed the evacuees for 30 days, and to supply 720 volunteers a day to prepare and serve meals. If New Orleans was where the Third World broke through, Houston was where the First World began beating it back, and asserting its primacy. Are we surprised that the star of this show has been Texas, home of Karl Rove and both Bushes, widely despised by the glitterati as sub-literate, biased, oppressive, and retrograde? No."

Perhaps the reason why we Texans don't buy all the Bush bashing is because we know where he came from. We know who he was. We know why he feels the most at home chopping wood at his Ranch in the 99 degree heat. We know his accent isn't fake and neither is his goodness.

What does it mean to be from Texas? It means an outpouring of love and support. It means money, food, clothing, toys, and the opening of homes and hearts.

I haven't heard one complaint about the influx of people here. I haven't heard one complaint about the increase in classroom size in the city of Houston schools. Everyone I know is looking for ways to help. Every corporation I know is giving employees time off to volunteer and they are giving and giving.

I heard on the news today that they had planned on bringing in Cruise ships into the port of Galveston (35 minutes away) to place some of the refugees. They REFUSED. They said they didn't want to leave Houston. I couldn't believe it! Who wouldn't want to be on a cruise ship???? But perhaps they knew that all the love and the caring they needed was right where they were. They knew they had the helping hand they needed right in front of them.

Bush is Texas and we know what that means. Now the world knows what that means.

Michelle Malkin is calling this "Operation Red Cup." Too funny.

Let me sum up the week of msm for you....

1) Hurricane Katrina-very bad.

2) Hurricane caused by global warming-Bush's fault.

3) Black people suffering-Bush's fault.

4) FEMA-too slow. Shame. Shame.

5) Looting and mayhem in New Orleans-Bush's fault.

6) Reporters going for the Pulizter. Facts be damned.

7) Help pouring in-From where? Can't mention it because it includes Bush and white people with money and generous hearts.

8) Did Mississippi and Alabama get hit too?

9) FEMA-too slow. Nation shocked. We thought govt. agencies worked efficently and quickly.

10) Everything is Bush's fault.

Is God Mad?

I had some e-mail from my earlier post where I dismissed the notion that God was punishing New Orleans. Here are a few more who believe that. I just don't believe that. God gave us a world of nature and physics. We live among those things. But I had a few e-mails suggesting that it was indeed God. I jokingly said that if God wanted to punish a city for their sin, Los Angeles would have been smited long ago. (It's where we get all our porn)

That being said, this bit of errie warning seems to be prophetic. He still hasn't convinced me, but it never hurts to "cleanse" ourselves even without the fear of catastrophic events.

via Drudge.

The ever funny.....

Wuzzadem.... Go. Enjoy. You deserve a few laughs after the mudslinging we have been witness to.

Who said this?

The following was said in an interview on CNN on Sept. 1st:

"The people in the Superdome are in a special position. And let me say, I've been going to New Orleans for over 50 years. There's no place on earth I love more. They went into the Superdome, not because of the flooding, but because we thought the hurricane was going to hit New Orleans smack dab and they'd be safe in there if they didn't leave town.

What happened was, when the levee broke and the town flooded, what did it do? It knocked out the electricity and it knocked out the sewage. They're living in hellacious conditions. They would be better off under a tree than being stuck there. You can't even breathe in that place now.

So I understand why they're so anxiety-ridden. But they have to understand, by the time it became obvious that they were in the fix they were in, there were a lot of other problems, too. There were people -- they were worried about people drowning that had to be taken off roofs."

He went on:

"All I'm saying is the way they got stuck there, I see why they feel the way they do. But the people that put them there did it because they thought they were saving their lives. And then when the problems showed up, they had a lot of other people to save. Now they've got hundreds of buses."

"I think that's important to point out. Because when you say that they should have done this, that or the other thing first, you can look at that problem in isolation, and you can say that.

But look at all the other things they had to deal with. I'm telling you, nobody thought this was going to happen like this. But what happened here is they escaped -- New Orleans escaped Katrina. But it brought all the water up the Mississippi River and all in the Pontchartrain, and then when it started running and that levee broke, they had problems they never could have foreseen

And so I just think that we need to recognize right now there's a confident effort under way. People are doing the best they can. And I just don't think it's the time to worry about that. We need to keep people alive and get them back to life -- normal life."

