1/01/2006

Daily Kos: 2005: Never Forget Katrina

2005: Never Forget ...
by DarkSyde
Thu Dec 29, 2005 at 06:14:21 PM PDT

The comments below were collected from the Katrina Diaries.... They're brutal, they're real, they're amazingly ahead of traditonal media. Offered here on behalf of those who can now never be heard, so that we never forget them.
Wed 8/31 two days after

I don't have any words left, I'm too angry. by demkat620 on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 04:49:58 AM PDT

It took me, as well, to hear a reporter crying talking about people screaming for help and dogs wailing and trapped in electrical cords to post yesterday's fundraising diary. And now it's with me - stuck there. by RenaRF on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 05:20:06 AM PDT

[I saw] were two screen captures from yahoo news. One-a white couple walking through water with bags of food captioned: "people found food". Two-a black guy walking through water with bag of food:"looter. No lie. I felt physically ill. by JLongs on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 05:53:37 AM PDT

NPR's coverage of New Orleans this morning lead with "President Cuts Short Vacation" to return to Washington. Oh and by the way the levees broke. by frostieb on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 08:15:57 AM PDT

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Moving.

That last comment was made on Wednesday morning: Five Days after Kossacks begin warning residents to run for their lives, coordinating evacuee accommodations, updating the storm's progress, predicting with preternatural accuracy the devastation that would ensue, and organizing relief efforts. That comment was made hours and hours before a slew of hastily scheduled appearances of Federal Officials began parading across our TV screens alternating saying they were doing a heckuva job while whining that no one could have predicted this disaster or that the news papers on Tuesday said everything was OK. They were lying of course, lying blatently through their teeth. Lying Fucking Weasels.

Katrina was a disaster, the aftermath a nightmare, the response a catastrophe. I wish it had never happened. But I was so very proud to be a part of this community when it did and honored to be among you.

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