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Katrina Anniversary Memorial (August 3rd Anniversary Reprint Special)

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A year after Katrina (and using one of my better cartoons from earlier this year to commemorate it) and it’s a good idea to review some of the info which is hitting the wires about this disaster which caused more deaths and more destruction than 9/11 to New Orleans, Louisiana and the usually ignored Mississippi, yet wasn’t caused by Islamic extremists, terrorists, or godless liberals. (AP) Democrats cite no-bid Katrina contracts The government awarded 70 percent of its contracts for Hurricane Katrina work without full competition, wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in the process, says a House study released Thursday by Democrats.”

(AP) 4 indicted over Katrina debris removal Just a local bunch of boys, but an indication of just how MUCH fraud is going on down there.

Hezbollah offers Lebanese relief “Hezbollah began doling out $12,000 in lump sums to homeless families last week so they could rent apartments and furniture for a year, he said. Any Lebanese who ventured near a tent set up as Hezbollah emergency headquarters said the offer far outstripped any effort made by Lebanon’s government.” Heck, it outstripped the paltry $2,000 our government doles out to Katrina victims.

(CBC) New Orleans phone book cut in half by Katrina Back in my youth, I’d break phonebooks in half when they were used up to impress people (it’s a trick). I don’t think I could do it to DC’s anymore but wow, New Orleans is down to a size I think I could STILL break in half.

(AP) Who’s to blame for state of New Orleans? At least it didn’t list the sinfulness of the New Orleansians.

(Reuters) Most Katrina claimants satisfied: insurance group Well, they WOULD say that, wouldn’t they? “but lawyers for claimants in one of the states call this figure ‘absurd and misleading.’”

(AP) Bush says Katrina recovery takes time Isn’t that what he said about finding WMDs in Iraq? Guess what, we still haven’t found those.

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Get Out Yer 3D Glasses! Our 3rd Anniversary Toon In 3D!

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(Newsweek) Pounding the Keys “There she was playing her Brahms sonata, while 5,000 miles away the Mideast burned. It was all too tempting for columnists to make snarky references to Nero and his fiddle, and a few did” I was too upset about it last week for a snarky reference in my cartoon, so I’ll make up for it now :)

OK, we know you have a pair of 3D glasses lying around–you know, the red-green or red-blue variety that came with Spy Kids and Fruit Roll-ups (or whatever that concoction was)…lol, if you don’t you should, and if you’re really hard up for them, you can get them at American Paper Optics. Anyway, the RED filter should go over the LEFT eye and the BLUE/GREEN filter over the RIGHT EYE. Not the greatest 3D picture, but I kind of liked the idea of a third anniversary in 3D after seeing JAWS 3D and FRIDAY THE 13TH 3D

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And This Year’s Hank Kissinger “Heartless” Award Goes to Condoleezza Rice!

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Birth pangs, Condi? Oh, please, ordinarily we don’t expect birth pangs to kill off the mother. And to anyone who thinks it’s unfair of me to use Condi’s childlessness against her, that was her choice, as well as her own choice of metaphor. This whole situation makes me ill. I feel as if those two kidnapped Israelis have the dubious honor of becoming the excuse for waging war, not just against Lebanon, but against Syria and Iran as well. The bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities is still pencilled in for this year…

I’m too depressed to list any articles–there are just too many to chose from. But oh yeah, Olmert sent his apologies for killing three UN observers.

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