Let me put it this way, I never thought I would agree with him or that he would put common sense over politics.

This sums it up nicely.

Powerline puts it in perspective for us.

I want to add that my family lives in Mississippi. Mississippi hasn't been getting any press, but whole towns were also destroyed there. You haven't been hearing much because the local govt there did do an incredible job. While the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Lousiana were busy sniping at each other and at the President, The Governor of Mississippi and other prominent politicans were stepping up to the plate and providing leadership. We didn't have the deaths in Mississippi despite the destruction because most people heeded the warnings and left. And please don't try and tell me that Mississippi doesn't have it's share of the poor and elderly, yet they managed to leave. Jackson doubled it's population. And did you know that the city of Jackson was without electricity all week? Including the shelters. Not to mention all the towns that were destroyed and left empty. Yet we hear of no rioting and looting.

My Mom said she had never seen the state come together like this and help so many people at their hour of need. She said the Governor had done an outstanding job of leadership.

What is the difference here between the state government of Lousiana and the state government of Mississippi?

I'll let you figure it out.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Surprise Headine from ABC News.

Poll: Bush Not Taking Brunt of Katrina Criticism

Considering the enormous amount of distortions and criticisms heaped upon Bush for the last week, I am shocked at this. I thought it would take a while for the usual cleanup after the msm does it's dirty work for people to see how it really all played out, but it seems that even when it seems the entire media was out to lay this tragedy at Bush's feet, the people of America seem to understand that the real villian here is a hurricane named Katrina.

I just can't wrap my mind around this...

... "Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!"
-- Michael Moore

via Ace.

So, if a hurricane hits a city that is populated by mostly white people then we enact the super secret Karl Rove nose twitch that immediately lifts all people from the devastated region, right?

I find it hard to believe that anyone takes Michael Moore seriously. Does he honestly believe that the Bush administration looked around during and after the hurricane and said, "well, it's just black people, let's just sit on this a bit." Come on!!! Are these people insane? What more could have been done??? Really. And if you can come up with an answer to that one, then tell me if you think it WOULD have been done had the people been white.

Making this a race thing is just reprehensible. If this were about race and if we Republicans didn't care about the victims here, then why are we the ones volunteering to serve meals, drop off donations, and donate money along with our Democrat friends????

Michael Moore's voice is the one I was referring to earlier that is taking over the Democrat party. Is there no brave (and sane) Democrat out there to smack him down over this? Anyone??? Anywhere????

The French Quarter Will Rise Again.

Back in college I went quite a few times to New Orleans. It was a short 4 hour road trip from Ole Miss. I went to Mardi Gras and I have been many times since then for various conventions.

I have always loved New Orleans. It is so southern, so historic, so charming, and so......creepy. Yes. Creepy. Along with the wonderful things about it, it has always had a dark underbelly. I have a love/hate relationship with the likes of Bourbon street. I have had my share of fun there, but the seedy strip joints and the overtly sexual party that Mardi Gras has become is disturbing, not only because it involves drunk young women who lose their minds as they drink their strong concoctions, but there doesn't seem to be any gentlemen left to make sure they aren't taken advantage of.

But the beauty and uniqueness of New Orleans has always far exceeded it's dark side.

As you can read here, the French Quarter survived pretty well. The rebuilding will start there and I think they will insist on opening that part of the city up long before the rest is even close to being ready.

We who love this city will be itching for the Jazz music that soothes our souls, for the spicy food that we crave, and for the slow southern style of a place rich with memories and ghosts of a time past that seem to float around you as you walk the city.

Chief Justice Roberts?

All I can say is Roberts must have always been a very very good boy his whole life. The left hasn't been able to dig up any dirt on him (and believe me, they have tried) so it will make that particular spot easier to fill.

Who do you think will be nominated now? Any guesses?

A Must Read.

Go here. Trust me. I have't let you down yet, have I?

via Darleen

Listening to Jabbar Gibson, the 20 yr who "borrowed" a schoolbus to drive out of New Orleans to Houston, on Fox News was inspiring to hear. He had never driven a bus, and he picked up everyone he could until it was packed and they all shared gas money. The people at the Astrodome probably didn't know what to think when he drove in, but they let him in, God bless Tx!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Rest In Peace.

Supreme Court Justice Rehnquist was an incredible man and a true intellectual. I will always admire him for his dissent in Roe v. Wade.

