29 August 2008

3rd anniversary

With all the excitement of the end of the pre-season and the 2008 NFL season starting in just under a week, it's easy to forget that three years ago today, Hurricane Katrina made landfall, wiping out entire towns along the Gulf Coast, taking over 1800 lives, and causing $110 billion in damages along the Gulf Coast. Three years ago today, the levees broke in New Orleans, flooding the city, while the Bush administration sat on its hands.

People are still suffering. The population of New Orleans, bracing now for a possible Hurricane Gustav landfall, is still down over 100,000 from summer 2005.

The Bush administration wants you to forget. The Republican party wants you to forget.

Don't forget.

And, while you're at it, do something to help.

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