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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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If He Was So Engaged, Why Didn’t He Ask Any Questions?

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(AP) Ex-FEMA Chief Says Bush Was Overconfident

(AP) Analysis: Video Explains U.S. Frustration

(AFP) New video shows Bush given strong disaster warnings before Katrina

(Reuters) N.Orleans mayor “shocked” by pre-Katrina Bush video

(AP) Democrats Renew Calls for Katrina Probe

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