A few facts regarding Roe v. Wade that you may or may not be aware. Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the case is an active pro-lifer now. In her autobiography, "Won By Love," she describes how she was used by the pro-choice movement and was told to lie about being raped. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist who was a leader in NARAL during Roe v. Wade, is now an active pro-lifer. He admits that NARAL lied about polls taken a the time and about the number of illegal abortions being performed at the time and lied about the number of women dying of illegal abortion. Read about that here.

Basically, it is a fact that Roe was based on lies.

Rehnquist couldn't have known that at the time of course, but his dissent marked the beginning of a long and distinguished career of common sense and common decency.

Good News!!!

Merck donates $1 million
Lowe's adds another million
ING's U.S. Operations Contribute $1 Million
Xerox to Donate More Than $2 Million in Cash, Equipment, Services
Australia offers $10 million in aid
More than 30 of the evacuees are staying with Hamilton resident Darlene Rutledge in her three-bedroom Seventh Street apartment
Networks unite for Katrina telethon
Best Buy matching in-store contributions
WalMart and GE have each pledged 15 million.

via ASV

New Orleans Couple Reunited With Baby
Miracle reunion: 'This is how awesome God is"Katrina victims' prayer answeredBrothers come to rescue of stranded neighboursRaymond Arroyo, Mother Angelica and Hurricane Katrina
A Mother's Prayers AnsweredStories of joy emerge, even from chaosChicago Man Gives Loft To Evacuated Family

via Michelle Malkin

Let me add my own bit of good news. The Astrodome had 2500 volunteers show up yesterday!!!!!! 1000 on Friday! They had had so many people dropping off donations that they had to ask them to stop because of the traffic jam! They asked them to instead drop them off at donation centers (which are EVERYWHERE you turn in this town) so they can be taken down in one swoop.

I am very proud of my city right now. VERY PROUD. And I can tell you from personal discussions with the victims of hurrican Katrina, these people are VERY grateful. They feel that this country truly does love them. I heard that over and over.

So don't let the naysayers get you down. We are a wonderful people. The light will chase away the darkness my friends.

Don't ever doubt that.


Let's look at the facts.

Protein Wisdom has every link, the explanation of where, why, and who was suppose to do what in the post hurricane reaction. Read the whole thing. Go to all the links. It explains MUCH.

The pathetic thing is that we have to waste time proving that, although mistakes were certainly made, everything that could be done, was done as far as humanly possible. As Jeff points out in his comments: "I’m not interested in politicizing this; I’m interested in preventing those who’ve been trying to politicize this from succeeding in doing so.


It doesn't matter what the left throws to stick on the wall, Bush will ignore them as he rightly does, and he will continue on to do everything in his power to get the good people of New Orleans and the coast back on their feet.

Because that is the kind of man he is.

The Truth.

The comments in the thread below is a perfect example of all that is wrong in politics today.

I think in this tragedy there were many many mistakes made both in the local, state, and federal govt. We never had a castrophe like this before and it is understandable that big mistakes would happen. We can now learn from them.

But maybe not.

Because everyone is trying SO DAMN hard to place blame and people are making stuff up (on the left and right) and the people on each side will believe what makes their side look best. It makes me want to puke.

The only thing that is crystal clear to me is that the Democrat left STARTED this blame game even as this tragedy was still unfolding. You saw a weak spot and you decided to take a shot. Everything from the right since then has been defensive. So we will play this partisan game of blame for God knows how long. The divide in this country will become even more hateful and apparent. One thing I am sure of is that if the Democrat left had not politicized this tragedy from the start, you would NOT be hearing how it was all the local govt. fault from the right. We would not have brought politics into something like this. Which is the difference that keeps me Republican.

I hope you on the left are proud of that. Because you can't deny one started it.

Fox v. CNN

I commented on another post how different it was watching CNN cover the hurricane tragedy than it was watching Fox News cover it. Shepard Smith's anger and slam down of Bill O'Reilly seems to have the left estatic as well as confused. Geraldo's breakdown also has them experiencing those conflicting emotions. Aren't these reporters robonewsmen for Murdoch? Aren't they under the mindmeld of Rove???? Could this mean that...gulp....Fox News really is fair and balanced???

Well, the best comparing of the 2 news giants I have found is here.